Surround Sound Headset?

Looking for a new headset now that they are supported, and I did a bit of research on the surround sound headset options. Although this information isn't very easy to find (for some reason), it seems that Dolby Digital isn't supported by the headset stereo adapter, but it IS supported through the optical output in the rear of the system? If that's the case, would I not be able to take a headset with multiple analog jacks (Razer Tiamat, for example), put the microphone jack into the stereo adapter on the controller, and then find some kind of optical adapter to hook the rest of the channels up to the output in the back of the system to get 5.1 or 7.1 through the headset? If so, do such adapters even exist?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 6 Applies to:
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the A40's sound fantastic and the voice audio is great too.

The A40's come with everything you need, inc the cables. However you are right, they are not cheap! I'm not sure if you can buy the MixAmp on it's own to use with existing headsets.

TurtleBeach I know make some good ones as well, have a look at those too.

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I have Astro A40's and they do just that. You plug your chat cable into the adapter and take the audio feed via optical directly from the console. you need the MixAmp to do this. Other manufacturers do similar ones, but I can only talk about the ones I have I'll let other folks give you the other options.

See more here: AstroGaming.com

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