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post #61 of 338

Agreed mate seems the ps4 wants to use its own system and overides anything else maybe a different adapter with a different pole configuration that only activates the mic? Might contact TB see if they have any answers, I refuse to be beaten lol .

post #62 of 338
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This is the setup I used with the PS3, simple and functioned perfect, it was the best of all worlds. I had high quality wired surround sound to my AVR and high quality voice chat directly to the PS3 via USB.

 

I know the PS4 is in the pic but this is how I always hooked it up to the PS3.

 

PC360 Headset with two 6ft extension cords, one for the headphones, one for the mic. The headphone wire goes to the AVR to take advantage of the built in Dolby Headphone processing, and the mic wire goes to a Logitech USB headset converter, but just to the mic input, the headphone input is not used.

 

 

 

In the photo above chat does not work for reasons I have said before. Im not even considering adding a cable to the controller.


Edited by rc10mike - 12/13/13 at 5:52am
post #63 of 338

In principal its the same setup as mine but soon as I plug in an audio usb adapter (creative x-fi go) does the same thing cuts off incoming chat ???

post #64 of 338
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In principal its the same setup as mine but soon as I plug in an audio usb adapter (creative x-fi go) does the same thing cuts off incoming chat ???


Exactly why I created this thread!

 

What people like you and me want, is for incoming chat to play through my headphones, which means going through HDMI to my AVR. (Or in your case going through optical to your DSS)

 

With the PS4, chat only goes through USB (both in/out) as soon as you connect a USB device. There is no way to direct other peoples voices to your headphones.

 

(Oh and in your case, you dont need a PC USB soundcard like the X-Fi to use a mic, a simple generic USB adapter like mine works fine, since the PS4 lacks the ability to run drivers and software like a PC)

 

If you look at post #7, I did find a way to trick the system to work properly, but its not really ideal.


Edited by rc10mike - 12/13/13 at 6:35am
post #65 of 338

Looking on TB website shows ps4 compatible headsets bundled with the dss it looks like the ps4 cash machine is still in motion lol. 

post #66 of 338

NeoVinyl, I've got mine set up exactly like yours, but can't get my mic to work. :( I'm using a USB dongle by Griffin, made for compatibility with an iMac, which worked great for my PS3, but doesn't seem to work properly with my PS4. So far, only the PS4's earbud works for mic input for me. (edit: your pic with the cable coming from the usb into the Y cable, not the pic of the PS4 that is mimicking your PS3 setup).  


Edited by Heil Heir - 12/13/13 at 10:47am
post #67 of 338
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NeoVinyl, I've got mine set up exactly like yours, but can't get my mic to work. :( I'm using a USB dongle by Griffin, made for compatibility with an iMac, which worked great for my PS3, but doesn't seem to work properly with my PS4. So far, only the PS4's earbud works for mic input for me. (edit: your pic with the cable coming from the usb into the Y cable, not the pic of the PS4 that is mimicking your PS3 setup).  


So what headset are you using?

 

The mic cord from your headset goes to the usb dongle.

 

The point of the 3.5-3.5mm "jumper" cable is so the incoming chat can be heard through the headset via y-adapter.

 

I no longer use this "Y Cable Setup" The first time I tried it, it seemed to work, even though the y-cable caused my volume to decrease. The second time I tried it, I kept having weird feedback issues when I talked, it wasnt anything bad, just not ideal...

post #68 of 338
I think this proves there is something really screwy going on with the USB on the ps4. You guys using USB devices your chat might actually be working but it is so quiet you can't hear it. My chat with my 2011 works if I set the mixamp to full volume, mixer dial all the way to chat and my E09 to high gain and 75% volume. Even then it is quiet.
If I run the USB for power to another device I can hear people loud and clear but I can't chat at all. Hoping when they fix the compatibility with pluse headsets it fixes the other chat devices.
post #69 of 338
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Unfortunately the dss doesnt work the same way the usb is for power only and the ps4 doesn't even know its there, back to the start I think? Thanks for the offer on your mix amp mate but dont want spend any money if I can help it and I am in the uk.  It seems the mic is going to be the issue.

