Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One/PC - Black

  • Model #: 939-001517
  • Web Code: 10455866
$399.99
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Overview

No gamer can succeed without immersive, precision audio. This fully wireless version of the ASTRO A50 gaming headset for Xbox One and PC comes with the Base Station that broadcasts interference-free at 5GHz. The A50 headset delivers dialogue, music, and in-game sounds as they're meant to be heard thanks to Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound.

More Information

  • Interference-free 5GHz wireless technology broadcasts up to 30 ft. away with low latency, keeping you in sync with your gameplay
  • ASTRO Base Station pairs effortlessly with the A50 headset and features magnetic charging, allowing easy docking when the headset is not in use
  • Base Station displays battery life and charging status, ensuring the headset is ready to go when you are
  • Rear 3.5mm input/output lets you take phone calls, play your own background music, or output game audio and chat to an external recording device
  • Built-in ASTRO MixAmp technology offers advanced customization of all inputs and outputs, allowing users to fine-tune audio settings to achieve the perfect mix
  • Game:Voice Balancing adjusts the ratio of game audio to voice chat, so you won't struggle to hear your teammates over in-game sound effects
  • ASTRO Command Center offers control beyond default mix settings with 3 EQ presets, ASTRO, Pro, and Studio
  • Command Center also lets users independently adjust input and output levels, and create, save, and share profiles
  • Optimized for Xbox One and PC, the precision boom microphone provides clear, low-noise communication with a flip-up mute function
  • ASTRO Command Center software lets gamers adjust microphone levels and other settings depending on their surroundings and preferences
  • Designed for marathon gaming sessions, the A50 is equipped with cloth-wrapped, foam ear cushions for maximum comfort
  • Lightweight, rugged construction features premium materials for a pressure-free fit that won’t overheat your head and easily accommodates anyone wearing glasses
  • Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound gives you the ability to pinpoint various objects and sounds in a three-dimensional space -- crucial for competitive gaming
  • ASTRO Audio provides a neutral, smooth, and extended frequency spectrum for detailed, true-to-life sound with non-fatiguing highs, clear mids, and tight, distortion-free bass
  • With up to 15 hours of battery life you can extend your gaming sessions worry free

What's in the Box?

  • A50 Headset
  • A50 Microphone
  • Charging Base

Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)
  • Labour - 2 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
    Over-Ear
  • Band Style
    Over-the-Head
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
    No
  • Sound Isolating
    Yes
  • Noise Cancelling
    No
  • Echo Reduction
    Yes
  • Wireless
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    No
  • RF Wireless
    Yes
  • Wireless Talk Time
    8 h
  • Wireless Standby Time
    3 d
  • Charge Time
    5 h
  • Designed for Sports
    No
  • Designed for Kids
    No
  • DJ Style
    No
  • Professional Grade
    Yes
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
    No
  • Fitness Tracking
    No
  • Heart Rate Monitor
    No
  • Step Tracking
    No
  • Inline Volume Control
    Yes
  • iPod/iPhone Control
    No
  • Android Control
    No
  • Built-in Mic
    Yes
  • Folding
    No
  • Ear Cushion Material
    Foam
  • Driver Unit Size
    50 mm
  • Power Source
    Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Frequency Response
    20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Impedance
    48 Ohms
  • Magnet Type
    Ferrite
  • Sensitivity
    118 db @1kHz
  • Colour
    Dark Grey; Green
  • Colour Family
    Grey
  • Weight
    1678 g
  • Warranty Labour
    2 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)


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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5
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    348
  • 4
    96
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    19
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    10
  • 1
    7

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 96%

463 Reviews

Critical 3%

17 Reviews

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  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

One of the best pieces of hardware I've bought

This headset is great. I've had quite a few gaming or wireless headsets through the years and I absolutely don't regret investing in this one. I've been using it close to everyday for anywhere from 3 to 10 hours for a year now. The GOOD points: - It is very well built, solid and ergonomic. All the materials are top notch at least from an external solidity point of view. I've fallen asleep with it, it has had a few falls as well from not more than 4 feet, nothing ever broke or got worryingly altered. After a year of heavy use it is very close to new. - It is quite big but I sometimes forget I have it on. It can get hot at times during summer but at some point you have to choose between temperature and sound insulation with the technologies of today. I prefer year round sound insulation. - Sound and microphone are both fantastic from my perspective, I'm not a sound professional but have a pronounced taste for music. The software (astro command center) is simple and practical which helps to have it configured correctly. - Battery life is great. I just tested it and it gave me 13 hours after a full charge. - You can use it while it's charging. - It goes into sleep mode if you put it down, love that feature. The BAD points: - It ran into a known issue that rendered it useless at some point until the battery was completely empty. Waiting a bit fixed it. It never happened again. - It sometimes runs into a sound altering problem where the sound gets fuzzy if you start playing something, on PC just switch from game to voice (or inversely) and back again to solve this. I have this happen maybe once a month. - The connection to the docking station is a pain in the butt at times but if you take 20 seconds to look at how it works you can get it tighter with a furniture pad. The pros far outweigh the cons in my experience. This is a great piece of hardware.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
2.0

great but not great

this headset is amazing for sound and battery life, it hits it mark there. but everything else starts to downfall after that. the base station is a great idea and with some improvements would work great but as of this model its garbage, hardly ever starts charging without playing around with it for five minutes every other week i have a problem with the headset not wanting to turn on and the price was just way to much for all these issues. i would not recommend this headset and instead wait till the next one.


  • from New Westminster, BC
1.0

Great when they work

When they work these headsets sound great. However, there is an ongoing issue with these that Astro chooses not to acknowledge. Go to the Astro Gaming Forums and read all the threads about these Gen 3 headsets not turning off and/or not producing any sound. Don't buy these.


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