Headphones and microphone

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by tomaso777, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. tomaso777

    tomaso777

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    I do not understand what to buy and how to use headphones and mic and when I would use them. I am using ear plugs for sound from my stereo receiver. Just who would I be speaking to..one, two three more drivers etc etc before and during races? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Famine

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    This is an extraordinarily unclear query, but as you originally posted it in the GT Sport Online Racing and Leagues forum (despite not being an online event or league), I'm going to assume it refers to PS4 and GTS.

    Literally any headphones will work with the game. Anything you can physically plug into the TV's headphone socket (usually a 3.5mm jack) will convey the sound to your ears through the headphones instead of through the air from your TV. Anything you can plug into the PS4's USB socket will bypass the TV entirely.

    Literally any mic you can plug into the PS4's USB socket will work with the PS4. However you can't speak to just anyone, and GTS itself does not support voice chat of any kind. Instead you need to use the console's "Party" system. This essentially means that you need to create or join a "Party" with other players in order to speak to them, and you can join a Party with one other player or whole load of them. But you can only speak with and hear people in that Party, not anyone else.

    https://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/party/join.html

    Any headset - which combines headphones and mic - you buy that either plugs into the PS4 (by USB) and TV (by 3.5mm jack), or which combines both functions into the USB, or which has a USB "dongle" for wireless function, will work. Sony sells a bunch of official wireless headsets:

    https://www.playstation.com/en-us/accessories/gold-wireless-headset/

    But the headband snaps with even moderate use. You're not stuck with Sony though - literally anything that can plug in will do the job.
     
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  3. tomaso777

    tomaso777

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    Thank you for your precise reply to my unclear question. You were thoughtful enough to explain what I needed to do. Many thanks friend!
     
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