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How do you set up your Astro A40/A50 for PC/Mac?

Cool! You've just received your new Astro A40/A50 gaming headset. Before you can use it, you'll have to set it up first. To make setup easy, I've created a step-by-step plan for each platform: PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Step 1. Preparations

What do you need?

  • A PC or Mac.
  • The base station/AMP (Charging dock).
  • The micro USB cable.
  • A40/A50 headset (Note: the headset must be fully charge before the first use).

Step 2. Connecting to PC/Mac

Connecting to PC/Mac

Slide the switch on the back of the base station to PC mode.

    1. Connect the base station to the PC/Mac so that it's powered via the included USB cable.
    1. Align the microphone with the microphone slot (the microphone should be folded) and place the headset in the base station.
    1. The LED indicator will light up in orange when the headset is being charged. If it doesn't, place the headset in the base station again.
    1. If the base station displays the charge status, the connection is successfully established.
    1. When all lights (4) of the battery status are on, it means the headset is fully charged.

Step 3. Configure the sound settings correctly

Astro sound settings
  • Configure the sound settings on the PC/Mac correctly, so you'll be able to optimally use the headset.
  • Follow the steps for windows if you have a Windows PC and follow macOS if you have an Apple Mac.

Windows

  1. Go to Start, go to Control Panel, and select Sound.
  2. A menu with sound options will appear. Go to the Playback Devices tab.
  3. Select ASTRO A40/A50 Game, click once with your right mouse button, and set it as Default Device.
  4. Select ASTRO A40/A50 Voice, click once with your right mouse button, and set it as Default Communication Device.
  5. Go to the Recording Devices tab.
  6. Select ASTRO A40/A50 Voice, click once with your right mouse button, and set it as Default Communication Device.

MacOS

  1. Go to Settings. Select Sound.
  2. Go to the Output tab and select ASTRO A40/A50 Game.
  3. Go to the Input tab and select ASTRO A40/A50 Voice

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