Astro A50 headset review: Quality at a great cost for PS5 users

by Jeremy

Source: Samuel Tolbert / Android Central

The Astro A50 is a well-known high-end headset, so I was excited to try it out for the first time with the PS5. Even after very extended sessions, it’s comfortable playing some of the best PS5 games, such as Demon’s Souls. Unfortunately, some shortcomings PS5 owners need to be aware of, which are only exacerbated by this headset’s hefty price tag. The pricetag is consistent if you want to use it on your PC since functionality, fortunately, isn’t limited there.

Astro A50 Sam

At a glance



Astro A50 for PS4 and PC

Bottom line: The Astro A50 is a good headset, but it has a high price tag. Combined with needing an adapter to get the most out of it on current-generation systems, you’re better off finding a different headset to go with your PS5.

The Good

  • Near-instant pairing
  • Comfortable with glasses
  • Solid 15-hour battery life

The Bad

  • $300 price tag is extremely high
  • Requires separate adapter for full use with PS5

Astro A50 What I like

Astro A50 Sam

Source: Samuel Tolbert / Android Central

CategorySpec
Weight381g
Driver diameter40mm
Frequency response20 Hz – 20 kHz
Battery life15 hours
Wireless rangeUp to 30 feet (5 GHz)

The first thing I noticed about the Astro A50 is just how solid it feels. The excellent leather sides think high quality, while the metal bands holding the headset together has a surprising weight to them, though it doesn’t feel too heavy or stiff even after extended periods of use. Setup is straightforward if you want to use the headset in a rudimentary fashion. All you have to do is plug in the base station to the PS5 via USB. Pairing is practically instantaneous as well; any time I turned the headset off and then on again, it reconnected in two or three seconds. However, if you want access to more enhanced features on your PS5, you’ll need an adapter, which we will discuss more in the next section.

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