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Xbox One: Check Out The Improvement In Voice Chat Quality over X360

Matt Gardner
Microsoft, Voice chat, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Xbox One: Check Out The Improvement In Voice Chat Quality over X360

Microsoft have gone and released a couple of audio files that demonstrate the superior sound quality that the Xbox One's voice chat will be lauding over that of its current-gen predecessor.

"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 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."

You can check out the difference for yourselves below...

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imdurc  Aug. 30, 2013 at 02:12

Wow......that's such a great sound... in 2013 :/

Can someone explain why mumble and teamspeak can have such great bitrates and therefore, sound quality, while the forthcoming Xbox One still sounds like it's from the late 1990s?

It can't be a bandwidth issue in this day and age, surely? Or is this more of a, "adopt a quality for the lowest common denominator," type setup?


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