If you’re in the market for a high end quality gaming headset and have the money to spend upwards of $200 dollars then the Astro A40 Gaming Headset is what you’ll looking for.
Here’s a rundown of the features for the Astro A40 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4:
Magnetic speaker tag system lets you personalize your pair. Buy special editions or design your own using the Speaker Tag Customizer.
Featuring premium materials and construction, ASTROs are highly adjustable and surprisingly lightweight. Clamp them on your dome for days or turn them flat around your neck.
The new Mobile Cable plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack and offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.
We work with pro gamers and top audio designers to deliver the highest level of clarity at every frequency. Your games, music, and movies will sound amazing.
I like the overall feel of the headset, the ability to change the volume between gaming and voice chat with ease. The headset will greatly improve your gaming experience, you’ll become more aware of your surroundings, you’ll hear nearby gunfire and footsteps that will aide you in battle. If you are a First Person Shooter Player, then you are probably familiar with players waiting to hear footsteps in order to pinpoint your location, now you can turn the tables, as the sounds that come through is so clear and loud that it can greatly help you gain the upper hand in many battles.
Sound Quality: I like the fact that the mic doesn’t pick up breathing, anyone who has played video games has either been told to stop breathing into the mic or has been annoyed by someone breathing heavily on the mic. It also doesn’t pick up noises in your surroundings, as friends/family members pass-by while you are gaming. This is great, as you don’t want strangers hearing background conversations coming from your background.
The mic does a great job of picking up your voice loudly, meaning that I didn’t have to shout when speaking into the mic, I could play late-night with confidence knowing that I could hold a conversation while speaking softly into the mic.
While playing numerous games, watching movies and listening to music on my computer for a couple of days now, the headset did a excellent job of transmitting a lot of depth through the headsets. It also sounded extraordinary on the Playstation 4 while playing some video games.
Durability: The build quality of the headset is solid, you’ll notice that it’s made to fit a variety of sizes. I never felt any pressure from the headset being too tight. The headset itself consists of a large gray pair of headphones, and a detachable mic that plugs into either the left or right ear cup. The headphones have large comfortable over-the-ear cups, with interchangeable Tags that one can purchase for both sides of the headset. For this review, I had the Battlefield Hardline Class Tags snapped into place by 4 strong magnets and can be removed with ease.
The ear cups material feels like plush, they are heavily padded for comfort, which means it won’t leave your ears in pain after a long session of gaming play.
The cord isn’t too thick but it’s sturdy and durable. The length of the cord runs pretty long, giving you a good amount of cord to play with. Connected to the headset cord is the standard on and off button for voice chat.
Also included is the MixAmp Pro, which controls the volume that goes through the headset. You could raise up the volume or lower it with the dual. Now, what I love is the other dual. It controls the overall game volume and the chat volume. This is great, cause there are times when the game volume becomes too loud with explosion or music to hear your friend speaking. Now you can turn the dual to the right side (Voice Side) which only allows voice chat to be audible, making it a lot easier to hear your friend speak.
Assembling the gaming headset to play with your PS4 is easy, only a few cables to connect together, then connecting cables to the mixpro and PS4 and you’re done.
Where to Buy: The price value for the Astro A40 Gaming Headset will run you at a retail price of $250 dollars and it’s well worth it. Also if you’d like to check out some other Astro Gaming products, you may visit the Official Website: www.astrogaming.com
Packaging: The box that comes with the headset is one of the best I’ve seen, it’s nicely designed and it’s sturdy. It’s something that you’ll find use for, as you can store things in it.
Along with the Headset, it came with a Removable Microphone, MixAmp Pro, 1m A40 Media Cable , 1.5m PC Splitter, 3.0m TOSlink Optical Cable, 3.0m Micro-USB Cable, 1.0m Daisy Chain Cable, PC Headset Y-Adapter.