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ASTRO Gaming Introduces the A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

Dec 6, 2011
4,785 (2.14/day)
Still on the East Side
ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional gamers, and wholly owned subsidiary of Skullcandy, Inc., has launched the ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset, a professional-grade audio solution designed to provide gaming and home theater enthusiasts with an immersive experience free from the tangle of wires.

The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is professionally tuned for audiophile-level performance when gaming, watching movies or listening to music. It functions natively across all manner of entertainment devices including gaming consoles, PCs, Macs and home theater systems. ASTRO is also introducing ASTRO Audio Profiles with this product, which allows the user to optimize the listening experience for the subject matter and in the future will allow owners to create and share their own Profiles via a web interface.

"To improve the overall gaming experience and fully hear things as the game developers designed, you need a killer headset. ASTRO Gaming has been elevating expectations of what gamers expect from their audio since we introduced our A40 Pro Headset and MixAmp in 2008. Now after 4 years in the gaming arena, we've proven our products are unmatched in material quality, audio fidelity and innovation, and are used by pro and serious amateur gamers the world over," said Brett Lovelady, Founder of ASTRO Gaming. "The wireless ASTRO A50 was our next natural step to provide a more streamlined and integrated audio experience while maintaining our industry leading levels of comfort and quality – features which that will appeal to an entirely new audience of home entertainment and gaming enthusiasts."

The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is ASTRO Gaming's most technologically advanced product in its award-winning line of headsets, and features:

ASTRO Audio Experience - Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO Audio delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience with three custom EQ settings.
Multiplatform Home Entertainment Headset - Built for extended hours of movie watching, game playing and music listening, the ASTRO A50 matches superior fit and comfort with premium audio tuning for home theater, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PC, Mac and more.
Built-in ASTRO MixAmp 5.8 - The ASTRO A50 puts the audio authority at your fingertips, with integrated wireless MixAmp 5.8 technology with embedded controls for Master Volume and Game-to-Voice balancing making all critical audio options available for on-the-fly adjustments.
KleerNet 5.8 GHz Wireless Technology - Operating at a higher frequency than most wireless devices, the ASTRO A50 provides clarity and range with less interference using the best 5.8 chipset available today. Point to Multipoint - pair multiple ASTRO A50 headsets with a single transmitter. Totally lossless and lag and compression free.
Dolby 7.1 and 5.1 Surround Sound - Hear the details you're missing with pinpoint spatial accuracy and crystal clear definition.
Embedded Battery & Display Stand - Lithium-ion battery system rechargeable via USB. Show-off and charge your ASTRO A50 on the included display stand.

The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is now available directly through ASTRO's website at www.astrogaming.com for $299.99. Additional ASTRO Gaming products can be found at select Best Buy and Microsoft Stores nationwide and online, as well as on Astro Gaming's website. For a list of participating Best Buy store locations carrying ASTRO Gaming gear, please visit http://www.astrogaming.com/blog/1681/astro-added-to-bestbuy-store-locations-online.
Mar 7, 2007
3,788 (0.95/day)
Pompano beach, Florida
System Name HAL
Processor Core i7 4770k @ 4.6 ghz.
Motherboard Asus Maximus VII Hero
Cooling H80i Closed loop liquid cooling.
Memory 4x 4 (16) GB Corsair Vengeance ddr3 2133 @ 2200
Video Card(s) GTX 1080 FTW
Storage 256 GB Ocz V4 SSD "Thank you Kreij (Dean)" + 2x 1TB drives.
Display(s) 50" Samsung, UHD, 4k, 60hz.
Case Corsair Carbide MId tower
Audio Device(s) LG system through optical 5.1
Power Supply CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M
Software Microsoft Windows 10 x64
Benchmark Scores Haven (3720), Cinebench (932)
Cool, if you like wearing a helmet while you game.. Idk about you guys but headpahones make my ears hot after a while and just bug me in general to have on. Having these on would drive me nutz.. I do like the wireless though. Seem like a nice set for people who like the big headphones.
Nov 18, 2011
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I really do not consider these that crazily large, although the A30s are super small compared to these and they put out excellent sound.
Aug 4, 2007
3,830 (1.00/day)
System Name HP z800 workstation
Processor Intel Xeon X5687 3,60ghz 12mb cache x2
Motherboard HP Z800
Cooling all on air
Memory 24gb ecc ram 1333mhz
Video Card(s) sapphire pulse RX 580 8gb
Storage 300gb harddisk and 1tb harddisk 128gb ssd OS 160gb pci-e ssd Fusion io drive
Display(s) Acer KA210HQ
Case HP z800 workstation case
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply HP z800 1100 watt
Mouse Drakonia Black
Keyboard Xtrust nameless?
Software Windows 7 ultimate 64bit, Luxion Keyshot 5, 3ds max 2016, fusion 360
Benchmark Scores 3d mark 11 p15601
Cool, if you like wearing a helmet while you game.. Idk about you guys but headpahones make my ears hot after a while and just bug me in general to have on. Having these on would drive me nutz.. I do like the wireless though. Seem like a nice set for people who like the big headphones.
like this?
Aug 6, 2009
558 (0.18/day)
Chicago, Illinois
How about some wireless earbuds? Make those and I'd be impressed. I don't really care for over the ear style phones but wireless is nice, I've killed 3 expensive headsets after getting the cables caught up somehow.
Sep 15, 2007
2,753 (0.73/day)
Police/Nanny State of America
System Name More hardware than I use :|
Processor 4.7 8350 - 4.2 4560K - 4.4 4690K
Motherboard Sabertooth R2.0 - Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H-CF - AsRock Z97M KIller
Cooling Mugen 2 rev B push/pull - Hyper 212+ push/pull - Hyper 212+
Memory 16GB Gskill - 8GB Gskill - 16GB Ballistix 1.35v
Video Card(s) Xfire OCed 7950s - Powercolor 290x - Oced Zotac 980Ti AMP! (also have two 7870s)
Storage Crucial 250GB SSD, Kingston 3K 120GB, Sammy 1TB, various WDs, 13TB (actual capactity) NAS with WDs
Display(s) X-star 27" 1440 - Auria 27" 1440 - BenQ 24" 1080 - Acer 23" 1080
Case Lian Li open bench - Fractal Design ARC - Thermaltake Cube (still have HAF 932 and more ARCs)
Audio Device(s) Titanium HD - Onkyo HT-RC360 Receiver - BIC America custom 5.1 set up (and extra Klipsch sub)
Power Supply Corsair 850W V2 - EVGA 1000 G2 - Seasonic 500 and 600W units (dead 750W needs RMA lol)
Mouse Logitech G5 - Sentey Revolution Pro - Sentey Lumenata Pro - multiple wireless logitechs
Keyboard Logitech G11s - Thermaltake Challenger
Software I wish I could kill myself instead of using windows (OSX can suck it too).
I'm still waiting for real surround sound HPs that don't suck.