A Date with Astro gaming
Continuing our E3 journey, RPG was able to catch up with Astro Gaming, maker of performance gaming peripherals.
With the release of the new Astro A50s we were itching to get some information on the new headset and what it was doing to change the face of streaming and the gaming experience as a whole.
At first glance paying $300 for a headset might seem like a lofty investment, but once you’ve seen what they have to offer, you might be thinking twice about holding on to your hard earned cash. The Astro A50 headset comes in four color styles, a Halo Edition Green, white/lime and black/green for you XBone kiddies and blue/black for the PS4 crew, bonus of these is that they are both PC compatible!
The base for this headset has all of the mix amp technology you need built in, as opposed to either a charge place or headset hanger in most other models. Along with this newer feature is the Astro Command Center, a free customizable piece of software that allows you full control over your streaming set up. This system allows you to control all of your input and output options, from stream to chat audio you get to prioritize with ease what you want your viewers to hear more of. This also offers the option to save and share audio profiles.
Some of us buy based off of battery life, can I get a 24 gaming session in without recharging 8 times? The Astro A50 boasts 15 hours of continuous gameplay on a single charge. To compliment this immense power saver, the headset is also outfitted with an accelerometer so it can turn itself off after 20seconds of laying down and turn back on when picked up.
A few other points to keep in mind are the upgraded mic, unidirectional for greater sound pickup and noise cancelling options as well for a clearer focused audio stream. For those that would like upgraded comfortability and less outside distraction while playing, there is also mod kits to change the ear cushions to a leather option, increasing sound cancelling for the perfect experience.
So far the A50s are showing their $300 value but in the end, how do they feel to wear for long sessions and how much of a beating can they take? You’ll be happy to know that these are a lightweight piece of equipment making the strain on your head and neck minimal during those long gameplay times and they are pretty durable for those times you need to throw either your controller or headset into the wall (Please don’t do that). Most importantly, after all these goodies are piled into the box, the Astro A50s sound fantastic, because really, when we are dumping a bunch of cash on new headphones they better sound good too.
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