Question for those who use headphones while gaming

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#1 Posted by NOD_Grindking (2778 posts) -

I have been thinking about starting to game with headphones recently as I have been on shift work so im gaming late at night and I am waking up my wife.....

problem is....if im wearing headphones, how am I going to be able to use the headset? some games I have played only play the voices through the headset.....is there a way to set it so it always comes out of the speakers?

heres what I'm thinking.....wear the headphones on my head to listen to the game, and simply have the headset around my nec so I can use my mic

anyone had troubles or anything with this type of situation?

#2 Posted by NOD_Grindking (2778 posts) -
*Bump*
#3 Posted by NOD_Grindking (2778 posts) -
Anyone??? :(
#4 Posted by bearvolticus (20 posts) -
i forget exactly how to get there but in the xbox guide under personal settings i believe there's an audio or headset option where you can set it to come out of the headset only, the tv speakers, or both.
#5 Posted by BumFluff122 (14853 posts) -
Yeah make it come out of the tv speakers so you can hear them through yoru headset as well. Though of course if you actually want to talk or discuss things yoiu'll have to pick up the xbox headset and talk through the mic.
#6 Posted by MEATSIM001 (52 posts) -
This could help http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/efx3/home.aspx.
#7 Posted by Wicked_Spades (1147 posts) -
That's interesting but a lot of people don't sit close enough to their TVs to make use of headphones. It's better if you set your audio controls in your game and use like a wireless headset.
#8 Posted by nickyb628 (10303 posts) -
I put the mic around my neck a couple times and changed the settings to "play through speakers" and then off I went. Now if I ever want to use the wirelessmic and headphones (I use the bose around ear headphones (best headphones ever, actually)) I just put the headphones right over the mic, and sometimes I keep the settings on "play through headset" and sometimes I change it. Works both ways.
#9 Posted by IceEmpress (578 posts) -

well the way I do it is, I have a pair of head phones that are not attatched to each other only by a coord, so I take one ear of the head phone and put it in one ear, then put my head set on the other ear.

if that makes sense lol.

#10 Posted by Shade-Blade (4930 posts) -
If youre talking about music then put your headset on and then one headphone in whichever ear isnt covered by the headset. If youre talking about voice chat then I dont know how to help you there honestly.
#11 Posted by AaaSS82 (213 posts) -
the best way would be to get a gaming headset. i picked up the tritton ax360 off amazon for around $100 and now prefer headphones over my speaker setup. you can chat whilst gaming and get true digital surround sound. pretty cool.
#12 Posted by NOD_Grindking (2778 posts) -

ok so just to clarify....I can get the voice chat audio to come through my speakers correct? Basically...im playing in our bedroom and so the TV is only about 6 feet away and I have a nice pair of bose headphones that have a looong ass cord on them so they will work fine.....

so heres what im thinking........wearing the headphones, and when I want to chat on xbl....I can just put the xbox headset around my neck....that way, the mic will be there for me to speak into....and I can still hear the other people talking through my speakers which are then connected to my headphones.....

#13 Posted by nyyankees625 (2 posts) -

Hello,

I bought these X3 Turtle Beach wireless headphones so I can game at night and not wake up my folks as I spend my free time blasting away on Xbox Live. I for some reason cannot figure out how to have the game audio and voice chat to come directly to the headphones only and NOT through the TV speakers as well. As of right now the Chat and game audio are coming through my headphones which is nice but the game audio is also coming through my TV speakers but not the chat. I would like to have nothing coming through the TV speakers and have the game audio and chat only come through the headset. Can you give me the steps to do this? I know it must be a setting on the Xbox dashboard. I know how to get the chat to come through the headset but the game audio is still coming out of the TV and the headset. I go Personal Settings and then I select Voice and it gives me the options to have the voice chat come through either: the Headset, TV speakers only, or both. I have the Voice chat coming through the headset so I don't hear it coming through the TV which is nice but I still can hear the game audio coming through the TV speakers. Right now I have the RCA plugs from the Xbox coming into the female RCA jacks which are connected to the front of my TV where I have a set of RCA ports. Not sure if this is the problem. Do you have any suggestions?

X3 Turtle Beach Wireless Headphones Product # TBS-2065

#14 Posted by misfit_780 (339 posts) -

ok so just to clarify....I can get the voice chat audio to come through my speakers correct? Basically...im playing in our bedroom and so the TV is only about 6 feet away and I have a nice pair of bose headphones that have a looong ass cord on them so they will work fine.....

so heres what im thinking........wearing the headphones, and when I want to chat on xbl....I can just put the xbox headset around my neck....that way, the mic will be there for me to speak into....and I can still hear the other people talking through my speakers which are then connected to my headphones.....

NOD_Grindking

That will indeed work my friend If my memory serves me correct the way to swap the chat from going through the speakers, the headset or both is under personnel settings on the 360 guide then under audio/voice i think thats it not to sure. lol hope that helps! =]

#15 Posted by Ted_Bundy000 (347 posts) -
go to ebay and search xbox 360 headset. They have new headsets that are gaming headphones but have a mic.
#16 Posted by VoodooHak (15989 posts) -

This could help http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/efx3/home.aspx.MEATSIM001

Yep. I actually have those. For 100USD, they're excellent. Full cup headphones, but lightweight. It's the next best thing to active noice reduction. Good stereo sound with bass boost. Xbox Live headset is built into it. What's really great is that you can control voice and game volumes separately. Even better is that it's wireless.

#17 Posted by nyyankees625 (2 posts) -
Ok folks you just simply need to mute the TV or turn down the volume. Then the sound will come through just the headset and not the tv. later
#18 Posted by baneat (81 posts) -
What I did was buy a 3m 3.5mm extension cable and run it from the TV to my couch. Then I got my wireless mic and hooked the rubber earpiece through a button on my shirt so the mic pointed towards my mouth. I set the voce to play through speakers and I was sorted.
#19 Posted by HighNMitey (87 posts) -
You might just have to do the headset and headphones differently