You must probably know of Astro A40, yeah, the same headset everyone uses during MLG tournaments. It now has a successor with Astro A50 wireless headset system, taking the bar high once more.
It’s “a professional-grade audio solution designed to provide gaming and home theater enthusiasts with an immersive experience free from the tangle of wires.”
“To improve the overall gaming experience and fully hear things as the game developers designed, you need a killer headset. ASTRO Gaming has been elevating expectations of what gamers expect from their audio since we introduced our A40 Pro Headset and MixAmp in 2008,” said Brett Lovelady, Founder of ASTRO Gaming.
“Now after 4 years in the gaming arena, we’ve proven our products are unmatched in material quality, audio fidelity and innovation, and are used by pro and serious amateur gamers the world over.”
The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is ASTRO Gaming’s most technologically advanced product to date and innovates with a number of features, including: cutting-edge KleerNet 5.8GHz wireless technology dramatically increasing clarity and operating range; Dolby Digital 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound for increased spatial accuracy and definition; embedded ASTRO MixAmp 5.8 the audio engine that seamlessly blends voice and game sounds; a long-lasting lithium-ion battery system rechargeable via USB; a uni-directional mic with flip-up mute; and, a discrete wireless transmitter that fits snugly within a stylish stand for easy recharging and display.
Here are the features:
ASTRO Audio Experience – Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO Audio delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience with three custom EQ settings.
Multiplatform Home Entertainment Headset – Built for extended hours of movie watching, game playing and music listening, the ASTRO A50 matches superior fit and comfort with premium audio tuning for home theater, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PC, Mac and more.
Built-in ASTRO MixAmp 5.8 – The ASTRO A50 puts the audio authority at your fingertips, with integrated wireless MixAmp™ 5.8 technology with embedded controls for Master Volume and Game-to-Voice balancing making all critical audio options available for on-the-fly adjustments.
KleerNet 5.8GHz Wireless Technology – Operating at a higher frequency than most wireless devices, the ASTRO A50 provides clarity and range with less interference using the best 5.8 chipset available today. Point to Multipoint – pair multiple ASTRO A50 headsets with a single transmitter. Totally uncompressed, lossless, and lag free.
Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound – Hear the details you’re missing with pinpoint spatial accuracy and crystal clear definition.
Embedded Battery & Display Stand – Lithium-ion battery system rechargeable via USB. Show-off and charge your ASTRO A50 on the included display stand.
Check out the trailer below. More information on the headset can be found here.