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Astro A38 First Look

Developer: Astro Gaming | Publisher:
Players: | Genre: Accessory

Release Date: Summer 2014

At E3 2014, I had the chance to sit down with Astro Gaming to see their new product line. Astro Gaming is known for creating some of the highest quality gaming headsets on the market today and our review of the Astro A50 and Astro A40 proves just that. Astro is now heading into more of a mainstream electronic with the upcoming release of the Astro A38. This is a bluetooth headset that will connect to your PlayStation Vita, Android Smart Phone, iPhone, iPad, and other tablets and mobile devices.

The first thing you notice when you pick up the A38’s is they are super light. So light that it is almost like they aren’t there. The ear cushions are made of leather and are super soft. When wearing the A38 on your head, they completely wrap your ear in the sound from your device. Even if someone is standing in front of you and talking, you won’t hear them. At a busy convention like E3, being able to drown out the sound is an amazing feat. 

Sound quality of the Astro A38’s are just amazing. Bass thumped in my ear with no distortion and music was crisp and clear. Even more impressive than the sound quality is the battery life. On a single charge, you can expect to get 20 hours of battery life listening to audio. If you choose to use the microphone, the batter life drops to a still amazing 15 hours. This means you can take these headphones with you and not worry about bringing a charging cable.

The Astro A38 is built off of the A30 line of headphones. This means that all Speaker Tags for the A30 line of Astros will work on the A38! 

After beta testing the A38 earlier this year, Astro has modified several things. For starters, they upped the overall volume without causing any distortion. They also removed the standard mini USB port and replaced it with a micro USB port since Android uses that as a standard for connection. 

The Astro A38 are coming later in summer 2014 for a MSRP of $299.99. We can wait to get our hands on a final review unit so we can bring you a full review.

By Kaleb Rutherford - 06/12/14
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