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You can also buy an adapter that makes any standard PC gaming headset with separate mic and headphone cables work with the 4-pole 3.5mm port, like this one.
I have a pair of Logitech G430's I use with my Xbox One like this. It's also worth getting the official 3.5mm adapter or the turtle beach audio controller instead of using the built-in 3.5mm jack on the controller - having quick access to the game/chat balance, volume controls, and mute button is nice.
Use an adapter
I actually just got the modmic 5 yesterday so I'm buying the y splitter today when stores open, I've been using the headphones on their own and then using the Xbox app on my phone on an alt account to talk to my friends if I want to hear in-game audio. All you need is a male to 2 female y splitter and you're good to go, the Antlion console adapter works as well but it's like $20 compared to $5 for a cable so it's up to you whether you want to spend more money on the convenience of an adapter over a small cable.
I don't have Dolby Atmos, never got a code for it unfortunately but with Window Sonic vs Stereo, I use Stereo after testing it out a bunch, at least for competitive games. Less distracting game noises on stereo for games like Siege and I'm able to pinpoint their footsteps a lot easier, but I'll end up trying Sonic again eventually just to see if I made the right decision. Most people use Stereo especially for competitive games. I've used Sonic for some single player games and enjoyed it, just all about testing to see what you prefer but to me Stereo is better for tracking footsteps.
This is the cable I'm getting first thing in the morning, I can list other options too if you'd like. There's a Sennheiser cable for a few more dollars that people enjoy as well if that interests you.
A 4-pole 3.5mm plug is usually called a TRRS plug. Tip, ring, ring, shield. A 2-pole plug would be tip and shield. But you want the mic to be on the 2nd ring and the shield.
I would recommend an adapter like this.
That splitter had me questioning my own sanity.
I picked up this one, [link]
No problems since, works as expected.
I taped a cheap lapel mic to my headset with double sided tape and have it plugged in all the time, works great.
That cable is a piece of trash. I had the same one and things would work if you put pressure on it in a certain way. Threw mine out and have had no problems using a different brand.
I got this one:
Any link u can provide for this 4-pole combiner?
EDIT: this is what I was talking about. Do u mean the same?
StarTech.com Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs...
Maybe a 3.5mm jack type issue (TRS vs TRRS) ? Did you test with different cables ? Maybe you need an adapter (such as an Y-type with microphone on one output, and headphone on the other) ?
this kind of thing : [link]
I dont think so. You if you want to use your pc headset that has separate audio plus mic jacks you will need something like this: [link]
Dual TRS female to TRRS male like this. You don't have to get that exact one; cables make very little impact on sound when it comes to short lengths like these, so just make sure it doesn't look like absolute crap and that the TRRS standard is CTIA.
For that specific adapter I linked, it looks like you need to connect the headphone and mic to it first before plugging it into the controller (the full instructions are in the Q&A section).
If the computer has separate 3.5mm inputs for microphone and speakers then you're not going to be able to do anything with just the headphones. I recommend you get something like this: [link]
This will allow you to connect your headset and be recognized as both an input and output device
Might want to try getting a mic/audio combiner something like this: [link]
that combines a microphone and a headset into one cable. theoretically it would let you combine a working mic and a broken mic/working headset into one? unless you have usb
I'm willing to bet that if you used this adapter, and plugged your earbuds into the mic jack and the headphones into the headphone jack, then connected the adapter to the controller, it would work the way you want it to.
Besides Apple not following standards, there are also two types of standard male analog audio connectors. If it has only two bands on it then it only supports one direction of sounds: mic in/ audio out. To work with Xbox One you need the three band connector that supports both mic in and audio out through one cable. This is the big difference between old PC headsets and new Console/Mobile headsets. You can buy adapters off Amazon for under $10 or you can invest in another headset that has single cable output. Steelseries headsets used to come with this adapter, but apparently they have stopped packaging them. Besides online, it is a surprisingly difficult adapter to find. BestBuy, Walmart, The Source, etc do not stock them.
Thanks, the one I speak of is linked is the post, but here it is again: link
Would that one work?
Cuz I'm trying to get a TRS cable to plug into a TRRS input, so I'd plug the TRS mic into the mic side of that and then plug the TRRS end into my iphone
With something like this in my phone I can use my sound card set up and microphone that I already have to get voice chat. But I shouldn't have to do this shit anyway.
This is what I currently use for my Gen 1 Clouds.
That splitter goes into the MixAmp Pro and it works fine...
Bought this one
.It splits the audio and mic. Like people are mentioning it all depends on how many stripes the adapter has.
I have the same headphones and use the zalman mic with it. I use this cable and it's worked fine. Don't make the same mistake I did (three times) in buying audio only cable like the one you listed ��
ok, I shouldn't have said record optical because i dont think theres a cheap audio interface that can do that, mine is 900 bucks. So, what you can do, is use this splitter [link]
put that into your controller, now all audio is going through to your headphones. But instead of your headphones, plug it into the elgato audio in. Now, what you can do, is listen to ALL audio (game,chat,yourvoice) from your computer. The only thing is, you will need to get your microphone into the controller with a TRS 1/8 in headphone jack. That depends on what kind of headset you have. Its a little different for everyone but thats where you might have success.
You almost certainly have a combined speaker/mic jack rather than separate jacks. You'll just need a splitter cable, something like this one: [link]
Connecting only the speaker jack will not affect the 7.1 in any way. As the other poster said, it's in software.
The headphone jack on current model MBPs come with the microphone port integrated into it, just like on iPads and iPhone 6S-and older devices.
You can use this adapter, or something like it to get separate headphone and mic ports out of the single port.
You would need something like this, to plug the microphone in. Then you need to go into the sound control panel, and reroute audio out back to the Surface's speakers.
I don't know how the PX22 works, but keep in mind that if you end up having to plug the mic into the DS4 (likely), you'll need this or a similar adapter to get it working correctly. I recommend the hard white adapter version if you can go for it.
I've heard good things about HyperX Cloud. You can also buy an Audio Technica ATH500X/700X or M40X/M50X depending on whether you prefer open back or closed back, and combine them with a simple mic like the Zalman MIC1 for example using this. There are other options out there too, but these are what are considered among the best for their price.
I use a Logitech G430. The sound quality is surprisingly decent as far as gaming headsets go.
I bought an adapter on Amazon for about $5. To use any pc headset.
I also use the chatpad for the controller. It has some additional sound option buttons.
I'm making an assumption that the plug for your headset is a single plug that has left, right, ground, and mic. That would explain why patching in to your hearing aids directly prevents the mic from working. If this is the case the best solution would be to get a splitter that would separate the headphones from the mic.
Maybe something like this
Doesn't have a specific name, just look for "ps4 headset adapter" and make sure it has those 3 little black rings
Yes, something like this splitter will do the job. You can find them just about everywhere. You'll need a stand alone mic to plug into it though.
When you plugged in the mic jack of your headphones your computer configured itself for microphone input and no headphone out because that is all it saw on the jack that you plugged in. If you plug the headphone side back into the jack you will likely need to go into the Playback Devices and set the Headphones as your default playback device. You will likely also need to go into the settings for the audio card itself and say that the jack is for headphones instead of a microphone. Realtek single jack audio cards usually prompt you when you plug in something as to what you want it to be. That same setting is configurable in the settings for the sound card.
As for going forward, I'm seeing this adapter mentioned in several forums as a possible solution to adapting an old two jack headphone to a single jack sound card:
The other guy is right; this definitely won't work for mic. It's meant to split headphone audio to two outputs. It only has 3 rings (left, right, and ground). To support mic it would need 4 (left, right, mic, and ground). I usually recommend this one -
Directly plugging in the mic won't work for the same reason. The controller jack expects a plug with 4 rings. If you plug a 3 ring connector in, the ones that happen to make contact are the ones that map to headphone audio out, not mic in.
Does the mic work when you just plug it directly into your pc's mic input jack? Are you sure you have the proper Y splitter? You need one with 4 poles on the male end and 3 on each female end like this:
The splitters are usually branded as being for "headsets" or the "pc" and often have mic/headphone labels on the ends.
