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Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

  • 15Hz-28KHz
  • Quick Disconnect Connector
  • 6.56 ft. Cord Length
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The 2013 Astro A40 PC gaming headset is perfect for those who 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. This headset is specifically designed 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 Media Cabling System – The Media 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 Media Cable that plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack.  The Media Cable offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.

NOTE - The MixAmp or wireless MixAmp 5.8 MUST be purchased in order to use Xbox Live or PlayStation 3 online voice communication and enable 7.1 Dolby Surround in your A40 Headset. Please browse Audio Systems for MixAmp plus Headset bundles.

  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg SWAPPABLE CABLE SYSTEM The new Media Cable plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack and offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.
  • newegg 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.

The 2013 Astro A40 PC gaming headset is perfect for those who 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. This headset is specifically designed 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 Media Cabling System – The Media 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 Media Cable that plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack.  The Media Cable offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.

NOTE - The MixAmp or wireless MixAmp 5.8 MUST be purchased in order to use Xbox Live or PlayStation 3 online voice communication and enable 7.1 Dolby Surround in your A40 Headset. Please browse Audio Systems for MixAmp plus Headset bundles.

  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg SWAPPABLE CABLE SYSTEM The new Media Cable plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack and offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.
  • newegg 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.


Learn more about the Astro Gaming A40

General

Brand
Astro Gaming
Model
A40
Part
3AH42-HBX9W-139

Feature

Color
White

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


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  • Kenneth C.
  • 3/19/2014 6:30:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReplacement Failed

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: This is an update to previous review...pros are the same. Lightweight, and comfortable, excellent sound.

Cons: Replacement failed in approximately 30 days...again, it was the microphone that failed.

Other Thoughts: It is a shame that the company does not have the quality control necessary to produce a quality product. My son loved the fit and feel and overall comfort of this headset, but for $150, the microphone necessary for online gaming should not be a problem...very disappointing.

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  • Derek L.
  • 1/30/2014 10:32:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: Excellent sound quality
Decent build quality
VERY comfortable fit. The pads do not touch my ears at all.

I had a very old pair of plantronics gamecom headphones before this and the difference is amazing. I'm partially deaf as it is but with these headphones I Was able to hear so many more sounds it was incredible. I could relate it to putting off getting new glasses even though you cant see quite as clear as you would like. Then, you get new glasses and you can see individual leaves on trees far away. That's the kind of emotion these headphones invoked in me, I can head sounds I knew I couldn't hear and now I CAN! Very excited.

Cons: little expensive. I opted for just the headphones and not the mixamp. I am not sure I would be able to tell the difference with a mixamp but for $150 I am very happy with my purchase.

Other Thoughts: You will not regret this purchase. These headphones open up a new world.

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  • Kenneth C.
  • 1/9/2014 2:05:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Happy

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: Looks nice...feels good...replacement product works fine.

Cons: Microphone went dead after 10 minutes of use...so basically DOA. Ordered new item...newegg was supposed to RMA a refund and transfer extended warranty to new product. Received new product...but warranty was also refunded and now am getting hassle from newegg over the extended warranty..

Other Thoughts: Having been a consistent newegg customer for at least 10 years, I find newegg customer service slipping...whenever there is a problem with On-Trac delivery or their extended warranty sub-contractors, they try to pass the buck to the customer to resolve the problem directly with their vendor rather than handling it themselves.

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  • Nicholas F.
  • 9/27/2013 6:52:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: -Comfortable head set
-high quality microphone
-Can change the set up to fit your home set up
-Can still get full surround sound if you proper software on your computer with out the mix amp

Overall a great product and I would highly advise people to buy this product. I have used or owned Tritons, Razors and logitech and Astros before, these are worth the extra money.

Cons: Only true cons the plugs are a little bulky but not enough to drop it an egg.
Also would like volume control to be a little larger but it is fine as is.

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  • Alexander Y.
  • 8/16/2013 4:16:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA40 Review

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: The headset has high quality sound and is very well made. Mic is Removable and so is the cable. Cable can be easily replaced if damaged. Very comfortable as well.

Cons: This is the headset without the mixamp so for another 100 dollars more you can get the whole package. Unsure of longevity, although most reviews say it is fairly good.

Other Thoughts: Check out youtube reviews for this headset if you want a better look into this headset. On most websites, this is the highest rated headset there is available. In most cases higher rated than its bigger brother the a50. Which is a wireless 300 dollar version of this headset.

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  • Roderick S.
  • 6/22/2013 11:46:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: New egg Shipping was quick.

Cons: DOA, tried to make it work on two different computers and one laptop all with same results.

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  • Alexander M.
  • 5/13/2013 10:45:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot all that

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: for teh first 2 months - fantastic! but 2 months fantastic? really?

Cons: bought 3-1-2013 - right ear stopped working entirely 5-11-2013...

Other Thoughts: not much more to say - newegg return poicy was 30 days - headset did last twice that time - attempting now to contact manufacturer for possible repair/replacement.. will update once this process is complete - and yes - it does appear to be a PROCESS - NOT what I expected!

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  • Nathan H.
  • 4/5/2013 10:33:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Headset

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: Amazing detachable system, all connectors gold plated. Easy to untangle if it does become tangled

SUPER comfortable. Of the 3 headsets I have owned in the past 2 years there are the best by far.

Very sleek finish and great feel to them. They do not feel cheap at all.

Cons: The bass is a little low for my taste, but there may be a way to adjust it.

The part the plugs into the headset itself sticks out a little and sometimes pushes into your shoulder or neck if you are resting your head on your shoulder, but that is a minor complaint.

Other Thoughts: Overall, a really solid headset. If it holds up over the years I will be happy. Happy with my purchase.

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  • David B.
  • 3/24/2013 11:38:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe only headset you'll ever need

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Headset - White

Pros: Amazing build quality. I've owned Razer, Steelseries, and Turtle Beach and none of them can compare in overall build quality. None of those brands have ever lasted me more then a year. Usually a mic goes or an ear cuff breaks but the A40s are rock solid. Sound quality is fantastic plenty of bass the highs are nice just overall great sound. The mic isn't fragile like siberia V2's and is very clear. Mic doesn't pick up much ambient background noise either which is nice. Very comfortable, by far the most comfortable headset I've ever worn I usually forget I'm wearing them. I put them on when I'm at my computer even if I'm not gaming or listening to music because they're just nice to wear.

Cons: Pricey. At 150$ they are a little expensive when you compare them to other big brands but you're paying for quality. Without the mix amp pro there is no on the fly volume control or audio mixer which can be a deal breaker for some.

Other Thoughts: IMO Astro make the best headsets on the market. I bought mine about a 1 1/2 years ago and I'm shocked no one has reviewed this product yet. Skip the hype on Razer and Steelseries buy something that will last.

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