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The Astro A50 wireless headset and charging base station are on sale for $261

The Astro Gaming A50 wireless headset and base station (opens in new tab) is down to $260.89 on Amazon. That's down from a street price around $300. Although we did see this package go as low as $240 during Black Friday, we don't think it'll drop to that price again anytime soon. The A50s have been around for a while and have never dropped that low outside of the unique holiday shopping event. Besides, Black Friday sort of kicked off price drops for the headset since before then it had never gone on sale at Amazon. The same headset is still going for $300 at other retailers like Best Buy.

Astro is a company that has been known for quality gaming headsets for years. The A50 are no different because Astro worked with developers and pro gamers to come up with the right specifications for this headset's audio. You'll get a precise frequency spectrum that produces detailed in-game dialogue, music, and sounds. Immerse yourself in your game thanks to the highly detailed Dolby Audio and never look back.

You have a lot of control over how you want to use this headset, too. You can find the perfect mix between game audio and chat audio. You can use Astro's Command Center software to tweak the entire experience, including all the audio settings. The software works on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

The headset is compatible with Xbox One or PC. On Xbox One, you'll get access to Dolby Atmos, which can project sound all around you in a unique way. This gives you more accurate and immersive sound than ever before. Connect via USB on PC to take advantage of the USB sound card functionality, which provides voice balance, game and voice streaming, and more without the need for optical cables.

You'll get the base station with the A50 headset, which is great for recharging between gaming sessions. The battery will last you up to 15 hours, though, so you shouldn't have to worry about running low in the middle of a long session.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.