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XIM APEX => XIM APEX Discussions => Topic started by: evm on 07:30 AM - 11/12/19

Title: Astro Mix Amp TR Gen 4, XIm Apex, XBOX one X
Post by: evm on 07:30 AM - 11/12/19
I have sound issues with my Mix amp.  While I have my XIM Apex connected, If I connect my mixamp I can not hear chat in games but I can hear party chat.  Also, I can not adjust the volume of the party chat independently with the mix amp, the mixamp just adjusts the volume of the game and party chat up or down, it will not separate the two.  I can not adjust the volume of the party chat in the xbox menu either.  When I move the sliders, they do nothing.

If I disconnect the Mixamp and use a 3.5 mm spliter on the xbox control with my headphones and separate mic plugged into the controller splitter, everything works fine.

My concern is that the mixamp uses a usb cable, plugged into the xbox for power and voice chat? The mixamp uses optical for game sound, that is how the separate the voice/game sound?  And i also notice that voice chat is being passed through the USB connection for XIM.  Is there a technical mix up with the two usb connections?

Does anyone have the mixamp gen 4 setup? Can they advise me on what the issues is? 
Title: Re: Astro Mix Amp TR Gen 4, XIm Apex, XBOX one X
Post by: evm on 08:17 AM - 11/12/19
Actually it's not a problem with XIM, but I still can't figure out what is wrong.
Title: Re: Astro Mix Amp TR Gen 4, XIm Apex, XBOX one X
Post by: mist4fun on 10:29 AM - 11/12/19
I'm sorry, I'm not much of an audio guy but I can move this to a more populated section for you.
Title: Re: Astro Mix Amp TR Gen 4, XIm Apex, XBOX one X
Post by: AgentSmith on 04:37 AM - 11/14/19
Does the mix amp take it's sound from the HDMI or optical output of the xbox?

If so the reason you can't hear the in game chat is because the xbox does not pass game chat via speakers, it only passes it via headset.

I have always felt this is an effort to stop people from having their voice recorded without their permission

To be specific here this only affects xbox one games, it does not affect backward compatible games, and there are actually a few ( Like a handfull ) xbox one games which do allow the game chatter to come through speakers.