Thresher 7.1 PS4/PC : Is it better to use optical cable on PC ?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by TGF-Spike, Feb 23, 2019.

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  1. TGF-Spike

    TGF-Spike New Member


    I recently buy this gaming headset and i would like to know if the optical cable is totaly useless on PC ?

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  2. Hermanator

    Hermanator Well-Known Member

    If you can use it at all for your PC, why not? But as for advantages, I don't think there are any.
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  3. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    If you have the optical input in your sound card you can use it on your pc and it will give you better sound then usb :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  4. myst1977

    myst1977 New Member

    the instructions from Razer say to connect only the USB doggle to PC.
    If my mainboard has optical output do i have a benefit to use it to connect it to thresher's USB doggle ?
    Or i can have surround only with the USB doggle?
    Please let's reply someone who tried it or any link with specific tests
    Generally does the surround in PC works same good as PS4 with that headset
  5. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    Device dont matter this can be ps4, xbox or pc the only limitation is that you must have optical input if you have you can connect headset whatever device you want. For sound 7.1 should work on optical input if i remember correctly base station menage that. You can always change sound type in windows sound device menager for your headset :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  6. myst1977

    myst1977 New Member

    i was misunderstood
    First of all the topic is for thresher 7.1, not the ultimate version with the dock
    The manual says that in PC you connect ONLY the usb dongle, not the optical, dont point if you have optical in PC or not.
    So my questions are
    1) surround 7.1 works OK in PC only with the USB dongle? does anyone tried a game in PC with surroung eg Battlefield
    2) if i connect the optical to PC do i benefit from something or not?

    Can you help me with that? In windows sound manager i see "Razer Thresher 7.1" name but in it's properties the sound is "stereo", as all headphones. Not an option to change that
  7. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    Regular version of this headset dont have optical input. If you write about this kind of connection you talk about ultimate version and there you have 2x optical input. For your regular version you have:
    Wired Connection, Analog 3.5 mm
    Wireless Connection, RF 2.4 GHz, up to 40 ft / 12m
    This is copy/paste from razer xtore tech spec. to be clear ^^
    On system try click speker/sound icon with right mouse click and and select sounds windows will open there go to Playback select headset click right mouse buton and properties last tab should be "surround sound" there you can change sound type.
  8. myst1977

    myst1977 New Member

    The title of this topic says about Thresher 7.1, not Thresher

    Thresher 7.1, same with ultimate but without base station, just a USB dongle for connection

    Thresher Ultimate

    and you talk about Thresher

    Thresher 7.1 has it's own button for surround on/off, on the right earcup
  9. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    Read what you ask in first post you ask about optical cable that regular version dont have so in first place for what purpose is this topic ? optical input have only ultimate version of this headset so i give you answear based on ultimate version that have it. For you it dont change the fact you dont have this input.
    Yeah 7.1 is audio enchancent for sure. There you can cheage sound format from default dolby you have to windows sonic. and i'm afraid this totally difrent story. Tresher headset dont offer you any kind of support on pc based on changing the settings like eq.
  10. myst1977

    myst1977 New Member

    This topic talks about Thresher 7.1 not Thresher. It is clear!
    And of course headset Thresher 7.1 HAS optical input, take a look at the manual, page 8

    PS read carefully what others say. FYI i did not start the topic. i asked a question that refers to the subject of the topic
  11. BlackFireDragon

    BlackFireDragon Well-Known Member

    On tech spec. in store is missing line with this connection. For your question you have answear upper on my post optical connection for any device give you the same it dont matter if you have headset regular or ultimate. Opticial input give you better sound quality and you can still use 7.1 becose it dont change anything in this case
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