Astro Gaming Headsets: A10 vs. A20 vs. A40 vs. A50 Features Comparison

Astro Gaming currently has four headsets on the market: A10, A20, A40 and A50. So which of these headsets are best suited for your needs on PS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch? You can find out in our features comparison guide below.

Pricing

The A10 is the cheapest of the models, followed by the A20 and then the PC Version of A40. The console versions of the A40 costs more as it comes with the MixAmp Pro TR. The A50 is currently the most expensive option. You can check out the current price tags for all four Astro Gaming Headsets with the following links on Amazon:

Platform Compatibility

The A10 Headset is compatible with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac platforms. There is also a version of this gaming headset that has been designed to worked specifically for the Nintendo Switch, which you can check out with this link on Amazon.

There are two versions of the A20. The PlayStation 4 version (which features the black and blue color combination) is compatible with the PS4, PC and Mac while the Xbox One version (which is black and green) is compatible with the Xbox One, PC and Mac.

The A40 is platform specific. The black and white versions of the headset is made for the PC platform. The black/blue version, which comes with the MixAmp Pro TR, is for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC and Mac. Last but not least, the black/green A40 TR Headset with MixAmp Pro TR is designed for the Xbox One, PC and Mac.

There are also two iterations of the A50. The black and blue mix is compatible with the PlayStation 4, PC and Mac. The black and green mix is compatible with the Xbox One, PC and Mac.

As you can see above, the platform compatibility can be somewhat confusing. Make sure you read the product description and/or the box if you are buying the aforementioned Astro Gaming Headsets.

What’s in the Box

Aside from the main headset piece, the A10 comes with a 2.0m A10 volume cable. The Nintendo Switch version also includes an exclusive chat cable made just for the system.

The A20 comes with the headset, Astro wireless transmitter, 0.5m micro USB cable, 1.0m micro USB cable and 1.0m optical cable.

The regular A40 for the PC platform has the headset, A40 TR Microphone, Astro Speaker Tags, 2.0m A40 inline mute cable and 1.5m PC splitter.

The A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR bundles for PS4 and Xbox One have the headset, A40 TR Microphone, Astro Speaker Tags, MixAmp Pro TR, 0.5m digital daisy chain cable, 2.0m A40 TR inline mute cable, 3.0m micro-USB cable and 3.0m TOSlink optical cable.

The A50 comes with the wireless headset (which is powered by a lithium-ion battery), Astro Wireless 5 GHz Base Station Transmitter/Charging Stand, 1.0m micro USB cable and 1.0m optical cable.

Dolby Digital Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound Support

The A40 (for PC only), A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR (for PC, PS4 and Xbox One) and A50 (for PC, PS4 and Xbox One) all support Dolby Digital Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound in addition to stereo. The A10 and A20 Astro Gaming Headsets are only capable of stereo sound output.

Connection

The A20 and A50 headsets are wireless. For the A10 and A40, a wired connection is required.

Weight

Overall, the A50 weighs the most out of the group, followed by the A10, A20 and A40. You can check out how much each headset weighs below (keep in mind that the numbers don’t include any cables that could be possibly attached):

  • A10: 346g
  • A20: 320g
  • A40: 369g
  • A50: 380g
Ear Coupling

All four Astro Gaming headsets have an over-ear coupling.

Frequency Response

The frequency response is also consistent across the board. The A10, A20, A40 and A50 have ranges between 20 to 20,000 Hz.

Drivers

The drives are also the same for all four products. The A10, A20, A40 and A50 headsets come equipped with 40mm Neodymium Magnet Drivers.

Nominal Impedance

In terms of Nominal Impedance, the two stereo headsets (A10 and A20) have 32 ohms. The two 7.1 headsets (A40 and A50) have 48 ohms.

Microphone

Both the A10 and A20 gaming headsets use a 6.0mm uni-directional microphone with a flip-to-mute feature (so that you can move it up and away from your mouth to automatically silence yourself when voice chatting online).

The A40 and A50 also use a 6.0mm uni-directional mic with flip-to-mute although these also include a noise gate for noise cancellation. Furthermore, you will be able to adjust the volume balance between the game audio and voice chat audio with these more advanced headsets.

Recap

If you are looking for a simple and affordable headset, then you should check out either the wired A10 or wireless A20. On the Nintendo Switch, your only option at this time is the Switch version of the A10.

On the other hand, you should check out the A40 or A50 if you want 7.1 Dolby Digital Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound and noise-cancelling microphones. If you are a PC gamer, then the A40 is the best option unless you are sitting far away from your computer and would like a wireless option (in this case, you might want to check out the A50 instead). The same can be said for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players as your choices will boil down to whether or not you want a wireless headset (A50) or will be perfectly fine with a wired headset (A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR).