I have an Xbox 360 headset that I'd like to use through a PS4 controller.

It is a 2.5mm connection. Are there connection cables to convert from a 2.5mm to 3.5mm jack?

  • I know that 2.5 to 3.5 mm adapters exist, and you could get one for around US$1 online, and I don't believe there's any other obstacles.
    – 2xedo
    Aug 21, 2015 at 0:49

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TL;DR: If you adapt the connections, it should work off the bat. There are a few things to check to make this go smoothly, but it should be as simple as plug and play.

Check the channels

2.5mm to 3.5mm adapters are quite common, however, the channels you require make a big impact. On the Xbox 360 headset, check the plug. Count the rings, and ensure that the adapter has at least the same amount. Each ring is a channel. You should expect three; Two for your left and right sound, one for the microphone (or two outputs, one input).

Finding the part at a store

If you wish to go to a physical store, ensure you are heading for an electric wholesaler. They will charge you considerably less, and are more likely to have the part. All you are having to ask for is a "x channel 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter".

A lot of people come into my store for that part. As an electric retail store, we only really stock the connection for using them on a plane, and as such, only support 1 channel sound. We also charge 10x the price, because it is in a packet. The same would go for places such as Radio Shack (assuming localisation without further knowledge)

3-channel 3.5mm plug to 2.5mm socket

Confirming operation

Most of the time these connections follow universal suit, and it should work without problem. According to this question, regular earphones will work for audio, suggesting a better chance. If you have a pair of earphones with a mic (a cheap pair is almost always packaged with mobile phones as a cheap "hands free" solution), plug them in, and see if they work.

As a slightly related point, if your thinking "I don't know where the hell that is! I have a Bluetooth plug for the phone", you will likely find that same Bluetooth works as a headset for the PlayStation 4. (I can only confirm the PS3 supported them, as people used them as cheaper alternatives to the original).

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