Astro Gaming is built around delivering an audiophile experience for gamers. The original A40 headset and MixAmp Pro launched way back in 2007, and while there have been some new additions to its lineup, the A40 has remained a popular choice. Astro has refined the headset over time, and is ready to launch the 2013 version of the A40 headset and MixAmp Pro. The company has refined the quick disconnect system to use a single 3.5mm connection and tuned the drivers for better bass response and lower distortion. It still has the features that made it so popular, like a wired connection, switchable and removable microphone, Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound, interchangeable speaker tags, and compatibilty with multiple systems.
As for the MixAmp Pro, Astro has made it so game audio and incoming/outgoing voice can be livestreamed over a single cable. It also features new custom audio profiles, a smaller size, and optical port. All of those are in addition to its regular features, like Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 sound, game-to-voice balance controls, and a dedicated voice channel and mixer/preamp.
The Astro A40 headset and MixAmp Pro can be bought together for $250 from Astro's website or your favorite (r)etailer.