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Anyone had any luck using a different headset than the MS one? I bought the $5 madcatz one, didn't like it either.

 

The Live headset works on my phone's headset jack, but I've tried other cellphone headsets and they don't work.

 

EDIT:The use of abbreviation such as M$, $ony, are not tolerated on these boards

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Close to zero luck. I made one with a 2.5mm cel plug from Radio Shack and an old computer headset. It had separate 1/8" leads for mic and phones, I did dome cutting and soldering. It seemed to work well, but my dog ate it.

 

MadCatz -- meh. It seems to kick out a lot of static to other people.

 

I tried two different cel headsets and found that they're too quiet. Then I tried a cheapy earbud for cel phones from the dollar store. It worked fine -- except that the mic was a soap-on-the-rope style, so I had to lift it up to speak.

 

I heard good things about the voicecomm in the premium RS3 package, but I don't think Thrustmaster is selling it separately yet.

 

-j

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Originally posted by Buck@Mar 26 2004, 09:26 PM

scobeto,

 

As I noted in your first post, the use of abbreviations such as M$, $ony, are not permitted on this forum. I've edited your above post as well. In the future please refrain from using them.

 

Scott

Sorry, I rarely go back and re-read my own posts for edits. :D

 

Won't happen again. I browsed the terms of service/rules and didn't see anything, but I might have missed it.

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I've wondered about this myself, I'd love to get a little better headphone/mic. I found this pair knocking around with some of my PC stuff and would love to be able to use them.

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The only problem is it has 2 plugs, one for the headphones and one for the mic. Anyone know if there is any sort of an adaptor that I could plug both into that would par it down to one that would be useable? I'd really rather not do any cutting or soldering like Robot Monkey as that'll just end in disaster. I'll post a pic of the plugs, any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Bug, like I said above, you can just pick up a 2.5mm cel plug at Radio Shack or cut one off a wireless headset from the dollar store. I experimented to find which pair is which, and then experimented again to identify which was pos and neg. Solder.

 

You could even make a converting jack that could be a little easier to work with.

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This is my biggest pet peeve about live, the bloody W.T.F. head was it designed for headset? Did anyone try and lay their head back on a couch while wearing them when they tested the design?

Seems like a potential money maker too, put out an over the head set and watch a lot of people double up on headsets.

I just broke mine last night (in the midst of playing Pandora) and the idea of buying the same headset is not appealing. Perhaps I'll just try and jury rig the earpiece onto another headset.

With Pandora Tommorow unplayable without a headset I need a solution, quick!

If anyone has had success with an over the head type, please post and mention model #.

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I found this over at EBgames.com.

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Also, I didn't want to start another thread so I'll post here.

 

Anyone know anything about the Team Talk headset?

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Got friends who are tired of watching you play Live while they are out of the action? Then why not get the entire room involved, with TeamTalk for Xbox? Simply connect the included Voicent adapter to your existing Xbox Live hardware, then connect up to four headsets (three included) to the VoiceNet adapter, and you can have the whole room talking, strategizing, and trash talking like a team!

 

 

* Now up to four players can communicate on a single Xbox Live account

* Games like MechAssault, Midnight Club 2, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Star Wars the Clone Wars, Unreal Championship, and many others allow up to four players on one Xbox ? but only one player can use the headset ? NOW TEAMTALK COMES TO THE RESCUE!

* Talk, listen and strategize like a real team. Only one Xbox Live account is required ? TEAMTALK supplies the rest: 3 extra headsets, plus TeamTalk Voicenet Adapter.

* All four players can hear and be heard online plus the Voicenet Adapter allows all the players on your Xbox to hear each other on a local voice channel.

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Bug, check out this submini splitter at Radio Shack (cat # 274-945):

 

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...ct%5Fid=274-945

 

It'll take two 1/8" stereo and convert to 3/32" phone jack. I think 3/32" is roughly equivalent to 2.5mm. It might work. Let me know if you try it. If it does work, I'll probably grab a computer headset and the adapter, too.

 

-j

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Originally posted by Robot Monkey@Mar 27 2004, 11:58 AM

Bug, check out this submini splitter at Radio Shack (cat # 274-945):

 

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...ct%5Fid=274-945

 

It'll take two 1/8" stereo and convert to 3/32" phone jack. I think 3/32" is roughly equivalent to 2.5mm. It might work. Let me know if you try it. If it does work, I'll probably grab a computer headset and the adapter, too.

 

-j

Thanks for the headsup, I'll be heading to RadioShack as soon as the Wings get done whipping on Colorado. :D

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Nah, we don't want to split for two voicecomms, we want to be able to use a PC headset with a 1/8" plug each for audio and mic by converting to 2.5mm.

 

Each is a mono channel and you can do it with some careful disassembly and soldering with a 2.5mm jack. I was hoping to find an adapter that takes two 1/8" mono plugs on one end and sends it out as a stereo 2.5mm.

 

It'd be a lot easier if Thrustmaster would just sell the RS3 headset!

 

-j

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Glad I checked back in here before I left or I would've wasted 4 bucks :D

I guess I'll just have to do a bit more net sleuthing and see what comes up. I'd really rather not have to do any cutting or soldering, I could save myself a lot of time and energy by just throwing them away right now. Hopefully some sort of an adaptor exists, I can't belive that no one has jumped on this and made a high end headset for the xbox, with the amount of time people spend sitting and playing in one session you'd imagine there'd have to be demand for a more comfortable set.

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