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Xbox One Review: Astro A40s with Mixamp

Hey everyone! I’ve been wanting to do another review for gaming but I wasn’t sure what to do. However, my boyfriend owns the Astro A40s with mixamp for Xbox One so I figured I could do a review on those. I’ve used his A40s before so this review is based on my experience and his. I interviewed him about his Astros while we played Black Ops III.

Disclaimer: My boyfriend paid full price for this gaming headset. I’m reviewing this because I think it would be nice to help other gamers make informed decisions. We are not receiving any kind of incentive for doing this review. However, the Amazon link in this article is an affiliate link. If you purchase through there, I will receive a small commission that helps pay for this site. 

Me: How much did your Astro A40s cost?

Him: 80 Great British Pounds (GBP), 200 pounds with the mixamp

80 GBP = about $100 USD

200 GBP = about $250 USD

Prices may be different now.

This headset is wired, not wireless.

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Me: How many gaming headsets have you owned overall? Not just Astros

Him: I’ve owned about 20 different ones.

Me: What brand do you consider the best in general for gaming?

Him: Astro is definitely the best.


When I was visiting my boyfriend, I played his Xbox One using the Astro A40s and the experience was great! The sound quality is honestly amazing and I really enjoyed how comfortable the headset was.

Here are some Pros about the A40s:

  • Comfortable
  • Holds well on your head
  • Soft Material on the inside, durable material on the outside
  • You can hear footsteps and other in-game noises (A MUST for Call of Duty)
  • Detachable Mic

Here are some Cons are the A40s:

  • The Price; even without the Mixamp these are on the high-end price point
  • Expensive to Repair
  • If worn for too long, it can irritate your head if you have sensitive head/scalp


If you’re a serious gamer, I would highly-recommend this headset. However, if you’re more of a casual gamer, it might be better to go for a cheaper headset, if you want to save money. If you’re buying this headset for a kid, I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone who breaks things easily because this is a pricey headset.

Last year, I reviewed the Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50x. Read the review here. It’s a much cheaper but average headset. Not too expensive, not too fancy.

Me: Sooooo, what’s the point of the mix amp? Like, what does it do? Is it good?
Him: Yeah, it’s great. It improves sound quality. There’s a bunch of different features like surround sound, adding more bass and adjusting the sound between the game and the chat to name a few.

Me: If someone could only buy one: a good controller or a good headset, which would you recommend?

Him: Definitely the headset. You don’t need an expensive controller to play well. It’s about finger movement. However, having a really good headset will improve anyone’s game skill.


Well, there you have it! Now I’m off to work on the Scuf Infinity Controller review…. 🙂

What headset do you have? Do you currently have Atros? Let me know below! Is there something you want me to review? Comment below!

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