Astro Gaming has built a global reputation for producing some of the best headsets on the planet – headsets that give gamers an edge and an advantage when competing with others online.
As more and more games become even more competitive than ever before, you need to know that your headset is going to help you pick up on even the faintest sound elements in the game. The right headset – a headset like the Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro – can mean the difference between success and failure when you’re going up against pros.
To learn a little bit more about everything that the Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro brings to the table check out the rest of this quick review.
- Rock-solid build quality
- Top-tier audio quality
- True customization features
- Inclusion of a dedicated mix amp
- Not the cheapest headset on the market
- Surround sound is a little bit lacking
Featuring an almost identical form factor to the wireless gaming headset from Astro (the A50), this is very much a sleek, professional-looking piece of gaming hardware that doesn’t look cheap, doesn’t feel clunky, and is made from high-quality construction components across the board.
The fit and finish that this headset enjoys because of these high-quality build components are off the charts.
Memory foam is used on the earpieces to keep them comfortable even during long-term gaming sessions, and the black plastic and aluminium construction materials used throughout keep things strong but light.
You’ll be able to dial in the way that the Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro feels on your head with a couple of different adjustment points, guaranteeing that it sits perfectly no matter how often you want to readjust it during these marathon sessions.
The Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro connects to your PC or gaming console through the inclusion of a 6.5-foot in-line cable system using a 3.5 mm plug.
This allows you to use this hardware with pretty much any gaming hardware imaginable, as long as it accepts that 3.5 mm input. The cable has a microphone mute switch built-in line, too, which you would expect from high-end hardware like this – but it is intuitively positioned near where your hands will rest so that you can quickly operate it.
Of course, make the most of all that the Astro headset has to offer you’ll want to run it through the extra mix amp that is included with this bundle.
Run the cable into the input section of this module (and then connect the module to your gaming hardware) and you’ll be able to dramatically improve the audio experience you get out of your headset in a way not possible otherwise.
You’ll be able to fine-tune and dial in the way that your headset sounds with this amp system through the dedicated manual controls, adjusting on-the-fly so that you get the highest quality audio possible with very little headache and hassle.
At the end of the day, there aren’t a lot of high-end gaming headsets out there that offer the total control of your sound experience the way that the Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro does.
The inclusion of Astro Command Center software, the ability for this unit to produce great sound across all games (particularly FPS games), and decent sound quality when you are listening to music or media help to put it over the top.
Sure, the Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro is a little pricey. But you get more than your money’s worth.