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Connecting PS4 headphone with external mic?

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Hello,

I will soon buy a PS4 and just have check if everything fits etc.

As I said in the title I'm going to buy a pair of "Sennheiser HD598 and a Modmic 4.0". In my monitor there is only a headphone jack and no microphone jack. I thought if it was possible to connect my pair of headphones to my monitor and then connect the microphone to the PS4, through my USB soundcard, and if it's gonna have any effect on the quality?

Hope you can help
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Hello,

I will soon buy a PS4 and just have check if everything fits etc.

As I said in the title I'm going to buy a pair of "Sennheiser HD598 and a Modmic 4.0". In my monitor there is only a headphone jack and no microphone jack. I thought if it was possible to connect my pair of headphones to my monitor and then connect the microphone to the PS4, through my USB soundcard, and if it's gonna have any effect on the quality?

Hope you can help
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What you could do is buy a splitter like this:

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-headsets-separate-headphone-microphone/dp/B004SP0WAQ

And then connect to the controller like that and just braid the modmic cable with the headphone cable to keep things neat. The other option is to buy this little box: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turtle-Beach-Ear-Force-DSS-7-1-Dolby-Surround-Sound-Processor-x11-p11-/300884680998

And then connect the headphones to that and then into the back of the console which should provide you better sound quality than what the controller would be capable of as well as give you the option of using surround sound as well as amping the headphones a little bit for extra volume if you were to need it. I'm not sure if plugging the modmic into the controller for mic audio would work when the headphones are connected to the back of the console, i think it would, but if it doesn't you can just buy this: http://www.amazon.com/iLuv-Adapter-Headset-Mic-Compatable-Windows/dp/B007PFZEKY/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1453679020&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=usb+mic+headphone+adapter

And plug the mic into that. The usb is thin enough to fit between the ps4, if you dont like that particular adapter make sure whatever you find is thin enough to fit into the recessed usb ports of the ps4. You could also just use the headphone/mic combo through usb like that and have the controller be free from wires unless charging. Not sure how much better the sound quality would be over usb, most likely better than the controller, but still doubt it would be as good as using the turtle beach dss and the digital out on the system. It's up to you, but those are your options as far as getting headphones and a separate mic working.

EDIT: I would honestly recommend to skip the splitter idea and try one of the other options i laid out, only go with the splitter idea if you like the idea of not being tethered to the console and want to do some couch gaming from a distance. If you're at a desk or otherwise would be close to the system for wires to reach then go with the usb adapter or the dss.

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Edited by Malinkadink - 1/24/16 at 3:50pm
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What you could do is buy a splitter like this:

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-headsets-separate-headphone-microphone/dp/B004SP0WAQ

And then connect to the controller like that and just braid the modmic cable with the headphone cable to keep things neat. The other option is to buy this little box: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turtle-Beach-Ear-Force-DSS-7-1-Dolby-Surround-Sound-Processor-x11-p11-/300884680998

And then connect the headphones to that and then into the back of the console which should provide you better sound quality than what the controller would be capable of as well as give you the option of using surround sound as well as amping the headphones a little bit for extra volume if you were to need it. I'm not sure if plugging the modmic into the controller for mic audio would work when the headphones are connected to the back of the console, i think it would, but if it doesn't you can just buy this: http://www.amazon.com/iLuv-Adapter-Headset-Mic-Compatable-Windows/dp/B007PFZEKY/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1453679020&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=usb+mic+headphone+adapter

And plug the mic into that. The usb is thin enough to fit between the ps4, if you dont like that particular adapter make sure whatever you find is thin enough to fit into the recessed usb ports of the ps4. You could also just use the headphone/mic combo through usb like that and have the controller be free from wires unless charging. Not sure how much better the sound quality would be over usb, most likely better than the controller, but still doubt it would be as good as using the turtle beach dss and the digital out on the system. It's up to you, but those are your options as far as getting headphones and a separate mic working.

EDIT: I would honestly recommend to skip the splitter idea and try one of the other options i laid out, only go with the splitter idea if you like the idea of not being tethered to the console and want to do some couch gaming from a distance. If you're at a desk or otherwise would be close to the system for wires to reach then go with the usb adapter or the dss.

Goodluck smile.gif
Thanks a lot, it seems like very good options! I was planning to use my USB adapter (picture linked in OP) to connect the mic to the PS4. And then plug the headphone into the screen. I will think about your ideas and I'm very grateful for them smile.gif
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