Ok, so I want to get a headset for my ps3. I don't really want a bluetooth one cuz a) expensive, b) I hate dealing with batteries, c) they're freakin' ugly.
So I've heard that the ps2's usb headsets work, and I'm wondering if there's a way to get the nice plantronics headset I've got to work. It just has a miniplug on the end, but that was able to plug into the xbox live adapter, in place of the headset that came with it (I'm talking xbox 1 here).
Since I've never seen a ps2 headset, I don't know how they work. Like is it just a headset with a usb connector, or is a headset with a miniplug and then a usb adapter? Are there PC headsets that are usb? All the ones I've seen plug into the headphone and mic jacks. Are there adapters? If so, would they work on ps3?
Would it be feasible to chop up my XBL adapter and convert it into a usb adapter? (Since xbox's connecters were all usb anyway--just shaped different). Or would the ps3 not be able to recognize it? I don't really know much about headsets and I have no idea if they're as simple as I'm hoping or if there's something that sets the ps2 headset apart and makes it work on the ps3.
[EDIT] Well, one of these days I'm gonna' learn to actually start doing my research before I ask these questions. I've dug around and it seems the ps2 headset is just a standard usb headset, and it uses usb 1.1. The wires from the headset go into a little box that converts it over to usb (personally, I think it would've been better if they'd given the headset a standard miniplug and put a jack in the little box rather than wiring it directly).
So it seems that it should be fairly simple to hack open that little box and add a headset jack that could be used with a myriad of headsets.
The other part of my question; the part about the xbox communicator; I wasn't able to find much on. I know that it's usb, and I believe the xbox used 1.1 (might've just been 1.0). And given microsoft's penchent for using standard pc components in the xbox, it's no stretch of the imagination to think it could be converted into a standard usb headset, which is what the ps2 and ps3 use. Now if I could just find my freakin' xbl communicator I could try this out and report back whether it works or not.
Yeah, I know it seems like a lot of trouble, but I just really like the plantronics halo 2 headset. It works great and I can hardly tell it's there. It's the most confortable electronic device I've ever worn.