Okay, I'm still having problems understanding the audio issues with the Xbone, so let me try telling you my setup to see if this will work:
Currently, I have my Xbone piping optical out to my AVR and HDMI to my TV. In theory, I'm getting DTS surround through my AVR since the Optical doesn't support Dolby.
I also have my TV connected to my AVR with an optical out for anything piping sound over HDMI (I don't have HDMI in my AVR, it's on the older side). In theory, I could have the Xbone put the sound through the HDMI to the TV and have the TV pass it through to the AVR for surround.
So I'd like to get a wireless headphones/headset going. I suspect I can use, for example, a Skullcandy PLYR1 to grab optical out from my AVR and pip virtual surround to the wireless headset. First question, is that right?
I'm also considering getting a Mixamp 5.8. I'd use optical out from the AVR for the virtual surround and then eventually, plug the chat cable (assuming I'm using a modmic or a headset with two connectors) into the new adapter thingy when it comes out in a week or so. Second question, is this right? (I'm not sure if the 5.8 does the virtual surround processing like the wired Mixamps. And I'm not sure if it will work with my setup even if it does.)
Last option is to just plug the whole sheband into the controller with the new adapter for plain old Stereo audio and chat. The rumor mill thinks Xbone may support virtual surround through the controller some day, but there's no proof and I can't count on that. I'll assume that it'll just be stereo forever and ever.
So yeah, can anyone answer the two questions above? Once I know the answers to those, I should be able to finally make a decision on what to buy. Thanks in advance!