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Astro Gaming - A40TR Wired Surround Sound Gaming Headset + MIXAMP Pro for Xbox One and Windows - White-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 851 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Headset Money Can Buy

    Posted
    Will
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    I have tried many different headsets over the years, but this one is by far the best. This is the multi purpose swiss army knife of headsets. From the ability to change sound settings, to being able to just pump all audio and sound into them(great for late night video game sessions). Adjustable and customizable by using mod kits, or by ordering custom speaker tags. I thought the mix-amp and cords would be cumbersome and in the way, but surprisingly they are not. I would have went with the wireless Astro Headset, but I have heard about them losing a charge too quick, and having to plug them into your controller. They are pricey, but worth every penny. I highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth It

    Posted
    CodyMCO
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    This headset is either a love it or hate it. There is a lot of cable management to deal with but it is worth it. Wired always beats wireless. It's pretty easy to adjust your favorite presets via PC. Android or iPhone you can plug into this thing and listen to music and take calls. The mixer is actually really handy. When you end up with a rando that has a lot of back round or the mic is super hot you have a pretty good amount of leeway on your end to make adjustments. If you are like me you have been on the hunt for that ever elusive perfect headset. These may not be the answer for you but for me they are perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming Headset

    Posted
    Jason
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    I upgraded to the Astro A40's a few years ago from the Roccat Kave headset which was a true 5.1 set up. After trying several brands/ models the A40 was that headset that met my needs. Recently my original A40 mix amp started having problems that I blame on myself from knocking the amp off the desk one time too many. Instead of just replacing the mix amp I decided to go ahead and just and spend some coin and get the TR model and I really wanted the white and gray headset to. Adjustments can be made on the mix amp on the fly and with the TR model there's software to further tune to your preferences. As many of people have stated these are not audiophile headsets. If you are ready to drop the bucks and move up from those Wally World $20 cans your wearing now you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset minor problems

    Posted
    Element
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    Pros:Amazing sound quality can hear every aspect of your games. Mute is easy to access and see. Mix amp is easy to operate Wired no pesky batteries dying on you cord is long and comfortable to normal living room ranges if you use a gaming chair Self chat feed so you're not yelling constantly Cons:Needed an update on pc out of the box to work properly due to a glitch in software since product launch that can only be fixed by this update. That I was only able to find by googling the issue I was having. Noise cancellation isn't there Ear cups are not comfortable and get very hot during long play sessions. If you do not hard shutdown your Xbox after use the mic will not register and you have to unplug and re plug in the USB to the console

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for gaming.

    Posted
    Coffeecupsalute
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    This is the best headset I've ever purchased. Sound is superb and can also be adjusted by selecting from one of the three presets coming from the the mix amp. Comfort is even better, you'll forget that you even have these on. And the mic....the mic is nothing but phenomenal everything can be heard by everyone and it can be switched from the left side to the right side. And don't forget mod kits can also be purchased for this headset. The mod kits allow for a closed back headset. Also the mix amp which allows the user to not have to plug a cable into the controller is awesome. The mixamp which plugs directly into the headset allowing nob adjustments for the game and voice volume is very user friendly. So look no further than the ASTRO A40TR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love them. Be careful though!

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    Seanmac92
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    These headphones are absolutely amazing. Remember, these are wired so if you are looking for wireless, these definitely aren't for you; as they can cause a cluster of wires. I have used these frequently for Xbox One and PC. On PC you can download a equalizer app and modify these in more detail. Overall great product! BE CAREFUL! The power cable plugs into the back of the mixer. This cable and the connector inside the mixer are easily broken. I have researched this, as my cable has already gone out within a few weeks of use. Just be careful if you are continuously unhooking the cable or moving the mixer around like I am.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset, worth the money!

