PX3 - Using With a DSS/DSS2 & PS4 Setup

If you want to upgrade your PX3, Bravo, X32 or XP300 to a Dolby Headphone Surround Sound headset, it is possible to do so by adding a DSS/DSS2 unit. You can also use it to connect one of those models to a PS4.

Note: The diagram below shows a PX3/Bravo, but you can apply the same setup for a X32 or XP300. The only differences are:

  • the Transmitter USB Cable is attached to the X32/XP300 transmitter
  • You don't need to change any modes (ie: Xbox Mode) on the X32/XP300 Transmitter.

PS4 Chat/Talkback Cable is required for chat and can be purchased on our website here: PS4 Talkback Cable.

Configure your PlayStation 4 system settings as follows:

  1. Go to Settings > Sound and Screen > Audio Output Settings > Primary Output Port.
  2. Select 'Digital Out (OPTICAL)'.
  3. Select ONLY 'Dolby Digital 5.1'.
  4. Go to Settings > Sound and Screen > Audio Output Settings > Audio Format (Priority).
  5. Select 'Bitstream (Dolby)'.
  6. Go to Settings > Devices > Audio Devices
    • Select 'Headset Connected to Controller' for Input & Output Device.
    • Set Output to Headphones to Chat Audio
    • Set Volume Control (Headphones) level to maximum.
    • Select Adjust Microphone Level and follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate your microphone.

The DSS2 units have a 3.5mm stereo phone output jack (a standard headphone jack) that matches the "GAME" jack on our stereo wireless headsets' transmitters.  This GAME jack is the one that you use to hook the headset's transmitter up to the audio outputs of your game console or TV using your RCA stereo splitter cable.  It also matches the "front" or "headphone" jack you will find a PC or Mac.

To use your headset with a DSS2 unit, you simply plug one end of the male/male 3.5mm stereo phone cable (included with the DSS2) into the headphone jack of your DSS and the other end into the GAME audio jack of your transmitter.  Hook the DSS2 unit up according to the instructions that came with the DSS2 unit.

For PX3 and Bravo headsets, the transmitter must now be set to XBOX mode for use with an XBOX or PS3 mode for use with a PS3, PC or Mac computer.  The headset will need to be in PS3 mode even if you are using it on a PC or Mac because the transmitter does not "listen" to the GAME jack when it is in PC mode. 

The headset will now be a Dolby Headphone Surround Sound headset so long as your DSS2 is properly hooked up. 

NOTE: For surround sound with PC Games, you will also need a DDL (Dolby Digital Live) capable sound card.