How to use an Xbox 360 headset with the 3.5 mm jack Xbox One controller

Microsoft won’t tell you how; they’d rather you buy a new headset.

Note: I can personally verify this works for the Xbox Wireless Controllers with built-in 3.5 mm stereo headset jack onlyI don’t know how it works with other 1st party controllers, though the post below indicates that it should.

Basically you need a 2.5 mm TRS female to 3.5 mm TRRS male adapter. The headeset microphone does NOT work with regular 2.5 mm female to 3.5 mm male adapters.

Per thornierbird on Reddit:

More background information on headset compatibility with the Xbox One, including different 3.5 mm specs, is available from Xbox Support.

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