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ASTRO Gaming A40 Audio System (White)

by ASTRO Gaming
Windows 7, PlayStation 4, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

Price: $249.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
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Color: White
  • 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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Color: White
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Product Details

Color: White
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004N7HSGU
  • Item Weight: 5 pounds
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: November 1, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,856 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Color: White

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
89 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing surround sound experience August 18, 2011
Color Name:White
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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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
Color Name:Black
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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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Experienced owner of other brands. November 12, 2012
Color Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I already own a pair of these and use them for my game consoles, however they are capable of much more! I've also used them on my iPhone and laptop. The sound quality of these headphones is near audiophile level. The directional precision is impeccable, the quality is so high that I had to change the way I sound-whored in Battlefield. I own a pair of X41s and Tritton AXPROs, they're now retired and collecting dust. The build quality is very impressive and comfort level is unparalleled. Astro actually studied the amount of pressure required to maintain comfort. They don't hurt even when I'm wearing my glasses and 3D glasses at the same time. Both of the microphones on the headset are very good too. The boom mic is my favorite with it's ability to be moved to the other side with a quick pull and push. The in-line mic is also very good and if you're not a fan of boom style mics offers a great alternative. When they're plugged into the mix amp, they provide the best clarity and noise cancelling for the mic I've ever experienced. If you take gaming serious and want to compete on a higher level, these are the headphones for you.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Price Tag September 14, 2009
Color Name:White
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I ordered the Astro A40 gaming headset and mixamp. I live in an apartment and recently started receiving complaints about "gunfire" late at night. In addition, my girlfriend has been complaining for a few months about the "gunfire" coming from the living room. I decided that it was time to get a gaming headset. I opted for the Astros because of the outstanding reviews that I've read across various sites. My requirements were simple. It had to be compatible with the Xbox 360 and the PS3. These were compatible with the Xbox 360 directly out of the box. I had to buy an adapter to get this working on the PS3, which can be purchased directly from Astro's site. I play a ton of COD4 (anxiously awaiting MW2) and can honestly say that I am glad I spent the money. The build quality is hi. It is easy to use and came with a ton of extras for hooking it up to whatever your little heart desires. The mic boom is easy to install on whatever side you choose. I love the adjustable sound knob to keep the volume level the same and quickly change the in game voice volume. I typically play with other people on Xbox live and can easily "mute" them by turning down their volume if I choose (not that i do this often, but the option is nice). The Dolby 5.1 Headphone is remarkable. I never gamed with surround sound, but after using these, everyone should. I've played through Quantum of Solace, Killzone 2, and am currently playing through Mass Effect. It really makes a difference, all while keeping my girlfriend and neighbors happy. I chose these for their high build quality, robustness to be used with other electronics, looks (I chose white with the walrus, which wasn't available on amazon), and high reviews. If you're on the fence, you should pull the trigger. You won't regret it. I've owned for two months now. Also, it comes with a sweet carrying case for storing. I can easily detach after I'm done using each night, so my cat doesn't go to town on the wires....
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Sound Quality
I first purchased the Astro A40 System when I was a professional gamer. It was all over MLG as the go to headset for competition. Read more
Published 23 hours ago by Joseph Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars great
shipping time was really short, hight quailty boxing as expected, and extreemly easy to setup
very comfortable , never experienced that , the virtual sourround is great and... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mohammed Abdalrahman
3.0 out of 5 stars Sound quality is not worth $250
I purchased this headset about 6 months ago. I will admit, this is the best headset I have ever owned. If sound quality is your number one priority however, look elsewhere. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Casey Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
Got this before the explicated date.. awesome headphones.. very much satisfied. . Gud work guys.. thnx alot.. keep it up
Published 15 days ago by mohit garg
4.0 out of 5 stars high quality
just can't seem to hear 3d footsteps in cod
high quality build and wires
overall great headphones and mic
just wish the 3d awareness was there
Published 16 days ago by Christopher Salpeas
2.0 out of 5 stars Great but part was broken.
The Astros quality wise were great but they had a broken wire. Other wise were great for the price and would recommend.
Published 16 days ago by Jeremy Farina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phones!!!
These are worth the money in quality. Great sound, skip the big stereo system and get some of theses. Very comfortable even in a four hour session of gaming. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Scaldera
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible microphone, Uncomfortable
Pros
7.1 Dolby Surround
Build quality is high.
Long Cables.
Mixer is sleek.
Very Easy setup. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Trent
5.0 out of 5 stars This gem here
Can be a little trickey getting it to work on your PC, but on consonle it was just plug in play. The sound on this is.... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Stickyickyooo
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down the best headset on the market... period.
After pre-ordering the 4 Shot, returning them because of the mic issue, trading for the XO7, returning them because Polk said they would ship a boom mic as temporary fix, and then... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Sgt Payback
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