Using the ModMic with Macs and gaming consoles

  • For Macs, you'll need a power source like this to use on a USB port.
  • For the Xbox 360, there are some adapters that are just one piece. However, we recommend you using a standard Y adapter, then using a 3.5mm Female to 2.5mm Male adapter to plug into your Xbox 360 Controller. Keep in mind that with any of the above setups, you’ll only get chat audio and not game audio.
  • For the PS3, you’ll definitely need a USB adapter to plug in your ModMic. Make sure you go to Settings>Accessory Settings>Audio Device Settings, and to set your Input Device as “USB PnP Sound Device.”
  • The PS4 works fine with the ModMic coming out of the controller with a Y adapter, aka a TRRS/CTIA (tip-ring-ring-sleeve) adapter - the type that lets you plug/combine a mic and headphones into a single 3.5/2.5mm jack. The plug of the adapter should look like the bottom image in this photo:

  • The XB1 needs a headset adapter, which connects to the standard XB1 controller; and a Y adapter, which connects to the headset adapter. You can then plug in your headset and ModMic into the Y adapter. NOTE: With the new XB1 Controller, purchasing the headset adapter mentioned above is no longer necessary. The Y adapter is all you'll need.
  • Remember - you might have to go into the Audio settings for your console/Mac to make sure your ModMic is being read by it!
  • For the more visually-inclined, check out this photo for the PS4 and XB1:
ModMic with the XB1 and PS4
NOTE: With the new XB1 Controller, purchasing the headset adapter mentioned above is no longer necessary. The Y adapter is all you'll need.

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