Yea, even if the mic has a separate plug. You're going to need something like this. Both plugs go in to one side then the other goes into the controller.
I missed that when I read it.
Any idea how it would handle 3 pull 3.5mm jacks? Would it pass through all of it or just the stereo audio?
I would have to convert each input and output with one of these.
Do you switch by changing the cable that's plugged in? You could simply get something like this and keep both devices plugged in permanently. This adapter has 4 'pins' and therefore supports headsets (like those that came with your smartphone).
Sadly it has two separate jacks, one for audio and one for mic. I picked up this little adapter that someone mentioned on a forum. It was cheap enough and a lot of people use it with their xbone with no issue.
If you get the 32ohm pair you will be fine with just a splitter like this. I bought the 250ohm and they are really under powered even with a mixamp. So plan on getting a headphone amp with them.
No, I've never come across one. I presume your headphones have a TRRS jack plug (the extra Ring is for the mic). In which case you could use a breakout cable such as this [link] in order to bypass the amp for your mic and plug that straight into the pink mic port using a trs jack cable.
EDIT: silly me, this is the wrong way round/ wrong gender. You'd need a female TRRS socket instead
You can get something like this to separate the input and output from the macbook 3.5mm jack:
StarTech.com Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs - 3.5mm 4 position to 2x 3 position 3.5mm M/F [link]
I have the ATH-M50x and as you probably know, it works on its own as a pair of headphones through the 3.5mm port in the controller. I believe the issue about having a separate microphone and pair of cans running through one controller was solved a while ago on this sub. IIRC, it involved buying the correct Y-splitter on Amazon, and connecting the corresponding input/output wires from the M50x and mic (in your case, the Snowball). There was also a way to create your own splitter. As I dont have any experience with that kind of stuff, it seemed quite daunting to me, but maybe you can do it.
EDIT: I found another old thread about this issue, and this adapter/splitter was recommended: [link]
The person who recommended it never actually used it for this purpose and it was never confirmed nor denied that it worked by the OP of the thread. Though, it seems as if it should work, as it's advertised as a device to join/split microphone and headphone signals.
Analogue devices will never show anywhere in the device manager.
Also you need to contact HyperX support. My guess is that Blade and this headset have different 4-pole plug layout (PS4 vs PC)
You might need something like this (double-adapter yay) if contacting both support departments leaves you with nothing
Hey, do you know you can use any headset with separate Mic / headphone jacks by using a splitter cable?
This is the exact splitter i use with my Steelseries Siberia V2's and it works great on both Mac and my Xbox, if you've already got a headset lying around maybe you could use something like this?
I assume you're talking about using a headset with two 3.5mm jacks? Assuming such a thing exists, get yourself a 3.5mm to quick disconnect adapter and then use something like this so that you just have the one 3.5mm.
Not certain it would work, but if you buy from Amazon worst case is it doesn't and you get your money back.
This splits your iphones 3.5mm jack into headphones + mic, and in theory it should work.
However I'm not sure if the Volca's line-out is amplified enough for the iphone to even hear it through the mic jack.
I've never tried anything like this so take my words with a grain of salt lmao, it should work though.
eyah, after some research that was the same conclusion i came do.
i found this adapter will it work?
You can get a 4 pole adapter to use with something like iPhone or Xbox One controller. It will combine both headphone+mic into 1.
Link has both cable or adapter style. User pics shows someone doing it with this exact headset.
I bought this about one or two months ago and it worked fine but yesterday it started to mess up my audio. Only the left side works unless I have it in a certain position.
It's cheap though, and it's the only one I've tried so far.
Is it really? I use it for my Xbox One and everyone tells me I sound good and it is really clear to hear me. I do not use a soundcard/amp since I have it just plugged into my controller with this adapter
I just tested it and I could not get my modmic to pop up in party chat.
But I did plug this into the controller with the modmic and it did say I was talking. I dont have any friends online that could tell me how it sounds though.
that splitter isnt 4 pole/pin. that means you are missing the mic pin.
you want something like this.
edit: as in its a splitter to duplicate left right audio from a single source (and the ground pin) not split the signals up.
Nope, that will only split the audio into two jacks. How's this instead? It should ship to Canada.
So, question, I used this one:
And it doesn't work at all, its by the same manufacturer, and its just awful garbage. But the one you have works fine, as in you can use your mic and you can hear other people's mics too? Mine won't let me listen to other people's voice chat for some reason.
Yeah it does sound like the splitter is the issue, I managed to find a few other people with the same problem and they fixed it by messing with audio settings, which didn't do anything for me. So it must be this thing. Kinda a long shot, but any suggestions for one? I got this one because it got decent reviews, but I guess it wasn't compatible with PS4.
That's true. If the app is able to read the mic signal on a TRRS jack as recording input (GarageBand does, apparently), then an adapter like this might work.
I had a feeling :( If that's the case, if I get the cloud 1s, (which splits the headphone and mic) will the mic still work with something like this ?
You would likely need to do it in two steps:
The microphone is essentially separate, just on the same plug, so you can remove it when not needed. If you use headphones without a microphone they still work on the iPhone.
> I also want to be able to plug in the wireless headphones with the wire connected while using the microphone at the same time, which I will need a specific splitter for
You did not mention how exactly have you connected the audio/mic cable for the headset into controller.
Here is how I have configured mine: I am using adapter, like this. Connect green (headphone)and pink (microphone) cables from headset to this adapter's respective ports. Then insert the adapter single end into 3.5mm jack. You should have 3 slides in volume settings.
Just a head's up - you can use these to split the the mic/headphones into separate inputs. Super cheap...I think $5 and primeable
I use that plugged into my PS4 controller w/an antlion modmic + sennheiser headphones
I don't have my Vive yet so can't say one way or the other but this worked for when I wanted to use a Headset with my PS4 controller and allowed me to plug in the mic and headphones.
Headset Splitter Adapter
It's a hardware thing. If you look at the 3.5mm connector for your EarPods you'll notice an extra ring that generic aux cables don't have.
You can either get an adapter like this to add the mono input ring to your cable, or you can just get a cheap USB audio adapter to get better quality stereo input.
Like I mentioned above, certain microphones don't seem to work on newer DS4 controllers.
No idea what kind of inline mic you have, is it something like this that you currently have set up with your current mic/headset? >
You plug the 3.5mm male part of cable into the DS4 and then connect the headphone and external mic to it. Having seen some of the reviews it seems that cable has worked for people with a Sennheiser headset and an external mic.
I have a mixer for my setup, though I have an xbone.
Yes you will definitely be able to control 2 inputs.
This is a little more complicated. You have to use an adapter like this one connected to your controller and then plug those into your mixer. The microphone connection should be connected to an aux send on the mixer with whatever microphone you want to use connected to it. The headphone connection will be connected to a stereo channel on the mixer in the same way as your PC. I'm not sure exactly how ps4 controllers work but you may want to buy a separate wired controller just to connect to the mixer.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
I have an old wired mic and headphone Gamecom headset I still use when I forget to charge my wireless. You can buy a Y adapter off of amazon for 5 bucks to make it work. Dont blow a bunch of cash on something that you wont make a difference.
Link for adapter
> male to female 3.5mm cable with an in line microphone
"3.5mm 4 position to 2x 3 position 3.5mm M/F" Apparently is one way it is described. Good luck if this one I link isn't useful.
Ah okay, good to know the impedance is fine.
For the adapater, you mean one like this? :
Warning: incoming wall of text. I can't comment on what twinzlol says but if you can indeed stream your xbox one to Windows 10, then that would probably be the most cost effective way of doing it.
I used to stream from Xbox One through an Elgato USB capture card and it wasn't ideal but got the job done. Biggest downfall was that due to USB speeds, there was a time delay of a couple seconds that made syncing the game and my webcam video / commentary audio a nightmare but after tweaking it a bit, it works well enough. Even after upgrading to a PCI-E capture card, the couple ms of delay may be enough to cause disadvantage when playing a super fast paced FPS like CoD. Because of this, you can never really depend on using the OBS preview to actually play a game and will almost definitely require two screens. One to actually play the game on and the other to manage your computer / OBS.
