Solved

Astro A50 S/PDIF Optical question

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.

Thanks
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about astro a50 pdif optical question
  1. 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...
  2. 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?
  3. Best answer
    Yes it will.
Ask a new question

Read More

Astro Audio