Astro Gaming - A40TR Wired Surround Sound Gaming Headset PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows - Black

You game with the best, so it's crucial that you're always aware of the environment around you. Every snap of a twig or communication among teammates is critical to getting the win. With the A40TR Wired Surround Sound Gaming Headset, you can hear every audio detail in stunning clarity thanks to ASTRO Audio and an optimal balance between in-game sounds and vocal transmissions. It's easy to deliver instructions or just chat after a legendary victory with a precision microphone — and when you're done playing, simply remove the mic to enjoy your favorite tunes or movie audio. Enhance your next gaming session with bold, crisp sound that puts you in the heart of the action.

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Overview

What's Included


  • A40TR Wired Surround Sound Gaming Headset
  • Cables
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (193 out of 205)

Features


Immerse yourself in rich, lifelike sound thanks to ASTRO Audio

Stay in constant communication during critical missions with a precision microphone that clearly captures vocal sound and can be removed for flexible use

Make sure you can hear subtle audio details and important conversations with balanced game and voice audio

Modify your headset to suit your preferences with a variety of optional components, including speaker tags, microphones and ear cushions (not included).

Compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows


Customer rating

4.7
95%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.5

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these headphones!

    Posted
    JediPimping
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was a previous owner of the Astro A40's before it became Astro A40 TR. I didn't feel the need to upgrade at first, as the A40s were working just fine. Then I accidentally broke the USB part of my Mixamp and had to get a newer mixamp (the TR version). After having it for a couple of months, I decided to pull the trigger and buy the TR headphones. I wasn't expecting a lot of difference, but there are a few perks I like now: This headset feels more comfortable than the older A40. I have earrings and an industrial that hurt after playing a while with headphones. So far that hasn't happened to with the newer padding on the TRs. I want to get the mod kit to see if that adds more comfort. I did notice a boost in sound quality. I'm not an audiophile, so I can't tell you what is going on or why. But it does sound clearer/richer than the older A40. I think both still have great sound ,but the TR slightly better. People on my games are saying they can hear me better on my mic. That is always a good thing. overall if you are looking to buy a new pair of headphones, I love Astros. I will keep buying from them as needed. If you are looking for an upgrade, it depends on what you are looking for. The older style A40 may be just fine for you. If you like having newer and able to mod it with the kits, then definitely look into these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Serious Gamer Headset

    Posted
    NightForce
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Have you ever wondered why some people that take gaming seriously buy cheap headsets? Astro Headsets Rock! These are the best that I have found for the games I play. What sets them apart from the rest is the ability to control the game volume separately from the voice volume. More specifically, if you turn the game sound up so loud so you can hear footsteps so players can't sneak up on you, then during explosions and shooting, you can't hear your friends. The mixamp allows you to find a perfect balance. Friends just loud enough, game, just right. Love that set up. I also like the magnetic side panels. Nothing is worse than not being able to hear a friend sitting next to you while you play. The instantly removable panels solve that. Need to hear, remove one side or both side. Click them back on when you need to hear only the game. Boom mike removes too. I could go on and on but if you take gaming seriously, tired of losing or poor mic feedback because you bought a cheap rig get these. These were for my daughter, I play with the A50. They are the best, period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay headset

    Posted
    MariaT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've always been into gaming and don't mind spending money on something that is good. That said I bought the A40 TR with the mix amp but had to return since the cord is not long enough from the PS4 over to the bed. So decided since i couldn't use the MixAmp might as well just buy the headset itself. I thought the sound quality would be the same but I was so fooled and extremely disappointed. When it comes to sound and mic volume it doesn't compare to the regular PlayStation Gold headseat. You have to turn the volume up TO THE MAX to hear footsteps and it's barely heard even with awareness on. The only category it beat the PS Gold is the comfort. It feels 10x better with that headset on than the PS4 for long game sessions. Don't spend your money on the headset unless you are getting the MixAmp with it. That being said I have ordered me the A50 and hope it doesn't disappoint like the A40 did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headset with a few cons.