As far as a headset for audio goes. Would she need the headset to act strictly as headphones for the Xbox One and a microphone for OBS or does she need the microphone to chat to friends in an Xbox Live Party as well? Both can be achieved (it's how I used to stream) but the latter is a little more complicated to set up. Basically though, you will either need to purchase a PC headset (that has two separate jacks on the end; one for audio and one for microphone) or you'll need to buy an adapter similar to this if you get one with a single jack at the end. The headphone one goes into the XBox One controller for game audio and the microphone one goes into the line-in on your PC and use it as your microphone in OBS.
Plug your mic and headphones into the corresponding sides of this...
Then plug it into the headset port on the Mixamp. The headset port is for the mic and headphones.
Again, I believe the Mixamp even comes with one of those Y adapters.
I didn't know this question would be so confusing. All I wanted to do was use regular/better headphones with the mixamp and throw my a40s away and I need to know how to also use a mic with headphones. I know I can buy an adapter like [link] but I am afraid of losing audio quality going through one and wanted to know if there was any other way to do it which does not seem to be the case.
Well I'm having issues with the mic specifically. Theoretically I should just be able to remove the cable from the headset. Plug a 2.5mm-3.5mm adapter in its place. Plug in something like this
= profit right? Except since all the cables that sennheiser sends has that damn 2.5mm on each side I'll have to use a 3.5mm cable with male parts on each end. However the 2.5mm port on the headphones has a little ridge on it that sticks up, likewise the 2.5mm end of their cable has a groove in it.
tl;dr: this is a nigthmare.
Yes you're absolutely right in that they're similar. I use my X12s with my Xbox One using a long USB extender cable (since the USB and headphone plugs are next to each other), and I use the green and red plugs with these: [link]. Works great with my controller with built in headphone port, though it'll work with the regular headset adapter since our headphones have hardware mic monitoring
He's talking about something like this: [link]
That's for if you're using a separate mic and a separate headphone. That adapter merges them into one. I use the Zalman mic and it's really good.
But for the cable you picked, it seems to already have the mic integrated. So I don't think you would need that y-cable. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work tbh. Does it work on other devices?
Proper chat adapter would work. Something like this.
I also have the Cloud 2 headset, and love it. You can't go wrong with either.
get this plug the mic in the mic hole and headphones in aux hole then plug the male end to the ps4
Hmm. I may have tried something similar last week actually. (Without success. My goal was to actually attempt to use my MacBook Pro and DAC to patch in copyright free music and my mic into a ps4 twitch stream).
Can you outline what you're thinking so I can get a better picture? Is your DAC also a headphone amp/have a headphone out?
Is it: PS4 optical out->Computer (optical)->USB DAC out -> headphones?
One idea that comes to mind is to take a regular 3.5 patch cord and use the ps4 controller headphone jack as a line out to your computer, if the optical idea doesn't work. (Though at this point I have to wonder whether using the Bluetooth audio and whatever quality compromises result may or may not negate the purpose of the DAC :). )
I actually found the output from the controller to be pretty darn good considering.
Or you could try using something like this to connect both your headphones and mic to the DS4 controller (your mileage may vary)
Personally I think it's worth it to look out for a good used home theater receiver as the good ones can take a surround sound signal and output it through the headphone jack in a very nice 5.1 simulated way. I found a NAD home theater receiver on craigslist for $50 a while ago.
Awesome, thanks! My audio setup is pretty awkward, so having everything work is a bit hard.
PS4 > HDMI Audio Splitter > RCA Male to RCA Male Adapter > RCA to 3.5mm Adapter in to Sound Card on PC > Playback through PC to hear through headset.
Going to grab this one since it's Prime shipping.
Are you just getting stereo audio through the receiver? If so you could use something like this...
... And just run your headphones and mic through the controller.
I use Sennheiser 558s and a Zalman mic. But I run them through an Astro Mixamp.
I think this is what you're looking for...been using it for over two years and haven't had any issues with it ar all.
edit: I think Astro includes one in the box but they say it's for the Xbox, it'll work on your PS4
>Likely better to invest in some solid headphones now, then upgrade with the appropriate surround paraphernalia down the line.
Ear Force DSS2 can be found cheap on ebay. I'd get that for consoles and then get a cheap amp like a Fiio E11k.
Xbox One -> Optical Out -> Ear Force DSS2 -> 3.5mm out -> Fiio E11k -> Headphones
Get a Startech TRRS Splitter which can come in handy.
I have X12s and I use it in its PC setup. But I use this specific cable: [link]. Basically it combines the headphone and mic cable into one CTIA friendly plug that can go straight into the controller or headset adapter
Buy the xbox stereo headset adapter and the possibilities are endless my friend just make sure you have one of these
Yeah you have the wrong adapter... You can't use a splitter, you have to use this >>> [link]
Also make sure if you do have one of these, you match up the symbols for mic and headphones EXACTLY or else it may cause issues.
A splitter is just one way for sending one audio source to 2 headphones. This adapter is two way for 1 pair of headphones and 1 mic.
AND finally the Playstation Gold headset DOES work with the Xbox One. Either you have the newer controllers with the 3.5mm headset port OR the plug in chat adapter you just have to make sure that the headset is set to passive (powered off) and plug it in to either the controller directly or through the adapter and they should work just fine.
You'll also need to plug in the USB cable (just to be totally clear/thorough).
I have a similar setup only with the 558s and a Zalman mic. My Mixamp only has one 3.5mm port for the headphones and mic. I use one of these...
The AntLion ModMic is the best choice in this case... a pricey, but definitely superb microphone. I use one myself with the AKG K7XX. Modding the A900X is a lot more difficult and only an option if you know how to solder and properly execute a removable cable mod.
FiiO DAC/AMP combinations are for audio output only and will not accept signal from the ModMic. You will probably need an adapter like this one in order to connect the A900X and the ModMic to the controller at the same time. I don't own an Xbox1, so ask in another sub if this works, or check out the Windows FAQs. I don't think that it is a problem though.
I bought one of these and was able to hook up my dual-input PC headset to the Xbox One stereo headset adapter (or built-in port for the newer controllers).
What if I were to get a cable like this and a 3.5 to 2.5 cable and just do it all via audio converter cables?
Hey there. I'm a PC gamer that got back into the current gen of consoles for the exclusives (still primarily a PC gamer).
You can easily just plug your PS4 HDMI directly into your monitor and then buy one of these -> [link] in order to plug your headset into your controller (given that it's a stereo jack headset). If it's USB, you can most likely plug directly into your PS4.
This is how I do it for Xbone and PS4, works fine.
You need an adapter for that. I'd really hope you could do some research on your own, like even visiting the manufacturer website where they clearly tell you that...
For example: [link]
I have the xbox headset adapter plugged into the controller. I use this to split the port in the headset adapter. I plug my audio technica headphones into the audio port, and I have the Zalman M1 in the mic port and clip it to the headphones wire. Works just fine. The headphones work for game audio and chat, and the mic works no problem for chat.
I like this way because I can use whatever headphones I want for both my computer/music and for gaming, instead of having to get a dedicated headset for the xbox.
I use it too, great mic! I got the version with the mute switch so I could use it on my controller without my the Microsoft headset adapter, since I have the new controller with the built in headset jack. You can hear yourself talk (Mic monitoring) if you have the new controller, like me, or have a turtle beach headset adapter.
I use it with my Sennheiser HD558s and it's sublime. Since my headphones are an open design I don't really need mic monitoring since I can hear myself well enough.
Here is the Y adapter I use:
I bought two in case I break one, and both work flawlessly...
The only way I know is if you buy 3 things. One of these [link] (looks like a splitter but it joins game sound and chat to one 3.5 mm output). A headset adapter, and a USB extension because after you plug the red and green into the joiner the USB part of the cord is really short. Not the most ideal way (the cord to the controller is super long but you can just wrap it up) it definitely works tho.
