Headset Audio Controller - 3rd Party Headset Compatibility

 The Ear Force Headset Audio Controller (HAC) and Ear Force Headset Audio Controller Plus (HAC Plus) were designed for use with Turtle Beach headsets only. However, 3rd-party headsets that are compatible with Microsoft's Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter should also work properly with our HAC and HAC Plus, as each has a standard 3.5mm 4-pole headset jack. The Headset Audio Controller and Headset Audio Controller Plus are distinct in that they feature a Bass Boost Control and Mic Monitoring. The Headset Audio Controller Plus also features game and mic presets, along with Superhuman Hearing.

Headsets whose microphones have relatively low output (such as ear buds) may not work their best through the Headset Audio Controller. While Turtle Beach headsets have been thoroughly tested to work well with the HAC and HAC Plus, we cannot guarantee optimal results using our Headset Audio Controllers with other manufacturers' headsets.

If you intend to use the Headset Audio Controller or Headset Audio Controller Plus for game audio and chat, you will need a passive headset with a 3.5mm 4-pole connection. For more information, please see the following article:

How to Use the Headset Audio Controller - Buttons and Controls

If you intend to use the Headset Audio Controller for chat audio only, you will need a 2.5mm-to-3.5mm cable such as our PS4 Talkback Cable.


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