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post #166 of 348
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I bought the A30 5.8 combo from the Microsoft Store...

 

I will confirm...here..once and for all:

 

You DO NOT need the Turtle Beach chat cable to make the Mixamp 5.8 work with the PS4. Again, you do NOT need the chat cable. You do however, need the USB-3.5mm cable (comes with the 5.8) plugged into the PS4 usb port and the other end to the TX.

 

The Mixamp 5.8 receiver accepts both 3.5mm TRS and 3.5mm TRRS connectors. What this means, is that you can plug in a TRRS headset adapter like this: http://en-de.sennheiser.com/pcv-05   or   a "Headset Buddy"

 

This would make nearly all 3.5mm x2 headsets work.


Edited by rc10mike - 2/23/14 at 3:35pm
post #167 of 348
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Originally Posted by rc10mike View Post

I bought the A30 5.8 combo from the Microsoft Store...

I will confirm...here..once and for all:

You DO NOT need the Turtle Beach chat cable to make the Mixamp 5.8 work with the PS4. Again, you do NOT need the chat cable. You do however, need the USB-3.5mm cable (comes with the 5.8) plugged into the PS4 usb port and the other end to the TX.
I had two issues when I did this, 1 - chat volume was VERY low 2 - there was static in the game audio when the USB to 3.5 mm cable was connected to the PS4.

That's why I end up getting the Sony Gold headset which after eq'd with the companion app sounds pretty good and the chat function is perfect.

But that was on software 1.50, so maybe something changed with the updates?
post #168 of 348
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post


I had two issues when I did this, 1 - chat volume was VERY low 2 - there was static in the game audio when the USB to 3.5 mm cable was connected to the PS4.

That's why I end up getting the Sony Gold headset which after eq'd with the companion app sounds pretty good and the chat function is perfect.

But that was on software 1.50, so maybe something changed with the updates?


Ill report back once I receive the Sennheiser PCV-05 Headset Adapter. So far, I havent had any static or low chat issues.

post #169 of 348
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

I had two issues when I did this, 1 - chat volume was VERY low 2 - there was static in the game audio when the USB to 3.5 mm cable was connected to the PS4.

That's why I end up getting the Sony Gold headset which after eq'd with the companion app sounds pretty good and the chat function is perfect.

But that was on software 1.50, so maybe something changed with the updates?
I just received the Astro USB chat cable, and hooked it up to my old 5.8 hub. The chat volume does seem to be on the low side, but no static. I'm surprised it works with the PS4 at all, considering Astro told me it wouldn't.
Edited by ElectronicTonic - 2/24/14 at 11:52pm
post #170 of 348
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I just received the Astro USB chat cable, and hooked it up to my old 5.8 hub. The chat volume does seem to be on the low side, but no static. I'm surprised it works with the PS4 at all, considering Astro told me it wouldn't.

 

See, now if you try to use it like that you will go crazy adjusting the game and chat audio every time someone talks to you. The static may have to do with how sensitive your headphone is, I use the Sennheiser HD558 and it's pretty sensitive.

 

That is the difference with the PS4 chat cable, the chat volume is strong and solid just like when you chat using the 5.8 MixAmp with your Xbox 360.

post #171 of 348
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post
 

 

See, now if you try to use it like that you will go crazy adjusting the game and chat audio every time someone talks to you. The static may have to do with how sensitive your headphone is, I use the Sennheiser HD558 and it's pretty sensitive.

 

That is the difference with the PS4 chat cable, the chat volume is strong and solid just like when you chat using the 5.8 MixAmp with your Xbox 360.

I use Sennheiser PC 360's, so I doubt that would be an issue. I also have the Turtle Beach PS4 chat cable. So I'll do a comparison and see if there's a difference. Unless you're referring to a different chat cable?  

post #172 of 348
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I use Sennheiser PC 360's, so I doubt that would be an issue. I also have the Turtle Beach PS4 chat cable. So I'll do a comparison and see if there's a difference. Unless you're referring to a different chat cable?  

Yes I was referring to the TB PS4 chat cable.

post #173 of 348

I know the topic of this thread is a bit different than what I am about to ask, so my apologies for that, but as this is one of the most active places that showed up in google when trying to find an answer I thought I try and ask in case someone happens to know.

