Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 Review: The Best of Both Worlds

Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017

The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 are the best headsets I’ve ever used, hands down. As someone who plays online video games as both a fun hobby and as a semi-professional, I need the best gear to play at my best. The Astro A40 headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 offer me the best sound quality, comfort, durability and microphone quality that I have found in any headset I have tried yet.

What the Astro A40 TR Headset and MixAmps Do

The Astro A40 TR headset is a hybrid headset that combines the comfort and audio quality of a traditional pair of over-ear headphones with the convenience and portability of a traditional gaming headset. This is made possible by two key features, the first being its Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound capability, which provides simulated surround sound from any channel in a stereo mix, as well as true 3D positional audio with either an HRTF-enabled game or application.
The other feature that makes this headset so special is its detachable boom microphone. This allows you to use the Astro A40s purely for your music and keep it off when you need to get loud with your friends online.

How to Choose Between PS4, PS4 Slim, Xbox One, PC & Mac

It is important to know that consoles and computers have advantages, and disadvantages to them. Depending on what your main goal is in gaming will play a large role in deciding which system you should purchase. If you are looking for the latest and greatest games when they come out, then we recommend purchasing a console such as the PS4 or Xbox One. If you enjoy playing multiplayer games with your friends, then purchasing a PC is recommended. Finally, if you are more interested in VR gaming, then buying a PS4 Slim or an Xbox One S would be the better option.

What’s In the Box?

The Astro Audio System is a complete, high-performance gaming audio solution. It comes with the ASTRO MixAmp Pro that has a newly designed control panel and sound presets for different game types. The system also includes the ASTRO A40 TR Gaming Headset that features Dolby 7.1 surround sound, swivel ear cups, and a modifiable boom mic. Finally, the package includes an ASTRO dog tag and 2 meter (6.5 foot) extension cable for the headset so you can easily switch between speakers and headphones when needed.

Quick Setup Guide & First Use Thoughts

The Astro A40 TR headset is a great choice for those who want to game wirelessly or in wired mode. It’s also great for audio mixing and broadcasting. The headset has excellent sound quality and an adjustable headband, making it comfortable to wear for long periods.
Wired mode allows for more consistent audio, but the audio can cut out if there are any interruptions in your connection. While wireless mode has less latency and better range than wired mode, it doesn’t have as much power behind the audio because it relies on Bluetooth instead of a 2.4 GHz connection like wired mode does.

Tips for Optimizing your Gameplay Experience

I’ve had my ASTRO Gaming gear for just over two weeks now and I have to say it’s been a great experience so far. I’ve always been a huge fan of their headsets, but the new A40 TR headset with the mix amp pro has made me love them even more.
The mix amp pro is compact, easy to use and adds amazing audio quality to the already great sound from the headset. It’s lightweight and durable at the same time and features simple controls that allow you to easily adjust your volume, mic level and much more without interrupting your gameplay.

My First Two Weeks with the ASTRO Gaming Gear

The Astro A40 TR Headset and Mixamp Pro is the perfect balance between performance and portability. If you’re looking for a high-quality, durable headset that can be used at home or on the go, look no further than this gem.
With its sleek design, great sound quality, and thoughtful features like swappable cables, replaceable ear pads, detachable mic (with optional noise-cancelling), this headset has it all. For those who play games with friends over voice chat in their homes often but also have to travel occasionally for work or school purposes, this is a great purchase.

Final Thoughts

The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 together create the perfect gaming headset. If you’re looking to game on your PS4, Xbox One, or PC and want a high-quality set that is well-built and has exceptional sound quality, this is the headset for you. The major downside of this set is its hefty price tag. Overall I would recommend these headphones to gamers who have a decent budget in mind and are looking for an all around amazing set.
These were great for me because my previous headset was not working properly with my computer so it was time for an upgrade anyways. The only drawback is the cost, but at least it’s one less thing to worry about!


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