Thank you for making this topic.
I was wondering if there's any kind of headset that can do live commentary as well? I've been reading and hearing good things about astro mixamp and some other kind of headset. Any suggestions?
You're welcome, NintenTom!
I made a highlight on Twitch with my test yesterday while playing GTA Online. Please note I was still messing with the input levels via a piece of broadcasting software "XSplit":
With the PX22 headset I have (and the other, higher-end headsets probably have this as well), the headset has the following configuration:
PX22 Headset with Mic --> Inline Audio Controls (Volumes, Mic Mute Switch, Inputs) --> Split: USB Cable & 3.5mm/1.8" Earphone Jack
With the Xbox360, the USB cable is plugged into the PC, so when streaming, the PX22 headset mic is feeding into the livestream.
With regards to the game audio:
1. Xbox360 video out to HDMI --> Video Capture Device --> PC
2. Xbox360 audio port (audio adapter) --> RCA audio cables --> RCA to 3.5mm jack connected to headset (for listening to game via headset)
The Xbox360 outputs audio to both HDMI and the audio adapter by default, at least it did for me. Additionally, the headset came with a 2.5mm male-to-male cable to connect from the PX22 inline volume controller to the Xbox360 controller. So if you want to comment and chat at the same time, it's possible.
As for the PS3 and commentary, you could do the same. The PS3 does NOT output to HDMI and another source by default. Under the Audio Settings in the XMB, there is the Multi-Output option. When this is enabled, however, there are some restrictions:
This is all based on my own research over the last two weeks btw. I didn't get the Mixamp, but it looks great too. I did find a manual for it though online, and the input/output diagram is on page 9: