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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 853 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best so far

    Posted
    Isaac
    • My Best Buy® Member

    First review ever so Ill keep it short and sweet. Keep in mind this is day 1 review and will update after 3 months. Pros: 1.) PC and Xbox both devices recognize the headset as a 7.1 dolby device which is a huge plus! 2.) Amazing sound. 3.) MIC is detachable (plus if you are streaming and using a different table-mic) 4.) very comfortable I get annoyed with the previous mics that are just plastic and squishing my big head. Cons: 1.) price 2.) Volume is low compare to other headsets 3.) Difficult at times to listen to team mates, the game volume is higher than the voice, but luckily this is fixed by the amp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this set of headset

    Posted
    Shadyxvfreak
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Do not buy this headset they are they worst headset ever created i have had 4 a40s tr headset and every 5 or less months the usb cord that goes into the amplifier it gets loose, bent, after a few months the paint comes off the amplifier is way to much money to replace it for a new 1 i wish i would have known this from 3 4 years ago this headset is on my DO NOT BUY LIST and i have had turtle beach headset and they where 10 better then theys and they are cheap

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great mixamp

    Posted
    Sage
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The headset is bulky but comfortable, mic quality is surprisingly good for a gaming headset.. The best thing about the package is the mix amp, it allows you to use any headphones, allows you to use it strictly as a dac and connect a dedicated headphone amplifier from it to drive high impedance headphones.. 3 stars because the box reads 2 meter cable for the headphones which isn't true, had to contact Astro and they shipped over a 2 meter cable with no questions asked.. Great service by Astro by the way.. But still main problem is a 2 meter headphone cable is not long enough for console gaming from a couch.. You have to extend the mixamp closer to you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dolby Surround is poor

    Posted
    BaldEvil80
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I already have a pair of Astro A50 which are a step up from this model, but I wanted a pair that I did not have to charge and had the controls at my fingertips instead of on the headset itself. The overwhelming majority of reviews here are positive, but when you enable the Dolby Surround the sound is incredibly poor and tinny. It does not matter which EQ preset you use. There are 11 pages of complaints on Astro's forums and their response is that is how it's supposed to sound. That is outrageous and insulting to the consumer. I will be returning this set and sticking with my A50's.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset.

    Posted
    Perry
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These headsets have been such a game changer. Everything sounds so great much better than any other headset I have used, from turtle beach elite to hyper X. Pros: Great sound Comfortable Customizable Different volume presets Cons: Not a big fan of white after a year of use it has stained marks. I have had friends say my voice is different using the microphone on the headset. Which I have heard that Astros microphones are very good but otherwise they hear me loud and clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but maybe too great

    Posted
    Cakes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The sounds was truly amazing. There is some lurning curve to adjust the sound to your liking. I felt there was almost too much sounds for my gaming. Yes I want to hear the footsetps in ForteNight but I heard so many other sounds that I had to process it was at times overwhelming. In the end I did not enjoy the cords that kept me attached to the game center. I decided to give up a little quality of sound and go for the cordless A-50's which still have very good sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The mixamp freezes often

    Posted
    Justin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is my second time purchasing the headset, the first time I ordered it new through Gamestop and the MixAmp stopped working just hours into using it. Would not turn on or react to any connection whatsoever. The second time buying it, new through Best Buy, the MixAmp is very glitchy. It will freeze for absolutely no reason just in the middle of my game (or whatever you use it for) and I have to unplug the power and plug it back in to get it to work. This was a daily issue but I seemed to break it in because it hasn’t happened in the last week or so.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for the "quality" received

    Posted
    Lena22
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When I first got this headset, I thought it was the best headset ever. I was mistaken. After about 3 months, the headset will randomly stop working and make a really nasty/loud high pitched beeping sound for no reason. I attempt to shut the adapter off to get it to stop, but once the adapter is back on it just continues to squeak. The only thing that helps it unplugging the adapter and headset then resetting up the headset. Quite annoying if you ask me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Love the Headset

    Posted
    JustinB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this headset to replace a Turtle Beach headset I had for a few months. The Turtle Beach headset was uncomfortable after about an hour of use, but the Astros are absolutely amazing. They are comfortable for long gaming sessions, the built in equalizer allows for adjusting the headset to sound how I want it to, and I'm even able to hook my speakers up through it so I can use them easily without having to change any settings on my PC. Would definitely recommend for anyone who plays games for an extended period of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots better than what I had before

    Posted
    tonybr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    this replaced a freebie headset that began failing. owned for a few months now. pros: * great quality * great sound * ability to jack-in an external sound source to mix in music while you play games. *comfortable for the amount of time i play. about 2 hours max at one sitting. cons: * mute button pops when activated/deactivated. *at first party chat sounded robotic/echoey and could not control party chat volume. found out that if i logged into my account first and then turned on the headset party chat worked properly vs having the headset on before i turned on the xbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headset for xbox.

