When it comes to gaming headsets there are plenty of companies out there putting out kick ass headsets but I have to admit that ASTRO Gaming always seems to provide a healthy mix of quality sound, ease of use and continued improvements on all their headsets. Their A50 wireless headset is the latest to get some noteworthy improvements including a new Base Station transmitter. Here’s what gamers can expect from the new wireless A50 headset for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:

  • ASTRO AudioTuned for gaming by ASTRO’s team of gaming audio experts, ASTRO Audio delivers accurate audiophile-grade performance no matter the source.
  • ASTRO Comfort and Quality Engineered for extended gaming sessions, the ASTRO A50 is not only comfortable, but also durable, lightweight, and easily adjustable.
  • Dolby® Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound – Get the drop on opponents with stunning 7.1 channel surround sound thanks to pinpoint spatial accuracy. Also provides an expansive digital audio experience from Dolby®-encoded movies, TV, and music content.
  • Precision Boom Mic – A highly precise, noise-cancelling boom mic that’s optimized for Xbox One™, PlayStation® 4, PC, Mac®, and other voice communication. Flip-Up Mute functionality mutes voice output and conveniently stows the microphone when not in use.
  • Battery Life and Auto Power – Play for extended periods with more than 15 hours of battery life.  The new Auto On/Off conserves battery life when not in use and awakes from Sleep Mode once the unit is picked up.
  • Powerful ASTRO Command Center Software – Adjust Noise Gate, Side Tone, and Mic Levels for crystal clear communication.  Alter game volume, chat audio, mic, and AUX channels individually to generate custom audio mixes for streaming output.  Future A50 Headset and Base Station firmware updates will also be accessible via the ASTRO Command Center software.
  • Low-Latency 5GHz Wireless – The ASTRO A50 features 5GHz technology that provides secure wireless connectivity between the A50 Headset and ASTRO Base Station Transmitter.  This helps eliminate interference from other wireless devices and keeps audio output in-sync with video sources.
  • ASTRO Base Station Transmitter – The stylish new ASTRO Base Station features magnetic charging contacts for simple docking and charging. The ASTRO Base Station also provides automatic headset pairing and indication of battery status, and Dolby® Surround On/Off.  Connectivity includes TOSLink (optical) pass-through, AUX input/output and USB for power and streaming on PC.
  • Built-In MixAmp™ – Take complete control of your audio with ASTRO’s integrated MixAmp™ technology. ASTRO’s MixAmp allows adjustment of audio levels such as Master Volume and Game:Voice Balancing for the optimal mix.
  • Custom EQ Modes – Three EQ modes presets are available. These include ASTRO (tuned with precise bass for general gaming), PRO (tuned for precise mid and high detail for streaming and pro gaming) and STUDIO (neutral for accuracy and best for movies and music).  Users can create, customize, save, and share EQ profiles using ASTRO Command Center Software to suit any listening experience or environment.
  • ASTRO A50 Mod Kit Compatible – Transform your ASTRO A50 Headset with the optional ASTRO A50 Mod Kit for improved comfort, style, and noise isolation.  The A50 Mod Kit includes a synthetic leather headband and leather ear cushions that can be conveniently swapped with the original cushions and provide additional noise-cancellation and comfort.

Gamers interested in picking up this new headset can check ASTRO Gaming’s website or their select local retailers. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the A50 Wireless retail for $300 and are PC compatible as well.

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ASTRO GAMING RELEASES SIGNIFICANTLY UPDATED
A50 WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET FEATURING NEW BASE STATION

New ASTRO A50 Delivers All-New Wireless Base Station Transmitter, Low-Latency 5GHz Technology, Dolby® Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound, Built-in MixAmp™, ASTRO Command Center Software, Mod Kit Upgradeability, and Much More.

SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 26, 2016 – ASTRO Gaming, the leader in premium video gaming equipment, announces an updated version of its critically acclaimed and best-selling ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset.  The ASTRO A50 Wireless + Base Station delivers top-of-the-line acoustics, ergonomics, and durability that hardcore gamers demand.  Originally introduced in 2012, the new and improved ASTRO A50 Wireless + Base Station delivers a host of enhanced capabilities and functionality, including updated features and refined audio characteristics.  The new ASTRO A50 Wireless + Base Station is now available for $300 (US) directly from ASTRO Gaming at www.astrogaming.com and from select retailers nationwide.

