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alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and build quality are generally positive. The microphone and comfort also get good feedback, but the treble quality and value for money get negative reviews.

sound, comfort, microphone, build quality, portability

value for money, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the ASTRO GAMING A40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 263 reviews)

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Astro A40Headphone


Meet the Astro A40s, a high-end headset that is compatible with just about everything under the sun with a headphone jack. While they are quite pricy, you definitely get what you pay for, as the A40s are a well-performing, solid headset with a dizzying...

Very comfortable ; Angled drivers ; Solid design

Cumbersome cord

Certainly impressive, certainly expensive.

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Astro A40 Wireless System


Without a doubt, the latest and most popular trend in gaming accessories has to be the wireless headset. If comments on our most recent reviews are any indication, our readers are obsessed with finding the best-sounding headset for the lowest price. Of...

Great 5.1 to 7.1 surround simulation; fairly easy to set up; comfortable and lightweight headset; wireless audio transmission; completely adjustable/removable boom mic; customizable volume levels; optical in/out; can work with any headphones

Pricey; not exactly fully wireless; some items sold separately; no direct solution for multiple console connections

While a bit pricey, the Astro A40 Wireless System is easily one of the best virtual surround-sound gaming headset systems we've ever tested.

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Frag Freely Without Waking the Neighbors


If you frequent LAN parties, or an ill-tempered roommate / significant other/ downstairs neighbor disapproves of muzzle fire thundering from your speakers at 4

Comfort, for multiple head and hair sizes. Clear voice quality is a plus for smack-talking. Connectivity options to complement most setups

PC gamers won’t mind, but wireless La-Z-Boy warriors probably don’t want to be tethered to their audio system. Add every component up and you've got an expensive setup on your hands


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Astro A40


If you're looking for a headset that can work with just about anything you can play games on, the A40s are worth looking at.

Very comfortable.; Angled drivers.; Solid design

Cumbersome cord

At the end of the day, what you get with the Astro A40s is certainly very impressive, if you’re looking for a headset that can work with just about anything you can play games on. While it is very pricy compared to some of the lower-end headsets, you...

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Astro Gaming MixAmp 5.8 Review


Astro's MixAmp 5.8 allows users to make any pair of headphones they own completely wireless, complete with surround sound audio and over 60 feet of ro...

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Astro A40 Gaming Headset and MixAmp Review


Astro Studios is famous among console gamers even if you don't know why. It designed the XBOX 360, but can a bunch of design gurus put together a team to build a gaming headset that is worth $250? We have learned that looking cool and sounding great...

We spent three weeks with Astro's A40 Gaming Headset and MixAmp products and had a very good overall experience. We like that a gamer can buy Astro Gaming's complete A40 system and use it on the PS3, XBox 360, and PC.

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Astro A40 Audio System


If you play online games and the Xbox 360 as much I do, hell as much as most of the staff here on A decent pair of headphones is a crucial element for communicating online with your allies, and ultimately to have the best online gaming...


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Astro A40


The fact that the ASTRO A40 is an award-winner and the officially licensed PC gaming headset of the MLG says a lot. However, nothing compares to actually using one. The audio is superior to most other headsets in the same price range, and the design is...

ASTRO listens to their pro players and has been continuously adding requested features

The mic is very sensitive, so you'll need to be careful not to overpower your listeners

This is a well-designed PC gaming headset and is highly recommended by professional gamers.

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Great headset overall!


Overall this is a brilliant headset, despite the price, they sound brilliant, feel good quality, work on 5.8GHz and the ear cups fit good over the ears. I have owned these for 1 month now and I love them! Sound great while blowing zombies heads up,...

1. It has 7.1 virtual surround sound ; 2. Good build quality ; 3. It has MAGNETIC EAR TAGS ; 4. Detachable mic ; 5. Wireless (derp!) ; 6. Optical input AND output

1. There is no EQ control on the receiver ; 2. A bit pricey

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Although Astro provide a badass looking headset with a great mixamp, its overpriced and the quality of the a40s aren't up to todays standards of gaming headsets. Please do some research on in depth reviews if you want to purchase a gaming headset! ...

1. The astro mixamp 5.8 will be useful in the long run especially when you want to upgrade to a different headset, the virtual 5.1 surround sound is also very good ; 2. Astro are IMO the BEST gaming headset company when it comes to service, reply to your

1. Mixamp will eat up your batteries! buy the rechargeable pack or get rechargeable batteries ; 2. Not fully Wireless, headset has a cable which plugs into the mixamp which is wireless to the Tx unit ; 3. OVERPRICED FOR THE SOUND QUALITY!!! The headset i

Product Specifications

The Astro A40 Headset combines audiophile-grade sound and crystal-clear voice communication with the most user-configurable headset on the planet. In addition to the A40 Headset's removable speaker tags, you'll find a completely user-configurable microphone boom. It attaches to either side - or removes completely for solo gaming and music sessions. The A40 Headset comes with a quick-disconnect cable and multiple ends: an A40 MixAmp cable, and a standard dual-jack PC connector with in-line volume and mute control. It is an excellent standalone headset, but even works better when teamed with the A40 MixAmp.


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / MULTICONNECTOR
USB: Yes

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands / Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband Headset