With a new era in gaming upon us, the A20 Headset (Gen 2) is the perfect complement for your new console. This is an improved version of ASTRO Gaming flagship headset while compatible with the Next-Gen consoles. It has been designed to deliver quality audio while ensuring the player is comfortable wearing it.
Please note that this review of the ASTRO Gaming A20 Headset (Gen 2) is based on the version compatible for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. There is a version that works with the Xbox One and Xbox Series. Both versions work with the PC.
ASTRO Gaming A20 Headset (Gen 2) is a wireless headset designed for the PC along with the PlayStation 4 and 5. It has been crafted for comfort while producing quality true-to-life audio. It has an estimated battery life of over 15 hours that could be recharged using a USB cable. The USB transmitter has a secure wireless connectivity of up to 15m (50 ft) of range.
Utility and Function
For this review, I tested the A20 Headset (Gen 2) during a playthrough of several games on both my PC and PlayStation 4. The games selected for the test are from different genres just to test how it performs in different situations. This is to see how it performed and what games I could utilize its many functions.
The following games were used for this test from November 7th to November 16th (during game times that lasted from 2 to 3 hours):
– Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PC)
– Metro: Exodus (PC)
– Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC)
– Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4)
– Call of Duty: Warzone (PS4)
– Overwatch (PS4)
– Grand Theft Auto V (PS4/PC)
ASTRO Gaming has a history of designing gear for multiplayer and eSports gaming, A20 Headset (Gen 2) is no exception. The audio quality (be it the game or your teammates) was crystal clear. It was also comfortable to wear and adjust while easy to move to mic when needed. Overall, it’s the perfect gaming headset when comes to online multiplayer games.
Horror gamers will also appreciate the audio quality. I personally enjoy playing first-person horror games using a head-set with the music off and the velum turned up. This creates a unique but frightful atmospheric experience. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Metro: Exodus were the best games for this test. It’s safe to say that it passed with high marks.
Pro & Cons
The most important factor when it comes to gaming headsets is the comfort. This has to be one of the most comfortable headsets thanks its lightweight and easy adjustment. Extra kudos to the cloth ear pads (which allows for comfort without making your ears sweat). Setting up the wireless connectivity is easy, just plug in the USB transmitter and turn it on. If you need help with the setup, there is a guide for both PC and PlayStation.
The one issue I have with the A20 Headset (Gen 2) is that it doesn’t come with a dust jacket. Most of the quality headsets I have come with a dust jacket and they have been very useful. Given that this is a wireless headset, having a dust jacket helps with storing it and the USB transmitter together.
ASTRO Gaming A20 Headset (Gen 2) is the perfect complement to the PlayStation 5 or ideal if you’re looking to replace your current gaming headset. From the quality of audio to its comfort, this is one of the best gaming headsets to have for the new console generation.
Disclaimer: Maverick PR provided the headset used in this review.
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