Posted Fri Nov 7, 2014 at 03:25 PM PST by Brian Hoss
Could be the best Halo accessory to date.
Following the recent release of new Xbox One and PS4 tuned wireless Astro A50s and wired A40s, Astro has released the Halo Edition A50 Wireless Xbox One headset. As its name suggests, the Halo Edition A50 takes the brand new Xbox One version of A50 and dials up the style roughly 1000%.
ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Halo Edition Headset features include:
Officially Licensed Xbox One Headset - Designed specifically for the Xbox One, the ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Halo Edition will provide hours of game playing, movie watching and music listening excitement with superior fit and comfort as well as premium audio tuning for Xbox One.
ASTRO Audio Experience - Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO audio experience delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience with three custom audio/EQ modes; With one audio profile that represents the most accurate rendition of Halo’s signature audio and score ever presented.
Built-in ASTRO MixAmp™ 5.8 - Putting audio authority at your fingertips, the integrated wireless MixAmp™ 5.8 technology has embedded controls for Master Volume and Game-to-Voice balancing making all critical audio options available for on-the-fly adjustments.
KleerNet™ 5.8GHz Wireless Technology - Operating at a higher frequency than most wireless devices, the ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Halo Edition provides clarity and range with less interference using the best 5.8GHz chipset available today. Point to Multipoint - pair multiple ASTRO A50 headsets with a single transmitter. Totally uncompressed, lossless, and lag free.
Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound – Hear the details you’re missing and get the drop on your opponents with stunning surround sound, pinpoint spatial accuracy and crystal clear definition.
Embedded Battery & Display Stand - Lithium-ion battery system rechargeable via USB. Show-off and charge your ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Halo Edition on the included display stand.
Halo-Inspired Custom Color – The ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Halo Edition features a new unique color scheme inspired by the Master Chief – a deep and rich army green headset with black undertones and metallic gold highlights topped with a subtle Halo graphical treatment.
What's important to note as far the style goes, the olive drab Halo theme extends to the wireless receiver and even involves the special AG1, which connects to the controller. The whole thing is priced at $299.99, which puts it in line with the standard Xbox One A50. (Order here.)
With 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' just a few days away, this new A50 has been timed perfectly for use in 'Halo' on the new Xbox.
One important thing to note is that with the recent introduction of the Astro USB Tx trasmitter, those looking to use a A50 on their consoles and on their PC can do so (with the purchase of a USB Tx) without having to disconnect and reconnect any transmitters, which makes for a true dual system option.
Astro has also revealed a set of ASTRO Gaming Halo Speaker Tags for use with the A40.
These tags are priced at $25 a set and can be ordered here. Each set represents a different 'Halo' title. Also announced by Astro, the A40 Headset + MixAmp Pro Halo Edition which bundles some 'Halo' tags (but not all) with the new A40 & MixAmp Pro.
The A40 Headset + MixAmp Pro Halo Edition is available for $250.
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