This Astro Mixamp Pro TR was purchased to replace my Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS, which works fine for 7.1 surround but has hard-to-access controls and provides no chat capability on Xbox One. This Astro Mixamp Pro TR is very simple to connect and operate. It provides separate controls for game audio and chat volume levels, and I get talkback in the headset so that I’m not yelling at teammates.
I originally purchased it with the Astro A40 TR headset; it sounded good. Not great. Good.
I plugged in my HyperX CloudX headset to this Astro Mixamp Pro TR. It sounded significantly better and was much more comfortable. The difference was night and day. Thanks to Best Buy’s great return policy, I was able to return the headset/mixamp combo and simply buy the Astro Mixamp Pro TR to use with my existing headset. To my ears, it’s an excellent combination.
The Mixamp sounds good right out of the box, but if you connect your Astro Mixamp Pro TR to your PC, you can create custom EQ settings and assign them to one of four profiles that get saved on the Astro Mixamp Pro TR. I tried tweaking the settings on my own but lack the patience or time to really get to know the controls. After exploring the astrogaming forums, I learned there’s an active community of users, and I simply downloaded some user-created EQ profiles. My advice is experiment with them. Try some out. You’re bound to find something you like.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone.