Astro Gaming's A40 headset and Mixamp Pro have generally gotten yearly revisions, but the portability-inclined A30 hasn't received the same love since its inception. That's officially changed this week, as the company's announced its 2013 PC editions (standalone versions) of the A30 and A40 stereo headsets are now available. Although the new units began shipping with the company's Mixamp-packing Audio System bundles last November, this is the first time it's really blasting the airwaves about the A30's revision. Both editions feature re-tuned drivers touting better response for bass and cleaner output, along with a re-tooled approach to the quick disconnect cables and a new media cable with a revised inline remote and mic. The revised cabling setup allows 3.5mm cables to plug directly into the headsets, making for easier replacements and swapping (previous versions had you connect to a short cable hung from the earcup, with a dual-pole connector).
Perhaps best of all, the A30 is now priced thirty bucks less at $100 (finally!), while the A40's been reduced to $149 (down from $199). If you recently purchased one, don't fret either -- Astro also let us know that orders placed the 11th of this month have shipped out with the 2013 editions. Hit up the press release after the break for more info while deciding if one of 'em might be your new ticket to supreme gaming sound.
ASTRO GAMING ANNOUNCES NEW AND IMPROVED
2013 PC EDITIONS OF AWARD-WINNING A30 & A40 HEADSETS
Critically Acclaimed ASTRO Gaming A30 & A40 Headsets Deliver Most Accurate Audio Ever; Feature Updated Cabling System, Re-tuned Drivers
Prices Permanently Reduced for PC Editions of ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headset, Now $149.99;
ASTRO A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, Now $99.99
SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 26, 2013 – ASTRO Gaming, a division of Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), and creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional and hardcore gamers, today announced a major update to two more of brand's most innovative and best-selling products with the 2013 PC Editions of the ASTRO A30 Cross-Gaming Headset and the ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headset. The PC Editions of the ASTRO A30 and ASTRO A40 are standalone headsets designed for use while gaming on a PC, Mac or mobile phone. ASTRO Gaming also announced significant permanent price reductions for both of the new 2013 PC Edition products: the ASTRO A30 Cross Gaming Headset will drop from $129.99 to $99.99; while the ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headset will be reduced from $199.99 to $149.99.
The 2013 PC Editions of the ASTRO A30 and ASTRO A40 Headsets feature an update to the company's highly popular Quick Disconnect Cabling System as well as re-tuned drivers and enclosures that make the audiophile-grade headsets the most accurate and detailed ASTRO Gaming has ever produced, with improved low-end response and less distortion at peak volume.
2013 PC Edition ASTRO A30 and A40 Headset Features Include:
New Quick Disconnect Cabling System: Updated version of the ASTRO Quick Disconnect system, offering the same flexibility of using multiple cable types and lengths, but now plugging directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack instead of the original mid-cable release. This increases reliability and durability while also making it easier to change to preferred cable lengths and update cables as desired.
Media Controller Cable: Designed to move freely between mobile, console and PC gaming, ASTRO A30 and A40 PC Edition Headsets feature a unique Media Controller Cable providing total audio control featuring: an in-line mic; an in-line mute; a switch that toggles between in-line and boom mics; a multi-use call/pick-up/music track control button; and, a volume control wheel.
Best Sounding ASTRO Headsets Ever: The 2013 Edition ASTRO A30 and A40 have re-tuned drivers and enclosures with improved low-end response and less distortion at high volumes making them the most accurate ASTRO headsets ever
ASTRO Audio Experience - Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO Audio delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience. ASTRO A30 and A40 headsets are designed for extended game playing, movie watching and music listening sessions and feature superior fit and finish.
Removable Mic System: Both the ASTRO A30 and A40 feature a removable boom mic; the A40 mic can be removed and swapped from ear to ear while the A30 also features an in-line mic suited for conversations on the go.
Customizable Speaker Tags: ASTRO A30 and A40 headsets feature a magnetic, removable and customizable Speaker Tag system. Tags can be designed online to create a unique look for teams, clans, guilds or simply for pure personal expression.
2013 PC Editions of the ASTRO Gaming A30 and A40 Headsets are now available directly from www.astrogaming.com.
- Key specs
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- Form factor Over-ear
- Channels Stereo
- Drivers per ear 1
- Controls Volume, Mute
- Frequency response 15 Hz (min)<br />28 KHz (max)
- Connections 3.5mm stereo
- Weight 11.43 oz
- Released 2011-01-18