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ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset Review

The ASTRO A50 Wireless headset is a fantastic feat of engineering and a remarkable gaming headset. From the build standards and control layout to the sound quality, it all falls into place.

While the overall wireless strength is good I did find it slightly strange losing signal at relatively close proximity to my router, even though they were broadcasting at different frequencies (headset 5.8GHz and router 2.4GHz).

While it would make sense for the transmitter to broadcast at both frequencies, depending on the type of data being transmitted, there is no official mention of any 2.4GHz capability.

While it should not prove to be a problem for the majority of users, those in crowded apartment blocks could experience an intermittent signal strength with a large number of wireless networks surrounding them.

Available for £249,99 inc vat. directly from ASTRO, the A50 will put a significant dent on your bank balance. However, taking into account the fact that you can also easily use it on consoles and the added benefit of upgradable firmware means it is future proof and an excellent addition to any gaming room.

Pros:

  • Superb build quality.
  • Ultra high sound quality.
  • Excellent voice capabilities.
  • Upgradable firmware.
  • Multi-platform compatibility.

Cons:

  • Collects dust and fingerprints easily.
  • A serious investment.

Kitguru says: A very impressive headset with excellent features and a price tag to match.
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Rating: 9.0.

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