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Originally Posted by Abula View Post
 

I would recommend Antlion ModMic 4.0, its pretty easy to mount, has noise canceling (you will still need to set it up on your voice program to calibrate what you want to pick, etc).

Yeah, but as I stated earlier it's a microphone that costs more than the headphones I'm looking to buy... I already have a condenser mic for recording purposes so I don't really see the point in dishing out $50 for another high-quality mic. I would much prefer something in the $5-15 range. The Zalman ZM-Mic 1 is still the best option I've found bang-for-buck--wise, but it's omnidirectional and according to all review data does exactly what I don't want a mic of this purpose to do: pick up EVERY SOUND in even remote proximity to it. =\

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Thanks.. I guess I am a huge n00b though because I really don't have a clue what any of that means... please in laymans terms could you try and answer this question for me:  Using the AKG K712 pro's on a PS4... do I get the surround sound?
In layman's terms:
*surround directions only come from processing, like from a Turtle Beach DSS, Astro Mixamp, Soundblaster Recon3D USB, or the upcoming Soundblaster X7. There are more options for PC gamers. What I mean by surround directions is a sound that seems to come from a front-right position, or behind you, or something like that.

*the K712 is one of a few headphones that have the soundstage to fool you into thinking a sound came from outside your head rather than just feeling like it's centered somewhere between your ears. Just using the K712 with the PS4 controller or an E17 will be stereo (left/right/blend of both directions), although using the better amp of the E17 will allow a more faithful reproduction of what the K712 is capable of.

PS4 (set for Dolby bitstreaming) + DSS + E17 (for the amp) + K712 = good surround positioning that at times will trick you into thinking it comes from the room around you.
PS4 + X7 + K712 = potentially the best-case scenario for great sound and surround, with only summit-Fi gear able to improve on the sound a little bit.

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Yeah, but as I stated earlier ... =\
Welcome to the guide!
A low-gain, cartiod mic is the type of mic you want, look for one that has to be mounted close to your mouth.
You could feasibly mount a regular Snowball (which has a low-gain setting so you have to be close, and an adjustable height stand), or a Samson USB mic with the low gain setting, but I don't have an automatic go-to pc gaming mic to recommend. I use a regular snowball, but usually with the PS4.
Edited by Evshrug - Yesterday at 11:17 am
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okay can someone explain this to me please?

 

I just got my Turtle Beach PS4 Chat Cable and I use it in the following way

ASTRO Mixamp Pro 2013 XBL Chat Output > TB PS4 Chat Cable > DS4

- I use a separate power source for the USB connection (not plugged to the PS4)

 

In this configuration, my voice commands work perfectly! everything gets detected without a hitch.

 

HOWEVER, if I were to NOT use the TB PS4 Chat Cable and plug the ASTRO USB directly to the PS4

 

my voice commands DO NOT work - and they do no get detected

My voice is heard on party chat though.

 

Can someone please explain to me what's going on? Is there something inherently wrong with my Mixamp? (it happens with my two Mixamps - one's a replacement)

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In layman's terms:
*surround directions only come from processing, like from a Turtle Beach DSS, Astro Mixamp, Soundblaster Recon3D USB, or the upcoming Soundblaster X7. There are more options for PC gamers. What I mean by surround directions is a sound that seems to come from a front-right position, or behind you, or something like that.

*the K712 is one of a few headphones that have the soundstage to fool you into thinking a sound came from outside your head rather than just feeling like it's centered somewhere between your ears. Just using the K712 with the PS4 controller or an E17 will be stereo (left/right/blend of both directions), although using the better amp of the E17 will allow a more faithful reproduction of what the K712 is capable of.

PS4 (set for Dolby bitstreaming) + DSS + E17 (for the amp) + K712 = good surround positioning that at times will trick you into thinking it comes from the room around you.
PS4 + X7 + K712 = potentially the best-case scenario for great sound and surround, with only summit-Fi gear able to improve on the sound a little bit.
Welcome to the guide!
A low-gain, cartiod mic is the type of mic you want, look for one that has to be mounted close to your mouth.
You could feasibly mount a regular Snowball (which has a low-gain setting so you have to be close, and an adjustable height stand), or a Samson USB mic with the low gain setting, but I don't have an automatic go-to pc gaming mic to recommend. I use a regular snowball, but usually with the PS4.
 
 

The bolded part is the setup which I am planning to use... but I have no idea how I hook up both the DSS and the E17 with my PS4.  I have posted multiple times on these forums and nobody seems to know.  Can you please explain how it is possible to use this setup?  I have all of the necessary ingredients (DSS + E17 + K712 pro + PS4).  Also keep in mind that I DON'T need or want chat functionality.


Edited by m50man - Yesterday at 12:05 pm
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Ok, I keep seeing that the X7 might actually be worth waiting/paying for... It does seem to answer all predicaments of pc and console gaming... hmm... welp I guess now I wait

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