It’s Black Friday once again, joy! As such, many of the greatest Xbox headsets are on sale for Black Friday and its surrounding retail festivities. The Astro A40 MixAmp bundle is on sale right alongside its unbundled brethren, both offering a tidy $50 saving for early deal hunters.
Astro A40 TR with MixAmp
Astro A40 TR
The main difference between these bundles is the MixAmp, which offers unique capabilities depending on how you’re using it. If you plug it directly into your Xbox console, you get additional features like Dolby sound, highly configurable side-tone mic monitoring (so you can hear yourself speak on comms). You also get a SPDIF-optical port, which lets you connect the headset up to a sound system or directly into a TV. Why would you want to do that? Well, if you’re a video game streamer who primarily uses their Xbox, this headset can feed sound from your console into your headset, while you use the USB connection with your PC for voice comms or stream alerts.
If you don’t see the need for the MixAmp, the $50 saving on the unbundled A40 TR is a great deal. I always felt like the Astro A40 by itself as a wired headset was a little pricey, but $99.99 is the sweet spot that elevates this headset to one of the best value wired headsets on the market. And as a 3.5mm wired headset, you could also use this on Xbox, PC, PlayStation, Switch, and any other device with a standard 3.5mm audio jack.
The A40 sounds great, is super comfortable, and highly durable and adjustable. This is a great headset that certainly won’t disappoint at $99.
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