The Astro A40 is a wired headset that is compatible with the latest Xbox One Controllers with a 3.5mm jack. This headset is also compatible with the PC and PS4.
Sound signature is fairly balanced with a slight emphasis on the bass, which means that bass-heavy game or movie sound effects like explosions sound great with these.
Users can switch this headset from a closed back to an open back style my simply removing or re-attaching the magnetic ear cup covers. This affects the headset's sound stage as well as noise isolating qualities.
Pro Audio cable can easily be removed
This headset's audio cable is not fixed. Instead, a 3.5mm port is on the left ear cup where a standard 3.5mm cable can be connected. This allows for easy storage and handling of the headphones as you can choose to remove the cable if it is not needed. This also means that you can easily switch audio cables if you want one in a specific length, or need to replace your stock cable.
Pro Can be switched from closed back style headphones to open back
The headset comes stock as closed back headphones. However, the ear cups' side covers are magnetized and they can be removed completely, converting these headphones to an open-back design. This helps to add extra width and a more natural feel to the sound. This can enhance immersion when gaming or watching movies with this headset.
Pro Fairly balanced sound signature with a little extra boost on the low frequencies
This headset has very good overall tonal balance, with just a little emphasis on the bass. The highs are clear and airy while the mids are forward and not muddy. The bass has good power and punch, yet does not overpower the other frequencies.
Explosions and in-game/movie sound effects will definitely sound good with these, yet at the same time these are versatile enough for a wide range of music genres.