It’s been a long time since Astro Gaming first unveiled the A30 & A40 headsets, but finally the company has released an updated version with a view new features and a new price tag. The Astro A40-Pro Gaming Headset will now be $149.99 and the Astro A30 Cross-Gaming Headset will be $99.99.

New features included with the 2013 PC  Edition of the ASTRO A30 and A40 range from:

A new quick disconnect cabling system, that will allow for use with multiple cables types and lengths, and now you can simply plug any 3.5mm jack straight into the headset, for better reliability and durability, allowing you to simply swap out the cable if you need to.

There’s also a new media controller cable, allowing you to control audio playback when using the headset with a smartphone, console or PC, featuring an in-line mic with in-line mute. There’s also a switch to toggle between the in-line mic and the boom mic, as well as a call/ music playback button and a volume control wheel.

The headsets have also been re-tuned with a new low-end response and less distortion at high volumes.


Check out the press release below for more information.

[spoiler show=”Show Press Release” hide=”Hide Press Release”]ASTRO GAMING ANNOUNCES NEW AND IMPROVED2013 PC EDITIONS OF AWARD-WINNING A30 & A40 HEADSETS

Critically Acclaimed ASTRO Gaming A30 & A40 Headsets Deliver Most Accurate Audio Ever; Feature Updated Cabling System, Re-tuned Drivers

Prices Permanently Reduced for PC Editions of ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headset, Now $149.99;

ASTRO A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, Now $99.99

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 26, 2013 – ASTRO Gaming, a division of Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), and creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional and hardcore gamers, today announced a major update to two more of brand’s most innovative and best-selling products with the 2013 PC Editions of the ASTRO A30 Cross-Gaming Headset and the ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headset. The PC Editions of the ASTRO A30 and ASTRO A40 are standalone headsets designed for use while gaming on a PC, Mac or mobile phone. ASTRO Gaming also announced significant permanent price reductions for both of the new 2013 PC Edition products: the ASTRO A30 Cross Gaming Headset will drop from $129.99 to $99.99; while the ASTRO A40 Pro-Gaming Headset will be reduced from $199.99 to $149.99.

The 2013 PC Editions of the ASTRO A30 and ASTRO A40 Headsets feature an update to the company’s highly popular Quick Disconnect Cabling System as well as re-tuned drivers and enclosures that make the audiophile-grade headsets the most accurate and detailed ASTRO Gaming has ever produced, with improved low-end response and less distortion at peak volume.

2013 PC Edition ASTRO A30 and A40 Headset Features Include:


New Quick Disconnect Cabling System: Updated version of the ASTRO Quick Disconnect system, offering the same flexibility of using multiple cable types and lengths, but now plugging directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack instead of the original mid-cable release. This increases reliability and durability while also making it easier to change to preferred cable lengths and update cables as desired.
Media Controller Cable: Designed to move freely between mobile, console and PC gaming, ASTRO A30 and A40 PC Edition Headsets feature a unique Media Controller Cable providing total audio control featuring: an in-line mic; an in-line mute; a switch that toggles between in-line and boom mics; a multi-use call/pick-up/music track control button; and, a volume control wheel.
Best Sounding ASTRO Headsets Ever: The 2013 Edition ASTRO A30 and A40 have re-tuned drivers and enclosures with improved low-end response and less distortion at high volumes making them the most accurate ASTRO headsets ever


ASTRO Audio Experience – Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO Audio delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience. ASTRO A30 and A40 headsets are designed for extended game playing, movie watching and music listening sessions and feature superior fit and finish.
Removable Mic System: Both the ASTRO A30 and A40 feature a removable boom mic; the A40 mic can be removed and swapped from ear to ear while the A30 also features an in-line mic suited for conversations on the go.
Customizable Speaker Tags: ASTRO A30 and A40 headsets feature a magnetic, removable and customizable Speaker Tag system. Tags can be designed online to create a unique look for teams, clans, guilds or simply for pure personal expression.

2013 PC Editions of the ASTRO Gaming A30 and A40 Headsets are now available directly from


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