3.5mm TRS/mini-stereo microphone jack from a PC headset into a 2.5mm reducer into an Xbox controller? Answered
I would like to use a Turtle Beach HPA2 headset for my Xbox 360 for true 5.1 sound. However, it is configured for PC usage and needs some extra stuff to work with a console. I have everything sourced except for a way to hook up the microphone. You can purchase a SteelCity Xbox Headset Connector but that seems like a waste of money if a cheap adapter will do. It seems like you can use the existing HPA2 microphone cord with 3.5mm TRS/mini-stereo jack (I'm assuming it's mono, but it could be stereo), attach it to a 2.5mm reducer, and then plug it into the Xbox controller. The existing Microsoft headset has a stereo jack, but that's because it has headphones as well and needs a separate channel for that. I'm not sure how the two (mono) or three (stereo) conductors are situated on both the Xbox socket and the HPA2 plug. I would assume the HPA2 microphone plug would be standard, but I'm thinking that the Xbox headset is unusual/proprietary as both the sound output and sound input are transmitted through one cord/plug as opposed to two for most PC headsets.