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Astro Gaming Headset Compatibility Update for Xbox One and PS4

by Bill Hess on October 10, 2013


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Astro Gaming has issued an updates for those waiting to hear whether their pricey current-gen headsets will work when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arrive next month.    It looks like Astro headsets will in-fact work on both consoles, with both chat functionality and full surround sound, but there are caveats.

On the PS4, Astro says “We can say with 100% certainty that our headsets will deliver Dolby ® Digital GAME AUDIO on the PS4, just like they do for the PS3.  Our headsets will also deliver full voice chat functionality over the PlayStation Network upon Sony’s release of a post-launch PS4 firmware update.”

However, for Xbox One players there’s going to be a required adapter needed for chat, while optical connections will provide Dolby Digital on Xbox One.    When this chat adapter will arrive for the Xbox One has not been announced, and Astro urges users to use the built-in Kinect microphone in the meantime.

According to Astro “none of our current products will be made obsolete by anything going on in the Xbox One ecosystem.”  While it’s not an ideal situation on both consoles, it sounds like those using Astro headsets on the PS4 will have an easier transition next month.  Check back later for updates on this chat adapter, and when we can expect for it to arrive and at what price.

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  • RafaelX

    Can’t wait to the differences in sound quality for chat for Xbox One vs PS4! The X1 is already a massive improvement :D

    • quinten488

      Its not about the system, its about having a quality voice headset.

      • BirdyOG

        not at all on the 360 my a30’s and turtle-beach’s would sound the same in a party chat as the normal included mic

      • Stryde Evo

        This is not really true. The chat system and quality is really terrible compared from in game to party chat, then compare that to team speak or razer comms and they seem insignificant. I think the Xbox Ones new chat “connection” will fail like none other, 2.5 and 3.5 mm plugs work fine, its the chat quality in the system not the connection, they are just trying to make more money with turtlebeach.

  • Facts First

    Free Chinese Child Worker Slaves with every ps4

    • Lacerz

      Are you talking about Foxconn? The company that’s been manufacturing Xbox 360s for the past 8 years?

  • Obambush

    Good to hear that i can use the headset to hear the game on XBOX One, i don’t have a problem using kinect for the chat/mic portion of it.

    • Stryde Evo

      ewww, Kinect will always suck D, no matter how much they say it has improved, it can’t be much since the first Kinect was like using a potato for a boom mic.

  • therapiist

    All I can say is sweeeeeeeeet!!!!

  • asshole

    fuck the chinese

  • TheWholeEnchilada

    One more reason I’s sticking with Sony’s PS4… I never understood why Micro$oft made the headset connection so inconvenient… why is it necessary to connect it to the controller?? I guess for the same reason it makes you buy an unnecessary dongle like the kinect, and make you buy batteries for the controller instead of having a rechargable built in battery, and charge more for online subscription, and have annoying ads on their interface menu, and all the other things that are unnecessary for that box.. tsk tsk tsk

    • Stryde Evo

      Yeah got it right dude! Not to mention selling Kinect 2.0 footage to the NSA :D nothing better than your own government spying on you.

  • Derek

    Dualshock 4 supports plugging in a headset to the port to get game audio and microphone. If you want to be far away from the TV, does this mean that you can’t use the MixAmp?

    I asked Astro if they have a longer one of these (http://www.astrogaming.com/a40-inline-mute-cable/3ACBL-HBH9X-807.html#start=3) but they don’t carry them.

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