Astro Gaming MixAmp 5.8 and A*Star In-Ear Headset
by Mark R
Just in time for Christmas, I got a chance to review both the MixAmp 5.8 and the A*Star from Astro Gaming.
The MixAmp is a way of hooking up a PC or a gaming console wirelessly to a set of headphones, and includes a small subwoofer that you can see in the photo to the left.
The A*Star In-Ear Headset is a very intriguing set of earphones that have flat wires to insure less tangling. They also have a microphone, an answer/hang up button, as well as a volume dial on the wire itself.
As I have said before, these are definitely designed for gamers. In fact, I was hoping to get the MixAmp 5.8 to work with my laptop, but I didn’t have an optical cable port on my older model version.
The MixAmp 5.8 works really well with the PS3 and XBox 360 and supports 7.1 Surround Sound, and is able to transmit wirelessly with up to three others.
As for the A*Star, they are pretty quality headphones that are practically made for the WinAmp 5.8, and the only way to achieve 7.1 Dolby Surround is to use both of these devices together.
Together, they make an excellent combination gift for gamers. You can get the A*Star here for $79.95 and the MixAmp 5.8 here for about $99.95 (Introductory price).