Written by Bas Teunissen

How do I set up my Astro A40/A50 for my 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. Use the included USB cable to connect the base station to the PC/Mac for its power.
  2. Align the microphone with the microphone slot (the microphone should be folded) and place the headset in the base station.
  3. 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.
  4. When the base station displays the charge status, that means the connection was successful.
  5. When all (4) of the battery status are on, that means the headset is fully charged.

Step 3. Configure the sound settings correctly

  • 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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