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PS4 vs XB1 A40 TR mixamp

Discussion in 'ASTRO Nexus' started by Jeremy England, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Killer_Magic28

    Killer_Magic28 ASTRO Private

    Or should I just not buy a mixamp. Would that make the quality of my headset really bad?
  2. ASTRO Vertigo

    ASTRO Vertigo Social Media Team Staff Member

    Hey Killer_Magic28,

    Because the PS4 and Xbox One handle their USB voice chat differently, this is why we have had to create two separate products. It's not possible to use the MixAmp Pro TR for Xbox One on the PS4. If you decided to use your headset without a MixAmp then I can't guarantee what quality of audio you would receive, I suspect it would be in stereo and you would need to use all the options through the PS4 settings and the game settings to adjust your audio.

    - Mitch
  3. Killer_Magic28

    Killer_Magic28 ASTRO Private

    Okay thanks! That helped out alot.
  4. Vandershred

    Vandershred ASTRO Private

    What's the best headset to use if I stream on both consoles with my pc?
  5. JoseFigs

    JoseFigs ASTRO Private

    Can the Xbox one adapter change anything?
  6. zuecone

    zuecone ASTRO Private

    So i just watched a video where someone takes a XBOX One Mixamp Pro (not sure if its a TR though) and gets it to work on the PS4 by switching it to PC mode. Could anyone comment if this really works and whether you really get virtual surround sound on PS4 & chat by doing this?

    How to use Astro A40 TR Headsets + MixAmp w/ both Xbox One and
  7. PaulHxB

    PaulHxB ASTRO Private

    I have the xbox one a40 with m80 mix amp. Is there a way I can get these working on my pc as my roccat kaves have just broken. Is there any equipment I can buy to make these compatible.
  8. ASTRO Vertigo

    ASTRO Vertigo Social Media Team Staff Member

    Hey PaulHxB,

    You can either purchase a MixAmp Pro TR which would allow you to use your A40 Headset on the PC with full surround sound support. You would either need to use the included A40 Audio Cable or purchase an A40 TR Inline Mute Cable if you wanted muting functionality or you could purchase the ASTRO PC Splitter from our website which will split that audio cable into a separate audio and microphone connection for your sound card but you would only hear stereo audio from your computer.

    - Mitch
  9. zuecone

    zuecone ASTRO Private

    Can anyone provide any info on this? I'm really intersted in a set that is on special.
  10. Knees

    Knees ASTRO Private

    So bascially the community wasn't aware of the USB specifics while demanding the removal of the chat cable, and now that Astro being as smart as they are decided to AGREE and make it possible knowing full well this is the outcome.

    Hmmm. Buy two $130 mixamps or deal with the chat cable... What do you think people would rather have... Jfc.
  11. apostle

    apostle ASTRO Private

    I just bought the white Xbox /PC, but after reading these forums need to go back for refund. Frankly, I don't understand why the mixamp pro can't be designed with a switch to change chat modes between the so called special Xbox and PS4 microphone modes.
  12. Herbieee23

    Herbieee23 ASTRO Private

    So what if I bought a 3.5mm-2.5mm cable that supports chat and plugged it to the controller and the mic amp such as the one in this photo
  13. Herbieee23

    Herbieee23 ASTRO Private

  14. neoes1um

    neoes1um ASTRO Private

    So in order to use it on both of my systems I need to buy another damn expensive MixAmp.. Astro I like your products and I don't mind spending a little money on good equipment, but getting two MixAmps which is probably going to cost me about 150,- euro's seems a little dumb

  15. bennrandall

    bennrandall ASTRO Private

    So why didn't Astro come up with the most simple solution? Make both variations the same colour, with clear markings and explanations so you know which one is which. The A40 Xbox version is ugly IMHO, and the black is more likely to sell anyway. I have black everything with my PC/Xbox set up, I don't want a white Pro Amp. I've tried the Pro Amp and it's a solid product, I don't really want anything else either as I like the Astro Command Centre and high quality audio. *sigh*

    Do we know if Xbox ever released an update to fix this ridiculous problem?
  16. Metalix

    Metalix ASTRO Specialist

    Unfortunatly no. You can use the PS4 amp with the xbox but there would be no chat audio
  17. kngskrew

    kngskrew ASTRO Private

    Hey just a thought cause I've been hearing all this digital stuff correct me if I'm wrong but they both have toslink inputs on them for in game audio right? They both have 3.5mm jack inputs right? So couldn't you buy one for xbox or ps4 then plug the jack to the controllers for voice audio?
  18. Hellbound

    Hellbound ASTRO Private

    So if I have both consoles, and both mixamps, would I have to keep plugging the headset from one mixamp to the other depending on which console I'm using? Can they be linked somehow?

    Also: Idea
    Make all mixamps with the Microsoft chip and engineer them in a way that all you have to do is plug the headset to the appropriate port on the mixamp (xbone or ps4).....

    Something tells me, more or less, this is a marketing thing rather than an engineering thing...
  19. imfastman

    imfastman ASTRO Private

    I believe it has to do with USB 2.0 bandwidth. I don't think the Mixamp Pro TR has enough headroom to have 2 different chips running on-demand (whenever you switch out the ports), just like it only supports one digital input at a time (you can't use PC game audio while using your console with the optical input unless you switch the default device on your PC to the Voice channel)
  20. ASTRO Vertigo

    ASTRO Vertigo Social Media Team Staff Member

    Hey Hellbound,

    Certain restrictions stop us from doing this including allowing let's say two USB ports on a single MixAmp. It can cause a grounding problem which will end up with you or everyone else hearing a buzzing noise. Your best thing to do would be to purchase two MixAmp Pro TRs and switch the headset between them depending on which console you are gaming on which would also give you an answer to your idea.

    If you only plan to have game audio from a certain console then any MixAmp Pro TR can be used on any console. The only difference between our MixAmp Pro TR versions is the console USB voice chat functionality which allows it to be compatible with the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live.

    - Mitch

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