I wanted to use my headphones while gaming on this TV but the TV doesn't have an output for headphones it only has optical out. No problem, I bought a Digital -> Analog converter but failed to realize I wouldn't have volume control with the unit I bought. That's where my portable FiiO DAC/AMP comes in purely for volume control. It's a bit of a mess and could definitely be simplified but it's the cheapest solution with what I already have!
Just checking, but you do know you can plug your headphones into the PS4 controller itself and pipe all audio (chat and game audio) through there, eh? Wouldn't prevent you from using the amp either, just chain it.
God I hate how much of a pain it is to get headphones out of a TV. I went mostly the same solution (though with a 6 inch 3.5mm instead of 50 foot lmao) until I ordered a DAC with a remote.
No kidding eh! I was somewhat surprised to not see a headphone out but maybe I shouldn't be. Apparently I could have connected my phone to the TV with bluetooth through their smart app and connect headphones to my phone but my phone just refuses to install certain apps after I messed around rooting it a while ago. Unfortunately it was the only spare 3.5mm I had handy as well haha.
I love how the TV is crooked
Came here for this. Easily my favorite part
Ayy is that the Fiio E10? I have the same one.
I wish I still had my E10, I loved that little thing before I gave it to a friend of mine when theirs broke. What I've got there is the Q1 Mark II that I use with my FiiO M7 on the go. Definitely not meant for this kind of thing but it's all that I really had on hand! I could use my main PC external mixer but running the headphone cable from there would be very annoying.
Wait. Doesnt your playstation remote have headphone jacks
It does! I've got an Xbox that I'm pretty sure I can connect headphones to through the controller as well but I also wanted something that would be quite for when I'm watching movies and whatnot late at night. Granted I could probably just load up Netflix and D+ and whatnot through one of the consoles but I like not having to boot them up just for TV/movies. I'll admit I also never considered that until now... haha! :D
This is true MacGuyver, don’t doubt yourself! I love overly complicated wiring
I am disappointed to see you didn't bother adding a Bluetooth transmitter!
Came here to say that Bluetooth would've made things 10x easier and be completely wireless, but you would need Bluetooth headphones or a receiver to go with it
I wanted to play ps3 on my monitor at my computer. Video out on hdmi, I had to use the composite plug for audio out. From there composite to 3.5 mm male on hand from an old car stereo. 3.5 mm female coupler allowed me to plug in my headset. It was neat, but I like yours better.
Dac stands for digital to analog converter so i think you now have two of those. Maybe you could remove the first one.
The portable one doesn't have optical or coaxial but it has volume control, the one by the TV doesn't have volume control but it has optical and coaxial. If I was paying attention when I bought the optical one I would have gotten one with volume control but oh well this works for now.
I feel your pain (though on a smaller scale). I have a gaming laptop I basically use as a pc and it has 2 usb cables for a mouse and larger keyboard, HDMI cable for my second monitor, Ethernet, a audio jack for my headphones, and two power cables for the monitor and laptop all crammed into the same space, I honestly kind of hate it but there isn’t much I can do.
Give into your hatred and your path to the dark side will be complete. Tube amps, cabinet, analog speakers full AVR 5.1...
Doesn't your TV have Bluetooth? If so, a FIIO BTR5 should solve everything. With 0 wires. Can't say about lag because I haven't used it.
> FIIO BTR5
Difference is that's $200 in my country off Amazon and I bought the DAC in the picture for $10 and the rest I had on hand. Apparently though the TV has a phone app that lets you connect via bluetooth and then plug headphones into the phone for audio out but I couldn't get the app to install properly so this is what I went with.
Your tv is not level.
3 devices and 3 cables /shrug
The TV might have USB ports on it, so you could power the optical DAC from it and hide it behind the TV. Then you'll only have the long analogue cable running across the floor, which you could hide under the rug.
Ooo good call it does!
I have almost the same setup, just my dac is with volume control, so no need for amp. And I keep dac connected to tv USB port, so it is only on, when tv is on
I use an old stereo amp to connect both computers, my tv out and consoles. I would get rid of your little amp and get something more beefy, so that everything stays near the wall and connected all the time and you only have to use a headphone extension accross the room.
For a while I used a computer as a audio hub (using a multi input ASIO audio interface). Was fun because of the sound processing (plugins, etc) but annoying in summer (fan noise).
I had to do something similar, but I connect it to my home Teather.
We all have to start somewhere.
WhT, no pre-pre amp, no tubes, no in-line filters, no extremely over bulked up grounding solutions.. someone’s slacking today.
Also, that’s pretty amazing and I like it! Does it sound pretty clean and dynamic?
Can't you charge the USB DAC off the TV? You could then just mount the entire thing behind the TV with the DAC if you're not using it and just pulling a headphone line across the floor.
I'd just use a Turtle Beach Earforce DSS or DSS 2. You can pick them up for around $10. Optical input and 3.5mm analogue out with bass settings and volume control.
At first glance I was like "wow, how did a computer vision AI guess the exact type of cable". I quickly realized this wasn't one of those pics.
Instances of crazy fixes that actually ended up working. Or not working, I'm a description, not the cops.