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.
- 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
|Micro USB 5V/ 0.5A
|Max Current drawn
|3.5mm stereo interface(headphone jack)
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
 Plugin the Power supply to Xbox 360 and press the Power button located in front of the Xbox 360 console to switch it on.
 Take any one end of the 3.5mm connector in the audio cable and connect it to the Bluetooth Adapter.
 Plug the free end of the Audio cable into the 3.5mm audio jack on the Xbox 360 console.
 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.
 Once you power the B5 Bluetooth Adapter, it will automatically enter pairing mode.
 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.
 When the LED on the casing and inside the casing turns to solid green in color, it denotes the AirPods are paired.
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.
Related: How to Fix Xbox 360 Won’t Connect to WiFi
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can connect your AirPods 1, 2 gen, and AirPods Pro to your Xbox 360 console using the Bluetooth transmitter.
No, the microphone capabilities won’t be present with this setup. You can hear only in-game audio.
You can connect the AirPods without a transmitter by playing the games on the Xbox Smartphone app.
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.
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