ASTRO Gaming has announced the 2013 Edition of the A40 Headset and MixAmp Pro, which the company says will add better audio quality and less distortion.
The headset will now feature a new disconnect cabling system, which lets you use cables of various types and lengths by connecting directly to the headset with a 3.5mm jack. ASTRO says the A40s will now also feature re-tuned drivers and enclosures for better low-end response and less distortion when listening and high volumes. As with the previous version, the 2013 A40s will still include Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound compatibility, as well as a removable mic, customizable Speaker Tags and multi-system compatibility.
As for the 2013 MixAmp Pro, the unit will now feature a “streaming out” capability which allows for game sound and voice chat to be incorporated directly into live streams; great for pro or LAN gaming events.
The 2013 MixAmp will also feature new custom audio profiles (Pro, Core, Media and Sports), while new profiles will be available to create and share via www.astrogaming.com. The MixAmp Pro will also be a little bit smaller in size, while al new optical port will be in place (3.5mm optical).
As with the previous model, it will still utilize the game-to-voice balance controls, multi-system compatibility and Dolby 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound. You’ll also still be able to daisy-chain linking MixAmps for voice communication with friends.
You can pick up the A40/MixAmp bundle for $249.99 at retailers such as Best Buy, Gamestop or ASTRO Gaming’s website.