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ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac

ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac

ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro TR with Dolby Audio for Xbox One, PC & Mac
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Features

  • Tuned with ASTRO Audio V2 - Tuned for Gaming, ASTRO Audio V2 delivers pro quality audio for gamers when they need it most, whether live streaming to competitive play in the pits of a pro tournament
  • ASTRO Command Center software - Redefine pro audio for gamers. The free ACC software gives players enhanced control over their voice communication and audio settings. When paired with the MixAmp Pro TR, the A40 Headset delivers pro quality audio from the living room to the main stage
  • Superior fit and finish - The A40 TR Headset features lightweight yet rugged construction with premium materials for a pressure-free fit that won’t overheat your head. The ear cushions feature cloth for maximum comfort, backed with synthetic leather for the best acoustic performance
  • ASTRO MixAmp Pro TR - For serious live streamers, the MixAmp Pro TR has been engineered with all digital components for lag-free/interference-free operation and features Dolby Digital Surround Sound processing.
  • Mod Kit Ready - Features synthetic leather noise-cancelling ear cushions, voice-isolating mic, padded headband and closed-back speaker tags (Sold Separately)
  • Dolby Audio - Dolby Audio delivers cinematic, 3D gaming audio experience and broadcasts Dolby out to streaming audiences
  • USB sound card functionality - USB sound card functionality with Game:Voice Balancing, game and voice streaming delivered to PC gamers; No optical port needed

Description

The ASTRO A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for Xbox One, PC and Mac is the premier audio solution for esports athletes, content creators and streamers. It meets esports athletes’ rigorous standards for audio fidelity, comfort and durability. The MixAmp Pro TR features Dolby Digital Surround Sound processing and enables lag and interference-free delivery of game sound and voice communication. The A40 TR arrives as an open-back headset featuring a swappable precision mic and customizable Speaker Tags. For loud tournament environments, the headset transforms into a closed-back, noise-isolating headset by adding a Mod Kit (sold separately) with sealed Speaker Tags, synthetic leather ear cushions and a voice-isolating microphone. Primary Specifications Physical Specifications Technical Specifications


ASIN B07NSSWPC5


Release date April 11, 2019


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 356 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.


Product Dimensions 3.75 x 7.75 x 3.75 inches; 1.47 Pounds


Binding Video Game


Item model number 939-001658


Item Weight 1.47 pounds


Manufacturer Astro Gaming


Date First Available April 11, 2019


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Features

  • Tuned with ASTRO Audio V2 - Tuned for Gaming, ASTRO Audio V2 delivers pro quality audio for gamers when they need it most, whether live streaming to competitive play in the pits of a pro tournament
  • ASTRO Command Center software - Redefine pro audio for gamers. The free ACC software gives players enhanced control over their voice communication and audio settings. When paired with the MixAmp Pro TR, the A40 Headset delivers pro quality audio from the living room to the main stage
  • Superior fit and finish - The A40 TR Headset features lightweight yet rugged construction with premium materials for a pressure-free fit that won’t overheat your head. The ear cushions feature cloth for maximum comfort, backed with synthetic leather for the best acoustic performance
  • ASTRO MixAmp Pro TR - For serious live streamers, the MixAmp Pro TR has been engineered with all digital components for lag-free/interference-free operation and features Dolby Digital Surround Sound processing.
  • Mod Kit Ready - Features synthetic leather noise-cancelling ear cushions, voice-isolating mic, padded headband and closed-back speaker tags (Sold Separately)
  • Dolby Audio - Dolby Audio delivers cinematic, 3D gaming audio experience and broadcasts Dolby out to streaming audiences
  • USB sound card functionality - USB sound card functionality with Game:Voice Balancing, game and voice streaming delivered to PC gamers; No optical port needed

Description

The ASTRO A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for Xbox One, PC and Mac is the premier audio solution for esports athletes, content creators and streamers. It meets esports athletes’ rigorous standards for audio fidelity, comfort and durability. The MixAmp Pro TR features Dolby Digital Surround Sound processing and enables lag and interference-free delivery of game sound and voice communication. The A40 TR arrives as an open-back headset featuring a swappable precision mic and customizable Speaker Tags. For loud tournament environments, the headset transforms into a closed-back, noise-isolating headset by adding a Mod Kit (sold separately) with sealed Speaker Tags, synthetic leather ear cushions and a voice-isolating microphone. Primary Specifications Physical Specifications Technical Specifications


ASIN B07NSSWPC5


Release date April 11, 2019


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 356 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.


