Communication is a vital component of multiplayer games on Xbox Live, whether you're coordinating tactics in a first-person shooter, or performing with your virtual band in a rhythm game. With an Xbox 360 headset, you can communicate with your friends in-game, in a party arranged through the dashboard or through voice messages. Microsoft offers wired and wireless Xbox 360 headsets with standardized functions; third-party headsets may operate differently. Once your headset has been synced to your console or plugged into a controller, you can speak to and hear your online friends in a game room or party.
Plug the headset cable into the base of your Xbox controller or peripheral.
Flip the switch on the headset cord to mute or unmute your audio output.
Turn the dial on the headset cable to adjust the volume of the incoming audio.
Charge the wireless headset overnight before the first use, using either an AC adapter and standard outlet, or a USB cable and your Xbox 360 console.
Turn on your console and press the power button on the headset. Press the "Connect" button on the front of your 360. Press and hold down the headset's "Connect" button for three seconds, in order to sync it to your console.
Press and release the power button on the headset to turn it on and off. Press and hold the power button to mute the headset.
Press the "+" button to raise the headset volume and the "-" button to lower it.
Press and hold the "Connect" button to cancel the headset's connection to your console.
- The Kinect accessory has a built-in microphone and speakers that can be used instead of a headset for all Xbox 360 games.
- Turn on your Xbox 360 to charge a wireless headset.
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