Sound is an integral and fundamental part of a good gaming experience. Not only for games, but to enjoy overall any content whether it be watching a movie in a cinema or just watching YouTube on your mobile device. Clear quality sound is a key factor to enjoying content to the fullest. A good movie experience translates to how well the sound quality it provided. A good surround sound can feel like you are physically present in the environment. Cinemas and mobile phones have started to use surround sound as it enhances the user experience when watching content. It’s more entertaining too watch content and it gives a more immersive experience. The most common surround sounds are 5.1 and 7.1. Most of them are provided by Dolby.
Talking about content now, how does a good gaming headset translate to an overall enjoyable experience? Let’s first talk about how a good headset can be used to enjoy content. A good gaming headset provides 7.1 Dolby surround sound. This sound immerses the listener and makes him feel as if he is present in the environment himself. The experience is so immersive that watching movies feels so different. Not just movies but watching overall entertaining content feels so immersive on these headsets.
Now translating these factors into gaming. A good gaming headset that has Dolby 7.1 surround sound can drastically improve gaming experience of the user. Whether it be a competitive gamer or just a casual gamer. A good headset makes all the difference. The surround sound can also give a competitive advantage as you can hear footsteps or gunshots from almost the precise location they are coming from. This gives you an edge while competitive gaming.
Other sound effects while gaming can be best heard on these headsets as they provide surround sound. With so many gaming headsets on the market right now with little to no difference between them, it’s hard to make a choice. The differences are minute to a non tech savvy viewer but we’ve got you covered. We’ve picked a headset from the lot that we think is perfect in all terms.
Reviewing Astro A50 Headset
Today we’re reviewing the Astro A50 wireless gaming headset. We’ve chosen this particular headset due to its aesthetics and features. Looking at it the first thing you’ll notice is the crazy design of the A50. It won’t be an understatement to say that A50 has the most unique design from all other headsets. The look is very futuristic. It looks like something that aliens would have invented. Nonetheless it’s a pretty solid build.
It’s got a soft cushion on both ear cups to give you the perfect pressure free fit. The soft cushions guarantee you to enjoy longer gaming sessions without feeling fatigue or tired. The upper band also has a soft foam type material attached to it that again enhances the comfortable factor so you can enjoy the game without feeling tired.
The A50 uses top notch premium materials for its build. The materials are highly durable and premium considering the price it comes with. This is definitely not for people on a tight budget as the headset is premium just like the price. Although it is mostly plastic, it seems durable enough to last a long time.
Unmatched Sound Quality
Astro is well known for producing top of the line, best sounding headsets. This A50 is no exception either. The audio quality is unmatched on Xbox, and it’s quite hard to find its competitor gaming headset on PC. The audio is crystal clear and sharp. With quite heavy bass you can enjoy all the sound effects on your game to the fullest.
Let’s talk about the Dolby 7.1 surround sound on these. It is a must for competitive games. The 7.1 allow you to hear precise location of the sounds coming from. Whether it be footsteps or gunshots. You can easily hear the direction and react accordingly giving you a good competitive advantage over other players. Other than that, surround sound immerses you into the game very deeply. You feel as though you yourself are present there. Resulting in you enjoying your game even more. You can also use it to watch movies, although it is targeted towards hardcore gamers.
Noise Cancellation Microphone
The microphone is unidirectional and has sharp and crisp audio transmission. The precision microphone is adjustable and can be muted easily. To mute the microphone, simply turn it up parallel to the headset and it will automatically mute the microphone. This is a handy feature when you want to mute the microphone for some time. The microphone also houses noise cancellation technology which filters out unwanted noise from the background so the players can only hear your voice.
Solid Base Station
The Astro A50 also comes with its very own base station. It sits flush on the base station and is used to charge the headset. A50 is rated 15+ hours of battery life but results may vary depending upon usage. The headset is charged via micro USB adapter. It does not come with its own adapter so you’ll have to buy your own. The base station also shows the amount of % the headset is charged. It also houses an aux port, optical in and optical out port.
The A50 can be used with Windows PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One. It uses 5 GHz wireless technology that ensures lowest possible latency and crystal clear sound transfer. It ensures seamless pairing at an instance. The connectivity is strong and does not lag at all considering the latest 5 GHz technology.
The Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset is not for people on budget. It is only for serious gamers. With such high end features, you should expect a high price too. Considering the market competition, the A50 stand out in their own way with stylish design and the charging station. It’s a thumbs up from us.
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