    Posted
    matt98
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Pros Amazing sound quality - As someone with tinitus this is extremely crucial for me- definately a 5/5 in sound. Comfortable I got moderately sensitive ears and this headset is perfect. It is very comfortable head band. It is a bit heavier but overall Nothing to bad 4/5 here Microphone. The mic on this headset is probably its biggest drawback. You will have to aplify the sound alot just to hear yourself in teamspeak. It also is bit short and not really flexible. For a headset of this cost it is very disappointing. 2/5 here Shame if it wasnt for this this headset would be a 5/5 quality. Overall. If sound over mic is your biggest concern the headset is absolutely for you. If you are looking for a hundred 50 range headset for a mic look elsewhere as this ones mic is subpar to even a 50-75 dollar headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Headset for a Fantastic Price

    Posted
    Buddy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After reading reviews and hearing positive remarks from friends and coworkers, I was led to the Astro A40 Gaming headset. Initially, a $150 price point seemed like a demanding price for a gaming headset but after having them for a while, the price is a joke for the quality of sound and design you are delivered. Surround sound on games are delivered perfectly and clear with no crackles or skips with perfect adaptive sound with no sound calibration software needed or used. The headset works both on PS4 as well as PC with a 2-way splitter included in the box which was a very nice touch by Astro. Overall, the Astro A40 is a fantastic gaming headset for $150. Would definitely recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones

    Posted
    Gremoira
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Very comfortable to wear and easy to set up. I had bought headphones in the past and was very disappointed with the brands. I had a Panasonic Gamecon set that was great until I upgraded to Windows 10. The company didn't update their drivers and software for Windows 10 and made the headphones buggy. I then purchased a Razer Kraken Pro thinking it would be an amazing product. Those fit way too tight and the microphone was semi useless on Voip services for gaming. Sounds came in static. So after doing more research and getting to demo these in the store I settled on the Astro A40. They sound great for not being surround sound. The microphone works with all the gaming chat programs I have. The only drawback is that its not surround sound other than that they have been awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid headset

    Posted
    Matthew
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was previously using a wireless gaming headset, so I do miss the ability to get up and grab something from the fridge without having to take the headset off. But I can't really take any stars off for that. Sound quality is decent, I'd prefer a little deeper/better bass quality. Using the MixAmp does improve some over direct to the PC, and it's really nice to be able to balance between game and voice. I noticed little to no difference between using the optical output over the USB connection. I also have not yet used this with my PS4. A big selling point for me was the ability to purchase replacement parts: ear cups, replacement boom mic, custom tags. I retired my least pair due to the pleather on the war ups beginning to flake off (different brand)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The comfort of the headset is what I like the most

    Posted
    Vsong
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    These things are great. They work with PC/Xbox One Controllers/PS4 and any 3.5mm jack. They surround sound is great and paired with the mix amp they have great adjustability. The best part though it the material they use for the contact with your head. Its very comfortable. Its not like the stuff cheap rough plastic found on other so called hi-end headphones. Looking at you Turtle Beach. ( I returned there 800x right away after trying them for 5 minutes ). My only grip is I wish the cable was longer.. Its short and when you have a mix amp it can limit your range. Sure you can get a 3.5mm extender but then it just doesnt look as clean. I liked them so much I purchased the a50 as well. So far I am a fan and I've had this pair for 6 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, comfort, usability and durability. Editors are less positive about noise isolation and have mixed opinions about bass quality. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 81/100 = Very good quality.
  • techau.com.auJason Cartwright on August 31, 2015
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  • TweakTownRating, 4.4 out of 5Chris Smith on April 28, 2015
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  • Kitguru.net (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5KitGuru on October 20, 2013
    Astro A40 and Mixamp Review
    23 Flares 23 Flares × Within recent years we have seen a lot of competition from many brands in the audio sector. Trying to decide which one is best can often be a long drawn out process. Astro say that they are on a mission to produce the worldsFull Review
  • Reviewed.comRating, 2.2 out of 5Chris Thomas on March 19, 2012
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