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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 - White

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OVERVIEW

The 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 Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound 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 4-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

Customer Reviews of the Astro Gaming A40

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  • John L.
  • 10/19/2014 3:23:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRevoking my review.

Pros: Sound works. Was good while it lasted.

Cons: Microphone broke, and it transmits input audio even before the microphone broke, (music I listen to, game audio, anything I hear) back through the output. This means that whoever I'm talking to gets the enjoyment of hearing themselves and anything else. As of this point I revoke my previous review in this new light. Furthermore, Astro can't seem to maintain any decent degree of customer service and takes them days to respond. I HIGHLY recommend that this product be avoided, there are cheaper headsets with better quality; they do not, by any means, uphold the $150 I spent on this headset. What kind of gaming headset has frequent microphone issues in less than four months? Honestly.

Other Thoughts: If you want to replace the microphone, they charge you $25 (15 for the mic, $10 for shipping).
I wish Newegg would implement a review edit so I don't have to submit one again.

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  • Dan H.
  • 8/10/2014 3:41:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great Fit.
Easy Assembly.

Cons: Mic dead in less than a week.
Plays all computer sounds as if they were actual output

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  • John L.
  • 8/7/2014 4:46:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Much Needed Improvement

Pros: Great sound, bass, sturdy, relatively comfortable, good looks.

Cons: Uncomfortable on the top of the head after 4+ hours, but just shift them back/forward a bit and it'll be fine. Headsets are like shoes.

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a nice headset with 7.1 audio. While the Logitech G930s were appealing (to the point where I almost purchased them), a week of thinking it over led me to conclude that the A40s were for me, research included. They are sturdy, possess excellent features, and emit sound only able to be mimicked by angels. Obviously the last part isn't true, angels can't sound this good. $250 on a headset was too much for me, but $150 was a good median for me.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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