Astro A50 Gen 3 Mic is terrible.

Discussion in 'Community Support' started by Big-Blue, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. averywit

    averywit ASTRO Private

    I bet he uses turtle beaches hahahahahahahaha
  2. Alex Clarke

    Alex Clarke ASTRO Private

    I am currently using streaming as my noise gate but I was wondering what do you guys use as your mic equalizer I am currently trying airy I would just like to know what do you guys think is the clearest out of the three bright and airy or warm
  3. One_Liter

    One_Liter ASTRO Specialist

    My personal favorite is "Night" for the noisegate. As for the voice eq I'm using "airy" at the moment and I've had no issues since the latest update.
  4. detonatorFIN

    detonatorFIN ASTRO Private

    I bought these a week ago and I'm really happy with the sound quality. But yesterday I streamed to Twitch with these and there was a lot questions that if my mic was a mobilephone from the 1990s or a potato. I was really suprised and asked 3 different friends help to troubleshoot these and compare to my other headphones (TB X07 and TB 420X). They all said that the A50s was bad. Yes they were able to understand and hear what I'm saying but compared to quality, Turtle Beach was better. I found this forum and changed the microphone EQ to Airy as someone here said that it would be better than the default Warm. It helped little according my friends and also in my opinion it was little bit different. Overall I'm really disappointed to the mic sound quality. I should be getting the best for this price. Is there anything that I can do? The firmware update was the first thing that I did when I bought these.
  5. shadowrukia

    shadowrukia ASTRO Private

    my friends tell me my mic is 2008 and they can still hear like a robot type voice even after the update
  6. One_Liter

    One_Liter ASTRO Specialist

    Have you tried using a different noisegate? The voice eq's seem to make minor differences whereas the noisegates impact the microphone quality much more. If you haven't I would recommend using the "Night" noisegate and see if it helps.
  7. shadowrukia

    shadowrukia ASTRO Private

    Nothing works to fix this shit mic
  8. One_Liter

    One_Liter ASTRO Specialist

    That sucks dude. I haven't had any microphone issues ever since the latest firmware update.
  9. DubCity

    DubCity ASTRO Private

    Astro went with low mic quality to preserve battery life. Nothing can be done about it we just have to accept they made a poor decision.
  10. b_scott

    b_scott ASTRO Private

    The A50 Gen3 sounds like it's brickwalling. This is what it sounds like when I record concerts and the input is too hot. Maybe the output can be turned down a bit? I know it's not the volume, it's the output level.
  11. b_scott

    b_scott ASTRO Private

    Oh man. Well there you go. Straight answer is, the Gen3s have a limited audio spectrum built in and that's why they sound like they're brickwalled. Seems like the noice canceling it overzealous too, like running something through Audicity and trying to remove noise, which removes good audio quality too. Ugh.
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  12. ASTRO Vertigo

    ASTRO Vertigo Social Media Team Staff Member

    Hey b_scott,

    This was clarified by our engineering team to be incorrect. Even through the A50 Wireless and Base Station does appear as a lower Hz recording device, it's actually still on par with our current and previous products because microphones don't generally use the full 48,000 Hz. In layman's terms, the Hz and radio we're now using still transmits the microphone fully but helps to offer extended features over our previous products.

    The problem came down to how the microphone was initially tuned and since our latest firmware update, the Microphone EQ presets have been returned to be similar to our A40 TR Headset and MixAmp Pro TR which should make the microphone sound the same as our previous GEN1 and 2 products. If you're having issues with the noise cancellation of the microphone, try switching the Noise-Gate to Night which should help.

    - Mitch

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