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Brand New Astro A50 for PS4 currently $97.50 at bestbuy.com. Possible Pricing Error


#181 spoderman  

Posted 26 December 2018 - 07:36 PM

On sale for $240 and i have some credit.
Would have to spend near that anyway for each console to have their own headset..

And again WIRELESS only... Sennheiser 598 may be good but that WIRE coming out, nope done looking at them.

I wasn't suggesting you get the 598. I was just giving an example of how bad the quality is with the A50s surround mode. Problem with the A50 is you need to have a base station for each console. So you'd need to buy another base for the other console. I think the base alone is $50+. EDIT: $99.99 full price



#182 evilw0n   Deals & Games CAGiversary!   1805 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2018 - 07:40 PM

On sale for $240 and i have some credit.
Would have to spend near that anyway for each console to have their own headset..

And again WIRELESS only... Sennheiser 598 may be good but that WIRE coming out, nope done looking at them.

You realize that it is wire to the controller, not the console.  Similar to networking, wired > wireless for performance.  Wireless > wired for convenience - and I'm talking with the same set of cans.



#183 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2393 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 26 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

And you realize i have a dog that insists that she be in my lap when i sit in the couch? That cord is 10000000000000000000% in the way and easily pulled out, or controller yanked out of hand.
Or the fact that when using a xim4 the mic passthrough on ps4 will not work, does on xbox however.

99.9% of the time im not using any headset. When i do... it *must* be 100% wireless or its not going to be considered.

If i wanted any wired solution id just keep the cheap wired $20 headsets ive been using. But i would rather have 1 wireless headset that works for both, both the ones i listed do work.

The a50 base in PC mode does work on the ps4, its been discussed in this thread and can be verified all over the place.

I have 3 options:
Keep the cheap headsets and deal with them being in the way.
Buy one of the above, works with both but may have some limitations on the ps4 side.
Or buy 2 headsets, one for each console. (Which wnds up being close to the a50 price in the end)

#184 spoderman  

Posted 26 December 2018 - 09:29 PM

The a50 base in PC mode does work on the ps4, its been discussed in this thread and can be verified all over the place.

It'll work for audio, but not the mic. I could be wrong, but my PS4 base doesn't let me use the mic on a PS4 if it's in PC mode, so I assume it's the same for Xbox. If you don't care about the mic then it shouldn't matter though



#185 Thebacklash   Now Drinking: Minor Case Rye Whiskey - Sherry Cask Finished CAGiversary!   2393 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Thebacklash

Posted 27 December 2018 - 02:44 AM

Ended up grabbing the plantronics rig 800lx. Full xbox support, and stereo *with* mic support on the PS4 when in PC mode. Zero wires connected to controller.

$129 at Gamestop and with my credit it was $80 πŸ‘πŸ»


According to the internet... the A50 will work on the ps4, but you do need the other base. Pc mode on the xbox base does need the mic wired to controller.

#186 agentghost   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5118 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:44 AM

So since this thread keeps popping up...

Im looking to buy a new wireless headset. Zero wires connecting to either xbox or ps4 controller.
I have the Astro A50 and the Plantronics Rig 800 for xbox in mind, both on sale at Gamestop where i have like $30 credit still. I hear people bash Astros, and praise them.. i tried them on at Bestbuy and have to say they fit great but thats as far as i was able to β€œtest” them cause their soundboard setup was broke.

Am i looking in the right direction? Or is there an alternative to those?

Remember no wires connecting to either controller, and im not too worried about loss of surround on either cause i dont run headphones all the time. When i do its mainly when in a party, and game sound is turned down to hear the the ball busting instead..

I was in the same boat like you.  Ironically, the a50 is the ONLY set that doesn't hurt my ears for extended gaming session.  Second reason (besides comfort) was the ease of switching from my PS4, Xbox One X and PC.  Third reason, wireless baby!!

 

That being said, it might not be for some ppl but for what I look for (extreme comfort, convenience, and wireless capability), a50 serves my purpose



#187 Mike360   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:03 AM

Ended up grabbing the plantronics rig 800lx. Full xbox support, and stereo *with* mic support on the PS4 when in PC mode. Zero wires connected to controller.

$129 at Gamestop and with my credit it was $80


According to the internet... the A50 will work on the ps4, but you do need the other base. Pc mode on the xbox base does need the mic wired to controller.

 

Good headset. Best Buy had them for sale for $75 in January and i picked up a pair. They are great.