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See the new Astro A40 headset's customisation options (pictures)

Astro's newest A40 headset has all the high-tech audio chops you've come to expect from the brand and also adds in some great customisation features.

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Astro's latest version of its popular A40 range not only offers killer gaming sound, it lets you customise the headset to create your own look.

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Get the look

The padded headband, the ear cups, mic and even the ear backs are all customisable. You can swap out any of those for both a new style or a different comfort level.

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MixAmp Pro

The MixAmp Pro unit lets you carefully adjust sound balances and the EQ on the fly. It's still powered purely via USB.

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Perfect package

Whether it's connected to your console or your PC, the A40 package can provide clear audio and tight gaming chat, all to your exact specifications.

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Astro quality

We've come to expect great sound from the Astro brand and the A40 TR doesn't dsiappoint.

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MixAmp Pro

While you can just use the headphones by themselves if you want, it's the MixAmp that does some seriously heavy lifting when it comes to great audio.

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Let's play

This model even allows for streaming audio, for people creating online gaming videos or live streaming their play to an adoring fanbase.

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Height adjust

The ear cups shuttle up and down to adjust for any size head. Well, nearly any size.

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Mic swap

Pop off the speaker plates, as Astro calls them, and you'll find there's a plug for the mic on both of the cans, making it easy to pop the mic where you want it, or even remove it all together.

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Padded comfort

The ear cushions are held on magnetically, letting you easily swap them around for a more comfortable material or better noise isolation.

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Mod kits

If you're wondering how you get all these additional bits, Astro has mod kits that come with everything you need.

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