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RIG 600 PRO HX headset has a red light that won't turn off

So I was playing my game with my friends, and I went to go plug my RIG 600 PRO HX headset in while playing, and they said power off, and I went to go plug it back in, but they didn't work.  Now there'...
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Can a cable be used to connect the official Xbox wireless headset to an Xbox Series controller?

Can I use a cable to connect an Xbox Wireless Headset (the official one) to the standard Xbox wireless controller? USB-C to 3.5mm TRRS I guess?
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JBL Quantum 100 headphones making weird popping noise on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Once in a while, I like to play Bedrock Minecraft (PvP purposes). For some reason though, my headphones (JBL Quantum 100) makes a very weird and especially annoying popping sound in the game. This ...
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Muffled sound with BlackShark V2 X in War Thunder

I recently got a new pair of BlackShark V2 X headphones, and the 7.1 surround sound is iffy at best in War Thunder. The machine gun and main cannon fire are pretty muffled. Does anyone know how to fix ...
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Are there any alternatives for having audio output from a PS3 on a monitor without audio capabilities?

I'm having an MW2 PS3 LAN party where everyone will bring their own monitors. However, some of my friends' monitors don't have an AUX port/bluetooth for sound output. I realise bluetooth headsets won'...
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Why won't my Nacon / Plantronics RIG 800lx headset charge?

I have a Rig 800lx headset that I've used for over a year with my xbox one. It worked perfectly but one day it stopped turning on. I've tried plugging it in to different power adapters and using ...
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Steam streaming changes my default communication device

I have a Windows 11 PC with speakers as the default audio device and headphones as the default communication device. I sometimes use Steam stream games to other devices. Whenever I finish streaming my ...
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How can my Logitech G432 headset render 3D when plugged to the PS5?

I've recently bought a PS5 and I was planning to buy a Pulse 3D headset to benefit the most from the system. But before that, by curiosity, I plugged my Logitech G432 headset to the system and got ...
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How to pass phone audio to Dualshock 4 controller that is connected by Bluetooth?

I have my Dualshock 4 connected over Bluetooth to my phone. Everything works fine, but I want to use the controller's audio jack instead of the phones. When I connect the headset to the controller, ...
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How to stop WINE games from popping through pulse/alsa, steam edition

In general, I'm looking to create a more userfriendly way of solving a frequent audio issue in various games. The problem It manifests itself as audible clicks or pops. Those clicks or pops happen ...
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How many simultaneous sounds can a game play with a Creative Soundblaster Rx?

I have tried to find out. The closest I got was from the manual: Playback of 64 audio channels, each at an arbitrary sample rate But pretty sure audio channels does not mean individual sounds. I ...
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How can I use a 3.5mm Headphone jack as mic only and have a usb headset as output only

So I have a USB headset but the mic on it is broken so I have a mic that I'm trying to use over 3.5mm headphone jack but connecting that to the controller takes over output and input and trying to ...
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How to use PS4 controller's audio output via Bluetooth on PC?

When the PS4 controller is connected via the USB cable to the PC, it can be used as an audio device if I plug my headphones into the controller. Is it somehow possible to use them as an audio device, ...
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How to improve audio performance on high end gaming pc? [closed]

I have a nice pc, with very good processor and gpu, ssd, 16gb of ram and all that good stuff needed for gaming. But when I made my pc I was focused on video performance, totally forgetting about audio....
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Will my headphone's microphone still work if I'm passing it through a USB-C to 3.5mm stereo cable? [closed]

I have a pair of Bluedio t4s. If I buy a USB C to audio cable with 3 ring for headphones, will the headphones microphone work or will it do nothing to the Bluedio? I just bought them today for my PS4 ...
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Is there anyway I can cast the audio of my xbox one to a google chromecast audio?

I have a projector that I use as my display for my xbox one. Unfortunately it only only has an audio in port. Is there anyway I can send the audio from my xbox to my chromecast audio to then play ...
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Xbox one X - surround with stereo headphones is possible

I have an xbox one x connected to my TV and the amplifier Since I would like to play without disturbing other people, I would like to know if is possible to get a surround effect with stereo ...
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Audio setup issue with PS4

I recently purchased a PS4. For audio, I have been using either the PS4 wireless headphones, or a cheap Bluetooth speaker that I connect through an AUX cable connected to the PS4 controller. What I ...
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Headset Cross Compatibility for PS4 and X1

I'm currently the owner of the PlayStation 4 Pro, and I use the Astro A40 headset with the TR MixAmp. I'm seriously considering getting the Xbox One X, and I'm wondering if my headset would be ...
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How to connect the audio to a separate speaker?

I'm trying to figure out how to get the audio from Live TV to a separate speaker. I've got the HDMI-out from the Xbox going to a projector instead of a TV and the projector's built-in audio sucks. I'...
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How to connect Wii U to monitor and speakers

I have a Wii U that I would like to play on my monitor. I have a number of other devices connected to the monitor, so I use a five-way HDMI switch to control the visual input. When I connect my PC or ...
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Overwatch not playing in 5.1 surround sound, just in stereo

Has anyone gotten 5.1 or 7.1 to work? I don't mean simulated surround in Dolby Atmos headphhones. I don't mean "Speaker Fill" or emulated surround sound either. I mean true 5.1 positional surround ...
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Why doesn't my monitor project audio from my PlayStation 3?

I am currently using a Dell UltraSharp U2414H, and have my computer hooked up to it with a HDMI cable. I have my gaming headset plugged directly into the monitor, itself, and the audio from my ...
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Can I connect my PS3 to a monitor and output sound elsewhere?

