Summary: I play a ton of video games so I've owned a couple of different gaming headset over the years. Since I prefer wired over wireless, the cords in my headset always go first. I was so happy to find that the cable for this can easily be replaced. The whole headset offers customization.
Summary: Only used it 5 days so far. Great audio clarity and mic clarity so far. Despite the negative reviews for "sounding awful without headset amp", they sound great! I will assume they got an unfortunate defective pair. I also got them as they were one of the better bets for durability.
Summary: I love the feeling of putting it on, you can just feel the quality of the headset! the sound quality is great but i have a problem with the mic. it appears that my mic came busted because the sound wasn't clear and has static to it which makes it annoying for my friends who are listening to me on...
Comfy, good sound quality, but expensive and noise bleeds out easily.
4 October 2015
Summary: Comfortable and nice sound quality. Friends said the mic sounded like I was "in a huge room" and "tinny." They are really nice, but I ended up going with because the sound isolation is much better. The Astro A40's are a little "open" so people around you can hear the sound from your headphones.
Summary: Make sure you follow the instructions on updating the controller firmware with the headset. It's all included in the packaging. If you don't do it correctly you will get feedback and other audio issues like the first reviewer has.
Pros: This is my second set of a40s. These ones come with the new Xbox one adapter built into the cord. Unlike previous a40 sets the cord connects just under one of the ear cups. Still the most comfortable headset I've ever used. Like most headsets it uses software to simulate surround sound. Very high...
Cons: The EQ presets are mostly worthless, just different settings prioritizing voice/bass etc.