Product Dimensions 3.75 x 7.75 x 3.75 inches; 1.47 Pounds


Binding Video Game


Item model number 939-001658


Item Weight 1.47 pounds


Manufacturer Astro Gaming


Date First Available April 11, 2019


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Tuned with ASTRO Audio V2 - Tuned for Gaming, ASTRO Audio V2 delivers pro quality audio for gamers when they need it most, whether live streaming to competitive play in the pits of a pro tournament
  • ASTRO Command Center software - Redefine pro audio for gamers. The free ACC software gives players enhanced control over their voice communication and audio settings. When paired with the MixAmp Pro TR, the A40 Headset delivers pro quality audio from the living room to the main stage
  • Superior fit and finish - The A40 TR Headset features lightweight yet rugged construction with premium materials for a pressure-free fit that won’t overheat your head. The ear cushions feature cloth for maximum comfort, backed with synthetic leather for the best acoustic performance
  • ASTRO MixAmp Pro TR - For serious live streamers, the MixAmp Pro TR has been engineered with all digital components for lag-free/interference-free operation and features Dolby Digital Surround Sound processing.
  • Mod Kit Ready - Features synthetic leather noise-cancelling ear cushions, voice-isolating mic, padded headband and closed-back speaker tags (Sold Separately)
  • Dolby Audio - Dolby Audio delivers cinematic, 3D gaming audio experience and broadcasts Dolby out to streaming audiences
  • USB sound card functionality - USB sound card functionality with Game:Voice Balancing, game and voice streaming delivered to PC gamers; No optical port needed

Description

The ASTRO A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for Xbox One, PC and Mac is the premier audio solution for esports athletes, content creators and streamers. It meets esports athletes’ rigorous standards for audio fidelity, comfort and durability. The MixAmp Pro TR features Dolby Digital Surround Sound processing and enables lag and interference-free delivery of game sound and voice communication. The A40 TR arrives as an open-back headset featuring a swappable precision mic and customizable Speaker Tags. For loud tournament environments, the headset transforms into a closed-back, noise-isolating headset by adding a Mod Kit (sold separately) with sealed Speaker Tags, synthetic leather ear cushions and a voice-isolating microphone. Primary Specifications Physical Specifications Technical Specifications


ASIN B07NSSWPC5


Release date April 11, 2019


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 356 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.


