ASTRO Gaming A20 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset with Microphone for PS5 / PS4 - White/Blue

Model Number: 939-001876
Web Code: 14929063

ASTRO Gaming A20 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset with Microphone for PS5 / PS4 - White/Blue

Overview

Step up your gaming experience with the more balanced sound of the Astro A20 (Gen 2) wireless gaming headset. Enhanced with Astro Audio V2, its 40mm neodymium drivers deliver balanced sound output, while EQ presets let you customise your audio the way you want.
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Overview

Step up your gaming experience with the more balanced sound of the Astro A20 (Gen 2) wireless gaming headset. Enhanced with Astro Audio V2, its 40mm neodymium drivers deliver balanced sound output, while EQ presets let you customise your audio the way you want.

  • Over-the-ear headphone design stays comfortable during extended gaming sessions
  • Wireless RF 2.4GHz signal offers uninterrupted 15-metre (50-foot) wireless range
  • 40mm neodymium drivers backed by Astro Audio V2 provide a balanced sound experience
  • Flip-to-mute microphone lets you communicate effectively with your team
  • Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery gives you more than 15 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • Compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Mac for a great gaming experience
Headphone Style
Over-Ear
Compatible Platform(s)
PS4 & PS5
Band Style
Over-the-Head
Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
No
Sound Isolating
No
Noise Cancelling
No
Wireless
Yes
RF Wireless
Yes
Charge Time
3.5 h
Effective Wireless Range
15 m
Designed for Sports
No
Designed for Kids
No
DJ Style
No
Professional Grade
No
Fitness Tracking
No
Heart Rate Monitor
No
Step Tracking
No
Sleep Aid
No
Sleep Tracking
No
Mental Wellness
No
Folding
No
Driver Unit Size
40 mm
Power Source
Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance
32 Ohm
Sensitivity
100 dB SPL/mW @ 1kHz
Colour
White/Blue
Weight
318 g
  • A20 Wireless Headset Gen 2
  • USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable
  • USB Transmitter

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Reviewer Recommendation

89%

Of the 319 reviewers who responded, 283 would recommend this product.

