Wow, very confusing cable setup for the astro mixamp. What kind of connector is that on the 360 for the astro? Is it the old connector?
The creative recon is more simple, just optical cable or wireless I think? But I didnt see any optical output on my 360 (old black elite version). So, how do i connect the recon with my 360? Wireless?
But the creative is 150usd, 50 more than the mixamp in here.
Currently, unless you buy a whole receiver with HDMI and virtual surround built-in ($200 and up, better off not buying the cheapest entry-level ones either), all the surround processors for consoles only get fed a 5.1 DDL surround signal through Optical. I also have the 360 Elite, my HDMI cable is plugged into my computer monitor and a "Xbox 360 audio dongle" plugged into the wide proprietary slot above that. The dongle only cost almost $3, you can get 'em cheap on Amazon and they work perfectly fine. The Recon3D needs optical for the sound, and USB plugged in for power. Two cables going basically to the same place (if you plug the USB into the back like me), so not too much of a ray's nest. I think the setup with a Mixamp is basically the same? The wireless only works with Creative's Omega headphones, no idea if those sound any good. Of course the trickiest part for any designer is integrating chat with the Xbox, since the chat audio is tied (or at least the mic input) to a controller, Creative includes an adapter (ribbon cable from TV to your seating area, with an ending hub for you to plug in your headphones, mic, and controller audio) which works well but is kinda long of you're next to the Xbox anyway.
I think PS4 and XBO will both have the same optical audio out (and HDMI), so these devices should still be relevant. The PS4 I think is still using USB or Bluetooth for mic input, but (of course) Microsoft is going to be even more proprietary with their mic stuff. *shrug* Astro already announced they have to make a whole new device for the XBO, but they're "excited about the possibilities." Yeeeeeah, still leaning PS4 myself, if I don't get gobbled up by Steam
That's the second thing I noticed, first I was wondering "why is she wearing headphones on her eyes... Oh, I'm just blinded by that Bentley." Still, enjoying your humor! UE UE UE UE UE UE UE UE...
Tanks for the impressions! We head-Fi'ers live and breathe on the sustainable that is gear reviews, lol! Glad you liked 'em, and that they have a soul beyond just gaming
Edited by Evshrug - 9/16/13 at 9:54pm