How to Hook Up an Astro A40 to a PC

By Denise Sullivan

The Astro A40 headset provides high-quality audio for gaming enthusiasts. The attached microphone allows you to talk to your friends or taunt your enemies on any type of game console or PC. The A40 features a Quick Disconnect cable to make it easy to switch from one audio source to another.

Standard Quick Disconnect Cable

The Astro A40 comes with a standard Quick Disconnect cable to plug into most types of audio peripherals. The audio source must have a 3.5mm stereo output jack to be compatible with the cable. However, the standard cable does not allow you to modulate the volume, so it is best-suited for use with peripherals that have their own volume control, such as an MP3 player or tablet.

PC Splitter

If you want to use your Astro A40 headset with a computer, you must attach the PC splitter to the end of the Quick Disconnect cable. Plug the ends of the PC splitter into the corresponding ports on your computer. On most computers, the pink jack controls the microphone and the green jack controls any external speakers.

Troubleshooting

If you have connected the jacks correctly and the headphones do not produce any sound, check your PC's settings to make sure the volume is turned up and the mute button is off. If the microphone does not work, make sure the mute control on the Quick Disconnect cable is not engaged. Check the microphone volume level on the PC, if this does not correct the problem.

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