Summary: The Astro A40's audio is similar to most other headsets in its price range, but it is extremely well designed. You can play for hours and barely notice it's there. Combine that with the many built-in features and you have the best gaming headset for under $400. This PC gaming headset provides all the necessary conveniences to assist in your gaming experience, and should something be wrong with it, you have a skilled tech team ready to get you back into the game.
Pros: This gaming headset is packed with features and excellent design choices.
Cons: The audio quality is only par for the course.
Astro A40 Audio System 2013 Edition Xbox, PS3 and PC Headset Review
13 May 2013
Conclusion: Overall the A40 are nothing short of one of the finest headset on the market, although juding by the price tag, marketing and feature set, I think Astro already know this. The headset isn’t new either, it’s been on the market for a good while and has already proven its self immensely popular with the well-funded end of eSports and enthusiast gaming scene, it would likely be even more popular if it wasn’t such an expensive set, but when it comes to high-end equipment,...
Summary: While a bit pricey, the Astro A40 Wireless System is easily one of the best virtual surround-sound gaming headset systems we've ever tested.
Pros: Great 5.1 to 7.1 surround simulation; fairly easy to set up; comfortable and lightweight headset; wireless audio transmission; completely adjustable/removable boom mic; customizable volume levels; optical in/out; can work with any headphones.
Cons: Pricey; not exactly fully wireless; some items sold separately; no direct solution for multiple console connections.
Excerpt: The other day, as my 12 year old daughter’s tennis lesson was about to start, the tennis pro was approached by a parent who had borrowed a racket. The conversation was open and as the parent received an answer as to the price of the racket, my daughter wondered aloud, “Who would pay $160 for a tennis racket?” The response was fast: serious tennis players. The same rule applies for gamers. I recognize I’m not the average gamer. Further, not all gamers are audiophiles.
Pros: Professional grade headset. Superior sound, mic, and ergonomics.
Summary: We spent three weeks with Astro's A40 Gaming Headset and MixAmp products and had a very good overall experience. We like that a gamer can buy Astro Gaming's complete A40 system and use it on the PS3, XBox 360, and PC.
We especially like the ingenious versatility of the company's MixAmp. The MixAmp was called, "A Swiss Army knife of connectivity" by a veteran user of Astro's products in the Astro Gaming support forum. That description certainly fits the product.
Summary: Astro Studios is famous among console gamers even if you don't know why. It designed the XBOX 360, but can a bunch of design gurus put together a team to build a gaming headset that is worth $250? We have learned that looking cool and sounding great are two different things in our past reviews. Can Astro pull it off?
Conclusion: Astro Gaming has really put out a nice product with A40 Audio System. The headset does not sacrifice form for function, as it is easily one of the best sounding gaming headsets we’ve come across. It can be fully adjusted to fit just about any head and its surround performance really works to help lose yourself in the game. The headset also works great without the mixamp, although obviously you lose the surround sound capabilities.
Excerpt: 9 Flares 9 Flares × Within recent years we have seen a lot of competition from many brands in the audio sector. Trying to decide which one is best can often be a long drawn out process. Astro say that they are on a mission to produce the worlds finest gaming equipment. Today we are going to take a look at their A40 headset – it is worthy of your consideration?