ASTRO Gaming Introduces the A50 Wireless Gaming Headset

SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional gamers, and wholly owned subsidiary of Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKUL), has launched the ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset, a professional-grade audio solution designed to provide gaming and home theater enthusiasts with an immersive experience free from the tangle of wires.

The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is professionally tuned for audiophile-level performance when gaming, watching movies or listening to music. It functions natively across all manner of entertainment devices including gaming consoles, PCs, Macs and home theater systems. ASTRO is also introducing ASTRO Audio Profiles with this product, which allows the user to optimize the listening experience for the subject matter and in the future will allow owners to create and share their own Profiles via a web interface.

“To improve the overall gaming experience and fully hear things as the game developers designed, you need a killer headset. ASTRO Gaming has been elevating expectations of what gamers expect from their audio since we introduced our A40 Pro Headset and MixAmp™ in 2008. Now after 4 years in the gaming arena, we’ve proven our products are unmatched in material quality, audio fidelity and innovation, and are used by pro and serious amateur gamers the world over,” said Brett Lovelady, Founder of ASTRO Gaming. “The wireless ASTRO A50 was our next natural step to provide a more streamlined and integrated audio experience while maintaining our industry leading levels of comfort and quality – features which that will appeal to an entirely new audience of home entertainment and gaming enthusiasts.”

The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is ASTRO Gaming’s most technologically advanced product in its award-winning line of headsets, and features:

  • ASTRO Audio Experience – Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO Audio delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience with three custom EQ settings.
  • Multiplatform Home Entertainment Headset – Built for extended hours of movie watching, game playing and music listening, the ASTRO A50 matches superior fit and comfort with premium audio tuning for home theater, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PC, Mac and more.
  • Built-in ASTRO MixAmp™ 5.8 – The ASTRO A50 puts the audio authority at your fingertips, with integrated wireless MixAmp™ 5.8 technology with embedded controls for Master Volume and Game-to-Voice balancing making all critical audio options available for on-the-fly adjustments.
  • KleerNet™ 5.8GHz Wireless Technology – Operating at a higher frequency than most wireless devices, the ASTRO A50 provides clarity and range with less interference using the best 5.8 chipset available today. Point to Multipoint – pair multiple ASTRO A50 headsets with a single transmitter. Totally lossless and lag and compression free.
  • Dolby® 7.1 and 5.1 Surround Sound – Hear the details you’re missing with pinpoint spatial accuracy and crystal clear definition.
  • Embedded Battery & Display Stand – Lithium-ion battery system rechargeable via USB. Show-off and charge your ASTRO A50 on the included display stand.

The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is now available directly through ASTRO’s website at for $299.99. Additional ASTRO Gaming products can be found at select Best Buy and Microsoft Stores nationwide and online, as well as on Astro Gaming’s website. For a list of participating Best Buy store locations carrying ASTRO Gaming gear, please visit

Check out the new A50 trailer with music from Krewella at:

About ASTRO Gaming
ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment for pro gamers, leagues, gaming enthusiasts and their lifestyles. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s Gaming PCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric “tech-life” products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the A40 Audio System, the A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, and the Transport Series of gaming gear bags.

About Skullcandy, Inc.
Skullcandy became one of the world’s most distinct audio brands by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space and helped revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. From the award-winning, optic-inspired Roc Nation Aviator headphones to the evolutionary fitting FIX earbuds and a roster of some of the world’s finest athletes, musicians and artists, Skullcandy continues to redefine world-class audio performance and style. Visit, or join us at or on Twitter @skullcandy.

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