The Astro A50’s Are The Crème of the Crop
There is no denying Astro remains one of the heavyweight brands in the gaming headset market. You’ll see the Astro A40’s widely used by the eSports community and you’ll see Astro cans at major video game tournaments around the world. You won’t; however, typically see the A50’s at events given the fact they are wireless. The eSports community simply doesn’t trust wireless headsets for big tourneys. Regardless, the Astro A50’s are the Ferrari of gaming headsets. These wireless headphones are fantastic and deliver a superb audio gaming experience. If you already own a set of A50’s you’ll know exactly what I am talking about. If you don’t, it’s time to upgrade your existing set. So without further delay, here are six reasons why I believe the Astro A50’s (Gen 4) is the premium must-have gaming headset for your PS4 or PC.
The Astro A50’s have always had kickass sound. So I went in not expecting much of a change compared to older models but remarkably enough, I do notice improvements in the sound department. You can hear everything in the game with pinpoint accuracy and this is especially noticeable in multiplayer shooters. I played both the Modern Warfare beta, and Fortnite. In each instance, I could hear every little footstep and gunshot in the distance crystal clear. The stunning Dolby Audio delivers cinematic high-resolution gaming audio for an immersive gaming experience. You can hear distinct sounds with the A50’s from the front, center and rear speakers. All with incredible accuracy as each sound was exactly where it was supposed to be with crystal clear audio clarity. I will be honest, it is hard to go back to any other headsets after wearing these.
The Astro A50’s have been engineered for extended gaming sessions. So they are not only comfortable, but also durable, lightweight, and adjustable. Even after hours on my head, they never felt super heavy or uncomfortable. My ears could breathe and I never felt the desire to rip them off my head because they are too hot. The headset is adjustable, so even if you find them a tad uncomfortable at the start, you’ll be able to adjust them just right. When wearing the headset and bending over to swap a game out of the console, I never have to worry about them falling off, like you do with other headsets.
Older model A50’s were advertised as wireless and well, that wasn’t always the case. Yes, the headset itself was wireless but if you wanted to chat, you had to plug in a cord. Also, there were cords running from the charge base to the console. So they weren’t exactly “wireless”, at all. These new A50’s are truly wireless. There is no catch this time around. You no longer need the chat cable. Instead, wireless signals are sent over a 5 GHz band. Essentially all the sound is produced via the charge station (which is plugged into your PS4) but bottom line, you’ll never have to tangle or fiddle with wires ever again.
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