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Astro Gaming A50
9.0 out of 10

Astro Gaming A50

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Astro Gaming A50

16 April 2014
  • Conclusion: The Astro Gaming A50 wireless gaming headset delivers great audio quality for both in-game sounds and voice transmissions. It's very comfortable to wear. Reliability could be better, some say, as could be customer service.
  • Pros: Excellent audio quality, Strong wireless performance, Compatible with many consoles and computers, Comfortable
  • Cons: Some reliability problems, Poor customer support
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Review: Astro A50 7.1 Wireless Headset

5 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Nothing enhances the gaming experience like a nice headset. Surround sound creates an immersive experience, and turns the footsteps of a foe into a dead giveaway of his location. Single player campaigns become journeys you won’t want to back out of. Online, having a mic makes gaming into a social experience, letting you chat with your teammates, and coordinate tactics on the fly.
  • Pros: Great, balanced, audio quality, Solid built and comfortable on the head and ears, Versatile on multiple gaming platforms
  • Cons: Rather poor battery life, Built-in internal battery
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Overall 10

ASTRO Gaming A50 Battlefield 4™ Edition Review

Game Chronicles
4 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Don’t judge the hardware by the software it chooses to affiliate itself with.  While Battlefield 4 continues to be a broken mess that somehow seems to get worse with each supposed patch, the good news is that relationship that game shares with the new ASTRO Gaming A50 Battlefield 4™ Edition is purely visual and for marketing purposes only.
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Astro A50 Multi-Format Wireless Gaming Headset Review

9 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Astro A50 has blown my mind this week, I was expecting it to be nothing more that the A40 with the wires cut and on the surface, perhaps it is exactly that, but my overall experience of the headset was so much more than that of the A40 and it’s the first headset I’ve found that contends with my current favourite headset, the MadCatz FREQ7 in terms of features and audio performance, albeit they’re two completely different designs and the FREQ7 is hard wired, not...
  • Pros: This headset sounds amazing, looks fantastic and performed beyond our expectations., Wireless tech is hit and miss, but the A50 never missed a beat, never crackled, never faded away and has a 30ft range., The base unit and stand are lightweight, small and easy to use, Swapping between systems is super easy thanks to the small number of cables required
  • Cons: The £250 price tag is more than justifiable given their performance, but this maybe a bit too high for many to take a chance on trying out the headset, those looking for the next best thing should look at the wired A40 which are a little less expensive at £200.
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Astro A50 Wireless Headset Review

12 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Back in 2011 Skullcandy acquired Astro Gaming in a move which seemed to be a good fit for both manufacturers. Skullcandy had of course built a good audio brand but never quite cracked gaming and Astro were showing signs of being an interesting alternative to the Razers of this world.
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Overall 10
Value for money 9
Sound 10

Simply The Best

25 March 2013
  • Excerpt: A couple weeks ago I reviewed the Skullcandy PLYR 2 Wireless Gaming Headset. As an entry-level device, it was pretty good. Getting into the wireless headset arena, cutting your cords with your computer, and experiencing good sound for $129 is not a bad deal. Almost as an afterthought, I was also sent the Astro A50 Wireless headset to review as well. Skullcandy bought Astro, so I suppose they wanted me to look at their entire product lineup.
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Overall 10

Astro A50 Headset Review

PlayStation Universe
4 February 2013
  • Summary: Gamers know about Astro: they make headsets that are bleeding edge in terms of quality, and their A50 set is no different. They've removed all of the hassle of wires and made something that's an absolute joy to game with. Hell, I don't think O could play a game without one.
  • Pros: Stunning sound quality, 10-hour battery life, Wireless, wireless, wireless
  • Cons: Dependency on optical for audio
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Overall 9

Astro A50 Review

30 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Under every testing scenario, the A50 continuously impressed. This headset nails all the feature points you’d expect from high-quality gear such as auto shutoff, hassle-free wireless connection, and long battery life. But more importantly, the A50 made every game title we played more engrossing and entertaining with their extremely visceral and powerful sound.
  • Pros: Immersive virtual sound environment, Pristine clarity, Comfortable design, Great balance
  • Cons: Slightly bright treble, EQ switch doesn’t deliver
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Expert Review

24 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Sure, they aren't cheap, but Astro A50's are one piece of gaming hardware that will make all of your games better.
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Overall 9

Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

Total Xbox
18 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Astro Gaming makes some of the best Dolby surround-sound headphones on the market — but unlike other big names in the field, it doesn’t produce new cans often. The A40 headset ( OXM score: 9.0) came out in 2008; their slightly cheaper offering, the A30 ( OXM score: 8.5), hit shelves in 2010.
  • Pros: + Finally! An Astro headset that’s almost completely free of cords!, + Warm, buttery audio; clear Xbox Live chat; very good battery life.
  • Cons: ? So, who’s betting on 2016 for an Astro A60 headset?
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