How to Use an Xbox 360 Headset on a Computer

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How to Use an Xbox 360 Headset on a Computer
With the use of a simple, cheap adaptor you can use your Xbox 360 headset with your computer. (headset image by Dron from

The Xbox 360 comes with a convenient headset that allows gamers to send voice messages to friends, and also strategise, taunt, and talk to teammates and foes in the battlefield. While it was specially designed for the Xbox 360 with a 2.5mm connector (versus the 3.5mm norm for computers), if you have the right adaptor (see Reference), you can use your Xbox 360 headset on your computer. Once converted to the proper connection, the Xbox 360 headset will work just like a standard PC headset.

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Things you need

  • 2.5mm Headset to PC adaptor

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    Take your Xbox 360 headset adaptor cable, your Xbox 360 headset, and then connect the two via your headset's output plug and your cable's input plug.

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    Connect it to your computer by plugging the red (or pink) end into the pink "Mic in" port, and the green end into the green "Audio out" port. These ports can usually be found on the front of your computer case and also in the back on your sound card.

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    Open up your PC game or program that is compatible with PC microphones (e.g. a sound recording program or an online video game). You can use it the same as you would a regular headset.

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