ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Gaming Headset + MixAmp M80 for Xbox One - Black

Model Number: 939-001769
Web Code: 13490094

ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Gaming Headset + MixAmp M80 for Xbox One - Black

Overview

Enjoy a completely customizable audio experience with the ASTRO A40 TR headset for Xbox One. This wired gaming headset delivers pro-quality sound, ideal for live streaming or tournament play.It features Dolby Audio and ASTRO Audio V2 so you can immerse yourself into the action. It comes with the MixAmp Pro TR to fully customize your audio experience.

Overview

Enjoy a completely customizable audio experience with the ASTRO A40 TR headset for Xbox One. This wired gaming headset delivers pro-quality sound, ideal for live streaming or tournament play.It features Dolby Audio and ASTRO Audio V2 so you can immerse yourself into the action. It comes with the MixAmp Pro TR to fully customize your audio experience.

  • Compatible with Xbox One
  • Over-ear design is lightweight and highly adjustable for personal comfort, making it perfect for those marathon gaming sessions
  • Wired headset uses a 3.5mm plug for wide-reaching compatibility
  • ASTRO Audio V2 and Dolby Audio deliver an immersive audio experience, letting you hear every enemy footstep and reload with precision
  • Built-in microphone lets you communicate with your allies in true-to-life clarity
  • Customizable speaker tags allow you to express your individuality with pre-printed special editions or with your own design using the Speaker Tag Customiser
  • Swappable components (sold separately in ASTRO Mod Kits), transform the A40 TR from an open-back to a closed-back, noise cancelling headset, ideal for tournament use
  • Compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One, and PlayStation 5 for a great gaming experience
Headphone Style
Over-Ear
Band Style
Over-the-Head
Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
No
Sound Isolating
No
Noise Cancelling
No
Echo Reduction
No
Wireless
No
Bluetooth
No
RF Wireless
No
NFC Ready
No
Designed for Sports
No
Designed for Kids
No
DJ Style
No
Professional Grade
No
Water/Sweat Resistant
No
Fitness Tracking
No
Heart Rate Monitor
No
Step Tracking
No
Inline Volume Control
No
iPod/iPhone Control
No
Android Control
No
Built-in Mic
Yes
Folding
No
Plug Size
3.5mm
Ear Cushion Material
Cloth
Driver Unit Size
40mm
Power Source
None
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz
Impedance
32 Ohm
Magnet Type
Neodymium
Colour
Black
Weight
363 g
  • A40 TR Gaming Audio Headset (Black)
  • A40 TR Microphone
  • ASTRO Speaker Tags
  • MixAmp M80
  • 1.0m (3.3ft) Audio Cable

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Reviewer Recommendation

90%

Of the 489 reviewers who responded, 442 would recommend this product.

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  • Try them as they are worth the buy. I love them!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by SewOnAlchemy - January 25, 2021

