Stealth 400 - PC Compatibility

The Stealth 400 was designed for PS3 and PS4 consoles only. We are unable to guarantee universal PC compatibility with the Stealth 400.

It is possible to use the Stealth 400 properly on a PC after a firmware update released in 12/2016. Firmware update instructions and the Ear Force Audio Hub download link are detailed in the Ear Force Audio Hub - Firmware Update for PS4 Without Optical article. The firmware update modifies the controls on the Stealth 400 to work without an optical cable connection from the transmitter. A Stealth 400 PC setup will only use the USB path.

The following info is provided on an unsupported AS-IS basis.


Requirements:
• Windows or Mac PC with:
    • 1 empty USB 2.0 port

Note: The screenshot below shows the Stealth 520 but the same settings apply for the Stealth 400.

PC Setup & Windows Settings:

1. Connect the transmitter to a USB port on your PC.

2. Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound (or right-click the speaker icon in the taskbar), go to the Playback tab (or select 'Playback devices'), right-click "Speakers - Turtle Beach Stealth 400 Chat" and select "Set as Default Device".

3. Click on the Recording Tab and select "Microphone - Stealth 400" as the Default Device.

4. Once the Default Devices have been selected, click 'OK'.

Your PC Sound Settings are now configured for Headphone and Microphone use.

Please note that settings within chat software will still need to be configured separately.


The following diagram describes the controls on the Stealth 400 with and without an optical cable connection. The controls listed under "Headset Controls without Optical" are the controls that will be active on a PC.


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    Chase Wallin

    can you use it while its charging... if so, it does not fix my problem because i have done all of the steps you have provided but i still can not get audio to play through the head set even when it shows audio playing in "sounds." if you have a solution, i would greatly appreciate it.

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