Astro A50 Headset Hits Shelves
Victor Chavez / Jul 31st, 2012 No Comments
Astro has finally released their long-awaited wireless gaming headset, the A50. Rather new to the gaming community, Astro has been called an innovator in regards to gaming accessories, and their previous series, the A30′s and A40′s, met with great reviews.
The A50 features 5.8 GHz wireless technology, which means they will operate at higher frequencies than most wireless devices. This allows for amazing clarity and range with less interference; no more struggling to hear what hate speech or congratulatory cheers are being tossed one’s way. Compounding good with great, the wireless is going to work hand in hand with the Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, which gives users pinpoint spatial accuracy and incredibly clear definition. Mixamp 5.8 is also built straight into the headset for easy access controls and is exclusive to Astro gaming headsets. This means master volume and game-to-voice balancing are within easy access reach every time.
With “Astro Audio”technology coming standard, the A50 has also been specifically engineered with 3 custom built EQ modes allowing for maximum customization and preference, and if that wasn’t enough, the overall design makes this headset supremely comfortable. Built for long hours of play, the A50 fits extremely well, which only adds to the joy of the premium audio drivers and a uni-directional microphone that comes with a “flip-up” mute feature. Gone are the days of mid-game hunts for the mute button; all users need to go radio silent is to literally flip the mic upwards.
The A50 comes with a Lithium-ion battery system that allows for 10 hours of uninterrupted play, and when the gaming day is done and its time to rest one’s weary head, users can hang their headset on the display stand that’s included in the purchase and also allows for USB hook-up.
The A50 wireless headset is available online for $299.99 plus tax, which is, to be sure, a pretty penny, but the pros seem to outweigh this one, albeit glaring con. However, with all the features in the A50, it appears not only will Astro keep shaking up the gaming community, they may pave the way for a new set of standards in audio-experience.