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This is my scenario: Today I have a PC, Xbox and a PS3 connected through hdmi on my TV, and a Wii through component cable, my idea was connect the Headphone through my TV Optical-out to simplify the cables, this is even possible???

 

I need a wireless(less cables please) Headphone or preferably a Headset (I will need a mic almost half of time) that ca be connected in all these devices without changing cables everytime.

 

The only models I could find are the turtle beach ones (xp500, xp510, px51 ou px50), but many says that they are horrible, so I need more suggestions.

 

 

edit: just a PC and PS3, not two PC


Edited by meganitro - 2/26/14 at 6:41am
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This is my scenario: Today I have a PC, Xbox and a PC connected through HDMI on my TV, and a Wii through component cable, my idea was connect the Headphone through my TV Optical-out to simplify the cables, this is even possible???

I need a wireless(less cables please) Headphone or preferably a Headset (I will need a mic almost half of time) that ca be connected in all these devices without changing cables everytime.

The only models I could find are the turtle beach ones (xp500, xp510, px51 ou px50), but many says that they are horrible, so I need more suggestions.

What have you budgeted for this audio upgrade?

 

Get two Asus Xonar DG sound cards for the PC and and Astro Mix-amp for the xBox & Wii

Maybe find an optical switch box, run optical from xBox and Wii to switch box, then connect switch box to Mix-amp, also using optical.

 

Or get a Yamaha receiver, connect the PCs and Xbox to receiver using HDMI and connect Wii to receiver using optical.

Plug headphones into receiver's headphone jack

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What have you budgeted for this audio upgrade?

 

Get two Asus Xonar DG sound cards for the PC and and Astro Mix-amp for the xBox & Wii

Maybe find an optical switch box, run optical from xBox and Wii to switch box, then connect switch box to Mix-amp, also using optical.

 

Or get a Yamaha receiver, connect the PCs and Xbox to receiver using HDMI and connect Wii to receiver using optical.

Plug headphones into receiver's headphone jack

 

 

Well, the less expensive, the better, but I think that this type of solution will not be cheap, so I don't have an specific amount

 

I don't understand why two Asus Xonar, could you clarify please?

 

I like the Yamaha receiver option, because, if I understand right, with it I can put some speakers and mount a Home Theater later, right?

 

In the case of a Yamaha receiver, could you indicate a model with Wii U support (LPCM 5.1 via HDMI)???

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Well, the less expensive, the better, but I think that this type of solution will not be cheap, so I don't have an specific amount

 

I don't understand why two Asus Xonar, could you clarify please?

 

I like the Yamaha receiver option, because, if I understand right, with it I can put some speakers and mount a Home Theater later, right?

 

In the case of a Yamaha receiver, could you indicate a model with Wii U support (LPCM 5.1 via HDMI)???

You indicated in your original post you have two PCs, so two sound cards.

With the Yamaha receiver you have the option of adding stereo speakers or 5.1 channel speakers.

Every receiver (99.99%) with HDMI input should support LPCM 5.1 HDMI input.

 

Yamaha offers their own headphone surround sound, called Silent Cinema (works fine with my RX-V671)

The cheapest Yamaha is the RX-V-375 for $200

 

There are other brands of receivers, but I'm not sure which have decent headphone surround sound, there is also some fake headphone surround sound in some receivers.

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You indicated in your original post you have two PCs, so two sound cards.

With the Yamaha receiver you have the option of adding stereo speakers or 5.1 channel speakers.

Every receiver (99.99%) with HDMI input should support LPCM 5.1 HDMI input.

 

Yamaha offers their own headphone surround sound, called Silent Cinema (works fine with my RX-V671)

The cheapest Yamaha is the RX-V-375 for $200

 

There are other brands of receivers, but I'm not sure which have decent headphone surround sound, there is also some fake headphone surround sound in some receivers.

 

 

Sorry for the PCs, it was my error, it's just one PC, Xbox, PS3 and a Wii

 

Thanks for the answer, I'll look for the receiver,

 

Anyone else has other receivers to indicate or other options?

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