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    XBox Headset Problems..

    Wondering if anyone can help..

    I bought a GAME headset, compatible for the 360 back in March. However had problems with it yesterday, whereby others cant hear me speak - but I can hear friends talking.

    I'm guessing i need a replacement headset, rather than a controller as I can hear but not speak?

    Advise please?

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    is the mircophone bit on green

    Get it replaced at the store for free but give serious thought to buying a descent cheap headset like the Plantronics halo 2 or original xbox headset + datel adapter

    Original Poster

    Painkiller;6171355

    Get it replaced at the store for free but give serious thought to buying … Get it replaced at the store for free but give serious thought to buying a descent cheap headset like the Plantronics halo 2 or original xbox headset + datel adapter



    i took it to bits, so cant.. do you have a link to the mentioned headset.

    I've only been able to find the actual headsets on eBay... can pm you the link where I got mine if you want?
    I bought the datel headset adapter from gameseek but I haven't looked around for a cheaper version.

    Off topic I know but my official wireless 360 headset stopped working last week and Microsoft wouldn't replace it as it's quite old now. Took it apart and pulled a fuse off, shorted it and it's working perfectly again! Shoddy design, shoddy build quality as usual.

    abomination;6171429

    Off topic I know but my official wireless 360 headset stopped working … Off topic I know but my official wireless 360 headset stopped working last week and Microsoft wouldn't replace it as it's quite old now. Took it apart and pulled a fuse off, shorted it and it's working perfectly again! Shoddy design, shoddy build quality as usual.


    No comment.

    Original Poster

    Painkiller;6171424

    I've only been able to find the actual headsets on eBay... can pm you the … I've only been able to find the actual headsets on eBay... can pm you the link where I got mine if you want?I bought the datel headset adapter from gameseek but I haven't looked around for a cheaper version.



    yes please - whats to say though, it IS the headset and not controller pins where h/set plugs into?

    Original Xbox Headset eBay number: 370219724589 (£8.99 but has accepted an offer of £7.45 in feedback)

    Halo 2 Headset eBay number: 220452471916 (£8.75)

    I've gone through a load of 360 headsets where either the mic or speaker have failed. Dug out my original xbox headset until the speaker went on that & I'm now on the Halo 2 headset.

    Still on the same wireless 360 controller & datel adapter.

    Edit: I THINK it might be a case of one of the wires breaking inside the headset's cable. On the original 360 headset I tried cutting the cable & re-soldering the wires but due to being useless at soldering the sound quality was absolutely terrible.

    If you have money to burn you could try one of the turtlebeach X4s

    record a message and then play it back to see if its borked or not.

    it could be nat problems.

    Original Poster

    deathtrap3000;6171541

    record a message and then play it back to see if its borked or not.it … record a message and then play it back to see if its borked or not.it could be nat problems.



    nat? :?

    can some-one tell me which one of these maybe suitable? ]LINKY

    Disco;6171537

    ]WHATS THESE LIKE?



    link doesn't work but unless you can find a good review of them somewhere I'd avoid them.

    Disco;6171596

    nat? :?



    could be strict preventing you from connecting properly meaning some people cant hear you.

    Original Poster

    deathtrap3000;6171650

    could be strict preventing you from connecting properly meaning some … could be strict preventing you from connecting properly meaning some people cant hear you.



    so how would i check / bypass - i'll need another headset before I can do anything like

    Painkiller;6171532

    On the original 360 headset I tried cutting the cable & re-soldering the … On the original 360 headset I tried cutting the cable & re-soldering the wires but due to being useless at soldering the sound quality was absolutely terrible.



    Had to open the wired headset too and resolder the wires as the connection was very dodgy just at the point it comes out of the little grey adapter.

    Disco;6171688

    so how would i check / bypass - i'll need another headset before I can do … so how would i check / bypass - i'll need another headset before I can do anything like



    record your own voice to rule out headset problems.

    Original Poster

    deathtrap3000;6171730

    record your own voice to rule out headset problems.



    i'll need to get another headset... just wondering if anyone doesn't use theirs now?

    How Game can justify £14.99 for a brand new 360 headset is really comical. They are only worth £1.99 at a push tbh 99p is too much for the build quality etc most brand new ones from all my 360 purchases are appalling and don't work properly if at all.

    How they got past QC is beyond belief. The wire is so thin and the actual jack point is terrible, scratch on scratch off.

    A 3rd party manufacturer could make a killing with this if they design a decent one at a low price with enough to give a nice profit without being too greedy.
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