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Old 29th March, 2003, 02:02 AM
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Sennheiser HMD 280 w/ Audigy2 Question

This is the Sennheiser headset. I received it today in anticipation of using it for gaming and whatever else I might want to use. It says the mic and headphones are "dynamic".. meaning there's only one line needed. Well, now comes a question.

How would I hook this up to my Audigy2 card? Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Old 29th March, 2003, 02:28 AM
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Mm, last time I did anything with microphones, dynamic just mean they used a magnet and moving coil. This is opposed to a condensor microphone, which requires power.

What connector(s) are on the end of the cable?
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Old 29th March, 2003, 02:56 AM
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There's a 1/4" jack and a midi port in between. It goes like this:

Headset --------- (midiport - both lines go into it) - then exiting is the one that goes to the 1/4" jack
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Okay, I've been reading around some. I have found out this headset has an impedance of 300, while a different model of these is an impedance of 64. I bought a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter and am getting sound out of the right side right now.

What affects would the impedance of 300 have on my Audigy2 and what not? I am rather confused right now and I know you have an excellent understanding of this.

Thanks againg.
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What affects would the impedance of 300 have on my Audigy2 and what not? I am rather confused right now and I know you have an excellent understanding of this.
What effects would it have? It just means the sound will be quieter, but the amps on the Audigy2 will be working less hard.

You could consider the impedance of the speakers to be like their resistance (not true, but close enough for now). The higher the resistance, the less electricity passes through the speakers, and hence the quieter the sound is.

There's no problem with having an impedance that's too high, other than the quietness isssue. Conversely, an impedance that's too low can cause the amps to overheat!

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Thanks for the response. I finally got both sides working (I initially bought a mono 1/4" to 1/8" adapter). I feel stupid, lol. Now, project for tomorrow, is get that midi to 1/8" adapter so I can use my mic.
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Old 29th March, 2003, 11:36 AM
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When you say MIDI port, do you mean a 5pin DIN connector?
I'd be interested, as I've never come across that used as a standard for headsets before!

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Old 29th March, 2003, 11:38 AM
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It's a circular shaped connector with 3 pins in it. It's probably about the same diameter of a penny.
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Old 29th March, 2003, 12:18 PM
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Three pin DIN connector:
http://www.hawks.dircon.co.uk/aoa/3pin-din.jpg

Or

Three pin XLR connector:
http://www.hawks.dircon.co.uk/aoa/3pinxlr.jpg

Both are audio connectors!

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Old 29th March, 2003, 12:42 PM
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It's like the first picture.
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• 2 80 GB Maxtor 7,200 RPM | 1 80 GB Maxtor 8MB 7,200 RPM (System Drive)| 1 180 GB Western Digital 7,200 RPM
• Audigy 2
• Antec SX1240 14 Bay Tower w/ Enermax 550 Watt (650 Watt Max)
• Intake: 3 80 MM Thermaltake | 1 120 MM Delta AFB1212SHE (152 CFM)
• Exhaust: 2 80 MM Thermaltake | 1 92 MM Thermaltake
• Artec 16x DVD | Lite-On 48x12x48 CD-RW
• Digital Doc 5 Temp/Fan/Voltage Monitor
• Windows XP Pro SP1
• Sennheiser HMD-280 Pro (Headset)
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Old 29th March, 2003, 06:21 PM
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That's something different! It almost sounds like you might have to roll your own!

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