Product Dimensions 3.75 x 7.75 x 3.75 inches; 1.47 Pounds


Binding Video Game


Item model number 939-001658


Item Weight 1.47 pounds


Manufacturer Astro Gaming


Date First Available April 11, 2019


abunda_amazon_reviews Do not buy this headset for your xbox one. This headset freezes your dashboard and renders your console useless after a few games $250 plus $500. I want amazon or astro to contact me;;Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;Don’t Buy;;Abraham;;;The good: The mix Amp is a terrific piece of gear for people wanting to hear console sound + PC sound. I was able to set it up to talk / listen on PC Discord while also hearing my Xbox One, exactly how I want to. The Mix Amp also contains a high quality sound card so no matter what you plug into it, it will sound at its best. Windows Special Sound comes out beautifully. The bad: The headphones sound like swampy $5 cans. I'd give them 1 star. The sound they put out is so thinned out and washed out you'll practically lose the sound of cymbals! "Detail" gets completely lost in a swamp of bass. I think it's because of the way they process "spatial sound." Whatever it is, everything going through them sounds super thin and then it gets soaked in a bass soup. You lose all detail. At this price point, this is unacceptable to me. I have a pair of Sony Studio headphones from the same price point and they wipe the floor with these things. It's not even close! Also, the headphones are very, very heavy. Wearing them for any length of time was unpleasant and hot. I'm totally disappointed in the headphones but the mix amp is exactly what I wanted.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;The Mix Amp is fantastic. The headphones are grossly overpriced;;NiceOutfit;;;This headset certainly has a great sound with the mix amp and looks cool however the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. This thing squeaks LIKE CRAZY all the time. I literally can not chew on something with this headset on because of how much it squeaks. The top of the headband also squeaks really really loud. Honestly super disappointed that I was forced to lubricate the friction areas of Astro's headset for them. The headset is mostly cheap plastic and squeaks a ton as a result, at least for me. Also not a huge fan of Astros cloth ear cups. The razor Kraken headset has wayyyyyy more comfortable ear cups at literally 1/4 the price. They even will sell you better ear cups because they know the base ones are pretty bad which is just a scumbag move IMO;;Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;good sound/ poor build quality.;;Collin;;;This headset is amazing and has mostly good qualities, but only a couple bad qualities. It is made out of high quality thick plastic, that doesn’t feel cheap at all, some type of metal like aluminum or stainless steel, and a very soft plush headband. The ear cups are amazingly comfortable and fit perfect around me head and make a complete seal around my ears. The drivers on the headset are very high quality and sound great. The mic quality is good but could be better, this can be tuned, however, in the Astro command center application. The 3.5 mm cord with the inline mute switch is a little bit shorter than expected but still perfect to run underneath of my desk and leave a lot of slack. The mix amp is made out of a high quality metal and the surround sound is great. This also comes with a 2 year Free code for Dolby Atmos for Headphones. Altogether I would get these over the a50 wireless because they sound worse, have many more problems such as disconnecting randomly and not holding a charge, and you just have to charge them which can be a pain because they only charge when you have the computer or Xbox/PS4 on;;Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;This is better than the A50’s;;Dean Moser;;;VERY GOOD HEADSET IM GOING TO CRANK SOME 90'S TRAP SOMEONE IN MEGA MALL FOR 150 DAMAGE THEN IM GOING TO MY ROBOT AGAIN AND SHOT IM WITH 10 ROCKETS TO FINISH HIM YOU CANT DO THAT WITH STEELSERIES HEADSET..;;Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;ASTRO;;TTV IsuckNUTS;;;In terms of “gaming headset” sure Astro is good competition. In terms of actual sound, comfort and quality? Not at all. I’m no audiophile nor an expert but I did have the older Gen 2 Astros, Logitech G Pro X and Beyerdyanmic Custom Game to switch and compare between for about two weeks. This is what I got: Comfort: NOTE: I have a small head, I mean small and small ears that don’t pop out too much. If you’re at my end of the spectrum these Astro A40 TR will feel heavy and clunky. The band that rests at the top of your head is plush but not dense and after about 2 hours maybe 3, I had to start shifting the headset because it started to really bother the top of my head. The earcups for me though were fine, the fabric was soft, breathable my ears didn’t sweat did get warm but nothing to really complain about. My ears did not touch the speakers inside either. Though many reviews says the padding is great it is not. Astro have gone cheaper with the cloth headband and earcups. My Astro A40 Gen 2 have way denser padding and still don’t give as much as these new ones. (I’ll touch more on this under quality if you want to skip there.) Sound: NOTE: Games used, MW 2019, RB6, Tomb Raider 2&3, RE2, D2, Fortnite, Apex Legends. I tried two things out, Astro A40 TR with the mixamp and without Mixamp. Without the mixamp? I can not with good conscience recommend them. Theyre just loud and at times just hurt my ears with certain sounds especially high pitched. (Think of a SMG going off right next to you and max volume.) They’re very much “boom” heavy. You’ll hear explosions, missles, gunshots awesomely. But reloads? Footsteps? Crouching? Running? Walking? Gets lost in everything else. With the mixamp? You still get everything I mentioned above but you can control the “loudness” of it a lot better with the EQ’s they give you or what you prefer. But at the end of day it really didn’t help, whenever too much action starts happening the sounds just start to mesh together and it’s hard to decipher from what. (Modern Warfare was the absolute worst of the bunch. This may be more of a game audio issue but no matter what EQ, what game audio set or what I set the volume levels too, Modern Warfare was always just a mess of sounds. Whoever says they can pinpoint precisely footsteps playing this game is lying.) Now when playing story based games, the audio is good. I want to hear everything, no need for such things as footsteps or reloads. You can hear small details and when action starts you can feel it. I don’t have much more to say here because I got the same results with all the headsets I have and that’s more to do with mixamp then the headsets honestly. But what about the 7.1 surround? 7.1 Surround: Is only good for RPGs, single player games type, ONLY IF* they’re made with 7.1 surround in mind. Which is why I played RE2, D2 and Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider and RE2 were great. D2 I honestly didn’t notice much and in a looter shooter I don’t need nor want a lot of sound buts that’s my preference. ANY OTHER GAME, with 7.1 surround on is going to just sound thin and echoing. Many reviews here say that and it’s 500% true. It doesn’t help with shooters or single players. It just drowns the quality of the sound down. Imagine having tin-cans over your ear the entire time your playing your game. PS: Having Dolby atmos activated (they’ll make you download the Dolby App) will give you a sound preset/EQ make sure to go into the app and switch it off because it voids/changes the EQs on the amp. The Mixamp: It doesn’t have an off button. It’s 130 dollars alone and it doesn’t have an off button. It is my biggest gripe and I don’t get the decision behind it. If the lights on the mixamp shut off when you turned off the console then I wouldn’t mind, but it doesn’t. The nobs, The dots for each EQ, Xbox/PC lettering and 7.1 surround/stereo indicators all light up. Quite brightly. Second thing not as big it doesn’t have a mute button. If you have inline mute cable it doesn’t matter but if you don’t it sucks. The quality of the amp is great, it has rubber bottom so it doesn’t slip and slide everywhere. Nobs are clean and sturdy, game/chat nob has a notch at exactly 50 you’ll hear/feel click into place. You only have 4 presets and you can’t change them off the fly if your on console. You’ll also need to do a firmware update so not plug and play. For me it wasn’t difficult or Inconvenient but for some it very well may be. The nobs on top will be red if the cord isn’t fully connected or isn’t compatible. THE OPTICAL PORT/CABLE. I have no idea why no one mentions this but you really have to push/pull the cable with a lot more force than I thought comfortable/necessary. I really thought I’d break it with the force I was using. But alas, you won’t its just really tough. As an Xbox user and Xbox users out there, because Microsoft doesn’t allow all USB to work on Xbox you’re limited in amps, Astro Mixamp is your best bet in terms versatility and compatibility. I also hate side tone, the default on the amp is 50 and set it to 0. Make sure you put the mic mode at streamer, if not you’ll cut in and out sometimes. Quality: I was honestly disappointed because I really enjoyed my Gen 2 Astros, loved them. And after 4 years I can’t tell a huge difference between the Gen 2’s and Gen 4’s. The actual cloth padding has been downgraded. It’s less dense, gives in much easier and thinner. I was able to pinch and pull the material away from the padding on the Gen 4’s without much effort. This is more noticeable on the headband, which they’ve made a smidgen wider much shorter in length. Wish I had remembered to take photos. After 2-4 hours of use the headband on the astros gives in and your head is now essentially on plastic. There was maybe half an inch between my head and the plastic with the cloth padding. I’m assuming they did this to sell more of the mod kits which are a whopping 60 dollars plus tax, and you can just buy headband/ear cups replacement it’s always the full kit. So nearly 70 dollars, half the cost of the headset to change the material and it turns it into a closed back headset with noise cancellation. (If you don’t understand what that means look it up not being rude it’s just a whole another thing to get into. But in really simple terms it changes the way the headset sounds in gaming and you get no other options. This may be good for some or bad, but having only one type of modkit sucks, regardless). These Astro A40’s have very little clamping force and after time they’ll probably spread enough to where’s there’s none. Again I have small head so these will feel better for those who have average or larger heads. Sound wasn’t much different compared to previous generations. I definitely tried my hardest to find a big difference between Gen 2/Gen4 there wasn’t. TL; DR: In short if you have/had any other A40’s you’ve had these too. When I’m able to plug in my Gen 2’s into the amp and notice only a small difference the 266 (tax included) dollar price tag doesn’t sit well. The Amp is better value over the headset. At 150 plus tax, the headset is not up to par. They should honestly sit at 100-120. The amp is 130 plus tax and it should also be about 80-100. Paying nearly 300 dollars for subpar quality left me so disappointed. The look and build of the A40’s is the same. Sound is similar. If you wanted to upgrade get the amp, maybe even get it used, save a few bucks and have the amp boost what you already have or get a better headset and use it with this amp. They don’t say it but you don’t have to use an Astro headset with the amp. Just make sure it has a 3.5 mm jack. They are not worth 250 at all.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2020;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;They’re okay, price? Not so much;;Steph O

