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It isn't easy reinventing the headset wheel, albeit without adding shiny bells and whistles that really just detract from the overall use of said product. Today's news from Astro Gaming that they've revamped the A50 is anything but bells and whistles, with actual functionality steering this updated headset including 7.1 surround sound, wireless functionality and more.

Leading the changes on the new A50 is an all-new wireless 'Base Station' transmitter for the gaming headset, allowing you to go wired or wireless during your gaming needs. Outside of a new physical look and feel the A50 has also been revamped with Dolby 7.1 surround sound, a built-in MixAmp, 'Mod Kit' upgradeability and of course the Astro 'Command Centre' software.

“For the development of the new A50, we took everything we learned from last year’s A40 TR launch and applied it to the new A50,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing for ASTRO Gaming. “These two products now share the same all-digital platform, allowing the A50 to utilize ASTRO’s Command Centre software for adjustment of every input and output, along with the creation of custom EQ profiles.”

Pricing will start at AUD$479.95 for the PS4/PC version, with an Xbox One/PC version available at AUD$489.95. With these kind of quite large price tags its clear Astro are aiming for that premium quality labelling, and it looks like they've earned it with this revamp. For more check out the E3 2016 trailer below or head to their website for a breakdown.

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