|Model Name||A50 Base Station|
|Hardware Platform||Gaming Console, PC|
|Mounting Hardware||A50 base station – 1.0-m (3.3-ft) micro USB cable – 1.0-m (3.3-ft) optical cable – Quickstart guide – 2-year manufacturer’s guarantee|
|Number Of Items||1|
|Headphones Form Factor||Over Ear|
|Product Dimensions||12.1 x 14.5 x 3.6 cm; 305 Grams|
|Item Weight||305 g|
|Item Model Number||939-001729|
|Date First Available||14 June 2020|
ASTRO Gaming A50 Base Station for Playstation 4/PC
|Price:||+ $11.66 Delivery|
- Pairing multiple consoles with a single headset is simple with the A50 base station.* The standalone A50 base station for PlayStation 4/PC can be used with the Xbox One A50 headset, and vice versa
- Astroflight command centre software – Fine-tune your audio and voice communication preferences to your specific needs where you can create, save and share custom EQ profiles, as well as adjust noise gate, side tone settings and mic level
- Battery status indicator – at-a-glance pairing, battery and Dolby on/Off status indicators let you know what’s going on
- Usb sound card functionality – on a PC, USB sound card functionality provides game: voice balance, game and voice streaming without the need for optical cables
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The A50 base station makes pairing multiple consoles with a single headset simple, while providing clear, Low-latency voice communication. The standalone A50 base station for play station 4/PC can be used with the Xbox One A50 headset, and vice versa. The astroflight command centre software allows pros and livestreams to fine-tune audio and voice communication preferences precisely. You can also create, save and share custom EQ profiles, as well adjust noise gate, side tone settings and mic level. If you’re using a PC, USB sound card functionality provides game: voice balance, game and voice streaming without the need for optical cables.
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Von 2.0 merke ich nichts. Laut Astro soll ja auch die Dockingstation besser das Headset "aufnehmen". Ja, also nein.
Genau das gleiche gefrickel wie vorher.
Mehr Empfang? Nein.
Mehr Akku? Nein.
Besser Klang? Merke nichts
Danke Logitech, ihr habt das nächste Business runtergewirtschaftet.
Schlusswort: Das Headset ist echt klasse, die Ortung beim Gaming ist perfekt und der Klang ausgewogen. Aber die Generation davor ist ebenfalls klasse. Ein Umstieg lohnt definitiv nicht.
First issue I've noticed get mentioned a lot, is level of sound volume and depth of the sound.
I'm a bit of an audio snob, bose headphones, Harmon kardon speakers, BO sound bars etc. I like detail in sound, I like to hear everything at the levels they're supposed to be heard. Crisp mids, deep lows, etc, and this headset delivers! People saying that they're not bassy enough, for music... They're not headphones, so why would they be? They produce more than enough bass to deliver a rich detailed gaming experience. They're clear, no crackle, lots of detail in the sounds, clearly audible ambient sounds. Volume wise, max level is far too loud. So anyone who gets pissed they're not louder. See a doctor, you're clearly going deaf.
The second issue people keep rasing is the headset noise isolation. Ignore those too, because these isolate all noise outside the ear piece. My girlfriend regularly gets pissed with me because I can't hear what she's saying, so they're clearly doing their job (not that I bought them to ignore the ramblings of a secondary school teacher...)
Third issue people seem to have is with software. Now, this one is a bit tricky. There's no issue with the software per se, but I imagine anyone who doesn't have access to a laptop or computer will have a hard time.
The reason, you can't update your firmware through the xbox app alone, which is a bit odd. I didn't have an issue myself, I walked upstairs, plugged them into my workstation and they were updated within 2 minutes using Astro Command center. Now, yes this will be an issue for anyone who doesn't gave access to laptop of some form. The question I found myself asking is, why spend 300 quid on headset to play games, when you could have spent 100 on a decent headset, and also bought yourself a notebook for the remaining 200 and had some form of device for productivity.
The 4th and final issue the negative reviews address is battery life. Now, these come with 15 hours of battery life. If 15 hours is too short, you're wasting your life on a game! 15 hour battery life, is more than enough for 3 days of gaming if you don't charge. Anyone gaming for more than 15 hours at a time is a psycho. Genuine fruit cake. Seriously, go outside!
I know this review has just been about addressing the negatives, so I'll sum up the headset.
It's class! The sound quality is genuinely on par with some of the £1000 headphones out there. The design and build quality is second to none. There are parts that you may think are flimsy, but these are the parts that you swap out with modkit. The materials are premium. Even the standard earmuffs made from brushed cotton are comfy and soft. The docking station, amazing. It makes charging so convenient, and the display on front that gives you cues for what EQ you're on etc, really nice touch.
Overall, must buy for anyone seriously into gaming. One thing I'd add, the dolby atmos 2 year license is worth it. I'd also say just buy it outright tbh. However, don't enable it for competitive gaming. It makes the sound virtualised, which means directional sound kind of disappears and overall becomes more fuller and rich. Great for cinematic games, not so great for the likes of COD or APEX or something like that.
-Setup seems so simple... but is far from. The software is extremely basic. You cannot choose between studio, 5.1, 7.1 dolby. Im assuming you are stuck with 7.1. This is coded so badly that all you will hear in game is your own footsteps. The microphone and software even when synced to headset will lose your settings. The microphone plays through the headset. When you change this in the settings it will constantly forget your settings when you put down your headset.
- You need on Pc to connect the USB and optical just to get some sort of volume in game. You also need to get Dolby access... another £14.00 just to adjust the sound output/ improve it slightly. I actually needed help from my friend who is a sound engineer just to make the ingame sound and mic barely usable.
I would genuinely advise anyone looking for a gaming headset to go with a good senheisser or high quality studio headphones with a soundcard for this price rather than buying what is the equivelant of a £20 piece of rubbish. To put this in perspective as a gamer how bad they are... In Counterstrike Go.. I play At A rank ESEA and Global Elite for the past 5 years consistantly. The sound quality and volume were so bad I actually managed to derank 2 ranks for the first time because you cannot hear a thing volume wise and the 7.1/5.1 is so bad you cannot gauge direcion accurately. It is the same for Battlefield 5, Pubg and Dota 2. If you are serious about soud/ gaming performance DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
-Dock funktioniert jetzt deutlich leichter und sieht besser aus
- Verarbeitung des Headsets nochmals gesteigert
-Reichweite nochmals gesteigert (Nachweislich)
- zu der Akkulaufzeit kann ich leider nicht viel sagen, da ich maximal 9 Std am Stück gespielt habe, hier fand ich gen. 3 schon sehr gut, ich denke die neue Generation wird da nicht viel anders machen
- das Mic ist deutlich besser laut der Aussage meine Kollegen
-Mod Kit der gen. 3 passt irgendwie nicht
-die Firmwarepolitik von Astro ist eine Katastrophe, momentan ist das Headset deutlich leiser als gen. 3, wollte es schon fast zurück schicken. Habe dann mein gen. 3 an den PC gehangen und ein Update gemacht und plötzlich war es auch so leise.
Ich denke hier wird Astro mit einem Update nachbessern.
- bis jetzt noch keine guten Presets bezüglich footsteps gefunden.
Ich bin 100% zufrieden und würde jedem, dem es finanziell nicht all zu weh tut auch den Wechsel von gen 3 auf die gen 4 raten.
P.S. Spiele auf der PS4, daher kann ich leider nichts zu Dolby Atmos sagen...