The in-game audio quality is incredible for the A40's + MixAmp Pro, and what goes hand-in-hand with the audio quality is the comfort. If that's not enough for you, there's customization, a slick design, great stock settings in the software, and finally - the MixAmp Pro, which is straight-up a game-changer for gamers.
There are very few things that aren't great about the Astro A40 + MixAmp Pro, but if I were to pick a few things that I didn't enjoy, they would be the following. Cables being too long, the headset itself feeling flimsy due to its flexibility, and finally, the lack of volume controls on the headset.
Let's wrap this bad boy up. What Astro has done with their A40's + MixAmp Pro is nothing short of a pro-level gaming headset. The in-game audio quality is phenomenal, and the design is robust; they are customizable and, most importantly, extremely comfortable.
Using the A40's without the MixAmp Pro is a definite downgrade, so I would recommend anyone who already owns the A40's to pick up the MixAmp Pro to bring your gaming audio from an average level to a pro-level. Having the MixAmp Pro also gives you the ability to bounce between preset EQ's, and change game/voice volume - this is so useful and something you won't know you love until you use it.
On the Astro website, the A40 TR is going for $149.99 (without the MixAmp Pro). The website also bundles the A40's with the MixAmp Pro for $249.99. Do I think it's worth this price? In short, yes, but not if you aren't willing to pay for Astro's premium. If you are after a headset that brings a fantastic level of in-game audio, has customizable features, is extremely comfy, and you don't mind paying a premium price, then the A40's + MixAmp Pro is a great choice.
All in all, if you are a gamer looking to drop some big boy money on a gaming headset that won't disappoint, then the Astro A40's + MixAmp Pro is a fantastic option. With only a few small downsides, the A40's are great for any hardcore gamer or aspiring streamer in need of some leveled up audio.
The Bottom Line
Astro's A40 TR + MixAmp Pro is gorgeous premium level gaming headset. It does everything that it is designed to do, plus more. So, if you are a gamer looking to spend some big bucks on your next gaming headset, you will not be disappointed.