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ASTRO Gaming A40 Audio System (White)

by ASTRO Gaming
Windows 7, PlayStation 4, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) 10 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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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: Accessory
  • Release Date: November 1, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #867 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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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96 of 105 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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63 of 70 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.


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 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Experienced owner of other brands. November 12, 2012
Color Name:Black| Edition:New|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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brief Overview December 17, 2012
By Jason B
Color Name:Black| Edition:New|Verified Purchase
I will not go into a ton of detail like other reviewers, but I can guarantee you that this is one of the best headsets out there. I use to have the Tritton Warheads, but I eventually returned them for these and honestly, I made the right decision.

The Astros level of comfortability is unbelievable! There is no way to describe how great these feel once you put them on, its just down right amazing.

Sound and Audio:
Audio in the Astros is top notch; it has unrivaled 7.1 dolby digital. Unlike the Warheads that drown you with bass, the astros have the perfect balance between crisp, clear sound and bass. During a gaming session of Battlefield 3 earlier today, I was actually surprised how I could hear the footsteps of friend and foe up to an 8 meter radius while in pro mode, one of the EQ settings. I know basically everyone can hear footsteps with just about any headset but trust me when I say that these Astros really do take your awareness in a competitive FPS, like BF3, and triples it. You could kind of do the same with the Warheads, but they only let you know that there is somebody in your proximity while the Astros allow you to pinpoint the EXACT location within that proximity.

EQ Settings:

-Pro mode, like I mentioned earlier, allows you to take your awareness to the next level. I have only tried it on BF3 (not a fan of COD), but I can tell that this is something you want to use in all of your competitive multiplayer games.

-Core mode is something that you would want to use in single player games like Skyrim or Assassin's Creed. From my understanding, this mode leaves the sound unaltered to give you the experience of the game how the developers wanted you to experience it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance and build quality
For my first headset I am very impressed with the sound quality, build quality, and comfort of wearing this headset. Using them for almost 8 hrs at a time. Read more
Published 21 months ago by MrAzik
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad, Very bad microphone
Its unforgivable the build quality for the price. This set has a very average quality of components. Specialy the conections. The sound is realy good. Read more
Published 21 months ago by F. C. Januario
1.0 out of 5 stars Chris
Freaking thing is horrible after 6 months nothing but hissing and popping noises this sucks I blew $200 on a product i thought was going to be a good product do yourself a favor... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Chris M
5.0 out of 5 stars Sickest Gaming Headphones ever!
First of all, I am an average gamer. I play a couple times a week after work. I play late at night and wanted something that wouldnt keep the wife up at night. Read more
Published 21 months ago by 93wrangler
1.0 out of 5 stars Hundreds of valid complaints with this garbage headset
Be advised this review is for the 2013 NEW edition of this headset, the title of this page doesnt reflect the newer version update. Read more
Published 21 months ago by jz
5.0 out of 5 stars Astro is excellent!
Top of the line headgear, clear crisp sound and extraordinary comfort. I highly recommend these headphones for anyone who will spend any length of time online gaming or just... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Lupusolus
5.0 out of 5 stars Send in the Drones! Headsets let you hear everything
I picked up a set of these headphones today and have been completely blown away. I hooked them up and started running thru all games and was blown away by the quality and how well... Read more
Published 22 months ago by M. Holkesvik
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Headphones
These are some of the best Headphones i have ever used by far. I would really recommend them to anyone who is in doubt
Published 23 months ago by Seth C
3.0 out of 5 stars Customer support is a joke, flawed product...
My problems with the headset are not related to the sound, as I don't use them on my pc; I use them for surround sound on my television.

I bought these barely used. Read more
Published 23 months ago by T. Macion
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy!!
This headset and mixamp is a MUST for any type of gamer. Turtle beach and tritton put quantity befor quality where Astro puts quality first. Read more
Published 23 months ago by AaronBerry
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