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Offline bdm214

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Want to upgrade. Curious if this is good or are the new astros worth a try?
Thinking of

Ad700x
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009S332TQ/?coliid=I1YWS9R79LGLJW&colid=1528PN3U8LYS5&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1

ModMic
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R98JVVU/?coliid=IV21KDBCSAAR6&colid=1528PN3U8LYS5&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

This splitter
https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Splitter-Gold-Plated-2-Female-DuKabel/dp/B07FBBBWXW#customerReviews

and I have an old (dont know the year but i think its the pro) astro mixamp. Its physically gross and I would probably like to give to a friend.
Is the TR mixamp good? Or is the newest version of the PRO good? Maybe a different mixamp entirely. I am thinking of getting an xboxone possibly, so the TR wouldnt work. Just curious if theres a major difference between the two.

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I wouldn't touch anything newer than a MixAmp Pro 2013. It's cross-platform and has better components than subsequent generations, thus sounds better.

You may have the earlier MixAmp 2009 with the matte paint. I still have and use that one (it feeds audio through a Chromecast Audio, Nanoleaf and SubPac to a Creative X7). The paint on the MixAmp is a dust magnet and gets sticky over time...gross indeed.

Astro cans are firmly in the "gamer" category, i.e they're way overpriced for the performance and quality. Stick with audiophile cans and a ModMic or a V-Moda BoomPro. I use the latter, it's jolly good and means only one wire from the headphones instead of two with a ModMic.

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You may have the earlier MixAmp 2009 with the matte paint. I still have and use that one (it feeds audio through a Chromecast Audio, Nanoleaf and SubPac to a Creative X7). The paint on the MixAmp is a dust magnet and gets sticky over time...gross indeed.
They are disgusting lol. I am not sure if its a 2009. I think its a 2013 ( from what I see by video comparison). So, I guess I will probably try and hunt down a fresh 2013 model?

Edit: Does this work? Looks like what I have.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Astro-A40-Gaming-MixAmp-Pro-With-All-Cables-for-Ps3-Ps4-Xbox-Window-and-Mac-NEW/123548421373?hash=item1cc40f4cfd:g:PAsAAOSwvKha2kR0

Edit2: Ok bought a new 2013 lol. I hope these are the ones you were talking about haha.
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