A50 Headset + PlayStation 5 Setup Information – ASTRO Gaming Weblog

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This information will offer you all the knowledge you’ll need to arrange your A50 Wi-fi + Base Station Gen 4 along with your PlayStation 5.

Notice that because the PlayStation 5 doesn’t embrace an optical port we’ve got created the ASTRO HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5 for outputting optical audio to your A50 Base Station. On PS5, the optical connection is required to allow EQ profiles, Dolby encompass sound processing, and Recreation:Voice balancing with the A50 Wi-fi + Base Station. This information exhibits setup with the ASTRO HDMI Adapter however different HDMI Adapters will also be used in the event that they embrace an optical output and assist the HDMI model for the video options, resolutions, and refresh charges you want in your setup. Additionally, in case your TV or monitor has its personal optical output with bitstream / Dolby passthrough then you may join your Base Station straight with the optical port in your show — no HDMI Adapter wanted.

Extra info on the ASTRO HDMI Adapter for PlayStation 5 will be learn right here.

Right here is the ASTRO tools you’ll need to attach:

Setup Video

Step by Step

Step 1: Be sure that each your A50 Headset and Base Station are up to date to the most recent obtainable firmware from the ASTRO Command Middle Software program utilizing a PC or Mac by following the directions on this fast video tutorial.

Step 2: Join the quick HDMI cable into the HDMI Out port in your PlayStation 5.

Step 3: Join the opposite finish of the identical HDMI cable into your PlayStation 5.

Step 4: Join the Micro USB finish of the second Micro USB cable into the Micro USB port in your HDMI Adapter.

Step 5: Join the USB-A finish of the identical cable with a USB-A port in your PlayStation 5.

Step 6: Join the HDMI cable that got here along with your PlayStation 5, or one other HDMI 2.0b or HDMI 2.1 cable, into the HDMI Out port in your HDMI Adapter.

Pay attention to the HDMI specification of the cable you’re utilizing as that is vital for unlocking video choices like 4K decision and 120 Hz at 1080p. The cable included with the PS5 is HDMI 2.1.

Step 7: Join the opposite finish with an HDMI port in your show.

**Essential Notice: most TVs and shows solely have one or two HDMI ports that assist HDMI 2.zero or excessive bandwidth connections wanted for 120+ Hz refresh charges. Additionally, many displays solely assist 4K decision or excessive refresh charges over their DisplayPort connections.

Step 8: Join the Micro USB finish of the included cable with the A50 Base Station’s Micro USB port.

Step 9: Be sure that your Base Station is in PlayStation mode utilizing the swap on the again of your Base Station.

Step 10: Join the USB-A finish of the identical cable into your PlayStation 5.

Step 11: Join one finish of the included TOSlink optical cable with the Optical Out port in your HDMI Adapter.

Step 12: Join the opposite finish of the optical cable with the optical port in your A50 Base Station.

Step 13: Flip in your PlayStation 5.

Step 14: Navigate to the Settings menu in your PlayStation 5.

Step 15: Choose the Sound menu choice.

Step 16: Beneath Microphone settings, be sure that Enter Machine is about to USB Headset (Astro A50).

Step 17: Beneath Audio Output, set the Output Machine to USB Headset (Astro A50).

Step 18: Beneath Headphones, set Output to Headphones to Chat Audio.

**Essential Notice: you must choose Chat Audio and NOT All Audio in order that voice chat is transmitted over the USB connection and sport audio is transmitted over the HDMI connection. This allows the Recreation:Voice steadiness, EQ profile, and Dolby processing in your A50 Headset.

Step 19: Change HDMI Machine Kind to AV amplifier.

Step 20: Beneath AV amplifier, change Variety of Channels to five.1 ch.

Step 21: Beneath Normal, change Audio Format (Precedence) to Bitstream (Dolby).

Step 22: Mute or flip down the audio system in your TV or residence theater system.

Step 23: You’re good to go! Make sure you test in-game choices relating to potential participant muting or different audio setup, as these options can differ from sport to sport. Your A50’s mic will also be manually muted utilizing the headset’s flip-to-mute microphone.

For info on video settings and the right way to obtain 120 Hz when connecting with an HDMI Adapter, see our ASTRO HDMI Adapter Body Charges and Resolutions information.

For any extra assist, please attain out to our Buyer Service workforce. Thanks for being part of the ASTRO Household!

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