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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Option If You Use HDMI For Video But Need Optical For Audio, April 10, 2010
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I actually use this in conjunction with a pair of Turtle Beach X4's. I am fortunate to own an Onkyo 7.1 Surround Sound system (can be found for a great price if you dig a little online) however there are certain times, usually at night when she is asleep on the couch, that my wife just prefers I use headphones will gaming. So since my Onkyo receiver is capable of doing both HDMI Audio and Video, I use the optical connection on this adapter to go straight into the Turtle Beach receiver. So for that purpose, it works like a champ.

It will of course also work if you have a receiver that only does HDMI video but not audio as well.

The only thing I will say is when I purchased this a few months ago, I recall paying no more than $15 for it, and that included shipping, so buyer beware, it appears that some people are taking advantage of the fact that this is a somewhat hard to find item. However shop around if need be, as a $34 asking price is just absolutely uncalled for.

I've also recommended this to two people who had various different home theater setups that required the optical audio connection but they used HDMI for the video, and they both had no issues with this adapter and it worked flawlessly for them.
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Initial post: Sep 6, 2012, 9:27:40 PM PDT
John Brown says:
Good review... I also have an Onkyo 5.1 I am happy with and new Turtle Beach X12 headset.

Not quite the fancy setup with optical though. I was about to get this cable, but I hesitated because others report the short circuit rebooting the Xbox (if you change TV inputs or cycle TV off-on) but maybe that is only using RCA connection. Then I noticed the Onkyo amplifier has an old-style stereo jack on the front for headphones. I would guess most surround sound systems would. I got an adapter 3.5mm to .25in stereo jack - it worked great. These are $2-3 and available at Walmart, Target, Radio Shack etc. Sound seems great to me- maybe if you are a purist you can tell me the stereo jack does not provide high fidelity or something. ;)

My TB X12 cable only allows about 2 feet separation between USB and audio (but I had a USB extension laying around) so it could be a tight stretch for some setups. Still like a $5-6 fix. May be obvious to some, but this alternative was not mentioned in the instructions with my headset. Just an idea.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2013, 11:13:08 PM PST
Chavans says:
I only had one USB port on my laptop, and it broke. Would I be able to use this adapter and another adapter to convert the RCA signal to a 3.5 jack for use when playing video/audio and audio-only programs with my computer? I looked for an adapter to convert directly from hdmi to a computer headset but could not find one. Thanks.
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