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Astro A40 Tr Headset Mixamp Pro 2019 Review

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The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 gaming headset boasts powerful audio performance and extensive customizability for a personalized gaming experience. Great for at-home gaming, not for on-the-go gamers.

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Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 is a high-end gaming headset released in 2019, offering a dedicated MixAmp for customizing the chat and in-game volume. You can find other units with an in-line amp among the best gaming headsets today. It boasts a detachable boom microphone, for chatting and calls, although there are no controls for answering or terminating calls. This unit also has large padded earcups and a cushioned headband.

A detachable 3.5mm cable lets you connect to consoles, and the MixAmp also has a USB Type-A connector for plugging into computers. This headset has an open-back design, and users can change the sound profile and other settings via companion software. However, this model doesn’t have RGB lighting. Continue reading our Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 review, and see how it compares with headsets on the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 is an incredibly versatile and powerful wired gaming headset, perfect for hardcore and competitive gamers who need ultimate control over their in-game audio. It boasts an overall balanced sound profile with a touch of treble inconsistency, but the included companion software includes a graphic EQ for greater audio customization. These headphones include the versatile MixAmp Pro, which is an in-line amp that allows you to adjust in-game microphone and volume levels with ease.

These headphones are bulkier than some alternatives but offer a high level of comfort thanks to their spacious ear cups and lightweight design. The headband also distributes the weight nicely.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Stellar Audio Quality
    • The Astro A40 TR headset provides a really good audio experience straight out of the box, with a balanced and neutral sound profile. You can use the graphic EQ functionality in the companion software to adjust levels to fit your individual preferences.

    • This headset also includes the MixAmp Pro in-line amp so that you can control volume, voice, and in-game audio levels on the fly.

  • Comfortable Fit for Most
    • This gaming headset is incredibly comfortable to wear, even over extended gaming sessions. It features spacious ear cups with soft padding and breathable materials.

    • The headphones are also lightweight at 0.8 pounds and feature good weight distribution through the headband.

  • Good Microphone Quality
    • The Astro headphones sport a detachable boom microphone for clearer voice audio. The mic does a great job of producing clear audio quality on the other end of the line. It also does well at separating your voice from noisy environments.

    • We gave it a 7.05 Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)

Reason to Avoid

  • Some Treble Inconsistency
    • Unfortunately, the Astro A40 TR headphones struggle with producing consistent treble frequencies. This inconsistency can be made much worse by the fit and positioning of the headphones on your head.

  • No Phone Controls
    • This gaming headset isn’t as convenient for phone calls as other options simply because it doesn’t feature any phone controls on the headphones. Instead, you’ll need to pull out your phone to answer, end, or mute calls.

Astro A40 Tr Headset Mixamp Pro 2019 Specs

Adjustable HeadbandAdjustable HeadbandNo
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandAuto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery LifeWired
Compatible PlatformsCompatible PlatformsMac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Connector SizeConnector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicDetachable MicYes
Driver SizeDriver Size40mm
Earcup Foam MaterialEarcup Foam MaterialMemory Foam
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)7.05
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)41.84
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)30.402
High End Roll Off (Hz)8,736.026

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Market Context

The Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 is a high-end gaming headset released in 2019, offering a dedicated MixAmp for customizing the chat and…

The Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 is a high-end gaming headset released in 2019, offering a dedicated MixAmp for customizing the chat and in-game volume. You can find other units with an in-line amp among the best gaming headsets today. It boasts a detachable boom microphone, for chatting and calls, although there are no controls for answering or terminating calls. This unit also has large padded earcups and a cushioned headband.

A detachable 3.5mm cable lets you connect to consoles, and the MixAmp also has a USB Type-A connector for plugging into computers. This headset has an open-back design, and users can change the sound profile and other settings via companion software. However, this model doesn’t have RGB lighting. Continue reading our Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 review, and see how it compares with headsets on the market.

Equipped with an in-line MixAmp with channel mixing controls, a surround sound switch, and an EQ preset toggle, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro…

Equipped with an in-line MixAmp with channel mixing controls, a surround sound switch, and an EQ preset toggle, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 offers more control than the Astro A30 Wireless, which lacks an in-line amp. However, the A30 has a closed-back design, so it’s more suitable for shared spaces than the open-back A40 TR. Check out our Astro A30 Headset review for details.

With a wireless-only design, the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019 is more suitable for use on the go than the wired-only Astro A40 TR…

With a wireless-only design, the Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019 is more suitable for use on the go than the wired-only Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019. The A40 TR has an open-back design, offering a much wider soundstage performance than the closed-back A50 Gen 4. If you prefer the wireless model, see our Astro A50 Gen 4 Wireless 2019 review.

With an onboard 10-band graphic EQ, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC is easier to customize on the fly than the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp…

With an onboard 10-band graphic EQ, the SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC is easier to customize on the fly than the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019, whose EQ is accessed via a companion app. That said, the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 has an open-back design, resulting in a wider soundstage than the closed-back Arctis Pro.

With a less bass-heavy factory-set sound profile, the newer Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 may appeal more to audiophiles than its predecessor, the…

With a less bass-heavy factory-set sound profile, the newer Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2019 may appeal more to audiophiles than its predecessor, the Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017. It also has a more visually pleasing amp. Check out the Astro A40 TR Headset MixAmp Pro 2017 review to learn more about the older device.

Adjustable Headband

No

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

No

Battery Life

Wired

20 hrs

Wired

Compatible Platforms

Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

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

Connector Size

3.5mm

3.5mm

Detachable Mic

Yes

Yes

Driver Size

40mm

40mm

Earcup Foam Material

Memory Foam

Foam

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Score Card

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.8

    Category Trust Rating

    65
    The Astro A40 headset is impressive for wired gaming. These headphones should be comfortable enough… Read More

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  • PC Mag
    66.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Astro Gaming’s A40 TR headset with MixAmp Pro TR is a high-quality wired gaming headset/amp… Read More

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  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Rating

    74
    The Astro A40 TR is a solid option for anyone looking for a gaming headset… Read More

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  • Trusted Reviews
    82.27

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Comfortable over long periods, Class-leading audio quality, Great customisability options, Optional, MixAmp works well, Design… Read More

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  • PCWorld
    64.12

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    Astro’s A40 TR and redesigned MixAmp feel pricier than ever given the current headset market,… Read More

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  • Best Buy Blog
    63.33

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    I’m generally a fan of Astro gaming headsets, and the ASTRO A40 TR gaming headset… Read More

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