My son is using the Turtle Beach DSS with his PS4 and Astro A40 headset. The chat works great, loud and clear. What you need is a cable to hookup the DSS to the Headset. Some Tritton and Rocketfish headsets come with that cable. (My son happen to have both cables both)


Edited by cmarti - 12/14/13 at 8:01am
post #70 of 338
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Yes. With the Mixamp, all you need to do is hook it up via USB (as well as optical for surround), and the PS4 will read it as a chat device. You plug in your headphone/mic to the Mixamp, and you're golden. The problem you experience happens to me ONLY if I use the Mixamp AND try to use the mic through the PS4 CONTROLLER. You will NOT wanna do that, but like I said, plug into the Mixamp itself for voice chat.

As it happens to be, I'm selling my wired 2011 Mixamp for $80 total (selling it since I reacquired a Mixamp 5.8), if you're interested. These have the least amount of hiss out of all the Mixamps (and less than the DSS)

 

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I had the same problem when trying to use my wired Mixamp for audio, and the controller for voice chat. I had to use the Mixamp for both game/chat audio, so nothing actually plugs into the controller.

Just to confirm, so you can't use the mix amp for audio and the ps4 controller for chat support, correct? Thats what I'm trying to do at the moment :(

 

I prefer hearing people talk in one ear and the game audio in the other.

post #71 of 338
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My son is using the Turtle Beach DSS with his PS4 and Astro A40 headset. The chat works great, loud and clear. What you need is a cable to hookup the DSS to the Headset. Some Tritton and Rocketfish headsets come with that cable. (My son happen to have both cables both)


This doesnt make any sense...can you please elaborate...The DSS is a wired processor for headphones, so how do you hook up the mic? What cable are you talking about?


Edited by rc10mike - 12/14/13 at 8:03pm
post #72 of 338
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This doesnt make any sense...can you please elaborate...The DSS is a wired processor for headphones, so how do you hook up the mic? What cable are you talking about?
The cable allows you to use a four pole 3.5mm connector like the one the Astro A40 uses, this gives you chat capabilities.

Also you can power the DSS from other USB power source and/or utilize the Turtle Beach PS4 chat cable connecting it just like you woulld do with the Xbox 360 chat cable.

I hope this gives clarification.
post #73 of 338
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The cable allows you to use a four pole 3.5mm connector like the one the Astro A40 uses, this gives you chat capabilities.

Also you can power the DSS from other USB power source and/or utilize the Turtle Beach PS4 chat cable connecting it just like you woulld do with the Xbox 360 chat cable.

I hope this gives clarification.


Im not using A40s, nor am I familiar with how they work. I am using a headset (Senn PC360) which has two 3.5mm jacks, one for mic, the other for headphone.

post #74 of 338
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Just to confirm, so you can't use the mix amp for audio and the ps4 controller for chat support, correct? Thats what I'm trying to do at the moment frown.gif

I prefer hearing people talk in one ear and the game audio in the other.

Like I said, game/chat on mixamp only. Not the controller. The PS4 reads the Mixamp as the audio device, and so nothing will work through the ps4 controller. It prioritizes whataver sound device has been confirmed. Or at least that's what I have noticed.

However, for the Mixamp 5.8, since its not registered as a sound device, the chat still works through the ps4 controller, with the use of a turtle beach ps4 chat cable (order ir separately).

I'll have to test and see if the turtle beach ps4 chat cable will work with my wired mixamp (as long as the usb isn't plugged into the ps4...just the optical cable). It should function the same as the 5.8. You dont want the usb connected to the ps4, so it wont override chat duties sent to the ps4 controller.

Problem with the wired Mixamp being that the TB chat cable isn't lengthy, so being tethered between the ps4 controller and Mixamp's controller cable input... well, you need tk be close to the Mixamp. Not an issue with the 5.8, but a definite issue with the wired Mixamp.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/14/13 at 11:04pm
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Im not using A40s, nor am I familiar with how they work. I am using a headset (Senn PC360) which has two 3.5mm jacks, one for mic, the other for headphone.
Then you would need an adapter like this one: http://www.astrogaming.com/pc-headset-y-adapter/3ACBL-HBM9U-760.html#start=14&sz=12
Edited by cmarti - 12/15/13 at 4:28am
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