I have used Turtle Beach headsets for gaming for many years. I got tired of the earpiece breaking off the adjustment band to just have the whole piece hanging by the wires. Started to look into different headsets and was recommended Astro's by a friend online. Decided to buy one.
First impressions were good. The mixamp is a lot like the turtle beach controller adapter, except way better. It has a main volume knob on the bottom, and then a really nice mixer between game volume and chat volume on the front with an LED light that moves to show the amount applied to either side. Has a mute button on the bottom of the volume knob, which I love having the mute right there on the controller and not inline like a lot of other versions or having to flip up the mic to mute. There is also 3 EQ presets you can select from, and as with the game/chat mixer, the LED's signify which EQ setting you are on.
The headset seems to be really good quality construction, and has a flexible boom mic. What I really like about it is the adjustment brackets are made of metal instead of plastic, so I don't see them breaking like all of my Turtle Beaches have. I have a pretty large head, and the headset fits a little snug, but comfortably. The cups are large enough to completely cover most ears. I have longer ears so they don't cover completely but most of the way. The mic clarity seems to be really good. I have gotten a lot of comments on how good and clear my mic sounds online.
The sound quality is great. No, it doesn't give earth shattering bass like there is a subwoofer in your head, but It is very well blended and the directional sounds are on point. Very easy to hear where footsteps are coming from in the game, and I haven't had one disappointment in the sound quality yet in the month I have been using them.
After the month of use though, there are some things that stand out as an annoyance. The mixamp cord to the headset is too short. It is just long enough to set the controller down next to you and it's already stretched out so any head movements are hindered and easy to forget so the controller goes flying if you make any sudden head movements. There is no way to counter that because the cord is hard wired into the mixamp, and not changeable. Also the input jack on the headset is at a terrible angle and is pointed straight up and down so the plug will sometimes rub into your shoulder while gaming. It's a minor annoyance, but enough that it should be addressed.
Also included with the headset is a separate cable to use the headset with your phone or other devices with a headphone jack. Cable has an inline mute button.
Overall is a great headset and is well worth it. Only 4/5 stars though for the minor annoyances I listed above.