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ASTRO GAMING A50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 634 reviews of ASTRO GAMING A50. 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. People really like the durability and portability. The comfort and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the price, while the soundstage and reliability get critical opinions.

sound, usability, comfort, portability, durability

reliability, soundstage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the ASTRO GAMING A50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASTRO GAMING A50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of ASTRO GAMING A50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and durability are generally positive. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size and usability. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, durability, design

price, usability, size

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

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

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASTRO GAMING A50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of ASTRO GAMING A50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The comfort and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the portability. Many are critical about the soundstage and reliability.

sound, usability, comfort, price, durability

reliability, soundstage

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset

Jul, 2015

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

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
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Expert review by: Joe Pollicino (engadget.com)

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: consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

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 (gamingnexus.com)

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: oxmonline.com (oxmonline.com)

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 (atomicgamer.com)

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: eteknix.com (eteknix.com)

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 (kitguru.net)

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: N/A (newegg.com)

Not Worth

 

I previously used a wired Corsair headset that worked fine. I only replaced it because it was 3 yrs old and falling apart at the earcups. After a few months of using this headset, I miss my old wired headset. It never gave me any problems and was...

Wireless - You can walk into the kitchen while still listening to music or talking to friends on the call ; Looks Good - Looks futuristic ; Good Sound - Audio sounds great ; Flip mic up to mute - convenient when you want to mute the mic and talk to...

No low battery indicator - The headset beeps when it has 5 min of battery left which leaves you scrambling for the cord if you're in the middle of a game. It does not have a battery indicator otherwise ; Mic picks up all ambient sound - My friends can...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Take My Money, Please!

 

In the end, these are the best headphones that I've ever owned. I was happy to spend $300 on them. Astro has earned a customer for life in me, and I would confidently suggest these to anyone who wants clear sound and deep bass in their PC listening...

3 months ago, I would have never even considered paying $300 for a pair of headphones. When I built my PC 2 years ago, I compared headsets, and the Astro A40's kept appearing in the top tier. At the time, I wasn't prepared to pay $200 for a wired...

The only feature missing from the A50's that could be considered detrimental is that the mobility is lacking. You can plug your mobile device into the MixAmp Tx with an Auxiliary cable and listen to your music, but (the Amp) must be plugged into a USB...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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
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