PC headset better than the Astro A40s?

StaticXNation

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So I've had the Astro A40s for about 3 years now or so. I think it's about time that I upgrade because 1. Part of the headset is broken and 2. I want the latest and greatest sound quality. So is there any PC headsets that beat the Astro A40s in terms of sound quality? Would preferably like something cheaper too that's around like $60. No more than $100 though. I know it's kind of a shot in dark looking for a better and cheaper headset, but I want to see if it's an actual thing. Thanks in advance for the help.
 

Ralston18

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Well the "cheaper" part is easy - the price tag quantifies that with respect to your $60 to $100 budget. At least financially.....

Price often reflects quality (aka "better") and that must be considered - is the product made well enough to stand up to use in your environment? Is the cable long enough.....?

"Better" is not so easy. Sound perception differs so quality can be subjective. Likewise the headset's fit and feel aka comfort is likewise subjective.

Go out and look at headsets in your price range. If at all possible try them on and listen to music. Read reviews and evaluations on products that pass/are acceptable up to that point. Also visit the manufacturer's websites. Check the User Guide/Manuals to see what they tell you about the product. The forums and FAQs may also offer more information that will help you decide.
 

StaticXNation

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This doesn't answer my question at all. I specifically asked "is there any PC headsets that beat the Astro A40s in terms of sound quality?". That's all. Just want to know if there IS a headset that beats the A40s in that way. I'm not looking for any more specifics because I am capable of doing that myself once I am given other options of headsets.
 

Ralston18

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Fair enough.

It is just that my sense of hearing may not match yours and I have a different perception of "quality" when it comes to sound.

It is the definition of "beats". Maybe I cannot hear some of the higher frequencies as well. The headset I like may sound horrible to you but my headset X beats (on that basis) headset Y.

To be honest, headsets that cost more than around $40 generally do not sound much different/ better to me. My most expensive headsets were around $50 but I paid less due to some rewards program. One pair that gave me the "best" sound made my ears hurt within an hour's time.

No argument per se. It is just that "better" (or "beat") is so subjective in such matters. Lots of arguments take place over what are largely subjective comparisons. Forums are full of such discussions on a wide range of topics.

Example, here is "best":

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Smartphones-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B005GTNZUM/ref=zg_bs_3015405011_5

No wires, 2,203 reviews with an overall rating of 3 1/2 stars. Yet there are other products with more stars but fewer reviews.

Again point being that "best" or "beats" is only valid if you listen to the headset itself and apply your judgement accordingly.

No disagreement with you - point is only that the subjectivity involved be recognized.
 

StaticXNation

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Firstly, I acidentally made your answer the solution. Can you change that please as I cannot change it myself apparently.

What I mean by better sound quality is like a better, more crisp quality. A headset that has good surround sound quality, a headset with a good amount of bass. I'm looking for a gaming headset pretty much. I assumed people would infer that I was looking for a gaming headset since the Astro A40s are gaming headset. I suppose not. That is what I am looking for. A headset that is best used for gaming within the price range given. Particularly FPS shooter games as I play those a lot.
 

Ralston18

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No problem. The Moderators can undo the "solution".

Your headset criteria/requirements are becoming more objective (i.e., "surround sound quality", "good amount of bass") plus the use for gaming in FPS shooter games.

Now people who use headsets in your price range, use surround sound, with more bass, and perhaps have even used the Astro 40's can offer comparative product suggestions accordingly.

 

StaticXNation

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For people coming to help me with this post and see the above comment, he means "done" as in he undid the selection of the best solution on this post. I accidentally made a reply the best solution when it wasn't the solution. This man fixed that for me. Thank you. Still looking for help on this post!
 

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