ASTRO Gaming Provides Update on Gaming Headset Next-Gen Compatibility

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After many inquiries from next-gen console owners, ASTRO Gaming have provided a detailed update on the compatibility of their ASTRO Gaming headsets with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For PlayStation 4 Users: “Our A30, A40, and A50 Audio Systems are fully compatible with the PS4 once the PS4 Firmware 1.50 update has been applied to the console, and the latest ASTRO firmware updates have been applied to both the A50 Headset and Wireless 5.8 GHz Transmitter. All of our headsets will deliver Dolby Digital 5.1 and 7.1 game audio and full voice chat functionality over the PlayStation Network.” You can access the ASTRO firmware update page right here.

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For Xbox One Users: As it pertains to game audio; “Microsoft has released a firmware update. Once the Xbox One system update is performed, it enables Dolby 5.1/7.1 through the optical SPDIF. Xbox One consoles with the latest system update allows ASTRO products to deliver GAME AUDIO in 7.1 Dolby Digital surround sound.”

In regards to voice chat;The connector on the controller is now a proprietary port, meaning that all ASTRO products will require an adapter to connect to Xbox Live for online VOICE CHAT. The Microsoft voice chat cable is now available as a stand-alone product through EB Games and JB Hifi. To enable voice chat for A40: – Owners must also download the new Astro 2013 MixAmp Firmware v.5003. To enable voice chat for A50: – Astro is currently testing a firmware update for the A50 Wireless headset and MixAmp Pro. This should be available within a week”

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