Astro A40 Headset + MixAmp Pro - Black
its good but not perfect
I used the turtle beach x42 for a year now and it was my first virtual surround sound gaming headset and MAN i had an amazing experience with them for my xbox 360 and xbox one. I always been curious why astro gaming headsets are one of the best gaming headset in the market, so i bought the astro a40 at gamestop for about $218.00 after tax because it was on sale. I was really surprise about the sound quality on the astro a40 because it was so neutral, crisp and has loud BASS but the 5.1 surround sound from the (playstation 4 and xbox one) console was SLIGHTY better than the turtle beach x42 when it comes to hearing footsteps and gunshots in FPS like battlefield or call of duty. The features on astros like listening to music while your gaming and its compatibility with (playstation/xbox/pc) is really great, in my mind i thought having the astro a40 was going to give me a massive advantage than the x42 in FPS and it didnt. The most important thing was the mix amp pro that gave me those feature options and varieties to enjoy having an astro headset. I forgot to mention that the design and comfort on the headset is absolutly amazing. I am now looking towards seeing and hearing about the new turtle beach dts x surround sound headsets. Whats so special now about DTS X 7.1 surround sound headset compare to a 7.1 dolby digital headset?????
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
Best Headset you can buy!
The Astro A40 Headset is one of, if not the best headset you will ever own!
Sound Quality: 9.5/10
I bought this headset for mainly First-Person shooters. The A40s allowed me to hear every single footstep and gunshot. There is no complaints about sound quality. It's one of the best you can buy!
I personally enjoy taking the Astros out in public. They won't make you feel like "It's sooo ugly!". Trust me, the metal and plastic are both very high quality and I would worry about breaking it if you dropped it a couple of times here and there.
I had no problem wearing them for hours on end. They are so comfortable you'll forget they are even there. There is nothing wrong with the comfort of the A40s.
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.
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 .
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.
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!
As good as it gets
Amazed at the quality and the comfort the A40s has. Made great and made of great martial, the A40s are strong and reliable.
If you're a pro-gamer or just like to listen to music, get the A40s. Sound never sounded so good, pun intended. Music is crisp and clear. If you've ever had problems with hearing you're teammates, or with hearing the in-game sounds over your teammates, get the A40s, and you'll never have either problem ever again.
And then there's the customization of the A40s. You can make your own custom tags! You can use pictures of yourself, family, friends, make custom tags for your gaming community, or even make them with just your name on them.
All that said, the firmware update did help increase the overall performance (not that it needed it) if anyone is having any kind of problems.
They are built tough. I mean really tough! I dropped it from 8 feet high (was hanging it on a lamp to clean), it hit the floor, which has carpet, and I gasped in horror. Thankfully, it was completely fine!
Mic is not the best, but buy a stand-alone mic if you really want and you'll be fine. The mic is okay if you are just looking for a working mic, and nothing more.
In conclusion, If you can afford A40s, get A40s.
(bought the A40 wired 2013 edition with mix amp)
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.