    Posted
    Jimd0313
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    I purchased this headset to use with my Xbox one and PS4. I originally purchased the A50's, but returned them for these. They were heavy, and I actually prefer the separate mixamp compared to the built in one on the a50. The sound quality of these is fantastic! The mixamp works wonderfully. The biggest draw back to any of the Astro headsets is that the mixamp is not compatible with PS4 (or vice versa if you buy the PS4 set). You can use them for game audio on the PS4 but not for chat. You can plug the headset directly into the controller, but that really defeats the purpose of this set. I ended up buying a PS4 mixamp online for relatively cheap, and some longer cables. I was skeptical about spending the money on these at first, but well worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones!

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    devildog74
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    I tried the wireless version but had problems of it having to be reset almost daily. These don't have that issue. I had to purchase extra long USB cable and Optical cable to allow me to set the 16' away from my 65" TV but it is worth it. I bought the windows/xbox version because it was on sale and since I use optical on all of my devices, ps4,xboxone, xbox, ps3, and cable, it works with them all. I have it plugged into my computer USB port since it is on all the time anyway, that way I don't have to start my xboxone every time I want to use them. The only thing that does not work is the microphone when I am playing on the PS4 but not a deal breaker for me. The are very comfortable for long periods for movies and games. i highly recommend them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Headset for XB1

    Posted
    JustMyOpinion
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    I can't recommend these highly enough. The new MixAmp sounds amazing, and the new headset is somehow even more comfortable than last years. I REALLY like the easily removable ear cups and headband, and though I won't be replacing them with the noise cancelling tournament kit anytime soon, it will be great when I just want fresh new standard ear cups. The absolute best part of the new system is that the need for a chat cable to your controller is over. The new MixAmp runs chat audio through the USB cable that you connect to the XB1. Friends reported that I sounded crystal clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect headset

    Posted
    underdog217
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    After having a bit of an issue with a pair or Turtle Beach headsets, I decided to switch over to this based upon reviews and I have to say I am pleased. I have never used Astro headsets before and they got a lot right to make me a return customer. The sound mixer is fantastic. The noise cancelling is even better. The bass and treble are both on point. I literally feel like I'm cheating when some fool is running nearby me on Call of Duty. I haven't found a thing wrong these after a couple of weeks of use. No complaints from myself or anyone I am communicating with over Xbox. Yes the price is steep, but boy is it worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to like these, but...

    Posted
    James
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    I purchased this model because I wanted to listen to music sometimes when gaming. While these are as good as any of the Astro models for hearing, I had to speak very loudly or constantly be asked to repeat things. I returned for the proven model without the mix amp. Hopefully the mic will be improved in the future, so I can purchase this model again. If you don't have a deep voice or naturally speak loudly you might love these. Otherwise wait for the next model version. Or maybe I just got a dud. Best of luck if you purchase. As always you have 30 days to return. This is why I always purchase headsets from Best Buy. They will typically match Amazon price anyway, so what do you have to lose if you want to try these. Answer: NOTHING!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for any gamer

    Posted
    ParkRangerPat
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    These headphones are awesome. I was a little apprehensive of getting them to start with because of the price, but they are well worth it. The sound quality is phenomenal, and the comfort is out of this world. I had the Turtle Beach Earforce XO 4 Stealth before these. The Astros are in a whole different world. The Mix Amp Pro TR is really awesome, you can use it with your computer also. One of the best features of this head set is that it doesn't require you to be hooked up to the controller to work. I was a little worried about having a long enough wire connecting from the Xbox to my chair, but the one that came with it is plenty long enough. If you have the extra money, this headset is the one to buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good Headphones but...

    Posted
    MovieFan
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    I used to own the wireless A50 Astro headset but after about a year they crapped out on me and I got these. I personally use them for PC gaming and they are comfortable for long gaming sessions, the sound quality is amazing which is what you'd expect from Astro so no complaints there. The main problem I had was finding the best sound settings between chat and game noise. Because even with the amp sometimes one will will be be much louder than the other and Astro offers no advice on how to set them whatsoever. They do require some tinkering to get what you want. So I recommend Youtube. But if you do find your ideal settings like I did you will love these as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Astros I have ever owned

