Spun out from industrial design firm ASTRO Studios in 2006, ASTRO Gaming was built on the principles of marrying technology & lifestyle with innovative Industrial Design. Focused 100% on gaming audio, ASTRO Gaming disrupted the industry when we asked pro gamers at peak performance what they needed in a headset. Because it was designed for gamers, as video games and gaming technology evolves and reaches new heights of excellence, so too must gaming headsets. There is a growing market of people eager for classic, timeless design and superior quality without the gimmicks. We are constantly seeking new ways to innovate, evolve, and solve problems as gamers, in an iconic and simple way. The new A50 Wireless Headset is our answer.
Experience Absolute Immersion
The new A50 promises audiophile sound quality, clear voice communications, durable build quality, and is highly comfortable for hours of play. With the new Base Station, simple to use, featuring ergonomic controls, automatic pairing, simple charging, battery status indication, and is fully wireless. The new A50’s prominent new feature is the sleek Base Station compatible with PS4/PC and Xbox One/PC, offering the lowest latency wireless gaming. The ASTRO A50 Wireless operates on the less-crowded 5GHz frequency, which provides solid, robust connectivity. ASTRO’s wireless technology delivers low-latency performance, allowing you to stay in perfect sync with your gameplay. Engineered with spatial placement and directivity in mind for a cinematic, three-dimensional audio experience, the new A50 offers 7.1 Dolby Surround for immersive gaming audio. Game with confidence and battle through extended gaming sessions with up to 15 hours of battery life with the rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery.
The new Base Station
No one likes a complicated setup. The A50 headset automatically pairs with the ASTRO Base Station for frustration-free connectivity, while magnetic charging allows for effortless docking when the headset is not in use. The Base Station’s front display indicates battery life, pairing, Dolby on/off, and charging status via the Communication Panel so you always know the status of your gear.
Staying true to the iconic ASTRO Gaming design, the new fully wireless A50 features classic colorways: blue/black for the PS4/PC version, and gray/green for the Xbox One/PC version. No chat cables are required on any console. As with every single headset we make, the new A50 has been tuned with ASTRO Audio. ASTRO Audio provides a neutral, smooth, and extended frequency spectrum for detailed, true to life imaging. Non-fatiguing highs, clear mids, and tight, distortion-free bass for balanced resolution. Balancing your game and chat audio easily is foundational to what we do, and the new A50 makes it just as easy to give you the right Game:Voice Balance.
Gaming Audio Evolved
Part of evolving with the community involves incorporating key feedback into our new products, which is why the new A50 comes with an updated precision mic. The flexible, durable microphone offered on the A50 provides clear, low noise communication and is optimized for next gen consoles and Windows 10. A simple flip mutes the mic. With the new accelerometer the headset is able to conserve battery life as the A50 detects motions, and shuts off when inactive. It automatically powers back on when the headset detects motion. As with our new Tournament Ready A40 Headset, the new A50 is also Mod Kit Ready, which means you have the ability to upgrade to synthetic leather noise-cancelling ear cushions and a padded headband. The cushions provide increased noise cancellation and limit sound leakage for quiet environments.
The innovative ASTRO Command Center software offers enhanced flexibility and control beyond default mix settings. The A50 has three new EQ presets (ASTRO, Pro, and Studio), which can also be accessed via the headset for fast and easy selection. Users can also independently adjust input and output levels, including Sidetone and Noise Gate. Profiles can then be updated, saved, and shared. The software also provides automatic notification of product firmware updates when they become available.
The new A50 Wireless Headset will be landing in August, 2016, and you can sign-up for our Notify Me email for updates here. Thanks for being such a great part of the ASTRO Family!
Media & Hands-On Reviews
“Astro has packed so many updated and new features into their flagship A50 wireless headphones that they probably deserve a new model number”
“Astro’s new A50 headset is top of the line”
“The headsets look amazing and clean by the way. So, again, Astro Gaming seems consistently ahead of the… game. (Sorry.) They think long term. And for E3 2016, they partnered up with the HTC Vive to demonstrate their new wireless A50’s functionality with the system. So clearly, they see something in HTC’s VR. And I’m going to listen to what they say.”