Xbox 360 gaming is fulfilled with listening to the game sound in perfect quality. You can use Bluetooth headphones to hear the Xbox game sounds without any hindrance. The AirPods offer the best earbuds with noise cancellation and spatial audio. You can able to connect the AirPods to Xbox 360 through a Bluetooth connection. You can connect Airpods to listen to in-game audio, but unfortunately, there is no option for voice chat.

Prerequisites

  • AirPods with adequate charge
  • Xbox 360 console with at least one game disc
  • B5 USB Bluetooth transmitter wireless 3.5mm audio stereo music dongle

Bluetooth Transmitter B5

B5 Bluetooth transmitter with accessories

Specification:

Product TypeBluetooth Adapter
Casing ColorBlack
Bluetooth Range10m/33ft
Charging PortMicro USB 5V/ 0.5A
Rated Voltage5V
Battery Capacity110mAh
ConstructionABS
ChipsetASR8670
Max Current drawnAbout 100mA
Input Ports3.5mm stereo interface(headphone jack)
Lithium Battery501225

B5 USB Bluetooth transmitter specifications

NOTE: Please make sure you get the Bluetooth v5.0 version. There are plenty of versions of this model. The latest version uses Bluetooth v5.0, AirPods 1st gen can work on Bluetooth v4.0, but however, Airpods 2nd gen requires Bluetooth v5.0 to connect.

How to Connect AirPods to Xbox 360

[1] Plugin the Power supply to Xbox 360 and press the Power button located in front of the Xbox 360 console to switch it on.

[2] Take any one end of the 3.5mm connector in the audio cable and connect it to the Bluetooth Adapter.

Connect one end of audio cable male pin to the B5 USB dongle

[3] Plug the free end of the Audio cable into the 3.5mm audio jack on the Xbox 360 console.

Plug free end of audio cable into Xbox console

[4] To power the B5 Bluetooth adapter, you need to plug the USB dongle on the B5 Bluetooth Adapter into the USB port on Xbox 360 console.
Note: The USB of the Bluetooth Adapter can also power the device.

Connect the USB on Bluetooth Adapter toPair AirPods Xbox 360 console

[5] Once you power the B5 Bluetooth Adapter, it will automatically enter pairing mode.

[6] On the AirPods, you would need to open the lid, press and hold the Pairing button on the back for 5 seconds until the light flashes white.

Press the Pairing button

[6] When the LED on the casing and inside the casing turns to solid green in color, it denotes the AirPods are paired.

AirPods would be paired to Xbox 360 Console

Now, you can enjoy immersive gameplay and audio with stereo effects on your AirPods now. In case of any doubts with the above steps, then please specify them in the comments below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you connect AirPods to Xbox 360?

Yes. You can connect your AirPods 1, 2 gen, and AirPods Pro to your Xbox 360 console using the Bluetooth transmitter.

Can I use AirPods for voice chat as well?

No, the microphone capabilities won’t be present with this setup. You can hear only in-game audio.

How to connect AirPods to Xbox one without a transmitter?

You can connect the AirPods without a transmitter by playing the games on the Xbox Smartphone app.

Is Bluetooth V4.0 compatible adapter to connect my AirPods?

Yes, only AirPods 1st gen would be able to detect and connect to it. To use AirPods 2nd gen, 3rd gen, and AirPods Pro, you need to get a B5 Bluetooth Adapter or a different adapter that supports Bluetooth v5.0 to pair all AirPods.