Summary: This headset was amazing, when it worked. After having it for 6 months, it completely stopped working. It would not turn on at all. Before that, it had the occasional issue of having its orange light on, which would indicate that it was charging, when it was, in fact, not charging, which prevented...
Great sound quality! Poor build quality... Overall overpriced, find a better alternative!
7 July 2015
Summary: Let me start off by saying I don't claim to be an expert in audio, but I have had my share of both gaming-specific and studio-quality headsets over the years and I will use that knowledge and experience to compare to these.
Buzz in right ear when mic is down (common complaint)
Charles Allen, Amazon
6 March 2015
Summary: Good sound of course, but buzzing in the right ear (due to mic), is unacceptable at $300.00. Unfortunately, this is a known defect that Astro has yet to fix. I thought I had a bad set, but it's built in. If you like to use your mic and think you can ignore the sound. . go for it.
A decent headset, but not worth the money. Astro Customer support is awful as well.
5 March 2015
Summary: I'll start by saying I did like this headset at first. It's very comfortable, sounded great (aside from what the astro forums believe is a buzz due to the audio gate). I'll start by saying that I was using this on a PC with optical audio and USB for chatting.
Summary: I received this as a gift for Christmas and did not have the best experience. The first issue was that the original headset did not work properly, the left ear cup did not produce sound and the firmware did not update on the headset so I exchanged it.
Summary: I am having mixed feelings on these headphones. On one hand - they are comfortable and the sound quality is excellent. I'm told the mic is clear and loud. The wireless works well and the build/material quality seems above average . On the other hand the batteries only last 2 hours. Yeah, two hours.
Summary: I liked that the headset was solid and very comfortable but am annoyed by the buzzing sound.
Pros: Though the stand may feel cheap, the headset itself is solid. You can feel the quality and sturdiness of the device. I've had this for almost two years and the headset still holds up really well.
Cons: This issue will drive you mad and as of right now there is no fix: the mic gate noise (a buzzing sound that comes from the right ear cup) activates whenever you speak into the mic. Normally you won't be able to hear this if you're listening to music and the volume is above a whisper but during mo...
Summary: Today I got my Refurbished A50. For a start - it's noticeably used. They have a scratches and scrapes. And now I spend a two hours already trying to get it worked with my PS4. The surround button is not turning on and I have no sound. I update headphones and mixamp to latest firmware..
Summary: While I won't give a 1* review because I know Astro is capable of making good products (Love my A40's), these refurbished A50's are garbage. I was pretty excited to get these at a further discount while they were on sale and had my fingers crossed that I'd get one of the better sets, I was sorely...
Summary: i must give this product a two star review. i purchased these headphones in march and received a broken headset which would not charge. so amazon did a defective exchange for me. my second set looked a little scuffed and ill treated but they worked.