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Astro Gaming A50

83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Despite a few niggles, Astro's A50 stands as one of the best gaming headsets on the market.

Pros
  • Superb fit and finish
  • Impressive sound quality and noise isolation
  • Painless setup
Cons
  • Non-removable battery lasts about six hours
  • Needs gamepad-to-headset chat cable on Xbox
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

90
Hiredguns
I've tested them out for about a week few hours each day. I've come to really...read more
20
HarleyRenegade
After 3 days of casual gaming my A50's took a dump! They stopped working altogether...read more
90
Vertikar
Great headphones, and an awesome headset. Audio quality is great. I do wish...read more
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88
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

80
 

Voice / mic quality

96
 

Durability

84
 

Comfort

90
 

Sound quality

93
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

78
 

User

54
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

82
 

User

88
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

60
 
82

Engadget

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Critic

83
 

User

77
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

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Critic

78
 

User

54
 
82

Engadget

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Critic

82
 

User

88
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

80
 

User

60
 
82

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 
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