One Great Feature Of PlayStation 4 Most People Overlook

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One Great Feature Of PlayStation 4 Most People Overlook

Post by S7 Sticky on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:34 pm


Many PlayStation 4 owners will no doubt already be using this feature, many will already know about it in general and some may have heard it as a rumour earlier in the year. Heck, even Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that you can do it a few weeks back, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t met a bunch of people who didn’t have a clue!
The DualShock 4 is a featured packed little beast, with a touch panel, light bar and motion control tech, a small microphone, a built in speaker and more, but the best part of all has to be the headphone jack.
Not only can you use this headphone jack for your bundled PlayStation chat headset, but you can plug in any pair of 3.5mm headphones that you own. This means that you can use your favourite headphones while gaming and this only gets better if you own one that features a 4-pole connection and a microphone, because you can even use it for in-game chat.
Most headsets have 4-pole connections these days, pretty much any mobile phone headset with a 3.5mm jack will work, for me personally I can use my MadCatz F.R.E.Q.7 and detachable microphone right from the controller.
The PlayStation 4 can stream game audio and chat direct to the controller, meaning you no longer have to worry about wireless headphones with a custom send/receive unit.
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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Yeah, I posted this in my little review the other day.  Amazing feature.  My Astro A30's work flawlessly by plugging them into the controller.  No patch required.  Love it.  Now eventually the mixamp will get patched in but I am not sure I'll ever use it.  Less wire clutter just plugging into the controller.  It's pretty WIN right now.

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Post by S7 DROOPY on Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:52 pm

just fyi the polk headsets for the xb1 do the same thing and are powered by the xb1 controller which may or may not be good.
It is still cool that the ps4 is configed that way, too bad no mp3 support...yet

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:58 pm

S7 DROOPY wrote:just fyi the polk headsets for the xb1 do the same thing and are powered by the xb1 controller which may or may not be good.
It is still cool that the ps4 is configed that way, too bad no mp3 support...yet
MP3 suoort is supposedly on the way but the problem with the XB1 controller is you can not plug in just any headset.  The cool thing about the DS4 is that it supports any headset, including chat functions for those with a 4-pole connection (which is any headset with a mic).  The XB1 requires a proprietary connection so you can't just plug in your old headset.  Not really the same at all.

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Post by S7 DROOPY on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:34 pm

never said it was the same thing or that any headset would work, thats why I said the xb1 polk headsets work that way meaning they hook up the and work the same way. I guess I should have been more clear. Its still cool that sony did that IDK about amazing but cool. MS shouldn't be so $trict on their ports

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