Astro Gaming  announced an update to their award winning A40 gaming headset and is calling it the A40 2011 Edition. They will still be available in the classic white and black colors but everything else has been enhanced and updated. The A40 2011 Edition features an improved microphone that helps filter out background noise so that your voice is heard loud and clear. They also feature enhanced audio bring more bass and richer sounds thanks to the updated cushions that also improve comfort and help block out outside noises.

If you already own a pair of A40’s, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ll also be able to upgrade your current set to 2011 Edition specs with the Tournament Upgrade Kit that will consist of a new mic and new ear pads. This will be released at a later date.

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO – January 18, 2011 – ASTRO Gaming has released the 2011 Edition of their award-winning A40 Gaming Headset in the classic white and black colors.  As the official licensed headset of Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest professional video game league and largest provider of cross platform online videogame competition, for the past three seasons, the ASTRO team listened to the pro players and added new features they’ve been asking for.  Still sporting 40mm drivers tuned with ASTRO Audio, the A40 2011 Edition will deliver every detail of your gaming, movie, or music experience. The ASTRO A40 2011 Edition Gaming Headset, part of the award-winning ASTRO A40 Audio System, lets you game like a pro more than ever before.


  • New and Improved Microphone – When you’re on the MLG main stage with thousands of dollars on the line, you need your mic to stay put to hear your teammates clearly while blocking out the roaring crowds (or your roommates snoring at home).  The A40 2011 Edition features a new and improved microphone that picks up your voice flawlessly, filters out the cheering fans and stays exactly where you place it.
  • Enhanced Audio and Comfort – Already boasting the most comfortable ear cushions available in a gaming headset, we set out to block more outside noise and deliver more bass without losing the richly detailed positional audio the A40s are known for. After numerous tests with MLG pros during the heat of the 2010 season, the new A40 2011 ear cushions sound better than ever, sealing you off from outside distractions and adding a little more boom to your explosions.
  • Signature ASTRO Construction – The A40 has set the standard for quality and performance since its introduction in 2008.  The 2011 Edition continues this tradition of excellence with unsurpassed durability, flexibility, adjustability and of course our exclusive Quick Disconnect cabling system.
  • Multi-Platform Solution – Like all ASTRO headsets, the A40 2011 Edition enriches your audio experience no matter what console you game on or which audio devices you use. For the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, simply pair your A40’s with our wired MixAmpâ„¢ or wireless MixAmpâ„¢ 5.8 for a complete console solution.  The A40, MixAmpâ„¢ and MixAmpâ„¢ 5.8 are also perfect for your PC, Mac, iPhone, Smartphone, iPad or anything else with a standard headphone jack.
  • Upgrade Your Current A40s – If you already own an A40 Headset, never fear. ASTRO will soon be releasing a tournament upgrade kit consisting of new ear pads and a new microphone, enabling all A40 owners to take advantage of the latest enhancements to the A40 product line.

The ASTRO A40 2011 Edition Gaming Headset is available now from ASTRO’s website at  ASTRO recommends pairing your A40’s with either our original wired MixAmp™ or wireless MixAmp 5.8 for full Dolby® 7.1 decoding and the best surround sound gaming experience on the planet.


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