The ASTRO Gaming A40 TR headphones are designed specifically for gaming.

We work closely with developers, pro gamers, and streamers to deliver in-game dialogue, music, and sounds as they are intended to be heard.

Why buy this?

ASTRO Audio V2 provides a neutral, uniform, and spread frequency spectrum for detailed and realistic images.

This means fatigue-free highs, clear mids, and tight lows without distortion for balanced resolution.

Read the full review below to know more about this product.

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ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Gaming Headset Review 2021

Features:

  • The headset itself is very similar to the design of the A40 above, with some modified colors and finishes.
  • It’s primarily matte black plastic around the helmets and headband, with aluminum struts on the sides connecting them and allowing for a smooth vertical adjustment to adjust the fit.
  • There are also X-Editions that replace the glossy aluminum finishes on the side struts and boom microphone grille with red, as well as the black plastic finishes on the headband and side accents on the headphones.
  • The main benefit is better cable routing. All inputs are powered on the back and then there is a single 3.5mm jack on the front that goes to the A40.
  • It has a much cleaner look than the previous model, dividing the ports between the front and the rear in ways that sometimes make it difficult to move the MixAmp once you have it set up.
  • Astro has modernized and updated its design language for the new A40, with metallic accents and subtle red notes that really give the headphones a more “mature” look than their previous efforts.
  • The Xbox version of the headset has red accents, while the PlayStation variant has some shades of ocean blue. I’m not really sure why Astro decided to go red for the Xbox version unless they know something about the future of the brand that we don’t. In any case, it looks great, with nice details on the clear plastic speaker plates that add depth. Click here, If you are interested in reading a detailed buyer guide on Best Gaming Headsets.
  • That last point is very specific, sure, but let me reiterate to my other bearded readers: the A40’s headphones are a minor miracle.
  • However, Astro could use a better cabling system. The 3.5mm connection is towards the back of the left earbud and while the cable stays out of the way it also tends to rub my neck, especially in cross-body situations such as when connecting to a PC on my right.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality.
  • The sturdy, lightweight design feels premium.
  • The killer game features and looks to complement your status as a game megastar
  • Solid design and build, good sound quality, custom art options available
  • MixAmp Pro TR puts many physical controls within reach
  • Lots of audio customization options through the Astro Command app.
Cons
  • Expensive for a wired headset.
  • PS4 Slim users need an HDMI splitter.

Verdict:

The Astro Gaming A40 TR Headphones with MixAmp Pro TR are a high-quality wired gaming headphone/amp combination that provides a very comfortable fit and excellent audio at a premium price.

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