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ASTRO HDMI Audio Adapter for PlayStation 5

Looking for a way to prepare your setup for the next generation of video game consoles? Introducing the new ASTRO HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5!

The ASTRO HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5 enables game:voice balance and EQ profiles on Gen 3 and Gen 4 A50 Wireless + Base Stations, Gen 3 and Gen 4 MixAmp Pro TR, and Gen 1 A20 Wireless products. The HDMI Adapter adds a toslink optical port to the equation, passing through the HDMI video signal with zero picture degradation or lag.

Be sure your ASTRO audio hardware collection is PlayStation 5-ready. Just unbox, connect, and start gaming.

There’s no need to pick up a new headset when you’ve already got everything you need. That’s why we’re giving you a reliable way to upgrade the very same ASTRO products you’ve been using. Here’s what you can expect out of the ASTRO HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5:

Supports:

  • HDMI 2.0b Pass-through
  • Max Resolution: 4k
  • Max 4k Frame Rate: 60Hz
  • HDR: Yes
  • HDCP Certified: Yes
  • HDMI Certified: Yes

Audio Extraction:

  • 2ch PCM
  • Dolby Digital AC3 / Bitstream (When Present)

Resolution / Frame Rates:

  • 720p / 60 Hz
  • 1080p / 60 Hz
  • 1440p / 60 Hz
  • 4k / 60 Hz

**Update: We had previously listed the ASTRO HDMI Adapter as supporting output resolutions at frame rates other than 60 Hz, this has been changed to reflect the correct output of 60 Hz at all supported resolutions.

If you are asking why we did not HDMI 2.1, which features 4k / 120 Hz and 8k: We opted for HDMI 2.0b for this adapter because 2.0b covers the majority of users and their hardware going into this next generation of consoles. The PlayStation 5 is limited in its 4k output for games to 60 Hz. To include HDMI 2.1 would have more than doubled the cost of the adapter while only being relevant in a lower number of use cases. For those who need HDMI 2.1 support, other HDMI Adapters with optical outputs can also be used with ASTRO hardware.

The ASTRO HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5 includes everything you need for the optimal ASTRO Audio experience. Included in the box are:

  • 1 HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5
  • 1x 0.3M (1ft) Standard HDMI® Cable
  • 1x 0.5M (1.5ft) Micro USB Cable

The new HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5 is available for order and will begin shipping on October 20th.

For customers who already own compatible ASTRO products, there’s a customer discount program in place. Regional discounts are as such:

To get the discount, head over to the official ASTRO HDMI Adapter discount page for your region, linked above. Enter the serial number from your Gen 3 or Gen 4 MixAmp Pro TR, Gen 3 or Gen 4 A50 Wireless + Base Station, or Gen 1 A20 Wireless headset to receive your discount code.

Getting everything ready right out of the box is quick and easy. It’s even simpler with the aid of our Quick Start Guide.

Be sure to check out our Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Compatibility blog for additional information about next-gen compatibility with the rest of our ASTRO audio hardware options.