I actually still rock an XBox 360... I also don't use the headsets. Not really an online-shooter kind of guy. That being said... controllers totally work in pretty much every room. Living room, it's not trustable, but works everywhere else. I think it helps that we have a 2 story home, and the location of the rack in the media room is basically the middle of the second floor.
I AM concerned about the XBoxOne controller (assuming I eventually go that way). If the controller can operate 'wired' I'm good. There's Cat6 in every room. I'm actually wondering about the controller dongle they sell for using with Windows. XBoxOne basically runs windows... so what if you run a USB extender along the Cat5/6 into another room and plug in that Windows adapter? No one seems to be able to tell me if it will work or not.