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Abraham - Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019
Don’t Buy
Do not buy this headset for your xbox one. This headset freezes your dashboard and renders your console useless after a few games $250 plus $500. I want amazon or astro to contact me

3.0 out of 5 stars
By NiceOutfit - Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019
The Mix Amp is fantastic. The headphones are grossly overpriced
The good: The mix Amp is a terrific piece of gear for people wanting to hear console sound + PC sound. I was able to set it up to talk / listen on PC Discord while also hearing my Xbox One, exactly how I want to. The Mix Amp also contains a high quality sound card so no matter what you plug into it, it will sound at its best. Windows Special Sound comes out beautifully. The bad: The headphones sound like swampy $5 cans. I'd give them 1 star. The sound they put out is so thinned out and washed out you'll practically lose the sound of cymbals! "Detail" gets completely lost in a swamp of bass. I think it's because of the way they process "spatial sound." Whatever it is, everything going through them sounds super thin and then it gets soaked in a bass soup. You lose all detail. At this price point, this is unacceptable to me. I have a pair of Sony Studio headphones from the same price point and they wipe the floor with these things. It's not even close! Also, the headphones are very, very heavy. Wearing them for any length of time was unpleasant and hot. I'm totally disappointed in the headphones but the mix amp is exactly what I wanted.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Collin - Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
good sound/ poor build quality.
This headset certainly has a great sound with the mix amp and looks cool however the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. This thing squeaks LIKE CRAZY all the time. I literally can not chew on something with this headset on because of how much it squeaks. The top of the headband also squeaks really really loud. Honestly super disappointed that I was forced to lubricate the friction areas of Astro's headset for them. The headset is mostly cheap plastic and squeaks a ton as a result, at least for me. Also not a huge fan of Astros cloth ear cups. The razor Kraken headset has wayyyyyy more comfortable ear cups at literally 1/4 the price. They even will sell you better ear cups because they know the base ones are pretty bad which is just a scumbag move IMO

