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Would this work the way I want it to? (3,5mm Audio cable related)

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Hello,

Basically what I want to do is to have sound from my PC and 360 play through the same headset.

So my question is: Will this work, and if it does work, will it have any downsides?

I did manage to find this cable:


And here is sort of why I mean:
post #2 of 9
Instead of that, get a RCA to 3.5mm Y plug and plug the sound from your XBOX into the Line In on your soundcard. Leave your headset plugged into your sound card. Go to your audio controls and adjust the settings for Line In. You may have to check "Listen to this actively" or something similar and then play with the input volume. This way, as long as your computer is on you will hear the audio from your XBOX in your headset. For instance if you were playing a game with separate sound sliders, you could turn down the BGM in game and leave the sound effects up then listen to your own music on your computer and you would hear both your own music and the sound effects in game.
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What he said.
I'm running B3031A speakers that way, plugging them straight to xbox/ps3 would be a pain.
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That works, but I would also like to use my mic for skype calls etc. You think it would cause any problems if I hook up an SPDIF cable from the Xbox 360 to my soundcard?
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Only works if the soundcard actually has optical input.
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What sound card are you using? We can give you a bit more tailored advice that way.
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post #7 of 9
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What sound card are you using? We can give you a bit more tailored advice that way.

I am using the "Creative x-fi titanium fatal1ty pro" sound card.

Link to the sound card (creative website)
post #8 of 9
Yes, plug your optical cable from the XBOX into the optical in and then go to the Creative control panel and make sure all of the correct bitstream in options are correct. After that you should hear sound from the XBOX through your headset that is plugged into the computer. If you use a headset microphone for games on the XBOX, the solution will be a bit more complicated, as you will have to use a Y splitter to split the microphone. If you only use the microphone on the computer, you won't have to do anything more complicated.
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Yes, plug your optical cable from the XBOX into the optical in and then go to the Creative control panel and make sure all of the correct bitstream in options are correct. After that you should hear sound from the XBOX through your headset that is plugged into the computer. If you use a headset microphone for games on the XBOX, the solution will be a bit more complicated, as you will have to use a Y splitter to split the microphone. If you only use the microphone on the computer, you won't have to do anything more complicated.
Ok, thank you for your help. I'll go get an spdif cable today.
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