The PX5, XP500, XP400, Delta, X-Ray, and Tango headsets were designed primarily for use with PS3 and Xbox 360 game consoles. However, the headsets can also be used as fully wireless headsets for PC, but you may need to do some extra configuring or add features to your PC before this will work. The following info is offered on a non-supported *AS IS* basis.
To use these headsets on a PC for surround sound and for chat, you will need to have the following installed on your PC:
- a Dolby Digital Live (DDL)-capable sound card with a digital optical output jack
- a Bluetooth interface
To use these headsets on a PC for stereo sound, click here.
These Headsets are NOT "USB headsets." The PX5, XP500, Delta, and Tango headsets' USB connection is for programming presets using the Advanced Sound Editor software. The XP400, X-Ray, and Tango headsets' USB connection is used to recharge the internal battery. No audio playback data travels through the USB connection.
1) Connect the Transmitter to your PC
- Connect the transmitter USB power cable to a USB port on the PC (for power only)
- Connect the Toslink digital optical cable from the Optical Digital Audio output of the PC to the DIGITAL IN on the transmitter.
2) Configure soundtrack (game audio) playback
- Your PC's digital output needs to be set as the default output or playback device. You'll need to go to your Sound settings under Control Panel to set this. Consult your Windows manual/user guide for detailed instructions.
- Turn on the headset, then make sure the headset and transmitter are properly paired. For pairing instructions, click here.
- Play a track on your PC. You should hear sound in the headset.
3A) WIRELESS Bluetooth chat configuration from PC
To use the Headset's microphone for wireless chat with your PC, you need to enable and pair (sync) the Headset's Bluetooth to your PC's Bluetooth interface.
- Your PC must have a properly installed Bluetooth interface, typically in the form of a USB Bluetooth adapter. Many laptops already have built-in Bluetooth. (If your PC doesn't have a Bluetooth Audio interface, you can add one of the many Bluetooth USB adapters available for little money. You'll want to choose an adapter that is Bluetooth 2.1 compliant and has EDR, Enhanced Data Rate.)
- Pair your headset to the PC's Bluetooth interface (instructions for pairing the headset's Bluetooth are in the headset's user guide).
- Set your Bluetooth interface as the default recording device by going to your Sound settings under the Control Panel. Consult your Windows manual/user guide for detailed instructions.
- If you are using Ventrilo for online chat, make sure Ventrilo is set to use the PC's Bluetooth interface for its Voice Audio input AND output.
NOTE: Please make sure you have installed the proper drivers for your computer's Bluetooth and onboard audio drivers. If you have allowed Windows to find the "best" drivers for your devices, then it is very likely that the headset's Bluetooth interface and Toslink digital input will not work for you. Please make sure you have downloaded and installed the correct drivers for the particular Bluetooth interface and onboard audio you have installed on your computer.
Today's Mac computers all come with a built-in optical digital audio output, and they all come with a built-in Bluetooth interface. Make sure you update your Mac's Bluetooth with the latest driver.
NOTE: The Advanced Sound Editor tool is for Windows XP/Vista/7 only. It may work in Windows emulation on a Mac
, but this has not been tested, and is not guaranteed.
3B) WIRED chat configuration from PC
As an alternative, the headset can be used for wired chat on a PC with the optional PC Chat Adapter Cable (sold separately). It is also available bundled with the Amigo II at a discounted price: click here.
You can use this cable to connect the headset's mic directly from the headset's "Xbox" jack to your sound card Mic Input. If you have the Amigo II, you can use it for mic and chat while connecting the sound card output to the transmitter for game sound (as described above). This gives you separate channels for chat and for game audio. For more detailed info and diagrams, please click here. For a YouTube video showing how to use the PC Chat Adapter, click here.
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In short, using this headset on a PC or Mac computer will require specific, special equipment, and thus we do not consider the headset to be compatible with PCs or Macs.
1) Our Headsets do not require a device driver for use in Windows or MacOS X.
2) PC games may not have a Dolby Digital soundtrack to send to the headset's DIGITAL IN for surround sound playback. If you want surround sound, you need a sound card capable of delivering "Dolby Digital Live" processing.
All files and documentation are offered on an *AS IS* basis and you assume full responsibility for using them.