Oct 13, 2015

Meet the Astro A40 Tournament Ready (TR) + MixAmp

ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced that its exciting new Tournament Ready (TR) series of gaming audio products are now available.  The ASTRO Gaming TR lineup includes a redesigned ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset that enables this award-winning product to be compatible with the studio’s new ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits, a collection of interchangeable parts that enable the headset to adapt to any gaming environment.  In addition, ASTRO has delivered exciting improvements to the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp™ Pro TR making it an essential piece of gaming hardware for pro players, serious gamers and livestreamers alike.

ASTRO Gaming TR Series products are the official Audio Gaming Headset Brand of Call of Duty: Black Ops III from Activision and Treyarch.  A Call of Duty: Black Ops III branded Mod Kit will be available in early November to provide fans of the franchise with the ability to modify their A40 TR headset to add the iconic Black Ops III logos and graphics. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is scheduled for release on November 6.

What’s New with the MixAmp Pro TR?
ASTRO Gaming’s patented MixAmp has long been a critical audio component for pro gamers and livestreamers alike.  Its ability to facilitate gaming communication between professional gamers and casters has made it the pro standard since its release. The ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR represents a big step forward technologically, offering tremendously increased user control to both gamers and livestreamers alike.

The ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR features include: all new digital circuitry delivering interference-free gaming and >1ms delay time; fully supports PC and Mac gaming with improved Game-to-Voice balance and USB soundcard connectivity; Customizable Stream Output, which can deliver Dolby Headphone Surround encoded output; an AUX input that now allows in and out communication; digital daisy chaining for lag-free local voice chat; and, the new ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR works with every ASTRO headset ever made.

For the first time, the new ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR is offered in specific editions for PS4 (black) and Xbox One (white). Both offer USB soundcard functionality on PC and Mac. For Xbox One users, the MixAmp Pro TR no longer requires a chat cable of any kind, delivering all voice chat via USB.

Finally, the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR works with the new ASTRO Command Center software, a free downloadable tool that will allow customization of every MixAmp TR setting and the creation of personalized EQ profiles.  Additional capabilities include:

  • Customize EQ settings that can be stored, shared and easily loaded onto the MixAmp Pro TR
  • Customize outgoing voice chat with adjustments for mic level, noisegate and sidetone
  • Customize stream output for the precise mix of game sound and voice chat desired, including two-channel Dolby Headphone Surround Sound output

So, What Are ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits?
ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits provide gamers with an opportunity to both customize and personalize their audio experience like never before. Each Mod Kit includes a highly sensitive Voice-Isolating Mic to better combat excess noise in noisy gaming environments; Noise-Cancelling Ear Cushions reduce background noise; Closed-Back Speaker Tags which utilize a silicone baffle to completely close the headset off and further reduce background noise; and, a Leather Headband for additional comfort and style.

ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits can dramatically change the functionality of the ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Pro-Gaming Headset, making it the only gaming headset available today that converts between closed-back and open-back performance. Mod Kits make the headset a much more versatile pro-gaming audio solution, be it at home in a quiet room or at the raucous and sound-filled finals of a Call of Duty® tournament.

ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits are sold separately for $60 and are compatible with theASTRO Gaming A40 TR Pro-Gaming Headset. They will be available in early November.

ASTRO Gaming’s new TR Series A40 headset and MixAmp Pro are now available from directly from ASTRO Gaming as well as Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop, featuring the ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset ($150 USD);  the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR ($130 USD);  and the ASTRO Gaming A40+MixAmp Pro TRbundle ($250). ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits ($60 USD) will also be available from all retailers in early November.  For more information about ASTRO Gaming or the new TR Series, please visit