Gamescom 2015 - ASTRO Halo 5: Guardians Edition A40+MIXAMP

Published: August 4, 2015 1:58 PM /


Halo Astro A40

As well as all of the other announcements that have already come out of Cologne, Germany for the start of Gamescom 2015 Astro Gaming have just announced a special Halo 5: Guardians Edition headset. The Astro A40+MIXAMP M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition will have a dark chrome finish with blue accents and subtle Halo inspired designs.

Controller and Headphones
Custom A40's designed to match the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One and controller.

This headset will allow gamers to play Halo 5: Guardians in an immersive way as they are able to hear every aspect of their environment with these headsets. As well as the headset itself this package will include a specialls downloadable in game REQ Pack for Halo 5 which will have a special ASTRO in game emblem. REQ packs are used in Halo 5's multiplayer Arena and Warzone modes and will unlock weapons and armors, skins and vehicles to help give you an edge.

This headset will feature a new MixAmp designed specifically for the Xbox One, Halo 5 inspired colors and designs, an audiophile-grade level of sound quality and a removable microphone system so you can play how you want. The MixAmp allows you to adjust the in-game to audio balance as you play your game and gives you options to choose between different EQ models that are better suited for a variety of different situations from gaming to movies and music. This headset is also designed to sit comfortably on your head as you play with cushioning on the strap as well as on the ear pads.

Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing for ASTRO gaming explains the reasoning behind making the Halo 5: Guardians edition ASTRO A40's saying

The ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition perfectly balances looks and performance. It represents the culmination of our design philosophy at work: to develop the highest quality gaming audio products; to make them so comfortable you’ll never want to take them off, and frankly, you’ll probably forget they are even there; and, to make them look so authentic and true that you’ll proudly wear them wherever you game, And, there’s no better proof than the countless hours you are about to spend romping around the lush, sound-filled environments of Halo 5: Guardians; blasting enemies in rich audio; and, using our patented game-to voice balance to quiet the shrieks for assistance from your co-op buddy who is being chased by some new legendary alien foe!
These headsets will release in September but are available for preorder now at the ASTRO gaming official website for $220 USD.

What do you think of the new headset? Would you want to pick one up? Are you excited for Halo 5?

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