    The sound is so crisp and being in online parties they said I sounded really great. They said my voice came through very clear without static. I was a little skeptical at first but you would never know how you like them until you try them. They sound like noise canceling and you have the option to control gameplay audio and party chat audio. You have the ability to adjust the main volume and mute yourself. The wire plugs directly into the controller so there aren’t any other ports or boxes to have near, this is the least amount of work I could’ve asked for. They feel worth it and I’ll be sticking with these for as long as I can.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Awesome Headset/Amp for XB1
    Reviewed by DaveW - June 13, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This pair of Astro A40 TR’s with the MixAmp M80 (for the Xbox One) is the latest iteration of the A40 and MixAmp bundle. I personally have no experience with the first gen A40 TR’s, so I won’t really be able to speak to what has been upgraded/changed from the previous generation. I’ve gotten around to playing a couple of extended gaming sessions of the MCC, as well as a couple of days in the office. With that being said, I think I have a good impression of the A40’s capabilities. Build Quality The build quality of the A40’s is excellent. Looking it over I don’t see a part on the headset that says, “We saved money on this part.” Most of the headset body is plastic with the exception of the metal adjustment tubes. The plastic feels sturdy and robust throughout the frame. The top band is plenty flexible and its attachment to the adjustment tubes appears to be quite robust. Everything on the earcups is magnetic – the pads and the cover tags. They have a very satisfying magnetic click to lock into place. The earcups and headband pad are covered in a soft, velour fabric that feels nice on the skin. The microphone clicks in nicely to its jack, and can swivel a full 360° without a problem. The boom is very flexible, and it is easily positioned while retaining whatever shape you mold it into. This is one of the better adjusting boom mics I have come across. The M80 also has a pretty solid build too it. The main body is well put together, and the letter/graphics don’t appear prone to wearing off. The volume wheel has a nice ‘clicky’ spin, and the mute button is easy enough to activate. The red LED ring around the button isn’t glaring for those that like to game in the dark. The LED status bar is a nice touch as well and takes the guess work out of balancing your game/voice volumes. The only part of the M80 that I feel needs improvement is the cord. I wish it was detachable or at the very least braided. The flat cord feels too much like the Xbox chat headset cord, which isn’t my favorite. Features The first feature I noticed is the adjustable mic position. For years now I have been stuck with the mic and cord on the same (left) side. When I played on the 360 I used the wireless mic, and always had it on my right ear. This is the first time since my 360 days that I have had the chance to put the mic on the right side. The EQ modes for the M80: Pro, Core, and Astro (formerly Media). I mostly stuck with the Core setting since that’s what I’m used to. The Pro setting amplifies higher frequency sounds for hearing movement/footsteps. I’m not a fan of these modes, as they don’t do much for me. I have some hearing loss in the higher range on my right side, so I feel like I’m missing out on some sounds when I use these types of modes. Astro mode pumps up the bass for listening to music or watching TV/movies. I used this mode to listen to music and watch some TV. It wasn’t necessary for everything, so pick your EQ based on the source/genre. If you have some boomy/bass heavy music then this is a good EQ for you. Same if you are watching an action movie or show. The A40’s also come with a 2 year access code to Dolby Atmos for Xbox One. I actually already had this, and having been using it for the last 8 months. I really like it, and I think it’s a nice little add on. Also, that code carries over to Windows 10 as well. This is more of a lacking feature. The M80 does not support mic monitoring AKA sidetone. I was very surprised by this, and I thought this would be an issue for me. Turns out its not really a problem. I can hear everything around me pretty well with the headset on, so I can plainly hear myself speak. I can see this being an issue if you do the Mod-Kit and use the noise isolating earcups. For me I can hold a conversation with my coworkers while I have the headset of at work, or if my kids are talking to me while I’m playing online so hearing myself speak is no issue. For now the only way to get mic monitoring with A40’s is to plug the headset straight into the controller 3.5mm jack or use the chatpad like I used to. Comfort So far I have found the A40’s to be supremely comfortable. 3 hours of gaming, and my ears were a little warm, but not hot. That was it. No pain on my ears, top of my head, or my neck. The headphones are lightweight enough, and the padding supple enough that they just disappeared on my head. That’s a great experience to have, and truly a first time for me. I have had lots of very comfortable headsets, but that was a first for me. I wore them at work for 4 hours and had the same experience. I thought it might have been just the immersion into the games that kept me from noticing the headsets, but it turns out they are just very comfortable. In my book these are 5/5 for comfort. Sound For gaming, the sound was rich and immersive. I found myself listening to the sound of waterfalls on the Sanctuary map in Halo 2. It sounded amazing, and it was the first time I had really heard that sound stand out, and I’ve played that map a thousand times. Using the Core EQ setting I found my games had plenty of sound depth, and a decent punch from explosions and weapon fire. The 40mm drivers really do a nice job producing crisp sounds. I was surprised at how much bass these headphones could reproduce. It wasn’t over the top, but the bass was definitely punchy and crisp. If I switched to the Astro mode, though, sometimes the bass would get a little muddy trying to push too much. Again, for the EQ’s, know your source or genre that you are going to fiddle with the settings. For music, I really liked the headset. It did a better job of producing sound depth/clarity than my Cloud Core/Alpha, Rig, Omen, or TB Elite headsets. I know gaming headsets are not usually as good as stand-alone quality headsets, but these at least get close to that. My friend’s Sennheiser cans (can’t remember the model) sound better but I found the A40’s more comfortable to wear long term. I know some forums online are wondering about the reverb issues carrying over from the previous gen. In my experience, I can’t say I have picked up on that effect. I haven’t truly been listening for it, but at the same time I feel like it’s something I would have noticed happening if it was. Issues/Sticking points As far as my issues with the A40’s go, I don’t have any. The headset performed well, and I really like them. My issues are with the M80, and I currently have 2. The first issue is a small one, but a potentially expensive one. The hardwired cord causes me concern. If at any point that cord is damaged, you are out $80 for the replacement. I would much rather have a slightly bulkier controller attachment that uses a replaceable cord. The other issue I have is with the random static I encounter. I played for 3 hours the other night, and about 2 hours in a sharp moment of static shot through the speakers. It lasted less than a second, so I was unsure what caused it. Then when I was done with multiplayer I sat in the menu while I was fiddling with some stuff. Over the course of 5 minutes 10-12 sharp static blasts came over the speakers. Turning the volume down only turned down the volume of the static. Changing the EQ’s had no effect nor did changing the balance all the way from voice to game and back. Removing the M80 from the equation halted the static. It seemed like the static only happened while I sat at the menu or while waiting in matchmaking. I don’t think I had any static in game. Something is up there – it could be a connection/handshake issue, firmware with the controller, or maybe something in the menu sounds (bit-rate, encoding, etc) didn’t agree with the M80. I still like the M80, but that static blast really is an annoying issue, but I can deal with it if it is isolated to just the menu’s on the MCC. Other Thoughts One thing I like about the A40’s is the customization you can do. You have the swappable mic that can go on the left or right side. There also the mod-kits that give your headset some noise isolation and a cool theme. There’re also the speaker tags which let you personalize your headset. Myself being a big Halo fan, I love the options for speaker tags that Astro offers. If what they have isn’t your thing then you can also throw together a custom graphic for a design your own tag. Any way you slice it, personalization/customization is awesome to see in any console/PC gaming peripheral. Overview I have taken a liking to the A40’s for sure. They are my new daily drivers for my Xbox, supplanting my Hyper X Alpha’s. For the most part I found them to be a great headset/amp combo. My issues really only come down to the cord and static from the MixAmp. I am going to do some more digging to see if I can find a workaround, which I’m sure exists out there on the internet. Anyways I don’t think you will be disappointed with the quality and performance of the headset itself.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Best quality for price
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Cheap - January 24, 2022

