ASTRO Gaming’s A50 gets an upgrade

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ASTRO Gaming’s A50 is about to get one heck of an upgrade. Aesthetically the headset remains the same, offering that ASTRO comfort that the A40 and A50 are renowned for, but the new A50 comes mod  Kit ready – ASTRO’s latest initiative – the ability to swap in and out core parts of the headset.

For the development of the new A50, we took everything we learned from last year’s A40 TR launch and applied it to the new A50,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing for ASTRO Gaming. “These two products now share the same all-digital platform, allowing the A50 to utilize ASTRO’s Command Center software for adjustment of every input and output, along with the creation of custom EQ profiles.

One thing that has been missing from the A50 is the ability to create custom EQ settings – chalk that one of your want list because the new headset not only comes with the three preloaded EQ settings, but allows users to create and save their own settings – there’s even the ability to share you custom settings with the ASTRO community! The new headset is also compatible with ASTRO’s command centre, enabling you to adjust noise gate, side tone, microphone levels, game volume, chat audio, mic, and AUX channels individually to generate custom audio mixes for streaming output.

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The Xbox One edition has striking green accents and when not in use, sits neatly on a revamped base station, which charges the headset when it’s docked.

I love my ASTRO Gaming A50’s and these upgrades will sorely tempt me into upgrading when the headset releases later this year.

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  • Wow, these look immense!

  • james o halloran

    Would be really tempted to pick these up but that green looks terrible.