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Originally Posted by ruuku View Post

Depends on the system. For Xbox you can use the steelseries "puck" adapter for the mic in on the controller, or simply any mic with a 2.5mm connection. For PS3 a simple usb type sound card (with an input jack) has been used.
Oooooooh, so could you use the Xonar U3 with a PS3?
post #11132 of 26078
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post
Can you use USB mics with PS3 consoles?
Big Best Buys have a Magnolia section in them, in the back by the TVs. It's walled off with their more expensive loudspeakers setup inside for demoing. The one near me (south hills Pittsburgh) has an expanded headphone section next to them, with 3 audiophile headphones: ATH-A900x, Senn HD 558, and AKG K550. Still not the biggest high-end selection and the employees won't let you demo them without buying first, but more than most stores. V-MODA's are strangely absent, though a few models are at RadioShack (and some nitwit broke them, dunno why you would do that. Like programming viruses just to mess up someone's day, I guess).

 

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post
Oooooooh, so could you use the Xonar U3 with a PS3?

 

"Yes" to the PS3 questions, so long as the audio devices are plug-and-play in the "would offer basic playback/recording without drivers on a PC" sense. I'm actually using some of my cheap USB audio devices I have lying around (not the Recon3D USB) to handle mic input, and just routing voice chat through the primary output, meaning it goes through my SU-DH1. I may not be able to adjust the game/voice audio balance on-the-fly (which I couldn't do with the Recon3D USB anyway), but at least they're mixed into the same output stream.

 

Shame that the Magnolia section won't let you demo anything without buying first; it defeats the purpose of demonstrating a product to me. You demonstrate to sell the product, not the other way around.

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

 The one near me (south hills Pittsburgh) has an expanded headphone section next to them, with 3 audiophile headphones: ATH-A900x, Senn HD 558, and AKG K550. Still not the biggest high-end selection and the employees won't let you demo them without buying first, but more than most stores.

 

lol Wut?

 

Wouldn't that defeat the point of demo-ing something.

post #11134 of 26078

I just bought the dx mini clip on mic mentioned in this thread. Will that just connect to the xbox controller with a 2.5mm to 3.5 mm adaptor or do i need something special?

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

lol Wut?

Wouldn't that defeat the point of demo-ing something.
Yeah, I was scratching my head, the employee was basically telling me I could buy them and return if I didn't like them. I don't know if they have a restocking fee, but the whole thing sounded dumb. I thought I read somewhere, like on a brochure or sign, that customers could demo the higher end headphones, so I was doubly feeling ,':/

Johnsonr520,
I think any adapter will do, mine is just a cheap thingy since I don't need the Recon3D's extension cable:

Edited by Evshrug - 1/22/13 at 9:33pm
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Thread Starter 
The ps3 wont allow a usb device to output sound, so no u3 fwir. Mics, yes. Game audio, no.
post #11137 of 26078
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


You have to enable a mic separately though. Are you using an Xbox or PS3? For Xbox, you go to the guide, preferences, voice, select to play chat through "speakers," then chat audio will play through your headphones and you can just plug a mic into the controller's headphone port. I imagine the PS3 process is similar, except you plug in a USB mic. Do ps3 gamers even like talking to eachother? I rarely see anyone in Xbox game chat anymore unless they are trash talking or they left their Kinect mic in.

 

Doing that for me makes the voices sound more recessed and not as clear, plus it is easier to adjust the volume with a mixer like the SLYR's. I scored a cheap NIB Sennheiser x320 on ebay, cut off the headset (which sounded surprisingly open), and modified the mixers cable to accept any headphone with a 4 pole 3.5mm jack.

 

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 

Isolation? What isolation?

 

That said, I don't seem to have any issues with voice-chatting with people while using open-back headphones like the Lambda. At the very least, I'm not getting any echo complaints from who I'm talking to.

 

It may be because I'm using a cheap desk mic in the meantime, and not a clip-on mic or a ModMic.

 

Is the isolation part sarcastic? Can't tell.

 

I didn't think it was going to be a problem, but every gun shot my mic indicator lit up :( And I don't really crank the volume.

 

Thanks!


Edited by burritoboy9984 - 1/22/13 at 9:43pm
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Edit:Nameless has a far clearer understanding of the workings of a PS3 so I'll bow out here. ..

