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Astro Gaming A50 Wireless

Astro Gaming A50 Wireless
alaScore 90

742 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 742 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. People are impressed by the size and durability. The comfort and usability also get good opinions. Opinions about the portability and price are different.

sound, usability, comfort, durability, size

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Astro Gaming A50 Wireless

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Astro Gaming A50 Wireless from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Astro Gaming A50 Wireless

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Astro Gaming A50 Wireless from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and comfort. The price and sound also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

sound, price, comfort, usability

reliability, durability

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

Jan, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Astro Gaming's firmware update v1.1 for A50 wireless headset fixes 'audio bug,' enhances functionality

 

We generally enjoyed the virtual surround sound prowess of Astro Gaming's A50 wireless headset when we reviewed it back in July, but you'll recall it had one...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

 

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

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

For the most part, Astro Gaming has succeeded in creating what's likely to be the next hot gaming headset. $300 is a steep price considering how much consoles go for these days, but it's still closely aligned with competing products like Turtle Beach's...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Astro A50 (2016) review: Better than ever, but the competition's still catching up

 

Astro's new A50 packs in a base station that doubles as a charging station so it's always ready to go, but $300 is a lot of money for a gaming headset these days.

Charging station makes it easy to stay powered up ; Crystal-clear mic capabilities ; Intuitive and powerful on-headset controls

Price—this thing is expensive ; Sound isn't what you might expect for $300 ; Base station takes up plenty of desk space

In design, in presentation, in convenience, Astro’s new A50 finally delivers a compelling reason for fans to upgrade their old A50 headset. The charging station is an excellent (albeit ostentatious) bit of work, the motion-sensing auto-on/off is a...

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station

 

The Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station sounds, looks, and feels fantastic, but carries a high price tag to match its premium features and build.

Excellent sound quality. Very comfortable. Convenient charging cradle.

Expensive. Bundle/cradle only works with either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. No wired option for mobile devices.

Astro Gaming's A50 is the best wireless gaming headset you can buy. It's comfortable, sounds excellent, and its charging cradle is incredibly convenient. It's expensive, but well worth the price if it's in your budget, making it our Editors' Choice. If...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Nic Healey (cnet.com)

The new-look Astro A50 gaming headset

 

Astro adds some customisation options to its top-of-the-line wireless gaming headset.

Jun, 2016

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

Expert review by : ScottMLowe (theverge.com)

Astro A50 wireless gaming headset review

 

In a market dominated by names like Turtle Beach and Tritton, Astro Gaming has established a reputation as a boutique purveyor of premium gaming audio products, beloved by enthusiasts and...

Outstanding audio quality ; Simple to set up and use ; Comfortable to wear

Expensive ; Bulky, heavy design

The best gaming audio for those that can afford it

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

Astro A50 (2019) review: Convenience costs money

 

Expensive as ever, Astro's redesigned A50 nevertheless makes a case for its sticker price with a sleeker charging cradle, a return to the more reliable 2.4GHz band, and a refined audio profile.

Charging cradle is smaller and still very unique ; Switches to the more reliable 2.4GHz band (finally) ; Comfortable and durable

Middling battery life ; Poor noise isolation ; Expensive

Whether it’s enough to justify the price? I’m not sure. Astro’s made a compelling argument, and the A50’s still a favorite headset of mine. But it’s harder than ever to sell people on “Greatest” when you can get “Great” for half the price.

Expert review by : Marc Henney , Sam Vafaei, Yannick Khong (rtings.com)

Astro A50 Wireless HEADPHONES

 

The Astro A50 is a good gaming headset with a very good sound for critical listening. These headphones are well-built, durable and have a premium-looking design with comfortable ear cups that you can wear for hours. Sadly, you can't really use them as...

Comfortable and sturdy design. ; Great audio reproduction with EQ and presets. ; Good microphone that filters out noise.

Bulky design not meant for outdoors. ; Poor noise isolation. ; Leaky at high volumes.

Mar, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

Astro A50 (2016) Review: Ultimate Gaming Headset Just Got Better

 

The Astro A50 retains the excellent sound and top-tier comfort that made previous models great while addressing some of the biggest quirks that used to hold the headset back. Wireless chat is no longer a problem on Xbox One, and although the companion...

Rich surround sound ; Extremely lightweight and cozy ; Modular components ; Useful base station ; Strong battery life

So-so microphone ; Companion app can be overwhelming

The Astro A50 is one of the best premium wireless gaming headsets out there, packing rich surround sound and intuitive controls into a cozy and lightweight design.

Nov, 2016

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