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

    Ok so I'm an OG PlayStation player and had tooled around with many turtle beaches and even the wireless Astros and these are the best.(yes you need a separate mixamp for ps4 and xbox which is frustrating so i just bought the mixamp headset combo) Wired so no worries about batteries in long sessions. Mixamp, which lets you fully customize your audio volume and game vs voice chat all here, not through xbox which i find the best feature. Skips xbox customization which is garbage. You can do a lot with the mixamp if you do some research.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    astro's are quality

    Posted
    Dnyce909
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've had astros for awhile now,but had to get the a40tr's.They are normally $250,but I got them on sale for $187.99(black friday),this are the top dog of headsets for gaming,if you want the best Dolby surround sound,the best quality,then this is the headset for you.Just for fun,play a game (your choice) and use the regular sound on your tv for a round on that game,then hook these bad boys up and play that same game.........life changing,you hear every little detail in the game ,you'll wonder what took you so long to purchase them....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Posted
    Cnote824
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For the last 5 years, I used Turtle Beach XO Fours headphones for gaming. I had been thinking about upgrading for the longest, and finally settled on these when they went on sale. I am so happy I did! When I would wear the XO Fours for more than an hour, my ears would start to hurt. The first time I put the Astros on......I didn't even feel like I was wearing them. Hours later, still just as comfortable. The sound is amazing, and can be tweaked with the included MixAmp. It still can't replace true surround sound, but it sure comes close!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice head set

    Posted
    H3artlessXIII
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The comfort of this headset is amazing. I only have a few minor complaints....biggest one is sound level...while wearing them the sound I hear is like surround sound but if I'm on my headset and my husband uses the astros...it's difficult to hear him. Not sure if it is user error or actual headset....we read up on how to adjust it but it doesn't seem to change anything. My only other complaint is all the cords for the mix amp...although I know it is a requirement for ultimate sound quality wires in general can be frustrating. Other than those 2 minor things I love them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Everything I had hoped!

    Posted
    Jace
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is the virtual surround headset I had wanted for years, and it didn’t disappoint me at all. It’s simple/straight forward and delivers the bass heavy and customizable sound I wanted. I suppose this set is a bit expensive for the average gamer, but it feels like it will stand the test of time. Many components are interchangeable, so it’s just nice to know I’ll be able to perform a variety of repairs or modifications if the need ever arises.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the high price

    Posted
    Adubs
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought the older version of this 8 years ago and it was amazing. The sound quality and customizability are excellent and this product lasts. Furthermore, it really gives you an edge in gaming. I gifted it to my younger brother and bought a new set recently. The build quality remains phenomenal. Although it is pricey and never goes on sale, this product is worth it both in quality and durability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little bit too much !

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

    The sound quality is great but there are so many wires needed to get that quality that I eventually unplugged the Surround sound controller and plugged straight in to my Xbox controller. Now it sounds just like a $70 set of headphones. They are very comfortable for long sessions on the Battlefield but not worth the money in my opinion. I should have gone wireless. To get the Surround sound, you need an optical cable (included) as well as a USB power cable(included) and then your headphone cable. Just too many wires lying around for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Xbox headset

    Posted
    Ebola
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This headset is on next level. Based on all the headsets I have tried, this one beat them on all level. The sound is amazing thanks to the optical cord and the headset works. I like that you don’t need to connect a 3.5 mm cable into the controller. All connected to Mixamp and xbox. If you can afford it, this is a great investment for perfect sound and comfort. Will try out the mod kits and leather pads at a later date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome surround sound

    Posted
    B3sTBuYAdd1cT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I've had the older Astro headset for some time now and needed a new headset for my Xbox One. Since I enjoyed the last one so much I figured I'd get this newer one for my Xbox. This one requires some specific setting up on your Xbox. You need to put HDMI Off// OPTICAL AUDIO Bitstream/ BITSTREAM FORMAT Dolby Digital. It also helps to sign onto your Xbox live account first THAN turn on the Astro TR. This allows you to assign the headset to your account. If you try to sign in your Xbox account after you turn on your Astro TR, it some times doesn't get sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset, Worth the Money!!

    Posted
    Brian
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This Astro A40TR headset is excellent. Hooking it up to my Xbox One X was so easy. The Xbox recognized the headset with no problems. I really like the voice and game chat being separated so I am able to increase/decrease the volume of my choice to get the perfect balance. I wear glasses and the Astro A40TR headset is so comfortable to wear for hours without any discomfort. In my opinion this headset is well worth the money. I play games from COD WWII, PUBG, 7 Days to die, GTA IV and Fallout 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend