PARK CITY, Utah, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKUL), the original lifestyle and performance audio brand, and its division ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced that two of ASTRO Gaming's award-winning and most popular headsets are now compatible with and available for the Xbox One*, the game and entertainment system from Microsoft*. Xbox One owners can enjoy audiophile-grade sound and superior control over their gaming audio experience with the entirely redesigned ASTRO Gaming A40 + MixAmp™ M80 for Xbox One or ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless System for Xbox One, featuring Dolby®* 7.1 Surround Sound and KleerNet™* 5.8GHz wireless, providing better clarity and range with less interference than most other wireless devices.

"The Xbox One provides intense, high quality game, movie and music experiences and we're providing new ASTRO audio experiences to match the incredible visuals the Xbox One delivers," said Aron Drayer, Vice President of Marketing at ASTRO Gaming. "Our award-winning headsets have been reengineered specifically for the Xbox One, providing users with the ability to customize the experience with multiple equalization modes, game-to-voice balance, Dolby and stereo audio options, speaker tags and more."

Both the A50 Wireless System for Xbox One and the A40 + MixAmp™ M80 for Xbox One are now available at select retailers nationwide and directly from ASTRO Gaming at For more information about the new ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless System for Xbox One or the new ASTRO Gaming A40 + MixAmp™ M80 for Xbox One, please visit

About ASTRO Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and lifestyle products for professional gamers, leagues and gaming enthusiasts. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios*, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™*, Alienware* PCs, and HP's* Gaming PCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric "tech-life" products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming's product line includes the wireless A50 Headset, the A40 Headset and MixAmp™ Pro, the A38 Bluetooth ANC mobile headset, the A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, and the Transport series of gaming gear bags.

*These are trademarks or trade names of other companies, which are the property if their respective owners.

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is the original lifestyle and performance audio brand inspired by the creativity and irreverence of youth culture. Skullcandy designs, markets and distributes audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, ASTRO Gaming and 2XL brands. Skullcandy was launched in 2003 and quickly became one of the world's most distinct audio brands by bringing unique technology, color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The company's products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide, including the company's website at
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