Everything you need to game like a pro. Special MLG Edition.
The ASTRO A40 2011 Edition Audio System lets you game like a pro more than ever before. As the official licensed headset of Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest professional video game league and largest provider of cross platform online videogame competition, for the past three seasons, the ASTRO team listened to the pro players and added new features they’ve been asking for. Still sporting 40mm drivers tuned with ASTRO Audio, the A40 2011 Edition will deliver every detail of your gaming, movie, or music experience.
Engulf yourself in uncompressed voice and game sound - the A40 Wireless System includes the MixAmp™ 5.8 with game/voice balance control and Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound (TOSlink optical only), all packed into a compact wireless form factor. Operating at the 5.8GHz frequency, the MixAmp™ 5.8 is all but immune to any “noise” or interference from other wireless devices. The new MixAmp™ 5.8 also features a Bass Expander mode – which injects a subtle subwoofer effect into the soundstage. With all of these features the A40 Wireless System is the ultimate home audio solution for gamers.
**The MixAmp 5.8™ only accepts a digital TOSlink optical input for game/home theater audio. Game Chat is handled by the included Xbox Live Chat Cable for Xbox 360 or the OPTIONAL PS3 Chat Cable for PS3.**
Amazing sound quality - Combining audiophile-grade sound and crystal-clear voice communication, you’ll hear your enemies from every direction. Give a read through our reviews or check out any MLG event in person to hear for yourself.
Wireless 5.8Ghz Frequency – Avoid the crowded 2.4GHz spectrum (many game controllers, phones, wireless routers, operate at 2.4GHz) and rise above the noise with 5.8 GHz wireless technology.
New and Improved Microphone - When you’re on the MLG main stage with thousands of dollars on the line, you need your mic to stay put to hear your teammates clearly while blocking out the roaring crowds. The A40 2011 Edition features a new and improved mic that picks up your voice flawlessly, filters out the cheering fans and stays exactly where you place it.
Enhanced Audio and Comfort - Already boasting the most comfortable ear cushions available in a gaming headset, we worked with MLG pros to block more outside noise and deliver more bass without losing the richly detailed positional audio the A40s are known for.
Signature ASTRO Construction - The A40 has set the standard for quality and performance since its introduction in 2008. The 2011 Edition continues this tradition with unsurpassed durability, flexibility, adjustability and of course our exclusive Quick Disconnect cabling system.
Fully Configurable Comfort and Style - ASTRO A40’s are a fully adjustable headset to fit any size user. The boom mic can be positioned on either ear or removed entirely. ASTRO’s patent-pending removable speaker tags allow you to game in style, featuring an online Speaker Tag Customizer to design your own unique look (sold separately).
Multi-Platform Solution - Like all ASTRO headsets, the A40 2011 Edition enriches your audio experience no matter what console you game on or which audio devices you use. For the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, simply pair your A40’s with our wireless MixAmp™ 5.8 for a complete console solution (PS3 Chat Cable required for voice chat on PS3 or PC). The A40 Headset is also perfect for your PC, Mac, iPhone, Smartphone, iPad or anything else with a standard headphone jack.
Sound and Voice Controls at Your Fingertips - The MixAmp™ 5.8 features discreet controls for game-to-voice balancing and master volume control. Dial in your own settings to meet your needs.
Quick Disconnect (QD) Cable System - The A40 comes standard with a mute switch and two QD cables; a 2M cable for console gameplay, and a 2M PC cable with volume control, and a standard dual-jack PC connector.