Using the X32, X42, X31, X41 with a PC
Please note that these headsets were not originally designed for PC, nor are they advertised as PC Compatible. They do not process audio via USB, and will not be recognized by a PC when plugged in. We recommend using one of our many PC compatible headsets instead, like the PX3 and PX22. A list of PC compatible headsets can be found here:
The following is provided for informational purposes on an *as-is* basis.
For the X31/X32: To connect these models for PC audio, you will need a 3.5mm stereo male to male cable(not included). The 3.5mm stereo cable will connect to the transmitter's GAME jack and a headphone jack on your PC.
For the X41/X42: These models use a digital optical cable connection for game audio. This means that your PC will need to have a built in digital optical or S/PDIF output; the same output that you would connect the transmitter to on a console. Your sound card will also need to support Dolby Digital Live to be able to convert regular PCM audio to Dolby Digital in order to hear surround sound. Without Dolby Digital Live, you will only hear enhanced stereo.
If you do not have a built in SPDIF output on your PC, there are stereo audio options. You can find more information about this here: Stereo Sound on PC
You may use the PC Chat Adapter Cable for online chat. It is available on our website for $12.95 and is listed on the Parts page. It is also available bundled with the Amigo II at a discounted price: click here.
*The Amigo II is only necessary if you do not have headphone and mic jacks on your PC.*
In addition, we have a YouTube video showing how to use it: click here. With this cable, you can connect the headset mic directly to your sound card Mic Input. If you have the Amigo II, you can use it for mic and chat while connecting the sound card output to the transmitter for game sound. This gives you a separate chat channel via the Amigo II output, similar to the PX21 setup.