Astro headsets have always been among the best gaming headsets, but affordability as always been a barrier of entry for most gamers. This is no longer the case, as the new Astro A10 Headset retails for a decent $99.95. This is well below both the Astro A40 ($349) and Astro A50 ($479), but there’s qualities in this headset which make it a no-brainer for those looking to take a step up into the premium headset market, without the jump in price.
SIMPLE DESIGN, MAXIMUM COMFORT
I’ve come from using the Astro A50 headset which is wonderfully designed and the Astro A10 (whilst completely different), definitely doesn’t look too bad. The headset is made of all-plastic, which sounds like a bad thing but it really doesn’t look too bad. It’s not overly bulky which is important for me when wearing a headset and it also doesn’t feel too heavy, even after prolonged use.
The headset also feels quite indestructible. Obviously, I’ve only been using it for a few weeks but the band, which appears to be made of rubber/plastic was able to twist and turn in any direction without feeling like it was in jeopardy of breaking or snapping. This band also plays a huge part in its comfort due to the fact that it moulds to the shape of your head and also returns to its original shape after use.The customisability of the ear cups is one of my favourite parts of the A50 kit. Unsurprisingly, the same level of customisability (or any) can be found here and there’s definitely a concern that these could crack or break over time, but providing you’re not overly rough with them, they feel like they’d hold up. These headphones aren’t noise cancelling which isn’t surprising for the price, but the ear cups do a really good job in keeping the sound in and blocking external noises out.