Xbox One Vs. Xbox 360: Voice chat quality comparison

Sound files expose the quality leap on next-gen

Microsoft has released two sound files to compare the Xbox 360's voice chat with that of the vastly improved Xbox One.

Xbox One will come bundled with a new, higher quality voice chat headset which, combined with new audio codecs, will result in far clearer voice chat between Xbox One users.


"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, Xbox One offers higher quality voice chat with the Xbox One Chat Headset compared to Xbox 360," said Microsoft.

"The Xbox One Wireless Controller's new expansion port dramatically expands the data transfer rate between the controller and console," it adds.

"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."

Check out the audio comparison below:

Xbox One will launch in 13 markets this November. The Xbox One price has been set at £430 / €500 / $500.

GAME is once again taking pre-orders for Xbox One Day One Edition consoles after halting them at the weekend.

Xbox One Day One Edition consoles come with a commemorative controller, a code to unlock an exclusive Achievement, and - in Europe - a free digital copy of FIFA 14.