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The new Astro A50 X headset switches between your consoles and PC using HDMI passthrough

The futuristic looking headset and its included docking station come in either white or black. | Image: Logitech

Logitech’s Astro gaming brand has a new flagship gaming headset that costs more than some whole-ass consoles, and it’s designed to simultaneously play nice across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC with a single button press.

But the $379.99 Astro A50 X doesn’t do all of this with simply plebeian technology like Bluetooth. It uses HDMI passthrough for its expansive connectivity — meaning the beefy charging dock of this headset is designed to be wired up as a central hub for much of your home audio / video setup. I hope you’re prepared to take some expert-level classes on cable management (i.e. lots of YouTube searching) if you’re looking to buy one when it ships on December 20th and not make a serpentine mess of cables out of your…

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