Xbox LIVE Headset Sound Quality Set For Revamp

By Darryl Kaye on August 27, 2010, 8:02AM EDT

Microsoft have announced that they're planning on significantly improving the quality of sound that comes through Xbox 360 headsets, and that the improvements will take place this Fall.

The improvements are designed to coincide with the launch of Microsoft Kinect and will update the codec and audio infrastructure that currently exists on Xbox LIVE.

"We launched and we said we required broadband. We required a 64k connection, which not many people think of as broadband any longer. But that was the minimum requirement to run the service at the time," said Jerry Johnson, the head of Xbox Live Studios.

He continued by saying, "It's time for us to move on. Especially if we want to think about broadening - a crackly headset on the top of your head "“ not what people think of when they talk about popular entertainment."

Source: Eurogamer

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