Summary: I received this headset on February 23rd 2014 with the hope that this headset would last me for several years to come. Truth be told, the quality of the headset is well worth the price. So far I have had it for a month and I have not seen any sign of wear and tear. The mixamp, when connected to the optical cable, immerses yourself into the game with 5.1 Surround sound and makes every gaming session enjoyable.
Summary: Intro: I previously use audiotechnia ATH-M50 for gaming, movies, music, etc. I've tested the mixamp with both Astro a40 and my ATH-M50. So this review is for both the mixamp and the headset. My game of choice for testing is Battlefield 4. And I also tried some music. Here is my honest opinion about the product. Pros: 1. Fantastic build quality 2. Awesome packaging 3. Comes with all the wires you will ever need 4. Good microphone Cons for the headset 1.
Summary: I bought the Astro a40 headset based on the wonderful comments from others however after a day the mic is shot. I have to hold the mic a centimeter(the width of my index finger) from my mouth for it to pick up my voice at all now. I went on the Astro website to see if they had any replacement mics, they stopped selling them.
Summary: I purchased this headset hoping that I would be saving a little bit of money since my girlfriend bought it for me as a gift. I was clearly wrong as the mic that plugged into the headset did not work. I had to move the mic around and push it in for it to work properly but if I even touched the mic it would stop working. It is such a headache to deal with stuff that the company says is Tested before it leaves the factory.
Decent headset with a bad mic, unworthy of its price
3 December 2013
Summary: The A40s are a decent headset, but not without a few issues. I'll break this into sections (tl;dr at the end). Headphones: The build quality is very high and made with good materials that feel like they will last. The headphones are sturdy, well-built, and all the moving parts move smoothly without hitching, and have a good, kinesthetic feel to them.
Summary: Out of the box went together easily and sounded pretty awesome. After about 2 hours my sound began to cut in and out along with my microphone just turning off and on. Tried to download the firmware update for the mixamp and my computer wasn't even detecting the mixamp so I couldn't.