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Dean Moser - Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2019
This is better than the A50’s
This headset is amazing and has mostly good qualities, but only a couple bad qualities. It is made out of high quality thick plastic, that doesn’t feel cheap at all, some type of metal like aluminum or stainless steel, and a very soft plush headband. The ear cups are amazingly comfortable and fit perfect around me head and make a complete seal around my ears. The drivers on the headset are very high quality and sound great. The mic quality is good but could be better, this can be tuned, however, in the Astro command center application. The 3.5 mm cord with the inline mute switch is a little bit shorter than expected but still perfect to run underneath of my desk and leave a lot of slack. The mix amp is made out of a high quality metal and the surround sound is great. This also comes with a 2 year Free code for Dolby Atmos for Headphones. Altogether I would get these over the a50 wireless because they sound worse, have many more problems such as disconnecting randomly and not holding a charge, and you just have to charge them which can be a pain because they only charge when you have the computer or Xbox/PS4 on

5.0 out of 5 stars
By TTV IsuckNUTS - Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2019
ASTRO
VERY GOOD HEADSET IM GOING TO CRANK SOME 90'S TRAP SOMEONE IN MEGA MALL FOR 150 DAMAGE THEN IM GOING TO MY ROBOT AGAIN AND SHOT IM WITH 10 ROCKETS TO FINISH HIM YOU CANT DO THAT WITH STEELSERIES HEADSET..

