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The editors at Official Xbox Magazine (OXM) got to spend some time with ASTRO Gaming’s latest on-ear, on-the-go, headset — the A30 Audio System – this past month.
The result: an 8.5 out of 10!
ASTRO was just shy of an Editor’s Choice award…something we plan to rectify next time around!
Overall, the editor’s loved the new ASTRO cans. Here are some quotes:
“…you’ll love what you hear.”
“…at this price point you won’t do a whole lot better than the A30s. The sound quality is amazing: the basses boom, the highs are wonderfully clear, and all of it comes from a pair of super-comfy headphones.”
“Amazing sound quality.”
“Incredibly comfortable headset to wear.”
That about says it all. The review appears in the July issue of Official Xbox Magazine.
Aaaahhhh…Words cannot adequately express my contentment with ASTRO Gaming and their insanely awesome products. Yes, ASTRO is a client. Yes, we at Maverick are soulless schills. Yet, their products remain insanely awesome in light of this seeming contradiction.
Put it this way, I use my ASTRO A40s every single day for hour after hour at work and then I turn around and use them for hour after hour of play. Awesome! I never leave home without my ASTRO A30s (in black) and they’ve now traveled all over the U.S., Europe, Africa and even Asia. Still insanely awesome!
So, how does ASTRO repay my love for their products?! By working with Konami to make a Special Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Edition ASTRO A30 complete with custom silver color and MGS speaker tags, is how! Needless to say, I want them…and you should too.
Hit the jump for more info on the new MGS:PW-themed ASTRO A30s and an opportunity to pick up a copy of the game for only $20!
In the meantime, here are a few more images of the custom MGS:PW A30:
The hit parade for ASTRO Gaming’s latest on-ear headset the A30 Audio System continues with an Editor’s Choice Award from PC Gamer whose editor’s gave the new cans a phenomenal score of 96%.
Here’s are a few comments from the reviewer at PC Gamer:
Astro’s A40 Audio System (97 % April 2008) might have been improved by including a small pet goat that coughed up wads of $20 bills every time you spanked it; other than that, they were-and are perfect for gamers who want a headset that does more than just reproduce great sound in games.
The earcups still rotate flat against your Chest when not in use, and the new “supra-aural” earcups rest gently on top of your ears rather than around them; they’re comfy, even after hours of continuous troubadour-stabbing in Assasssins Creed 2 , and leave your ears drier as well.
And, the sound is just about as good as you’ll ever get without actually being aboard the SSV Normandy while the ship is buzz-sawed into pieces by the Collectors.
And, while they’re both expensive, the way I see it, nothing’s more expensive than money spent on hardware you don’t love.
The review appeared in the June issue of PC Gamer, which is on shelves now.
BREAKING NEWS: PR Firm Finds Client’s Product to be “Awesome”
Ya ya… but in this case, it happens to be TRUE. If you haven’t seen the news and review pouring in about the ASTRO Gaming A30 Cross-Gaming Headsets, you’re missing out. Especially if you happen to be one of the following people on this earth:
- Xbox360 or PS3 Gamer
- PC Gamer
- DS, PSP Gamer
- iPod/iPhone, Blackberry User and Gamer
- Skype User
- Music Listener
- Movie Watcher
OK, so I know you’re covered in that list. And if you are, than you already know how hard it is to find headphones that can let you listen and talk through Xbox Live, move to your PC, and then still be cool looking enough and flexible enough to plug into your iPhone and take out on the streets.
This is what the A30 does. But don’t take my word for it. Check out IGN’s review, where the A30s receive the highest headset rating to date. Take that Tritton and Turtle Beach.
I use mine every day to Skype, talk on my Berry, listen to music, and to kill YOU in Left 4 Dead 2 PC.
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