From my limited understanding, which may very well be wrong, incoming voice chat cannot be heard on optical out, but can only be received through the ds4 3.5mm jack if a compatible headset is plugged into it, or through ps4's usb if a compatible headset is plugged into that...

If I want to use a usb mic (not headset, just mic) does the ps4 still send incoming voicechat to the ds4's 3.5mm jack, or does it cut that off and instead try to send it to usb mic (which has no speakers and would result in me not being able to hear anyone talk)


Edited by Totes Ma Goats - 2/26/14 at 4:07am
post #174 of 348

Seriously the ps4 headset compatibility sucks. If you use optical output you can't use the voice chat. I tried just for fun my 5.1 headset and plugged in the cheap ps4 standard headset in to the controller. Even that is not working. What is Sony thinking?

post #175 of 348
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Seriously the ps4 headset compatibility sucks. If you use optical output you can't use the voice chat. I tried just for fun my 5.1 headset and plugged in the cheap ps4 standard headset in to the controller. Even that is not working. What is Sony thinking?

You can't power the 5.1 headset through the PS4 USB port, if you do that the PS4 will automatically select the USB chat over the DS4 controller chat.

post #176 of 348

I know, I know. The headset was connected via optical output.

post #177 of 348
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Originally Posted by Totes Ma Goats View Post
 

I know the topic of this thread is a bit different than what I am about to ask, so my apologies for that, but as this is one of the most active places that showed up in google when trying to find an answer I thought I try and ask in case someone happens to know.

From my limited understanding, which may very well be wrong, incoming voice chat cannot be heard on optical out, but can only be received through the ds4 3.5mm jack if a compatible headset is plugged into it, or through ps4's usb if a compatible headset is plugged into that...

If I want to use a usb mic (not headset, just mic) does the ps4 still send incoming voicechat to the ds4's 3.5mm jack, or does it cut that off and instead try to send it to usb mic (which has no speakers and would result in me not being able to hear anyone talk)

 

You are right with your assumptions. If you plug in a stand-alone USB mic, you wont be able to hear anyone.

 

PS4 with no headset: Chat can be heard through HDMI/Optical, but you cant talk..

 

However, when you plug in for example, a USB mic, the PS4 still directs incomming chat through USB, theres simply no way to direct incomming chat (other people) to HDMI or Optical like you could with PS3.

post #178 of 348
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Originally Posted by rc10mike View Post

I bought the A30 5.8 combo from the Microsoft Store...

I will confirm...here..once and for all:

You DO NOT need the Turtle Beach chat cable to make the Mixamp 5.8 work with the PS4. Again, you do NOT need the chat cable. You do however, need the USB-3.5mm cable (comes with the 5.8) plugged into the PS4 usb port and the other end to the TX.

The Mixamp 5.8 receiver accepts both 3.5mm TRS and 3.5mm TRRS connectors. What this means, is that you can plug in a TRRS headset adapter like this: http://en-de.sennheiser.com/pcv-05   or   a "Headset Buddy"

This would make nearly all 3.5mm x2 headsets work.

Mine DIDN'T come with one, and neither did my first Mixamp 5.8. So i dunno how you lucked out, but some people may be severely disappointed to find they don't have that. Since Astro no longer SELLS that USB to 3.5mm cable, my only real option IS the Turtle beach PS4 chat cable.

If you could find me a USB to 3.5mm cable (that works), that would be swell. Of course, they can just order the combo and pray it comes with the cable, but they better prepare to order a PS4 chat cable from Turtle beach if not.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/27/14 at 10:05pm
post #179 of 348
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Received the Sennheiser PCV-05 (aka Headset Buddy) today and tried it with my Mixamp 5.8. Chat works without having to have the TB chat cable (provided you have the USB-3.5mm cable attached to the PS4/TX).

 

I couldnt find a lobby in COD where people had mics (funny isnt it) so I cant comment on chat volume yet.

 

One thing I absolutely HATE about the Mixamp 5.8 so far is that it the TX doesnt turn on or off automatically like my A50's did. On top of that, when I try to turn off the TX, pressing the power button once does nothing, holding the power button down puts it into "Pair" mode. I end up just pulling the power plug evey time to turn it off. /rant

post #180 of 348
All you have to do is press it down for a moment and it turns off. Not a tap, and not HOLDING. Just press it for a brief moment. A press, not a tap.
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