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Astro Gaming A50

Astro Gaming A50

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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.

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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

Reviews

89
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 9

71
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 10
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Over-ear
Channels
Surround
Connections
Wireless
Form factor
Channels
Connections
Over-ear
Surround
Wireless

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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.

How we score

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).

Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

80
AndrewSM
Functionally they are great - except that if you have everything set up with...read more
40
Arstus
Generally disappointing for a "premium" product.
90
ShawdyLO7
Great set of Headphones all around. I use these while playing COD and have...read more
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