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Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby 7.1 Black

Platform : Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows 7, Mac OS X, PlayStation 4
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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  • 5.8 GHz Wireless Technology - Operating at a higher frequency than most wireless devices, ASTRO wireless mixamps provides clarity and range with less interference. Available on A50 wireless headsets.
  • Dolby Digital 7.1® - Immerse yourself in stunning surround sound with our proprietary MixAmpTM technology. You'll be able to use every gunshot and footstep to pinpoint, and get the drop on, your opponents.
  • Superior Fit & Finish - Featuring premium materials and construction, ASTROs are highly adjustable and surprisingly lightweight. Clamp them on your dome for days or turn them flat around your neck.
  • Tuned With Astro Audio® - We work with pro gamers and top audio designers to deliver the highest level of clarity at every frequency. Your games, music, and movies will sound amazing.
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  • Platform:     Windows 7, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac OS X, PlayStation 4
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0091WIOJ2
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 10.2 x 22.9 cm ; 998 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,968 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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Product description

With the A50 Headset, you can experience the next generation of gaming with Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound, and the freedom to wander without being tethered to your PC. Using top of the line wireless technology, the A50 employs three different EQ modes, allowing you to customize your audio experience for movies, hardcore gaming, or competitive shooters. Receive absolute vocal clarity through the uni-directional microphone for clear communication with your teammates.


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Arrived in a very neat and tidy package and on time. The box is good for storing it later if you move around a lot. The headset is really amazing, its lightweight and the ear pads are made of some foam which is quite porous and my ears never get hot. The weight thing is actually good as these provide a good fit and the top foam is very comfortable.

Now, the sound is incredible. I use a MacBook Retina so i got a 3.5mm to Toshlink jack which costs about 1 Pound on Amazon. I use a Toshlink cable with these as i want to hear the best sound available. The cable is provided btw. The headsets have 3 modes for sound, one is crystal clear which is my favourite. This is mainly for music but i use it for mostly everything. Another is good for games like Starcraft, Warcraft, League of Legends etc. The last one is the one for those crazy CoD and Battlefield gamers, incredible bass. Just kidding about Cod, ( Yup battlefield for the win!!!). Just to sum last mode for you, when you fire a gun in Battlefield using wartapes mode for sound, you know you fired a gun.

Now Ps3 and Ps4 compatibility is superb. Xbox, i have no idea, I don't use it. The headset ha a microphone noise issue and Astro fixed that through firmwares for both its base station and headset. Lucky me when they released those firmwares for both PC and especially MAC cause i don't own a PC. The base station is quite small and has this Dolby Button which to this day, i have no idea what it does but i don't use it.

Now again, Battery life is good. 8-10 hours of maxing it out. I play while listening to music. Again i must stress, the sound is incredible using Toshlink. I have no idea for 3.5mm or usb though so i can't comment for that.

Lastly, they now have an extended warranty part on their website.
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After trying several headsets and finding this as I had seen from a gaming company using an older version. It is amazing for skype calls and pretty much the best sound I have heard from any headphones. You pay a lot but you surely get a hell of a lot back.
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They block out all background noise and are amazing. Best headset I've ever used
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Love this product, the quality is superb as was thought, i recommend this for serious gamers if you wanna play in surround sound and be able to hear the game in its intended quality the game has to offer, this is the headset for you!!
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Love this headset a lot.
Astro A50 sits softly on your head without any problems or pain.
Sound quality is awesome.
Without a mic 10 hours of work is not a problem.
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I have owned this headset since UK launch, I have used with my PS3 & PS4, so I think I am qualified to give an educated review.

Firstly, Astro is a market leader in mid to high end gaming headsets, you will find that most pro gamers wear Astro A40's during competitive tournaments, the A50's are just a wireless version of the famous A40.

I have owned s few wireless headsets over the years, and I consider these to be the best, by far. OK, at the time I paid £250 for mine, it's a lot of money to pay for some headphones, some will argue that you can buy audiophile quality headphones for not much more money, I accept that but these headphones aren't about how good Genesis sounds, they are designed for gaming, its about how they immerse you in the gaming experience.

I play a lot of FPS games, and for this genre they are fantastic. The 7.1 surround sound pin points where sounds are coming from, you hear enemy foot steps or weapon reloading, you will know exactly if your enemy is to the left, the right, above or below you, it really does give you an advantage when playing competitively. The sound crisp and clear, the bass is booming, the first time I wore these, I had the volume turned right up and the first explosion I heard was incredible, I'm surprised my ears didn't bleed.

The build quality is pretty good, but I would have expected slightly more from a high end gaming headset, they're a little bit plasticy in places, but they're not cheap looking by any means.

The A50's are very comfortable to wear, the headband is fitted with a strip of memory foam, so wearing them for long periods doesn't become uncomfortable.
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By M.C VINE VOICE on 26 May 2014
This is the best headset I've used. It's light, comfortable even after hours of use and the sound is crisp, deep and clear. It also has a great base. I use it for watching movies, listening to music and playing games on my xbox one. It comes with 3 sound modes so you can choose one which suits you best. I only use 2, 1 for music & movies and the other for gaming. The microphone is very clear and it doesn't pick up much (if any) background noise however you will need an adapter if you want to use it with the Xbox One (ok for PS3/4, PC & Xbox 360). The battery lasts up to 10 hours and I usually charge these overnight so I'm not 100% sure how long it takes.

The build quality seems solid and the included stand is sturdy so you don't have to worry about your headphones falling off or getting stepped/sat on.

Overall, pricey but definitely recommended if you're serious about your gaming, movies or music!
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