Yet another headphone thread

Great job dissuading me guys, so option number 2 ... any suggestions for a price-conscious gamer looking for a wireless headset solution that will work with both ps4 and xbox?

Come on, you're buying PS4 wireless headphones. You know what to do.

I don't know that any wireless headset works with both PS4 and Xbox One because of the way Microsoft proprietarized (a perfectly cromulent word) their headset connections. Probably the best you can do is get your headphones of choice that work with one console (see this December Polygon roundup for ideas), and connect them wired to your controller for the other console.

Sorry, Microsoft are dicks.

On the other ear, I really wish Sony had gone with Dolby Atmos for their 3D sound solution instead of their own hackery.

EH...but... what about usb dongle wireless? Shouldn't that work with both systems?

Dakuna wrote:

EH...but... what about usb dongle wireless? Shouldn't that work with both systems?

Not supported by XBox One afaik.

BadKen wrote:

Come on, you're buying PS4 wireless headphones. You know what to do.

I don't know that any wireless headset works with both PS4 and Xbox One because of the way Microsoft proprietarized (a perfectly cromulent word) their headset connections. Probably the best you can do is get your headphones of choice that work with one console (see this December Polygon roundup for ideas), and connect them wired to your controller for the other console.

Sorry, Microsoft are dicks.

Sony has the same restriction with their bluetooth. The USB converter dongle is a workaround.

For the record, I know there is a running joke about PS4 headsets, I am not familiar with the details and I am not just trying to stoke any fires.

Sounds like EvilDead is confirming the USB converter should give me the solution I need. Now I just need a reliable wireless headset that won't break the bank!

Yeah, so there are wireless headphones that work with PC and PS4, or PC and X1, but not all 3.

@Dakuna

I don't think that converter will work with the Xbox. That one is designed to mimic a PS4 wired headset.

BadKen wrote:

Yeah, so there are wireless headphones that work with PC and PS4, or PC and X1, but not all 3.

Yeah, super annoying.

I would settle for pc and xbox, I suppose. I need all the help I can get though, I'm still super confused about what will or will not work though, so suggestions are super welcome.

You can't go wrong with the Astro A50's. They're very popular. But since you initially mentioned a $30 headset, I suspect $300 is out of the price range you're looking for. You're not likely to find any reasonable quality without paying out some bucks though.

I use the Sony Platinum headset, and I love it, but that's not very helpful if you want an Xbox headset.

Looking like I'll have to spend ~$120 plus. ugh.

You know, I bet you could find a decent Bluetooth pair to use on a PC that also lets you cable them to a console controller, which isn't really so bad, for less.

So which style do you prefer? Over ear? On-ear? Ear bud? In-ear?

Kurrelgyre wrote:

You know, I bet you could find a decent Bluetooth pair to use on a PC that also lets you cable them to a console controller, which isn't really so bad, for less.

So which style do you prefer? Over ear? On-ear? Ear bud? In-ear?

Any style, really, but the problem is cabling. The cat I have eats the cables.