Seamlessly Switch Between PS5, Xbox, and PC with Logitech’s Astro A50 X Headset

Logitech introduces the Astro A50 X gaming headset that offers audiophile sound features, and a dock that can switch your entire setup, including sound and video, between PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC at the touch of a button. The headphones have 40mm graphene audio drivers, a 16-bit 48 kHz “broadcast quality” microphone, Dolby Atmos support, and Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless system, plus tuneable EQ and levels through the Logitech G Hub. Bluetooth is on tap for mixing in phone audio or connecting a Nintendo Switch, and they run for up to 24 hours between charges, wirelessly chargeable on the hub or via a USB-C port. The hub features two HDMI 2.1 input ports that support 4K at 120Hz (for Xbox and PS), a USB-C DisplayPort for PC, and one HDMI 2.1 output, able to switch between devices and pass through a single HDMI output to your TV or monitor, without interfering with variable refresh rate (VRR) or auto low latency mode (ALLM) gaming features. To use it, you hit the PlaySync button to select the sources to display on the screen. You can also output sound to external speakers by placing the headset in the dock, which stops audio to the headset but still allows switching via the PlaySync button. At $379, it’s a high price for a gaming headset, but given that it’s also a 3-in-1 HDMI 2.1 switcher with wireless audio output and Bluetooth input, it’s a relatively good deal.