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Check out how much better voice chat sounds on Xbox One compared to Xbox 360

Above: Xbox One's headset.

Image Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft is positioning the Xbox One game console as a major leap over the Xbox 360 in every way. That of course means better graphics and more features, but it also means higher-quality voice chat.

Xbox spokesperson Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb demonstrated in his latest blog just how much crisper and clearer voice chat sounds on Xbox One compared to the previous Microsoft console. Xbox One uses Skype’s audio technology to capture and transmit the communications between players. It makes a huge difference. Take a listen:

Microsoft outfitted the Xbox One controller with a data port capable of transfering data at a much higher rate than the 360. That, combined with the Skype tech, improves the capturing of the audio by 50 percent and the rending by 300 percent, according to Hyrb.

Xbox One is due out in November for $500. It will come with a headset and Kinect camera for capturing audio.


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