Ok guys I have been reading this thread for the past few days and I guess a lot of us are having a few issues with our PC headsets or other headsets. I have 2 pairs of headsets, Steel series H wireless and Steel series siberia v2. I got the H ones about a month ago, works great with the PS4, I like them better than any Astro's a40's or a50's, in my opinon they are better than those, great features and no issues setting them up. The V2's I use for my pc and love them great pc headset.
So with this said I wanted to use my V2's with my ps4 which I can but no chat as we all know. I have a sound card in my rig, Sound Blaster Z, which has 2 optical inputs, one is for out and the other is for in. I use my sound card to play audio from the ps4 to my rig's speakers or my v2's, no issues there. The SB z card has an encoder so I can use the optical from the ps4 to the optical in, in the sound card. Works great no issues there.
I read rc10mike thread and how he has his set up and tried it to see if I could make it work, the only diffrence was that I am using a sound card and he is using amp. I went out and got this usb adapter
Its is a very cheap adapter,I might say. Well I set it up just like rcmike10 pic shows, Well it kinda worked, I can talk, send a recorded message but I can not hear myself or anyone else. Well I tried something else I connected a 4 pole 3.5mm Y adapter to the ps4 controller. From there I connected a 4 pole male to male 3.5mm cable to the controller and to the usb sound card connected to the ps4.
Well it worked!!!! It worked for 5 mins and then it just stopped!!!! I checked the cables unplugged the usb adapter a few times checked, changed settings, I did everything. I could not make it work again. While it worked it sound fine, just like if I was using my H wireless headset, it sounded great!!! I am bummed because I could not get it to work again but I am going to fry's and pick up a few usb adapters that I seen that they had and going to try again with the set up that mike shows or try my own set up and see.
What I do not understand is why would a cheap 2 dollar mic that the ps4 comes with or any cellphone headphones that are a 4 pole 3.5mm work with the ps4???? I mean we have high end headsets and we can not get them to work with this console. I tried using the my Galaxy's Note 2 headphones just to see if they would work just to use the mic and it worked!!!! I could hear people chat and people could hear me, I just dont understand???
I will update you guys to see if I get this working with the other adapters that I try, wish me luck???