I don't have a new controller, but here is what I know when I use the older controller with a stereo headset adapter:
The regular kraken doesnt come with a mic. You will hear both the game and voice audio, you just can't chat (no mic).
The kraken pro comes with a mic that doesn't work if you just plug the headset directly into the controller. If you instead split the mic and speaker from the 3.5mm jack using the cable that comes with the headset, then using a 3.5mm adapter to recombine them, it works. People say it has something to do with a resistor with in the razer headset itself.
Yeah, the 4th section would be for the mic signal. This one on Amazon seems to work for others with the xbox one according to the reviews. [link]
Nope like this:
Might be able to find it cheaper, that was just the first link I saw when I searched for it.
Edit: Nevermind, just looked at my x12's and forgot they have a chat output on the little control box thing. If your already getting sound than you should just be able to get a 2.5 male to 3.5 male cable and plug that into your controller. You could do it the way I mentioned (that's how I had mine set up) but since your already set up for game sound you might as well just get the chat cable.
Genuinely curious, why did you need a USB sound card? Is the built in line in not good enough? I was thinking of buying something like this ([link]) to use as an adapter.
I feel like a kingston hyperx cloud would have been cheaper than the HSR1000 + modmic :(
Anyways, to answer your question, you can get something like this to plug into your laptop.
Yep, just grab something like this, plug it into the adapter or one of the new controllers with the 3.5mm plug built in and you're good to go.
Gotcha, I bought the wrong type of adapter. It's funny, the guy in the video says that the adapter will work, but it's obvious he has more going to the wires than what he's saying.
People in the comments have been pointing to this adapter on amazon, but I'm wary about buying it, considering it sounds like my headset is the problem.
I've also searched for an OMTP to CTIA adapter already, but nothing is being offered on Amazon that actually works with the Xbox One, at least according to the descriptions. Could you point me in the right direction of one by chance?
Yes. That is exactly what you need, and it will work as long as it is a CTIA adapter. A lot of adapters may not actually state whether they are OMTP or CTIA, but when you look at reviews, you can tell if it is going to work with the Xbox One. Here's an example.
You need a Audio Y-adapter to convert the separate mic/audio plugs into a single plug. Looks like this
Before my Lenovo Explorer snapped at the hinge (I glued it later), I had the following setup:
Headphone/Microphone splitter cable
Koss KSC75 ear-clip headphones
Sony ECM CS3 lav mic
I routed the headset's audio cable around the top and secured it with adhesive. The splitter cable was plugged into it, routed along the headset some more, and secured in a spot where both jacks were easily accessible. I removed the lav mic's shirt clip by screwing it off and attached it to the bottom of the headset in front of the nose opening. Then, its cable was routed around the headset as well (in a somewhat clean way along its edges), using some more adhesive at various points until it reached the mic jack on the splitter cable. Finally, the headphone's cable was routed around the headset as well in a similar fashion, but some of it was kept a little long on the headphone ends so it would be easier to put on.
I loved it! Such a great value headphone/mic combination for pretty much anything.
something like this is what you would need. [link]
I have one of these but they are crap. I'd recommend using these [link]
Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs - 3.5mm 4 position to 2x 3 position 3.5mm M/F [link]
This was the one I used. It was recommended by someone here on Reddit.
Startech.Com MUYHSMFF Muyhsmff 3.5 mm 4-Pin to 2X 3-Pin 3.5 mm Headset Splitter Adapter-M/F [link]
You would need something like this.
That definitely will work! Just make sure it a male TRRS jack to a 3.5 mm female mic jack and a 3.5 mm female stereo output jack. If you are in the States, just order either of these 2 splitters from Amazon.
I have the second one myself and use it with my ModMic 5 and Sennheiser headphones with my Xbox One (also mobile Android, PC, and PS4 compatible).
The other option is you get a Vmoda BoomPro Mic instead of the ModMic. It would be an inexpensive 1 cable mic solution compatible with your headphones, but then you would have to return your ModMic. They both sound good (I own both) but I have to use the more expensive ModMic in my case because of the sound leakage of my Sennheisers.
Should be fine, however if you were to plug the headset into your PS4 controller, you'd need one of these things (i think)
This might work
If you're using a mixer that has aux sends, you can set up a mix minus using your phone or other device.
You'll need a Headset adapter for your phone. As well as these two cords, Aux to 1/4" mono and Aux to Stereo 1/4".
From here, you can run the Aux to Stereo 1/4" from the Split Headphone Jack into an open channel on your mixer. Run the Aux to 1/4" Mono from your AUX SEND to the Split Microphone Jack from your phone. That way you're getting the audio from the phone into your mix, and using your aux, the caller can hear you without hearing themselves.
This Video could help.
I bought a separate microphone and headphone but my laptop has only one jack. but i have no idea if it works with splitter so in that case is it better to take a USB one ?
So should i take this one
Or this one
And with the USB And can i use the microphone only in the usb and put the headphones in the normal jack ?
should i take the usb to be sure it works ? how about the quality
Test this, If you can plug in some old iphone earbuds that have the microphone and the mic/headphones work with the Apple Lightning to 3.5mm adapter just get this:
If not, buy something like this with the adapter linked above:
Then, if you need RCA L and R channels separate, get this:
Does your PS4 headset have the standard 3.5mm (the green and pink) connectors? If so, you can connect it with an adapter like this one
If the Rode SmartLav+ works, than any XLR should work with the correct adapters. Something like
and this: [link]
I didn't know about Open Camera until now. I'm going to buy those adapters and report back.
nope, your only options are to pick up an adapter (see below) or pick up a different headset
didn't your headset come with an adapter to separate the cables?
Well the controller is brand new out of the box. This is my Y splitter
I got this one
Are you sure it isn't a combo port? A lot of small form-factor stuff has a single 4 pole 3.5mm jack which can act as a headphone jack and microphone jack at the same time. If that's the case, you may just need this adapter: [link]
If not, you can get a low end USB soundcard: [link]
If you're doing professional recording though, you might want something higher end then that like a Scarlett, but those are pretty pricey.
Since the adapter does not have a name, as far as I'm aware at least, I will link you to a product that does this. I am NOT recommending this product, it's purely an example of what to look for. If you decide to buy it, you are on your own.
Be aware that there are two different standards for how this can be wired internally. The terms used are T, R and S (Tip, Ring Sleeve). When you have stereo sound, a microphone and the needed ground wire you need 4 contacts, also called TRRS. One standard has the microphone on the Sleeve and the other on the Ring closest to the Sleeve. Using an adapter from one standard on a device that uses the other will result in the microphone not working. Make sure that the product you buy uses the correct standard.
Pretty much anything like this should work.
Would this not work? [link]
AFAIK you use the controller for audio out/mic in, in which case you would need a cable to merge the two connections into one 3.5mm jack to plug into the controller. Something like this
You would use one of those green/pink (headphone/mic) splitters (this is the one I use.) The A40s or the mixamp should've come with one, but they're pretty cheap if not.
Assuming this is one of those combination speaker/mic ports, you want one of these.
A splitter is different and doesn't work in the direction you want.
I use this splitter/adapter with the g230 headset.
You could always get an adapter like this one, and choose your own headset and mic.
Maybe use this instead.
You need a few cables. I couldn't check the gender of the cables coming out of the X31 so verify that all genders are correct before pulling the trigger.
1x 3.5mm 4 position splitter
1x 3.5mm to RCA adapter
Basically the 3.5mm to rca adapter will plug into the headset side of the splitter, then the headset mic will plug into the mic side of the splitter. Then all you do is plug the splitter into the controller.
Edit: This might be wrong.. really wish I could see the connections on it.
This one works and it's pretty cheap.
You need like a reverse-splitter thingy...
You need an adapter like this.
Notice that it has three black rings on the plug.
I bought and use this splitter and there is no distinguishable loss in quality. I use it with this headset and it works flawlessly.
Turns a 3.5mm combo headphone/microphone port into two distinct ports – one 3.5mm headphone jack and one 3.5mm microphone port
It is. You'll need a splitter, like this.
