Logitech G has unveiled its latest flagship gaming headset, the Astro A50 X, and it’s taken one the best headsets in the industry up a whole other notch by coupling it with one of the most useful-looking bits of tech we’ve seen in a while.
The Astro A50 X not only offers up the kinds of high performance gaming audio you’d expect from Astro’s top model, with its new 40mm driver that leverages breakthrough audio engineering with graphene material for increased clarity, detail and spatial accuracy, but it also includes new “PLAYSYNC Technology” through a special Base Station that allows users to seamlessly switch between PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC/Mac while using the Astro A50 X across all of them.
Using HDMI 2.1, this new Base Station will automatically direct audio wirelessly to the Astro A50 X while passing the selected console’s video through to the user’s display, meaning you won’t have to touch anything on your headset or in settings as you flick between platforms. Because it supports HDMI 2.1 it also won’t affect your console or PC’s visual fidelity or prevent use of specific features such as 4K 120Hz HDR, VRR, and ALLM.
The Base Station also supports Bluetooth, so you’ll be able to mix in your Discord chat or listen to music from another device while playing.
Naturally, all of this will come at a premium, with the Astro A50 X set to retail for a crisp $749.95 when it launches in the first half of 2024. You can learn more about the headset’s features and technology, as well as pre-order one for yourself, right here.
“Over the last decade, the A50 has become an icon in gaming headsets due to its focus on gamer-centric design, premium sound, and superior comfort and durability,” said Ujesh Desai, general manager of Logitech G. “Our new A50 X elevates this beloved headset with an unmatched level of performance by combining the A50’s award-winning design with several new features and advanced technologies that truly revolutionise gameplay.”