The Astro A10 is an impressive budget gaming headset that offers solid audio and a slick design for just $60.
Astro Gaming has become a manufacturer of high-quality gaming headsets. This is a premium brand, and the A50 wireless earbuds have been one of our favorites for many years, overthought price is as high as $300. Models under $100. It is wired, stereo, and sells for $60. It feels and sounds better than anything else.
Special Feature : Volume-control, Microphone-feature
Color : Black/Red
Compatibility: PS4, Xbox, PC, VR, Streaming
Excellent audio quality
Feels very comfortable
No accessories included
No simulated surround sound
The A10 obviously adopts the design features of its more expensive siblings, but lacks the style of the A40 and A50. There are no detachable and interchangeable panels or gorgeous aluminum gaskets, only pure gray and black plastic. The mesh fabric, the cantilever microphone surround and the small A10 logo on the left side of the headband give the headset a monochromatic color.
The relatively simple optical design hides very good ergonomics. The plastic-coated headband is reinforced with steel for excellent flexibility and durability. The felt-wrapped ear cushions and headband cushions are very luxurious, and I find the headphones very comfortable to wear during long gaming sessions.
The microphone is a fixed folding stand, installed on the left side of the headset, and will automatically shut off when you pick it up again. Compared with the A40 and A50 and their kits, the ear cushions and headband are also permanently connected. Because of this, the A10 has lightweight accessories, including an audio cable that is only 6.6 feet long, an integrated remote control with a mechanical volume wheel, and no additional controls.
The heavy echo soundtrack of Tekken 7 on the PC sounds powerful and suppressed through the A10, and the deep bass sounds almost like a subwoofer at high volume. Fight against a mix full of bass. The PC version of Doom sounds powerful and addictive. The powerful industrial soundtrack and exaggerated weapon sounds are impressive, combined with generous low-frequency response and high-frequency engraving, giving each weapon its own strength and texture.
As a simple stereo headset, A10 does not provide surround sound simulation like Astro A40 and A50 or Logitech G433. The surround sound effect provided by this headset is usually achieved by mixing between audio processing and stereo speakers in each ear.
This headset will not provide a good sense of directional image, and they will never be as accurate as ordinary headsets. And realistic. Due to simple acoustic limitations, dedicated speakers surround sound; these headphones can pan between the left, center, and right corners well, but they don’t really make you feel the sound in front of or behind you.
Astro Gaming A10 is the best budget headset we have tested so far. It is convenient, sounds great, and costs a reasonable $60. It does not have the customizable appearance and surround sound of the A40, but it is less than half of it. Price and still provide impressive performance with a very sturdy design.