What's your budget by the way?
this is what you need.
Correct, there is no mic-only input. I mean, on my T420 there's a mic on the laptop itself even if you don't spec it with a webcam, but no mic jack. I think the idea is that if you're a person who needs a mic-only input, then your setup probably doesn't use the laptop's mic-in anyway. You're either a podcaster or streamer with a USB mic, or a professional audio person with a whole external sound card setup. Sound quality just isn't that good with built-in audio chipsets. For people like you and me that have older gaming headsets with separate plugs, adapters are pretty easy to find.
is that one good? (if it isnt it has to be .ca so i can find prime shipping)
That white adapter won't, at least for chat. It's only 3 ring; it's missing the 4th ring for mic.
Edit: based on the q/a here, this is the adapter that you want: [link]
It's a four pole plug not a 3 pole plug meaning it's meant for a mic in plus stereo out and ground I believe. You need something like THIS then you should be able to use whatever headphones and mic you want. I have senheiser hd598 and mod mic 4.0 and it works great. Though you may want THIS as well to control volume more easily.
Something like this should do the trick.
Like this one. [link]
More specifically, this adapter: [link]
You'd need to get a cable to split the audio and microphone. I think that's all you would need. I also have the headset adapter to control volume and mute microphone
here are two apps (.exe, not win10 apps) that can help with noise redux/sound quality
the first is a free 'digital mixing board' that gives you control over all or most of the sounds coming through your pc, and what gets sent out-- to obs/xsplit/etc. you then can choose 'voicemeeter' as a source in obs.
the second is a sandbox of sorts for adjusting sound input (from mic or other sources) with eq, noise gate, gain boost, just to name a few. search 'vsthost plugins' and I'm sure you'll find more than you need.
so to answer your 2 questions:
1) with voicemeeter (and banana) you can choose two separate usb mics as inputs, as well as differentiating your onboard audio-- so altogether, three sound sources. I run my mic through vsthost, with an vb-cable as an output, which is then an input source for voicemeeter.
2) do you want a headset specifically to hear as well as amplify your voice? or do you just want the mic function. a y-splitter (this one, for example) will let you use regular stereo headphones (you can pick your favorite ones) as well as the mic. even with a usb mic, voicemeeter will allow you to hear whatever else is routed through the board. I would suggest spending a bit more on a quality mic, not a decent headset.
I use that exact one and it works perfectly.
This splitter will take both signals and make them one that will plug into the controller
I'm not sure if you can plug a TRS plug into a TRRS jack. This may help:
Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs:
I just ordered this, which I think this might allow this to work: [link]
Original Comment by MonstaMike
>That could be your problem because I know the ports have to be the designated ports for the connection.
>here's the cable I'm using it works and has those designated ports
If you're positive that your PC can handle a TRRS jack, then you just need a 2x TRS <strong>female</strong> to TRRS male cable/adapter.
With this adapter, and this microphone, you can use whatever headphones you want.
This is what I bought for mine. Works like a charm
Oh my mistake, your headset might have come with a cable that looks like this. [link] If it didn't you have to buy one to get the mic to work.
Get this: [link]
In theory these should work. [link]
Get an adapter to fix it.
Here You Go
Just ordered that one. Thanks
edit: actually just ordered the cable version. Saved about $10 [link]
Yes. This is what I use [link]
Thanks, found the correct splitter!
What's the microphone?
And you mean you have a jack like this with either a headset or microphone and headphone symbol next to it? In that case, assuming your mic just has a 3.5mm jack, you'll need something like this. I haven't looked for the cheapest one, so I'm sure you can find one cheaper that does the job just as well.
And I'm also guessing you're talking about one of these splitters?
answer to your problems:
Finding the appropriate splitter on Amazon is tricky. Here are some links we've taken from our in-app FAQ.
Here is one which seems be splitting the microphone and headphone parts into two separate female jacks:
StarTech.com Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs - 3.5mm 4 position to 2x 3 position 3.5mm M/F
This is another similar splitter:
BEBONCOOL(TM) 3.5mm 4-Pin to 2x 3-Pin 3.5mm Headset Splitter Adapter M/F
So then it's just a splitter for using multiple inputs/outputs. You need one like this:
Hmm... Perhaps you need a splitter then?
Hello! I am looking to purchase some equipment to improve the sound quality from my iPhone while recording my piano pieces, nothing major just as a hobby. I am quite confused with the different type of setups available and would love to receive some advice. Here is the setup I have planned:
iPhone -> Headset-Microphone 3.5mm splitter -> Neewer NW-700 Condenser Microphone
However, I understand that I have to provide power to the Neewer microphone for it to function well (and not drain the iPhone's battery). What would be the cheapest way to go around doing that?
Buy the cheapest lavalier mic you can get and an P3 to P2 adapter. I have a Sennheiser as well and it works flawlessly with this adapter and mic. I dare to say that the mic audio is way better than the audio from Sony Gold headset.
I use an older model Razer Carcharias (with the split mic/audio connectors) plugged into an adapter for my PS4 and it works.
Either taping up the part on the aux cable that would hit the mic pin in the phones jack or using a splitter like this one [link]
This would do the trick: [link]
So I want an adapter with a male adapter like this as opposed to this?
Edit: I believe this is what I need. Steering wheel module (PAC SWI-RC if it matters) into the headset plug and mic into the mic plug?
I've had this cable for over 2 years. No issues. I use it with PS4 and Xbox One
You don't need a splitter, you need a specific kind of combiner, it sounds like: [link]
[link] this one worked for me. It has a 4-po male. I use the same mic with Superlux headphones
Got more info from [link]
> Most PC headsets fall under this category, since basically all PCs have separate mic and speaker ports to allow stereo sound. Purchase This to hook up the speakers and mic together and plug the remaining port into the chat adapter. If the mic still doesn't work, purchase the OMTP to CTIA adapter in the link above under the 3.5mm 3 black band setup.
And I think this is the link you may need, but double check me on that: [link]
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I'm new to headphones, dacs, and amps and I had a couple of questions. Can I use something like this headset adapter to combine my headphones and modmic into 1 audio cable going to this dac&amp? I'm trying to reduce the amount of cables I have to run to my computer which is in a closet in my home theater room where I play a few games, stream videos, and watch blu rays. Also, can I add a USB 3.0 hub before the dac&? The hub would be helpful if I want to get away from my wireless keyboard and mouse. My plan is for this to all go into an armrest space in my recliner and just have one USB cable going to my desktop about 8 feet away. I'm completely open to other ideas to accomplish this if this sounds terrible.
I use this and works perfectly with my headphones.
Just plug both into your controller...
Yep, one of these will do.
the iphone uses the standard that the xbox one does not.
I use this adapter personally and it works just fine: [link]
Nothing really quick for using your Audio Technicas. You'll need a new chat adapter, something like a Modmic for external microphone (pretty decent, actually), and a headset adapter cable that will take the mic 3.5mm and 3.5mm from headphones down to a single, 4-pole connector to go into the chat adapter.
*Edit; Some Amazon links:
Headset Adapter Cable
Xbox One Chat Adapter
Alternatively if your headphones have a removable cable that accepts a single, 3.5mm input you can get a V-Moda Boom Pro Mic and forego the headset cable as it'll already be all in one 4-pole connector. Though, the Boom Pro doesn't have as nice of quality as the Modmic.
I actually have the 598 and vmoda boom mic, but I'm currently using the vmoda mic with my ad700s. You can use a Y splitter like [link] to pair the two together.
Alternatively, you can pick up the Phillips SHP9500 that has a 3.5mm jack that pairs nicely with vmodas.
[link] pretty knowledgeable guy reviewing the SHP9500. Praises the headsets for being really good. Around 6mins in you can see him plug in the vmodas directly to the headset.
[link] here's another video of him reviewing the microphone itself(also paired with the SHP9500)
Hope you find this useful.
I think you need one of these. I'm not 100% sure though.
