Jun 30, 2016

Which headsets work with Chat Link?

 
 
 


The Elgato Gaming Chat Link cable works with analog stereo headsets.

 
How long is Chat Link?


How long is Elgato Gaming Chat Link

• Female to hub: 5cm.
• Hub to controller: 10cm.
• Hub to device/computer: 180cm.

 
4-pole 3.5mm (TRRS) Headsets


The most common headset, equipped with a 4-pole 3.5mm jack, is natively compatible with the Elgato Gaming Chat Link.


This includes but is not limited to:

Astro A40
Astro A30
Turtle Beach P12
Turtle Beach X07
Apple iBuds

 
Stereo PC headsets with 2 3.5mm Jacks


PC headsets with 2 3.5mm jacks, one for headphone, one for mic, are compatible with the Elgato Gaming Chat Link cable when paired with a PC to 4-pole adapter like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-headsets-separate-headphone-microphone/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1437171096&sr=8-3&keywords=ctia+y-cable3

This includes but is not limited to:

SteelSeries Siberia V2
SteelSeries 5hv2
Sennheiser PC360
Sennheiser PC350
Beyerdynamic MMX 300
Turtle Beach X12

 
Non-Compatible Headsets


USB headsets are not compatible with the Elgato Gaming Chat Link.

Wireless headsets are not compatible with the Elgato Gaming Chat Link.

However, certain wireless headsets can include a mobile cable which equips it with the 4-pole 3.5mm jack, where it can act as a wired headset as well. One headset that does this is the Sony Playstation Wireless Gold headset. A headset like this is compatible when using said cable that’s included.

 
Recording Your Voice


To record your own voice, connect a separate microphone to your computer:

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