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Can I use the PS4 Gold headset with Xbox One?

How to use your PS4 Gold headset on Xbox One

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Yes, yes you can. But there are caveats…

If you’re lucky enough to be in possession of both an Xbox One and a PlayStation 4, then you probably have enough money to buy two headsets for multiplayer chat. But why should you get two when the excellent PlayStation 4 Gold headset works just fine with the Xbox One?

Well, not quite perfectly. There are a few caveats that you should be aware of – albeit nothing that eclipses the neatness of letting your PS4 headset pull a double shift.

Just to ensure there are no surprises along the way, let’s get them out of the way from the get go:

1) That fancy virtual 7.1 surround sound won’t work with a cable plugged in. So no surround.

2) Although you don’t need to use the dongle as with the PS4, it’s also not as wireless – you need a wire connecting your headset to your Xbox One gamepad.

3) In the unlikely event that you’re still rocking your day-one Xbox One gamepad, then it won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can buy an adapter, but it’s so comically overpriced that you’re better off buying a whole new gamepad which has the headjack built in. Anything from 2015 onward will suffice.

With that out of the way, the whole process is actually really simple.

How to use your PS4 Gold headset on Xbox One

  1. Buy yourself a 3.5mm audio cable

This sounds simple, but there are pitfalls along the way. Microsoft warns that if you use one with the Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) standards, “you’ll probably experience audio or chat issues,” and you’ll also need three rings on each end, otherwise the microphone won’t work. 

Sounds like a minefield, but this is the one I use, and it works fine. So maybe buy one of them if you don’t have a working cable lying around?

  1. Plug it in

Do I have to paint a picture for you? It’s really quite hard to go wrong on this point… 

Fine. One end goes into the headphone jack on the left cup of the PS4 Gold headset, while the other end goes into the aux port between the grips on the Xbox One gamepad.

Enjoy!

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Alan Martin

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