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Reconfigured Xbox Live Headset

Discussion in 'Recording' started by carefree_wanderer, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. Hello Everyone,

    I couldn't quite figure out which forum to put this under, so I took a shot in the dark with this one. This issue seemed right up yall's ally as well.

    I'm looking to be able to feed a mixer into an Xbox Controller, and connect a set of speakers up to be able to listen as well. The headset connects to the controller using a 2.5mm jack, just like what is used on nearly every cell phone headset. I have attempted connecting the controller to the mixer using the line out and the master out, trying all wiring combinations on both, all to no avail. So now I am curious as to if perhaps the headset works is on a different audio level. I know I haven't blown the piece that connects to the controller because when I stick the old headset back in it, it works properly.

    If anyone is curious the purpose of this is to enable my friends and I to jam out over xbox live while someone else is playing Halo. Thanks again in advance for any ideas.
  2. Kardoso

    Kardoso Guest

    Hi Carefree,
    hope you will be successfull and you are in my team,when i hear
    "we are the champions".
    Good luck
  3. bradsears

    bradsears Guest

    I am also interested in this. I want to be able to feed samples from my computer to the xbox mic line.

    The xbl headset is definitely the same as a cell phone 2.5 mm headset. I know this because I use one.

    I have built a little line level to mic level circuit based on these diagrams:

    I don't think the resistors are right because although it works the level is very low and heavily distorted.

    I also know that I actually need headphone level to mic level since that is what my computer puts out. When I feed headphone out to this circuit I don't get anything but it does work with line level.

    I appreciate any assistance. If you are the first to give me a circuit diagram that converts common headphone output to mic level, that I can successfully build, I'll paypal you $10

    I also hope to record some of the jerks on xbox live so if a cheapo mixer/other solution exists that does the headphone to mic level as well I'm all ears.

    Brad Sears

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