Astro’s A50s have been a staple not only in the manufacturer’s product line, but in the field of console-compatible wireless headphones for nearly a decade now. It only takes a few minutes with the latest version of the A50 to see why – unparalleled comfort and build quality, coupled with rich sound that would impress even the most bored audiophile. This version has had its wireless base station refined to take up less space on your desk and allows the headphones to charge for about 15 hours, which is about the norm for current wireless models. The charge time is relatively slow, but you have the option to connect via USB and continue using the headset while you juice up.
Astro’s Command Center software isn’t quite worthy of such a high-end product, but it still offers a choice of EQ profiles and settings in its simple interface. Not that adjustments are really necessary here – the sound you get by default is really special.
It’s authoritative but tight in the low frequencies, making those resonant lows felt without drowning out the more subtle details in the highs. In fact, it may be the best sound articulation on the wireless market today.
Of course, this is still a gaming headset, so the response isn’t exactly flat. It’s just flat enough to excel in music as well as games, but “picked up” enough to make bombing extra-exciting when you’re in the virtual trenches.
How do I install firmware on my Astro A50?
To install firmware on your A50 and Base Station please go to the website below: Open up the ASTRO Command Center on your Computer. Connect your base station to your PC via the USB power cable. Please your headset on the Base Station and have the headset show that it is charging.
Is there a base station for the Astro A50?
Experience Absolute Immersion with the A50 Wireless + Base Station. The free ASTRO Command Center software gives players complete control over their audio experience, which includes voice communication and game audio settings. Available on Windows 10, XBox One and Mac
Is the Astro A50 a good gaming headset?
“The Astro A50 is a high-quality gaming headset with stellar sound.” ASTRO Gaming provides you with valuable information and tools for all of our products. Browse the sections covering different levels of resources such as quick start guides and set up videos for all ASTRO Gaming products.
How does Dolby audio work on Astro A50?
Immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio so you can pinpoint sounds and react faster. Low-latency voice communication, with Dolby Audio and optimized chat levels and game sounds with the built-in MixAmp technology. Unidirectional mic and flip-to-mute functionality for clear, accurate communication.