    Posted
    Masterlegend101
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    These Astro A40TR are the real deal if you want the best sound quality no matter what game your playing or even movie your watching. When talking with my friends they say they can hear me very clearly and with no static obviously because this is a wired headset. If you don't have a desk you can still use this headset from your couch living room area but beware there are two long cables that will go across your living room. Other than that the only complaint I have about this headset is the wire that connects to your headset and mix amp it gets tangled alot later on while your gaming, it's ok but I just toss the cable over my shoulder and it's not an issue anymore. Hands down best headset I ever owned I strongly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Headset for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

    Posted
    Aggmann
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    I did my research on many headsets that can work with multiple systems (Xbox One, PS4 and PC) and the A40 TR edition fit the bill. I searched through the Internet and used Youtube to help make the decision. This was my first time to purchase an expensive headset but they are well worth the price. Feel comfortable, can communicate to both Xbox One and PC simultaneously, and the PS4 as well. A little tinkering was required but they are awesome. I can play the Xbox one and listen to music off my PC at the same time. I was initially thinking about wireless A50 but the wired version has better sound quality plus I preferred the module that does connect to the controller. If you are a gamer that has multiple systems, this will take care of you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very comfortable headset

    Posted
    Jason
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    I had the Astro A50s and they broke after a few months. I went with these cuz they were 100 bucks cheaper and honestly thought they looked cooler. Thought i'd give them a shot. They are a lot more comfortable than the 2015 A50s. They fight more snugly. The interchangeable parts are cool too, its nice to know that if one thing goes I don't need a whole new headset. The mix amp is pretty cool too. Its easy to adjust the volume and the audio/voice balance. They look like the will work with any headphones. Overall I really like these. They feel well built and I can wear them all day without any issues. Some people might be turned off by the higher price but if you game a lot this is a worthwhile investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Headset for the hardcore

    Posted
    LevelUpJustin
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    The Astro A40 TR with the Mixamp Pro is easily one of the best headsets on the market. The ability to customize the sound with the Mixamp pro makes even the most hardcore of hardcore have options. The Mod Kit (sold separately) gives fans of this headset the choice to turn their A40's into something a little more personal. The headset overall is the most comfortable headset I've ever worn for an extended period of time. Between the comfort, the sound, and the customizable ability, the Astro A40's with the Mixamp Pro is easily one of the best headsets on the market. Even years after its original release.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I have had both A50 and A40

    Posted
    Mike
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    While there is a very slight difference in quality almost unnoticeable the a40 has higher sound quality than the a50 however you have to the mixup plugged into the xbox which has 2 wires and than another wire for the headset plugged into the mix amp. 3 wires total and you need the actual mix amp close to you to change settings or volume. I ended up going with the a50s just for convenience of the wireless. If surround sound is not important than there is no need for the mixamp and just go with the one that plugged into controller for best value. Much better than turtle beach elite pro in my opinion the elite pro is comfortable for about 30 min and than gets hot while the Astros can go for hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    2 lemons

    Posted
    Madmax23
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    Ok let me say this, I gave this company a chance when this headset was on sale for 185 took it home set it up, put the headset on and wow the most comfortable headset I've ever worn. You can play for hours without discomfort. So I'm playing online and ...guess what? You can't chat on the xbox it doesn't work. So I return it for another and guess what the chat doesn't work !! After speaking with email only customer service witch is completely unprofessional , and sending my headset in and waiting 3 weeks I can finally chat on my Xbox. I really gave this company a chance just because of how comfortable they are and the surround sound is awesome. So that's why the low rating thanks to customer service and bad quality control.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Astro A40 could be better

    Posted
    TheMonster
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    Anybody that has owned a pair of Turtle Beaches knows my struggle. No mic monitoring on these. You know why deaf people talk the way they do don't ya? Don't tell me that it's not imperittive to hear your own voice while speaking through gunfire and explosions. So while they sound fantastic and those explosions are really loud, they're still not as good as my REAL wireless Turtle Beach Stealth 500x headset. All it's going to take is either Turtle Beach to release a mixamp and a metal framed headset or Astro to release one with Mic monitoring and whoever does will have finally raised the bar and we can get what we pay for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend