A good gaming headset can turn a mediocre gaming session into a great one. Your headset can determine if you get that one last kill or if you die one kill off that big streak you’ve been grinding for it you want to have the best gaming headset in the lobby to have an edge over your opponents. Today we will review the Astro A50 wireless gaming headset, this review will give you an overall idea of the basic features of the Astro A50 headset, which makes it different from other headsets and gives you an edge over your competition. Also, in this article, we will highlight the main advantages and disadvantages of buying the Astro A50 gaming headset.
Pros and Cons
|Premium Build and Durability||Charging time could be better|
|Excellent audio quality.|
|Release date||1 December 2012|
|Battery life||12 hours|
So in between the Gen 3 and the Gen 4 headset didn’t change too much however you will get the new stealth look. the gen fours are one of the best-looking gaming headsets, the padding is softer and they don’t feel as tight as the previous gen. The weight came in at under a pound and slightly lighter than the Razer also the weight is distributed evenly through the plastic headband which helps will comfort in those longer gaming sessions. On the right side you get all of your buttons and dials, it gets two buttons on the ear cup for both your game in your voice audio. You’ll notice that when setting up this headset for the first time your computer will register two audio devices that will adjust the sound balance between both of them perfect for discord and for the team to speak.
If you don’t want to carry around your base station, you have a micro USB charging port to charge your headset. Hopefully, in the next update of this headset, they will bring a USB type-c charging port for charging. The headset, although what the base station is also being powered by USB Type-C. With, the newer base station you will get with the headset is so much sleeker and responsive than the Astro A50’s 3rd gen base station. WITH the new base station you get similar ports, you get your toggle between PS4 and PC, a USB charge port both optical in and out audio ports, a 3.5-millimeter oxygen cable, and a port for micro USB along with the base station.
The most notable feature of the Astro A50 headset is the base station allows for wireless connectivity and also charges the already long last lithium-ion battery. The Astro A50’s are compatible with both Xbox One and PS4, just make sure you purchase the correct model and either will work with PC. The best part about the Astro A50 headset is a superb sound quality for a $300 gaming headset you would expect some amazing audio quality and that is exactly what you get. The lows hit hard and the highs are crisp and extremely clear, allowing you to hear enemy footsteps and pinpoint their exact location. They run the 2019 edition of Astro A50 on Dolby audio or their in-house Astra Audio v2 both are simply fantastic and will not disappoint the Astro A50’s are also mod kit ready. You will currently get noise-canceling synthetic leather headphone covers that are even more comfortable and already comfy cloth covers, just simply pop out the covers from their magnets and swap them out for the noise canceling. The leather one’s unique feature of the Astro A50 headset is the included Astro Command software this software is free-for-all users and allows the users to truly customize their audio. You can change everything from EQ levels to balancing audio from your game and your voice chat it is simply amazing and leaves you with infinite customization options for your sound. The only disappointing part about the hash Astro A50 is the mic quality well this is not an issue for most and the mic is not horrible by any means you will be expected more from a $300 headset the mic is not as Chris or as clear. But the flip to mute function is incredibly convenient.
The audio quality of this headset, to be completely honest, the bass is probably some of the best you have ever heard in a gaming headset. You will get excellent mids highs and lows, with this headset on all the perfect treble accuracy. The only real another complaint you will have for this headset aside from the price is you will feel like the sound long could be just a little louder. It heard from a lot of YouTubers that they’ve to increase the sound volume on this premium headset just a little bit with the next updated version of the Astro lineup. When listening to the music with this headset all these same audio qualities that you get on a gaming side transfer over to the music side your mids, your highs, or lows in the bass sound fantastic. When you guys are listening to music with this headset, then you will notice that the sound quality which makes this headset the perfect headset for both gaming and streaming at the same time.
The Astro Gaming A50 Wireless connects with your console or PC with the help of a USB cord that is attached to its base station and charging foundation. This base station connects to the headset with the help of a 2.4GHz RF signal, which will give you a lag-free and excellent gaming experience. Astro has claimed that this headset can manage a stable connection up to 30 feet, which felt pretty accurate—I didn’t drop the connection to the base station.
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Life||15 hours|
The Astro A50 gives you an incredible battery life of 15 hours on a single charge also it will get a smart feature of an auto turn off the headset if it not moved for half an hour which is cool and very useful for battery saving purposes.
We think that this is the best wireless gaming headset at this price range that’s out on the market right now because of its sound quality and the long battery life. We would recommend this headset to the hardcore gamer looking for an edge over the opposition and to the music enthusiasts who want an amazing headset that can rattle them with bass.