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Astro Gaming - A20 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One/PC/Mac - Multi-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 490 reviews

84%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect wireless gaming headset

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    Javi6913
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    It is wireless, looks great, and simple to install. I use it for both Xbox and PC gaming. Great sound quality! I am happy with the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great purchase

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    Brodude
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    These headphones do the job for gaming. I like the additional ability to use with my Mac. The battery lasts for a good while between charges. I'd buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Next Step Up

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    johnboy
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    Son went through 2 wired headsets. The A20 was recommended by a rep at Best Buy, and I felt comfortable at that price point. It has worked perfectly for him. Great construction, zero issues. Not the cheapest, not the most expensive - but just right for a 12 year old who plays everyday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the xbox gamer

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    RioticAddiction
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    This is a great headset (so far- Every turtle beach I have previously owned, the mic would quit working) Pros Nice and crisp microphone input. Speakers are loud and no feedback. Cons Not really any different modes for sound control. Volume adjustment is awkward. @@@@@@@@ Button on top and bottom of scroll wheel to adjust between game and voice @@@@@@@

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for an affordable price

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    Maria
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    I got this headset for my husband. I was a little unsure whether to buy them or not. However, after some research, I finally set my mind and bought them. Turned out they are incredibly good for such price. I'll totally recommend to get one set. Astro Gaming sure holds great quality of headsets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Headset

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    Camp
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    I bought this headset because I was looking to expand on my home theatre system and I knew that Microsoft wouldn't come out with their own like they did with the 360. That being said, I believe it was a great investment. This headset combined with the Dolby Atmos Access app on the Microsoft store to give you Dolby Atom for headsets is mind blowing. I feel like I can hear everything better now. I can also use the heasset on my pc if I want by flipping the switch on the hub from Xbox to pc. This truely is an amazing product and would definitely recommend it to any hardcore gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset

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    Richw23
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    The pros outweigh the cons big in this truly 100% wireless headset. With the help of the new windows sonic for headphones which is free on Xbox one. This gives you a surround sound audio of virtual 7.1 surround sound. If you prefer a more spacial sound you can pay for the dolby atmos for headphones on xbox which is just a couple notches above windows sonic but well worth the $12. This headset is pretty great. I play Ghost Recon and COD and I must say these things give you incredible sound and can be tailored (pc needed). With your pc u can adjust the sound to your liking or just import other players sound setting for fps's or rpg's or whatever your into. I have tinkered with mine on my own as well as well as imported other setting from other players. It has quality sound, a great mic (friends say I am very clear) and is just a touch above (in my opinion) the turtle beach stealth 700 that came out in the same time frame. I have both, I would recommend these over the TB 700 but if you are looking for easiest set up with just an app to make small changes to your listening then I would go with the TB 700. If you are serious about gaming and want a great mic and the ability to modify the sounds to what more important to you like footsteps preset, an rpg preset and may just an arcade style preset, you can do that. The astro feels a bit more solid that the TB 700 and is pretty comfy. Neither one weighs a lot so extended sessions are not and issue and I have not run out of battery on either one. Bottom line is if you want customization for different games or play styles, go with the astro a20. This is a solid headset and offers great sound and mic and imo is better than the competition in this price range of $150.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Headset

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    MBP32
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    My wife bought this for me as a gift and I love it. The sound is perfect enough to zone everyone out. LOL. It has 3 preset options that you can choose for audio. The balance between the game audio and chat audio is great. You can adjust how loud you want the chat audio to be or vice versa. The wireless feature is a must have. No more getting stuck on wires while you play. The comfort of having these on your head is pretty good. Its cushioned for comfort. The Mic performance is good. You can actually mute and unmute your mic by flipping it up/down. Overall great audio quality and comfort. What's not so great is the customization. Would've loved to see more customization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Sweet Spot in Astro’s lineup

