Helmet gaming Logitech G Atro A30 Wireless is positioned as a high-end and versatile model. Apart from its wireless radio link, it is also capable of connecting via Bluetooth. Like the ROG Strix Go 2.4 in its time, the A30 stands out for its more versatile design and the accessories that accompany it.
Thus, the headset comes with a rigid carrying case, an integrated microphone (to do without the boom) and even a mobile application to configure it. This bundle very complete should not make us forget its primary function: being a good gaming headset, especially when it is sold for no less than 250 euros.
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This test was carried out using a product lent by the brand.
Design and ergonomics
As always with Astro, the packaging has been particularly careful, and even more so on this version in the colors of the Mandalorian. The A30 is thus nestled within a rigid fabric cover, similar to what can be found on Bluetooth headsets from Sony or Bose. This leaves little doubt as to the direction the brand is taking with this model.
Inside the box, we find the headset, accompanied by a removable microphone, its adapter for the radio link, a jack cable for wired use and finally a USB cable for charging the battery. Each element has its place in the cover, which prevents all these little people from wandering around when the helmet is transported.
Our model sports a neat dress, which mixes black and anthracite plastics, with a few logos that recall the partnership with The Mandalorian series. The A30 Wireless is also available in white, with purple accents, and midnight blue, with red accents. The three variations are, in our opinion, very successful, although perhaps not as discreet as hoped.
The headset is built around a plastic hoop, the lower part of which is covered with a foam that is a little too fragile, itself covered with a soft and well-integrated covering. The earpiece supports slide in the heart of the headband, to adapt the amplitude of the headset to each person’s body shape. The assembly slides fluidly and with good resistance, so as not to change position inadvertently. The travel offered is large enough to suit the largest skulls.
To facilitate storage, and also allow a little rest around the neck without compromising comfort, the bells can rotate 90°. They also offer a slight clearance on the horizontal axis, so that the foams can correctly fit the contours of the ears. The back of the earcups has a transparent translucent plastic plate which has a nice iridescent effect on the standard models and a dark gray finish on this special edition.
Aside from its almost abusive use of plastic, one of the A30’s few faults is its earpieces. The latter are a little too narrow and, although they are padded correctly, their covering tends to close the ears too much. Thus, an unpleasant feeling of heat is felt during long sessions of use. For the rest, and once screwed on the head, the A30 Wireless is an overall comfortable headset.
The left earpiece accommodates a double jack connection to connect a broadcast device and the removable microphone and its long shape memory boom. A discreet switch is also present on the back to quickly cut off the latter’s reception. It is on the right that the USB C port and the other buttons are located, the first of which allows you to turn the headset on and off.
The A30 also has a dedicated button for Bluetooth pairing and a joystick multifunction practical in theory, but not very ergonomic in use. It will be used to manage the headset output volume and adapt the balance between game sound and voice chat sound. Via Bluetooth, it will allow you to control the device to which the A30 is connected.
Apart from its buttons, which are more than enough to take advantage of it properly, the A30 also comes with a mobile application, instead of the traditional software suite on PC. The latter will primarily serve as a user manual, but can also be used to modify the sound reproduction of the headset and personalize the different audio sources.
Important point: the different sources can be broadcast simultaneously by the headset. For example: if you play on console or PC, you can also connect the headset via Bluetooth to your phone to enjoy your music or voice chat on the application of your choice. This feature is rare enough on the market to be commended.
Finally, and as previously indicated, when used on a PC, the Astro 30 Wireless provides two distinct audio outputs. One will be set to games and the second to the user’s voice chat application, who will then benefit from adjusting the balance between the two sources directly from the headset.
Autonomy and connectivity
The Astro A30 therefore benefits from triple connectivity. It can typically be used using a dongle 2.4 GHz, both on PC and console. The Bluetooth connection will be intended more for mobile use. It is quite logically the radio link that should be favored to avoid any latency and enjoy the best in-game experience.
Under these conditions, the announced autonomy of the headset is 27 hours. After several weeks of use, we can confirm this value and, even if it is not the best on the market, this autonomy remains relatively comfortable for daily use.
Despite its versatility, the Astro A30 fails to erase its DNA gaming once screwed onto the skull. The 40 mm transducers that equip it place a nice emphasis on low frequencies, like many other gaming headsets. However, the sound reproduction is not unpleasant and can ultimately be personalized using the mobile app.
With its original sound signature, explosions and other heavy sounds will take a lot of “place» and will tend to mask more discreet and probably more important sounds on certain titles such as FPS. Fans of the genre will nevertheless benefit from good stereophony, promoting good localization of sounds.
In summary, the sound performance of the A30 Wireless is convincing, even if very pronounced out of the box. Using the equalizer will correct the situation and allow you to enjoy games in which the sound environment is important. The headphones also do very well for listening to music, but again, a switch to the equalizer will be necessary to calm the A30’s enthusiasm.
The boom microphone that we recommend for video game use is frankly not the most effective on the market, which gives a very average voice reproduction, although the reduction of surrounding noise is effective. It also turns out to be sensitive to winds since it is not supplied with a windshield.
Note also that a second microphone is integrated directly into the headset. The latter is intended more for nomadic use and offers logically less interesting capture than that of the dedicated microphone. He will be able to help out, to make a quick phone call while traveling.
Price and availability
The Logitech G Astro A30 Wireless headset is available at the recommended price of 280 euros.
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