One of the most annoying things to deal with as a Twitch or Mixer game streamer is audio. Feeding your microphone via your PC, while mixing in sound from your Xbox One, while simultaneously capturing party chat and/or stream sound effects from your overlays can be a complex affair. There are a few simple solutions available on the market without resorting to expensive sound mixers, and these are the best of the bunch.

Best overall: Astro A40 TR with MixAmp

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The Astro A40 TR MixAmp bundle is a tremendous product for game streamers, allowing for seamless sound mixing across both Xbox One and PC. Mix your Xbox One audio via SPDIF optical audio, while feeding in Discord voice chat via USB. It's quick and easy to get set up, and supremely comfortable for those marathon Twitch / Mixer streaming sessions.

Bottom line: This is the ultimate quick-fix solution for game streamers, allowing easy audio mixing from your console, PC, and even an external sound device. Getting a professional set up has never been so easy.

One more thing: The MixAmp is sold separately for Xbox One right here for around $100.

Why the Astro A40 TR MixAmp bundle is the best

The Astro A40 TR with MixAmp bundle is an awesome ~$250 set for any game streamer. The MixAmp comes with high-quality Windows software, allowing for seamless configuration. You can customize the noise-gate levels for isolating voice communication in noisy surroundings, increase the mic feedback volume so you can hear yourself speak, and also fine-tune the sound scape to your liking.

While you can use the A40 TR MixAmp with any 3.5mm-capable headset, the A40 headset comes with the added bonus of customizable branding, which is ideal for game streamers.

The Xbox One version of the MixAmp comes with Microsoft's official security chip, meaning seamless integration with the console, and it allows for easy mixing with sound from your PC. The result is a far cleaner experience than some other MixAmps, which would require complex setups with piles of cables to get going.

Most versatile: Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament

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While it's nowhere near as easy to set up and use as the Astro A40 TR MixAmp combo, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament can be used with virtually any modern console, all in a single package. The Astro MixAmp is only designed for use with either the Xbox or PlayStation 4 (PS4), but the Turtle Beach Tactical Audio Controller can handle PC, Xbox One, and PS4 all at once. The trade off, however, is piles and piles of cables. Since it doesn't include the dedicated Xbox security chip, it circumvents this using line-in cables instead. The set up process will be more complex as a result, but you'll be able to stream and mix audio from even more products.

The Elite Pro Tournament headset also sounds incredible; with rich bass and crisp highs, you'll not miss a beat. The whole bundle with the audio mixer comes in at around $350, so it's not cheap, but it's a convenient solution for users looking to stream from different consoles.

Bottom line: This is the most versatile option for people streaming across multiple consoles, but the cabling might drive you crazy.

One more thing: You can grab the Tactical Audio Controller for use with existing headsets for $150.

Best wireless: Astro A50

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While you'll need an aux 3.5mm four-pole cable to feed the audio from your PC (here's how to do that), you can combine your PC sound with your Xbox One sound using the incredible Astro A50 wireless headset.

Sadly, the A50 isn't customizable like its A40 cousin, but if you hate cables as much as me, this setup is a great one to consider. The sound is crisp, the headset is comfy, the wireless signal is lag free, and the battery life is grand. It's not cheap at around $250, but this headset will last a seriously long time.

Bottom line: This is a great wireless headset in general, made even better when mixing in sound between Xbox One and PC.

One more thing: You can pick up an optional A50 mod kit for $40, adding padded ear cups for noise isolation.

Most convenient: Turtle Beach Stealth 700

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When it comes to true wireless convenience, the Stealth 700 from Turtle Beach is the best of the bunch, and the cheapest.

At just $130, the Stealth 700 is an excellent headset both for sound and comfort. While it lacks some of the bells and whistles of its more expensive cousins, it makes up for it with true wirelessness. Using Xbox's own wireless protocol, this headset can connect directly to your Xbox One without any dongles or cables. Additionally, it comes with Bluetooth to mix in sound and chat from your PC, phone, or tablet.

Bottom line: This is one of the only truly wireless headsets for Xbox One, and the Bluetooth functionality makes it great for mixing sound across platforms.

One more thing: If you're streaming from your Xbox only, you could pick up the cheaper $100 Stealth 600 which comes without Bluetooth.

Conclusion

There are many ways to set up sound between your console and PC for game streaming, but the Astro A40 TR MixAmp bundle offers the best and most convenient solution for single-console streamers. Its set up is largely as simple as plug and play, the sound quality is great, the headset is comfortable and also customizable, making it a must-consider option for any serious streamer.

Best overall: Astro A40 TR with MixAmp

Take full command of your audio.

See at Best Buy

The Astro A40 TR MixAmp bundle is a tremendous product for game streamers, allowing for seamless sound mixing across both Xbox One and PC. Mix your Xbox One audio via SPDIF optical audio, while feeding in Discord voice chat via USB. It's quick and easy to get set up, and supremely comfortable for those marathon streaming sessions.

Bottom line: This is the ultimate quick-fix solution for game streamers, allowing easy audio mixing from your console, PC, and even an external sound device. Getting a professional set up has never been so easy.

One more thing: The MixAmp is sold separately for Xbox One right here for around $100.

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