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ASTRO Gaming Announces A50 Battlefield 4 Headset

/ Oct 10th, 2013 No Comments

The A50 Wireless Gaming Headset will mark ASTRO Gaming‘s first officially licensed Microsoft gaming headset as well as the A50’s first special edition. ASTRO Gaming announced it’s ASTRO Gaming A50 Battlefield 4 Edition this week which will feature custom colors and graphics inspired by Battlefield 4 as well as audio profiles developed by DICE. Xbox 360 players will also receive an exclusive set of in-game ASTRO Gaming Dog Tags with the BF4 A50.

ASTRO’s newest headset aims to fully immerse gamers in the Battlefield world though it will be equally suited to the next generation of any FPS game. The A50 BF4 Edition headsets are designed to enhance in-game audio cues and sound effects as well as spatial audio clarity. Other features of the headset include:

  • KleerNet 5.8GHz wireless tech
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Embedded ASTRO MixAmp 5.8 audio engine
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery via USB
  • Uni-direction mic with flip-up mute
  • 3 Custom audio modes (including one developed by DICE)
  • Premium audio tuning for Xbox 360

Also revealed by ASTRO Gaming this week is the release of a limited edition set of BF4 speaker tags for the A40 Audio System. The speaker tags will feature artwork from the game.

A50 Battlefield 4 Edition Headphones

A50 Battlefield 4 Edition Headphones

The A50 BF4 Edition will be multi-platform compatible though it is specially tuned for the Xbox 360.  ASTRO’s newest headsets can be used with Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 as well as home entertainment systems. A50 BF4’s are available for purchase starting this week and will retail for $299.99.

Quick Take

COD is doing headsets with Turtle Beach so why not Battlefield with ASTRO Gaming? Seems like a good idea except, what’s the deal Sony? Two big headset companies are making gaming headphones with two huge FPS franchises and you didn’t think to get in on that action? Kinda stings that both Turtle Beach and ASTRO specifically tuned their headsets for the Xbox 360 doesn’t it? Makes us wonder who the next FPS franchise/headset, peripheral match-up is going to be and if Sony will get a piece of that action?

Alexandra Mangen
Alex is a nerd who "loves loves loves" gaming. She's a huge FPS gamer but also dabbles in RPGs and MMOs. If it's entertaining and well designed, she's game.
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