I’m always down for a good headset as I’m constantly using a pair for both casual and gaming use. Our friends at Astro were kind enough to send over their latest take on an old favorite with the Astro A10 Gen 2 Wired Headset. If you’re in the market for an affordable, simple yet solid headset that’s comfortable to wear all day, look no further.
I can’t believe it’s already been five years since Astro released the original A10 headset. During this time, they’ve been working on this second generation model which improves on it in just about every way. I like how lightweight yet solid this one is, as you can even twist the headband all the way and it won’t snap or break, which is a feat all in itself.
Then there’s the replaceable and oh-so-soft padded, ergonomic headband and memory foam earpads that make the A10 Gen 2 so comfortable, you’ll most likely forget that you’re wearing them. Even during long sessions with them and wearing glasses, they never got uncomfortable or made my ears sweat like most headsets tend to do.
At the core of this headset are Astro’s custom-tuned 32mm dynamic drivers that make sure you hear everything going on, from footsteps in FPS games to all the sounds from your favorite music and shows. Whether I was playing Destiny 2 or watching The Godfather films, the sound came through perfectly.
Then there’s the unidirectional microphone that picked up my voice nicely while chatting with friends on my PS5. I like how it mutes when you flip the microphone up out of the way, so you’ll know for sure no one online can hear any unwanted noise or conversations on your end. There’s also a handy in-line volume control on the detachable headset cord to adjust it when necessary.
Since this uses a 3.5mm jack, you can use the A10 Gen 2 with just about any device out there, from the PlayStation 4 and 5, to the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, and the Nintendo Switch. Astro even has you covered on the PC and Mac with the included audio splitter for the audio and microphone ports needed for those.
Astro A10 Gen 2 Wired Headset is an extremely comfortable and durable headset that’s perfect for those looking for a simple, high-quality one for gaming or casual audio use. It sounds great, the microphone is good, and it’s so cozy on your head and ears that you’ll tend to forget you’re wearing something that truly feels out of this world.