Stealth 400 - Microphone Not Working

If you can hear game audio through the Stealth 400 headset but the microphone isn't working, please check the following:

1. The Mic Boom is Connected Correctly

The Mic Boom must be plugged into the Mic Boom Jack on the Left Earcup of the Headset. The Left Earcup does not have any buttons or controls; all functional buttons are on the Right Earcup. The 3.5mm jack on the Right Earcup may be mistaken for the Mic Boom Jack; however, that is the Mobile Connection jack intended for use with the included Mobile Cable.


2. The Mic Boom is Plugged Fully into the Mic Boom Jack

After checking that the mic boom is plugged into the correct jack, make sure the mic is plugged fully into the Mic Boom Jack. Disconnect the mic boom by pulling it straight out and plug it back in, making sure to plug it in until you hear a "click". This may take a couple of tries.

3. The PS3/PS4 Chat Settings are Configured

If you are able to hear yourself through the headset when you speak into the mic, then the mic boom itself is working properly but the settings on your console may not be configured for headset use.

PS4: Go to Settings > Devices > Audio Devices and select USB Headset (Stealth 400). Go back one screen to "Adjust Microphone Level" and follow the on-screen calibration instructions. If the bar moves when you speak into the mic, you have verified that the mic is working properly.

PS3: Go to Settings > Accessory Settings > Audio Device Settings and select the headset as the default Input and Output Device. If the bar moves when you speak into the mic, you have verified that the mic is working properly.

If the microphone still isn't working, please contact our support team: Contact Support

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    Rick Olmos

    The wireless headset doesn't work without the aux plug plugged into the controller. Also the up down volume control on the headset doesn't turn up or down even with the aux cable plugged in.

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    TB Admin

    @ Rick

    You may want to go over your setup and settings from the start, as it does not sound like this is configured correctly. If your issues continue, then contact our support team.

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    Jorge Eduardo Velazquez

    I'm able to hear myself when I'm in "adjust microphone level" but after I got back I'm not able to hear myself

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    TB Admin

    @ Jorge

    The mic monitor is set low by default on the headset proper. When in the PS4 menu the PS4 is using software to increase the playback so you can adjust it to your tastes.

    You can change this if your headset is fully updated to its latest software. If you want this to be louder, then you can remove the optical cable in use briefly. Disconnect it from the USB transmitter. Now your controls will be mixed. So that one set is both game/chat, and the other is Mic Monitor.

    Tweak your mic monitor to your taste, then plug the optical back in for use and it should be set to the new level you provided.

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    Cameron McDonagh

    My headset won’t charge or turn on plz help


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    My headphones were working fine one day, the next day the headphones were turning on and the drive plugged into the PS4 was also blue. I can hear myself but in the party chat screen it's says no mic is plugged in. Can you help?

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    TB Admin


    If the headset doesn't seem to charge or power on, you'll want to contact our support team over at 

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    TB Admin

    @ Loyion6666

    If you've checked that the PS3/PS4 chat settings are configured correctly (as shown in Step 3 of this article), but you still cannot be heard, contact our support team at

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    Sam Thomas

    I don’t know if anyone will ever read this but my headset and transceiver won’t keep a connection. The PS4 recognizes the usb piece is plugged in, as the headset icon is connected but the mic does not work when testing microphone level and sound from my tv does not play in head set ear pieces even with correct settings.

    I press the pairing button on the USB piece and hold the headset power button when it says the head set is paired the input volume from me speaking works for a second and then drops. I have tried everything in the trouble shooting manual and this is my last resort before I just throw them away.

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    Turtle Beach

    Hi Sam, we suggest you try connecting your Stealth 400's USB transmitter to a different USB port on your PS4, and try to pair the headset again. 

    Then, go back to Settings > Devices Audio Devices and select USB Headset (Stealth 400) to test the mic as mentioned in the article above. If you're still having trouble, you'll want to contact our Tech Support team for further assistance:

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