Following the acquisition of ASTRO in 2017, Logitech G announced their new high-end gaming headphones, the ASTRO A50 X. These headphones maintain the iconic design of the brand and are designed to deliver top-of-the-line sound quality for consoles. They are compatible with PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series X and Series S. On any of these consoles, the headphones will work wirelessly with just the press of a button.
In addition to the design, the ASTRO A50 X headphones also feature their iconic charging base, which now has greater functionality as it includes an HDMI output, two HDMI inputs, and two USB ports. All HDMI ports are 2.1 (16-bit at 48 kHz for consoles and 24-bit at 48 kHz for PC). This base must be connected to the Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5 via HDMI, along with a USB-C cable, to ensure perfect compatibility. You can easily switch between PC and console with one button, all without any cables. Once you’re done playing, simply place the headphones on the base to charge them for your next gaming session.
ASTRO A50 X headphone specifications
The ASTRO A50 X boasts the use of graphene-made PRO-G GRAPHENE speakers or drivers. This material promises greater audio clarity, improving everything from detail to spatial and temporal precision. Graphene also helps reduce distortion to the point where a larger number of individual sounds remain pure without damping or blending.
More specifically, these 40mm PRO-G GRAPHENE drivers have a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. They offer compatibility with Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic Spatial Audio, and PlayStation 5’s 3D Audio. The headphones also feature their own microphone, low-latency LIGHTSPEED Wireless technology with a 15-meter operating range, and Bluetooth connectivity for use with mobile devices or other consoles.
In terms of battery life, the rechargeable battery of the ASTRO A50 X offers up to 24 hours of autonomy (at 78 dBA) and weighs 363 grams.
Availability and pricing
The ASTRO A50 X headphones have an LED indicator for battery life information and can be controlled via PC software or a mobile app for different settings, such as equalization.
As for the price, the Logitech G ASTRO A50 X will be available sometime in the first half of 2024. Although there is no specific date, Logitech is already taking pre-orders at a recommended price of 399 euros. The headphones are available in both black and white.
The high price puts them in the professional “non-gaming” headphones category, which is known to have better sound quality than “gaming” headphones. To justify this price, they must offer exceptional sound quality. While they are compatible with all consoles and other features, purchasing headphones should prioritize sound quality over less relevant aspects.
This article on the new high-end gaming headphones, Logitech G’s ASTRO A50 X, was initially published on El Chapuzas Informático.