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Old 24th March 2010, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I love my Logitech Cordless Vantage - it's the best PS3 headset I've used when I'm using the "big TV".

BUT.

I recently bought a second PS3, so I can play (at the desk in my home office) while kids/Mrs are watching TV.
The advantage with this is that I'm now in close proximity to the PS3 (on a shelf right next to the desk) so could conceivably use a cabled headset without too much hassle. The disadvantage is (correct me if I'm wrong) I can't listen to the sound of the game and the voice comms through the same headset. I presently listen to the game sound through a set of amp-powered desk speakers - or a set of headphones plugged into said amp.

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I use wireless headphones, with a Microsoft usb headset on over the top

It looks ridiculous and feels weird but it means the mic doesn't pick up and transmit the game sounds and it's easy to press the mute button when I'm not talking so it doesn't pick up other external sounds.
You get the idea.. that's what I need to do! Either that or just wear the sound headphones ('cos I can hear the voice thru it) and have the bluetooth headset around my neck just to use the mic.

My question to those who are in the know:
If I were to go out and buy a USB headset, can I listen/speak to voice comms AND game sound through the same headset?
Or do USB headsets do the same as the bluetooth ones and only xmit the voice comms?
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Old 24th March 2010, 01:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The PS3 will not output game audio via USB, so whether it's a headset or just normal headphones that connect via USB you won't be getting any game audio through them.

I was recently looking into this, and there is a headset that connects both via USB and the digital sound thingy, so you get the game audio, chat and can use the mic. I'll see if i can find the link again, though it was quite expensive.
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Now that would be handy and I might not get the complaints from the family so much. but they will still complain about me talking and carring on I do in the game
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Old 24th March 2010, 01:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Found it

TRITTON Technologies Inc. :: Gaming Audio

The AX 720 and AX Pro both connect via digital optical for game audio, and usb for chat. Mic and chat volume is adjustable seperately to the game audio.

some reviews:

Tritton AX 720 Headset reviews - CNET Reviews
Tritton AX Pro 5.1 Gaming Headset Headset reviews - CNET Reviews

AX Pro seems like the better choice, slightly more expensive but all the reviews I checked say it has better sound quality.
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Old 24th March 2010, 02:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Brill. Thanks, Chief.
I'd +1 you if I could.
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Old 24th March 2010, 03:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I added a +1 for chief on your behalf
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Old 25th March 2010, 12:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Went out yesterday and impulse-bought a Logitech G330 because I just *happened* to be in JBHifi. Under a hundred bucks - but now I find some sites are promo-ing it for $35 :/

Irregardless; I tested it out on last night's MAG session and it worked really well. (That is, noone complained that I was making a racket...)

It's got a USB card adaptor with it, so I plug the mic into the PS3 USB port, and the headphone plug (3.5mm with an adaptor) into the headphone socket on my amp.
Set the PS3 to play voice sound thru the main audio device and Viola! MAGging with no nagging.

And I still get to use my Cordless Vantage for the other PS3 on the big TV.
Happy.

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Old 25th March 2010, 02:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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oh excellent, that'd be perfect for me too nice price as well

EDIT: lol, googled it and this was one of the first results

http://www.theoldergamers.com/hardwa...eadset-review/
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Old 25th March 2010, 02:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
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LOL! Yeh, I found that too.
FWIW, I agree that it was a little bassy, but I had the bass cranked up a bit on my amp anyway, so that was easy enough to tweak.
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I was discussing this possible ability with A_1 ages ago. Nice to know it works. Might try it with my logitech headset.
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