ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset : Worth the asking price

Grown to love this over last few weeks. Initially bought official ps4 platinum headset but didn’t like it. Found it really uncomfortable whereas this one is way better. Mic auto cutout when folded up is nice, this also auto switches off when taken off after 20 secs and auto switches on when put back on. Sound is impressive, battery life is great and charging stand is nice once you learn to just drop it in, don’t force it.

This has to be best headset out there love how light it is on your head hear footsteps very clear good battery life best i have had with headset great sound nice feel to it highly recommend it for call of duty games a must.

Son is extremely happy and impressed.

Outstanding audio quality in a very sturdy and comfortable build. Battery life is amazing, >10 hours with dolby surround sound.

The audio quality is excellent and i cannot fault it and the stand / charging unit is brilliant. The one very serious issue that has me considering returning the headset is the mic quality which is awful. The mic’s on most €50 wired headsets is better and this cannot be fixed by changing the setting and is a issue i have found is very common in the astro forums.

I have been gaming for about 8 years and i have used so many headphones. I play a lot of pc and ps4 and this headset is amazing the sounds is soo good. The microphone takes some time to get used to it is not the best sounding microphone but it does the job. The headset is however very expensive but you decently pay for what you get. For anyone who is serious about gaming i would 100% recommend this headset :d.

Very loved by recipient, only set that has lasted longer than a few months 😂.

I use these headphones day in and day out for work and gaming. Excellent battery life, good sound, good microphone, lovely and comfortable for my freakishly large head. The only thing stopping me from giving a five star review is the charging cradle can be a bit fiddly to line up first time. Wife and kids complains that they can hear what i’m listening to on occasion, but as the heavy metal melting my brain effectively drowns them out when they do this, it doesn’t bother me nearly as much as you’d think it would.

  • Good build quality.
  • Pricey but good
  • Amazing headphones 🙂

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, Compatible with PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Black/Blue

Platform:PlayStation 4
Product Description, The ASTRO A50 Wireless headset delivers top-of-the-line acoustics, ergonomics, and durability that hardcore gamers demand. Experience legendary sound and performance without the inconvenience and restrictions that come with wires. The all-new ASTRO Base Station features a 5GHz wireless transmitter that provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while making headset pairing and charging simple. Battle through long, intense gaming sessions in comfort with up to 15 hours of battery life.

Box Contains, 1 x Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset (PS4/PC), Blue


From the manufacturer

Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset PS4 – Black/Blue – PlayStation 4

  • Pro Audio Quality
  • Superior Fit and Finish
  • Precision Microphone
  • 5GHz Wireless Technology
  • Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound

About ASTRO Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment for pro gamers, core enthusiasts, and their lifestyles. ASTRO lives at the epicentre of technology, lifestyle, and design with a history of innovation specifically within the video gaming arena. The product line is centred around the critically acclaimed A40 + MixAmpTM Pro and A50 Wireless Headset. We believe gaming is interactive, not passive. It’s the cultural centre of the future for media driven, digital entertainment.

A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station

The ASTRO A50 Wireless headset delivers top-of-the-line acoustics, ergonomics, and durability that hardcore gamers demand. Experience legendary sound and performance without the inconvenience and restrictions that come with wires. The all-new ASTRO Base Station features a 5GHz wireless transmitter that provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while making headset pairing and charging simple. Battle through long, intense gaming sessions in comfort with up to 15 hours of battery life.

  • 15 Hours of Battery Life
  • Magnetic Charging
  • Over-the-Ear Design
  • EQ Presets

5GHZ Wireless Technology

Ditch the cables with confidence. ASTRO’s wireless technology provides robust, low-latency performance by operating at a higher frequency. This keeps you in perfect sync with your gameplay and eliminates interference from other wireless devices, allowing you to focus on winning. No chat cable required on any console.

DOLBY Headphone 7.1 Surround

Whether it’s stereo or multi-channel surround sound, the A50 delivers accurate audio no matter the source. Spatial placement and directivity are crucial in competitive play and the A50 was engineered with this in mind. The end result is a lifelike, cinematic gaming experience that gives you the ability to pinpoint various objects and sounds in a three-dimensional space.

