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...
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.
Pros: This gaming headset is packed with features and excellent design choices.
Cons: The audio quality is only par for the course.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Professional gamers swear by the Astro A40 Audio System, and it's not hard to see why. The MixAmp drives crisp, clear, surround sound audio through to the headset and gives you on-the-fly control over in-game chat volume.
Pros: Surround sound through two-speaker headset. High sound quality for gaming. Excellent build quality.
Cons: Headset not quite as good as cheaper alternatives.