Microsoft Showcase Voice Quality for Xbox One

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Today Microsoft have shared some details about the new voice chat improvements made to Xbox One and how these changes will enhance your communication with the Xbox One Chat Headset on the console. 

Due to integration with Skype’s audio codec, as well as dedicated audio processing (for Xbox One conversations via Skype and multiplayer party chats), Xbox One promises 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. 

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. Microsoft have confirmed that the Xbox One will come with a free headset, which was subject to much debate over the past few months. 

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