I wanted to buy a headset for playing multi player games on the PS3.
I primarily play Battlefield 3. I was thinking about buying the Mixamp and the Sennheiser PC360,
but those 2 are kind of expensive and I didn't want to spend that kind of money to get a headset.
The alternative solution would be to buy a cheaper headset like the ones made by Turtle Beach, but I am
not sure if the sound quality is that great on those type of headsets.
I already have the Sennheiser HD600 and I think these headphones sound great for gaming.
I did some searching on the internet and I was surprised to see that there is no easy way to add a microphone to your headphones
to convert them to a headset.
So this is my budget solution. So far I think it works great and I am not limited to using only the HD600 headphones. I can do this
with any audiophile grade headphone or cheap ones.
First I bought the Zalman microphone = $8
Then the Syba USB sound adapter = $8
Tubing from the hardware store = $3
Hanging clips from the hardware store = $3
Total cost $22 dollars to add a microphone to my headphones.
One thing to note, the Syba USB sound adapter has a headphone and microphone input,
but I found that the headphone input does not work on the PS3. I had to plug my headphones into
the headphone input on my TV or I can plug it into the headphone input on my receiver.
Also, I had to change the assessory setting on my PS3.
I changed the default setting of 3 to a 4.
I changed the input setting to "Generic Audio Input Device"
I didn't change the output setting.
Edited by arnesto - 3/7/12 at 11:07pm