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post #4291 of 5439
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Originally Posted by slyderulz View Post

Smart move Zathman :-) I need to get back into some BF3 with my level 30 something soldier. You need a low-level wingman or bullet sponge???

Always
post #4292 of 5439
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Originally Posted by bbexperience View Post

That won't be a question they'll answer right now. If you're really concerned about that, buy something like the XP500 or Astro setup.

On their twitter feed they said they were working w/ MS on that issue(holding breath now)...
post #4293 of 5439
Astro is seriously no longer selling the MixAmp standalone? I'm ****ed...
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I just bought a used X41 for a good price. I was wondering if I can plug in my wired headphones (SRH-840 and HD598) into the unit and get better audio than the wireless headset.
post #4295 of 5439
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Originally Posted by bodine1231 View Post

I just bought a used X41 for a good price. I was wondering if I can plug in my wired headphones (SRH-840 and HD598) into the unit and get better audio than the wireless headset.

I ran my PC360's off of my X41 receiver until I ordered my mixamp. The audio was improved versus the X41's headset. Once I had the mixamp I compared the PC360's running on the mixamp and X41's receiver and I couldn't find any audio quality differences between the two. I ordered the mixamp to use the mic of the PC360.
post #4296 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Taylor422 View Post

Astro is seriously no longer selling the MixAmp standalone? I'm ****ed...

Glad I got mine
post #4297 of 5439
They still sell the Mixamp Pro alone. The 5.8s however have to be bought in a bundle. A shame.
post #4298 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

They still sell the Mixamp Pro alone. The 5.8s however have to be bought in a bundle. A shame.

At least I'm not entirely screwed!
post #4299 of 5439
Does anyone have any recommendations for a 555 replacement? It seems like the price has skyrocketed on that particular headset.

(overall it seems like I missed the boat entirely, After reading this thread a few weeks ago I had set on an Astro mixamp and 555, but now that I have the money to buy I can't get either for the earlier stated prices!)
post #4300 of 5439
Astro not selling the 5.8 MixAmp alone works good for me. Once the Warheads come out I should get a good price on my 5.8s
post #4301 of 5439
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Originally Posted by ClownBaby MC View Post

Astro not selling the 5.8 MixAmp alone works good for me. Once the Warheads come out I should get a good price on my 5.8s

They said late spring/early summer on the Warheads, but I'll probably capture bigfoot b4 they actually get released...
post #4302 of 5439
Warheads have missed the boat, IMO. They might be successful but less so than if they would have gotten their **** together pre BF3 MW3 launch.
post #4303 of 5439
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Originally Posted by mizuno21 View Post

Warheads have missed the boat, IMO. They might be successful but less so than if they would have gotten their **** together pre BF3 MW3 launch.

I think they ran into some sort of design flaw or something along the way. They had a definite release window at one time, and then for some reason it got pushed way back. I'm hoping it was all the emails they were getting from people stating they weren't willing to pay $300 for a headset unless it works w/ the next gen Xbox console.
post #4304 of 5439
I wonder what this is going to be (and if it will really be a deal). Any ideas? It's an amazon lightning deal today at 10am pdt/1pm est.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27

10:00 AM PDT - Upcoming Deal
Upcoming Deal
The most technologically-advanced headset ever designed for PS3 and XBOX 360 gaming!

So what is the most technologically advanced headset for both consoles? TB mw3 delta's?

Edit: it's the PX5's (for $160)
post #4305 of 5439
For those still on the fence on whether to get something like the Mixamp, here is a perfect example:

NOTE: At 1:08, this is pretty much exactly how Dolby headphone sounds on the Mixamp (everyone can hear this, just put on headphones):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVdgMQC2rYM

The 5.1 DH: On section at 0:54 sounds like a weaker version, which honestly doesn't sound like the Mixamp's DH, but it still showcases positional cues.

Now, if you didn't believe in DH before, you probably will now. Remember: At 1:08-2:00 is pretty much how the Mixamp sounds.
post #4306 of 5439
Since Mixamp 5.8 is no longer available for purchase, what's the next best thing similar to a 5.8?
post #4307 of 5439
The Mixamp 5.8 is the only 'wireless' Dolby Headphone device out. You can get something like the PX5/X41/etc, but you have to use those particular wireless headsets, and not your own (and undoubtedly better headphones).
post #4308 of 5439
Guys, it's not that Astro has stopped selling the mixamp 5.8 by itself, it's just out of stock. Astro now does separate packages for bundles and standalones. If you buy an a30/a40 5.8 bundle, the mixamp/headset are all in one box. If you buy the 5.8 on its own, it's in a separate box. It's still in stock for the UK because the UK version of the mixamp 5.8 has euro plugs and everything. Just thought I'd chime in to clear up the confusion.
post #4309 of 5439
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Originally Posted by SteggyB View Post

Guys, it's not that Astro has stopped selling the mixamp 5.8 by itself, it's just out of stock. Astro now does separate packages for bundles and standalones. If you buy an a30/a40 5.8 bundle, the mixamp/headset are all in one box. If you buy the 5.8 on its own, it's in a separate box. It's still in stock for the UK because the UK version of the mixamp 5.8 has euro plugs and everything. Just thought I'd chime in to clear up the confusion.

Hi SteggyB, don't think that is true from Astrogaming on twitter.

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"I'm anxiously awaiting more 5.8 mixamps to buy!!!! Let's hope soon!"

The MixAmp 5.8 is only available bundled with the A40s and A30s in our US store going forward.

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"is the mix amp 5.8 ever going to come back in stock? "

Our wireless MixAmp 5.8 is only going to be available in the A40 or A30 wireless bundle from this point out on our US store.

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"Splendid. Now, I must ask. Is the UK-only Standalone 5.8 Mixamp availability permanent, or just for the time being?"