I want to connect my PS3 to my monitor instead of my TV. When I searched this, I read somewhere that you can only connect the PS3 to a monitor with speakers and HDMI cable. Is that true? Does the ...
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NOLF2 sound issue while running on Windows 7 x64

I installed No One Lives Forever 2 on Windows 7 x64, I've got sound for developers' cinematics and music and sound on very first main menu, but when I hit New Game, I don't get any sounds on ...
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PS4 to TV speakers, audio is lagging periodically

I am having a slight issue with my audio from my PS4. It randomly goes out of sync where the audio lags behind the video a decent bit. It is just a direct HDMI connection with nothing fancy. I am ...
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Can I play GameCube audio through my mac computer or headphones?

I recently bought a Nintendo GameCube. I connected it to my desktop monitor through a AV to HDMI converter, as the monitor does not have AV. However, the audio doesn't work, because my monitor has ...
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Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma - Lighting Profiles per Game on Mac OS X

I just got my Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Headset today, and is my first of the kind, so have no idea. Just after opening Razer Synapse, I am taken to a "Lighting" page where I can change the lights on ...
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Xbox 360 game sound through headset

I recently purchased a converter so that I could hook up my PC headset to my Xbox 360 controller. However, when I try to use it, no sound comes through the headset. I do not have Xbox Live gold, and ...
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No audio in Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition after Windows 10 Upgrade

After upgrading to Windows 10, I no longer get any audio when playing Dark Souls. The strange thing however, is that if I restart the game in windowed mode, audio works perfectly fine. In full-...
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How can I use an Xbox 360 headset through a PS4 controller?

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?
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How can I make PC games output Dolby Digital or DTS encoded audio?

I hooked up optical out to a receiver that supports Dolby Digitial DTS However, I cannot seem to get any games to play in those modes. Is there a way to do this? I have a huge library of Steam games ...
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How to output stereo sound from PS4

When watching content in Hulu, Netflix, HBO Go, etc. that is encoded with stereo audio, I want the PS4 to output stereo (2.0 channel) audio through HDMI. It doesn't seem to matter whether I select ...
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Is there a way to reset the audio for games?

When I start the game on my computer with my headphones unplugged, and plug them in afterwards, the audio sometimes don't change to my headphones, and stay on the silent speakers. Is there a way to ...
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Is Bluetooth (headphones) efficient for gaming?

I read that Bluetooth on several headphones send the sound with a small delay. This is not a problem when you listen to music or talking with a friend but it is a problem when watching a movie or ...
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Using 5.1 Dolby with Xbox One

I have a Xbox One and a tv decoder (for cable television) connected via HDMI to the television. Yesterday I've received and "old" Philips 5.1 Home Theater that doesn't have HDMI inputs, but only one ...
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Can't record Old Game with sound with MSI Afterburner

I have an old PC game called Midtown Madness 2, an old 2000 game, that I desperately want to record to make a Machinima. No recording program could record without rendering issues. I tried several ...
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Bluetooth Audio Streaming from Mac/PC to DualShock 4

Is it possible to stream audio output from a PC/Mac (I myself use a Mac) to the speaker or headphone jack on a Sony DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth? I have done some digging around the Web and ...
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Can I use a USB Headset with a PS4?

Is there an adapter which lets you use a USB headset with the controller? I would rather not have to buy a new headset.
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How can you use headsets with separate Audio and Mic cables for Dualshock4?

I am hoping to buy a headset for use on both my pc, and my ps4 - So want one with a 3.5mm jack. I have found some I like, within the price range, and using 3.5mm adapters. However, these headsets have ...
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Is there a way to repair the audio of an Xbox 360?

My Xbox 360 has serious audio issues. Whenever I start it up I get a persistent crackling noise. I've tried two different HDMI cables so my guess is that there is something wrong internally. Does ...
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Can I connect a headset to a PlayStation/DualShock 4 controller?

I was reading a similar question when I brought this one up. We all know that you can output audio through the 3.5mm jack, but there are headsets out there that can both receive and transmit audio ...
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What is S/PDIF Port on Xbox 360?

How does the S/PDIF Port work? If it can be used with RCA Adapter, how would I connect the cables from the VGA HD AV cable?
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Sending Minecraft audio to different output device?

When I play Minecraft, I sometimes connect my TV and play a video (a TV show or a YouTube video) and I set the default output device to the TV speakers, but I don't want Minecraft audio to merge with ...
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Can I use my regular 3.5mm headphones with a PS4?

Can I use my personal regular 3.5mm headphones with a PS4 to listen to in game audio through the Dual Shock or remotes?
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How do you connect a 3.5mm headphone/mic to DS4 and get audio in both ears?

I tried using the mic that came with the PS4, but I didn't like the way that it fit in my ear. Instead, I opted to buy a pair of earbud headphones that included a mic. I plugged it into my DS4, but ...
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Audio in Battlefield 4 open beta coming through speakers

I have joined the Battlefield 4 open beta and I am having some problems with audio. I am using a laptop to play, and the game's audio is coming through the main speakers rather than the headphones, ...
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Can I direct the audio in Fallout: New Vegas to another device?

I'm playing New Vegas on my PC. I want to redirect the audio to my monitor's speakers while my default audio device is set to my TV. I couldn't find anything in the options, is there somewhere else I ...
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Razer Surround must be always connected?

Razer Surround comes together with Razer Synapse software, and Synapse asks me to connect everytime Windows starts. If I do not connect, will Razer Surround work? If I close Razer Synapse, will Razer ...
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How to mix PS3- and PC-Sound for one headset? [closed]

I like to play games on my PS3 while I'm talking to my mates on Teamspeak on my PC. So I switch to PTT (Push To Talk) on Teamspeak to not broadcast my TV-Sound all the time and simply play. That is ...
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