When Astro (newly acquired by Skullcandy) announced that its next gaming headset was going to be the wireless A50, we knew we'd have to try it out for ourselves.

Wireless headsets can be a hit or a miss depending on a few key elements, but given Astro's reputation and track record with gaming audio hardware, we had a feeling these might be something special.

Sure enough, Astro's A50 Wireless gaming headset is a significant upgrade to its predecessor, the A40, though not in the ways you might assume.

Read on to find out why.

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