Astro gaming xbox series x wireless audio
New details from headphone maker Astro Gaming provide the best indication that Microsoft's next-generation Xbox Series X console will provide support for wireless audio and voice chat over USB.
Astro Gaming confirmed yesterday on Twitter that it is working with Microsoft partners to provide firmware updates for its MixAmp Pro TR, A50 and base stations, and A20 headsets to provide in-game surround sound and voice chat over USB.
Astro Gaming noted that the plan is to roll out updates in time prior to the launch of Xbox Series X. Currently, Microsoft's console is scheduled to be released during the holiday period in late 2020. Recommendation
is that Xbox Series X will support Wireless audio and chat over USB. This news is sure to please Xbox fans, who have been struggling to cope with the suboptimal audio features of the existing Xbox One consoles.
In its current form, wireless audio and voice chat are limited to Microsoft's customized technology. This means that only a few officially licensed headsets provide wireless connectivity. These headphones use a base station connected to an optical audio port to transmit wireless signals instead of relying on the missing USB option.
When the company announced that Xbox Series X would abandon optical audio output, even this limited wireless audio solution was questioned. Many people want to know if their headsets will become obsolete and unusable on Xbox Series X. The USB connection should open up a range of compatible options for a wider range of models. The
Astro Gaming update now confirms that fans do not have to worry. With USB support, gamers will be able to use a wider range of headsets on Xbox Series X.