NEW Xbox One Wireless Controller Review / 3.5mm Port, Better Bumpers, OTA Updates
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http://bit.ly/AmazonNewXboxOneController Today, we’re reviewing the new Xbox One Wireless Controller with those sought after feature upgrades such as the 3.5mm audio port, improved bumpers, and over the air updates. Let’s take a closer look at the new features in this hardware review. Most people know about Xbox one controllers by now so we’re talking exclusively about the new features. First off it has wireless over the air updates which is an improvement over the last controller which required a micro usb connection for updates. It’s a good feature, but that’s more of a technical fix.
Comparing the two controllers, they look identical with the exception of the new port. The most obvious advancement is the addition of the 3.5mm audio port which will let you connect any standard headphones no matter how crazy they look. And there’s menu settings for adjusting the sound and chat volume from the controller. So if your headphones don’t have a built in volume adjustment, you still have control. The other feature is improved bumpers. Many gamers complained that the Xbox One bumpers felt good for clicking, but actually holding them down felt difficult due to the pushback. Although they look identical, the pushback has been reduced on these new controllers and you can definitely hear an audible difference. Testing it out with Sunset Overdrive, it’s a great option to be able to have headphones plugged in to my control and it sounds fine. You’ll most likely get the best audio over HDMI or optical, but that’s not an option for everyone.
The bumpers feel better, but it’s not exactly game changing. The players who would notice it the most are the ones who probably play shooters competitively, and those players are much more likely to use an Xbox Elite Controller. The controller is still great so it gets a good rating from me, but as an upgrade for those already own the older model there’s really not much of a difference. The bumpers are better, but not paying $60 for an upgrade better. The 3.5mm audio port is handy, but at $60 you could probably just buy a dedicated Xbox USB headset.
If you are in the market for a new controller, then definitely pick this one up over the old model. But don’t toss out your old controller for this revision. It’s also included in newer bundles of the Xbox One, so if you don’t even own a console yet you’ll most likely get this new controller. Subscribe to the skilled youtube channel for more gaming hardware reviews New Features -3.5mm Jack -Audio mixing in settings menu for 3.5mm audio -Improved Bumpers -Wireless OTA Upgrades -Included In 1TB Consoles.
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