Astro A50 Wireless Headset Highlight #TechTuesday
Astro A50 Wireless headset highlight #TechTuesday
The #RiotFam are proudly sponsored by one of the biggest brands in eSports - Astro Gaming. For years, they've been involved in the design of many forms of consumer electronics, particularly in the video gaming arena.
We have always been big fans of Astro's products with majority of our members using the Astro A40 headset over the past few years of competing.
Now, we're proud owners of the fantastic wireless A50 headset! We want to show you why we think this product is worth the money and to also go in depth about the features of this product. We have instantly fallen in love with the Wireless A50's, we're sure you'd feel the same!
The Astro A50 Wireless headset is available for PC/Mac, Xbox and Playstation. So, no matter what device you play on, you can use this headset with almost everything!
The headset contains a Lithium-Ion battery which is lightweight and makes the product more comfortable for those days where you just want to kick back and relax and play your favourite games for hours on end - quite literally as the headsets battery life can last up to an amazing 15+ hours!
In addition to this there is also a 5GHz Base station, which operates on a less crowded frequency, which provides a solid, robust connectivity. This means that the technology delivers low-latency performance, meaning that you can stay in perfect sync with your gameplay!
Finally (besides the two cables provided), there is a transmitter charging stand. Which is self-explanatory! What we like about this though is its simple design, it looks very clean and is attractive to the eye. It doesn't take much desk space either which means you do not have to do the dreaded task of re-arranging your gaming set-up!
The biggest factor, especially for many of our Call of Duty teams is the Dolby 7.1 surround sound. For game modes like Search and Destroy it makes it easier to detect where the enemy team are, which can benefit your team in those crucial 5-5 scenarios.
The headset is fully wireless! This means you don't have to untie yourself from the cables you've managed to wrap around yourself every time you take a break! This means that you can stay connected with your team from anywhere in your house. This shouldn't give any excuse to take your headset to the toilet with you... nobody deserves that!
Precision Mic - the microphone is flexible which does not affect its durability! It provides clear, low noise communication which is optimised for several platforms. The beauty of the microphone is that all you have to do to mute it is to flick the mic facing upwards. Which stops those awkward moments which you may of experienced with the previous models where your talking for several minutes to realise that your mute button was turned on and your friends were not ignoring you!
The Command Centre - we have several streamers under Riot, so this software comes in handy. It is a free program that allows you to tune every input and output parameter of the A50's to precisely configure to your specific setup.
Let's get technical!
The headset is available at the moment in both Blue and Green. Which one do you prefer?
You can pick up the A50 Wireless headset through Astro Gaming's website directly for £280. If you wanted to include the Mod Kit this would increase the cost to £315.
We are extremely happy with this product so far and cannot wait to spend more time with the Wireless A50 headset. If this isn't quite for you, then be sure to head over to the Astro Gaming website here and look at the other products they have on offer!