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seems like the SPDIF IN on the Sound Blaster Z/ZX only accept PCM and not DD :/

oh well - any other options?

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The Recon that you have is that little device (mixamp), is it better than the astros? will it actually use the q701s at its full potential for gaming on ps4?
I have testing notes and a review linked in my signature about using a Recon3D USB with a Q701 and Xbox 360, though I agree that the Recon3D USB makes chat setup super easy on the Playstations and PC since they recognize the USB connection as a mic input, just plug in headphones and a $3-$6 lapel mic and DONE! Well, I do also like adding an amp between the Recon3D and headphones, as it adds more volume headroom, "strength" or authority to tightly control the Q701 speaker diaphragms, and I've found that a quality amp will help treble sounds less brittle or fatiguing (which I'm sensitive to).
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seems like the SPDIF IN on the Sound Blaster Z/ZX only accept PCM and not DD :/
oh well - any other options?
Yes, this is due to licensing restrictions. True to almost all PC cards. The only units I know of that are in production which can interface with USB for PC audio and Optical with DDL decoding for console audio is the Recon3D USB which we've just mentioned and creative's new X7 which is on it's way soon:
http://www.soundblaster.com/x7/

Or, you could always buy separate devices.
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I'm waiting for Sound Blaster X7.

I just need confirm that doesn't have any hiss on high volume and chat works without issues with PS4 .
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