While I have this post up anyway, I'd like to ask some of the veterans of this thread a question... Has there been any comparisons between the Labtec and the ModMic? I got tired of waiting and went ahead and ordered a version 2. The fact that I play without too much ambient noise and the V2 was described as having a "richer" tone made me pull the trigger. The modmic video( http://www.modmic.com/blogs/news/7204210-first-looks-at-the-3-0 )clearly demonstrates the noise cancelling feature of the V3 so if you're worried about isolation (in terms of having game audio reverbed into chat) that would be the one to get. I'll do a quick write up after I play with em for a day or two.
Edited by ruuku - 1/22/13 at 10:03pm
post #11139 of 26078
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

Doing that for me makes the voices sound more recessed and not as clear, plus it is easier to adjust the volume with a mixer like the SLYR's. I scored a cheap NIB Sennheiser x320 on ebay, cut off the headset (which sounded surprisingly open), and modified the mixers cable to accept any headphone with a 4 pole 3.5mm jack.
My mod skills are weak, is the SLYR's mixer or steel series puck available for individual purchase? Chat voices don't sound any less clear than when using the regular setup of speakers and a chat headset, though I have my chat volume set at 100% and game volume to duck a little bit when someone speaks. The main problem is my one friend's turtle beaches are too sensitive, it always sounds like he's yelling relative to everyone else and I can hear his girlfriend cooking and the game audio from the headphones, meanwhile there are days where they tell me I'm too quiet (though I speak quiet to keep from waking my mom, wish my idea of boosting my chat vol using the FiiO e5 had worked).

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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

Is the isolation part sarcastic? Can't tell.

I didn't think it was going to be a problem, but every gun shot my mic indicator lit up frown.gif And I don't really crank the volume.

Thanks!
Are you shooting a real gun? O_O
Probably is loud enough to be picked up by any mic that works with voices...
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I've only compared my v1 ModMic against a Zalman, I thought the latter was decent but the MM actually works much better...

I'm curious about their v2/v3 mics, not quite sure which would suit me better, tho I'll probably wait until they've got some of the muting mic in stock. It looks like their prices are going up slightly, but having a muting function would justify getting a new one IMO.

If/when I get one of those I could take a stab at comparing it against a Labtec (and the Zalman), those are pretty cheap no?

I could post some recordings; I remember hearing recordings for the Zalman, the MM, and even a fancy USB mic before I got the MM, and the MM actually sounded the most natural. Kinda sold me on the ModMic.
Edited by Impulse - 1/22/13 at 10:53pm
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I plugged my Xonar U1 into my PS3, got mic working and chat audio out to my headset. The game audio went out to my speakers. So yeah, plugging in a usb sound card into the PS3's USB port will ONLY give you chat capabilities.

 

The only usb devices that can send game audio out to a headset are the Sony Wireless headsets that were made specifically for the PS3.

post #11142 of 26078

Just bought the turtle beach DSS! Yay to no more stereo gaming! lol

post #11143 of 26078
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
The ps3 wont allow a usb device to output sound, so no u3 fwir. Mics, yes. Game audio, no.

 

It'll output voice chat for any USB device, but the only USB audio device it'll output game audio for would be Sony's own PS3 headsets.

 

(They technically work on PCs, but you don't get virtual surround at all. I suspect that Sony set up the PS3 firmware to check for those headsets' USB dongles specifically before allowing any game audio to be output, either stereo or mixed in virtual 7.1 by the PS3 itself before being piped through the wireless transceiver, at the user's discretion.)

 

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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

Is the isolation part sarcastic? Can't tell.

 

I didn't think it was going to be a problem, but every gun shot my mic indicator lit up :( And I don't really crank the volume.

 

Thanks!

 

"X? What X?" is a common expression to indicate that X doesn't really exist. In this case, a typical Stax Lambda is about as open as it gets: sound leaks in, sound leaks out (especially due to the dipole nature of any planar driver).

 

Strangely enough, though, this doesn't cause sound echoing issues for the other people I play with, while those same people can still hear my voice pretty clearly.

post #11144 of 26078
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post


"X? What X?" is a common expression to indicate that X doesn't really exist. In this case, a typical Stax Lambda is about as open as it gets: sound leaks in, sound leaks out (especially due to the dipole nature of any planar driver).

Strangely enough, though, this doesn't cause sound echoing issues for the other people I play with, while those same people can still hear my voice pretty clearly.

That is how I assumed you meant it, just wanted to make sure.

Thanks
-Erik
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Hi, how about the beyerdynamic DT 235 for gaming?

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