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Hi guys,

I own a pair for Astro A40 2013 with mixamp.

The mixamp is updated to the latest firmware.

The mixamp is connected to my computer via optical cable on a Dolby digital live capable sound card (AuzenTech X-PLOSION Cinema 7.1 Sound Card)

There is also a usb cable plug to the pc for voice communication and set so in Windows (replaced with a ps3 remote charger cable due to power cutting off with the oem wire. it's a common issue.)


The setup works fine except I get very poor Mic sound quality.


The problem:

The mic sounds awful. The volume spikes and is all distorted. I try every option possible but I can't get it to work and it's getting worst and worst.

I already had to change one mic on warranty because it stopped working at all.

I’m looking for a none-Astro brand boom mic I could plug there.

I checked and found one from Tritton and one from Turtle Beach that could be good.


My main concern is the Astro A40 mic pinout.

http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/up...10/micjack.jpg

compare to the turtle beach and tritton

http://www.pcgameware.co.uk/images/T...microphone.jpg

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...eadset_mic.jpg


Do you guys know any mic that would fit in my headphone?

I would also like to find the Astro A40 mic pinout.


Thank you in advance
    
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Yesterday I tried connecting directly to the pc and it sound much better.

I also tried to connect the headphone the mixamp and using the astro y splitter connect the mic directly to the pc i get a S*** load of white noise

after few test I might have narrow it down the mixamp itself.... which would sucks....


I’ll try some other test tonight
    
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