SteamVR Developer Hardware

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edwon Nov 14, 2015 @ 5:49pm
Vive Audio Input / Microphone
Does the Vive have a built in microphone? It appears to have audio input of some kind, I think it's through the headphone jack on the headset. But what kind of headphone would I need that can do audio input and output through the same connector?
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PersonGuy Nov 15, 2015 @ 2:01pm 
A USB microphone should work on the developer edition. Current plan is to have a built in mic on the final version.
Keith  [developer] Nov 18, 2015 @ 11:33am 
If you're lucky you can plug a cellphone style headset (three contact stereo plug) into the headphone port and get the mic working too. I've had pretty sporadic luck with this though.
bartburkhardt Jan 2, 2016 @ 7:57am 
I can confirm that a headphone with three contact plug works. But the two headphone I tried had a loud hum in the recording
I've bought a few different mics to try for this, but Its very difficult to get one that is cheap, reaches from the usb port to your mouth, and isn't going to get smacked around as you gesture wildly... Does anyone have any specific microphones that they would suggest?
Keith  [developer] Jan 5, 2016 @ 3:29pm 
We're using a wireless one that I like. Plantronics Gamecom 818h. It's got a mic you can bend a bit, reasonable battery life, fine sound, and easy to put on / take off. Can also plug in via usb to the headset if you forget to charge it.
Sweet! I'll check it out. Thanks a million zite!!
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Date Posted: Nov 14, 2015 @ 5:49pm
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