Can you reuse 3.5 to USB adapters which came with Logitech headphones?

Oct 2, 2018
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For years, my kids have been using a Logitech G430 headset for gaming on the PS4, or for gaming on the PC. The headset came with a USB adapter they plug the 3.5 connectors into if they are on the PC. I have a 10-port USB3 hub which sits on the desk in front of the monitor. If they are on the PS4, they have a Y-cable to plug the headset directly into the controller. Those headphones, after years of service, no longer work properly. There is no sound out of one earphone. I took it apart, the wires are still soldered onto the earphone, so I am assuming that the long wire has given up the ghost. Time for a new set.

I've been looking around, it seems the best options all end in 3.5 plugs rather than in USB. So if I buy another headset (earphones + mic), can I reuse that USB adapter? Does it have something in it which might prevent non-Logitech headsets from working? The kids can use the 3.5 port on the computer, but I am pretty sure it only works from the back, which will be a hassle to plug in every single time. I should really get the front plug working again, but I was wondering if I could just buy any gaming headset which is not USB, and simply reuse the Logitech USB adapter when they want to plug into the computer.

Thanks,
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shmoochie

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Yes it should work. I would be shocked if they wasted their time and money making a proprietary converter when they could buy them in bulk from china for like 2 cents apiece and then slap a logitech logo on it.
 
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Works like a charm! Bought the HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset. It is picked up on the computer as the G430, but other than that, sound comes out exactly as it used to.
 
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