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I wouldn't recommend buying this. I've had my ASTRO A40 for 3 years now and decided I'd try the mod kit and I instantly hated it. The audio from my ASTRO is fantastic, I think it's something to do with it being 'open back' that makes it so. And the mod kit changes that. It turns closed back (basically, closed back doesn't let sound escape out the "back" while open back does). The ear cups were so uncomfortable I struggled to wear them for more than 30 minutes - and I wear my ASTRO for 6-8 hours a day. The head band was also uncomfortable. The mod kit makes the headset heavier which I didn't like either. And what about the mic? Probably the main reason people may buy this mod kit... It's not worth the upgrade, there's no difference. It'll just pick up less ambient noise - people talking/shouting in your house, maybe there was a bang etc.. The ASTRO A40 is one of - if not - the best headset available and it comes at a hefty price. So the extra £60 for this mod kit just isn't justified. Unless you live inside a warzone the closed back, noise cancelling effects of the mod kit are useless and overpriced
Really disappointed with this kit. The ear cups, head rest/strap and cups are fine (worth the money). I wanted a better mic and this was to deliver... Nope, my headset is 4 days old and this mic is so heavy that it just falls to my chest. That's really poor for a new product with new fixtures.
For that reason I wouldn't recommend this, in fact I'd like to have sent it back but the delivery of the product meant the boxing was crumpled and mashed before I'd even got to the product.
retured within 3 days. Paying £50 for 5 bits of plastic and a mic that's twice as heavy as the standard one already on it. When you put the mic where you want it, it's falls to your chest due to the weight of it. Would rate 0 stars if I could.
This thing is a waste of money. The ear cups make the headset stretch over your head and are not nearly as comfortable as the original. I guess the kit does technically make the headset closed back but it also makes it uncomfortable to wear over any length of time. I bought this thing forever ago and tried to like it but I've since taken everything back off and am just using the original stuff.
The mic on the astro A40s is not great as is but, it's useable. The mic that this kit comes with is complete garbage. I tried to use it for awhile as well and just couldn't. When it does work it sounds awful but it's usually too busy cutting out for anyone to notice. I had many complaints from teammates and a raid group actually flat out requested that I use a different mic. I tried to change the mix amp settings around but nothing would work. I get that it's supposed to reduce background noise at a tournament and hoped it would help save my teammates from hearing my roommates too but it just sucked.
If you actually do play in lan tournaments then this kit might be useful to you. If you're like me and just want to see what it sounds like closed back or want to "upgrade" your foam to "leather" then don't bother.
Not great not terrible just really disappointing. It does cancel SOME noise but the mic is pretty terrible, I feel like it’s even more sensitive to fans and breathing than the original microphone. Not very good just disappointing especially for this price. It looks cool it’s pretty heavy, moving your head will definitely make these slip off your head. Update: Completely terrible and useless