Skullcandy, Astro Gaming to Partner With 343 Industries on Halo Headsets

Skullcandy, Astro Gaming to Partner With 343 Industries on Halo Headsets

Astro Gaming A40 Headset 310x

The multi-year deal includes branded headsets, speaker tags for existing models, and other unannounced products.

Skullcandy and Astro Gaming announced today that they have reached an agreement with Microsoft and 343 Industries to make Halo-branded headsets and accessories for the next several years.

The multi-year deal should see Halo headsets, speaker tags, and other products under both brands. Astro typically releases high-end, more expensive products, while Skullcandy is a little more wallet-friendly.

Unfortunately, there's no word on specific new products, although the mention of speaker tags means A30 and A40 owners should be able to buy Halo universe or Halo 5-specific tags at some point next year.

A fully custom, original Halo headset under the Astro brand would be a bit of a surprise, but I could see a Skullycandy custom solution being sold. Regardless, Halo 5 isn't being released until Q3 2015, so I wouldn't expect any concrete news on products until PAX East 2015 at the earliest.

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Devin Connors:
The multi-year deal includes branded headsets, speaker tags for existing models, and other unannounced products.

Devin Connors:
The multi-year deal includes branded headsets

Devin Connors:
branded headsets

And into the trash it goes.

Seriously, there basically isn't a single example of popular branded headphones that aren't garbage, and skullcandy is a particularly notable offender in this regard.

Hopefully everyone that's savvy enough to even be reading this article is also savvy enough to stay far away from this hype-driven, plastic rubbish.

so, what, are they going to make spartan helmets with comms in them or something?

 

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