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Astro Gaming A40

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Overall 10

Expert Review

7 days ago
  • 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.
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Overall 10

Astro A40BXR 2011 Edition Gaming Headset – PC/Console Hardware Review

Armchair General
25 May 2011
  • 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.
  • Cons: Quality comes at a price.
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Overall 9

Astro Gaming A40 Audio System

6 February 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 10

Hardware Review - 'Astro Gaming A40 Audio System'

27 July 2008
  • Summary: The Astro A40 MixAmp combines voice communication with accurate 5.1 Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone surround. High-power, audiophile-grade amplification completes this portable package.
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Overall 9

Astro A40 Audio System review

5 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 9
Value for money 7

Astro Gaming A40 Headset inkl. MixAmp 2013

22 May 2014
  • Summary: Mit einem ruhigen Gewissen können wir sagen, dass das Astro Gaming A40 Headset inkl. MixAmp 2013 der wahr gewordene Traum für anspruchsvolle und audiophile (Konsolen)Zocker ist. Für das Headset sprechen die hochwertige Verarbeitungsqualität, der klasse Sound und das spitzen Mikrofon. Auch puncto Tragekomfort muss sich das A40 nicht hinter der Konkurrenz verstecken.
  • Pros: hochwertige Verarbeitung, angenehmes Gewicht, hoher Tragekomfort, klare Höhen, kräftiger und dynamischer Bass, Dolby Headphone Sound, vier verschiedene Audiomodi, Stream Port, geeignet für PC und Konsolen, Strom per USB-Kabel, zwei Lautstärkeregler (Ingame und Voice), "Chatfunktion" (Headsets lassen sich untereinander verbinden), top Mikrofon, ausreichend lange Kabel, sämtliche Kabel sind im Lieferumfang enthalten, zeitloses Design, auswechselbare Seitenteile
  • Cons: happiger Preis, Xbox One nur Stereo-Sound (Anm.: Problem liegt bei Microsoft), MixAmp-Box per PC-USB nur Stereo-Sound möglich, Mitteltonbereich könnte etwas präsenter sein
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