Connect and use the Xbox 360 Wired Headset

Overview

You can chat with friends on Xbox Live using the Xbox 360 Wired Headset.

Note This article describes how to use the Xbox 360 Wired Headset from Microsoft only. For information about third-party headsets, contact the headset manufacturer.

Xbox Live has a variety of ways to chat:

  • Chat privately with friends.
  • Chat during multiplayer games.
  • Chat with everyone who attends your Xbox Live party.
  • Chat with video .

Use a wired headset

Note The Kinect sensor has a built-in microphone used for speech recognition and chat. If you have a Kinect sensor, a headset may not be needed.

To connect a wired headset

  1. Turn down the headset volume by rotating the volume control all the way to the left.
    • To adjust the volume: Rotate the volume-control knob.
    • To mute: Switch the microphone button on the headset cable.
  1. Insert the headset plug into the expansion port on your game controller.
  1. Put on your headset and adjust the microphone.

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