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post #20581 of 26168
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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post

Did you plug the cable directly in the front of your PS4? What settings did you choose under audio?

BTW, did you recently purchase the cable from Astro? I thought they were all out?


Yes Directly into the front usb and options chosen were audio priority optical, bitstream dolby 5.1 and chat only selected as per their instructions. No got it about a month ago but been waiting to get a decent mic to try it.

It's strange as the PS4 recognises that I have an headset when I plug it into USB but it doesn't let me chat or hear anyone.
post #20582 of 26168
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Yes Directly into the front usb and options chosen were audio priority optical, bitstream dolby 5.1 and chat only selected as per their instructions. No got it about a month ago but been waiting to get a decent mic to try it.

It's strange as the PS4 recognises that I have an headset when I plug it into USB but it doesn't let me chat or hear anyone.

Either that cable is defective which I have my doubts about or it doesn't play nice with the PS4. The Turble Beach PS4 chat cable works great but adds another cord that you have to carry around with you. I find that slightly annoying but I'm usually not walking around when I game and it doesn't get in my way. I was interested in purchasing the Astro PS3/PC chat cable but I doubt Astro still has them in stock and if it's not working for you I doubt it would work for me.


Edited by DADDYDC650 - 2/1/14 at 4:38am
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Ive ordered the Tb chat cable for now so I will just use that and apparently theres an PS4 Firmware update to 1.6 on the 22nd Feb which will hopefully fix some audio problems so ill re-try the other cable after that, Cheers for your help.

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I am choosing a ps4 over the xbox one..it's mainly going to be for battlefield 4 and it looks a bit better on the ps4!

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Ive ordered the Tb chat cable for now so I will just use that and apparently theres an PS4 Firmware update to 1.6 on the 22nd Feb which will hopefully fix some audio problems so ill re-try the other cable after that, Cheers for your help.
Got home around 3am, hopped on my PC to game and rock out and just remembered to check the box my 5.8 mixamp amp and a30's came with. Good news is that it does indeed come with the PS3/PC chat cable! Bad news is that chat doesn't work! Tried every setting I could think of. I heard that the next firmware update for the PS4 will include better headset support so hopefully it helps us out. In the meanwhile, I'll be using my TB PS4 chat cable.

MLE, didn't you purchase the a30+ 5.8 mixamp bundle from the MS store? If so, you should have the cable as well.

Update: Tried getting the Astro a30's mic to work with the Astro PS3 chat cable. No go. Maybe I didn't force the Astro PS3 chat cable hard enough into the TX? I'll check it out later. Way too tired.
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 2/1/14 at 5:49am
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The Mixamp 5.8 never came with the ps3 usb to 3.5mm cable. It has always been an accessory you have to pay extra for, and Astro doesnt have it for sale anymore.

So I submitted a ticket for my A30....

Anyone see this?

http://www.astrogaming.com/a38-bluetooth-headset/3AH38-HBW9W-100.html



Doesn't seem to be gaming oriented....

I figured out what's wrong with the A30s. The drivers are mismatched. The bass is leaning considerably towards one side. The sound is also quite diffused... and incoherent. I do hear some potential of satisfying SQ, but just not in this pair. I can HEAR how the A30 is considered to have quite an open sound despite it's closed back design. It's a double edged sword, because it's unfocused...



One thing I will say, the A30s are pretty damn comfy. Even as an on ear, it's easily one of the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. I guess being so used to my clip ons, having something rest on my ear doesn't bother me unless it's pleather or overly clampy.

Also, in true man form, I didn't read the instructions, and was using the in-line mic instead of the boom mic, since I had the switch on 'B' instead of 'A'. rolleyes.gif

The inline mic sounded horrible... boom mic should be MUCH better.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/1/14 at 8:20am
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MLE, interesting that the cable never came with yours. Also interesting that some folks got chat working with that particular cable.

I submitted a ticket to Astro but since I already had the cable without knowing it, their reply won't matter much.

Update: Astro wants $20 for the PS3/PC chat cable. Good thing I already own it...
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 2/1/14 at 1:04pm
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Well after reading your post above I tried pushing the 3.5mm jack into the socket harder and 'voila' . There is about a mm of play you have to really force it in but anyhows chat now works. Bit too late to cancel the Tb cable of ebay but at least I will have backup,Again thanks for your help.

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Well after reading your post above I tried pushing the 3.5mm jack into the socket harder and 'voila' . There is about a mm of play you have to really force it in but anyhows chat now works. Bit too late to cancel the Tb cable of ebay but at least I will have backup,Again thanks for your help.
Glad to help. I thought something was up when I noticed it wasn't entirely flush against the TX unit but I was a little paranoid about pushing it in even harder at the time. Glad you got it working. Happy gaming!
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Does onyone have owned both mixamp and dss?

I have mixamp but i'm wondering if the dss has a better sound quality and does it handle the headphones better like the k702?

The mixer and chat functions doesn't matter.

So would you recommend buying dss over mixamp?

thanks in advance.

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Wow, incredible thread.  It's almost hard to sort through the massive amounts of information, which is why I'm posting in that hopes someone will help me out.  I'll try to go in detail...

 

I purchased a pair of Turtle Beach X41 a few years ago and loved them but they are basically broken now.  Sound crappy, hiss, mic doesn't work, etc.  Since then I've also graduated college and gotten a real job so I have many more options to explore like getting a nicer set but I'd like the same convenience.  I loved that the X41's were wireless and when I played COD I got COUNTLESS kills just for hearing footsteps.  I'd like the same thing, but *better* I guess.  Better quality, better directionality (sound whoring) lol.  I'm sure that the TB X41 are garbage compared to much of what's in here, but there's so much it's a bit overwhelming.  As of right now I am considering the Astro A50, but I wish that the Sennheiser PC360 were wireless.

 

Is there a better wireless headset than the Astro A50?  Maybe the PLYR 1?  Is there anything better than that?  I would say "money is not an option" but I'd like to spend less than $350-450.

 

Edit:

 

I'd also like to clarify that the only part I care about being wireless is the headset to the system/amp, not sure if that matters.  I will also be playing on Xbox One/PS4/Xbox 360


Edited by mebcitadel - 2/2/14 at 10:09am
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Where was that sale for the mixamp 5.8?
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Where was that sale for the mixamp 5.8?

 

The Microsoft store, but I believe it sold out nope, still in stock with the A30.

 

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wireless-System/productID.253782000


Edited by AxelCloris - 2/2/14 at 5:48pm
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Mad Lust Envy, I desperately need your help as you are the only person who has had all these headphones on your head.

 

I bought the Phillips X1 thinking it was the one for me, a good mix between bass and gaming quality. However, I ended up having to return them, I have a large head and there were far from a proper fit, with the outer band smashed against my head there were large gaps between the lower part of the ear cup and my head due to them being unable to wrap around my melon.

 

To put things in perspective, my previous headset was a PC360 which fit fine extended all the way out, what bassy gaming headphone would work for me? If you have a normal sized head I guess I'm asking, what fit you with lots of room to spare?


Edited by zebus - 2/2/14 at 8:16pm
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R7 260X graphics card is a few bucks off today, $119, at Amazon. This supports the new TrueAudio. I think I'll be ordering parts for a cheap PC today.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Graphics-11222-06-20G/dp/B00HJOKCZI/

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