Astro A40 Headset + MixAmp Pro - Black
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
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.
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)
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 .
Truly One of the Best Headsets
I just got the Astro A40 with the MixAmp Pro about two days ago and I love it. Amazing sound quality, comfortable, and great overall design. This is one of the top of the line headsets out there. I've had Turtle Beaches in the past but none of them were as great as this headset. To me this headset feels like a professional grade headset that is designed for hardcore gamers. The 7.1 surround sound is amazing which many headsets do not have. I went through two Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Sevens and I was so disappointed with them and they only had stereo quality sound which is unacceptable for a $159.99 headset. I will never be getting another Turtle Beach product ever again. I'm always sticking with Astros.
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!
Best gaming headset out there!
Short and sweet, the Astro A40 are the best gaming headsets you can ever buy! You will never be disappointed about the feel and performance of the headsets. I have had mine for 2 years, and my gaming has gone to a new level because of these. Words can not express how amazing the headsets are. The only concern I think people would have is the price, but you will understand the price once you plug them in and try them out. I dare you!