    Really good qualities audio is loud and consistent and has been very reliable

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • 6 month review
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Mangles123 - April 26, 2021

    I’ve had these for a little less than six months, and after constant use every day, either with online school or video games these headphones have held up very well. (I would hope they would for the price I paid). I love that they provided a spare cord so I could hook it up to my laptop without having to buy a new cord. The one con I have is that on the head band part, right next to either side of the top cushion the paint is starting to chip. I don’t know if that’s something I did, how I used to hang them up, or if it’s because I have a wider head than these were made for. This is the one con I have and it’s minimal since you wouldn’t be able to see it since it’s pretty well hidden.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Best Xbox headset by far.
    Reviewed by drklbc - May 31, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I primarily use a Logitech G533 for my PS4 and PC for it's wireless capabilities and a SteelSeries Arctis 5 for the Xbox. While there's nothing wrong with my current headset setup. It's always nice to upgrade every now and then. When I finally got a hold of the A40, I was amp'd to finally get a hold of a headset with a mixer. Playing Red Dead, 2K and COD sounds amazing with the included 2 year sub for Dolby Atmos via app on both the Xbox and PC. The headset itself is very comfortable for long usages, but it gotten a bit warm after awhile due to the cotton material of the cushion for me. Being that the mixer is connected to the controller, I did experience a bit of a shorter life on the battery life, but that's not a big deal since I can easily just swap controllers. It is a bit on the pricier side, but it's the only headset that you can make adjustments with interchangeable mod kits. Both the G533 and Arctis 5 are excellent headset, but the A40 takes it up a notch! Worth it. Thanks.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


Product Category
Headphones, earphones, and ear buds (of any kind including AirPods)
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