Astro Gaming Introduces New Line of MGS4-Inspired Headphones

Headphones for Gamers Feature Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound; Compatible with PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

January 14, 2010 Astro Gaming has announced today that they are teaming up with Konami to release a new line of gaming headphones with a Metal Gear Solid 4 theme. Astro Gaming is a company that produces high-quality audio tech, primarily for gaming and these new headphones are no exception. Each pair is built in with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and is compatible with the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and the PC as well.

You won’t be getting these products at a cut-rate buy however, they will set you back a pretty penny. There are two options you can get either just the headphones, or what Astro Gaming calls the “audio system” which is really just the headphones and a small mixer that you can plug in and tweak volumes and whatnot.

The A40 Audio System: MGS4 Edition (available for $249.95) comes with a choice of a white or black ASTRO A40 Headset, one set of custom Metal Gear Solid 4 Speaker Tags and ASTRO’s versatile PS3™-compatible MixAmp™.

The A40 Headset Only: MGS4 Edition (available for $199.95) comes with either a white or black ASTRO A40 Headset and one set of custom Metal Gear Solid 4 Speaker Tags.

Jordan Reiss, Vice President of Astro Gaming, had this to say about working with Konami:

“We’re proud that Konami and Kojima Productions have chosen us as a partner and we anticipate that this will be the first in a series of products customized for the Metal Gear Solid franchise”

First in a series. That’s always such a stupendous line to hear if one happens to be a particular lover of the franchise. We’ll have to wait and see what really happens before we start fantasizing about Metal Gear Solid wallpapers. There is probably one thing you could bet on though, this isn’t the end of MGS merchandise. Not by far.