ASTRO Gaming is known for making premium video game accessories. This E3, they announced an update to their popular A50 headphones. We were able to see what they were all about this year, and have details below.
A Headset With History
The A50 Wireless Gaming Headset originally released in 2012, and quickly garnered a following from gamers who demanded great audio in a headset that could also be worn for hours between charges. The update announced just before E3 indicates that ASTRO Gaming has been hard at work to incorporate user feedback into this revised model.
For starters, there is now a version that works with the PlayStation 4 (hence why we are providing coverage). Other than the color, that is the differentiating feature between versions of this model. The rest of the changes as follows applies to all of the new A50 models.
The A50 includes ?accurate audiophile-grade performance no matter the source.? While we couldn?t hear any samples while at E3, the currently-released A50 is well-known for having great audio quality, so it is reasonable to expect that will be the case in the new model. The technical specifications include an expanded frequency response range of 10 Hz – 20 KHz, which indicates that these should have better bass response than your average headset, which typically has a response range of 20 Hz – 20 KHz. The headset can also get quite loud, with an SPL rating of up to 118 dB, a setting we do NOT recommend unless you want your eardrums busted. This is all driven by a pair of 40 mm neodymium magnets, one per ear.
Wireless For 15+ Hours
Since the headset is wireless, a few specs are very important here: battery life and wireless range. The battery is said to last for approximately 15 hours of use between charges. The headset also includes an accelerometer, which detects when it is not being worn. The headset will put itself to sleep if this occurs, in order to save battery life. Once you pick the headset back up, it turns itself o...