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Astro A10 + MixAmp M60 Review

Hardware

The Astro A10 + MixAmp M60 is a perfect, cost efficient way to get into the Astro family. It's a solid and quality headset that's built to last. It's able to take intense bending, drops and even throws as I saw this in action while at E3 2017. There's a good amount of comfort that comes with this durability and that was appreciated. It's comfortable to put on and have on your head for extended periods of time. This support is provided by tough, yet soft while being worn muffs around the ear and a small foam at the top of head band. The cushions work well for completely covering the ears while also cancelling out most noise.

This is great for those that want to get lost in the gaming world or in music and not get interrupted easily. There are easy options for adjusting the head space as well with the rubber option allowing easy stretching from side to side and sliders for more height. The mic piece is long, incredibly bendable and thick. I highly doubt one could ever bend this out of shape or even damage it. It's easy to flick this up and it'll be out of the way. To the side of that its sensitive enough to pick up your voice perfectly while also ignoring background noise that might be present. The color scheme is simple taking the Xbox green color and matching that with a light gray color.


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I find this headset to be fantastic as it's not just something purely for the Xbox One. It obviously has that in mind with the color scheme, but you can easily plug it into any regular audio jack and use it. That means it's easily compatible with your PC, mobile device and of course the Xbox console. This is where it particularly shines with the custom mixer that plugs into the controller like a regular generic Xbox headset would. It features intuitive controls as you click the buttons on one side to adjust audio and on the other mix it between game chat or game sound. It's rather genius quite honestly and works very well, it took me a second to understand but once I got it going it was easy to make adjustments.

The cords that come with the headset are lengthy, high in quality and built to last. There are great options whether you want to plug it into the standard controller or into your other devices. The headset delivers drivers of 40mm and a frequency response of 20Hz - 20kHz. With the MixAmp you get power output or 0.973 Vrms @ 1kHz and amplifier output at 0.973 Vrms @ 1kHz. The audio really is crystal clear when projecting and the audio you receive is top notch. Music sounds fantastic providing atmospheric binaural sound and that is also present in games to hear all around you.

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The Conclusion

I've been thoroughly impressed with the Astro A10 + MixAmp M60 as it offers the perfect headset for those that want quality and need to the best, which is Astro. I really do find their line of headsets to be the top of the line and this is one excellent entry level headset. The audio is fantastic whether you're listening to the game, music and the mic matches that when you're yelling at friends to help out or to just crack jokes over an extended gaming night. These are really durable headsets that don't sacrifice comfort in the slightest. It may not be the most fanciest, but I found it to have all the essential features that one could really want in a more professional headset model.

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Reviw done on A10's provided by Astro tested with Binaural audio, Music (CHVRCHES, Naked & Famous, La La Land), Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, Minecraft PE, Minecraft Xbox One Edition Gears of War 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Titanfall 2, Iphone5s, Xbox One


Rating Overall: 8.2

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner
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