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I recently got an Xbox One controller with the 3.5 MM headset jack. It works exactly as you would expect and shows up as an audio device with mic in and headphone out in Windows when you plug a headset into the controller. I tried connecting my Logitech G430 headset & a cheap off brand headset to the controller with a headphone/microphone splitter. It seems to work but the volume output of the microphone is very quiet even with it's level turned all the way up in windows settings. Is there a good headset I can buy to use for this purpose with a hotter microphone? It would also be good if it used a single 3.5mm jack for both mic and output so I don't have to use the splitter.

I really want to stick with this setup because I am using the controller on my media center PC hooked up to my TV with steam in home streaming and I am trying to make everything wireless as I have a puppy that likes to chew and trip over cords. It seems like using this port on the controller is the easiest solution.
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If you want wireless instead of getting a wired headset that would hook up to the controller... why not just get an actual wireless headset?

Astro A50
Logitech G930
Corsair H2100
Corsair Void

And there are many, many others out there... depends on how much you want to spend, what features you looking for and where you are located...
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I was hoping not to spend a whole lot. Wireless headsets seem pretty expensive, That's why I was trying to avoid buying one. I was eyeing the new Turtle Beach Recon 50X that will plug right in to the controller but it doesn't seem very high quality. I wish there was a way I could make it work with my Logitech headset. It's quite comfortable and has great sound. The strange part of the whole thing is the controller just installs as a generic audio device. It works but it doesn't really give you many configuration options.
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Yeah the headset ya got is a pretty decent one to be honest... The wireless one from Logitech I posted there is 79 but in sales I have seen it at 60~65 before. So maybe get someone to buy ya old headset and invest in a wireless one. Or ya could buy a very large for example 25" extension 3.5mm cable and route it so that is comfortable for you on the couch bypassing the controller but still using your headset directly into the PC

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But with two of those you are down $25 or so...
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Gotta do wireless. Got a new puppy that will no doubt either trip over or chew on the cords.
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