The ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset for PS4, PC, and Mac delivers top-of-the-line acoustics, ergonomics, and durability that professional gamers demand. Experience legendary sound and performance without the inconvenience and restrictions that come with wires. The all-new ASTRO Base Station features a 5GHz wireless transmitter that provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while making headset pairing and charging simple. Battle through long, intense gaming sessions in comfort with up to 15 hours of battery life. Hear enemies and objects from all angles with Dolby® Headphone 7.1 surround sound and optimize chat levels and game sounds with the built-in MixAmp™ technology. The included ASTRO Command Center software allows Pros and Livestreamers to tune every input and output parameter of the A50 precisely configure it for their specific setup. For even more flexibility, the optional A50 Mod Kit allows users to add synthetic leather headband and ear cushions for improved noise cancellation and comfort. Additional Base Stations will be sold separately in Spring 2017 to allow users to use the PS4 headset on the Xbox One. For VR headset users, the A50 will fit perfectly over the HTC Vive, Oculus, or PS VR and deliver an immersive audio experience.
*Please note: A50 Mod Kits are only compatible with the New/Gen 3 A50 Headsets and not any other headsets, including previous generations of the A50. The A50 headset is not included in the purchase of a Mod Kit.
I've had several headsets in the last couple of years but this one is by far the my favorite, long battery, comfortable earpieces, and great quality sound. If you can afford it this is the one to get
Whole New World
Had my headset for less than a week, and let me just say, this is whole new world of gaming for me.The build quality on the A50 (Gen 3) is superb, very sturdy and solid all around. The one-size fits all works spot on for me, but may not for others with smaller heads (unless there's a way to adjust the height, that I've not yet worked out). The over the ear couplings and the padded headband piece (which can be swapped out with a leather headand and noise-cancelling leather ear cushions - sold separately), these are a blessing as I game with glasses, and even after a lengthy gaming session, my glasses havent been pushed hard onto my noise/ears, like my previous headset used to do.The weight on the A50 headset is incredibly lightweight, they don't move around on your head, and they don't fall off when you "duck and weave" during those gaming moments.The charge dock is fantastic. It took a few hours to fully charge to 4-bars on the battery indicator, and even then after about 4hrs of gaming, the indicators were still on 4-bars.Simple on-off rocker switch on the headset for powering on/off, with almost instant sound response. A button to instantly activate Dobly Surround (but who turns these things off, right!), and a gem of a feature in the voice chat/game volumes - provided you have the PS4 set to Optical Audio as primary output, and then there's the master volume "roller" to increase the overall volumes.The mic boom is very strong yet flexible. It offers directional response, and tends not to pick up other noises in the room. Flick the mic right up (right up and behind a bit) and it mutes.One final plus, when gaming, if you remove the headset and place them down on a surface, they will "sleep" after about 10 seconds. Pick them up place them on your head, and they'll be back on ready to continue.I cannot fault these headsets. Whilst expensive (I paid $459AUD), they are a long-term investment, and they're built to last.Highly recommend for those willing to spend up.
DONT BUY IF YOU HAVE A PS4 SLIM
These headphones are awesome...that is if you don’t have a playstation 4 Slim. I ordered these headphones and when i got them and tried to set them up but the slim doesn’t have an optical port....so you have to buy an optical hdmi extractor, which is only 20$ but still.
The best headset I've ever had
I've used this headset since December 2016 and I can surely say this is the best pair of headset I've ever used. It's super easy to use and takes less than 5 minutes to set up. Yay!- Sound quality is amazing and the equalizer is super customizable - The battery life is really good - Super easy to set up and no struggle at all when I swap to use it on my PC- Wireless. My cats can't chew the cable now haha! - Microphone talkback. I love this feature! It is possible to turn it off if you want. Nay! - Sometimes it's a pain for me to place them in the base station. I have to fiddle with them for a good minute until they start charging- The design is a bit boring. Maybe add some lights in there?- You need a PC to customize it
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