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I'm currently using the AKG Q701 with a mixamp for the xbox one but now that the headset adapters are coming out soon my friends are getting that and wont be using skype anymore so does anyone here know a way to use a different mic on the xbox one so I won't have to go back to using a normal gaming headset.

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Evshrug, I had returned a 5.8/a30 bundle before but this time, I told the MS Store rep that I just didn't want the second order. That's when she offered me the half off deal. 
 
Onto another subject, I did a small test in regards to chat volume on the PS4. I noticed that if I disconnect the TB PS4 chat cable from the controller, the chat volume gets pretty damn loud but as soon as I connect the cable again, the chat goes back down to a normal level. Sony needs to fix this crap as soon as possible. This shouldn't be happening. It's almost as if the chat level is about a 50-70 percent volume level but when I disconnect the cable, it's at 100 percent.

Edited by DADDYDC650 - 2/12/14 at 12:38pm
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Onto another subject, I did a small test in regards to chat volume on the PS4. I noticed that if I disconnect the TB PS4 chat cable from the controller, the chat volume gets pretty damn loud but as soon as I connect the cable again, the chat goes back down to a normal level. Sony needs to fix this crap as soon as possible. This shouldn't be happening. It's almost as if the chat level is about a 50-70 percent volume level but when I disconnect the cable, it's at 100 percent.

Isn't that because when you disconnect an audio peripheral from the PS4, the audio volume slider under... devices? sound and screen? (I forget where it was) goes back down to 50% (ie. default)? It doesn't retain the setting when you unplug and plug back in your headphone / headset / mic. So you have to constantly go back and readjust it to 100% or whatever setting you want it to be when you plug things back in.


Edited by MrBounce - 2/12/14 at 12:46pm
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Isn't that because when you disconnect an audio peripheral from the PS4, the audio volume slider under... devices? sound and screen? (I forget where it was) goes back down to 50% (ie. default)? It doesn't retain the setting when you unplug and plug back in your headphone / headset / mic. So you have to constantly go back and readjust it to 100% or whatever setting you want it to be when you plug things back in.

No because at least on my end, it's always at 100 percent. I never see the slider go down to 50 percent. Perhaps that issue only occurs using the 2013 mixamp?

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You probably have been asked this before but I just noticed that you havent reviewed a V moda, either m80 or m100, atleast on this thread. Is there a specific reason?

 

Thanks,
John

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With all this console talk, I remembered a situation in Dayz recently, where a player inadvertently mentioned he was using a controller, well!, that changed the current friendly encounter into one of disastrously fatal consequences.

 

Just sayin. 

 

 

=subz= <--runs for cover!

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Microsoft is going to release a an adapter that plugs into the Xbox One controller for $25. Apparently any headset will be able to plug into this adapter and the controller has some kind of built in surround sound feature. I'll be buying this on the day it comes out and plugging in my Philips X1 + BoomPro. It will be a nice compliment to my Astro 5.8 I have connected to my PS4.

 

Where are you getting your info?

 

As far as I know, there are no "surround sound" features in the controller itself or the chat adapter. 

 

Microsoft's $25 official stereo chat adapter and the $80 stereo headset (that comes with the chat adapter included) are both stereo products.

 

The stereo chat adapter will pass through STEREO game audio to either the Microsoft Stereo Headset, or ANY other stereo headphone you want to hook up using the included 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter cable.

 

In the case of Astro Mixamp users, you simply hook up using the 2.5mm port on the chat adapter and there is a button on the adapter that allows you to set it to "chat-only mode". In this mode, you still need to feed your Astro Mixamp from the Optical port of the Xbox One (keep in mind that Dolby Digital 5.1 still isn't supported yet for the Optical port).

 

I believe Microsoft's Stereo Headset is the only device at the moment that can do mic chat and stereo game audio simultaneously using ONLY the controller... no need to hook up audio cables to the Xbox One. Not sure if a Philips X1 with boom pro will be able to do both simultaneously... depends on how it works.


