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Microsoft has released two audio files highlighting the difference between the quality of voice chat on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The three second snippets offer a comparison between the two technologies, with the Xbox One offering noticeably better audio over the Xbox 360.

Take a listen to them both below.

Microsoft says that the "incredible voice chat improvements made to Xbox One" are possible thanks to the integration of Skype's audio codec, which offers a 50 per cent improvement over Xbox 360 voice chat.

"Thanks to integration with Skype's audio codec, which has a proven track record of high-quality voice through billions of hours of use within Skype, as well as dedicated audio processing (for Xbox One conversations via Skype and multiplayer party chats), Xbox One offers higher quality voice chat with the Xbox One Chat Headset compared to Xbox 360—whether you’re chatting in-game or through party chat with Skype on Xbox One," wrote Microsoft's Major Nelson on Xbox Wire.

"But the improvements don't stop there. The Xbox One Wireless Controller's new expansion port dramatically expands the data transfer rate between the controller and console. Combined with Skype's audio codec, this enables crystal-clear digital audio with the Xbox One Chat Headset, both capturing and rendering speech at 24 KHz PCM, which is triple the rendering sample rate and a 50 percent capture rate improvement over Xbox 360 headsets. And, as we shared before, the Xbox One Chat Headset comes with every Xbox One console."

Xbox One launches this November.


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Endless@ FantasyMeister

The quality of headset doesn't alter the clarity and detail of the source.

I've used several different headsets on 360 and the only major difference between them is the noticeable 'noise' reduction. The quality of the sound is still the same.
Posted 22:39 on 29 August 2013


THis is what you get when MS buys Skype.
Posted 19:53 on 29 August 2013
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I like my headsets to carry game audio too so I try to avoid chat headsets. On 360 with Turtle Beach X1s the audio for both voice and games comes through just fine and that's the bottom of the line headphones, and it's way better than the audio sample for the 360 that Major Nelson has given.
Posted 17:25 on 29 August 2013
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