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ath m50s + mixamp but what about a mic?

post #1 of 15
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i was going to buy a mixamp to play xbox with on my ath m50's and i was just wondering how can i hook up a mic to it and if i need to buy any extra, and which mic to buy? thanks so much for the info!

post #2 of 15

I just chopped up the xbox mic and velcroed it to the side of the cup.  If you want a more professional look you can pick any boom mic with a 2.5 mm jack that will plug into the controller.  Also, any amp will do just fine as long as there is a digital volume toggle in the game.  For halo 3 there isn't, so that's why mix amps are popular in the first place.

post #3 of 15

I'm using the mic/headset from my Vtech phone on my Xbox controller.  Configuration voice output to "speakers", and just wear the mic headset around my neck.  Not exactly ideal but works completely fine.

 

Also, isn't there a mic input on the Mixamp that uses regular 3.5mm mic jack(ie typical PC microphones)?


Edited by K2e2vin - 11/23/10 at 8:16pm
post #4 of 15
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will i need any cords to make sure the voice audio goes to the ath m50's?

post #5 of 15

sorry to sidetrack but:

 

with the ps3, is it possible to have mic function go thru bluetooth(outgoing chat only) and have incoming voice come through my headphones?

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Originally Posted by IDK View Post

sorry to sidetrack but:

 

with the ps3, is it possible to have mic function go thru bluetooth(outgoing chat only) and have incoming voice come through my headphones?



yea, thats what i do. i just clip my bluetooth to my shirt. just go to audio device settings in accessory settings and put input as the bluetooth mic and then output as system default.

post #7 of 15
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will i need any cords to make sure the voice audio goes to the ath m50's?



Nope.  Just make sure voice audio is set to output through the speaker in the Xbox menu.

post #8 of 15
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could you find me a mic or headset i should tear apart to connect to the ath m50s on amazon or something?

post #9 of 15

you can do what this guy did except with m50s instead, he used the Labtec LVA-7330 i think: 

post #10 of 15
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is it worth it to spend $200+ on an audio system for gaming do you think?

post #11 of 15
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is it worth it to spend $200+ on an audio system for gaming do you think?



We can't tell you that, you can only make that decision for yourself.

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Icy56 View Post

you can do what this guy did except with m50s instead, he used the Labtec LVA-7330 i think: 



Do you need to buy the mixamp, or could you buy a much cheaper 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter, which plugs into your controller, which then plugs into your mic?

post #13 of 15

You don't need to buy the mixamp but if you go adapter route; you have to be careful of which adapter/mic you buy since standalone mics may be pinned differently than headphone/mic plugs.  You can always rewire it though. 

 

This is not an issue with PC's as they have dedicated mic inputs on the soundcard.

 

Edit: something like this would allow you to plug a PC mic into the Xbox controller or 2.5mm phone jack:  http://www.expansys-usa.com/expansys-ppcpadpt12-2-5mm-to-3-5mm-micaudio-adaptor-113967/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=base


Edited by K2e2vin - 11/28/10 at 6:13pm
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

what about connecting the game audio into the ath m50?

post #15 of 15
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