Astro A50 Wireless Xbox One (PC & PS4) Headset - Black Edition - £139.99 @ Argos
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Astro A50 Wireless Xbox One (PC & PS4) Headset - Black Edition - £139.99 @ Argos

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Found 11th Feb 2016
Top of the line Dolby 7.1 surround sound headset down from £250 to £140.

Amazon has it for £235, and the cheapest I can find these is around £190.

An amazing headset for this price, considering the alternative is the Turtle Beach Elite 800x and that goes for more than £200.

Edited to include this is PC, Mac and PS4 compatible.

One other thing, I think the lady in Argos said it had a two year warranty with Argos as well as the manufacturer. If anyone goes to buy, could they please check and clarify. Cheers
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Top man reserved mine in southampton
Nice find
these are fantastic. nuff said.
awesome,thanks
I know it's for the xbox but would it work with the ps4? not worry about the mic
How do these compare to the 800x ???
will these work on pc etc
zoso1313

will these work on pc etc



Yes, it works on PC and Mac
aaronwillis7

How do these compare to the 800x ???



According to the reviews I've read, the internal mic on the 800x makes it sound like you're in a tin can. I've not tested them, but am really happy with the sound on the A50. I also have the TB Stealth 500p, and these sound a lot better.
nice find, thankyou for sharing
candyman86

I know it's for the xbox but would it work with the ps4? not worry about … I know it's for the xbox but would it work with the ps4? not worry about the mic



In theory yes, all it's doing is using the optical out. But you might be able to use the mic because this uses the Xbox chat cable, and I thought you could do that with other mics on the ps4. Too late tonight to test, but will give it a go tomorrow night
aaronwillis7

How do these compare to the 800x ???



These are Astro's, nothing more to say really.
Thanks
The one thing that lets a50's down is the fact you can't hear your own voice through the mic. Otherwise they are fantastic
Yes they work with the ps4,I have the same set for mine
Would recommend these for pc but remember you need a sound card to get the most out of them.
I managed to get the halo edition that was posted on here a few months ago.
buyer100

Yes they work with the ps4,I have the same set for mine



Can you hear your own voice with yours?
buyer100

Yes they work with the ps4,I have the same set for mine



There's a ps4 variant. Do you have that one, or this Xbox version?
Fantastic headset. Astros are amazing quality and at this price they are a must own.
Mikey_b

There's a ps4 variant. Do you have that one, or this Xbox version?



I also have an xbox halo branded version, and it works brill with my ps4.
strange things happen in this site, very inconsitent/

same deal posted last year was cold

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abdishah

strange things happen in this site, very inconsitent/same deal posted … strange things happen in this site, very inconsitent/same deal posted last year was coldhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/astro-a50-xbox-360-xbox-one-134-99-argos-2295275



This is a different headset. This is the gen 2, and is at least £50 cheaper than anywhere else. The previous one was a gen 1, and was commonly available at the price.
Mikey_b

This is a different headset. This is the gen 2, and is at least £50 … This is a different headset. This is the gen 2, and is at least £50 cheaper than anywhere else. The previous one was a gen 1, and was commonly available at the price.



O cool, ive reserved one and might use my £100 gift card. I already have a PS official wireless 7.1 headphone, is this a good upgrade?
shepademus

I also have an xbox halo branded version, and it works brill with my ps4.



​But how about mic? You need to use a cable to use it with ps4 right?
awsome deal, seems these are the same as the ps4 set but you get an adaptor that lets you set them on up the xbox (you dont need for the ps4) checked on the Astro forums and yes the mic and everything workson ps4,

as for the voice issues this has been fixed via a firmware update so that's the first thing you should do out of the box.

Edited by: "Lebdude" 12th Feb 2016
Admast79

​But how about mic? You need to use a cable to use it with ps4 right?



Nope it doesn't need a cable, its only when you use it with an xbox that you have to tether the headset to the controller with a chat cable.