ASTRO Base Station

No one likes a complicated setup. The A50 headset automatically pairs with the ASTRO Base Station for frustration-free connectivity, while magnetic charging allows for effortless docking when the headset is not in use. The Base Station’s front display indicates battery life and charging status to ensure you never get stuck with a dead headset. The rear 3.5mm input/output supports additional audio sources, giving you the ability to take phone calls, overlay background music, or output your game audio and chat to external capturing devices.

PC Compatibility and Support

The A50 offers multi-platform compatibility, making it simple to switch between console and PC modes. PC gamers can access the ASTRO Command Centre software via USB and adjust various audio settings and levels accordingly. PC gamers can also balance game sound and voice chat when using separate chat applications such as Discord or Skype.

ASTRO Command Centre Software

The innovative ASTRO Command Centre software offers enhanced flexibility and control beyond default mix settings. The A50 has three new EQ presets (ASTRO, Pro, and Studio), which can also be accessed via the headset for fast and easy selection. Users can also independently adjust input and output levels, including Sidetone and Noise Gate. Profiles can then be updated, saved, and shared. The software also provides automatic notification of product firmware updates when they become available.

Precision Microphone with Flip

ASTRO Gaming was conceived in the pits of eSports tournaments, so we know the importance of clean voice chat. The flexible, durable microphone offered on the A50 provides clear, low noise communication and is optimised for PlayStation 4 and PC. And with the ASTRO Command Centre software, gamers can fully adjust microphone levels and other settings depending on their environment and preferences.

Comfort and Durability

ASTRO headsets were designed for marathon gaming sessions. The ear cushions feature cloth for maximum comfort, backed with synthetic leather for the best acoustic performance. Wear glasses? Not an issue. The A50 features lightweight, yet rugged construction with premium materials for a pressure-free fit that won’t overheat your head.

MOD Kit Ready

‘The A50 headset already provides great comfort and sound out-of-the-box, but the optional A50 Mod Kit* (sold separately) gives users the ability to upgrade to synthetic leather noise-cancelling ear cushions and a padded headband. The cushions provide increased noise cancellation and limit sound leakage for quiet environments.

*Not compatible with other headsets.’

Buy on Amazon

Amazing sound quality, very easy to use etc. The only downside is mentioned by others, and that is the contacts are finicky.

I’ve previously owned the razer thresher 7. 1 and playstation platinum headset and the astro a50’s are a big step up in terms of audio quality and ease of use. You can hear yourself soeak which is a bonus and means i’m no longer shouting without realising, the base station is brilliant keeping things tidy, also ensuring the headphones are always charged up and it look neat on the side next to the ps4. The surround sound is immense, much much better than either of my previous headsets. They are expensive but you get what you pay for as usual, well worth the purchase in my opinion.

Favourite headset i’ve ever used. Worn for hours in succession and it’s constantly reliable and comfy.

Bought for my son for xmas and had to return there was lots of crackling and interference not suitable with his play station pro if buying for gaming there’s lots of crackling which when playing online all your teammates hear is the interference and your voice sometimes fades away.

I absolutely love them, they are comfy and the quality of sound is amazing. I am not having any troubles with microphone or disconnecting.

Latest technology on wireless headphones. The signal is strong and clear and without any disconnections. Very pleased with those headphones.

A lot of people are raging about the mic quality but with the new firmware update the issue has been fixed.

This product was the best sounding headset i’ve heard, just download the app to customize the sound presets. But this is just for playstation and pc this version. Charging is a bit troublesome but does its job. Sound is a 10 for me, great bass, its like being at the movies. It does hurt the head a little so their is that.

  • Good build quality.
  • Pricey but good
  • Amazing headphones 🙂

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, Compatible with PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Black/Blue

Features and Spesification

  • 5 GHz Wireless Technology: An interference free and low latency signal allows you to game and communicate clearly; Integrated MixAmp technology grants audio optimisation directly on the headset
  • Pro Audio Quality: Developed with pro gamers and game designers to deliver clarity and detail at every frequency and volume level, giving you distinct advantages during gameplay
  • 15+ Hour Battery Life: Game free knowing your gear can keep up with you on marathon gaming sessions
  • Unsurpassed Comfort: Premium lightweight materials and fit provide best in class comfort for daily use; A50 mod kit (sold separately) provides additional noise isolation
  • Base Station: For an utmost experience, this docking station provides automatic pairing, magnetic charging, battery life indication and Dolby 7.1 surround sound processing