Astro A40 TR Gaming Headset + MixAmp Pro Review (Page 2)

| Feb 27, 2020 at 10:25 am CST
Rating: 96%Manufacturer: AstroModel: 939-001660

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Jumping straight into it, we have an image of the front of the box. Here's where we can see some of the features that come with the A40's such as compatibility, mod kit ready, tournament ready, and Dolby Atmos support.

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Next, we have the back of the box. In this image, we get a much more detailed look at all of the features. We can see that a legend and a corresponding diagram of both the A40 headset and the MixAmp Pro has been provided. This is a really great touch, as potential buyers of the headset or even people who have already bought it can refer back to this for a fast explanation of features.

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I must say, the unpacking experience for the A40's was extremely high-quality, the outer cardboard is stiff and rigid, and it has a nice artistic pattern on it.

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From this image, you can see how the box unfolds out into a horizontal like fashion. Inside of the box, all of the headset gear is firmly placed in its own dedicated plastic compartments.

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Next, we are looking at everything that was included inside the box besides the user manual and Dolby Atmos two year activation code. This is what we see in the image; Astro A40, microphone, 2m in-line audio cable, MixAmp Pro, 3m optical cable, 50cm daisy chain cable, and a 3m micro USB cable.

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Here we have a close-up image of the MixAmp Pro. From this image, we can see a large volume wheel to the left, and to the right, the voice/game volume wheel. The button at the top of the MixAmp allows users to switch between normal stereo sound and Dolby's surround sound. The button at the bottom of the MixAmp allows users to switch equalizer modes, which I will get into later on in this review.

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Here's where things might get a bit confusing. This is the back of the MixAmp Pro, and from this image (going from left to right), we have a daisy chain port, optical in port, micro USB port, Xbox/PC mode switch, AUX-in port, stream port, and another daisy chain port.

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This is the front of the MixAmp, and in this image, we are looking at the PC and Xbox text that lights up when you have selected a respective mode. There's also the headset port that users plug their 3.5mm jack once it's attached to their headset.

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The A40's come with customizable Speaker Tags that allow users to add some further customization and personalization to their headset. These can be simply removed by pulling them off, as they are magnetically connected. Side note - users can purchase separate tags from the Astro website.

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The A40's fabric earcups can also be removed, and replaced with leather earcups if the user purchases the Mod-Kit.

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This image is the backside of the microphone. The microphone is actually quite long and is extremely flexible, which allows gamers to adjust it in any way they desire.

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Here we have a close-up of the microphone head. The head is metal and really rounds off the whole look of the A40's.

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This image is of the extremely comfy fabric earcups. These earcups are amazing, they fit nice, and snug and are great to longer gaming sessions. The one downside of them being fabric is that lint, hair, and other bits of fabric do catch onto them, which is what can be seen in the image.

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In this image, we are looking at the height adjustment for the headset. Instead of numbers, Astro has opted for simple stickers that allow for users to make sure their headset is at the same height on each side. On a personal note, I really prefer the look of plain stickers rather than numbers (especially for this design of headset).

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Finally, to finish off the close-up inspection, we have an image of the 3.5mm headset jack located on the left earcup.

Specifications

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