ASTRO Gaming Announced this week their 2013 updates for the A40 Pro Gaming Headset
and MixAmp PRO
. These are products that have been on the market several years, but have gotten a few incremental updates along the way. This year, audio drivers (in the ear cones, not the software) have been retuned and a replacement for their quick disconnect cables (long awaited, IMO) are the big changes to the headphones while a new cable connector to support streamed audio out is the big change in the MixAmp.
ASTRO GAMING ANNOUNCES NEW AND IMPROVED
Critically Acclaimed ASTRO Gaming A40 Headset and MixAmp™ Pro Deliver Most Accurate Audio Ever; Feature Updated Cabling System, Re-tuned Drivers, Custom Audio Profiles and More
2013 EDITIONS OF AWARD-WINNING A40 HEADSET AND MIXAMP™ PRO
– Oct. 16, 2012
– ASTRO Gaming, a division of Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), and creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional and hardcore gamers, today announced a major update to two of the brand’s most innovative and best-selling products with 2013 editions of the ASTRO A40 Pro Gaming Headset
and the ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro
The 2013 Edition of the ASTRO A40 Headset features an update to the company’s highly popular Quick Disconnect Cabling System as well as re-tuned drivers and enclosures that make the audiophile-grade headset the most accurate and detailed ASTRO Gaming has ever produced, with improved low-end response and less distortion at peak volume.
2013 Edition ASTRO A40 Headset Features Include:
New Quick Disconnect Cabling System: Updated version of the ASTRO Quick Disconnect system, offering the same flexibility of using multiple cable types and lengths, but now plugging directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack instead of the oiriginal mid-cable release. This increases reliability and durability while also making it easier to change to preferred cable lengths and update cables as desired.
Best Sounding ASTRO Headsets Ever: The 2013 Edition ASTRO A40 has re-tuned drivers and enclosures with improved low-end response and less distortion at high volumes making them the most accurate ASTRO headsets ever
ASTRO Audio Experience - Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO Audio delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience. ASTRO A40 headsets are designed for extended game playing, movie watching and music listening sessions with superior fit and finish.
Removable Mic System: The ASTRO A40 feature a removable boom mic that can be removed and swapped from ear to ear.
Dolby ® Digital 7.1 Surround Sound: ASTRO 40 headsets deliver pinpoint spatial accuracy and crystal clear definition with Dolby ® Digital 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound decoding providing more immersive gaming, movie and music experiences.
Customizable Speaker Tags: ASTRO A40 features a magnetic, removable and customizable Speaker Tag system. Tags can be designed online to create a unique look for teams, clans, guilds or simply for pure personal expression.
Multi-System Compatibility: ASTRO products are compatible with any platform you choose to game on. Whether it’s Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac, or a mobile platform, ASTRO headsets will provide superior audio performance and vocal fidelity.
The cutting edge 2013 Edition ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro raises the bar once again with a host of new features, including: custom audio profiles; a new streaming out capability allowing gamers to incorporate Game Sound and Voice Chat directly into their livestreams; and, a smaller, more portable form factor for easier transportation to and from LAN and Pro Gaming events.
2013 Edition ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro Features Include:
Game and Voice Stream Output: The ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro now features a Stream Out - a 3.5mm jack that allows Game Sound and incoming/outgoing Voice Chat to be output without interruption directly to a livestream using a single cable.
New Custom Audio Profiles: The ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro now allows users to switch between four pre-set Audio Profiles – Pro, Core, Media and Sports. Soon, ASTRO users will be able to create and share their own custom audio profiles viawww.astrogaming.com.
New Smaller Form Factor: The ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro is now smaller and more portable allowing for easier transport between LAN and Pro Gaming events.
New Optical Port: A more reliable 3.5mm optical port is now being utilized in place of the previous TOSlink optical port.
· Game to Voice Balance:
The MixAmp™ Pro features discrete game to voice balance controls which allow for a customized audio experience depending upon the gaming situation or personal listening preference.
· Multi-System Compatibility:
Whether you play on an Xbox 360, PS3, PC or Mac the 2013 Edition MixAmp™ Pro will provide the compatibility you need. The MixAmp™ Pro also features an MP3 input allowing for music listening while game playing.
· Dolby® 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound:
The ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro features 7.1 and 5.1 channel Dolby® Surround Sound decoding and Dolby® Headphone Surround Sound output.
· Dedicated Voice Channel:
The ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro can be daisy-chained linking multiple MixAmp™s together for a private, hands-free, full-duplex voice communication channel providing significantly superior vocal clarity, as compared to VoIP, with zero network and system lag.