Tech Up! Astro A10 Headset Review

By Lilly K. 13.04.2020

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Astro Gaming is part of the Logitech company, and it specialises in producing gaming equipment, such as gaming headsets, controllers and more. As such, they offer a wide range of products compatible with most current gaming devices, including Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Mac. Interestingly, their products range in price, which means that customers can acquire gaming accessories that fit their budget. Here's a look at a relatively cheap, yet great gaming headset.

The Astro A10 headset ranges in price depending on design, and is currently listed on the Astro website for between 50 and 70 pounds. This gaming headset is available in different designs that please the eye, including a Zelda and a Call of Duty one for big fans of these series. The prices are relatively affordable for gaming enthusiasts, and the headset is indeed great. While it is not wireless, it is delivered with a volume cable, allowing adjusting the volume near the headset while playing or on call. The cable can be disconnected from the headphones, which is practical for transport. 

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This is also very comfortable to wear. Soft cushions on the ear pieces and for the top of the head allow for wearing the headset comfortably for a length of time. While it feels very light to wear, it also sits very secure. It can be adjusted to people's head size as well, and the ear pieces are moveable to ensure the best fit. The only thing people with larger ears may have a problem with is that the pieces may not cover the whole ear, but since the cushions are very soft, this is not that much of a problem. As such, the headset is perfect not only for a long period of gaming, but also prolonged video or audio calls for work or fun. The flip-to-mute microphone is a great asset. By flipping the microphone up, it automatically is muted. Once the microphone is flipped up, it is not very visible, which makes the headset also great to use as headphones for just listening to music or playing games without chatting. 

The sound quality is probably one of the most important pieces of information about a headset. The sound is, indeed, very good and clear. Absolutely nothing to complain about there. The microphone transmits a crisp, clear sound that doesn't pick up too much background noise (tested while having the washing machine running next to me). 

The headphones do not come with a case or bag to put away or transport in. Since transporting a pair of gaming headsets is probably not something most people are looking for, this is only a minor issue. The only other issue here is that it is not extremely noise cancelling. While they can very well be used with quiet sounds, some outside noise will always filter through. On the other hand, when turning the sound up, people nearby may be able to hear sounds from the game or call. However, these issues are minor compared to how practical and affordable the headset is overall. 

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The headset feels very sturdy, which is nice. It does not feel as though it is going to fall apart, yet it is very light and comfortable to wear. Indeed, even after playing and wearing the headset for several hours, it did not become uncomfortable. Because of the very soft padding, even players wearing glasses will appreciate this design of headset. It is completely possible to play and wear the headset for hours when wearing glasses, without the ear pieces pressing the legs into the head and causing pain. Since this happens all too often with other headphones, this was a very pleasant surprise. 

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Rated 8 out of 10

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Rated 8 out of 10
The Astro A10 headset is definitely recommended for people who do not wish, or are unable to pay lots of money for a gaming headset. The quality is more than adequate for the price, the fit is comfortable and the available designs are very creative too. The sound quality is great, and the flip-to-mute microphone is so well integrated, and such a great asset, that it is truly enjoyable to use. Any issues with the headsets are minor when compared to the affordable price. This is definitely a recommended piece of equipment!

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