ASTRO GAMING REDEFINES PRO WITH NEW TOURNAMENT READY SERIES HEADSET, MIXAMP™ AND MOD KITS
For Gamers: New ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits™ Introduce Dynamic User Customization and Sound Environment Solutions for TR Series Headsets
For Streamers: New MixAmp™ Pro TR Delivers Dramatic Improvements with Digital Hardware, New Command Software, Fully Customizable Stream Output and Much More
(PAX PRIME) SEATTLE, WA. – AUGUST 28, 2015 – ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced an exciting new Tournament Ready (TR) series of gaming audio products that will redefine expectations for pro-gaming and livestreaming audio equipment. The ASTRO Gaming TR lineup includes a redesigned ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Headset that enables this award-winning product to be compatible with the studio’s new ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits, a collection of interchangeable parts that enable the headset to adapt to any gaming environment. In addition, ASTRO has delivered exciting improvements to the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp™ Pro TR making it an essential piece of gaming hardware for pro players, serious gamers and livestreamers alike. Available later this year, ASTRO Gaming’s new TR series will be previewed to fans this week during PAX Prime in Seattle, August 28-31 – ASTRO Gaming booth #3217.
ASTRO Gaming TR Series products are the official Audio Gaming Headset Brand of Call of Duty®: Black Ops III from Activision and Treyarch. A Call of Duty: Black Ops III branded Mod Kit will be available at launch to provide fans of the franchise with the ability to modify their A40 TR headset to add the iconic Black Ops III logos and graphics. Call of Duty: Black Ops III is scheduled for release on November 6.
“With ASTRO Gaming’s new Tournament Ready (TR) series of audio products, we’re reaffirming our commitment to the eSports community globally. Professional gamers have long trusted ASTRO due to our single-minded commitment to delivering products that push the envelope of performance, comfort, durability, style and customization,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing, ASTRO Gaming. “eSports has changed dramatically in the 7 years since we launched our original A40 headset and MixAmp and has come to include more than just tournament play. eSports now includes livestreaming as both a spectator and a competitor, as well as a new generation of professionals who started in eSports and then launched careers in gaming. The definition of who a professional gamer is has changed, and our new products deliver the features and functionality this community demands.”
So, What Are ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits?
ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits provide gamers with an opportunity to both customize and personalize their audio experience like never before. Each Mod Kit includes a highly sensitive Voice-Isolating Mic to better combat excess noise in noisy gaming environments; Noise-Cancelling Ear Cushions reduce background noise; Closed-Back Speaker Tags which utilize a silicone baffle to completely close the headset off and further reduce background noise; and, a Leather Headband for additional comfort and style.
ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits can dramatically change the functionality of the ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Pro-Gaming Headset, making it the only gaming headset available today that converts between closed-back and open-back performance. Mod Kits make the headset a much more versatile pro-gaming audio solution, be it at home in a quiet room or at the raucous and sound-filled finals of a Call of Duty® tournament.
ASTRO Gaming Mod Kits are sold separately for $60 and connect to the ASTRO Gaming A40 TR Pro-Gaming Headset.
What’s New with the MixAmp Pro TR?
ASTRO Gaming’s patented MixAmp has long been a critical audio component for pro gamers and livestreamers alike. Its ability to facilitate gaming communication between professional gamers and casters has made it the pro standard since its release. The ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR represents a big step forward technologically, offering tremendously increased user control to both gamers and livestreamers alike.
The ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR features include: all new digital circuitry delivering interference-free gaming and >1ms delay time; fully supports PC and Mac gaming with improved Game-to-Voice balance and USB soundcard connectivity; Customizable Stream Output, which can deliver Dolby Headphone Surround encoded output; an AUX input that now allows in and out communication; digital daisy chaining for lag-free local voice chat; and, the new ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR works with every ASTRO headset ever made.
Finally, the ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR will work the new ASTRO Command Center software, a free downloadable tool that will allow customization of every MixAmp TR setting and the creation of personalized EQ profiles. Additional capabilities include:
- Customize EQ settings that can be stored, shared and easily loaded onto the MixAmp Pro TR
- Customize outgoing voice chat with adjustments for mic level, noisegate and sidetone
- Customize stream output for the precise mix of game sound and voice chat desired, including two-channel Dolby Headphone Surround Sound output
ASTRO Gaming’s new TR Series headsets, MixAmps and Mod Kits will be highlighted at PAX Prime in Seattle, August 28-31 – ASTRO Gaming Booth #3217. Additional product details, pricing and availability will be announced when the products release later this year. For more information about ASTRO Gaming, please visit www.astrogaming.com.
About Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is set in the year 2065, where bio augmentation and cybernetic enhancements have given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldiers. Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle. This elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter. Black Ops III also offers the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty®, featuring a brand new chain-based fluid movement system, Specialist characters with unique weapons and abilities, Gunsmith weapon customization tools and a range of new eSports capabilities. In addition, Treyarch’s signature Zombies mode makes its return with “Shadows of Evil,” an on-disc experience set in a 1940s film noir-inspired era that follows four unwitting characters that must work together to stay alive while a mysterious, shadowy figure offers them a path to redemption. For more information, visit: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty.
About ASTRO Gaming
ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and lifestyle products for professional gamers, leagues and gaming enthusiasts. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s Gaming PCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric “tech-life” products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the wireless A50 Headset, the A40 Headset and MixAmp™ Pro, the A38 Bluetooth ANC mobile headset, the A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, and the Transport series of gaming gear bags.
All ASTRO Gaming products are available at www.astrogaming.com, www.astrogaming.co.uk and www.astrogaming.fr