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Astro A40 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9x – Comparison Gaming Headset

    ASTRO Gaming A40 TR X-Edition Headset For Xbox Series X






    SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset

    Astro A40 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9x

    Astro A40 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9x: If you’re looking for a gaming headset, the Astro A40 and the SteelSeries Arctis 9x are both excellent options. But which one is the best? Read on to find out. In this Astro A40 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9x comparison review, we’ll try to figure out which product is the better buy.

    Astro A40 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9x – Quick Comparison Summary

    • The SteelSeries Arctis 9x has Active Noise Cancellation (Noise Control). It also has a Battery Level Indicator.

    • The Astro A40 weighs 362 grammes, but the SteelSeries Arctis 9x weighs 544 grammes, which is a little heavier.

    • Among customers, the SteelSeries Arctis 9x is extremely well-liked.  In comparison to the Astro A40

    • The Astro A40 is less expensive.

    • The Astro A40, the SteelSeries Arctis 9x, and the Xbox One and Series X are all compatible with the Astro A40, while the SteelSeries Arctis 9x is compatible with the Xbox One and Series X.

    • For example, on the SteelSeries Arctis 9x, the battery lasts for more than 20 hours. On the Astro A40, the battery lasts for life because it comes with a wire.

    • Arctis 9x: SteelSeries Arctis 9x is a wireless headset, while Astro A40 is a wired one.

    ASTRO Gaming A40 TR X-Edition Headset For Xbox Series X


    SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset

    Astro A40

    SteelSeries Arctis 9x




    Connectivity Technology


    Wireless + Bluetooth

    Item Weight

    12.8 ounces ( 3622 Gram)

     1.2 pounds(544  Gram)


    Black And Red



    1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

    2 AAA batteries required. (included)

    Item Dimensions LxWxH

    3.62 x 7.95 x 7.09 inches

    ‎8.07 x 8.26 x 3.62 inches

    Detachable Cables



    Noise Cancellation



    Removable Microphone



    FAQS :

    Is it compatible with the PS4 Slim?

    Yes, it does; it is connected to the controller.

    Is the mic flexible? I'm thinking about putting the mic on the right side of my ear. Please let me know if it's just ocd issues.

    Answer: I don't believe it can be moved side to side, but it can be rotated 360 degrees. So, if there was a mechanism to reverse the speaker output side to side, perhaps in the settings, you could simply wear them backwards. I'm not sure if it is a viable alternative. However, it is a fantastic headset. It appeals to me.

    Is there a case included?

    Answer: It comes in a box that can double as a case, although it's quite huge.

    Is this headset compatible with my A30 mixer?

    With any mixamp, the answer is yes.

    When you turn the mic up, are these supposed to mute? I just got mine, and they are completely deafening. The inline cable also lacks a mute button.

    A switch is located on the in-line cable. When you slide it down, a read line appears, indicating that you are muted. She appeared to be a small box only a foot away from the headset.

    Is this a blue and red combination or a black and red combination?

    The X edition headset is a deep navy blue and red colour scheme. It isn't black at all.

    Anyone else having trouble connecting? Mine is always disconnecting. It's quite irritating. Is there anything I can do or tweak to fix this?

    Answer: I'm not certain, but I believe the signal losses are caused by WiFi routers cycling through channels in their bands to locate the clearest one using network inference. With my old Turtle Beach X41s, I used to experience the same issue. They were connected by 2-4GHz wireless and would cycle through static, crackling, and popping noises every few minutes before stopping. Turn off automated channel selection (5GHz in this example) on your router and then set it to a channel that doesn't interfere with the headset.

    Is this headset compatible with a computer?

    No, there isn't a seamless link. This isn't something you should buy for your computer. The only way to use Bluetooth is to turn on the headset first, which turns on your Xbox as well. If you have an Xbox, it will turn on every time you try to utilise this headset's Bluetooth capability. It had a lot of potential but failed miserably.

    Is it possible to link this to two devices at once (my phone and the Xbox)?

    Answer: Yes, but the Xbox connection is unstable. The headset will disconnect at any time. The headset also produces a lot of audio interference noise feedback. Despite the fact that it connects to both, it is not a secure connection. Another thing to remember is that if you wish to utilise Bluetooth, you must first turn on the headset, which also turns on your Xbox. If you have an Xbox, it will turn on every time you try to utilise this headset's Bluetooth capability. It had a lot of potential but failed miserably.

    Is it possible to use these ios together? a Macbook, to be precise? I'd like to use these for travelling and making zoom calls on my Mac.

    Answer: Just to add my two cents, it works perfectly on my MacBook Pro, and I also tested it on a friend's MacBook Air. I'm not sure what the deal is with the guy who gave the long-winded response about it not functioning on his MacBook Air. Unless Mac/Apple has developed a new kind of Bluetooth that I'm not aware of, it will work with all Bluetooth-enabled products. It also works on all of my Samsung devices, which I use for everything else, including my tablet and phone. Description: Astro A40 vs SteelSeries Arctis 9x

    About this item – ASTRO Gaming A40 TR X-Edition Headset For Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch – Black/Red

    • ASTRO audio of professional quality: ASTRO Audio was created with the help of professional gamers and game designers to give clarity and detail at every frequency and volume level.

    • Unrivaled comfort and durability: The A40TR is lightweight and made to last, making it ideal for long gaming sessions. In order to be as comfortable as possible, the ear cushions are made of fabric and have synthetic leather on the back for the best sound.

    • Ready for a Mod-Kit? Add a Mod Kit to your open-backed A40TR headset to turn it into a closed-back, noise-isolating tournament killing machine (sold separately).

    • Speaker tags that can be customized – Custom tags let you show who you are, show off your sponsors, or change the flavor of your A40TR to match your mood.

    • Swappable precision microphone: For crystal-clear communications, the highly sensitive unidirectional mic focuses on your speech and reduces background noise. The headset’s swappable boom mic can be placed on either side.

    About this item – SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset – Integrated Xbox Wireless + Bluetooth – 20+ Hour Battery Life – for Xbox One and Series X

    • The Arctis mic features a bidirectional design for greater noise cancellation, similar to that used by aircraft carrier deck crews, so your speech sounds clean and natural.

    • Bluetooth: Connects to Bluetooth and Xbox at the same time, allowing you to listen to music and answer calls while gaming, or use your mobile device wirelessly while driving.

    • A completely new Xbox Chipset with enhanced audio quality and dual-wireless compatibility that is geared for ultra-low power consumption.

    • Xbox One-Bluetooth; PC-Bluetooth; Smartphone-Bluetooth

    • Xbox wireless connectivity is built-in: no cable or dongle is needed to connect to your Xbox Series XS or Xbox One like a wireless controller and start gaming in seconds.

    • The sound has won awards. Arctis’ award-winning soundscape emphasises tiny but important noises to give you a sonic edge.