ASTRO Gaming is ready to invade the living room with the A50 Wireless System. Experience Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with clarity and performance powered by KleerNet’s strongest 5.8Ghz solution available. I chat with Technical Product Manager James Lang about the headset and review the PS4 version of the headset. Many thanks to the Astro Gaming team for the opportunity to review the headset!
Music credit goes to Tiny Waves – RoBKTA – Pippin Time Bomb
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Astro Gaming A50 PS4 Headset Review
- PS4 + Xbox One + it is compatible with PC
- A50 Wireless Headset with Lithium-Ion Battery
- ASTRO Wireless 5 GHz Base Station Transmitter/Charging Stand
- Up to 15 hours of battery life
- Dolby® Headphone 7.1 surround sound
- ASTRO Command Center software allows Pros and Livestreamers to tune every input and output parameter
- A50 Mod Kit allows users to add synthetic leather headband and ear cushions for improved noise cancellation and comfort
- Additional Base Stations are sold separately
- For VR headset users, the A50 will fit perfectly over the HTC Vive, Oculus, or PS VR
- Dolby on/off button on the headset
- Built In Mixamp
- Precision Microphone with Flip Up Mute
- EQ settings switch on the headset (3 positions)
- Base Station has an optical out, optical in, streaming port and USB port
- Base Station also has a PS4-PC switch and USB charging port on the side
- Auto shut off feature because of the built in accelerometer is a great step forward with their flagship headset
- Astro Gaming A50 + Base Station is available now.