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    DigitalYukio
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    PROs True Wireless Headset. No wires needed for Xbox Chat/mic The Xbox One version also works completely on PS4 (Wireless mic and Game Audio). The battery is rated at about 15 hours on medium volume. Full-sized USB port on the back that you can use to charge your headset or other devices Works with both PC and Macs Useable while charging CONs There's no wired Audio support. Headphones turns on while charging SOUND This has essentially the same sound signature as every other Astro headset, which is a good thing. It's a slightly warm, slightly aggressive sound, that seems designed to split the difference between fun and accuracy. Highs are gently reduced from their maximum without a hint of fatigue. Bass is right in that nice middle ground between punchy and rumbly. The mids are present and don't sound hollow or muddy. It sounds very friendly, impressive, and pleasant.sort of like what I expect out of Bose products. It's tuned for long gaming sessions, and I think a slightly warm signature is just the right call for that purpose. This pair doesn't include the Dolby Headphone decoder of the more expensive A40 and A50 units.but you can use software virtual surround solutions like Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos, and those work great. Astro includes three default EQ presets. The first is called "Astro," and it actually gently elevates the highs and upper mids without touching the bass. Even with this EQ turned on, the headset presents a nice, generally warmer-than-flat sound signature that I could listen to all day. The second mode is called "Pro". It adds a somewhat aggressive hump in the bass and boosts the upper-mid footsteps region. I don't really like the way this sounds at all, particularly for music. However. It's probably designed for gaming tournament scenarios. The extra hump in the bass helps further block out outside noise, and the boost in the upper mids helps bring out footsteps and game chat. So I get why this preset exists. The third preset is called "Studio", and I think it's trying to mimmic the slightly "W-shaped" sound of something like the M50X. I enjoyed the sound of this one just fine. It's nicely detailed, and more aggressively punchy in the bass than the default setting. It has slightly boosted highs too, that have just a touch more detail and "tizziness" to them, but still don't sound fatiguing. Of course, with a computer, you could delete all these if you'd like. If you hook up the A20 to a Mac or a PC, you can download the Astro Command Center and fully reprogram each of these EQ presets to your heart's content. You can also tweak the mic settings a bit. This is just simply a nice-sounding headset. The highs are present but not too aggressive. And the bass should satisfy all but the most obsessive of bassheads. I think the equally-priced RIG 800 sounds a touch more impressive on its default EQ.though that headset has some issues with digital clipping/distortion when your source volume is turned up, which thankfully isn't a problem on the A20. Astro has always presented a solid, safe, fun sound signature across their lineup, and it's really nice that the two lower-end offerings retain that. ISOLATION The A20 has an impressive amount of isolation for a cloth ear cup headset. The ear pads seal well against the head, and have a very dense memory foam inside. It won't block out as much noise as an active pair of headphones, or some of the better leatherette pads on the market.but it's great for a headset using cloth. COMFORT Astro has once again nailed headphone comfort. The ear pads have larger holes than those on the A10, so you shouldn't have any huge issues with the pads or the insides touching your ears. The pads are shaped comparably to those on the A40 and A50, with a nice subtle molded shape that helps make up for a slight lack of lateral rotation in the cups. Although the covering is similar in quality to the cloth on the A10, the foam inside the pads is perhaps the nicest Astro has ever used. It's a squishy memory foam and I really like the way it feels. It molded nicely around my glasses. That Crusher Wireless headband pad serves its purpose well, and offers more direct head support than any other Astro headset. All of those use half-length cloth pads. This pad is made of a soft rubber with a pocket of air behind it, and it feels quite nice on the head and in the hands. It also picks up a ton of dust instantly. The weight and clamping force are just about perfectly balanced, and the result is a headset that's easily wearable for hours, once you get it adjusted correctly. If you don't place it just right, the ridges in the headband might cause you minor discomfort, but that's about all I could see being a comfort issue. Astro can stand proudly alongside HyperX as a headset company that actually cares about user comfort. What a concept! :) MICROPHONE I never expect wireless mics to be amazing, especially on gaming headsets. There'sn't a lot of bandwidth to spare in the design of these products, and often the mic audio gets short shrift. No such issues exist on the A20. Like the A10, it has an exceptional microphone. The tone is natural, with nice resonance in the voice. It has decent background noise cancellation. There's a tiny amount of barely noticeable compression, but honestly I'll take it. This is perhaps the best-performing wireless mic that'sn't on a Razer product. You can use the Astro Command Center software to pick from different noise gates, and adjust the amount of side tone as well. This directly copies the features of the more expensive Astro headsets, which is wonderful. FEATURES/EXTRAS/WIRELESS PERFORMANCE Inside the box, you get a wireless transmitter, the headset, a 1 meter USB cable, a half-meter USB cable, and a 1 meter optical cable. The wireless transmitter is nice! It has just enough weight to it that it doesn't feel hollow, and it has rubber feet so it won't slide around on your desk. I bought the Xbox version, so it has a toggle on the back between Xbox and PC modes. In Xbox mode, the USB connection basically fools an Xbox One into thinking a controller is connected, and you can pump all the chat audio to your headset that way. Regular game audio comes in over the optical connection, and you can balance these levels with buttons around the volume wheel on the headset. In PC mode, you can get audio to the transmitter either through USB or optical.but you'll need to use USB if you want to use the mic or the Astro command center. The headset will also work with a PS4 in PC mode, if you connect up both the optical and usb cables, thanks to the PS4 supporting most generic PC USB headsets. So if you need compatibility with all three platforms, the Xbox headset is the one to get! The white light on the transmitter turns green when you switch to Xbox mode. There are also some Call of Duty branded versions that sell for 10 bucks more and come in different colors.and for your troubles/extra cash, you get a code to redeem for microtransaction bucks inside for Call of Duty: WWII video game. Yay? Highly recommended for gamers on a budget that want a solid mic, a slightly warm sound, and good comfort! FINAL THOUGHTS Astro has basically produced an A50, but taken out the magnetic removable ear pads and the Dolby Headphone decoder.and then lopped over $150 off the price. That's an astounding deal if you're looking for a headset and you've decided that Astro is your brand of choice. The RIG 800HX offers a free Dolby Atmos code in the box right now, and slightly better battery life. However, it will have some issues with digital clipping if you don't turn your source volume down, and it doesn't isolate nearly as well as the A20. It also doesn't have as nice of a microphone. This hands down beats anything Logitech has out right now. In short, the A20 is a totally good and fine wireless headset with exactly the feature set I'd expect at this price point, and sound that mirrors its more expensive cousins. In fact, if you're good with stereo or one of the software virtual surround modes Microsoft has recently introduced.there's almost no practical reason to select the A40 or A50 over the A10 or A20. Sure, the more expensive headsets do offer interchangeable ear pads. But that's kind of the one leg they have left to stand on, direct comparison-wise. I still love the more premium A40.but these cheaper models are perfect for most consumers who want the same sound and feature set, as long as you don't want to change out your pads all the time. Highly recommended for gamers on a budget that wants a solid mic, a slightly warm sound, and good comfort!

    I would recommend this to a friend