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Astro Gaming A50 Wireless

alaTest has collected and analyzed 354 reviews of Astro Gaming A50 Wireless. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are overall positive. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the soundstage and reliability.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

reliability, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Astro Gaming A50 Wireless is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Astro Gaming A50 Wireless from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the bass quality and durability. The portability and comfort are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and usability. There are some negative views about the size and price.

sound, comfort, portability, durability, bass quality

price, size

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASTRO - Astro Gaming A50 Sans Fil Noir Dolby 7.1 - 0817161010799

Feb, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset


Astro Gaming's A50 Wireless Headset is one of the more expensive gaming headsets you can buy, but with its excellent audio quality, comfortable wire-free design, and compatibility with PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, it's our Editors' Choice.

Excellent sound quality. Comfortable

Expensive. Slightly awkward control placement

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Joe Pollicino (

A50 Audio System review: Astro Gaming's latest wireless headset (mostly) pwns in 7.1


Alright, so you've been successfully pwning n00bz in Battlefield and Call of Duty, but lately you've decided your rig could benefit from one of those

Superb fit and finish ; Impressive sound quality and noise isolation ; Painless setup

Non-removable battery lasts about six hours ; Needs gamepad-to-headset chat cable on Xbox

Despite a few niggles, Astro's A50 stands as one of the best gaming headsets on the market.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (

Astro Gaming A50


Many users think that for $300, the headphones should be more reliable than they are. Others, however, think their great sound makes them worth the price for serious gamers. These types of compatibility, reliability and support issues give us pause,...

Excellent audio quality, Strong wireless performance, Compatible with many consoles and computers, Comfortable

Some reliability problems, Poor customer support

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: GamingNexus (

Expert Review


Sure, they aren't cheap, but Astro A50's are one piece of gaming hardware that will make all of your games better.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (

Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset


Astro Gaming makes some of the best Dolby surround-sound headphones on the market — but unlike other big names in the field, it doesn't produce new cans often. The A40 headset ( OXM score: 9.0) came out in 2008; their slightly cheaper offering, the A30...

Finally! An Astro headset that’s almost completely free of cords!, + Warm, buttery audio; clear Xbox Live chat; very good battery life

So, who’s betting on 2016 for an Astro A60 headset

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: AtomicGamer (

Astro A50 Headset Review


Nearly every PC accessory manufacturer out there now has some kind of sound product on the market. Corsair's got speakers and headsets, while companies that traditionally have made input devices, like Logitech and Razer, have been selling audio stuff...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: (

Astro A50 Multi-Format Wireless Gaming Headset Review


This headset sounds amazing, looks fantastic and performed beyond our expectations., Wireless tech is hit and miss, but the A50 never missed a beat, never crackled, never faded away and has a 30ft range., The base unit and stand are lightweight, small...

The £250 price tag is more than justifiable given their performance, but this maybe a bit too high for many to take a chance on trying out the headset, those looking for the next best thing should look at the wired A40 which are a little less expensive...

The Astro A50 has blown my mind this week, I was expecting it to be nothing more that the A40 with the wires cut and on the surface, perhaps it is exactly that, but my overall experience of the headset was so much more than that of the A40 and it’s the...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Roald (

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset Review


Today we will be taking a closer look at the Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset. ASTRO is a well-known name in gaming circles, having their A40 headset deemed the official PC headset of Major League Ga...

Superb build quality ; Ultra high sound quality ; Excellent voice capabilities ; Upgradable firmware ; Multi-platform compatibility

Collects dust and fingerprints easily ; A serious investment

Kitguru says: A very impressive headset with excellent features and a price tag to match.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Elena B. (

One Other Very Important Thing


Seriously, these things are insane tight. A younger gamer may have some real issues if you want to disconnect to change controllers in the middle of a gaming session, so be prepared. Though the suggestion of using a vice grip to detach either end is...

I forgot to mention, and I am sorry it took so long to get back to you about this, the plugs for the tether wire that I hate so much are VERY solid. Like if they were much tighter you would need a pair of vice grips and a counter weight in order to get...

As I said, if you catch the cord on something it is more likely to pull the controller out of your hands or the headphones off your head before an accidental disconnect. Personally I would rather it disconnect than pull the controller from me if I am...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Michael E. (

So not worth $300



They're wireless, loud and work great sometimes

Basically everything else about these is a con, in more ways than one. After a couple months I had a problem so I contacted them. No troubleshooting, no tech support I can't even say they have customer service. The people there are nothing but sales...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: Yes
Mute Control: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / Wireless
USB:No / Yes
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband Headset