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Steph O - Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2020
They’re okay, price? Not so much
In terms of “gaming headset” sure Astro is good competition. In terms of actual sound, comfort and quality? Not at all. I’m no audiophile nor an expert but I did have the older Gen 2 Astros, Logitech G Pro X and Beyerdyanmic Custom Game to switch and compare between for about two weeks. This is what I got: Comfort: NOTE: I have a small head, I mean small and small ears that don’t pop out too much. If you’re at my end of the spectrum these Astro A40 TR will feel heavy and clunky. The band that rests at the top of your head is plush but not dense and after about 2 hours maybe 3, I had to start shifting the headset because it started to really bother the top of my head. The earcups for me though were fine, the fabric was soft, breathable my ears didn’t sweat did get warm but nothing to really complain about. My ears did not touch the speakers inside either. Though many reviews says the padding is great it is not. Astro have gone cheaper with the cloth headband and earcups. My Astro A40 Gen 2 have way denser padding and still don’t give as much as these new ones. (I’ll touch more on this under quality if you want to skip there.) Sound: NOTE: Games used, MW 2019, RB6, Tomb Raider 2&3, RE2, D2, Fortnite, Apex Legends. I tried two things out, Astro A40 TR with the mixamp and without Mixamp. Without the mixamp? I can not with good conscience recommend them. Theyre just loud and at times just hurt my ears with certain sounds especially high pitched. (Think of a SMG going off right next to you and max volume.) They’re very much “boom” heavy. You’ll hear explosions, missles, gunshots awesomely. But reloads? Footsteps? Crouching? Running? Walking? Gets lost in everything else. With the mixamp? You still get everything I mentioned above but you can control the “loudness” of it a lot better with the EQ’s they give you or what you prefer. But at the end of day it really didn’t help, whenever too much action starts happening the sounds just start to mesh together and it’s hard to decipher from what. (Modern Warfare was the absolute worst of the bunch. This may be more of a game audio issue but no matter what EQ, what game audio set or what I set the volume levels too, Modern Warfare was always just a mess of sounds. Whoever says they can pinpoint precisely footsteps playing this game is lying.) Now when playing story based games, the audio is good. I want to hear everything, no need for such things as footsteps or reloads. You can hear small details and when action starts you can feel it. I don’t have much more to say here because I got the same results with all the headsets I have and that’s more to do with mixamp then the headsets honestly. But what about the 7.1 surround? 7.1 Surround: Is only good for RPGs, single player games type, ONLY IF* they’re made with 7.1 surround in mind. Which is why I played RE2, D2 and Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider and RE2 were great. D2 I honestly didn’t notice much and in a looter shooter I don’t need nor want a lot of sound buts that’s my preference. ANY OTHER GAME, with 7.1 surround on is going to just sound thin and echoing. Many reviews here say that and it’s 500% true. It doesn’t help with shooters or single players. It just drowns the quality of the sound down. Imagine having tin-cans over your ear the entire time your playing your game. PS: Having Dolby atmos activated (they’ll make you download the Dolby App) will give you a sound preset/EQ make sure to go into the app and switch it off because it voids/changes the EQs on the amp. The Mixamp: It doesn’t have an off button. It’s 130 dollars alone and it doesn’t have an off button. It is my biggest gripe and I don’t get the decision behind it. If the lights on the mixamp shut off when you turned off the console then I wouldn’t mind, but it doesn’t. The nobs, The dots for each EQ, Xbox/PC lettering and 7.1 surround/stereo indicators all light up. Quite brightly. Second thing not as big it doesn’t have a mute button. If you have inline mute cable it doesn’t matter but if you don’t it sucks. The quality of the amp is great, it has rubber bottom so it doesn’t slip and slide everywhere. Nobs are clean and sturdy, game/chat nob has a notch at exactly 50 you’ll hear/feel click into place. You only have 4 presets and you can’t change them off the fly if your on console. You’ll also need to do a firmware update so not plug and play. For me it wasn’t difficult or Inconvenient but for some it very well may be. The nobs on top will be red if the cord isn’t fully connected or isn’t compatible. THE OPTICAL PORT/CABLE. I have no idea why no one mentions this but you really have to push/pull the cable with a lot more force than I thought comfortable/necessary. I really thought I’d break it with the force I was using. But alas, you won’t its just really tough. As an Xbox user and Xbox users out there, because Microsoft doesn’t allow all USB to work on Xbox you’re limited in amps, Astro Mixamp is your best bet in terms versatility and compatibility. I also hate side tone, the default on the amp is 50 and set it to 0. Make sure you put the mic mode at streamer, if not you’ll cut in and out sometimes. Quality: I was honestly disappointed because I really enjoyed my Gen 2 Astros, loved them. And after 4 years I can’t tell a huge difference between the Gen 2’s and Gen 4’s. The actual cloth padding has been downgraded. It’s less dense, gives in much easier and thinner. I was able to pinch and pull the material away from the padding on the Gen 4’s without much effort. This is more noticeable on the headband, which they’ve made a smidgen wider much shorter in length. Wish I had remembered to take photos. After 2-4 hours of use the headband on the astros gives in and your head is now essentially on plastic. There was maybe half an inch between my head and the plastic with the cloth padding. I’m assuming they did this to sell more of the mod kits which are a whopping 60 dollars plus tax, and you can just buy headband/ear cups replacement it’s always the full kit. So nearly 70 dollars, half the cost of the headset to change the material and it turns it into a closed back headset with noise cancellation. (If you don’t understand what that means look it up not being rude it’s just a whole another thing to get into. But in really simple terms it changes the way the headset sounds in gaming and you get no other options. This may be good for some or bad, but having only one type of modkit sucks, regardless). These Astro A40’s have very little clamping force and after time they’ll probably spread enough to where’s there’s none. Again I have small head so these will feel better for those who have average or larger heads. Sound wasn’t much different compared to previous generations. I definitely tried my hardest to find a big difference between Gen 2/Gen4 there wasn’t. TL; DR: In short if you have/had any other A40’s you’ve had these too. When I’m able to plug in my Gen 2’s into the amp and notice only a small difference the 266 (tax included) dollar price tag doesn’t sit well. The Amp is better value over the headset. At 150 plus tax, the headset is not up to par. They should honestly sit at 100-120. The amp is 130 plus tax and it should also be about 80-100. Paying nearly 300 dollars for subpar quality left me so disappointed. The look and build of the A40’s is the same. Sound is similar. If you wanted to upgrade get the amp, maybe even get it used, save a few bucks and have the amp boost what you already have or get a better headset and use it with this amp. They don’t say it but you don’t have to use an Astro headset with the amp. Just make sure it has a 3.5 mm jack. They are not worth 250 at all.

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Abraham - Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019
Don’t Buy
Do not buy this headset for your xbox one. This headset freezes your dashboard and renders your console useless after a few games $250 plus $500. I want amazon or astro to contact me

