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ASTRO Gaming A40 Audio System (White)

by ASTRO Gaming
Windows 7, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Mac OS X
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews) 70 answered questions

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Color: White
Edition: New
  • ASTRO MIXAMP ASTRO MixAmps lets you adjust your game-to-voice balancing, choose from up to 4 different EQ modes (2013 ed. only) made for gaming/media, and link multiple MixAmps together for a lag-free private voice network.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE SPEAKER TAGS Change-up your style on the A40 or A30 headsets with our magnetic Speaker Tag system. Or, customize your setup by designing your tags at our online Speaker Tag Customizer.
  • DOLBY DIGITAL 7.1 Plug into an ASTRO MixAmp and immerse yourself in the audio of your favorite games. Use every gunshot and footstep to pinpoint exactly where the fight is and get the drop on your opponents before they hear you.
  • MULTI-SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY ASTRO MixAmps ensure compatibility with any major platform you choose to game on. Whether you're gaming on an Xbox 360, a PS3, a PC, or a mobile platform ASTRO has you covered.
  • SUPERIOR FIT & FINISH Wear your ASTROs flat around your neck pro-style or clamp them on your dome for days of play in ultimate comfort. Designed with superior materials & fit.
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ASTRO Gaming A40 and MixAmp Pro PS4 - White ASTRO Gaming A40 and MixAmp Pro PS4 - White 3.9 out of 5 stars (42)
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Product Details

Color: White | Edition: New
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004N7HSGU
  • Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 1, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,452 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Product Description

Color: White | Edition: New

The new 2013 edition of the A40 Audio System combines an acoustically improved A40 Headset with our updated MixAmp Pro to bring you the next-gen audio experience. Immerse yourself with exceptionally accurate 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound, multiplatform support, and game to voice balancing. Own your gaming with interchangeable speaker tags and EQ modes to perfectly fit your gaming audio needs. Easily capture all your gaming audio for live streaming with the new MixAmp Pro's Stream output.

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118 of 132 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing surround sound experience August 18, 2011
Color Name:White|Edition:New
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am very happy to say that my extremely stylish white Astro A40 2011 audio system arrived recently and after much time pouring over it, I can safely say that it was worth every penny I spent. I noticed no one has reviewed the white ones, which I will now remedy. My wife and I live in a smaller-medium sized house divided into three apartment sized living spaces. I'm surrounded on two sides by in-law relatives. It's not a very soundproof house, and I sometimes suffer from insomnia or just want to play a game really loud. Until now, I've always had to turn the sound way down and could hardly hear anything. I've also never lived somewhere, ever, with an up-to-date surround sound, high fidelity sound system. Well, I decided I was through with that and so my wife and I got this package. It may be my best entertainment-related choice all year (at least tied with the PS3 I bought in Spring).

Immediately grabbing is the presentation of the A40s, even starting as early as the very slick, stellar packaging that is very reminiscent of an apple product. It's an impressive, clean introduction to Astro as a company. The Mixamp itself really has a retro-futuristic vibe to it and is very enjoyable to look at. In fact, the Mixamp's gorgeously simple design is immediately striking, just sporting two knobs, one for volume and the other for chat control, and two buttons, one for power and the other to activate simulated 7.1 surround sound. The buttons light up red, and really accent the black & white sheen of the Mixamp. Keeping up with the quality aesthetic design are the headphones themselves. The white ones remind me very much of the black & white droids with the red LED face screens from
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74 of 83 people found the following review helpful
Color Name:Black|Edition:New
Hello, this is D-Day1944, and today I will be doing a review on the Astro A40 Audio System (2013 Edition). I know that many of you have been waiting for this one. So, let us get started.

Introduction:

Astro has already proven themselves as a one of the most successful gaming headphone brands in recent memory. However, with Turtle Beach snagging the contract for the new headset licensed by MLG (Major League Gaming), and Tritton having made their turnaround with the 720+, things are more difficult for the A40. To make matters worse, Astro's old rivals, the Beyerdynamic MMX 300 and Sennheiser PC 360, did not make things any easier for this new edition. The most talked about this year, however, the Plantronics Commander, has made things even harder. With all these new competitors, does the A40 still have the sound performance to best its rivals, or has time really taken a toll on this consistent successful performer? Also, should you even consider to upgrade to the 2013 edition? Those questions will be answered soon, so stay tuned!

Out of the Box/Looks:

To start out, if you have already have owned the Astro A40 System, there will not be much change here. However, if you have not, here is to explain what the box looks like.

To start out, the box itself has the Audio System logo on it. On the back, there is a quick set-up guide for those who are new to how a gaming headset is supposed to be hooked up, and on the sides, their is additional information about the A40 specifications.

Now, as you pull of the cover of the box, you are greeted with a eye catching design of graphical artwork. You will then notice a tab sticking out. Once you pull back the tab, the headset itself will appear. There is a 3.5mm input located on the left side.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Typically has bad chords June 29, 2013
Color Name:White|Edition:New
Pros
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Semi-Comfortable headset - ears still hurt with the headset on for awhile :\. Band on top can give a headache too.

Decent sound with good direction - sounds shallow, but direction is nice, don't use for music. Direction comes from mixamp, so meh.

Good customization (mic even bends) - everything can move around to fit head

Mixamp with the latest drivers works well - yea, don't worry about driver issues anymore, latest drivers work

Cons
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Might want to buy new chords instead of using the chords that the headset comes with. The audio with the chords that it comes with just loves to give out. If you fiddle with it a bit and plug it in just perfectly, the audio won't give out, but it's a serious pain. It's like a shorted wire for electronics, the power giving it out when the chord is jostled a little bit.

I wouldn't call this headset a gold standard by any means, but it's better than a $25.00 headset, lol. It's probably best to just get the mixamp, a sennheiser 360, and maybe a mod mic (they clip on to headphones, cool no?). If I were to go back and rebuy a headset, I would get that combo.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astro A40 Audio System December 15, 2009
Color Name:White|Edition:New
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have had my A40 system for about 6 months now, and it's the best purchase I've made in a while. I've tested all the major headsets available, and this one is by far the best. It sounds amazing, it's extremely comfortable to wear, and Astro Gaming is a great manufacturer. It's obvious to me that Astro takes great pride in all of their products, and I highly recommend buying directly from them, rather than amazon.

The Headset:

The headset is very easy to adjust, and fits all headsizes. On both sides of the headset are speaker tags. These tags are detachable, and comes in packs of three. Two solid ones, and one with a hole (for the mic). If you don't need the mic, you can remove the tag with the hole and replace it with a solid one, giving the headset a more symetric look. Astro allows you to upload images and design your own speaker tags, which is great for customizing your headset. The mic is a single boom with no wires. The mic is very high quality, and will attach to both sides of the headset. As far as sound goes, I give the Astros a 9/10. I think the bass could be a little deeper, but I'm not complaining at all.

The Mixamp:

The mixamp is pure genius. There is only one wire going from the headset to the mixamp. If you're playing Xbox, you will also have a wire going from the controller to the mixamp. I strongly suggest that when you buy this system, you get the TOSlink cable for the best possible sound. The mixamp has two knobs on it. The main one is the master volume control. The smaller controls the game sound to voice sound ratio. The mixamp runs of USB power, which is great because the Xbox has two USB ports on it. You can also get 4 AA batteries which will give you 12-14 hours.
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Color: White | Edition: New