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  • Great All-Around Headset
    Reviewed by Woo151 - 22 octobre 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] So far using these headsets for my PS4 and PC have proven to me that in the price range (mid tier), these perform all-around exceptionally well. Pairing is different from PS4 vs PC. Plugging in the dongle for the PS4 and pairing the for the 1st time is quick, easy and painless. After that, once you turn off, sleep or charge, it pairs 100% every time without a hitch. PC on the other hand is pressing the pair button on the USB dongle and holding the pair button on the head set it self (roughly 4-5 secs) every time you reboot/restart. Sound is great for the PC as you can use an equalizer to adjust to your liking. PS4 you're stuck with presets (and to me they ALL sound the same) so I left it on ASTRO. Bass isn't overpowering, highs are highs and lows are lows. Playing some FPS's like CoD, BF, Apex Legends, etc and all sound really good. Muting the mic takes some getting used to. Especially if you're doing FPS. You literally have to move the mic all the way up to mute and bring it back down for "always" on. Gets kind of annoying after a while vs other brands that just have a mute button. But that is the reason they are wireless I guess. The feel and comfort to me is really good. Unlike other brands, Astro choose the "cloth" cushion instead of the leathery feel most other use. I am quite surprise at the comfort from that. Gaming for about 4 hours (from a full charge) and my ear area was just a little warm. Not hot or sweaty at all. This also makes is feel like a premium headset but not really. It is mainly plastic and lightweight but still feels solid and well built. Color is nice as they are future proofing (?) lol to match the PS5. As for the battery life, I have playing roughly 12-13 hours total on a single charge and it has yet to die. I am super happy that it is a USB-C port too. I also want to point out the mic sound quality (according to my teammates) was good. I had only 1 complaint when my teammates were telling me I sounded like a robot drowning underwater. But I unplugged the headset and repaired and boom, worked like a champ. Every other time I had no complaints from anyone. All heard me loud and clear.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • When It Works It's Great And Totally Worth It.
    Reviewed by SirGalahad - 25 octobre 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The entire headset is made from plastic which makes it rather lightweight for its overall size at 318 grams but at the same time doesn’t feel all that cheap. I didn’t notice any significant creaking that most cheaper plastic headsets have. There is some flexibility which is good as this helps with comfort. The earcups don’t swivel but they do move up and down to adjust for head size whether that be small or huge. Clamping force is mild. Ear cushions are breathable and soft. Overall comfort is great. I’d rate it a 9/10. On the right earcup you have all your controls. Going from top to bottom this includes the power button which requires light pressure with a nice feel. If held it will power on or off with a little jingle along with turning on/off the white LED. The profile button feels the same as the power button and will give you a single beep for profile one, two beeps for profile two, and three beeps for profile three. I don’t know what these profiles are because Astro doesn’t let you know. You also cannot connect it to Astro Command Center to adjust anything or look at anything like you could with the previous generation which is disappointing. Perhaps this will become available with a firmware update. Below the profile button is the voice button, then the volume wheel, and then the game button. The voice/game buttons are used to try and balance chat and game. It comes in 12 total steps. The buttons require severe pressure to adjust. You have no idea which step you are on, except for it beeping when you hit min or max. On the A50’s you will hear a beep again when in the middle. I wish they would have added that to these guys. Instead you have to count it out. The volume wheel has distinct steps, is infinite, does not wobble, and feels mildly stiff making it feel great. Overall, I think the controls are simple and intuitive. The USB transmitter is small. About the size of a thumb drive. It is sleek appearing. It has a small button on it which requires a moderate amount of pressure with a crisp click. It has two LED’s. The first LED is blue which means it is on console mode. The second LED is white which means it is on PC mode. When in pairing mode both LED will be on. You switch to console/PC mode by pressing the button and go into pairing mode by holding it. The first transmitter I had was defective and would NOT switch over to PC mode but would work just fine on console mode. That was a bit strange. I reached out to Astro and they sent me a new one which works well. But I’ve had some issues with that as well on the PC side. With it not switching over without going to a different USB slot. I saw another review with the same issue. So, keep an eye out for that. I found the sound, especially for this price point, to be fantastic. I would say it’s just as good as my A50’s and also compares very closely with my much more expensive headphones/earphones that cost considerably more which is great for these guys and not so great for the competition. It has great mids, highs, and bass. They are all balanced well. It has a more fun excited tone to it which makes you feel more immersed. The sounds are also accurate. Sound stage iis good and allows the directional audio/imaging to be spot on. I can easily tell where people are located in games whether that be single player, multiplayer or with music with instruments and voices. You can also hear when a lot of things are going on at the same time and pick apart the individual parts. Few headsets can do both gaming (single and multiplayer) along with music well. Especially at this price range. So, I’m genuinely blown away. Audiophile terms for the sound: It has an airy transparent type sound that is very analytical with great balance. The bass hits hard with a nice punch and is accurate. But bass heads won’t think it’s enough but they have it at a spot where it adds to the experience without ruining the other parts of the sound. Mids sound good. Highs are also crisp without being sharp, sibilant, or harsh. I notice a lot of detail with a fun tuning that gets you pumped up. Imaging and directional audio are great. Sounds are natural with a medium sized soundstage. I did not notice any bloat, congestion. I’m actually extremely impressed with this headset. As you get almost all of the features of the more expensive headsets such as the A50 except for the base station, as flexible of a headset, and the ability to use Astro Command Center. It comes in at a very attractive price for the amount of tech you get out of it. Sporting 2.4 GHz low latency audio that performs brilliantly and goes up to 50 feet, a 15 hour battery life, USB C charging, chat/voice balance, auto turn off after 10 minutes, side tone, different presets, flip to mute microphone, sounds great for its price range, and is very comfortable. You can also buy another transmitter and make it work on both consoles without buying a new headset. Outside of the transmitter being defective for me and the usual defects that plague Astro of connection issues, difficulty getting the microphone to work, the microphone breaking, and getting competent in adjusting voice/chat balance and you’ve got yourself a real winner. You may want to consider a protection plan. Just simply because Astro Support leaves a lot to be desired and not having to deal with them will help with your sanity. The reason I didn't give it five stars was the defective transmitter. And overall issues I had with the transmitter getting to work with my PC even with the working one. It wasn't as plug and play as I wanted it to be.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Solid Gaming Headset
    Reviewed by amarks94070 - 20 octobre 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I picked up the gaming headset for use with my Playstation 4 and wanted something that would be compatible with my upcoming Playstation 5 upgrade. I also used it with my Mac Pro. The headset offers a comfortable over the year fit with soft ear cushions that also accommodate my glasses which is nice (something that has been a challenge in the past with other headsets). The wireless connection is solid. The manufacturer claims up to 50ft distance. I am a lot closer than that where I sit, but I've not had any connectivity issues. The sound is good for a gaming headset. The USB transmitter makes it very easy to move use from my PS4 to my Mac and I really like the "Flip-to-Mute" microphone which has great pickup.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Love this wireless headset
    Reviewed by nhtechie - 20 octobre 2020

