Originally Posted by VanillaCena
I see no need to explain myself, since I never once argued that they shouldn't
solder an audio chip to the board.
Yes you did. At first you said the problem was cost. When that was proven wrong you took the position that audio jacks are just unnecessary because we can just buy expensive equipment anyways, which is a contradiction but ok.
The only thing proprietary in the Xbox One, in regards to audio, is the jack on the controller. This proprietary limitation does not stop you from using headphones for game audio.
As I've said numerous times, the only thing stopping you is the lack of a receiver. The proprietary nature of the controller's audio jack has nothing to do with this.
Again, an expensive receiver isn't necessary when a small chip included in the console can fulfill the same purpose and probably do better at it as well. Also, how do I plug my separate mic into the receiver?
Should they add a headphone jack? Sure! Would they? Probably not, since it ups costs for both them and the consumer in the end. I guess it's not worth it for the small minority of console gamers that use headphones.
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
Because the hardware required to properly drive a proper set of cans would increase the cost of the system. Don't get me wrong, I would love to use my cans on a console, and would spend the few extra bucks on a premium system that could support them. Unfortunately, we are the minority....
The cost myth has been thoroughly busted more than once in this thread. It already costs console makers more to include headsets, proprietary audio jacks and encrypted mini usb ports than a simple audio chip and set of headphone jacks would. This would obviously benefit the user, we would certainly have much better options, but then MS and Sony couldn't make all the extra cash on licensing and royalties.
Originally Posted by TheBlindDeafMute
THIS x 10000000000000
Its definitely a crime. The market for aftermarket headsets on consoles is huge, however, limited by bad choices.Edited by InfoWarrior - 6/27/13 at 3:53pm