Astro A10 Gaming Headset Review, With Mic Test

Great Build, Comfort, Sound, and Mic for $59? Uh oh, curve broken.

When I first picked these up out of the box, they were about 5 times heavier than I thought they’d be.

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It’s slightly snug and cozy inside the cups. The fabric here will match whatever color you chose, which is a fun touch.

SOUND QUALITY

Astro has made a really fun headset here, with a sound signature that falls right in line with their more expensive A40.

COMFORT/ISOLATION

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Astro A10 (left) next to my A40’s. Somehow, these tiny headband pads both do the job. The A10 has smaller and shallower ear cups, but the padding on the cups is a bit thicker.

BUILD/DESIGN

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This headband is made out of great, premium-feeling material.
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This volume knob works really well, without any obvious channel imbalances.
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The headset end of the cable is a typical Astro 5-pin affair, so that might limit you to buying their official replacements. Fortunately, they’re not expensive and easy to come by online. The headset is cheap enough that this isn’t anywhere close to a dealbreaker.

MICROPHONE QUALITY/TEST

Okay. Wow. Wow is what I have to say.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

The Astro A10 offers fun sound, good comfort (if you don’t mind your ears being touched a bit), great build and design, an exceptional mic, and a removable cable for $59.

This headset is stupidly good.

I have to compare everything else to this now. Sure, it touches my ears and the mic isn’t detachable. But everything else kind of breaks the curve, value-wise. And it sounds better and has a better mic than the $49 Cloud Stinger, so buy this one instead.

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