Originally Posted by coyote_5
How do you mix in voice chat with this device?
The biggest problem with the DSS/DSS2 is that they are designed to work with their line of headsets and not other companies. Astro's mixamp has a universal aspect to it with its 4-pole 3.5mm input, all you need is the PC headset adapter and most headsets are at your disposal with it, but the DSS isn't as simple unfortunately. The DSS is a regular headphone jack, because Turtle Beach headsets have the connections for voice chat on the puck of the controller, and are designed to just plug into the audio of your TV. This is basically that. So with a Turtle Beach headset, you have the cord from the puck of let's say the X12 plug into your controller for voice, then the headphone jack plugs into the headphone port of the DSS/DSS2 for game audio. You're not completely out of luck with this processor though, you CAN use a SteelSeries Audio Mixer to connect a PC headset to it and have voice chat, but there are 2 main detriments to this. 1 is that the Audio mixer is 40 dollars, and paired with the DSS2's ~80 dollar price tag, you're at about 120 not including S&H. This is almost as much as an Astro Mixamp itself, but the 2nd detriment to this setup is coming from the Audio Mixer. The SS audio mixer is similar to turtle beach's amplified headsets by USB, you hook it up to the USB of your Xbox or DSS2 for power, but the problem is this cheap USB amplification introduces background hiss into your audio. So in order to use your PC headset with the DSS2, you're basically paying the same amount of money as the Astro Mixamp, but your audio quality is diminished with that background hiss.