The original ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is the studio’s flagship audio product and today remains one of the most technologically advanced gaming headsets available to gamers and home theater enthusiasts alike. The updated ASTRO A50 Wireless + Base Station has once again raised-the-bar with a slew of feature improvements, comfort and quality adjustments, audio refinements and technological advancements. The all-new ASTRO Base Station features a 5GHz wireless transmitter that provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while making headset pairing and charging simple. Battle through long, intense gaming sessions in comfort with up to 15 hours of battery life. Hear enemies and objects from all angles with Dolby® Headphone 7.1 surround sound and optimize your chat levels and game sounds with the built-in MixAmp technology. For even more flexibility, the optional A50 Mod Kit allows users to swap out the headband and ear cushions for improved noise cancellation and comfort.

“We’ve optimized the new A50 to make it the best fully wireless companion for your next-gen console and PC” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing for ASTRO Gaming.  “The A50 represents ASTRO’s commitment to delivering superior audio products and highlights our focus on providing gamers with the most immersive and customizable gaming experiences available.”

The new ASTRO A50 Wireless + Base Station feature set includes:

  • ASTRO AudioTuned for gaming by ASTRO’s team of gaming audio experts, ASTRO Audio delivers accurate audiophile-grade performance no matter the source.
  • ASTRO Comfort and Quality Engineered for extended gaming sessions, the ASTRO A50 is not only comfortable, but also durable, lightweight, and easily adjustable.
  • Dolby® Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound – Get the drop on opponents with stunning 7.1 channel surround sound thanks to pinpoint spatial accuracy. Also provides an expansive digital audio experience from Dolby®-encoded movies, TV, and music content.
  • Precision Boom Mic – A highly precise, noise-cancelling boom mic that’s optimized for Xbox One™, PlayStation® 4, PC, Mac®, and other voice communication. Flip-Up Mute functionality mutes voice output and conveniently stows the microphone when not in use.
  • Battery Life and Auto Power – Play for extended periods with more than 15 hours of battery life.  The new Auto On/Off conserves battery life when not in use and awakes from Sleep Mode once the unit is picked up.
  • Powerful ASTRO Command Center Software – Adjust Noise Gate, Side Tone, and Mic Levels for crystal clear communication.  Alter game volume, chat audio, mic, and AUX channels individually to generate custom audio mixes for streaming output.  Future A50 Headset and Base Station firmware updates will also be accessible via the ASTRO Command Center software.
  • Low-Latency 5GHz Wireless – The ASTRO A50 features 5GHz technology that provides secure wireless connectivity between the A50 Headset and ASTRO Base Station Transmitter.  This helps eliminate interference from other wireless devices and keeps audio output in-sync with video sources.
  • ASTRO Base Station Transmitter – The stylish new ASTRO Base Station features magnetic charging contacts for simple docking and charging. The ASTRO Base Station also provides automatic headset pairing and indication of battery status, and Dolby® Surround On/Off.  Connectivity includes TOSLink (optical) pass-through, AUX input/output and USB for power and streaming on PC.
  • Built-In MixAmp™ – Take complete control of your audio with ASTRO’s integrated MixAmp™ technology. ASTRO’s MixAmp allows adjustment of audio levels such as Master Volume and Game:Voice Balancing for the optimal mix.
  • Custom EQ Modes – Three EQ modes presets are available. These include ASTRO (tuned with precise bass for general gaming), PRO (tuned for precise mid and high detail for streaming and pro gaming) and STUDIO (neutral for accuracy and best for movies and music).  Users can create, customize, save, and share EQ profiles using ASTRO Command Center Software to suit any listening experience or environment.
  • ASTRO A50 Mod Kit Compatible – Transform your ASTRO A50 Headset with the optional ASTRO A50 Mod Kit for improved comfort, style, and noise isolation.  The A50 Mod Kit includes a synthetic leather headband and leather ear cushions that can be conveniently swapped with the original cushions and provide additional noise-cancellation and comfort.

The updated ASTRO A50 Wireless + Base Station is now available for $300 (US) directly from ASTRO Gaming at www.astrogaming.com and from major participating retailers nationwide.  For more information about ASTRO Gaming, the new ASTRO A50 Wireless + Base Station or to sign-up for email notification, visit http://astro.gg/A50-B

About ASTRO Gaming
ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and lifestyle products for professional gamers, content creators, leagues and enthusiasts.  ASTRO Gaming was spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Xbox 360®, along with Alienware™ and HP® Gaming PCs. ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric “tech-life” products that support this rapidly growing community.  All ASTRO Gaming products are available at www.astrogaming.com, www.astrogaming.co.uk, www.astrogaming.de, and www.astrogaming.fr