Reviews and Problems with Astro Gaming A30 Audio System
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Way too much for low quality construction
Karate Nerd, Amazon
4 June 2013
Summary: I ordered these headphones back on March 13 2012. I'm writing this review on June 4th 2013. The black box that controls the audio has the same problem that every single-knob audio device has ever had: You tap the large knob and the audio in one speaker either mutes or goes very low. You must continue to tap the large knob in order to get the device to play audio evenly, or do that in combination with adjusting the volume.
Summary: I bought these for my gf who plays call of duty a lot and yeah, they're great! It's amazing how little noises like footsteps and ambient sounds really make a difference in your gaming performance. I really recommend these, they're great, I just wish more "tags" were available for them!
Summary: I was very happy with the quality of it on my computer. Then I went to go play on XBOX and found out they gave us the 5.8 rx instead of the mixamp pro. I was very upset and angered. Caution for people who didn't know about this.
Summary: avoid these products. They are worthless fragile pieces of junk. Unless you want to deal with the worst customer service ans support team of any company I've had the displeasure of dealing with, then don't buy anything from astro. They may seem great at first but then all the wiring starts to go bad, lose audio in one speaker, mic quits working, etc etc. Contact support, wait 2 weeks for a response only for them to haggle you about "testing" to find what's wrong. i.e.
Summary: You've read about the packaging, it's true, it makes you feel like you just spent 200 bucks on something and got your worth. The mixamp is the key, being able to listen to my MP3/PC while playing COD with my buddies and talking to them at the same time through the same device... perfect. THe only issue was the left earpiece has something rolling around inside it. I'm assuming this is a defect specific to my headphones, but it's worthy of note...
Summary: I purchased the A30 headset along with Astro's mixAmp and life was great. The A30s come with everything you need to use them with your PC, PS3, and XBox. Finally, one head set for everything. No expense was spared and these beauties come with all the fixings including a very well made reinforced carrying case. My only complaint about the sound was that the sound detail was slightly lacking and the bass was a little muddy.
Summary: If these headphones were just used for gaming, this product would have been obviously a no brainer. The thing though with these headphones is that Ive used them for not only gaming, but also for just music on my ipod. Ive used them for video chatting. Ive used them for dj'ing. Ive also used these a microphone headset for my phone. These headphones do it all without taking down the overall audio quality no matter how they are used.
An incredible headphone audio system that boasts convenience and variety without sacrificing quality
10 January 2012
Summary: Astro is a fantastic company to buy from. They boast excellent surround sound tech and headphones as well as a focus on great customer service. I know this personally, as over the summer I purchased their A40 Audio System (White) and have been loving it ever since. You may wonder why I would buy a pair of their A30s since I already own the decidedly more powerful A40s. Well, I'll get to that later, but first, let me just objectively review the A30s as best I can.