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Astro A50 S/PDIF Optical question

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July 3, 2013 4:46:55 PM

Hi, can anyone tell me for the Astro A50's it comes with a Optical cable and on the mixamp is an optical IN. However on my motherboard (Asrock z77 extreme4) It has a S/PDIF Output. Will this work with the Astro A50's or not? The connectors it self look different.

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July 3, 2013 11:49:02 PM

IT will work. One caveat, optical only outputs 5.1. I really think Astro and others that advertise 7.1 is a disservice to their customers.
The only way to get 7.1 is analog or HDMI.

It says, right on the front of their site that it includes a cable but they charge you for a premium cable. The Astro's are decent headsets but way overpriced.

Happy listening, the Prisoner...
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July 4, 2013 2:38:53 AM

thee_prisoner said:
IT will work. One caveat, optical only outputs 5.1. I really think Astro and others that advertise 7.1 is a disservice to their customers.
The only way to get 7.1 is analog or HDMI.

It says, right on the front of their site that it includes a cable but they charge you for a premium cable. The Astro's are decent headsets but way overpriced.

Happy listening, the Prisoner...


Ok so the optical cable given will fit inside my motherboards S/PDIF Optical out port?

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July 4, 2013 2:57:08 AM

Yes it will.
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