Astro Gaming MixAmp 5.8

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Astro MixAmp 5.8 review

We all know that cabled cans are king when it comes to tonal accuracy. The convenience of cord cutting can't be denied, however, and there are ways to free your headphones from their physical bonds. Astro's Mixamp 5.8 is a system designed to make your wired 'phones wireless, but does it sacrifice sound quality for the sake of convenience? And is it worth $130? Click on through to find out.

Pros
  • Makes wired headphones wirelessDelivers quality soundSimple set-up
Cons
  • Requires bulky RX module clipped to your waistRange limits use in larger homesRechargeable battery not included
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