At $300, the Astro A50 headset isn't cheap. It's more expensive than most game consoles these days. Despite the steep price tag, and with the notable exception of the firmware bug that causes intermittent "hiccups" in the audio, this product looks, feels, and acts like you're getting your money's worth. It's an investment in quality that I would have absolutely no problem recommending to enthusiast PC or console gamers, provided that Astro quickly fixes the firmware bug.
KleerNet™ 5.8GHz Wireless Technology - Operating at a higher frequency than most wireless devices, the A50 Wireless System provides clarity and range with less interference using the best 5.8GHz chipset available today. Point to Multipoint - pair multiple ASTRO A50 headsets with a single transmitter. Totally uncompressed, lossless, and lag free.
If you can afford its hefty price tag, the Astro A50 Wireless' excellent surround sound, cozy design and long battery life make it one of the best high-end gaming headsets available.
The Astro A50 justifies its $300 price tag by offering stellar wireless gaming performance on Xbox One. The headset's 7.1 surround earcups helped me stay extra-aware of my surroundings in competitive games, and fully immersed during cinematic experiences. The lightweight A50 is cozy enough for marathon sessions, with battery life that can get you through a day of play on a charge. While I would have liked better chat controls and more equalizer options, the Astro A50 is a sexy, comfortable and great-sounding headset for serious gamers.