Edited by pervysage - 2/12/14 at 2:48pm
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Alright so I just got my Antlion 2.3 Modmic the other day and I really really like it but I'm having some problems and I'm not sure where its stemming from. The problem is I can barely hear other people talking. Only when the game is quite can I hear what people are saying. Turning my Mixamp all the way to voice just turns the game volume down but doesn't actually make the voices louder like it should. Yes I have the volume all the way up on chat adapter before anyone asks.

First of all here is my setup.

Xbox One
DT990 Pro 250ohm
Fiio E17
2010-11 A40 Mixamp
Antlion Mod Mic
Hacked Chat adapter

Like I said I can barely hear people. I'm not sure if its the Mixamp or what. I also have a 2013 Mixamp that I tried out last night and the voices were slightly louder but still quite. It gets to the point where I have to turn the game volume down so low that I can't hear whats going on.

Someone said it was my hacked chat adapter but I used it before with a different mic (zalman clip on) and other peoples voices were really loud. I doubt it would be the Modmic making peoples voices quite would it?
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Your posts aren't being ignored fellas. Just a real busy day, today. I promise to be back with specific impressions for you guys. I'm not ideal at accurately describing what I hear, but I'll do my best.

Have a couple other inquiries out in other threads, but I think I understand your preferences, so hearing your thought when you have time will be helpful for me.

 

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Who thinks Mad should review my pair of 1540s?!? :P

Well absolutely, but there's lot of things I have stumbled across that should be in here when talking specifically about gaming, but aren't. We'll see.

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Where are you getting your info?

 

As far as I know, there are no "surround sound" features in the controller itself or the chat adapter. 

 

Microsoft's $25 official stereo chat adapter and the $80 stereo headset (that comes with the chat adapter included) are both stereo products.

 

The stereo chat adapter will pass through STEREO game audio to either the Microsoft Stereo Headset, or ANY other stereo headphone you want to hook up using the included 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter cable.

 

In the case of Astro Mixamp users, you simply hook up using the 2.5mm port on the chat adapter and there is a button on the adapter that allows you to set it to "chat-only mode". In this mode, you still need to feed your Astro Mixamp from the Optical port of the Xbox One (keep in mind that Dolby Digital 5.1 still isn't supported yet for the Optical port).

 

I believe Microsoft's Stereo Headset is the only device at the moment that can do mic chat and stereo game audio simultaneously using ONLY the controller... no need to hook up audio cables to the Xbox One. Not sure if a Philips X1 with boom pro will be able to do both simultaneously... depends on how it works.

Go to the bottom of the page and it will be under "Notes on Audio Quality". https://infogr.am/xbox-one-headset-solutions?src=web

 

The Polk Audio 4Shot headset as well as the Turtle Beach XO Seven have no receiver and no extra cables other than the Xbox One stereo adapter yet they state that it does surround sound. That surround sound has to come from somewhere.

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Alright so I just got my Antlion 2.3 Modmic the other day and I really really like it but I'm having some problems and I'm not sure where its stemming from. The problem is I can barely hear other people talking. Only when the game is quite can I hear what people are saying. Turning my Mixamp all the way to voice just turns the game volume down but doesn't actually make the voices louder like it should. Yes I have the volume all the way up on chat adapter before anyone asks.

First of all here is my setup.

Xbox One
DT990 Pro 250ohm
Fiio E17
2010-11 A40 Mixamp
Antlion Mod Mic
Hacked Chat adapter

Like I said I can barely hear people. I'm not sure if its the Mixamp or what. I also have a 2013 Mixamp that I tried out last night and the voices were slightly louder but still quite. It gets to the point where I have to turn the game volume down so low that I can't hear whats going on.

Someone said it was my hacked chat adapter but I used it before with a different mic (zalman clip on) and other peoples voices were really loud. I doubt it would be the Modmic making peoples voices quite would it?

