Rated 10 out of 10 by jpcyclone Simply awesome
This is just a fantastic headset. I use it for COD mostly. It's comfortable for many hours of use, and the headset will run for many hours without needing a charge. Install is easy, and it functions flawlessly on my PS4 and XBOX One. I really like the wireless operation so I don't have to have a headset cord hanging off my head while I play.
I have several other $150+ headsets, and the A50 beats them all. I have a Tritton 720+, and the A50 performs significantly better. In COD I can localize the direction of sound with the A50 much better compared to the 720+. The A50 headset saves me a couple of deaths every match because of how well I can tell which direction sounds are coming from. The wireless operation is just an awesome added bonus that makes them stand out even that much more. This product isn't cheap, but that's usually the case when you want the best of anything. I should have skipped all the $150-200 headsets and went straight to these.
Rated 10 out of 10 by AnCoolName audios good, wires arent.
i love the audio on this headset, its awesome. though me and plenty of friends have had issues with the wires, i would never say this headset is wireless. i have to charge it for a week straight for them to not die whilest playing. also when using the astros i cant even SLIGHTLY touch the wires my playstation will crash, and the wires, there not tough, there ridiclious, my earbuds work better. only but this to use it for a month. they wont last.
Rated 9 out of 10 by GL21 One and Done.....
I have bought many headsets from Sony Stereo Headset, Pulse Elite, P21 and PX21 and the Astro A50's are better in build quality and performance. The A50's produce a great surround sound environment and it reminds me of my sound whor**g days of COD4 and MW2. The price was a bit high, but I managed to buy them in store for $225 when they were on sale (lucky me). They feel a bit heavy compared to other headsets I've owned but it feels like a quality/comfortable abuild and not a brick on your head. The settings are easy to use because you only have 3 preset equalizer settings and you ddon't have to be a DJ to fine tune your settings like some Turtle Beach models with the equalizer. The mix amp is built in and on the ear cup so its easily accessible. The last and best thing about the A50's is there is no umbilical cord from your headset to the PS4 controller. It is completely wireless. I would buy these all over again if I had to. No buyers remorse here.
Rated 10 out of 10 by bo2phenom BEST HEADSET PURCHASE TO DATE
Before this headset, I had the one that Sony had come out with last year and I thought those worked pretty well. They worked fine, but didn't exactly satisfy my audio and gaming needs. I figure that I should up the ante and see what else they had out in a slightly higher price range and I found the always popular turtle beaches, the tritons and the astro headsets. I looked at the price of this headset and cringed inside (as I'm sure most of you did), but I thought why not at least ask. I bought a pair of these and I haven't regretted it yet. The design is remarkable with very comfortable ear pads that even after hours of play do not leave your ears sweaty. The sound quality is the best I've ever heard and the mic( from what I've been told of course) is crystal clear. I definitely recommend this for avid gamers, but if it's casual gaming you're into, I would opt for a less expensive pair.
Rated 10 out of 10 by justaredneck If you have the money just buy them
First off the sound in this headset is just unbelievable. The quality and depth as well as the surround sound are all top notch. You will be amazed at how clear the sound is and how well you can tell which directions sounds are coming from. There is ZERO interference, no pops, crackles, or static. Mic is sensitive but not to much which is nice you never have to yell. The build quality is impressive, its made of metal and quality plastic components. The firmware is super easy to update as well. Just follow ALL instructions and they work great. These blow turtle beach sets out of the water. All the bad reviews were from 2012 when there were some early problems, but i assure you that Astro has fixed everything. If i could give this headset a 100 out of 10 i would do it. Seriously if you have $300 bucks for a headset, go buy this headset now!
Rated 1 out of 10 by Junior1689 Buzzing in right ear when mic in use!
I used this headset for one night and they worked perfectly, because I didn't use the mic. The next night, I get into a chat party on PS4 and every time my mic picks up a noise I get a buzz in the right ear. This is a known problem from Astro and they continue to sell the headset anyway and say its part of the normal operation of the headset. Mine is going back. I didn't pay $300 to listen to a buzz every time my mic picks up a noise. Other than that they worked great and I wish they would fix it, but it looks like a hardware issue or a design flaw.
Rated 9 out of 10 by HOTPOCKET awesome headset,but expensive
the headset as we all know Astros are overpriced but you get a really immersive game action,the cushion on the Astros are amazing,th battery life is actually as they say they do & if you have $$ laying around or almost have 300$ save it & buy----------the headsets below are good and I also recommend them
Rated 9 out of 10 by meatydojo Worth every penny
I already owned the Astro A40's which are excellent. I just wanted to go wireless. I was initially skeptical that the wireless set could provide the stellar sound I have become accustomed to with my A40's. After a few days with them I can confidently say that they provide the exact same stellar sound as the wired sibling. They are quite expensive,so it's not a purchase to be taken lightly. I believe they are well worth the money for a few reasons.
1. Quality. If you have never listened to an Astro 7.1 set you should try them. Unbeatable sound! And the build quality is also amazing.
2. Versatility. At present these are hooked up to my xbox 360. But they work with every platform. Even movies are amazing with these.
3. If you demand only the best...here it is. Top of the heap!
Rated 9 out of 10 by sunfestlabs Excellent product!
Recently got this as an upgrade over my TB X12s. Let me just say these blow them completely out of the water in terms of sound quality. The a50s come with 3 presets - one for regular media, one for SP games, and one for first person shooters like COD, BF3, etc. If you wanna have mic monitoring on (hearing yourself in your own headset), make sure the chat cable is plugged into both the headset and your controller and make sure the headset is on. if not, you can't hear yourself. I usually play on Black ops 2, and these things are amazing for hearing footsteps and stuff. It's not completely wireless, as they have the chat cable, but its not much of a problem. The design is great and it looks very nice with my black xbox. It comes with a stand and gives it a nice place to put it. However, one issue that I did have was the the orange LED (meaning that its charging) would not shut off even if it was disconnected completely from the mixamp. I was eventually able to fix it be draining the battery, but continuously draining it probably isn't the best thing. Overall, this is an amazing headset and I would recommend it to someone who's looking for a mostly wire-free headset with good sound quality and a deep pocketbook.
Rated 1 out of 10 by freaksh0w You have been warned.
Ok first off let me tell you that I hunted for several weeks as I saved up the extra cash for a pair of gaming headphones. I bounced around numerous blogs, reviews, ect. Seemed that alot of the wireless gaming headphones were all having some issues with chat vs game volume adjustments. Many promised that firmware updates would fix this.
Astro A50's had this issue. However before my long awaited purchase. The issue "supposedly" was corrected.
I spent $376.00 bux including the warranty for 2yrs. Which in the end I am so glad I had chosen to do. The headset was AMAZING! When they worked.
I had them for less then two weeks with barely 20hrs of game play on em. And when Not used they were always delicately placed upon the cheap stand they give you. Never dropped, never plugged in awkwardly. Drained the battery completely before a correct full charge and always did them that way to hopefully expand the battery life.
Which if anything I expected to go would be the battery. Hence the warranty. Did the correct firware update and all. They just stopped working one day after use.
I could hear them on, could even hear myself through my mic. However the ps4 would not recognize them anymore. Attempted on a different ps4 and my mac no luck. I returned them that next day. Hope no one has issues like this. You have been warned. If you decide to get them, make sure you spend the extra cash on the warranty guys.