Product Comparison: ASTRO A50 vs SteelSeries Arctis 7


General Specifications
Brand
Astro
Steelseries
Model
A50
Arctis 7
Origin
Canada
China
About the Product
The ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset for PS4™, PC, and Mac delivers top-of-the-line acoustics, ergonomics, and durability that professional gamers demand. Experience legendary sound and performance without the inconvenience and restrictions that come with wires. The all-new ASTRO Base Station features a 5GHz wireless transmitter that provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while making headset pairing and charging simple. Battle through long, intense gaming sessions in comfort with up to 15 hours of battery life. Hear enemies and objects from all angles with Dolby® Headphone 7.1 surround sound and optimize chat levels and game sounds with the built-in MixAmp technology.
Unlock richer and more immersive gaming experiences with this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Designed for PC but compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and mobile, this headset features wireless audio via USB, a ClearCast Mic, and AirWeave ear cushions. On PC, it offers DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound for epic 3D soundscapes.
Key Specs
Noise Canceling
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Headband
Yes
Yes
Detachable Microphone
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset - Black (PS4)
  • When I play I play for hours at a time, I’m not getting any headaches or sore ears. The ear cushions are super soft to the touch and they connect by magnets to the headset.
  • Comfort is exceptional I can wear these hours on end and I forget they are there.
  • I love the head comforter on the top and the after having the HEADSET ON YOUR HEAD FOR SEVERAL HOURS it wasn't bothering me much at all!
  • The fit is fantastic (my head is larger than average) and although the product page says they are synthetic leather, the ear cups feel like a very breathable microfiber-type material.
Size & Weight
Height
11.3 in.
7.75 in.
Width
8.8 in.
8.5 in.
Depth
5.7 in.
1.86 in.
Weight
12.8 oz.
9.9 oz.

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

Headset
Ear Cushion Material
Synthetic Leather with Foam Cushioning
Fabric AirWeave
Min. Frequency Response
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 KHz
20 KHz
Sensitivity
118 dB
98 dB
Impedance
48 Ω
32 Ω
Headphone Driver
40 mm.
50 mm.
Operating Principle
Closed
Closed

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

What customers say about "Headset"
ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset - Black (PS4)
  • The sound quality is wonderful I am hearing other players footsteps and gunfire from the direction it’s coming from.
  • It's unlike any other headset, it truly seems as if the sound originates around you, not in the headset itself. The bass, mids, highs, everything crystal clear.
  • These are an audiophiles headset the frequency response, using the media preset, is flat and precise. Bass, Treble and mids are even and clear they don't overpower each other.
  • Sound is truly amazing. The surround sound is unlike any other headset I have ever used.
  • These headphones sound like they are not even on your head and the sound is coming from a speaker in the distance which is very cool. The sound is very natural.
Microphone
Capsule Diameter
6 mm.
Microphone Output Sensitivity
47 dB
-48 dB
Nominal Impedance
2.2 kΩ
2.2 kΩ
Frequency Response
500-4000 Hz
100-6500 Hz

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

What customers say about "Microphone"
ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset - Black (PS4)
  • Friends say I sound clear, no issues. I do feel the actual build quality is good.
  • The mic is also perfectly clear, my friends have never once complained about any background noises or my voice sounding funny.
  • The mic is okay, they didn't really focus on the Mic quality at all but it is still good enough for gaming.
  • The retractable mic has a red led that illuminates when the mic is off. Like that a lot.
  • Microphone is pretty poor quality. I have significantly cheaper headsets that the microphone audio quality is substantially superior.
Features
Connector Size
Wireless USB, USB
Wireless USB, 3.5
Cord Length
1 feet
4 feet
Controls
Mute button, Headphones volume control, Audio mode control, multi-function button for controlling music and phone call
Headphones volume control, Microphone volume control, Mute button
Compatible Platform(s)
PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One
PC, PS4, Mac, Xbox One, Mobile devices, VR Systems
Extras
Dolby® Headphone 7.1 Surround, 15+ hour battery, 5 GHz wireless technology, Astro base station transmitter, Fully wireless on PS4, Precision Microphone, Wireless up to 30ft, Wi-Fi
Lag-Free Wireless Audio, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound, ClearCast, the Best Mic in Gaming, S1 Speaker Drivers + DTS Headphone X, Ski Goggle Headband, AirWeave Ear Cushions, On-Ear ChatMix Dial, Long-Life Rechargeable Battery, On-Ear Audio Controls

ASTRO A50

SteelSeries Arctis 7

What customers say about "Features"
ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset - Black (PS4)
  • Charging takes about 90 minutes to fully charge from completely dead using a micro USB cable to headset. Battery life on loud, mic active, and Dolby enabled is about 9 hours.
  • Astro has always been known for making really high quality headsets and these are no exception. The plastic doesn't creek and should be able to withstand daily use and abuse.
  • Amazing sound, very easy setup plugged it in and flipped the switch to console and my Xbox recognized it right away.
  • The battery has an amazing long life and I don't think I've ever gone down more than two bars and have played for hours.
  • The battery life is pretty good on these, that won't be an issue even with long sessions. I got 14 hours from one full charge.
  • The only bad thing I can say, they take a long time to charge out of the box, and they are a bit on the pricey side
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC, EAC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
249.99 $
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