Astro A40 Headset + MixAmp Pro - Black
I was weary of buying headphones over $200 but after trying out different Turtle beach headsets and being dissapointed I decided to pull the trigger on these Astros. The main selling point was it had its own amp to power the headset, the turtle beach headsets I tried sound was too low to enjoy for movies. I used to have a 5.1 surround system and these sound 95% just like my 5.1 system minus the sub and some rear speaker effects. Ive had these for a yr now and have had only one problem. The cord plug into the headset comes straight down and sometimes I get my arm caught in it and rip/jerk it out. Makes me feel im going to break it but after 4-5x it still works strong. I would def recommend these, they are comfortable and sound great!
Amazing! Great Buy!
Amazing! Out of all of the gaming headsets i have owned, ( TB x31, Razer Carcharias, Tritton AX Pro's 5.1), these are by far my favorite and then ones i feel are the best with everything from sound quality to mic performance. The headset works flawlessly and took almost no time at all to set up. The optical input works beautifully with the Dolby digital 7.1 surround sound from my computer and the 5.1 surround sound from my Xbox. The mic is crisp and clear while at the same time only picking up my voice and no background noise. You also get what you pay for in the way of build quality and packaging;you can tell that Astro has put some thought and quality work into their product, from the way the box is designed, to be used as a case for transport, all the way to the high quality of the cables they provide.
the best of the best
these headsets are amazing i've had turtle beaches,trittons & now astros & there's no comparison the comfort is out of this world i can have them on for 6+ hours & they never bother me its like not even having a headset on the sound quality is unbelievable it imerses you immeditally into the game when people say you get what you pay for is spot on before when i heard people say that i thought they were just being cocky a defenite buy & if you're thinking of getting a gaming headset save your money & purchase these astro A40"s you won't regret it
Greatest Gaming Headset Of It's Time
I bought this headset just today and I was satisfied with everything about it. This headset is in fact the newest edition, and there are some major changes (for the good, of course) to the headset and the way it works. The mixamp is brand new, much easier to use, and has a new "EQ Button" that changes the way you listen to your headphones. Whether it's gaming, news, sports or a movie, they have the right setting for that. I'll be releasing a YouTube unboxing/review soon, so I'll tell you when it's ready. Definitely worth every penny.
Looking Forward To It
The Astro A40's are THE headset to have if you are a hardcore of professional gamer. No other headset can compare to the customization, the quality, and the durability of the A40's. I hated that they were only available online, so if these are available at your local GameStop, I would definitely recommend buying this headset.
Best headset on the market
I purchased a pair of these for my Xbox One after being a long time user of Turtle Beaches and these are the best headset that you can get.
The new 2013 Edition Astro A40's are awesome
First.. I'd like to state that I have both the 2013 Edition (Wired) Astro A40.. & 2011 Edition (Wireless 5.8).. I haven't ran into any notable problems w/ either one thank GOD :) Both are really comfortable & in my opinion.. worth the asking price . Apologize for mentioning both in the review so much.. My purpose for this is to assure those who have never tried an Astro Gaming Headset that the 2013 Edition regardless of any negative feedback written are awesome & unique. Unique because the sound quality while different than the 2011 Astro's.. Is still the best I ever heard period! I've used Turtle Beach X31's.. 41's.. & the PX5 but Astro is in a league of their own when it comes to Console Gaming Headset's .
The best headset ever!
This headset is amazing the sound quality is super and the design is really cool looking. I only have one concern and that's the Xbox live chat cable is connected to the mix amp and has a short cable. It would've been better if the cable would go into the main headset cable like turtle beach but other than that it's amazing. It's worth every penny and dollar!
really good sound the astro a40s are made by skullcandy and the PLYR 1are the same time and they are cheaper by 100$
Great Audio, Terrible Mic
i purchased this headset for myself because i live high quality audio and for that this headset delivers but if you want a good quality mic in addition to great sound do not get this headset the audio quality for the mic is one of the worst i have ever seen