Logitech has announced the G Astro A50 X wireless gaming headset built for consoles and computers. It features multiple audio inputs, allowing you to hear your games and friends tether free and with high clarity.
Available in black or white, the Astro A50 X is a wireless headset boasting a base station capable of receiving four audio sources at the same time. You can connect your Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 or 5, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, or even your smartphone via Bluetooth. Did we miss something?
The audio is then transmitted to the headset via Logitech’s pro-grade Lightspeed wireless technology. This means low-latency transmission up to 15m range. And that’s all while enjoying high quality 24-bit audio through its 40mm Pro-G Graphene drivers. The Astro A50 X also supports Dolby Atmos, Windows Sonic Spatial Audio, and PS5’s 3D Audio.
All of this comes packed in a 363g headset that can be used wirelessly for up to 24h at 78dB. Still not convinced? You can swap between each source with a click of a button on your headset. Plus, you can mix your PC and console audio with a Bluetooth source. The latter could be a phone call/music/Discord, or a Nintendo Switch. Much better.
You can control the EQ presets and fine-tune the microphone quality through the G Hub gaming software on PC and the Logitech G App on iOS/Android devices. So, you and your friends get to benefit from higher audio quality.
But that’s not all, the second best part – at least for me – is the magnetically attached ear cushions. This means easy removal for cleaning or replacing when the originals get old.
The base/charging station include six ports, two HDMI in, one HDMI out, plus three USB Type-C. The HDMI in are used to connect to your Xbox and PlayStation consoles, while the HDMI out sends one of the video signals to your TV. In other words, the base station sends audio to your headset and video to your TV or monitor. You can switch between machines with a simple button click on your headset.
In addition to not needing an eARC port on your TV to send audio back, the base station can passthrough 4K 120Hz HDR with ALLM and 24-bit audio. So, your gaming experience shouldn’t be impacted. Lastly, the audio signals are intelligently routed on the A50 X, pushing it to the TV when putting your headset on its base.
Backed by two years of warranty, the Logitech G Astro A50 X wireless gaming headset plus its base station are available for pre-order now at £379 / $379 / €399. Shipping starts in the first half of 2024.