The Stealth 700 for PlayStation 4 was designed for PlayStation 4 consoles only. We are unable to guarantee universal PC/Mac compatibility for the Stealth 700 for PS4/PS4 Pro.
For most PC and Mac computers, you’ll want to use the Basic Setup using a single USB connection.
For those PC and Mac computers equipped with an S/PDIF Optical Digital Audio Output, we have an Advanced Setup using an Optical connection in addition to the USB connection. For more information, see “Advanced Setup – USB & Digital Optical Connection” below.
BASIC SETUP - USB CONNECTION ONLY
- Windows or Mac PC with:
- 1 empty USB 2.0 port
Basic PC Setup & Windows Settings:
- Connect the transmitter to a USB port on your PC.
- For Mac: Open System Preferences >> Sound >> Input. Set the Stealth 700 for PS4 as the Default Device. Then, in the Output tab, set the Stealth 700 as the Default Device.
For Windows 10: Right-click the Speaker Icon in the Taskbar, and select “Playback Devices”.
For Windows 7: Go to Control Panel >> Hardware and Sound >> Sound (or right-click the speaker icon in the taskbar), go to the Playback tab.
- Right-click "Speakers - Turtle Beach Stealth 700" and select "Set as Default Device".
- Click on the Recording Tab and select "Microphone - Stealth 700" as the Default Device.
- Once the Default Devices have been selected, click 'OK'.
Your PC Sound Settings are now configured for Game Audio and Microphone use.
- In the Basic PC and Mac setup, the included Digital Optical Cable is NOT used. When this cable is not used the volume controls on the headset will control Master Volume & Mic Monitor Levels only.
- Please note that the chat volume settings will need to be configured within the chat software, as this Stealth 700 ‘basic’ setup does not provide separate adjustment of Chat and Game audio levels.
ADVANCED SETUP - USB & DIGITAL OPTICAL CONNECTION
If your PC or Mac has an Optical Digital Audio Output, you may choose to connect that to the Digital In on the Stealth 700 for PlayStation 4 transmitter via a Digital Optical Cable. This will allow you to independently control Game and Chat volume using the headset’s Volume Control dials.
For this type of setup, the PC or Mac’s Digital Out should be set as the Default Playback Device, while the USB connection should be set as the Default Communications Device.
- In Windows, the optical connection will be identified as Digital Out (Optical).
- In Mac OS X, use the Audio MIDI Setup utility to set up the Optical Output.
- Set the system’s Optical Digital Audio Connection as the Default Playback Device. (See the screenshots below for an example.)
- Set the Stealth 700 for PS4 USB Audio as the Default Communications Device.
Please note that an Optical Digital Audio Output (Toslink S/PDIF) is required for this type of Advanced Setup.
If, while using the Advanced Setup described here, you are having issues with clicks, pops, or stuttering audio from the game (Optical) audio connection, the Optical audio settings may not be configured correctly.
To check that the audio is configured properly, please try the following:
- Right-click the Speaker Icon in the Taskbar, and select “Playback Devices”.
- Right-Click on the “Digital Output” option for your installed Sound interface, and then select “Properties”. (In the example screenshot, this is “Realtek Digital Output”.)
- In the Properties Window, click on the “Advanced” tab.
- If the sample rate is set to 16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality), then you are likely to hear clicks and stuttering in the headset. Set the sample rate to 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality).
With the Sampling rate set to 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality), you should not have any issues with clicks, pops, or stuttering audio.
The Stealth 700 for PS4 USB Audio device is set by default to 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality) format, which cannot be adjusted.