You’ve invested in a great Turtle Beach headset for your PS3 and you’re getting the PlayStation 4 console in the coming weeks. The question on your mind is, “will my headset work on the PS4?”. That’s the question we’re going to help answer for you. One important note is regarding the upcoming PS4 firmware update that will bring legacy headset compatibility to the console. This firmware is NOT the 1.5 update which you will need from day 1 of buying the console. Sony has confirmed that the legacy headset support will come in the second firmware update. The has been no set date for that second update so keep that in mind. Don’t get your hopes up for complete PS4 support with all the Turtle Beach headsets.
Turtle Beach Now Selling PS4 Chat Cable for $6.95
This cable will be a solution for you with PS3 compatible Turtle Beach gaming headset. Important note about other available 3.5mm to 2.5mm cables. Turtle Beach says they will not work with their headsets. So this specific cable will be guaranteed to work. You will use this cable to connect your headset to your PS4 controller.
Using the Chat Cable, will you get Surround Sound or will you get Stereo Sound? Here is an official list:
- Call of Duty® Black Ops II TANGO
- Call of Duty® Black Ops II X-RAY
- Call of Duty® MW3 Delta
*Requires RCA OUT (stereo) jacks on television or audio receiver for PS4™ game audio.
Compatible Headsets and Limitations
PX4 (Note: There are no chat volume controls because the Bluetooth buttons and/or Talkback cable is not used)
Ear Force Shadow (Note: the inline amp is not used, therefore you won’t have independent volume controls, bass/treble boost, mic monitoring and auxiliary audio input.)
Ear Force Seven (Note: the audio control unit is not used which means the following will not work: audio presets, surround sound, adjustable speaker angles, independent volume controls, bass/treble boost, mic mute and auxiliary audio input)
Ear Force PX51 (Note: There will be no chat volume controls because the Bluetooth buttons and/or Talkback cable is not used.)
Ear Force XP510 (Note: There will be no chat volume controls because the Bluetooth buttons and/or Talkback cable is not used.)
(source: Turtle Beach)