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ASTRO A50 Gen 3

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ASTRO A50 Gen 3 review: specs and price

When it comes to some of the best wireless gaming headsets, it’s easy to see why the ASTRO A50 Gen 3 consistently ranks at the top. On top of delivering top of the line performance and comfort, this gaming headset is truly wireless and sold with a convenient charging base station.

The third-generation ASTRO A50 comes with a noise-canceling microphone designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. However, it’s the free ASTRO Command Center software that makes this amongst the best wireless headsets for PC gaming. From the Command Center, you’re able to have complete control of your audio experience. Change game audio settings and EQ your preferences from within the app.

Balanced sound is standard when it comes to ASTRO gaming headsets. While gaming, expect to listen to audio that features crisp highs, controlled mids, and distortion-free bass. Immerse yourself in cinematic gaming with the headset’s Dolby audio feature; simply switch to surround sound via the Command Center and enjoy experiencing a life-like gaming experience.

 

ASTRO A50 Gen 3

Why is ASTRO A50 Gen 3 better than the average?

  • Sound pressure level
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    118dB/mWvs106.86dB/mW

Price comparison

ASTRO A50 Gen 3

ProductStorePrice
ASTRO A50 Gen 3 AmazonASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming H...ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Dolby Gaming Headset - Black/Blue - PlayStation 4 + PC (Gen 3) (Renewed) …
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$168.99
ASTRO A50 Gen 3 walmartASTRO A10 CALL OF DUTY EDITION
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$8.90

Design

1.has stereo speakers
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
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Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
3.has a detachable cable
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

380g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.cable length

1m

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
6.has a straight plug
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.lowest frequency

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
4.has a neodymium magnet
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Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
5.driver unit size

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
6.impedance

48 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Microphone

1.has a noise-canceling microphone
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
2.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.charge time

5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
3.has a battery level indicator
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.compatible with PlayStation
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The headset can be used for playing games on PlayStation video game consoles.
3.compatible with Xbox Live
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You can use your headset for in-game voice chat, private chat, audio for video chat, and in-game voice recognition using Xbox services.

Features

1.has a mute function
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
2.can be used as a headset
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
3.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
4.control panel placed on a device
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

Miscellaneous

1.supports Dolby Digital
ASTRO A50 Gen 3
If the device supports Dolby Digital it can deliver up to six different audio channels (sides) for a much better sound quality.

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