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Since MW2 came out last week my buddy and I decided to each get the Turtle Beach X41's for X360. The comfort and positional sound was great purely for gaming. Sound quality seemed good to me, but when there is no sound playing you can clearly hear hissing noise. Both of us experienced this. Mine also had a problem with the mic echoing everything in the game and annoying the hell out of other players. So I decided to try out the Astro A40's + MixAmp and so far I am really disappointed (only been a 5 hours though). All the reviews I read said the only con was the price, but the sound quality and the positional audio isn't as clear as the X41's. They also aren't as comfortable and don't breath as well. I found this review after googling to try and find out whats up with the A40's.

I'm not going to say they suck yet, but I'll do more testing this weekend with the headsets I have available to me. I'll also try to compare the MixAmp vs the Turtle beach receiver/amp since it has a plug for a pair headphones even though its wireless too.
Edited by MaxGeek - 11/18/09 at 11:04pm
post #12 of 76
Thanks gentlemen. I think you guys sold me on the HPX with the mixamp, only problem, I cant find these things for sale. Being I have an APO shipping address I normally buy from amazon any recomendations on where to look? Does the mixamp come with all the cables to hook up the HPX, and also I take it you were using the optical to your TV?

EDIT: found em for sale but had to ship to someone in the states, cant wait to get em
Edited by fro_dave - 11/30/09 at 11:48pm
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i don't think the hpx are sold in canada
are the hpa2 as good ?

I have my steelseries 5h v2 for gaming and music, and i've heard they aren't good for music and i have a prelude soundcard
And yes i am on a budget
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Guys, so you know now. The New Astro Mixamp and Astro A40 audio system no longer have the y adapter necessary to use PC headsets on. They only sell it separately now for 9.99. Just a forewarning. With the TB HPX-1's though, it is the only thing you need besides the mixamp to hook up to it. If you buy HPX-2's though, be prepared to spend an extra 10 bucks.

And carl, i could be wrong, but i've seen a lot of different models of the hpx's. The differences being the cables used to connect, as some cables employ all speakers in earcups while others only use the 2 mains. The hpa might be the same thing as the hpx, but just a different connection. I would call TB up to find out. But i don't know how much shipping is to canada, but TB's website has the hpx-1 on sale for 54.99. So i'm hoping shipping to canada wouldn't cost over 20 dollars..
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anyone else feelin some bumpage?
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So with the mixamp, being it not coming with the Y adapter anymore... ( I love how astro wants us to spend more money on their already overpriced gear ), for pc gamers, can you just hook the actual mic up to the mic port?
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Originally Posted by FattyMcFatFatFatty View Post
So with the mixamp, being it not coming with the Y adapter anymore... ( I love how astro wants us to spend more money on their already overpriced gear ), for pc gamers, can you just hook the actual mic up to the mic port?
No, the mic port is only for connecting the mixamp to an xbox 360 controller for xbox live. If you want to use pc headsets with the mixamp, you have to spend the extra 10 dollars :/
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Quote:
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No, the mic port is only for connecting the mixamp to an xbox 360 controller for xbox live. If you want to use pc headsets with the mixamp, you have to spend the extra 10 dollars :/
Hrm, so you cant override the mixamp, and plug the mic directly into your computer? Does that mean the mixamp wont function without a mic input?
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oh oh, I get you. You should be able to do that. Just plug the headphone jack into the headset port of the mixamp and the mic jack into the computer mic port. I thought you meant a different port earlier, sorry.
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Oh cool, thanks for clearing that up man + rep
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