With a new console generation just over the horizon a huge concern on the minds of lots of gamers is, “Just how much am I going to spend on new accessories?” The cost of the system is frequently simply the tip of the iceberg, as it’s possible to spend hundreds of dollars on new controllers or headsets when there’s no backwards compatibility. For your wallet, Astro Video gaming has actually the latter covered– most of its existing headset lineup will be suitable with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at launch.
It’s going to work a little in a different way depending upon which system you select, along with by headset design. Wired sets like the A10, A40 and A40 TR will continue to use the 3.5 mm port on both the Xbox and PlayStation controllers. Wireless rigs like the A20, the MixAmp Pro TR and A50 Wireless will work by means of USB with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X; the latter system requires the headset to download a firmware upgrade. For a full audio mix on the PS5, gamers will require to pick up an HDMI adapter from the company’s site for $40 Astro is offering a $15 discount on the adapter to current headset owners who register their identification number and email through its site.