 

The fact that you said moving the Voice/Game Sound dial has no effect whatsoever on the chat volume makes me think you have chat coming through "speakers" and not through your controller. Did you uncheck the box under Kinect settings where it says "Use Kinect for Voice Chat"?

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The fact that you said moving the Voice/Game Sound dial has no effect whatsoever on the chat volume makes me think you have chat coming through "speakers" and not through your controller. Did you uncheck the box under Kinect settings where it says "Use Kinect for Voice Chat"?

 



I did not uncheck that but I know its not using the Kinect for voice since I was in a game of Ghosts and unless you are in a party the kinect will not transmit your voice to the lobby and I was talking to people in the game.

Also on the adapter if I click the mute button the light comes on which means if I'm not mistaken that the Xbox knows that chat adapter is plugged in and not using the Kinect.

Just to be clear, if I'm able to talk to people via the mod mic then the chat isn't coming through the speakers but rather the controller correct?
Edited by damstr - 2/12/14 at 3:08pm
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Go to the bottom of the page and it will be under "Notes on Audio Quality". https://infogr.am/xbox-one-headset-solutions?src=web

 

The Polk Audio 4Shot headset as well as the Turtle Beach XO Seven have no receiver and no extra cables other than the Xbox One stereo adapter yet they state that it does surround sound. That surround sound has to come from somewhere.

 

As soon as I went to that link I had the impression that those guys don't know what they are talking about. Sure enough at the bottom of their page, "Disclaimer: This information is an interpretation of the official Microsoft Headset Adapter page and Major Nelson's blog, so all of the information may not be technically correct."

 

But I could always be wrong too. But since all indications point to the controller outputting stereo sound only, any headsets that depend on that controller connection will be stereo as well unless they have some sort of build in surround mixer. Or Turtle Beach will just include those wireless transmitters that do the surround mixing.

 

Anyways, I looked at the Turtle Beach website and found it odd that they don't advertise the XO Seven or XO Four being surround sound AT ALL... like there is no mention of it lol. All of their other headsets clearly state them being surround, but not the XO's.

 

As for the Polk 4Shot, they don't seem to be advertised as surround headphones at all. I don't think those are meant to be surround headphones.


Edited by pervysage - 2/12/14 at 3:27pm
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You probably have been asked this before but I just noticed that you havent reviewed a V moda, either m80 or m100, atleast on this thread. Is there a specific reason?

 

Thanks,
John

 

Gaming on the M-80s isn't bad for non-competitive. The soundstage is small and positional queues aren't amazing. But it's a wonderful sounding headphone. It's been a while since I gamed with mine. Mine usually gets 40 hours a week head time at the office and rarely leaves my desk and its paired E7.

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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

 

The fact that you said moving the Voice/Game Sound dial has no effect whatsoever on the chat volume makes me think you have chat coming through "speakers" and not through your controller. Did you uncheck the box under Kinect settings where it says "Use Kinect for Voice Chat"?

 



I did not uncheck that but I know its not using the Kinect for voice since I was in a game of Ghosts and unless you are in a party the kinect will not transmit your voice to the lobby and I was talking to people in the game.

Also on the adapter if I click the mute button the light comes on which means if I'm not mistaken that the Xbox knows that chat adapter is plugged in and not using the Kinect.

Just to be clear, if I'm able to talk to people via the mod mic then the chat isn't coming through the speakers but rather the controller correct?

 

Hmm... I would uncheck the Kinect Voice Chat setting just to be safe.

 

But the fact that you are able to chat in Ghosts lobbies with your Modmic... then the voice chat should be coming through your controller.

 

So when you turn the knob towards VOICE on the Mixamp, everything goes silent? And when you turn the knob towards GAME, both voice and game chat are getting louder at the same time?

 

Sure sounds like voice chat is coming through speakers and not the controller like it should be.

 

Uncheck that box and give it a try.

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