I bought an adapter for an old phone and still use in for my 5x in the car
I've been using a ModMic and headphones with an ~~OMTP~~ adapter/splitter plugged into the controller's 3.5 mm jack, and it seems to work just fine.
Edit: it still seems sort of up in the air as to whether the DS4 does OMTP, CTIA, or somehow both, but I'll just say that I bought this thing and haven't had any complaints. The manufacturer's site seems to indicate it's a CTIA adapter, so take that for what it's worth.
That will do it. It won't make a difference in sound quality.
Do the A40s have a single plug or are the mic and headphones separate plugs? I use separate headphones and mic.
I have controllers with the 3.5mm plug. I use a Y adapter in the controller...
I run my mic into the mic side and the headphone side I run to the MP3 port on the Mixamp with a 3.5mm cable. I run my headphones into the Mixamp as you normally would.
This cable will also work and simplify things (it may be the only option if your mic and headphones are a single plug?)...
Ignore that it's labelled a PS4 cable. You just run that from the controller to the controller port on the Mixamp (along with the standard setup). But when I used it the vibration in my controller (Elite) sent out static over my mic whenever my controller was wired. My options were no vibration (even turning it down didn't help), only use the controller wireless, or switch back to my other setup above.
With the first method you'll want to move your headphone slider (in the Xbox settings) all of the way to the chat side. Otherwise you'll get stereo audio being fed back into the Mixamp and competing with your surround sound. I don't recall if that's an issue with the Turtle Beach cable... But it's something to keep in mind.
Edit- It just occurred to me that you didn't mention the Mixamp and this post was probably pointless.
I'm assuming the headset you are wanting to use has a 3.5mm plug each for the headphones and mic. If so your wanting one of these
Your diagram is a pain. Here's how simple this would be to explain: "I have a PC with a port that has both audio and microphone. I want to use a headset for microphone, but I need the audio to go both to the headset and to a console/monitor. Help please?"
Simple. Much simpler after it's organized in words instead of scribbles.
Start with this: [link]
That will take the PC output and split it into mic and audio. Then you plug something like this into the audio portion: [link]
One of the audio splits we just made will go to your console.
You now have an audio and microphone port that you need to get your headset into. I'm assuming your headphones have only one plug for both, so you'll need something like this to plug both those portions in: [link]
You could just get a separate mic, then use a 4-pole adapter to combine the headphones and mic into one plug (see here)
If your device has a combined jack for headphone and microphone (4 pole 3,5mm cable) you'd need a splitter like this [link]
Perhaps you could use something like this? I actually have one for my old stereo because it used a db-9 connector to the main speaker then split the audio to the speakers. However, it can also take multiple audio inputs and simultaneously mix them. As for you mic, you may need a separate connection and I'm not sure if you are using the mic for the pc or the ps4.
Also, use it in conjunction with this to connect your mic to the pc or ps4? Not sure how it would work but I think it would.
If you decide on the 598's then be wary of the open back. You'll want to get a uni-directional mic. An omni-directional mic will pick up the sound coming out of the open back. The 598's will be great for gaming due to the soundstage, but I hear that the bass is lacking. However, I don't have experience with the 598's so I can't personally confirm this.
You're basically the exact same as me when I was looking for some new headphones. I have the DT 770's, use them for Xbox One gaming, and listen to Rock/pop also. They're great for gaming but not the greatest for rock. The DT 770's have recessed mids, which is where guitar frequency primarily lies, so the guitar might be a bit quieter than you're used to for rock music. I honestly don't think you'll notice though until you actually compare it to a different pair of headphones.
The DT 770's have 3 models. A 32 ohm, an 80 ohm, and a 250 ohm model. The 80 ohm model has slightly more bass than the others if you really want the most bass you can get. Though if you get the 80 ohm you will need an amp to get good volume out of the xbox controller. I haven't tried to 32 ohm but that should work fine with your Phone, Macbook, and Xbox without an amp. I would suggest the 32 ohm to you. It'll have slightly less bass than the 80 ohm, but you'd be able to hear the mids slightly more for the rock music. Plus you won't have to spend the extra $60-$100 on an amp.
If, however, you do decide to go for the 80 ohm then you will need an amp. I have the Fiio e11k for several reasons but most importantly, its only $60 and has enough power to drive the 80 ohms. It also has a gain switch if you ever find the volume isn't loud enough for you and a bass boost if you ever want slightly more bass. I think you'll be hard pressed to find a cheaper amp that works as well as this one does.
As for mics, I have the antlion modmic which costs about $40. Since the DT 770's are closed back the modmic is great. Though you might want to go clip on on your budget. Using these with Xbox requires some extra cords. I use one of these and one of these to plug the mic and headphones into my controller. You only need the adapter if you're using on of the earlier controllers though. The new xbox controllers have the 3.5 mm plug already.
The 80 ohm DT 770's will probably push you slightly over your budget. DT 770 80 ohm are $190 on Amazon. The e11k is $60 on Amazon. The xbox adapter is $25 an the splitter is $7. The modmic is $42. That in total will put you at about $320 not including shipping. Though the modmic can be replaced with a $10 clip on mic and you're back under budget. Also if you have a newer controller then you won't need the $25 adapter.
You can make the 80 ohm's work with your budget but you'll be using practically every cent.
The 32 ohm will leave you a lot of wiggle room with budget because you won't need the $60 amp.
Wow... I really got carried away writing that :)
You can use any mic with a PS4. I use K7xx w/ a modmic using a y adapter.
Also check out madlustenvy's gaming guide over on head-fi tons of info in there
I'm getting suspicious of the y-cable. I have two, but one is flimsy and the other is older. The flimsy one isn't working at all (even with x360 mic) so it doesn't seem so far fetched now that maybe by second y-adapter is broken in some way that it only works with the x360 mic. The 360 is 4-pin (TRRS) while the modmic is 3-pin so that seems pretty possible. I ordered some replacement y-adapters and a TRRS -> TRS converter to see if either of those help. Thanks for the encouragement!
I found this,
You will need to have a 4 post splitter, not just a headphone splitter which is similar but in this case very different , a 4 post splitter will separate the audio into two different connections(3.5mm headphone connection and a 3.5mm microphone) 4 post is right, left, microphone and ground, but not always in that order.
BTW it's probably not a good idea to try using your current setup until you get the 4 post splitter. You are shorting out the controller's audio hardware. Basically your mic is shorting itself to another post within the controller itself.
Also obtaining audio can be achieved without the adapter or headphones , it would require a converter to convert the digital optical output of the Xbox one into a analog signal via component rca jacks which would provide stereo sound. You could just use your regular pc speakers or anything with right(red) and left(white) component rca stereo input after you obtained the optical to analog converter of course.
Link for 4 post splitter,
Link for optical to analog converter,
Both items can be found cheaper but I have hands on experience with each on the Xbox One.
Good luck! But you won't need luck. This is the answer your seeking. Your headphones and adapter are fine.
Sure. You'll just need to get a Y splitter if you want to hear any chat or game audio.
That's all you'll need for most headsets.
I got it working with this set up:
But yes, mic quality is pretty clear and I plan on getting a modmic eventually, but this set up up will work for now. Looking back, I should've gotten what you suggested.......if it was 3 days ago when I bought this set up haha. Thank you for your help though.
Grab yourself one of these and then look at much cheaper/better pc headsets than what is offered for console gamers.
Don't buy the white box adapter as they reverse stereo channels for some reason.
As recommendations for Headphones + Mic are so common here it seems reasonable to post reviews for microphone products.
This cable combines a separate microphone and headphone cable to TRRS for computers that do not have separate headphone and microphone inputs. Do not buy these as they reverse the stereo channels for some reason.
This cables will convert a TRRS mic + headphone and separate the headphone jack from the microphone jack. If your computer has a separate jack for microphone and headphone you'd use with.
Its a 4 pin connector.
But, most modern laptops come with a microphone built in.
You can get TRRS splitters.
Be aware that these ones reverse the left and right channel when they shouldn't.
The G633 and 933 both have a 3.5mm input on the headphones so you can power them through the headphone jack. The mic should also work through that.
