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Astro Mixamp Alternative
« on: 01:09 PM - 10/16/14 »
Is there a better alternative to the Astro mixamp on xbox one?

my only gripe is the chat audio quality. my voice sounds muffled and distant when my voice goes through the mixamp, but when I directly plug in my A40 to the stereo adapter, my voice is crystal clear.

And these are a few with the exact same problem;
http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/xbox_one_support/f/4677/t/1710852.aspx
« Last Edit: 01:15 PM - 10/16/14 by 1llest »

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #1 on: 02:14 PM - 10/16/14 »
Toslink cable to PCI E Creative Sound Blaster sound card > Astro "Gaming" Mixamp.
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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #2 on: 02:15 PM - 10/16/14 »
i can vouch that CBN's sound card works.

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #3 on: 03:16 PM - 10/16/14 »
How do you get this card working with the X1?

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #4 on: 03:18 PM - 10/16/14 »
I'll give it a try. How do you route chat from the sound card to xbox one?

sound card out to xbox stereo adapter?

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #5 on: 03:21 PM - 10/16/14 »
http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-Recon3D-PCIe-Sound/M/B00COA2A7A.htm

Scroll down to the image where is showswhat you can plug into it.

Still don't see how it gets the mic to the X1

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #6 on: 03:29 PM - 10/16/14 »
Unfortunately, my current sound card (Titanium HD) doesnt decode Dolby Digital via optical-in (SPDIF).

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #7 on: 06:07 AM - 10/17/14 »
I have an old 2010/11 mixamp and as far as i know, the party can hear me fine.

What year is yours?

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #8 on: 10:00 AM - 10/17/14 »
I have his problem as well and I have a 2011/2012 mixamp. Do a Skype test call to see what it sounds like. Its bad enough that I don't use the mixamp.
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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #9 on: 10:12 AM - 10/17/14 »
I sadly broke my a40's and now use mobile phone headset, seems to also give good audio however, I have never had to dial it so far over to voice before!

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #10 on: 11:14 AM - 10/17/14 »
Ear buds without mic? The problem I have and I think OP has is the mic quality is degraded. I'd have to check but if I remember right it only picks mids and lows and semi ignores highs. I seem to remember the the mic volume is lowered and maybe distorted. Its been a while since I gave up on it. If you have Skype and your ear buds have a mic do a Skype test call and listen to your voice going through the mixamp vs going into the adapter.
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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #11 on: 11:33 AM - 10/17/14 »
I have the 2012 mixamp pro. This setup works perfectly with the xbox 360, just something about the xbox one that degrades the chat quality while using the mixamp. The october update took out most of the static sound but its still there. I guess I will just have to deal with it.

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #12 on: 11:35 AM - 10/17/14 »
Na these buds have a mic (hence the reference to mobile phone)
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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #13 on: 11:43 AM - 10/17/14 »
You can also, edit a saved clip and record a voice over on the upload app

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Re: Astro Mixamp Alternative
« Reply #14 on: 07:09 AM - 10/20/14 »
Toslink cable to PCI E Creative Sound Blaster sound card > Astro "Gaming" Mixamp.

What is your setup like? Does it work with the ps4? Im currently using sony gold wireless headset its kinda ok. If your setup is any better than astro a40+ mix amp I'd gladly get this working.

From what I can see here its your headset > creative sound card > ps4?