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I bought a pair of Sennheisers HD569, and while they sound fine on my phone, unless I plug them directly at the back of my PC, they get distortion, likely because of their low impedance (23 ohms versus my old pair being 50). The 3.5 cable it came bundled with is far too short to reach the back of the computer. Connecting the cable in front of the machine has the same effect as connecting it to an extension. The 6.3 cable it came with is long enough, but I have nothing to connect it to, and even if I did, constantly swapping the two cables when switching from my computer to my phone seems like an almighty bother.
I also cannot return the headphones due to Best Buy’s policy on hygiene despite buying them today.
What would be the best solution to fix my problem? I like how the headphones sound, but I need a way to connect them to my home computer beyond the 1.2 meter cable provided.
EDIT: I used a small converter that came with an old Sony Ericsson handheld, specifically this one; https://www.amazon.ca/Sony-R800x-Headphones-Adaptor-1249-0456/dp/B009HW15UG
It seems to work with my extension cable but not the front of the computer case. Could anyone explain to me how this works specifically? I’d assume this means that the 1.2 meter cable provided with the headphones is based on the CTIA standard? I have no idea what the specs are for this cable.
I actually don’t have the adapter yet, i’ve been using the mic that came with it and wanted to get the adapter and use earbuds. My research beforehand brought me here. I guess if they don’t work, could always try one of the OMTP-CTIA cables
I’m about to try the same thing you do.
I have Apple Earpods and I want to use them with the Sony Dual Shock 4 Controller.
Actually they work fine, except the strange beep sound in background my buddies are hearing.
If I set the mic input volume on PS4 very low the beep seems to be very quiet, but my friends are not very able to hear me. If I set the input volume up the beep gets louder and my friends always complain about it.
I’m about to try this Adapter: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-EC250-Headphones-Adaptor-1249-0456/dp/B009HW15UG
I hope it works.
Anyone has an idea?
sorry for me english btw 😉
This adapter will allow your Apple headset (or any newer brand of headset) to work with your Vita. If OP’s info is correct, using this adapter would work on your PS4 as well.
Here’s the explanation…
Nowadays, headsets (meaning headphones with a mic attached) use a newer type of connection called “CTIA.” Older headsets (and Sony headsets) use a connection called “OMTP.” If you’re really interested in the technicality, here’s an illustration that shows the difference. Is all of this important to know? No. But here’s what is important:
Many newer types of headsets — including headsets made for Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, HTC phones, and third-party headsets made for these devices, along with many others — may not have a working microphone when plugged into the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller. Why? Because the controller uses the older type of connector, while the newer type is used by many other brands. Sony has always used the older type, and it’s a safe bet they always will.
The incompatibility has been confirmed by Sony president Shuhei Yoshida. (Edit: Well, Joystiq is reporting otherwise, saying Apple headsets’ mic will work without the need for an adapter. So maybe you’ll get lucky when you try it, and the mic will work. If it doesn’t, read on and get the adapter.)
There is a solution — Sony makes an adapter to use your own headset with their devices. You can purchase it on Amazon, or you may be able to find a similar adapter elsewhere. Plug this into the headphone jack on your controller, and then plug your headset into the adapter.
This will allow you to use third-party headsets on your PlayStation 4, and the mic will work.
tl;dr: If you use a third-party headset, headphones / earbuds (with microphone) on your PS4 controller, and notice the mic isn’t working, this five dollar adapter will fix the problem.
EDIT: Well, Joystiq is reporting otherwise, saying Apple headsets’ mic will work without the need for an adapter. So now who to believe, Joystiq or a Sony president?
Here’s what you should do: if the mic works when you try it with your headset, great. If it doesn’t, get the adapter.
Oh, sorry, I mistook Redmanabirds’ comment as yours (fast scrolling).
Turtle Beach Support > Stealth 400 – Microphone Not Working
Another theory: per the User Guide (page 2, bottom), the Stealth 400 was designed for use with PS Vita, which used OMTP – whose mic & ground poles are swapped, compared to CTIA, but not the stereo left & right poles.
Does the mic work when you plug the headset into the Xbox controller? That definitely uses CTIA.
If it doesn’t, then your headset may use OMTP. An adapter on your 4-pole aux cable may resolve the mic issue. Either:
* CTIA female to OMTP male, on the headset end (like this one); or
* CTIA male to OMTP female, on the MixAmp end
Another link worth checking out and much better than the last one: http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-one/accessories/connect-compatible-headset
Scroll down to the CTIA vs OMPT part
Also this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/21buru/getting_your_chat_adapter_to_work_properly_a/
Also this: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-EC250-Headphones-Adaptor-1249-0456/dp/B009HW15UG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395760523&sr=8-1&keywords=omtp+to+ctia+adapter
Yep, there’s two different standards for mic+audio out there. This should work? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009HW15UG/
Have you considered a simple converter?:
Maybe it would work.
I don’t know about compatible headsets.But if it has a 3.5mm jack,then it wll only need a converter for the mic to work.I plan on using my Apple EarPods.
If the headphones end up not working with your DS4, this adapter should fix it.
This adapter would allow them to work, assuming OP is correct.
Would you mind adding this to your original post?
I think it’d help a lot of people if they are made aware that this adapter can allow them to use their own headsets.
There’s an adapter you need for certain headsets to work, a link to it was posted in a thread earlier this week but I can’t seem to find it.
Edit: Found it!