Astro A40 Gaming Headset Audio System (2013 version) £129.97 @ Gamestop.co.uk + 5% Quidco
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Astro A40 Gaming Headset Audio System (2013 version) £129.97 @ Gamestop.co.uk + 5% Quidco

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Found 16th Nov 2014
I'm sure this deal will go cold because... reasons but hopefully it should be useful to someone.

Gamestop.co.uk are currently selling the 2013 version Astro A40 gaming headset with Mixamp for £129.97, £70 cheaper than RRP and £50 cheaper than the next best price of £180 at Argos.

The Mixamp is also available on its own for £69.97 saving £30. gamestop.co.uk/Oth…amp

Quidco is available at 5% (though I have read about people having problems with cashback from Gamestop but I've not experienced any problems with them personally)

I imagine the price drop is due to the release of the new A40 Gen2 but those aren't likely to drop in price any time soon.

Top Cash Back 5.25%
- snappyfish

89 Comments

I bought this from Argos two days ago

But, it's a fantastic headset well worth it if you've got the cash to spend.
Edited by: "Smoothmole" 16th Nov 2014

Brilliant deal. Red hot for the one the best headsets around.

Smoothmole

I bought this from Argos two days ago :(But, it's a fantastic headset … I bought this from Argos two days ago :(But, it's a fantastic headset well worth it if you've got the cash to spend.



Can you not get a refund? £50 is quite a lot to save (_;)

clnsndrs

Can you not get a refund? £50 is quite a lot to save (_;)



It's not covered by their 30 day money back guarantee sadly. Which thinking about it they say to every single thing I've ever bought...

Best headset I've ever owned, and wish I hadn't wasted hundreds of quids on inferior headsets before I bought my A40s!

Hot, and tempted to buy a spare pair even though mine have lasted 4 years and are still going strong!

Agree
best headset money can buy + a great price
Heat added

never seen these this cheap before....

maybe time to hang up my fatalities

feckles to it... got the A40's as a xmas treat to myself woop.

op have some kudos good find!

Should I grab these now?... or wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to maybe get them a tad cheaper?

i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you can buy!

simply put.... no its not!

The MIXAMP is the best surround sound/chat/multi system audio device you can buy! The headset, meh!

If i was anyone here, find a mixamp on ebay or find a good deal then get some siberia V2's or if you have stupid amounts of money, sennheiser PC360. the astro headset is ok, the mixamp makes it sound better than it is, but when u take a headset that already sounds incredible, then plug into the mixamp, guess what happens!

Original Poster

JamesJevans

Should I grab these now?... or wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to … Should I grab these now?... or wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to maybe get them a tad cheaper?



Admittedly I did wonder about this myself, since gamestop are ending this deal the day before black friday. Thing is I think they are selling them off so there may not be any left by then. The A50s are also part of the same sale for £169.97 but they've already gone out of stock.

I don't really know many other places that would be likely to reduce them on black friday, other than maybe Astro themselves would reduce them if they still have them or possibly put a very slim discount on the new version.

I just decided to go for this deal in the end since it's actually cheaper than the price converted from dollars I almost bought them for when I was in America.

Had a50s but went back with wireless probs.
One thing of note that there is a newer version of these out but the 2013 a40s sound the same a the 2013 a 50s and were v good.
Ordered.... HOT!

Smoothmole

I bought this from Argos two days ago :(But, it's a fantastic headset … I bought this from Argos two days ago :(But, it's a fantastic headset well worth it if you've got the cash to spend.

Buy the one from gamestop then return that to argos.

EmperorRosko

i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you … i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you can buy! simply put.... no its not! The MIXAMP is the best surround sound/chat/multi system audio device you can buy! The headset, meh! If i was anyone here, find a mixamp on ebay or find a good deal then get some siberia V2's or if you have stupid amounts of money, sennheiser PC360. the astro headset is ok, the mixamp makes it sound better than it is, but when u take a headset that already sounds incredible, then plug into the mixamp, guess what happens!

build quality of the SS Siberia V2 is poor, microphone is usually the first thing to stop working, SS usually replace it with no issues but it's still a pain.

Hot. I usually end up regretting buying gaming peripherals but I'm still really pleased with my A40s.

Will I need to buy the headset adapter to be able to use this on xbox one?

Also could anyone comment on the mic quality if they use it on xbox one?

Thanks in advance.

adammillett123

Will I need to buy the headset adapter to be able to use this on xbox … Will I need to buy the headset adapter to be able to use this on xbox one?Also could anyone comment on the mic quality if they use it on xbox one?Thanks in advance.


Yes, you will need the adapter.
You can do a home made bodge job but I'd just buy the adapter.
Can only say the mic quality on the a50s was good (according to my friends) but will have these in 2 days.

