Xbox One Setup Guide

Next Gen is now current gen, and we want to make sure that the ASTRO community knows exactly how to take full advantage of their ASTRO Gaming products with the new Xbox One. We spent some time in the office playing with our own Xbox One, shooting these photos and writing up some simple step by step instructions for everyone to enjoy. Please keep in mind that while these instructions will allow users to take advantage of our MixAmp Pro’s Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound encoding they will not allow them to enable voice communications through his/her headset, which requires a chat adapter which Microsoft will be releasing in early 2014.

A50 Wireless Headset

Downloading the latest firmware update for your A50 Wireless Headset.

1) Connect the A50 MixAmp TX to your computer using the included USB to USB-Mini cable.

2) Download and run the A50 MixAmp TX Firmware Updater V4193 which can be found by clicking here.

3) Follow the on screen instructions to update the A50 MixAmp TX. Once completed, you can close the program.

*If you own the A50 Wireless Headset Battlefield 4 Edition, please do not install the firmware for the headset as you might lose your Battlefield EQ mode, please skip to step 7!

4) Connect the A50 Wireless Headset* to your A50 MixAmp TX using the included short USB to USB-Mini cable.

5) Download and run A50 Wireless Headset Firmware Update V4142 which can be found by clicking here.

6) Follow the on screen instructions to update the A50 Wireless Headset. Once completed, you can close the program, disconnect everything from your computer and reconnect everything back to your Xbox One following the instructions below.

7) Make sure to hold down the power button on both the A50 Headset and the A50 MixAmp TX until they both blink white. This will repair the A50 System.*

 

Connecting the A50 Wireless Headset to your Xbox One.

1) Connect the included USB to USB-Mini cable to the USB-Mini input marked “PWR” on the A50 MixAmp TX

1) Connect the included optical cable to the optical input on the A50 MixAmp TX

 

3) Connect the free end of the included USB to USB-Mini cable to one of the USB ports on the Xbox One.

4) Connect the free end of the included optical cable  to the optical output on the Xbox One. Make sure that the cable is plugged into the correct slots, failure to do so will result in loss of all game audio.

A30 & A40 Audio Systems

 

Downloading the latest firmware for your MixAmp Pro.

Before you begin connecting your MixAmp Pro to the Xbox One be sure to update your MixAmp Pro to the latest firmware to ensure the best performance.

1) On a Windows based PC download the latest MixAmp Pro Firmware Update V3374 which can be done by clicking here.

3) Connect the included USB to USB-Mini cable from the USB input on the MixAmp Pro to one of the USB ports on your PC.

4) Run the ASTRO Gaming firmware update and follow the onscreen instructions to update your MixAmp Pro.

 

Connecting the A40 or A30 Audio System to your Xbox One.

1) Connect the included USB to USB-Mini cable to the USB-Mini input marked “USB” on the MixAmp Pro

2) Connect the included optical cable (mini-toslink) to the optical input on the MixAmp Pro.

3) Connect the free end of the included USB to USB-Mini cable to one of the USB ports on the Xbox One

4) Connect the free end of the included optical cable  to the optical output on the Xbox One. Make sure that the cable is plugged into the correct slots, failure to do so will result in loss of all game audio.

3) Connect either the A40 or A30 Headset to the headset port on the front of the MixAmp Pro.

Configuring the Xbox One settings.

1) On the Xbox Live Dashboard hit the start button on the controller go to Settings

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2) > Navigate to Display and sound > Optical audio > Select “Stereo Uncompressed”.

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2) Go back to the Settings menu from Settings > Kinect > Select “Use Kinect mic for chat” and make sure it is checked.

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– These settings will allow you to take advantage of the ASTRO Wireless MixAmp and MixAmp Pro’s Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound encoding but will not enable the chat functions of our headsets. Chat can only be enabled via the chat adapter Microsoft will release in early 2014

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