The PX51, XP510, PX4, XP400, PX5, XP500, Tango, X-Ray, Delta, and Phantom headsets were designed for use with PS3 and Xbox 360 game consoles. It is only possible to use these headsets on a PC or Mac if you have the correct configuration and hardware. We recommend using one of our many PC compatible models instead, such as the PX3 or Z300. You can find a list of PC compatible headsets here:
Turtle Beach Connect
The following info is offered on a non-supported *AS IS* basis.
This article is contains instructions for a Surround Sound setup. To use these headsets on a PC or Mac for Stereo sound, click here.
Note: These headsets are not USB headsets. The headset USB connection is used for programming presets using the Advanced Sound Editor software and/or recharging the internal battery, depending on the particular model. The transmitter USB cable is only for power. No audio playback data travels through the USB connection.
To use these headsets on a PC or Mac for Surround Sound and Chat, you will need to have the following installed on your PC:
- a Dolby Digital Live (DDL) sound card with a digital optical S/PDIF output
- a Bluetooth interface
Part 1: Game Audio
1. Connect the transmitter's USB plug to your PC for power.
2. Connect the included digital optical cable to the transmitter's Digital In jack and to the computer's digital optical output jack.
3. Set your computer's Digital Optical Output as the Default Playback (output) Device:
- Windows: Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Playback tab. Right-click Digital/Optical Output (or similar) and choose "Set as Default Device".
- Mac: Apple Menu > System Preferences > Sound > Output tab. Select digital/optical output (or similar) from the list.
4. Power on the headset, and make sure the headset and transmitter are properly paired to one another. For pairing instructions, click here.
5. Play a track on your PC. You should hear audio in the headset.
NOTE: Your PC must have a sound card with Dolby Digital Live installed in order to hear Dolby Digital surround sound through the headset. If your PC does not have that, you will only hear enhanced stereo audio.
Part 2: Wireless Chat via Bluetooth
Your computer will need a properly installed Bluetooth interface, typically in the form of a USB Bluetooth adapter. You will need an adapter that is Bluetooth 2.1 compliant and has EDR (Enhanced Data Rate). Bluetooth adapters included with keyboards or mice do not send bluetooth audio.
1. Pair the headset's Bluetooth to the computer's Bluetooth interface.
- Power off the headset's Bluetooth by holding the Bluetooth button until the Bluetooth LED is off.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth button until the Bluetooth LED blinks blue and red alternately.
- Consult the user manual for the bluetooth interface on your computer to activate Bluetooth mode and search for Bluetooth devices.
- When your computer is finished scanning, select "Turtle Beach Bluetooth Chat". (Your headset might appear as simply the model name, e.g. "Turtle Beach XP510".)
NOTE: Depending on your bluetooth interface, you may need to configure additional settings. Please follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your bluetooth interface that explain how to pair/set up a mic or headset.
2. Set your Bluetooth interface as the default recording/input device.
- Click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Recording tab.
- On the Recording tab, right-click your Bluetooth device, and choose "Set as Default Device".
- Right-click the Bluetooth device again, and choose "Set as Default Communication Device".
- Click Apple Menu > System Preferences > Sound > Input tab.
- On the Input tab, select your Bluetooth device.
3. Configure your chat program.
If you use an online chat program such as Ventrilo, also set your chat program to use your PC's Bluetooth interface for both input (mic) and output (chat audio).
Part 3: Wired Chat (Alternative to Bluetooth)
As an alternative, instead of using Bluetooth (as described in Step 2 above), you can use the headset for wired chat on a PC with the optional PC Chat Adapter Cable (sold separately). The PC Chat Adapter is also available bundled with the Amigo II USB sound card at a discounted price: click here
You can use this cable to connect the headset's "Xbox" jack to your PC's pink mic input jack. This way, you will have a wired connection for chat and a wireless connection for game audio. For a YouTube video showing how to use the PC Chat Adapter, click here.
In short, using these headsets on a PC or Mac will require specific, special equipment; thus, we do not consider them to be compatible with PCs or Macs.
1) Please make sure you have installed the proper drivers for your computer's Bluetooth and onboard audio. If you have allowed Windows automatically find drivers for your hardware, it is possible the bluetooth interface or digital output on your PC will not work properly. Contact the manufacturer of your PC or bluetooth/sound hardware for up-to-date-drivers.
2) These headsets, being Bluetooth "dumb" devices, do not require any specific device driver. It's like using the headset with a smartphone. However, the PC's Bluetooth interface may require a driver update to work properly. Please check with the manufacturer of your PC or Bluetooth Adapter to find the latest driver updates for your system's Bluetooth interface. We do not provide any drivers, as no specific bluetooth driver is necessary for Turtle Beach headsets. No specific steps or special configurations are required.
4) Most PC games do not have a Dolby Digital soundtrack to send to the transmitter's DIGITAL IN for surround sound playback. If you want surround sound, you need a sound card capable of delivering Dolby Digital Live (DDL) processing.
5) Only one Bluetooth device can be active on the headset at a time. For example, if you are making a call with the headset while chatting online, the chat will be deactivated until the call is over.
6) The headset's bluetooth interface can be tested by pairing the headset to a smartphone via bluetooth and making a call. If the headset pairs correctly, then the headset is working properly and the issue is with the PC Bluetooth Interface/Adapter. Make sure that the bluetooth drivers are up to date, and contact the manufacturer of the Bluetooth Adapter for further troubleshooting.
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