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Razer Thresher 7.1 on ps5

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Rlima01, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. Rlima01

    Rlima01 New Member

    Hi, will it be possible to use the Razer Thresher 7.1 on the ps5, conected only with the usb pen and without the optical cable? If so, will it decrease the sound quality?
  2. Cooldude82

    Cooldude82 New Member

    No one knows apparently.
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  3. Same doubt here... I would very much like to hear a reliable answer, ideally from a Razer rep. I found this thread on Reddit (for Razer Thresher Ultimate, though), and some people are testifying that, yes, it is compatible, even without the optical cable. Don't know if it is trustworthy...
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  4. Rlima01

    Rlima01 New Member

    -1709833637-376544458.jpg This is the answer i got from razer support:
    Based on the serial number you provided, we can see here that you are using Razer Thresher 7.1 headset. This model of headset is not compatible with Xbox Series X.

    We have checked the other models of our headset and unfortunately, as of the moment, we don't any headset compatible with the Xbox Series X. We apologize for that. "

    I have seen on youtube that using a device called HDMI audio extractor, it would work.
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  5. That sucks. Even though this answer was about the Xbox Series X, I doubt the PS5 will be any different. Damn it. So, I guess I'll have to sell my Thresher along with my PS4 Pro when I get the PS5. ... and spend more money on a headset for it.
  6. Also, as far as I could understand from the comments on this official (somewhat old) Sony post on the Playstation blog, headsets that rely on optical cable for sound might work on the PS5, but voice chat will not be mixed with game sound (and sound quality will most likely be inferior). This seems to be consistent with information provided by Astrogaming on the previous post.
  7. Canarypolyflow807

    Canarypolyflow807 New Member

    Hi all,
    I own a pair of Razer Thresher 7.1 headsets and can confirm that they also work with PS5. That's the good news. The bad news is that the sound quality is not nearly as good as how it is on PS4. For instance, playing COD MF multiplayer or Warzone, where one has to rely most of the time on the sound of footsteps, the audio cues are not as prominent as they are on PS4. Sound is pretty much flat, and more or less lifeless. Now, having that said, you still can enjoy a game session that doesn't depend so much on audio cues. But, overall, these headsets delivered an entirely different experience on PS4. One that you enjoyed.

    Here's another fun fact. I also own the Razer Nari Ultimate, which I use with my PC. Switched that one over just for the heck of it. That too - which is not PS4 certified - also worked. Base cues were better - however at the expense of delivering 'meh' midrange tones. And as for the haptic feedback, sorry no go.

    Hope this helped.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2020
  8. Thanks for the feedback @Canarypolyflow807 . These are not good news, but it is important to be sure about what to expect. And, to be honest, I was expecting something like this...

    I've been thinking about this crazy idea: I have a Samsung tv that has an optical audio port (which I am using as input to my home theater). Would Thresher work if I put a Toslink splitter and plugged one of its outputs to the Thresher USB dongle? Essentially I would be deceiving it to believe the audio is coming from the PS5, when in reality it will be coming from tv. Does it make any sense?
  9. Canarypolyflow807

    Canarypolyflow807 New Member

    You're welcome. I do follow your point. To answer your question though, I honestly have to say I don't know. I would guess not, for the reason you'd probably find yourself with all sorts of problems in terms of receiving both the chat audio and game audio simultaneously - and without any faults or flaws. Did you ever get to use Astro's HDMI adapter? Apparently they are selling them separately now on Amazon. Be careful if purchasing the generic variations, since they have been around for a very long time, and most probably the majority of them don't support HDMI 2.0b let alone 2.1. I think that would be the only workaround at this juncture. But, yet again I could be wrong.

  10. Yeah, I also have serious doubts it will work. I will give it a try though, since these splitters are reasonably cheap, and I doubt I will be able to get a hand on these Astro adapters anytime soon (my guess is that they will be pretty expensive and hard to find here in Brazil). Also, I might be wrong, but if I recall correctly optical audio doesn't include voice chat -- at least I don't recall hearing it on the home theater ('m really not sure). Anyway, I will give it a try once my PS5 finally arrives (scheduled for Feb 3), and let you guys know. In the meantime, any other feedback -- positive or negative -- is welcome ;-) Cheers!

  11. Hi all, hope you all had a great Christmas. Just for the record, YouTube just suggested me this video that suggests my theory (using tv's optical audio port) will work (aside from the splitter, I hope it doesn't introduce any lag). Fingers crossed!
  12. Hi, I own Razer Thresher for PS4 and like all of you I've tried to make them work on PS5, with only the USB device the sound was poor but then I bought the ASTRO HDMI splitter and today I've tried to set it up and now I can hear game sound very well. Tonight I'm going to test the microphone and party audio and then I'll let you know.
  13. Thanks for the feedback. It should work as advertised, but please do let us know how this goes. The more reliable info we have, the better. Cheers!

  14. Hi, yesterday I tried the headphones and now they work like a charm. So I can tell you that with the ASTRO HDMI adapter they work flawlessly.
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