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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
By Joshua H
I bought this mixamp to use in conjunction with my HyperXcloud 2 headset on my PS4. I wasnt satisfied with the sound quality and loudness through the controller headphone jack and needed that extra boost. First thing I did was plug this into my comp and install the latest firmware and then I was good to go. Set up only took about 3 minutes, I compared my headphones with and without the mixamp by playing music on spotify first and there was a HUGE difference. Everything was much more crisp and the volume was able to go about 3x as loud than before. I then started to play some black ops 3 to test the surround sound; this is where I really noticed a difference as well. The directional sounds that this mixamp produces is spot on. I could tell where everyone was no matter how faint or distant the sound was, I could tell if someone was over a wall, below me or above me it was extremely accurate. I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a more immersive game. I would have been reluctant to purchase at the full retail price but I checked AMAZON WAREHOUSE DEALS FIRST and found it for $80 in "very good" condition. When I recieved it, it was brand new and still had the plastic on it. Hell of a deal!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Works with Wii U
By Jared Armbruster
So purchased this for my PS3, and so far I've had no problems with it. First thing that I recommend doing with this is plugging into a PC and downloading the Astro Command Center software. This allows you to tweak the sound exactly to your liking. I understand some people have a problem with the default EQ. I think it sounds fine,even if it's slightly bass heavy. Using optical audio produces a very clean sound with little noise and plenty of clarity, as well as a little bit better separation. Now to get to work with the Wii U, two things are needed: a 3.5mm audio aux cable and a USB power adapter AKA USB charger. If you try to just plug into the Wii U USB port, it won't get enough power and will produce a buzzing sound. Instead plug the USB Cable for the Mixamp into a USB Power Adapter. Note: iPad chargers may work best as they provide about 10W of power. Then plug the one end of the audio cable into the Wii U Gamepad headphone jack, and plug the other end into AUX port on the Mixamp. Plug in your favorite pair of headphones or a headset, and you're all set. The reason I mention the Wii U is because I know for a fact, that the headphone jack on the Wii U Gamepad outputs at a low volume. With the Mixamp, I can amplify the sound far past its normal limits. I would highly recommend this to anyone with a pair of high quality headphones, or a good headset.
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I'm very pleased and happy with this purchase
By Juan Dalfó Granadillo
Buy for the PS4. I've been impressed with the quality of equipment. It works perfectly on my PC and PS4.
I can do any configuration with ASTRO Gaming sotware Command center ...
It works perfectly with my headset HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset and Sennheiser HD-555 and the Sound and exceptional quality ..
I'm very pleased and happy with this purchase...