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I have ad700, a marantz 8001 receiver and the zalman mic. If I am playing fps on xbox (no hdmi), is my best bet digital optical from xbox-> receiver, plugin my headphones which is does Dolby HP for, or do I need to get an astro mixamp?


What is my best setup option? Any configuration tips?
 

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well the mixamp is going to provide voice chat funtionality.



if you dont use chat, stick with what you've got.... if you use voice chat, or want to start using voice chat, get the mixamp.
 

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agreed but the zalman mic i can plug into the xbox controller and I am good to go. I want to know in terms of sound quality, which will give better immersion/dolby surround, my receiver or the mixamp?
 

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Well, the zalman mic stinks, and you cannot adjust the voice volume of your teammates. In some games you cannot lower the master volume, so you cannot hear your teammates at all over the game volume.


But as far as sound quality, the marantz is going to sound better as the astro's sound is somewhat shaped for competitive gaming.... differences are probably negligible.
 
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