Elite 800 - Compatibility With Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles do not have a S/PDIF Optical Out audio port. Due to this, the Elite 800 headset requires an alternate setup when used with these consoles.

When using the Xbox Series X|S, it is necessary to use an optical output from either your TV or Receiver.  An added benefit of this setup is the ability to listen to any audio your TV would normally play even if it’s not through the Xbox Series X|S.

If your TV/Receiver has a digital optical audio output (typically labeled as Digital OutSPDIF Out or Optical Out) then connect your Elite 800 Transmitter’s to this port on your TV/Receiver.

On some TVs, the Optical Digital output is disabled by default; you may need to go into your TV's settings menu and enable that output. The exact names of the settings will vary widely between TV models; you'll need to go to the TV's Audio or Sound settings, look for where to control the outputs, and enable the Digital Optical audio output. Set the format of the output to Bitstream, Surround, or equivalent. If you have a choice between Fixed and Variable level, select the Fixed level option.

This port is usually illuminated by a red light and may be covered by a rubber 'flap'. The image below shows an uncovered optical output.


Once the optical cable is connected to your Elite 800 base unit, and the headset and base unit are paired, go into the Xbox Series X|S settings and follow the instructions below:

1. While in the Home screen, press the Xbox button on the controller. You'll see the following screen:


2. Navigate to the Profile & System Tab, and select "Settings".


3. Go to General >> Volume & Audio Output


4. Set Optical Audio to Bitstream Out.

Bitstream_Out.png5. Set Bitstream Format to Dolby Digital.

**NOTE: Do NOT select DTS Digital Sound. The Elite 800 is designed to accept Dolby Digital content for the best possible audio experience.**