The Astro A50 can also be used as wired headset , like most other high-end wireless headsets. The build quality is pretty good too. Not only does this headset look good and futuristic, it also provides comfort with the soft ear cups and soft headband. The audio quality is superb, just like the Astro A40. There are three EQ presets along with surround sound, and the audio can further be fine-tuned to the user’s liking. The battery life is better than average as well, it lasts a good 15 hours , thanks to the accelerometer built in the headset which saves power when the headset has been put down for a bit. The mic is where the Astro A50 feels less than stellar. It is not bad, but, for the price, it could have been better.