Players: | Genre: Accessory
Release Date: Summer 2014
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.