Will Greenwald has been covering consumer technology for a decade, and has served on the editorial staffs of CNET. I also never experienced a total disconnection, nor any interference when using it at home, around town, or in the IGN offices. I couldn’t keep the A38 cups on for longer than an hour or so, due to the heat and acute pressure. His work and analysis has been seen in GamePro, Tested. The volume controls function independently of the connected device.

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That said, you likely won’t hear the low-battery warning for some time due to the plus hour rechargeable battery in the A38s.

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The fake-leather material also shrugs off sweat nicely. I couldn’t keep the A38 cups on for longer than an hour or so, due to the heat and acute pressure. The slim, all-plastic design comes in two colors: There’s more to the tiny wireless earbuds than meets the eye.

The 50 Best iPad Games. However, you can actually pair the A38 to multiple devices, which means you can play a game on your Vita but still answer a call by just picking up your phone and saying hello.

Bluetooth is capable of displaying battery information on your phone, though, so it’s not a total loss. Volume is the only toggle on the right earphone; a8 microphone mutes with the slide of a switch, just like an iPhone; and the sstro button is out of the way but can still be quickly found when you need it.


The volume controls function independently of the connected device.

Astro A38 – headset

Headphones by David Carnoy 10 days ago. Smart Home by John Falcone Dec 17, This is apparent in The Rolling Stones’ adtro Shelter” and Aerosmith’s cover of “Helter Skelter,” both of which have shrill opening guitar riffs that verge on sounding too bright on the A38s.

Headphones by Steve Guttenberg 7 days ago. Shipping a unit without placing a physical battery indicator is a real faux pas. Astro Gaming’s on-ear A38 headphones combine a stylish design, Bluetooth connectivity, and noise cancellation, zstro the latter isn’t quite as impressive as competitors’ versions of the technology. So asfro dedicated Vita, iOS, and Android gamers have a headset that can handle music and movies just as well as games, gamers who need their peripheral budget to go further should leave it on the shelf.

Introduction and design Next Page Sound quality, performance and verdict. Take away the standard 3.

Cheapest Jaybird headphones may have everything you need. They’re fairly comfortable once you adjust them — the arms extend approximately one inch on each side — but aren’t great for long-term listening. Astro Gaming is best known for making gaming headsets. One particularly noticeable aspect of the A38 is its noise-cancelling effect. Get Our Best Stories!

Only a handful of “gaming” headphones asstro you to walk outside the house and not have onlookers peg you with a ’90s-era stereotype — nerd, dork, weirdo — or think you’re being ironic. The A38s come with a large, hard-shell nylon carrying case that holds the headphones comfortably, along with a micro USB cable for charging. Wireless Link Transmission Range.


For Stylish, customizable design Active noise cancellation Long battery life. Sleeping riders, stained upholstery, fashion-forward headphones, and asrro freebie earbuds. If big cans that completely cover your ear are too clunky for you, take a look at the A38s. They don’t reach too deep into the astor realm, but they offer enough low end to give a sense of force for thumping, rumbling music. Thankfully, the Astro A38 is one of them. At my desk, it cancelled out the rumble of street noise from an open window.

The right earcup holds a volume rocker on the back edge and a micro A338 port on the bottom edge for charging. I imagine that, because they were brand-new, this won’t always be the case — I’ve never known a battery’s capacity to hold out longer than the first few weeks — but expect similar results once you get yours out of the packaging.

But that doesn’t mean you can be careless with them.