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Astro A40 TR Headset Mixamp Pro 2017 Review

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Premium audio quality, extensive customizability, and a comfortable fit make the Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 a great choice for virtually any gamer.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 is a high-end wired gaming headset that offers oversized earcups and a cushioned headband. This device comes with an in-line MixAmp that offers controls for channel-mixing, among other features. It also has companion software, giving users access to a graphic EQ and presets. Among the best-ranked gaming headsets, you can find other models with a graphic EQ. The headset is equipped with open-back earcups.

This device has a detachable boom mic, producing clear audio. It connects via a USB A cable and boasts a versatile 3.5mm analog cable for plugging into various devices. However, this headset system is bulky and doesn’t have noise cancellation tech. Learn more about the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 below, and see how it stacks up against the top headsets.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 wired gaming headset is an excellent fit for all gamers thanks to its premium audio quality and overall versatility. The headphones create a good audio experience that excels in the mid-range but struggles slightly with treble and bass frequencies. If you don’t like the default sound profile, the Astro A40 headset is paired with companion software and graphic EQ that allow you to customize your audio to your preference.

This gaming headset is unique with its addition of the MixAmp Pro in-line amp, which isn’t something you see with other gaming headsets. With the MixAmp, you can adjust your in-game audio and microphone levels with a simple touch. Plus, the headphones are comfortable, making them a good fit for extended use.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good Overall Sound Quality
    • The Astro A40 TR wired gaming headset creates a good overall audio experience for both gaming and listening to music. The default sound profile is balanced and neutral, but you can customize it with EQ functionality to your specific tastes.

    • The included MixAmp Pro allows you to adjust game volume and switch between EQ presets at the simple press of a button. This is an incredibly convenient option for fast-paced gamers.

  • Comfortable Design
    • With spacious ear cups and a padded headband that distributes weight evenly, this gaming headset is comfortable, making it a great choice for extended gaming sessions.

    • These headphones are also fairly lightweight at 0.83 pounds

  • Excellent Microphone Quality
    • The Astro A40 TR gaming headset includes a detachable boom microphone that can record and reproduce your voice in crystal-clear quality. It also does well at separating your voice from noisy environments.

    • We rate it an 8.1 out of 10 Microphone Sound Quality Rating.

Reason to Avoid

  • Bass and Treble Inconsistencies
    • The quality of this headset’s bass and treble frequencies ultimately depends on your fit and seal. If you wear glasses, you may need to spend more time than you normally would to ensure a perfect fit for better audio quality.

  • Leaks Sound
    • The open-back design of these headphones means you’ll experience noise leakage. If you’re playing games in a public place, you’ll need to be more aware of your volume since others around you will likely hear it.

Astro A40 TR Headset Mixamp Pro 2017 Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery LifeWired
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsAndroid, Mac, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Connector SizeConnector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicDetachable MicYes
Driver SizeDriver Size40mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialFoam
Headphone FitHeadphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response20,000 Hz
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response20Hz
Noise CancelingNoise CancelingNo
Product WeightProduct Weight0.81 lbs
Programmable ButtonsProgrammable ButtonsNo
WirelessWirelessNo
Wireless ConnectivityWireless Connectivityn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)8.1
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)58.27
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)20
High End Roll Off (Hz)6,267.154

All Tests

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Market Context

The Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 is a high-end wired gaming headset that offers oversized earcups and a cushioned headband. This device comes…

The Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 is a high-end wired gaming headset that offers oversized earcups and a cushioned headband. This device comes with an in-line MixAmp that offers controls for channel-mixing, among other features. It also has companion software, giving users access to a graphic EQ and presets. Among the best-ranked gaming headsets, you can find other models with a graphic EQ. The headset is equipped with open-back earcups.

This device has a detachable boom mic, producing clear audio. It connects via a USB A cable and boasts a versatile 3.5mm analog cable for plugging into various devices. However, this headset system is bulky and doesn’t have noise cancellation tech. Learn more about the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 below, and see how it stacks up against the top headsets.

With a more bass-heavy sound profile, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 may appeal to some gaming enthusiasts more than the newer Astro…

With a more bass-heavy sound profile, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 may appeal to some gaming enthusiasts more than the newer Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019, which has a more neutral profile. You can learn more about the newer model in our Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 review.

With a clearer boom mic, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 is better for chatting than the Beats Solo3 2019 Wireless. Unlike the…

With a clearer boom mic, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 is better for chatting than the Beats Solo3 2019 Wireless. Unlike the Beats device, it also has companion software with a graphic EQ and presets. However, the Beats model is wireless, but the Astro device is wired.

Equipped with an in-line amp, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 lets users mix audio channels easily, unlike the Astro A20, which doesn’t…

Equipped with an in-line amp, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 lets users mix audio channels easily, unlike the Astro A20, which doesn’t have an amp. It also has a better-sounding boom mic. However, the A20 is wireless, unlike the wired A40. Check out our Astro A20 review to learn more.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

No

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

No

Battery Life

Wired

Wired

40 hrs

Compatible Platforms

Android, Mac, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

Connector Size

3.5mm

3.5mm

Detachable Mic

Yes

Yes

Driver Size

40mm

40mm

Earcup Foam Material

Foam

Memory Foam

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