The UK's stock of the MixAmp 5.8 is only until those units are sold out.

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"Multiple tweets said the MixAmp 5.8 would be restocked around now, now "only..in a bundle"; not on site anymore. Which is it?"

The MixAmp 5.8 is only being offered via bundled with the A40s or A30s from here on out. Sorry about that.
post #4310 of 5439
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi SteggyB, don't think that is true from Astrogaming on twitter.

This really does suck. I mean, I have a good setup now w/ my 5.8 and my PC360s ... but if my Mixamp dies I'm basically screwed.

Also, what happens to all those Astro full kit owners who lose their Mixamp? They now have to buy a whole other headset too just because?

This is awful. This makes it no better than getting a Turtle Beach solution (sound aside) since if a part goes on those you replace the whole thing. Except the TB solutions don't break 300 bucks after shipping.

Balls !!!
post #4311 of 5439
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Originally Posted by rayuma View Post

The upcoming Turtle Beach XP400 seems decent. 5 GHz and wireless chat with both PS3 and 360.

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Surroun...2334259&sr=8-4
post #4312 of 5439
Bummer about the 5.8 Mixamp, I was just in the market to buy one, along with PC360's.

Where are you guys getting the PC360's from? Amazon has them for $200 now, is that a good price?
post #4313 of 5439
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Originally Posted by scott128 View Post

Bummer about the 5.8 Mixamp, I was just in the market to buy one, along with PC360's.

Where are you guys getting the PC360's from? Amazon has them for $200 now, is that a good price?

I got mine from Amazon. You are paying 19 bucks less than I did.
post #4314 of 5439
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Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

I got mine from Amazon. You are paying 19 bucks less than I did.

Thanks, $200 seemed about right.

It sure is hard trying to find a used 5.8 Mixamp. I was too late for 2 units that I saw, and all the others are being sold as used bundles. I just can't bring myself to buy the A40 headsets, they have many bad reviews, even on Astro's own forum. If anyone decides to part with their 5.8, I'd be all over it :-)

On another note, while checking Astro's Facebook, Warblade hinted that they have something "brewing." This was a response to a question about new products in the next 6 months.
post #4315 of 5439
Someone on Head-fi contacted Turtle Beach, and it seems that the DSS2 no longer utilizes Dolby Headphone like the first DSS, but instead use their own form of virtual processing.

I'd like to try the DSS2 and see how the processing stacks up to Dolby Headphone.

As for something brewing, I sure as hell hope it's a new 5.8 with multiple optical inputs. Serious Astro stupidity for not having done so by now.
post #4316 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

Someone on Head-fi contacted Turtle Beach, and it seems that the DSS2 no longer utilizes Dolby Headphone like the first DSS, but instead use their own form of virtual processing.

I'd like to try the DSS2 and see how the processing stacks up to Dolby Headphone.

As for something brewing, I sure as hell hope it's a new 5.8 with multiple optical inputs. Serious Astro stupidity for not having done so by now.

Or how about an HDMI pass-thru w/ audio extraction and DH processing from the HDMI source. Marantz receivers can do this as well as some H/K units; would be nice to mix that functionality w/ mic mixing of the mixamp...
post #4317 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

Someone on Head-fi contacted Turtle Beach, and it seems that the DSS2 no longer utilizes Dolby Headphone like the first DSS, but instead use their own form of virtual processing.

I'd like to try the DSS2 and see how the processing stacks up to Dolby Headphone.

As for something brewing, I sure as hell hope it's a new 5.8 with multiple optical inputs. Serious Astro stupidity for not having done so by now.

It would make sense that they have something coming out soon and that's why they aren't restocking mixamps. It doesn't make much sense for a company to stop selling such a popular product, unless the margins are very low on the mixamp and they make the money on the headsets....In that case maybe it is a marketing ploy. I just hope they have a new product coming out in the next month so I can order it before I start traveling again.
post #4318 of 5439
Wow this thread is a monster.

Could someone give me some advice on which is the best surround adapter to use and what is the best way to connect, to the tv or directly to the console?

Thank you.
post #4319 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Neil.S View Post

Wow this thread is a monster.

Could someone give me some advice on which is the best surround adapter to use and what is the best way to connect, to the tv or directly to the console?

Thank you.

I use and would recommend the Astro Mixamp. Mine is connected directly to the 360 via an optical cable. My 360 console is connected to my TV via HDMI, so I can also choose to hear audio on the TV if I want to game without headphones (which is not often, I almost always game with headphones).

Connecting to the TV is also doable but use caution. Some TVs do not pass a Dolby Digital signal through the optical output, and the listening experience will be noticeably poorer if this is the case.
post #4320 of 5439
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Originally Posted by ATB View Post

I use and would recommend the Astro Mixamp. Mine is connected directly to the 360 via an optical cable. My 360 console is connected to my TV via HDMI, so I can also choose to hear audio on the TV if I want to game without headphones (which is not often, I almost always game with headphones).

Connecting to the TV is also doable but use caution. Some TVs do not pass a Dolby Digital signal through the optical output, and the listening experience will be noticeably poorer if this is the case.

Big thanks! I appreciate the reply. I'll try the mixamp then and will optical straight to the xbox.

To anyone with experience with the Beyerdynamics.
I've been reading this thread about which headphones to try and am split between the DT880 and DT990, it seems like the majority prefer the DT990 but my concern is the strong treble and bass, I'm more used to balanced headphones but then again I've never had hi end headphones before.

I intend to use them only for gaming and blu rays but I dont play fps except third person like Gears of War, Resident Evil and such, I like RPG's with a lot of dialogue as well, would the DT990's treble and bass be too heavy?

I'd probably go with 600 ohms of which ever I pick since apparently they're better?
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