ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset (Black/Green) For Xbox One Reviewed

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Features

9.0/10

Ease of Use

9.0/10

Performance

9.0/10

Pros

  • Great sound
  • Comfortable
  • Comes with optical port

Cons

  • Battery performance varies
  • Leather pads would be nicer at this price point
ASTRO Gaming A50

An immersive, high-quality gaming experience that allows you to feel like you’re right in the middle of the action is something that all gamers crave – all this starts with the right quality sound system that allows you to experience any game like you’re living inside it or immerse yourself in your favourite movies.

Here’s why the Astro A50 Wireless Headset with Base Station for Xbox/PC is one of the best options on the market.

Designed for Comfort

The ASTRO-series headsets were designed with gamer comfort in mind: The A50 is made to be adjustable and will fit all shapes and sizes with some adjustment to the sides. It can even be adjusted to fit if you happen to wear glasses. The ear-cushions are padded for extra comfort, and the fabric won’t cause unnecessary sweating while you’re in the middle of storming the gates.

Likewise, the A50 has been designed to bring the user a comfortable, wireless experience with no interference from outside devices; unique noise-cancelling technology also ensures that the sound quality on both ends are crisp and clear for listening to music, getting into the game or VOIP and video calls.

Charging & Battery Life

The A50 Wireless Headset is made for quick wireless touch charging and has extended battery life that can last up to 18 hours at a time so that you never have to interrupt your game or movie ever again to charge your device. We had some variable experiences, but this could be due to the initial charge cycle of the headphones. Overall, they lasted long enough to enjoy a session of gaming.

Surround Sound Quality Stereo

The A50 headset is made for Dolby 7.1 Stereo to provide you with the highest possible quality sound. External sound applications are supported so you can record external audio through the microphone, communicate through applications like Skype or plug in external devices through the 3.5mm audio jack.

In addition, the Astro A50 contains several adjustable EQ presets depending on your current sound needs, and they can be selected right on the headset – or programmed to your own presets for those who already know what they’re looking for. The EQ function is available across several software platforms at once, so you can set the EQ at different settings for different applications.

Superior Quality Microphone

Whether you’re trash-talking your opponent or trying to call the family upstate, you need a superior quality microphone to ensure the highest quality sound on the other end of the call. The A50 headset’s microphone does just that and offers you clean, crisp sound with low noise – and the microphone can be adjusted or flipped depending on your needs. Playing the latest Call of Duty, the others in the party had no issues with the clarity of what was said.

Great quality microphone on the Astro A50

Mod It!

Want even more use from your A50 headset? You can purchase additional and optional mod-kits and make some adjustments to your A50 for even more comfort – including a customizable headrest and added support for just the right amount of comfort to get through an all-night gaming session.

Overall, this was a great headset and worked flawlessly with our Xbox One tests. If you are in the market for a new gaming headset, the Astro A50 is one to consider.

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