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Any word on gen 5 A50's release timeframe?

Any word on gen 5 A50's release timeframe?

OvertimeWr

Lmao Astro has said that "There is no difference in sound" over USB (which you have to run if you don't have an optical out from your TV) even though they sound terrible on new consoles. Basically a big 'ole Fuck You.


obomb5911

I can't hear that much of a difference


xCyanideee

I can’t either. But they’d still need a redesign imo


IcyMode6663

Lmao I have a ps5 and the sound is brilliant as good as my ps4 .. must be on your end


percswithterps

on your ps5 do you have the HDMI adapter bullshit thing ? or is that the only way to run them to ps5? piss poor information readily available about this headset what it offers and any/all issues with a link to fixes if there is any found.


OvertimeWr

Nope. Look at all the complaints on here


IcyMode6663

Do you realise how many sets they have sold compared thp tge complaints on here ? I can only talk for my experience as are they guys . My experience hasn't matched theirs .. doesn't mean I'm wrong or they are does it?


OvertimeWr

Do you realize how many people buy them because they are the most expensive and (wrongfully) assume they are the best and but can't tell the difference between quality and trash? For those of use that can actually tell, we're furious.


IcyMode6663

No I don't know do you actually know ? Well one never assume because something is the most expensive means it's the best , it doesn't work at all like that, as I've said that's not my experience I can't get mad about something that I've not experienced and rest assured I've gamed for many many years hace countless experience with so many headphones and can tell the difference between quality n trash .. but its not my problem but yours


Dramatic_Question_59

I would also like to know this. I noticed the Xbox a50 base station has been sold out for a while so here’s hoping.


Bobby-Lite94

If they are soon I’m sending these gen 4s back that I just got today lol. I wish they had like built in Bluetooth so I can use with my phone… maybe the gen 5 will have that


OvertimeWr

I would send them back anyway. They sound horrible on the new consoles.


percswithterps

on pc they sound fine i have the ps5 version being ill get every xbox game on pc, but i saw a post saying no chance that anything new or at least in a "A60's" category is going to be released any time soon. It seems I always buy my astros at the end of their generation but I'm only on day 3 so I can only hope for the best. Do you have any of the dolby atmos shit for your console?


EobardThawne25

Damn, I literally just bought mine today too lol. I'll send these back in a heartbeat if a new pair was right around the corner.


jordyyhighrolla

Bump 🙂


silkychickenz

personally im holding off from buying current A50s. Headsets made before the release of next gen consoles dont really support them. Currently I have arctis pro wireless the newest model. I checked A50 base station and arctis base station, they seemed quite similar. One big problem I have is I cant connect my ps5 and PC to the base station at the same time Unless I use AUX or optical as my Pc connection and both those options have inferior audio quality compared to USB. To solve this you literally need the base station to have two USB inputs which A50s dont have.


blakedino29

How are the artic pros ? I’m debating on returning my Astro’s a50s and getting those how are they?


silkychickenz

if you consider features than arictis pro is league of its own. Its base station is like a mini computer and you can do lot of stuff with it. Astro doesn't even come close. Ono of my favourite features is audio share jack. you can basically plug in regular earphones into arctris and now you have wireless earphones. usefull if you dont wanna wear headphones all day or lying on the bed. Also dont forget infinite battery. The biggest falw though that made me wanna switch to artro or something else is comfort, especially if you wear glasses. After a few hours my ears start hurting and no its not because they are too tight I have tried different settings. Also SteelSeries website is a ripoff. all the accessories are overpriced and charge 45 something $ flat in shipping and I don't think it includes customs


blakedino29

My bad can u explain more on how it’s like a computer ? Idk a lot of the features other than looking up reviews and reading 2 of them comparing. Maybe it’s just me being a little dense but thank u for the response as well !


silkychickenz

In astro you only get a few settings on your base station like EQ, dolby etc. on arctis the base station is much more robust. you have two button to navigate and it has lot of different menus and settings. One example would be on arctis you can tune your EQ in the base station itself and save them as well, but in astro you need to download software and do it there. you can also set volume limiters on the base station. you can change sources on the fly in base station menu instead of looking for a toggle in the back. they have basically baked a lot of the companion software functionality into the base station itself. So if you weere to only use your headset with say ps5 and didnt not have access to a PC you dont lose much customization cause its built into the base station


blakedino29

Oo ok thank u ! Yeah I’m only on pc so for me it’s not a worry but that’s a really nice design integrated into it. I returned my a50s yesterday and going to order the artics pros in a couple when I set my new monitor up ! Ty for the info ! Greatly helped. Plus one thing I like about the artics is using phone connected to Bluetooth and being able to use pc audio at the same time which will be nice for when my gf calls me when gaming I won’t have to take one headphone off while gaming !