Lastly, let's talk about comfort. Will you be picking up the Master Chief Collection? I have bought the Turtle Beach Elite 800, SteelSeries 800, Razer Kraken pro, Logitech G933, Kingston Hyper X Cloud. We feel that this is where the likes of the SteelSeries H and Turtle Beach 800 Elite excel in that they are complete wireless solutions with additional battery packs that offer much more convenient charging solutions. But I guess it has something to do with the wireless frequency? Show-off and charge your Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Halo Edition on the included display stand. The A50's need to be recharged every 8 to 10 hours, and the recharge can take up to 2 hours to complete. It's very comfy, and the material won't let your head get too hot from long sessions.
I've used Turtle Beach headsets for years—X31, X32, X41, X42—and I've been generally happy with them. It wirelessly connects to my xbox and pc, sounds great on both, I can nearly walk across my entire smaller sized house 20-25 feet without audio cutting out, it's very comfy for extended periods, and it just works. I'd recommend picking up a 6 foot amazon basics micro-usb cable so if it runs out of juice while you're playing you can plug it in and keep going. In addition, it uses Kleerner 5. I chose the Astro A50s for their 5.
Now im sending back the Steel series and buying the latest Astro with the dock. Point to Multipoint - pair multiple Astro A50 headsets with a single transmitter. The deep bass particularly sets it apart from the Turtle Beaches I've tried. Overall I really like the headset, especially since I am a longtime Halo fan. Then there's the wireless connectivity.
I bought a refurb pair of Astros used them for a year, and than sold them for a new pair, than i used those for a few months and sold them to give the Steel series 800s a try. I have my pc in my living room and it a hassle to have the wires. My A50s had before the current model from 4 years ago was by far a better headset then current model. Your voice can be heard online and so it does its job, but given this is the Gen2 model, we were expecting a lot more from it. As with the previous version, the microphone is not detachable and clicks on and off as you pull it down towards your mouth and back up.
Astro Gaming also revealed the release of four limited edition sets of Halo Speaker Tags for the studio's award-winning A40 Headset + MixAmp Pro. There is adequate flexibility built in to the mic to allow you to adjust the distance of it from your mouth but the quality is not great which we will come to in the mic test further down Microphone The biggest complaint with the Astro A50, beside the charging solution is the microphone. Different actions could be performed through these commands. So if I just pause the song I can clearly just listen to am radio. Therefore, that may prove to be a viable alternative if you want a more bare bones experience.
Given they are near eachother, otherwise you will need longer cables. I was ready for another 8 hours except that I had to go to work the next day. The other problem, microphone quality, is well documented in these reviews. The battery life isnt too bad on these as well 6-8 hours depending on if your voice-chatting the whole time or not and they could drain on the lower end or a bit quicker. I think the biggest thing you should take into consideration when picking between the two is battery life.
This question could be slightly rephrased to say should I upgrade to the Astro in 50 if I already have the Astro A40 or previous A50? I now have the ability to hear a lot more than I was able to when I was playing on the xo ones. Please refer Product description for trouble shooting steps Additional Information. The only other thing I actually contacted customer service for was the auxiliary option. Helping fans commemorate the Master Chief's journey through the Halo Universe, each set of Halo Speaker Tags is themed after one of the four major franchise releases, including a set for Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4. Friends that also own this headset use the Xbox stereo adapter and this seems to resolve the issue. These headphones blow me away.
We would say it has little or no improvement of on the first model and probably not all that better than the Astro A40 mic. These include activate push-to-talk communication, skip to the next song, control audio profiles, and so on. Recently switched over to a razer headset n am enjoying it a lot more then my A50s. I tried everything, including switching channels on the router, but to no avail. The music sound is also really good and you can actually play the music wirelessly if you hook up your device to the mixamp. So if you're an avid gamer and you play for long periods of time, I would say to go with the A40's.