On ps4 its totally wireless. The base/mix amp needs to be connected to the console via optical and a usb, but the headset/mic works without any wires.
For Ps4 setup

http://s11.postimg.org/6r51qismn/Screen_Shot_2016_02_12_at_13_18_25.jpg
Edited by: "shepademus" 12th Feb 2016
Xbox setup, tethered with chat cable

http://s29.postimg.org/gg361hm37/Screen_Shot_2016_02_12_at_13_18_42.jpg
They shouldn't really advertise them as wireless tho as you still have to connect them to the controller
I've reserved a set but still debating what to do
I'd prefer a complete wireless set like the 800 ,500 or 420

But all the reviews I have read say the Astros are awesome
aaronwillis7

They shouldn't really advertise them as wireless tho as you still have to … They shouldn't really advertise them as wireless tho as you still have to connect them to the controllerI've reserved a set but still debating what to doI'd prefer a complete wireless set like the 800 ,500 or 420But all the reviews I have read say the Astros are awesome


If your interested I can sell you my stealth 500x headset? Barely used, comes with box as well.
aaronwillis7

They shouldn't really advertise them as wireless tho as you still have to … They shouldn't really advertise them as wireless tho as you still have to connect them to the controllerI've reserved a set but still debating what to doI'd prefer a complete wireless set like the 800 ,500 or 420But all the reviews I have read say the Astros are awesome



Only for XBone users (_;)
Scouse234

Would recommend these for pc but remember you need a sound card to get … Would recommend these for pc but remember you need a sound card to get the most out of them.I managed to get the halo edition that was posted on here a few months ago.



​sound card?
prynolfc

​sound card?



Make sure your PC has optical out. If not, invest in a usb sound card that does
Paid £180 for mine. This is hot! Amazing headphones never looked back at Turtle Beach
Mikey_b

According to the reviews I've read, the internal mic on the 800x makes it … According to the reviews I've read, the internal mic on the 800x makes it sound like you're in a tin can. I've not tested them, but am really happy with the sound on the A50. I also have the TB Stealth 500p, and these sound a lot better.



I have the 800 (PS4 ver) not had any issues with the mic from any of my friends and they can all hear my clearly (mic lvl on my ps4 is set to 3/4)
only issue is i find it hard to get used to not having a mic boom stick in front of my face. also sometimes my PS4 does not pick up the mic (i always leave it on standby) easy fix unplug the usb then plug it back in then works. this is not an issue with the Headset more 2 do with the PS4 system from long standby (i play daily and it only happens about 1s a week and my own fault for not power it off. as it like ti make sure it is fully charged and last all day playing games from 11am-1am)
Edited by: "Mackan" 12th Feb 2016
toonarmani

Only for XBone users (_;)



​the astro are awsome but if you want fully wireless like I do then go for the 500x they are very good. I highly recommend them and battery on the 500x lasts 13 hours plus.
Bought these (Halo edition) when they were last on offer @ Argos for £129.99. I will say, although my first pair went faulty after 40 days they are absolutely splendid. You won't regret it, the sound quality is immense. I'd advise that you update both firmware of the MixAmp and the headset though (via PC), this is essential.

My replacement set have been faultless for the last 2 months.

So go get them!


Edited by: "Jiminy_Bob" 12th Feb 2016
I still use my a30's with the wireless mixamp, can't fault Astro quality and this price is brilliant!
aaronwillis7

How do these compare to the 800x ???



I'd advise steering clear on the 800x. Bought them on release and whilst the sound was exceptional, the mic was dreadful. I was told by several different online friends in different parties that I sounded distant with a tin can effect etc, I sent them back after two weeks. However I would say, if the mic doesn't bother you then it's really your call. I absolutely loved the bluetooth audio function of the 800x, meant I could listen to stuff from my phone.
SOLLERBOY

That is the headset only and no mixamp which costs £109. The version on … That is the headset only and no mixamp which costs £109. The version on amazon for £230+ has the amp included.



It's the headset, stand, wireless receiver and cables. I was on the understanding the mixamp is now built into the headset and the transmitter. Voice/game audio mix is done by pressing either end of the right ear piece. The £109 mixamp is for the a40.
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