3.0 out of 5 stars
By NiceOutfit - Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2019
The Mix Amp is fantastic. The headphones are grossly overpriced
The good: The mix Amp is a terrific piece of gear for people wanting to hear console sound + PC sound. I was able to set it up to talk / listen on PC Discord while also hearing my Xbox One, exactly how I want to. The Mix Amp also contains a high quality sound card so no matter what you plug into it, it will sound at its best. Windows Special Sound comes out beautifully. The bad: The headphones sound like swampy $5 cans. I'd give them 1 star. The sound they put out is so thinned out and washed out you'll practically lose the sound of cymbals! "Detail" gets completely lost in a swamp of bass. I think it's because of the way they process "spatial sound." Whatever it is, everything going through them sounds super thin and then it gets soaked in a bass soup. You lose all detail. At this price point, this is unacceptable to me. I have a pair of Sony Studio headphones from the same price point and they wipe the floor with these things. It's not even close! Also, the headphones are very, very heavy. Wearing them for any length of time was unpleasant and hot. I'm totally disappointed in the headphones but the mix amp is exactly what I wanted.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Collin - Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
good sound/ poor build quality.
This headset certainly has a great sound with the mix amp and looks cool however the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. This thing squeaks LIKE CRAZY all the time. I literally can not chew on something with this headset on because of how much it squeaks. The top of the headband also squeaks really really loud. Honestly super disappointed that I was forced to lubricate the friction areas of Astro's headset for them. The headset is mostly cheap plastic and squeaks a ton as a result, at least for me. Also not a huge fan of Astros cloth ear cups. The razor Kraken headset has wayyyyyy more comfortable ear cups at literally 1/4 the price. They even will sell you better ear cups because they know the base ones are pretty bad which is just a scumbag move IMO

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Dean Moser - Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2019
This is better than the A50’s
This headset is amazing and has mostly good qualities, but only a couple bad qualities. It is made out of high quality thick plastic, that doesn’t feel cheap at all, some type of metal like aluminum or stainless steel, and a very soft plush headband. The ear cups are amazingly comfortable and fit perfect around me head and make a complete seal around my ears. The drivers on the headset are very high quality and sound great. The mic quality is good but could be better, this can be tuned, however, in the Astro command center application. The 3.5 mm cord with the inline mute switch is a little bit shorter than expected but still perfect to run underneath of my desk and leave a lot of slack. The mix amp is made out of a high quality metal and the surround sound is great. This also comes with a 2 year Free code for Dolby Atmos for Headphones. Altogether I would get these over the a50 wireless because they sound worse, have many more problems such as disconnecting randomly and not holding a charge, and you just have to charge them which can be a pain because they only charge when you have the computer or Xbox/PS4 on

5.0 out of 5 stars
By TTV IsuckNUTS - Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2019
ASTRO
VERY GOOD HEADSET IM GOING TO CRANK SOME 90'S TRAP SOMEONE IN MEGA MALL FOR 150 DAMAGE THEN IM GOING TO MY ROBOT AGAIN AND SHOT IM WITH 10 ROCKETS TO FINISH HIM YOU CANT DO THAT WITH STEELSERIES HEADSET..

