Step 3: Soldering the Connector

So the headset has 4 wires, Blue, Black, White, and bare

Blue - speaker Left 
Black - speaker Right
White - Microphone positive
Bare -  Ground

The connector should have 3 solder points, ground, left and right channel.

Imagine the diagram below is the connector split in half,
                      |                   |                     |                    |_______________________
                      |________|_________|_________|                                                     /
 Jack Opening__________________________   Wire To headset Controller/
                      | Ground     | Speaker L |  Mic +          |_____________________/
1) Remove the sheath from the connector
2) Run the wires through the sheath 
3) Carefully solder the wires to the proper part of the connector (see attached image)
4) Carefully twist the sheath on
5) Push the wires strain relief so that it's about half way into the sheath

You're done

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gonads819 months ago

i did this mod and found you for my turtle beach headsets x41s the mic (white) goes on the left and speaker (blue) goes on the right side. After doing it your way and not working I tested with a multimeter and found it goes the the opposite way.

gbevan9 months ago
Sorted it, to seems mic must be on tip not ring. And I'm not using the a40 chat cable with op amp. Nice guide.
gbevan9 months ago
Hi guys, I have a question or two about this. I have just soldered a 2.5mm male plug with a length of cable to the x1 puck. Should the 2.5mm connections be as follows: tip=blue(audio), ring=white(mic), ground=bare. Also do I need to use my chat cable that came with my astro A40 amp (I think it has an op amp of some kind in line).

Originally I wired a 2.5 socket which did not work using the original a40 chat cable. I can provide pics if needed. Thanks.
CrazyIvan6069 months ago
So, I've been trying this for the past day, with absolutely no avail. I realized I'm using a 3.5mm female plug instead of a 2.5mm plug because my local store only had 3.5s in stock, but would that make a difference?

Also, I've taken to burning the coating off the wires as they're too small for any wirestripper I have, but the only way I can get it to seemingly work is to plug it in almost all the way. If I push it until it "clicks" the microphone won't pick up. But if I pull it out just a bit, both Mic and Speakers work, but the headset also outputs what I'm hearing through my microphone as well. I'm not sure why I'm having so much trouble as everyone else seems to say "It's just 3 quick solders," so maybe it is the fact that I'm using a 3.5 instead of a 2.5. If I can find one, I suppose I'll try that, but as of right now, I'm slowly running out of cable.
jfarner10 months ago
Do the mute and volume buttons on the xbox one part work?
rsalas410 months ago
i have a problem using a male connector, chat volume is too low, i find that if i unplug a bit the conector from the headset sound fine but mic doesnt work, just wanted to post for those using a male connector maybe you have the same problem, im gonna buy a female conector tomorrow. will let you know if the problem is solved
RedDragon8410 months ago
I got it working with the black wire disconnected with A40s but the voice volume is low, I have to turn on the main volume full then mix it so its about 80% to the voice side. I think the black must have the inverted signal of the blue (it is black and blue or HPL and HPR that are connected to the supplied speaker, not ground). I'm thinking about adding an Op Amp with 2x gain inline.... Even though this is a bit of a pain....
I had low volume until I pressed the [+] button on the bottom of the puck a bunch of times to turn up the audio. You have two sets of volume controls when you use A40s w/this setup. The "puck" and the mixamp. I maxed out the puck volume and use the mixamp for it all.
The only hard-ish part of this is that the op amp is going to need power, Thinking about a way to use the USB power coming into the mix amp... maybe a Y usb cable like this(
JamieLee2k10 months ago
I have soldered the wires and I am getting crackling and an intermittent signal, why might that be?

I have checked and nothing is touching each other
JamieLee2k10 months ago
What do you do with the black wire? you said don't solder but it looks like it's soldered from the picture
skylert10 months ago
can this work with a male plug versus a female?
Oglec10 months ago
I was sitting in xbox party and i cant seem to get it to pick up my voice any idea why
redo198410 months ago
Just tried, with my turtlebeach x41, it works without solder the black wire
kgbrown24710 months ago
anyone else try this? i would love to, not sure I want to mess up my chat and my soldering skills are, blah
loki3268710 months ago
So I tried doing this with my headset and I can be heard on the other end fine, but I cannot hear what others are saying. Any idea?