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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post

Will I be able to get sound from the ps4's blue ray player over optical if my dac is stereo without any decoders..need to know this, I am buying the new console next week..it's either a ps4 or xbox one but I really want a ps4, if I can't get sound with a ps4 but can with the xbox one it will have to be the xbox one.my monitor has no speakers so I won't be able to get any sound only through my dac amp speakers and headset!

You're supposed to make the systems send digital stereo or linear pcm, so that everything can get audio from the optical. Of course, you'll want to switch back to Dolby Digital if using asurround setup or dolby headphone, etc.

Game systems have been doing this since last gen.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


You're supposed to make the systems send digital stereo or linear pcm, so that everything can get audio from the optical. Of course, you'll want to switch back to Dolby Digital if using asurround setup or dolby headphone, etc.

Game systems have been doing this since last gen.


My xbox 360 won't let me watch dvds with sound through the dac because my dac won't decode dolby.. but I can watch xbox video and play games with the sound on the xbox360 set to stereo..it won't let me watch dvds because it's in 5.1 and theres no sound with 5.1 or stereo my dac won't decode a 5.1 signal!


Edited by martin vegas - 3/19/14 at 7:16am
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Then run your optical out from your tv. Televisions the overwhelming majority of the time convert dolby to stereo if it the tv has an optical out. The only time it wont is when viewing over the air channels, and apps like netflix built onto the tv.
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Then run your optical out from your tv. Televisions the overwhelming majority of the time convert dolby to stereo if it the tv has an optical out. The only time it wont is when viewing over the air channels, and apps like netflix built onto the tv.


It's a monitor and has no sound whatsoever..i am regretting buying a monitor with no speakers a bit now..i got it because tv's have $h!t sound and wanted to use my dac with amp and speakers for better sound..i will be able to play games with sound but not blue ray,it's not that much of a problem I can watch Netflix instead!

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You could always buy something like the Fiio D07 I believe, which converts everything to stereo.
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Originally Posted by JHex2 View Post
 

Hey guys, 

 

I managed to figure out how to get a set of headphones working with the Xbox One with game audio and voice chat using this guide as a core.

 

Here is what you need: (What I used)

 

Headphones (ATH-W11r)

Surround Processor (Turtle Beach DSS)

Mic (Modmic 2.3)

Optical Cable

PC Headset 2 female 3.5mm to mobile phone male 3.5mm adapter

female 3.5mm to 2 male 3.5mm adapter

Xbox Chat Adapter

1/4 to 3.5mm adapter (if necessary)

 

So it gets a bit complicated, but here goes:

 

Headphones to 1/4 to 3.5mm adapter

 

3.5 mm adapter to female 3.5mm to 2 male 3.5mm adapter

 

One male end of the 2 male 3.5mm adapter goes to the DSS

The other male end goes to the headphone female 3.5mm of the PC Headset adapter 

 

DSS goes to Xbox one via optical cable

PC Headset adapter goes to Xbox One controller via Xbox Chat Adapter

 

Modmic goes to mic female 3.5mm of the PC Headset adapter.

 

Essentially you're setting it up like a legacy headset for xbox one. It was crazy figuring out all the adapters, but I did it and it worked very well for Titanfall. 

 

I hope these directions help someone who wants to implement this guide for an Xbox One.

 

Feel free to PM if you have any questions or want to know what adapters I used. 


Thank you very much for this post!!! Finally got my setup to work!!!

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Ugh.  I can't find any of the clip-on mics mentioned in the guide being sold domestically.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a clip-on that's not terrible and still inexpensive (like less than $10)?  I have a V-Moda Boompro, but I can't use it really with my Q701, only the X1.  I'd rather not get the Modmic because I want to be able to resell the Q's at some point.

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I am selling my X1s for 190 USD shipped... Just putting it out here if anyone is interested... There's a classified for it.
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Do you think that using balanced armature speakers will be more competitive for gaming because they are very sensitive to depicting minuscule sounds emitted.
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Just as a heads up to everyone here. Some people on slickdeals are having luck with their local Best Buy stores price matching Astro A40 Wired Set from the Microsoft Store. Seems pretty YMMV, but you might get lucky and can score a new Mixamp with cables for ~$70. You can always sell off the A40. 

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The cans are here. First impressions of the L2 are promising. They don't require an amp to push nice volumes, which is awesome, but running through my E12 with crossfeed enabled and bass boost on... I don't often hear Alive by Krewella sound this big and fun. Elecrto House definitely sounds bigger on these than my M-80s. Going to be a fun time testing with these puppies.

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

The cans are here. First impressions of the L2 are promising. They don't require an amp to push nice volumes, which is awesome, but running through my E12 with crossfeed enabled and bass boost on... I don't often hear Alive by Krewella sound this big and fun. Elecrto House definitely sounds bigger on these than my M-80s. Going to be a fun time testing with these puppies.

How's that soundstage? The L2 is semi-open, isn't it?

And... pictures, please!
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Streaming PS4 gameplay go Ghosts, might switch ver to Thief... Twitch ID is Evshrug, channel name is "PS4 for Head-Fi" if anyone is interested.
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Streaming PS4 gameplay go Ghosts, might switch ver to Thief... Twitch ID is Evshrug, channel name is "PS4 for Head-Fi" if anyone is interested.

What? No BF4? Boooooooooo! lol

Congrats on your PS4 purchase! smily_headphones1.gif
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Thanks!
I got turned off by the BF3 community, so I picked CoD again because it's just something simpler to pick up and play. Plus, you know, Mad plays it. I didn't realize you stuck with BF.
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