Astro A50 Gaming Headset review

Is Astro's A50 the premiere gaming audio package?

Wireless Signal

As a 5.8GHz device, the A50 stands among the best in class when it comes to signal reliability. The device is rated for a distance of up to 35-ft, and if your living room is bigger than that, you probably don't need to consider a product review before spending $300.

Astro A50 headset review

In an average living room and in our office, a place filled with cell phones, routers and other wireless devices, we never had a moment of signal interruption. In fact, we had to put two walls between the A50 and its receiver before the signal was marred in the least.


The A50's come with a simple plastic stand that the headset hangs from, like a coat on hook. The stand comes out of the box in a few pieces, and clicks together easily. The stand is nothing fancy, just a way to keep your expensive headset above the table.

Astro A50 headset review

The stand feels a little flimsy as part of such an expensive package. While it does an ok job of providing storage for the A50, it doesn't display it in any grand way, like the stand for the Tritton Warhead 7.1. We also would have appreciated a clip or two to help keep cables looking neat.

Astro A50 headset review

However, unlike with the Warhead, the stand and the receiver are not one unit. With this design, you won't have to haul the stand with you every time you transport the A50s. The stand is inessential and can stay home.

Tech Specs

Product TypeHeadset
Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Driver Size40 mm
Microphone DesignBoom
Product FamilyPrimer
Wireless Operating Distance10 m
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Brand NameTritton
Form FactorEar-cup
Sound ModeStereo
ManufacturerMad Catz, Inc
Product NamePrimer Headset
Product LinePrimer
Manufacturer Part NumberTRI476780M02/02/1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Officially licensed for the Xbox 360 console, TRITTON's Primer Wireless Stereo Headset uses proprietary 5.8 GHz wireless technology to provide clear and precise game audio. Access to critical headset functions like volume and mic mute are only a finger-tap away. With the ability to independently adjust chat volume and game volume on-the-fly, you gain the power to easily fine-tune your audio experience.

Packaged Quantity1