3.0 out of 5 stars
By Steph O - Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2020
They’re okay, price? Not so much
In terms of “gaming headset” sure Astro is good competition. In terms of actual sound, comfort and quality? Not at all. I’m no audiophile nor an expert but I did have the older Gen 2 Astros, Logitech G Pro X and Beyerdyanmic Custom Game to switch and compare between for about two weeks. This is what I got: Comfort: NOTE: I have a small head, I mean small and small ears that don’t pop out too much. If you’re at my end of the spectrum these Astro A40 TR will feel heavy and clunky. The band that rests at the top of your head is plush but not dense and after about 2 hours maybe 3, I had to start shifting the headset because it started to really bother the top of my head. The earcups for me though were fine, the fabric was soft, breathable my ears didn’t sweat did get warm but nothing to really complain about. My ears did not touch the speakers inside either. Though many reviews says the padding is great it is not. Astro have gone cheaper with the cloth headband and earcups. My Astro A40 Gen 2 have way denser padding and still don’t give as much as these new ones. (I’ll touch more on this under quality if you want to skip there.) Sound: NOTE: Games used, MW 2019, RB6, Tomb Raider 2&3, RE2, D2, Fortnite, Apex Legends. I tried two things out, Astro A40 TR with the mixamp and without Mixamp. Without the mixamp? I can not with good conscience recommend them. Theyre just loud and at times just hurt my ears with certain sounds especially high pitched. (Think of a SMG going off right next to you and max volume.) They’re very much “boom” heavy. You’ll hear explosions, missles, gunshots awesomely. But reloads? Footsteps? Crouching? Running? Walking? Gets lost in everything else. With the mixamp? You still get everything I mentioned above but you can control the “loudness” of it a lot better with the EQ’s they give you or what you prefer. But at the end of day it really didn’t help, whenever too much action starts happening the sounds just start to mesh together and it’s hard to decipher from what. (Modern Warfare was the absolute worst of the bunch. This may be more of a game audio issue but no matter what EQ, what game audio set or what I set the volume levels too, Modern Warfare was always just a mess of sounds. Whoever says they can pinpoint precisely footsteps playing this game is lying.) Now when playing story based games, the audio is good. I want to hear everything, no need for such things as footsteps or reloads. You can hear small details and when action starts you can feel it. I don’t have much more to say here because I got the same results with all the headsets I have and that’s more to do with mixamp then the headsets honestly. But what about the 7.1 surround? 7.1 Surround: Is only good for RPGs, single player games type, ONLY IF* they’re made with 7.1 surround in mind. Which is why I played RE2, D2 and Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider and RE2 were great. D2 I honestly didn’t notice much and in a looter shooter I don’t need nor want a lot of sound buts that’s my preference. ANY OTHER GAME, with 7.1 surround on is going to just sound thin and echoing. Many reviews here say that and it’s 500% true. It doesn’t help with shooters or single players. It just drowns the quality of the sound down. Imagine having tin-cans over your ear the entire time your playing your game. PS: Having Dolby atmos activated (they’ll make you download the Dolby App) will give you a sound preset/EQ make sure to go into the app and switch it off because it voids/changes the EQs on the amp. The Mixamp: It doesn’t have an off button. It’s 130 dollars alone and it doesn’t have an off button. It is my biggest gripe and I don’t get the decision behind it. If the lights on the mixamp shut off when you turned off the console then I wouldn’t mind, but it doesn’t. The nobs, The dots for each EQ, Xbox/PC lettering and 7.1 surround/stereo indicators all light up. Quite brightly. Second thing not as big it doesn’t have a mute button. If you have inline mute cable it doesn’t matter but if you don’t it sucks. The quality of the amp is great, it has rubber bottom so it doesn’t slip and slide everywhere. Nobs are clean and sturdy, game/chat nob has a notch at exactly 50 you’ll hear/feel click into place. You only have 4 presets and you can’t change them off the fly if your on console. You’ll also need to do a firmware update so not plug and play. For me it wasn’t difficult or Inconvenient but for some it very well may be. The nobs on top will be red if the cord isn’t fully connected or isn’t compatible. THE OPTICAL PORT/CABLE. I have no idea why no one mentions this but you really have to push/pull the cable with a lot more force than I thought comfortable/necessary. I really thought I’d break it with the force I was using. But alas, you won’t its just really tough. As an Xbox user and Xbox users out there, because Microsoft doesn’t allow all USB to work on Xbox you’re limited in amps, Astro Mixamp is your best bet in terms versatility and compatibility. I also hate side tone, the default on the amp is 50 and set it to 0. Make sure you put the mic mode at streamer, if not you’ll cut in and out sometimes. Quality: I was honestly disappointed because I really enjoyed my Gen 2 Astros, loved them. And after 4 years I can’t tell a huge difference between the Gen 2’s and Gen 4’s. The actual cloth padding has been downgraded. It’s less dense, gives in much easier and thinner. I was able to pinch and pull the material away from the padding on the Gen 4’s without much effort. This is more noticeable on the headband, which they’ve made a smidgen wider much shorter in length. Wish I had remembered to take photos. After 2-4 hours of use the headband on the astros gives in and your head is now essentially on plastic. There was maybe half an inch between my head and the plastic with the cloth padding. I’m assuming they did this to sell more of the mod kits which are a whopping 60 dollars plus tax, and you can just buy headband/ear cups replacement it’s always the full kit. So nearly 70 dollars, half the cost of the headset to change the material and it turns it into a closed back headset with noise cancellation. (If you don’t understand what that means look it up not being rude it’s just a whole another thing to get into. But in really simple terms it changes the way the headset sounds in gaming and you get no other options. This may be good for some or bad, but having only one type of modkit sucks, regardless). These Astro A40’s have very little clamping force and after time they’ll probably spread enough to where’s there’s none. Again I have small head so these will feel better for those who have average or larger heads. Sound wasn’t much different compared to previous generations. I definitely tried my hardest to find a big difference between Gen 2/Gen4 there wasn’t. TL; DR: In short if you have/had any other A40’s you’ve had these too. When I’m able to plug in my Gen 2’s into the amp and notice only a small difference the 266 (tax included) dollar price tag doesn’t sit well. The Amp is better value over the headset. At 150 plus tax, the headset is not up to par. They should honestly sit at 100-120. The amp is 130 plus tax and it should also be about 80-100. Paying nearly 300 dollars for subpar quality left me so disappointed. The look and build of the A40’s is the same. Sound is similar. If you wanted to upgrade get the amp, maybe even get it used, save a few bucks and have the amp boost what you already have or get a better headset and use it with this amp. They don’t say it but you don’t have to use an Astro headset with the amp. Just make sure it has a 3.5 mm jack. They are not worth 250 at all.