The new Astro A50 adds customisation to an already great headset

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The popular Astro A50 gaming headset, first released in 2012, is getting an upgrade, with the company bringing the customisation from the A40 to the flagship headphones.

The originals were extremely comfortable but at the time I called out the slightly flimsy stand, and the revamped version does away with it entirely, replacing it with a base station that handles charging, transmitting and pairing. It’s got Dolby 7.1 and three EQ presets that can be personally customised via the Astro proprietary software. And of course they’re still light, and in the short time I played with them they felt very comfortable. The A50s use the 5GHz spectrum and have a range of 30 feet.

The other big difference is the removable earcups and headband, similar to the Astro A40 TR. This lets you customise the headset for comfort and colour. Unlike the A40’s however, the speaker backs can’t be swapped — Astro says it’s because of the wireless technology not playing well with the magnets used to snap the customisable bits in play.

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https://www.cnet.com/reviews/astro-a50-wireless-gaming-headset-2016-preview/

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