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Astro’s MixAmp changed how I work and play, discounted for Black Friday

Black Friday has cut almost 25% off the Astro Gaming MixAmp Pro TR, a handy audio mixer geared toward PC and console, and a standout component of its premium gaming headsets. I’ve been using Astro-branded audio accessories for almost a decade, specifically with its Astro A40 wired headset, solely down to the included MixAmp. It makes every aspect of desktop audio easy, particularly with its capability to channel multiple audio sources into one set of headphones, with quick access to audio adjustments.

I’ve been using earlier versions of the Astro MixAmp since 2012, and with its functions now fundamental to my setup, I’d struggle to operate without it. I have my PC and Xbox Series X hooked up directly to this compact box, with two dials to adjust volume and blend audio sources on the fly. It means I can quickly tweak what I’m listening to through conference calls, watching videos, or gaming. It’s rich with connectivity and a truly powerful tool that works with any headset with a 3.5mm connector. If it fits into your setup, I can’t recommend this more.

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The Astro MixAmp has been life-changing for me, deeply rooted into how I work and relax across my devices. It’s now just $100 this Black Friday, offering a $30 saving over its usual RRP.

ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR

The Astro MixAmp could change work and play with audio, allowing you to channel multiple inputs and tweak them on the fly. It also has onboard Dolby Audio, and customizable EQ presets, coupled with full-fledged software to tune every aspect of what you’re hearing. It hits just $100 through Black Friday, saving $30 on an already recommended upgrade.

Connectivity proves one of the critical strengths of the Astro MixAmp, with a variety of ports compatible with the devices in your life. It uses USB for power, with audio too when used on PC and Mac, or Xbox Series X|S consoles with a firmware update. It also has support for a 3.5mm input, with outputs to hook up your headset and a “stream” connection that compiles all sources into a secondary output. You also have a S/PDIF port ideal for consoles, which, while absent on Xbox Series X, still works on optical connections from TVs.

Astro Mixamp TR

Source: Jez Corden | Windows Central

There are two main dials on the front, one controlling overall output volume, and the other mixes your two main audio channels. These are divided into “Voice” and “Game,” which, while in a gaming environment, allows you to balance the two, they can be assigned to other inputs.

While the Astro MixAmp functions as a straight passthrough, Dolby Audio 7.1 and customizable EQ presets aim to boost your soundscape. The additional processing can be toggled with dedicated buttons and elevate various sounds for a richer, more impactful listening experience.

The Astro MixAmp may be simple at first glance, but if you’re anything like me, it’ll become a fundamental component of your setup. For me, it’s an accessory I’d struggle to work without, especially in a world of working from home, hopping between calls, music, or videos. And at $30 less, it’s the one accessory I’ll stand by this Black Friday.

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This post was written by Matt Brown and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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