Heaphone and Mic to Single 3.5mm Plug
I use this cable with my phone and a headset. Works exactly as it should.
You'll need a breakout cable like this.
Something like this.
But that's assuming the new headsets are 3.5mm and your other headphones are as well.
I have the Sennheiser HD 558s and a modmic and use a StarTech combo audio adapter. It works great!
StarTech Adapter: [link]
I just bought all this so I could have a headset for my PC and Xbox.
Logitech G430 - $47- [link]
Chat Adapter - $22 - [link]
Cable converter - $7 - [link]
If you are going to use the headphones only on Xbox I'd recommend getting the G230's ($30 on eBay) instead so you're not paying extra for the surround sound in the 430's which only works on PC.
For your Xbox One I would recommend this:
Xbox One Headset Adapter
Headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs
Sennheiser G4ME One
I don't have the hyperx headset, I have the serbia v2 headset I use with my ps4 using this adapter.
Yes, but you will need an adapter such as this: [link]
Don't forget the StarTech Headset Adapter!
Not at all. The headphones sound just as good whether I'm using the splitter or just the headphones by themselves.
I also just noticed that your splitter is not the same one that I got. Here is the one I have. The difference is the male end of mine has 3 rings while the one you posted has 2. You will most likely want 3 rings because the first 2 rings transmit right and left stereo audio channels while the 3rd ring transmits the microphone signal.
You can just choose to buy an adapter [link]
There'are adapters for headsets with two jacks. Notice the 3 black rings on the jack? That means it splits the mic and the headphone part.
Your computer probably has a combination mic/audio port instead of two separate ports. You can get adapters for it, like this one: [link]
Yes, you can get over ear open headphones. The only difference is that the back area of the headphone cups is opened up. I would suggest reading up on the differences between closed and open headphones. A quick google search should do the trick.
There are bluetooth cans that also have a wired option, like the meelec air fi matrix2, but the problem is that they are usually closed since you typically use bluetooth on the go, and, well, you would want to isolate and not have your sound leak out. This typically makes for a bad gaming experience. I honestly think you'll get a MUCH better experience if you split it up into two separate pieces of equipment.
Yes, the mod mic would plug into the microphone port on your PC. For your PS4, I believe something like this would work.
Glad it helps :). You could also use this adapter to connect both HD598 and the included headset to your DS4. But I think the sound quality in the controller is not as good as your TV. One thing to be sure is HD598 will beat Kraken in every way.
O sheet yeah. My bad - Brain derp moment...
Edit: Deleted most of the text - I keep thinking it's 2.5mm...My brain is broken today so I'm going to stop trying . It's all covered in the YT vid I posted (Credit to YT OP)
[link] - This will do the job for you . Only question is if its CITA or OMTP. Chances are it's CITA looking at the comments . Hopefully your headset is also the same configuration. If not it's another adaptor in the chain
This is the splitter
I use a Siberia v2. You can use it on your computer and with this $6 adapter you can plug it into your PS4 controller.
You will need something like this if your PC doesn't support 4 pole input. [link]
You may need an adapter similar to this,
> The hard drive, sure it's a terabyte but it only runs at 5400rpm which is hella slow.
15.6 inch laptops with an SSD out of the box are kinda expensive. Sadly OEMs tend to charge a premium for an SSD.
> Oh one other thing, there is only a headphone jack (no microphone jack) ...
According to the specifications it's a headphone/mic combination jack. If you don't have a suitable headset, you can use an adapter to hook up a microphone.
If the phone is capable of using a headset, buy this and a regular M/M stereo cord. Plug the regular stereo into your computer's audio output, and the mic input of the adapter, and the male end of the adapter into your phone.
Your question is confusing because you're getting I/O wrong. You don't put a message 'into the speaker' of a phone. A speaker amplifies the sound received by the microphone. Whatever you're asking for certainly does exist, but I think you need to work on your phrasing.
I think this and this.
hi! thanks for your response.
I see DS4 has only one input, I was wondering if I can connect something like this and PS4 recognize audio's headset.
My sub doesn't have audio out :(
Something I posted in another thread;
> you can use a 4 pole splitter and a lapel mic and plug in some nice headphones to get set up for chat without breaking the bank.
I just pull the plug when I want to mute.
I may be of some help. I was in the same position as you a couple months ago.
First you have to decide, wired or wireless.
Wireless: A lot people suggest the ps gold headset ($100). As a gaming headset, they're decent but from what I've read, the sound quality is not great. If all you do is plan to play games with it and you don't care all that much about sound quality then this may be your best wireless option. A better wireless option would be the Astro A50. Reviews seem to say that the sound quality on the A50 is pretty good but this comes at a much higher price ($300 new, $200 refurbished). SteelSeries also makes a good wireless option at the same price point of the Astro.
Wired: If you go on head-fi, everyone will say the best option would be to buy a decent dedicated full-size headphones(price here depends on budget), a separate mic, and something like this to connect to your controller. This is true but I didn't like this option. Having two cables going my controller to my head seemed like a bit of a hassle and I wanted as few wires as possible. I wanted a quality wireless setup, but I couldn't justify spending $300 for a setup I'd only use to game.
I did find the V-Moda boom pro which would replace the cord on their headphone's with an in-line boom mic thus eliminating one more wire. Paired it up with the V-Moda M80(You should be able to use it with anything form the vmoda line, but don't hold me to that, you should be able to find out yourself easily), which to my surprise got great reviews on head-fi. I bought them for around 80 on an amazon lightning deal. They're pretty good, especially considering the whole setup cost ~$100. Build quality is very high, sound quality is good, a little bass heavy IMO but that is perfect for gaming. I also wouldn't mind taking these out with me on the colder months as they're not too bulky. They also come with a pretty cool carrying case.
I'm very happy with this setup now and I think the next step up from here would be to get a wireless setup.
Hope this helps.
Source: I do have quite an extensive headphone collection so I do appreciate a good set of cans.
It uses the extended 3.5mm stereo/mic combo connector commonly found on cell phones, most likely. If you don't have a cell phone headset, you'll need to buy one of these most likely.
It depends. If your particular android device uses iPhone headsets, this will work. The original TRRS standard mic headset was from Nokia. Apple used TRRS as well but switched the sleeve from ground to mic with the final ring. Some androids (I think HTC) use the Apple standard, some the other.
This I tried months ago and it worked with my Nexus 7 tablet. I'm an Apple fanboy, though. Not tried other devices.
with basic things like this, brands don't tend to really matter at all as long as it has decent strain relief and doesn't immediately fall apart. something like this is fine
Just get an adapter that seperates 4-pole 3,5mm to seperate mic and audio out. Like this one; [link]
Then plug regular headphones in the 3,5mm audio out and the 3,5mm from the Yeti to the mic in. Maybe not the best solution but it should work.
Xbox stereo headset adapter plus something like this [link]
You can use something like this
Is this for chat?
I have the xbox headset adapter plugged into the controller. I use this to split the port in the headset adapter. I plug my audio technica headphones into the audio port, and I actually have the Zalman M1 in the mic port and clip it to the headphones wire. Works just fine. The headphones work for game audio and chat, and the mic works no problem for chat.
Just the mic would probably work too by plugging the mic straight into the controller without the headset adapter.
I think, if you use your surround sound to plug your headphones in, you might not be able to hear chat from the headphones, but there may be a setting for that, I'm not sure.
You can get audio splitter cables. By aux cables do you mean stereo (TRS) 3.5mm minijack? Like, is it one of those headsets that has a separate stereo (TRS) minijack for the headphones , and then a mono (TS) minijack for the microphone? If that's the scenario, then you could get something like this: [link]
Which would allow you to plug the male trrs (Tip Ring Ring Sleeve) connector into the ipad, then plug the mic output on the headset into the mic input on the adapter... Then you could take the stereo output on the adapter and use a male to male minijack trs cable (e.g. [link] ) into the E1.
But yeah, could you provide some more details about how you want the signal flow to work? I thought on one scenario you may want one of these [link] as well...