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Short Version: Observations / Pros / Cons: On my PC, pairing isn’t instant, as I have to press the button on the USB adapter every reboot. It’s a roughly 4 second hold for power on/off. Audible beeps for EQ mode (1/2/3) - but what are they? Game vs Talk modes. FPS / RPG / Sports? What’s the point of the modes? There is flex in the mic, so you have to lift close to the base to lit for mute / height adjustment. Ear pads are comfortable for extended play. No technical or battery problems wearing the headphones for extended sessions. The packaging was simple and the headphones were totally wrapped in plastic. The USB adapter got shuffled a bit in shipping, but no physical issues were seen. For the past year or so, I’ve been using a different vendor’s ‘Pro’ “wired” headset and it’s been great, so moving to a Wireless headset had me a bit skeptical when it comes to responsiveness. I’ve tried Bluetooth headphones and earbuds before - and they’ve been very laggard, so I was curious as to how these would perform. For proper fitting, I do need to extend the ear pieces to the longest position but found that it’s equally as comfortable without a hat, as it is with one. The fabric ear cushions are soft and there’s more breathability than a pleather-type ear cushion. I found myself taking them off less, to cool my ears off, so I’m happy in that regard. I charged them out of the box and it took around an hour for the blinking amber light to stay solid. As there isn’t an easy way to see battery level, I used the headphones for about 12 hours across a few days without charging them. Because there is no battery indicator, I charged them after those 12 hours as I didn’t want to run out of battery life. Now, I just plug them in every night when I go to sleep. So far, I have used it for Warzone & Cold War (beta at the time of this writing) on the PC and PGA 2K21 for the PS4 and I really like this headset. Some Observations … not Pros or Cons: When you grab the ear piece to make audio adjustments, the buttons are on an inner section, not the one that your thumbs gravitate to normally, which at first was confusing. Pros: For me, it’s comfortable with a hat or without. The weight is comparable to my “Pro” wired headset even with all of the extra electronics in it. The sounds are insanely detailed. My other headset has a DAC and I don’t even get these sounds. I wonder if I’ve mis-tuned it and have been missing out for months. I’m quite impressed, actually! For the PS4, proper paring to the dongle didn’t involve any interaction like it does on the PC. Price! At this price point and for this quality, it’s a win! Concerns: For the PC, I seem to need to ‘pair’ it every day via the button on the USB adapter and there's no way to tell how much battery is left (that I came across). I’ve found that it’s easy to take the headset off & hit the EQ button with my thumb and then have to cycle back through, to the mode that I like. Mic is only left-side capable. The adapter is rather ‘old school’ - it’s not part of a dongle so it has to stick straight out, so I keep it on a rear port, so I don’t destroy the adapter + my USB port with an accidental swing of my legs. Additionally, there’s no DAC as part of the USB interface; there is also no software to customize the experience on PC. There are audible beeps for EQ mode (1/2/3) - but what are they? I’d really like to know what the different EQ presets are for and why I should consider one over the other. When playing, I’m more focused on the game than trying to guess-tune the experience. Finally … Game vs Talk modes. FPS / RPG / Sports? What’s the point of the modes? In the first few days of using this, I experienced choppy audio during Warzone Match searching screen on the PC. I’m not sure what contributed to that, but I’ve never heard or experienced that before with my wired USB headset. It also only lasted a few days. If you can get by the 'concerns' - this is a great wireless headset that rivals my wired, 'Pro,' DAC customizable headset. For this price, get one.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Love it, buy it!!!!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Saba - 1 mai 2021

    Item is extremely nice, I absolutely love it I know my money went to the right item.A little tight but overall great!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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