A few issues back we gave Astro’s cheaper pair of wired Astro A10 Gen 2’s a whirl. It only seems fair to go up the ladder to their more premium set of over ear headphones. One small step for ears, one massive step in build, design and quality. Everything about the The Logitech G ASTRO A30 Wireless Gaming Headset screams premium.
They’ve gone out of their way to pack in as many features they can. It almost has too many ways to connect. They’re Bluetooth capable, making pairing to a phone a snap, as well as a Lightspeed 2.4GHz Wireless USB you can chuck into your console or PC. A small button on the USB switches between Console and PC readiness. If all else fails, you could always use an AUX cable. A small joystick on the right ear controls general volume as well as balance between game audio and chat audio, making a chill gaming session a blast with friends. It has dual pairing, so personally it spent most of its time with me dual paired to my phone and PC. If you want even more ways to listen to your music, grab the Logitech G mobile app to play with levels to make it perfectly balanced for whatever you’re playing. It’s very gamer-centric with testable surround sound footfall sound effects, so you can fine tune your audio gamesense.
Battery life is rock solid with 27 hours of low-latency audio. It has two mics, a small one on the headset itself for quick use and awareness modes, as well as a detachable boom mic when you want your voice to come in loud and clear. Making it detachable was a good move as doing your commute with a boom mic is just asking for you to get dunked in the dumpster by a bully.
Another appreciated feature are the magnetic snap lock paddings. Being able to pop these off for replacement or a quick clean should definitely be a standard feature.
The cherry on top with this headset is the hardshell carry case it comes packaged in, with enough space inside to pack away the USB-C charging cable,Aux cable, dongle, and detachable mic. I wish more headsets came with cases like this, it makes you treat it with all the care it deserves for an RRP of $429. With that said, it did go through a strenuous stress test with my 1 year old and survived. Thank god.
Overall the Logitech G ASTRO A30 Wireless Gaming Headset surprised me with a range of features I now wish were industry standard.