Windows 10: Turtle Beach headset working either as headphones or microphone.

  1.    31 Oct 2017 #1

    Turtle Beach headset working either as headphones or microphone.


    Hi everyone,
    I'm having a slight issue with my turtle beach xo four stealths on my new pc. Before on my laptop, I simply plugged the 3.5mm jack into the headphone port and they acted as both headphones and windows recognized them as an input device also. However now on my new pc build, I have a headphone and a microphone jack and they work separate from each other. This is a pain as I'm trying to stream with OBS and I can either have a mic or my headphones not both like I used to have. Also on a side note, when I plug the headphones into the microphone jack the sound is super quiet with loads of background noise. These are designed for an Xbox one controller and work flawlessly on Xbox with clear sound etc but on the new pc, they are awful!

    Edit: Just found that whenever I plug the headset in as a mic or any earphones or headset windows thinks the earpiece or speakers are the microphones which accounts for the bad audio quality. Now is the question of why in hell does windows think the speakers are microphones

    Any help is appreciated!
    Last edited by domw0401; 31 Oct 2017 at 12:47.
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  2.    31 Oct 2017 #2

    Exactly as you stated....they only work for/with Xbox. They are not designed to work with a PC. I've found nothing on Turtle Beach website that states otherwise.
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  3.    31 Oct 2017 #3

    Yes, it is specifically designed for the Xbox one but as I have previously stated they worked fine on my old laptop and in the specification of the headset here XO FOUR Stealth Gaming Headset | Turtle Beach GB It mentions "PC mic connection" so the argument that "they are just for Xbox" is invalid.
    However maybe they only work with the xbox controllers jack because as soon as i plug the controller in via usb and the mic into the controller windows recognises an xbox headset with mic and speakers and it works perfectly
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  4.    31 Oct 2017 #4

    It may be different for the EU because with that link I see nothing that states for PC in the specifications tab.
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