ASTRO Gaming has had a fantastic year so far. They released their first controller with the C40 TR controller, then followed that the A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR, and now the A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station is here, and a perfect way to finish the year strong. The A40 is a wired headset; with the A50 being for those who don’t want to be tethered, have fantastic audio quality, free of wires and entanglement. While this fourth generation headset that has some concessions, don’t mistake the ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station for being anything less than incredible all-around.
The ASTRO A40 TR Headset and MixAmp Pro TR are a winning combination. Back in 2016, I reviewed the third generation of the A40 TR Headset and MixAmp Pro TR, to which I gave it our highest rating, and believed it to be the best of the best for desktop and console audio. With ASTRO Gaming’s fourth generation release, my feelings are stronger now than they were then. The updates and changes for the 2019 version just has to be heard to be believed. ASTRO Gaming’s combination of the A40 TR headset and MixAmp Pro TR makes for an uncompromising and unbelievably great audio.
ASTRO Gaming has made a name for themselves with their gaming headsets that a premium audio experience. Now they’ve expanded their repertoire with their first competitive gaming controller, which aims to be a first-class controller for PlayStation 4 and PC. The ASTRO C40 Tournament Ready Controller is basically a white glove service, coming with extras like a carrying case, replacement hardware, configuration via software, and profile switching. As a standalone controller, it’s extremely well designed that’s worth the price of admission, even if it is a bit steep.
ASTRO Gaming has announced the first in a new line of more “attainable” gaming headsets with the ASTRO A10. It’s more affordable, and has a sleek new look. This should garner the attention of old and new fans.
ASTRO Gaming is back with its third generation A40 headset. The TR in this ASTRO A40 is for “Tournament Ready”, meaning there’s nothing additional you need to buy or equip in order to take this headset for pro-level gaming. That doesn’t mean you have to be a tournament-level gaming to use and/or appreciate this headset. ASTRO Gaming makes great headsets, and are universally known as luxury/premium headsets, a fact that was proven while using them, but they are worth it for any gamer that appreciates great audio.