Headset Compatibility

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by 10_0ARMY, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. 10_0ARMY
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    10_0ARMY THE *Original* 1 Man Army

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    I though the Wii U was going to be able to use old headsets from before it launched. Apparently, the only way to voice chat in games (like Blops Deuce) is to plug your headset into the gamepad. Of course, both my headsets are usb headsets. One of them even says it will work on WiiU and I got it since it's suppose to work for all consoles. It does, but without voice chat. If I want to chat I have to loose game sound and vice versa.


    Does anyone know if there is a setting I need to change to get my usb headsets working or is there no support for voice chat via usb yet?


    I find this whole thing strange, seeing as the only headset for Wii was a usb headset. Even stranger is the fact that Iphone headset work and the official Wii headset doesn't.
     
  2. paulee123

    paulee123 GBAtemp Regular

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    the thing what i find very funny is, the pad has mic and speakers and take headphones.

    Why the fuck do you have to go and buy a headset to talk to ppl (why cant u use yr smart phone head fones etc)
    Plus why cant voice chat come thru the pad, they should allow u the option.

    Whadya think?
     
  3. hergipotter

    hergipotter GBAtemp Regular

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    If you'd use the mic on the gamepad all you'd probably hear was the klickediklack of you pressing buttons...
     
  4. HorreC

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    I was upset too, I thought the game pad would allow for full headsets or phone setups, but its only allowing for headsets then the mic on the game pad, which would have a lot more background noise and could be distracting like the wiispeak was. I was also hoping for USB bluetooth headsets to be used.
     
  5. kongsnutz

    kongsnutz QuickTimeEvent

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    Actually, you can in fact use a set of iPhone headfones (or your android ones) that have a mic on them (Handsfree) for games like COD:BLOPS2 :Confirmed:
     
  6. 10_0ARMY
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    10_0ARMY THE *Original* 1 Man Army

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    Well, I'm not about to buy another headset XD. I'll wait for Nintendo to come to their senses and add usb headset support.