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Taken from - http://www.kitguru.net/channel/benjamin/xbox-one-wont-ship-with-free-headset/
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Yesterday Microsoft Staff announced to ArsTechnica “Xbox One does not include a pack-in headset accessory. Each Xbox One includes the new Kinect sensor, with a highly sensitive multi-array [of] microphones designed to enable voice inputs and chat as a system-level capability, both in-game and with Skype and other experiences.
“For gamers who prefer a headset, we have a variety of offerings that you can find on the Xbox Wire,” they said.

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It looks as if the audio of other gamers will be sent through your television or speakers, along with the in game audio. It also would appear that the option to adjust chat volume or mute your voice on the fly may not be offered with the new system. Xbox 360 headsets are not compatible with the Xbox One either, so you can’t use your old headset.



Well at least your friends and family can now hear the whiny 14 year old hurl homophobic abuse at you and other people around you.
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How is this different to the 360?..

The 360 plays audio through your TV if you don't have s headset.

The One will have headsets shortly after launch. They have already confirmed this.

This is a pointless article.
Edited by IcedEarth - 6/26/13 at 3:31am
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Though each console will have a kinect integrated microphone since day one. So in other words, everybody in mulitplayer will have mic capabilities right out of the box
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Taken from - http://www.kitguru.net/channel/benjamin/xbox-one-wont-ship-with-free-headset/
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Well at least your friends and family can now hear the whiny 14 year old hurl homophobic abuse at you and other people around you.

LMAO, yeah! My mom can now hear how every 12 year old on the planet has put it to her on a semi-regular basis!!!
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How is this different to the 360?..

The 360 plays audio through your TV if you don't have s headset.

The One will have headsets shortly after launch. They have already confirmed this.

This is a pointless article.

The main issue people are pointing out is that if you scream XBOX OFF down your kinect and it blasts out the speakers will other peoples Xbox's turn off?

Also the system for headsets is proprietary.
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How is this different to the 360?

 

Because the Xbox 360 comes with a headset in the box.

 

I hope I don't need to tell you why listening to voice chat through speakers rather than a headset is bad. Also Kinect as a mic?

 

I think this is a really bad decision personally.

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post #7 of 93
They need to push their spy box, don't blame them for not including a headset. But I wonder if Kinect is able to pick up your voice in a room full of noise.
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I would be worried about feedback on the mic, it will either have really low gain and you have to be close or they somehow implemented a software solution based on phase comparation/elimination I guess.
Would love to see how this works.
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Because the Xbox 360 comes with a headset in the box.

I hope I don't need to tell you why listening to voice chat through speakers rather than a headset is bad. Also Kinect as a mic?

I think this is a really bad decision personally.

Not all of them come with one. I bought the 4GB version around Christmas last year and no headset came with it. If I recall correctly the only ones that come with headsets are the bundles.

On topic, this isn't really surprising to me. Same strategy with the 360 so why worry now? Probably for the best anyway seeing as how the headset included in a 360 bundle is pretty sad.
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LMAO, yeah! My mom can now hear how every 12 year old on the planet has put it to her on a semi-regular basis!!!
haha love it !
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