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ASTRO Showcases Products for Xbox One @ E3

ASTRO_LogoASTRO, makers of popular tournament-grade headsets such as the ASTRO Gaming A40 and the ASTRO Gaming A50 showed off their latest at e3 2015. On display were the:

  • ASTRO Gaming A40 + MixAmp M80 for Xbox One
  • ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless System for Xbox One
  • Standalone MixAmp M80 and AG1 A50 Connector

ASTRO products have been engineered for elite and professional gamers. Yet they have a strong popularity with the casual gamer as well that wants to game with quality. At E3, ASTRO showed us just how far their product line reaches now with their latest innovations in their award-winning headsets. We were given the tour so that we can give you the tour. So let’s go through each one by one.

Be sure to check out all of the options at ASTRO Gaming’s website here.

ASTRO Gaming A40 + MixAmp M80 for Xbox One

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The widely used ASTRO Gaming A40 already well-established itself amongst gaming headsets in comfort and performance. Aside from pronounced sound quality, it comes with a noise-cancelling removable mic that can be attached to either side of the headset and swappable magnetic ear-cup plating. The A40 has now been redesigned to be the complete package for the Xbox One. Coming with new available color schemes (Gray+Blue and Gray+Orange), professional and casual gamers alike can now enjoy a complete audio package ready for all forms of audio entertainment, whether it be gaming or casual listening on the go. The ASTRO Gaming A40 + MixAmp M80 for Xbox One is ready for whatever you have to throw at it.

The MixAmp M80 brings you all of the standard controls you’d expect for an Xbox One gaming headset: voice-balancing, volume control, and a mute button. However you get more than just another Xbox Stereo Headset Adapter here as the MixAmp M80 also provides your A40 with a selection of EQ modes for you to further tweak your audio experience. Add in a media control cable with an in-line mic and media control button for use with your mobile device, and you have yourself a headset that should cover all of your bases for a long while.

Coming in 4 colors, the ASTRO Gaming A40 + MixAmp M80 for Xbox One can be yours for a standard premium headset price of $200.

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless System for Xbox One

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Take the quality and engineering found in a well-established ASTRO A40 and go yet even further with the ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless System for Xbox One. The ASTRO Gaming A50 is far from being just a wireless A40 as it is stuffed with even more high-end features you’d want in a top-tier headset. The additional EQ options you’d expect are backed up with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound and a built-in ASTRO MixAmp 5.8 for making all of the in-game sound tweaks straight from the unit.

KleerNet 5.8Ghz Wireless Technology goes beyond the simple one-to-one pairing you see in standard wireless gaming solutions. The transmitter for this system can support multiple A50’s connected at once. Going over to a buddy’s house that uses an ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless System for Xbox One? Feel free to bring your own A50 for the Xbone and leave the wires at home. Having friends over? Show off your A50 using the included charging stand.

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Take the leap of $300 to get the feature-rich ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless System for Xbox One.

Already have an A40 or A50 headset and want to use what you already own? Continue onto MixAmp M80 and AG1 A50 Connector

MixAmp M80 and AG1 A50 Connector

ASTRO is ready to reward previous owners of the A40 and A50 units by giving them cost-conscience options for using their products ahead of the curve. Current owners of the A40 and A50 units are far from being left in the dust as they can separately purchase the component they need to make their headsets work with the Xbox One as if they were purchasing it now.

 3AM99-XOU9X-975_package  The  MixAmp M80 gives your A40 all of the functionality you would get if you acquired the ASTRO Gaming A40 + MixAmp M80 for Xbox One right off the bat.
 The AG1 A50 Connector won’t have any interface on the portion that connects to your controller as all of that functionality is accessed already on the A50 headset directly. 3AA99-XOU9X-869_primary_1

The standalone MixAmp M80 goes for $60 while the AG1 A50 Connector will cost you $25.

ASTRO not only found a means of making the products they worked so hard on “current” for the Xbox One, but they’ve done so in a way that avoids abandoning their already vintage users and customers. This fan-first customer approach is only bound to solidify their already booming fan base. Be sure to check out all of these products and more at


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