If you’re a gamer, then you’ve certainly been aware of Xbox and various Xbox games and have played them as well. And while gamers play their favorites on Xbox, the Xbox Wireless Headset plays a major role here. The Xbox Wireless Headset offers cable-free high-quality audio along with chat and wireless connections providing a perfect gaming experience. These can be applicable to Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One consoles. In addition to that various mobile and Windows devices and Bluetooth connections can also be connected to it.
Now the major question which arises is, how to set up this Xbox Wireless Headset with the console? This primarily doesn’t seem an easy job, but it isn’t much tough work as well. But if you’re an amateur in Xbox, you might get confused, so, here we’ll discuss how you can set up and configure your Xbox Wireless headset with the Xbox console.
Compatibility of Xbox Wireless Headset
To set up the Xbox Wireless Headset, you need to know the device it gets compatible with. It connects wirelessly with the devices mentioned before in the article, including Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One devices. You need to pair them in the same way as you use an Xbox Wireless Controller. You can connect the headset with either Bluetooth, Android, iOS, and Windows devices, as per your convenience.
Coming to compatibility, the Xbox Wireless Headset with devices that have spatial sound technologies including Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic, DTS Headphone:X, etc. Now you know about the devices with which it is compatible, you need to set up the device and configure it. It is a step-by-step process and includes certain phases. Check them below.
Setting up the Headset
There are 7 steps that you need to go through to perfectly set up your Xbox Wireless Headset. Here are they –
First, you certainly need to turn your device on by pressing the green power button located on the back of the left earcup of the headset. Pressing this button will do the work, and a starting tone will turn up along with the power light of the headset, present above the power button, and the mute light present the tip of the headset microphone. The headset will likely to turn on here, but if it doesn’t then try charging it first and then try powering it up again. But if it turns off there might be some problem. Here is a good guide in case your Xbox keeps turning off.
Pair the Headset
Next, you need to pair the headset to any of those consoles as mentioned before. Make sure that both of the devices are powered on, and to pair press and hold the power button of your headset for a few seconds until it repeats a pairing tone, and the power light will start flashing. Tap on the pair button on your console, and the power light there will start flashing too.
When both of the devices get connected to each other, then it will stop flashing. When you’ll pair it up with any device or Bluetooth connection, then you can access the headset’s name in your Bluetooth device’s list and can pair it up from there.
Charge your device
When you set up your headset, make sure that it is fully charged. Connect it to your console using a cable of USB-C type, which you can get while buying the Xbox Wireless headset. Access the charging port on the lower back of the right earcup, and keep it on charge for a minimum of 30 minutes, to get 4 hours of battery life. If you want to get it fully charged then you have to plug in for at least 3 hours and get 15 hours of battery life.
There was the basic process of setting up and configuring the Xbox Wireless Headset. By applying this step-by-step process, you’ll be able to play the Xbox games with your Xbox Wireless Headset connecting to the convenient consoles. Now some things are there to be fixed yet, under which comes, adjusting the volume, maintaining the audio balance, muting, etc. You also need to have knowledge regarding the headset LEDs changing pattern, as it indicates the condition in which it remains.
Adjusting the Volume
For adjusting the volume, you need to turn the dial of the right earcup present outside in the clockwise direction, eventually increasing it, and decreasing it by rotating it in the anti-clockwise direction.
Maintaining the Audio Balance
To maintain the audio balance of the game, you need to rotate the dial outside, present in the left earcup, and it is likely to adjust the balance between the chat audio and the game. Clockwise rotation of the dial will result in the balance shifting in favor of the game audio and anti-clockwise in favor of the chat audio.
Muting the audio
Your Xbox Wireless Headset also includes the feature of auto-mute, which can automatically mute the headset mic the time when you’re not speaking. Also, you can do it manually by clicking on the headset button located beneath the left earcup, at the back of the mic attachment. You’ll understand the mic is muted, seeing the light at the end of the mic getting shut.
The Xbox Wireless Headset LED
As said earlier, you can access the Xbox Wireless Headset LED above the power button of your device, present at the back of the left earcup. There are different light indications that signify the respective conditions of your device.
- When there’s no light your headset is powered off.
- Solid white light during the use of the headset signifies powered on.
- The same light, while the device is charging, signifies full charge.
- When the white light flashes slowly, the headset is in discovery mode, searching for an established connection, and when it flashes fast it is in the pairing mode.
- When it presents a solid orange light, it means it needs to be charged, and when the same color flashes fast, the battery charge is critical, and slow flashing signifies that the battery is recharging.
- Lastly, a rapid flickering between orange and white light means that the Xbox Wireless headset is clearing the current pairing information.