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alaTest has collected and analyzed 560 reviews of ASTRO GAMING A40. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The durability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the price.

sound, comfort, durability, portability, design


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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for ASTRO GAMING A40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of ASTRO GAMING A40 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASTRO - Astro Gaming A40 Filaire Noir Dolby 7.1 - 0817161010881

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for ASTRO GAMING A40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 user reviews of ASTRO GAMING A40 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASTRO Gaming A40 Audio System (Black)ASTRO Gaming A40 Headset Kit, BlackAstro Gaming A40 Wireless System | Black

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

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.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: CNET (

Astro A40 Wireless System


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.

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (

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

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (

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...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Armchair General (

Astro A40BXR 2011 Edition Gaming Headset – PC/Console Hardware Review


The other day, as my 12 year old daughter's tennis lesson was about to start, the tennis pro was approached by a parent who had borrowed a racket. The conversation was open and as the parent received an answer as to the price of the racket, my daughter...

Professional grade headset. Superior sound, mic, and ergonomics

Quality comes at a price

May, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Lowe (

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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: [H] Enthusiast (

Astro A40 Gaming Headset and MixAmp Review


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.We especially like the ingenious...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Stephen Cameron (

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...

Nov, 2009


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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.

Expert review by: KitGuru (

Astro A40 and Mixamp Review


23 Flares 23 Flares × Within recent years we have seen a lot of competition from many brands in the audio sector. Trying to decide which one is best can often be a long drawn out process. Astro say that they are on a mission to produce the worlds...

Oct, 2013

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 / Yes
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Detachable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function:No / Yes
Mute Control: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes


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

General Features

Compatibility:for 2 brands / for 4 and more brands / Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband Headset