Logitech’s A50 X is a gaming headset and HDMI switcher in one

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A Logitech A50 X angle sits abutting to an Xbox Series X.Logitech

Logitech has appear its latest gaming headset, the Astro A50 X. It costs a whopping $380, but for acceptable reason: It’s a angle that’s accordant with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X that doubles as an HDMI switcher.

The new accessory is an change of Logitech’s accepted Astro A50 headset, which appearance a audible abject stand. The A50 X builds on that abstraction in a few ways. One key archetype is that it’s able to affix to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. That ability complete simple, but the consoles affection altered affiliation methods that accomplish it difficult to acquisition a one-headset-fits-all audio solution.

The A50 X pulls that off in a actual hasty manner. The wireless angle comes with a abject angle that connects to anniversary animate via HDMI and USB. Both the audio and beheld from anniversary animate canyon through the abject stand. With a columnist of a “Playsync” button on the ancillary of the angle (or in a Logitech app), players can about-face which animate appears on the affiliated TV or monitor, as able-bodied as what audio feeds to the headset. It’s basically an HDMI about-face central of a headset.

The abject angle of the A50 X sits on a table.Logitech

The aback of the abject additionally includes a anchorage to affix a PC, admitting that won’t canyon video through. Since its Bluetooth compatible, it can additionally be affiliated to adaptable devices, the Nintendo Switch, and added accessories too. That agency that you can angle every gaming arrangement you own up to one angle and cast amid them on the fly.

The A50 X boasts some absorbing stats to absolve its astronomic amount tag. It appearance Pro-G Graphene drivers and a high-resolution microphone, and has 24 hours of array life. It appearance an open-back architecture (with no breath babble canceling, by design) and allows players to mix their bold and babble audio on the fly.

While its appearance are impressive, the angle does appear with some above caveats. The headset’s Bluetooth is absolutely amid in the headset’s abject stand. That agency players can’t affix the angle wirelessly unless both it and their accessory are in ambit of the stand. It’s complicated for those who already use an HDMI about-face to administer their systems too, as it can alone affix to three accessories at once. Logitech doesn’t acclaim aggravating to affix the abject to a additional HDMI about-face at present. That may accomplish the angle a bit of a alcove use case.

The Logitech Astro A50 X will activate aircraft on December 20 and comes in both atramentous and white designs.

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