Its a good headset but IMO the turtle beach xp400 is better (same price bracket more or less)

Thought I had better point out it is subjective.

I just prefer them.

Heat from me!

I've very wanting these for a while however have read about quality issues. From what I've seen game stop have horrific customer service with astro not bring that much better as a company. Don't think i could deal with the hassle of something were to go wrong..

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Top-Selling-Speakers-Surround-Game-Headset-Stereo-Bass-Gaming-Headphones-Earphone-With-Microphone-Mic-For-PC/1864384351.html

tried to post these this morning and it got removed by mods as its not a uk seller even though they allow ebay and i have been a member for years

cheaper alternative

EmperorRosko

i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you … i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you can buy! simply put.... no its not! The MIXAMP is the best surround sound/chat/multi system audio device you can buy! The headset, meh! If i was anyone here, find a mixamp on ebay or find a good deal then get some siberia V2's or if you have stupid amounts of money, sennheiser PC360. the astro headset is ok, the mixamp makes it sound better than it is, but when u take a headset that already sounds incredible, then plug into the mixamp, guess what happens!



^ This, if you're gaming on a console then the Mixamp is a great purchase imo - the headset, not so much. I had the PC360 though and wouldn't rate them that highly, get a decent set of headphones and either a clip-on or mod-mic!

been looking for these for a while only cheaper i've seen was hmv for half price

I use the mixamp with the Sennheiser HD598 and a modmic.
As others have said the headset is very average.

EmperorRosko

i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you … i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you can buy! simply put.... no its not! The MIXAMP is the best surround sound/chat/multi system audio device you can buy! The headset, meh! If i was anyone here, find a mixamp on ebay or find a good deal then get some siberia V2's or if you have stupid amounts of money, sennheiser PC360. the astro headset is ok, the mixamp makes it sound better than it is, but when u take a headset that already sounds incredible, then plug into the mixamp, guess what happens!



I agree the main problem i had with mine is screws worked them self loose :-( if i use the siberias with my mix amp will i need an xbox one adapter for controller ?

The A40s, A50s and the MixAmp all currently OOS :(. The A40s would have been a great present for my lad this Christmas. Personally I've had the MixAmp and the PC360 headset for 3 or 4 years now, both are still going strong after hundreds of hours game play. Couldn't have got a better pair.

Smoothmole

It's not covered by their 30 day money back guarantee sadly. Which … It's not covered by their 30 day money back guarantee sadly. Which thinking about it they say to every single thing I've ever bought...




Make sure you reserve any stock they have...take them back as faulty...they won't be able to replace so will have to offer a refund

Slept on it now too late. out of stock!
Edited by: "snappyfish" 17th Nov 2014

Good headset but the mixamp to controller cable failing is quite common. I had to resort to buying a third party replacement because astro didnt stock them.. So for me the quality has let it down a bit. £130 is a very good price although they may have been overpriced to start with

Is it real 7.1 or simulated?

OOS

Banned

Im not interested in online chatting using the mic. Whats a good dolby digital / dts headset for me for gaming / movies.

sweep_puppy

Im not interested in online chatting using the mic. Whats a good dolby … Im not interested in online chatting using the mic. Whats a good dolby digital / dts headset for me for gaming / movies.


any true 5.1/7.1 analogue headset. I do not believe in usb simulated

Heat from me.

My son has asked for this for this for Christmas. It was in stock when I first looked, I was unsure whether to buy, and it went out of stock. Just checked again and it's available, so ordered one. Just need to find an adapter to connect this to his Xbox One.

Thanks op, great find.

Adapter just reserved at my local PC World store for £17.99. Not impressed Microsoft!

drtesseract

OOS



Back in stock, was out of stock this morning though

DexMorgan

Best headset I've ever owned, and wish I hadn't wasted hundreds of quids … Best headset I've ever owned, and wish I hadn't wasted hundreds of quids on inferior headsets before I bought my A40s!Hot, and tempted to buy a spare pair even though mine have lasted 4 years and are still going strong!



It's a good headset, but not anywhere close to being the best. I have the A40s and the Sennheiser PC 360s and the Senns blow them out of the water!

What makes this the 2013 version? Is there a 2014 version?

EmperorRosko

i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you … i think people get it wrong when they say this is the best "headset" you can buy! simply put.... no its not! The MIXAMP is the best surround sound/chat/multi system audio device you can buy! The headset, meh! If i was anyone here, find a mixamp on ebay or find a good deal then get some siberia V2's or if you have stupid amounts of money, sennheiser PC360. the astro headset is ok, the mixamp makes it sound better than it is, but when u take a headset that already sounds incredible, then plug into the mixamp, guess what happens!



I'll add the AD700s (+ a modmic) and the Turtle Beach HPX in the "best headset" category. I use the PC360 + mixamp combo and it's heavenly!
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