Of course using an audio interface is the way to go to make this less of a spaghetti cable scenario, but adapters are a lot cheaper eh.
Hey there, unless I've misunderstood (in which case, my apologies), I'm in the same boat as you. I just recently ordered: [link]
It's just a 3.5mm splitter for audio and mic input, several people have claimed it to work, such as: [link]
DS4 -> Splitter -> ->Headphone/Mic
the answer is "no" to the mic, but just grab something like this and you'll be fine with an e10k.
How much of a difference the amp will make is hard to say. Basically, if you're hearing static/weird stuff/distortion, the e10k will solve your problem because of the usb dac. But if you already have a loud, clean source, an e10k probably won't give you a huge boost in audio quality. it might make an audible difference, but whether that difference is worth 80 bucks or whatever is up to you.
You need this:
I'm surprised a lot of you didn't know this...
Now just get a mic/headset adapter and clip on microphone and you're money, baby.
Does the adapter look like this? Notice on the male side ( the side you stick into your PC ) how there are 3 black bands. This differs from headphones because headphones only have 2 black bands. The adapter linked should support your microphone along with headphone. It's possible your adapter will work, but you're plugging the wrong thing into the wrong plug on the adapter.
How do your headphones connect to your computer?
If they use bluetooth, just pair them to your phone.
If they use 2x 3.5mm audio plugs, then this adapter should work.
If your headphones have a dedicated non-bluetooth USB plug, then you might be SOL.
Here you go (/badassflutters)
I've looked into using a similar setup on PS4. It is possible to get game audio through your headphones while using a mic plugged in though the controller. However the PS4 will try to play all incoming chat back through the microphone, thinking it's a headset. So you can talk to everyone else, but you can't hear them, which is a bit of a problem.
There are two relatively straight-forward ways to fix this, both involving using an adapter to 'trick' the PS4 into thinking your mic+headphones are one device. The first method uses a 3.5mm y-adapter which you then plug into the headphone jack on the DS4. The alternative method uses a usb to 3.5mm adapter, which you the plug into a USB port on the PS4. In either method you just plug in your headphones and mic into the adapter, and it should work as you would expect.
Both of these methods will let you hear both game and incoming chat through your headphones, while using a separate mic. Keep in mind however that you'll likely need an amplifier to take full advantage of your m50x's.
Quick disclaimer; I haven't actually used either of these methods, this is all just information I picked up while researching this a couple months ago, so I don't know how well they actually work when it comes to volume levels or whatever. If you want more info, here is a head-fi forum post on the subject.
Hey guys, I need some help on my setup. I think what I am looking for is a mixer. Here is my setup:
I want to use my Sennheiser Game Zero headset with both my PC and my Xbox One without having to switch the input between the two sources every time. It would also be nice to listen to music on the PC while hearing the game audio from the Xbox simultaneously. From what I have read so far, a mixer is what I need.
I already have the stereo headset adapter for the Xbox one controller and this adapter: [link]
So I already know the headset works with the Xbox.
My PC uses the Asus Xonar Essence STX soundcard.
So is a mixer what I am looking for? If so, what should I buy for my situation. I don't need one with any fancy EQ features, just something simple. Would prefer to keep it under 100$. I'm also assuming I will need some adapters.
I am also concerned that introducing a mixer would degrade audio quality. I have also read that splitting headphones to multiple sources can damage ports or equipment if not setup properly.
Sorry if this is in the wrong section or formatted incorrectly, this is my first reddit post ever, be gentle.
I'm not sure I understand the issue if you're using a usb dac? But maybe this is what you need?
I'm using g430s with a $5 combiner and they are working fine
You need something like this: [link]
The one he bought is used only for headphones (it's 3 pole). You need one made for headphones+microphone (4 pole).
Yep, I have my g430 working no problem once I bought one of these guys. Was just a little concerned about the YMMV type of wording on the Turtle Beach site. Wasn't sure what sort of internals they had that would possibly cause some features to not work w/ non TB headsets.
> The Ear Force Headset Audio Controller will work with any Turtle Beach headset with a 3.5mm 4-pole connection. It has been tuned for and tested with headsets made by Turtle Beach. You may not get similar results with headsets made by other manufacturers.
Could you link that Sennheiser audio adapter which combines the headphone's and the microphone's cable into one 3,5mm port?
Is this the same thing?
Edit: Ended up getting this one.
You have to be careful because many of these adapters are made for use with smartphones and have a different pin out. (4pole cables that work with apple devices do not work with xbox stereo headset adapter and vice versa).
This one is said to work with both Xbox One and PS4 headsets via the questions and answers section.
The Xbox stereo headset works with PS4, I used it with my PS4 in parties with friends and they hear me fine. Just have to go Adjust devices to send all sounds through the headset.
I also use a razer kraken pro (and several other headphones) with a lapel mic connected to through a 3.5 mm headphone/mic splitter like this. This set up also works for both.
I also have the PS Silver headset, I haven't tried the mic on it on a xbox one stereo adapter tho.
Sometimes (especially late at night) I game with my Bose headphones plugged into the aux jack on the controller so I don't make noise. I thought about buying a splitter like this and connecting a clip-on mic or something with it too.
That aux jack on the controller is one of my favorite features.
Sure, you'll need one of these. Just plug it into your controller and plug your microphone and headphones into the Y-cable. That's it, that's all! Make sure the Y-cable supports both microphone AND headphones-- I've had places try and sell me headphone splitters (use two headphones in same jack...)
With THIS You can
Bingo. You need a splitter with 4-pins ("3 black rings").
I have this one, and it works great with the DS4:
It's what I use.
yea great tip this works great for me but I'm picking this up from amazon [link] it'll connect into the extension cable on the kraken and should get the mic + audio to work 24/7 but wait a couple of days and I'll let you know they haven't arrived yet
I am extremely excited to use my Sennheiser G4me Zero's with my PS4 once I finally get both...
If anyone is wondering how I'm going to use them with the 4-pin DS4 port, I'll be using this.
This should work, just plug it into the jack on the controller.
I found this one which works really well with my Siberia V2 (same input)
You can use [link] .
Or [link] , [link]
It...does not. Game audio comes through fine, but even through a splitter, it does not pick the mic up. Shame. :(
EDIT: It will work if you get a proper splitter like this one: [link]
That has the sufficient audio channels to support both audio and microphone inputs, 3 or 2 pole 3.5mm jack splitters won't work.
Keep in mind that this Mac doesn't have a dedicated line-in jack, and instead requires the use of something like this adapter: [link]
Get one of these.
one of these, your call on how much you care about voice quality.
these kick the shit out of any console gaming headphones. You're paying for an "interesting" color scheme and a giant logo, it's a bit of a racket. good luck!
You have to make sure its one of the splitters that has 3 black rings on the post.
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SP0WAQ that one works great for me.
Nah. I never got kinect. The ideal set up is for all sound to be played through my receiver/amp + headphones with a lavaliere mic attached to the headset adapter. So far this hasn't worked on xbox one because the console forces all voice chat output through the headset adapter if it detects anything plugged in. It worked flawlessly on 360 though.
And yes, I know I can plug headphones into another adapter, but the xbox headset adapter itself doesn't output at enough strength for my headphones to sound good. This means I would need a different amp powering my headphones. Maybe I'm being petty, but voice chat with random people on xbl isn't worth it if i have to put about 18 feet of wiring between me and the controller or sacrifice sound quality and immersion.
He doesn't need that. The chat adaptor comes with one.
And to FoxyGrandpa01. In theory yes it will work. Normally you would plug the controller in to the mix amp but with the modmic you would most likely need a headset adapter for headsets with separate headphone / microphone plugs. This would in theory allow party chat to go to the headset thro the mix amp and the mic to go through the controller. I linked the cable that you may need down below. You could use any 4 pole splitter and just unplug the mic from the headset. I say in theory because I don't have a modmic to test this out.
To cover all bases. I don't think you could plug the modmic in to the port on the side of the headset as that is for a 1 pole plug in and two doesn't fit.