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Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - Black

  • 15Hz-28KHz
  • Quick Disconnect Connector
  • 6.56 ft. Cord Length
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Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - Black

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OVERVIEW

The 2013 ASTRO A40 PC gaming headset is all you're ever going to need or want to game in the highest sound and voice quality on your PC or notebook. For years, the A40 has been the "gold standard" in gaming headphones. We now have a headset specifically for those who prefer the click of a mouse rather than squeeze of a controller trigger.

Capture all sounds the developers intended while speaking clearly through our precision mic. Tuned with ASTRO Audio, the "gold standard" in gaming headphones is now available in a PC specific version.

New Mobile Cabling System – The Mobile Cable is has been optimized for PC, Notebook, and Mobile gaming by putting the controls right at your fingertips. We've updated the Quick Disconnect system, with our new Mobile Cable that plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm four-pole jack. The Mobile Cable offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.

**NOTE - The MixAmp™ MUST be purchased in order to use Xbox Live, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 online voice communication and enable 7.1 Dolby Surround in your A40 Headset. Please browse Audio Systems for MixAmp™ plus Headset bundles.**

Features

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Customizable Speaker Tags
Change-up your style on the A40 or A30 headsets with our magnetic Speaker Tag system. Or, customize your setup by designing your tags at our online Speaker Tag Customizer.


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Superior Fit & Finish
Wear your ASTROs flat around your neck pro-style or clamp them on your dome for days of play in ultimate comfort. Designed with superior materials & fit, over-ear cushions and in-line mic controls.


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Swappable Cable System
The new Mobile Cable plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm four-pole jack and offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.


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Tuned with Astro Audio
Working closely with pro gamers and top audio designers to deliver the highest level of clarity at every frequency, ASTRO AUDIO® is designed to make your games, music, and movies sound the absolute best.


SPECIFICATIONS

Ships With: A40 Headset and ASTRO Speaker Tags
Headset Cables: 3.3-Foot (1.0m) A40 Mobile Cable; 5-Foot (1.5m) PC Splitter/Adapter
Transducer Principle: Dynamic, Open
Frequency Response: 15 - 28,000Hz
Distortion: Less than 0.1%
Characteristic SPL: 104dB
Microphone: 6.0mm Uni-directional noise canceling
Nominal Impedance: 50 Ohms
Headband Pressure: 2.6N
Ear Coupling: Circumaural
Weight w/o Cable: 11.4oz (324g)

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Learn more about the Astro Gaming A40

General

Brand
Astro Gaming
Model
A40
Part
3AH42-HBX9N-139

Feature

Color
Black

Headphone

Headphone Frequency Response
15Hz-28KHz
Headphone Input Impedance
50 ohm
Connector
Quick Disconnect
Ear Coupling
Circumaural
Cord Length
6.56 ft.
Weight
0.71 lbs. without cables

Feature

Features
Transducer Principle: Dynamic, Open

Characteristic SPL: 104dB

Kessel Run Distance: Under 12 Parsecs

Headband Pressure: 2.6 N

Distortion: Less than 0.1%

Microphone: 6.0mm uni-directional noise canceling

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Astro Gaming A40

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  • Michael H.
  • 1/1/2015 10:52:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSturdy. Soundy. Great.

Pros: Sound is WAY better than my Logitech G30's. But slightly less good than my Sony MDR-V6's. Earpads do not flake (after 6 months of daily use). Have survived drops on a hardwood floor. Mic lever has retained its stickiness. Mic quality is good. Cord is long. Very little ear fatigue.

Cons: Not enough documentation. There's a little button with the alpha symbol on it on the inline control. No idea what it does. I've looked at all the materials that the headphones came with. I've experimented. It is absurd that the purpose of this button is not easily discovered.

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  • John L.
  • 10/19/2014 3:28:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsMic broken, poor customer service

Pros: Worked for under 4 months, was great. Sound is okay, not much sound cancellation.

Cons: Broken mic and poor customer service. If you'd like a full description, I'd recommend going to the white version of this headset. Because I posted a full review there.

Other Thoughts: There are better headsets from more reputable companies for less. Buy elsewhere.

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  • Samuel C.
  • 7/9/2014 2:42:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth 150$.

Pros: Pros...they feel amazing, super comfortable. Decent mic, not amazing. Look cool.

Cons: Cons...too many for a 150$ tag. They aren't sound proof. I could hear my quiet air conditioner through them with no music, and everyone else could hear whatever I was listening to.

Mic isn't that amazing, friends said I sounded pretty low.

No protection on the cord.

My #1 con is that they simply don't go up very loud. There is almost no bass and if you like to listen to loud music like I do you won't be happy.

Gonna return them tomorrow and try out a different pair. Pretty disappointing.

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  • James M.
  • 12/31/2013 8:01:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Headset

Pros: -Very Comfortable
-Great Sound
-Nice long cord

Cons: -None

Other Thoughts: I have no issues about a "cat eating cord" or my microphone not working like some of these other guys. My headset works great as intended. Very comfortable too. I have had 2 Turtle Beach headsets and both have hurt my right ear after awhile of wearing it. This Astro headset I can wear all day and it doesn't hurt my ear.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 11/2/2013 12:03:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome headset

Pros: The most comfortable headset I have ever worn. Plug and play.

Cons: The only con I have on this headset thus far has to do with how the mic is connected to the headset. It is nice that you can move it from left ear piece to right ear piece, however, it is very loose and rotates up and down very easily. I have a feeling this could be problematic in the long run as it will get loose and sway way down. Time can only tell.

Other Thoughts: Would highly recommend!

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  • James C.
  • 10/21/2013 4:45:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs--UPDATE--

Pros: Decent quality sound and mic performance. Nothing special.

Cons: The most delicate cord known to man. Animals cannot resist chewing on this cord.

After spending as much on cords as I did on the headphones, the whole thing is now in the trash and I will never touch another Astro product. My cat can't resist chewing the cord. It is only this cord. He does not chew anything else in the house. When I asked Astro about a braided cord I was given an excuse.

Other Thoughts: No excuse for cheap construction. The cord is cheap and soft. I'll purchase a Razer or Steelseries headset before I'll ever buy another Astro product.

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  • Jay H.
  • 8/27/2013 9:43:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMany problems.

Pros: comfy.

Cons: The mic is broken already, the audio is fairly quite.

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  • Kenneth K.
  • 5/8/2013 1:43:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Comfortable, 7.1 Surround Sound, blocks out nearby sound, clear mic, works with my Xbox and PC no problem, best headset in the world...

Cons: Mic needs to be reconfigured, may be very sensitive at first.

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  • Mary H.
  • 5/2/2013 2:05:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAstro Gaming!!

Pros: I debated on getting these headphones for several weeks before taking the plunge. There are a lot of nice headsets out there in this price range. So far the sound quality is very good and because I am using it with my Sound Blaster X-fi sound card I was able to save a few bucks and not buy the extra amp as an option. It did take some time to set them up and make sure they were working correctly with my sound card. I am betting that the amp would have made the setup easier. I have been playing Farcry3 with them and the headphones really did add a new layer to game play. I can tell where the badies are now. :-)

Cons: So far none.

Other Thoughts: I am concerned about quality in the long. A lot of the moving parts on the headphones are plastic which is not uncommon but again at the price I hope to have them working for many years to come and I have been disapointed in the past. I find myself stressing over every detail to insure I am not crimping the cable or bending the headphones out too far etc. Very nice headphones and I want them to last and last and....

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