Written by Cole Burton Tuesday, 18 January 2011 20:43
When gamers think of the best gaming headsets, they think of Tritton, Turtle Beach, and Astro. While Turtle Beach and Tritton are both great brands, neither can compete with the Astro series. And now, they have announced a new 2011 edition and released it's new features and updates.
Here is what was written in the email from Astro Gaming, “ SAN FRANCISCO – January 18, 2011 – ASTRO Gaming has released the 2011 Edition of their award-winning A40 Gaming Headset in the classic white and black colors. As the official licensed headset of Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest professional video game league and largest provider of cross platform online videogame competition, for the past three seasons, the ASTRO team listened to the pro players and added new features they’ve been asking for. Still sporting 40mm drivers tuned with ASTRO Audio, the A40 2011 Edition will deliver every detail of your gaming, movie, or music experience. The ASTRO A40 2011 Edition Gaming Headset, part of the award-winning ASTRO A40 Audio System, lets you game like a pro more than ever before.
- New and Improved Microphone – When you’re on the MLG main stage with thousands of dollars on the line, you need your mic to stay put to hear your teammates clearly while blocking out the roaring crowds (or your roommates snoring at home). The A40 2011 Edition features a new and improved microphone that picks up your voice flawlessly, filters out the cheering fans and stays exactly where you place it.
- Enhanced Audio and Comfort – Already boasting the most comfortable ear cushions available in a gaming headset, we set out to block more outside noise and deliver more bass without losing the richly detailed positional audio the A40s are known for. After numerous tests with MLG pros during the heat of the 2010 season, the new A40 2011 ear cushions sound better than ever, sealing you off from outside distractions and adding a little more boom to your explosions.
- Signature ASTRO Construction – The A40 has set the standard for quality and performance since its introduction in 2008. The 2011 Edition continues this tradition of excellence with unsurpassed durability, flexibility, adjustability and of course our exclusive Quick Disconnect cabling system.
- Multi-Platform Solution – Like all ASTRO headsets, the A40 2011 Edition enriches your audio experience no matter what console you game on or which audio devices you use. For the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, simply pair your A40’s with our wired MixAmp™ or wireless MixAmp™ 5.8 for a complete console solution. The A40, MixAmp™ and MixAmp™ 5.8 are also perfect for your PC, Mac, iPhone, Smartphone, iPad or anything else with a standard headphone jack.
- Upgrade Your Current A40s – If you already own an A40 Headset, never fear. ASTRO will soon be releasing a tournament upgrade kit consisting of new ear pads and a new microphone, enabling all A40 owners to take advantage of the latest enhancements to the A40 product line.
The Astro A40 Gaming Headset is available now from ASTRO’s website at www.ASTROgaming.com and Amazon. ASTRO recommends pairing your A40’s with either our original wired MixAmp™ or wireless MixAmp 5.8 for full Dolby® 7.1 decoding and the best surround sound gaming experience on the planet.”
As you can see, Astro is once again upping their already amazing line of headsets. I highly doubt that this new model will fail any gamer. Astro, I'm sure I speak for every gamer when I say we eagerly await this new headset and can't wait to jump online with it!