This guide will provide you with all the information you will need to set up your A50 Wireless + Base Station Gen 4 with your Xbox Series X or S.
Here is the ASTRO equipment you will need to connect:
- A50 Headset
- A50 Base Station
- Micro USB cable
Step by Step
Step 1: Make sure that both your A50 Headset and Base Station are updated to the latest available firmware from the ASTRO Command Center Software using a PC or Mac by following the instructions in this quick video tutorial.
Step 2: Make sure your Xbox Series X|S system is turned on.
Step 3: Download the Dolby Access app on your Xbox Series X|S.
Step 4: Connect the Micro USB end of the included cable with the A50 Base Station’s Micro USB port.
Step 5: Make sure your Base Station is in Xbox mode, using the switch on the back of your Base Station.
Step 6: Connect the USB-A end of that same cable with a USB-A port on your Xbox Series X|S. If your Xbox is powered on, this headset should be assigned to you if you’re signed in. If multiple users are signed in, be sure to specify which user the headset should be assigned to.
Step 7: Open your Xbox Series X|S menu by pressing the Xbox button on your controller. Navigate to the Settings menu.
Step 8: Choose the Volume & audio output settings menu.
Step 9: Under Volume options, ensure that the Party chat output is set to Headset.
Step 10: Under Headset audio, ensure that the Headset format is set to Dolby Atmos, even if you are using 2-channel stereo.
Step 11: Launch the Dolby Access app on your Xbox Series X|S console. The Xbox/PC version of the Gen 4 Base Station has a lifetime Dolby Atmos license and is automatically detected by the Dolby Access app.
Step 12: Open the Settings menu within the Dolby Access app.
Step 13: Choose from the Equalizer (EQ) presets for your A50 Wireless + Base Station or create a custom EQ profile of your own. If you do not want virtualized surround sound you may disable the surround virtualizer at the bottom of your custom EQ. The Custom EQ will still be applied to your stereo sound.
**Important Note: The Dolby Access app EQ profiles override the existing profiles on the A50 Headset. The A50’s on-headset EQ profiles will not be applied to the USB audio received from the Xbox Series X|S. Also, Dolby surround sound (surround virtualization) is processed through the Dolby Access app in this configuration and the A50’s Dolby button can be turned off. Read more about Dolby Atmos and Xbox Series X|S audio.
Step 14: Close out the menu and start up your favorite game.
You’re good to go! Be sure to check in-game options regarding potential player muting or other audio setup, as these features can differ from game to game. Your A50’s mic can also be manually muted using the headset’s flip-to-mute microphone.
For any additional help, please reach out to our Customer Service team. Thanks for being a part of the ASTRO Family!