Getting custom headphones is one of the easiest ways to tailor your gaming setup to your aesthetic. For me, it was difficult to find pink material, which made the first generation Astro ID (stylized ASTRO.ID) PC headsets so intriguing. Now with the Astro ID Collection 2 you have access to more colors including white, moon gray, mint, coral, baby yellow, heart pink, sky blue and soft purple.
With the ASTRO A40 TR base, it offers a sound profile suitable for the greatest audiophiles. That said, for me, it’s the convenience of Astro ID Collection 2 that sets it apart. One of the biggest issues with headphones for me has always been the lack of adjustment. With a smaller build, finding helmets that I can wear for long periods of time without systematically adjusting has been a problem. That said, Astro has been a great option for people looking for smaller sizes. Whether it’s the A20 Gen 2 models or the Astro ID Collection 2, I swear by these headphones, specifically for PC use. The adjustment range works perfectly for a range of sizes. My husband and I can both wear the same ASTRO ID Collection 2 helmets, fitting them to our own sizes, without having to readjust them after hours of use. This speaks not only of finding comfort, but also of the durability of the helmet itself.
In addition, the customization of the helmet is not only extensive with over 500,000 color combinations, but they arrive with an almost perfect match with the colors you select through the helmet manufacturer. The headset frame, ear pads, headband, in-line mute cable, microphone, and speaker labels can all be customized with eight different colors. One of the issues with the online ordering process is that colors may vary from how they appear on screen at the time you order, especially when it comes to very bright or pastel colors. Like the Collection 1 before it, the ASTRO ID Collection 2 helmet lives up to expectations, and getting a true color match helps close the deal by adding them to your shopping cart. Plus, it comes in a cool case which, while not decisive, helps with storage.
Unfortunately, the ASTRO ID Collection 2 is still a wired headset which limits some mobility. While the long cord compensates for some of these issues, it is also a great inconvenience, especially if you don’t have a stationary chair. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve turned my chair just to get the cord caught on the armrest. That said, it’s a small piece in an otherwise phenomenal headset that doesn’t take away much. While not necessarily a new generation with big feature changes, the expansion of the color palette is welcome and the quality keeps the ASTRO ID as one of the best helmets we have ever seen. ‘ve never owned it.
Overall, I cannot recommend the ASTRO ID Collection 2 TR helmet enough if you haven’t had a chance to get a pair of Collection 1. That said, if you have purchased a set in Collection 1, it There’s not much new to you here, unless you’re looking for more color options to match your setup.
The ASTRO ID Collection 2 TR helmet costs $ 199.99 including shipping. All custom helmets must be built, shipped and delivered within four weeks of your order in a single box and include an A40 helmet case.
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