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Hey everyone I've been reading this specific thread about making chat work on the PS4.

I have the Astro A40 5.8 Wireless system. I wanted chat to work on my PS4 so I found out I needed the PS3/PC USB Chat Cable which I was able to source online. I got the cable in today and get it all plugged in to the PS4 through the front USB port.

The PS4 recognizes the Astro USB Chat cable but when I speak into it the sound meter that measures the loudness of the sound doesn't move and is silent. I thought the official Astro cable would make the 5.8 system work?
Edited by Ryokoshi - 12/28/15 at 9:01pm
post #407 of 411

I can't figure it out.

post #408 of 411
Thread Starter 
Well, after update 3.5 the leukoplast method no longer works. I have to manually go to device settings and switch the output device EVERY time I turn the system on to get voice chat working. Another step back, way to go Sony...
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Originally Posted by DefBringer View Post

There is so much crap, bad information in this thread it is unbelievable.  No wonder so many people are just throwing their hands up in the air and buying Astro A50's.

Over the course of the last week I have experimented with each and every possible combination of the following:

Astro A40
Astro A50
MixAmp Pro + Sennheiser G4ME
MixAmp Pro + other PC headsets

The bottom line is this: the Astro's honestly just sound poor in comparison to the Sennheisers.  But the Astro's sound wayyyy better than the Sony Golds and any of the other off-the-shelf "gaming" headsets from Tritton and Turtle Beach and the like.  You do not need a Schiit Supreme or whatever the hell that thing is called. The MixAmp Pro is more than capable of driving my 600 ohm BeyerD DT880, it can drive your gaming headset of choice.

Here is the MixAmp Pro you want: http://www.amazon.com/ASTRO-Gaming-MixAmp-Pro-playstation-2/dp/B00NY5ZNZA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1431549586&sr=1-1&keywords=mixamp+pro
Here are the headphones I prefer: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-G4ME-BLACK-Gaming-Headset/dp/B00KK8ZLEC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1431549611&sr=1-1&keywords=sennheiser+g4me+one

1. If you don't care about talking to people and sounding like a robot:

MixAmp Pro + G4ME One's
PLUS you will need http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-headsets-separate-headphone-microphone/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=pd_sim_147_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0V08Q36ZKPHJJ66T1G0W
You will plug the headphones into the mixamp with this Y-splitter cable and you are good to go.

2. If you DO care about having your voice heard loud and clearly:

MixAmp Pro + G4ME One's
PLUS this same cable as above: http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-headsets-separate-headphone-microphone/dp/B004SP0WAQ/ref=pd_sim_147_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0V08Q36ZKPHJJ66T1G0W
AND you will need the Turtle Beach "Chat cable" to connect the controller to the MixAmp pro: http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-PlayStation-Headset-Compatibility-TBS-0276-01-4/dp/B00HS5FETM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1431549515&sr=1-1&keywords=turtle+beach+chat+cable

This video explains the chat issue with the MixAmp Pro and why you need that Turtle Beach cable for good voice quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd3CxBbrRS8

All this talk about amplifiers and old versions of the MixAmp that you can't get any longer are a huge waste of time. You don't need anything other than what I posted above. Sub in your own headphones if you have other preferences.

if you do NOT care about 5.1 audio I recommend just plugging in some iOs/Android chat-capable headphones like Momentums into the controller and call it a day. The sound quality is more than acceptable and mic quality is great.

FWIW - I am extremely hesitant to recommend Astro products as there is much evidence they are aware of all the problems with their MixAmp's but do nothing about it.  But as far as I know, there are no alternatives to what the MixAmp pro can do for the PS4. 

I read through the entire thread and this seems to be the right solution.

But, do I still connect the mixamp optical and USB into the PS4? Or optical to PS4 and USB into a wall mount?

In the video I'm not sure why the output is set to headset. Wouldn't the output be TV or Amp if I am using the optical connection to my mixamp to get dolby surround?
post #410 of 411

So, I was wondering if this setup still works?  I have a PS4, a now older Yamaha AVR, and a set of Senn HD558's. I've just started playing multiplayer and want to add the ability to chat with other players and friends.  But I don't really want to add more components, like the Astro mixamp, if I don't absolutely need to do so. Not to mention $$$.  So if I pickup the antlion modmic, would this setup work? The modmic connected to the USB headset adapter?


The only other "simple" solution I think I see is to get a Vmoda boom mic pro and mod my 558's to remove the locking mechanism, add a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter and then the 558/vmoda would be plugged into the DS4 controller. But I assume I would lose a fair bit of sound quality connecting through the DS4 as opposed to what I get from my current PS4-hdmi-AVR-headphone setup?


To be honest, I'm still making my way through the 28 pages, but I am open to suggestions.




Originally Posted by rc10mike View Post

OK here is a solution I found for people with similar equipment. Im using a HT AVR to get my surround, but Im almost sure it would hook up the same way with a DSS.



The y-adapter is needed to sort of "intercept" the incomming chat and play it through your headphones. Without it, you will only be able to talk, and you wont hear anyone.


Plugging they y-adapter in line like this decreased my volume, but that was easily fixed.


Im not sure about the Mixamp since Ive never used it.

post #411 of 411

I ordered the Mixsonic 1 from Prif.


Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

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