Turtle Beach announce new Xbox One and PS4 headsets

Earlier today at E3, Turtle Beach announced a large range of new headsets and offers for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gamers.

The new products ranged from new headsets for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 which are the first ever to provide DTS Headphone: X 7.1 Surround sound. They also announced the first Xbox One headset which will ship with full wireless game and audio chat negating the need for the Xbox One Audio Adapter option, which is great news for those of us who want to game without wires.

Xbox One Compatible Headsets

The Ear Force Stealth 500X is a fully wireless surround sound headset for the Xbox One console. The Stealth 500X delivers digital audio from the Xbox One’s optical connection, and separate wireless channels for chat and game audio. Utilising immersive DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and a completely re-imagined preset system, players can use surround sound modes that are finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music. For example, the game surround sound mode offers presets that have been acoustically tuned for first person shooter, racing, and sports games. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time, and new high-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience. Swap out the removable microphone for the included mobile cable and use the Stealth 500X on the road as wired headset.

The Ear Force XO ONE is a lightweight, comfortable stereo Xbox One gaming headset that is packed full of features. The XO ONE features finely tuned 50mm drivers, multi-step Bass Boost and Microphone Monitor. The high-quality flex microphone is removable for use with mobile devices as a headphone.

With the new Stealth 500X and XO ONE, Turtle Beach now offers five Xbox One headsets. In March 2014, Turtle Beach released the first officially-licensed Xbox One headsets on the market: the XO FOUR, XO SEVEN and Titanfall Atlas.

PlayStation®4 Compatible Headsets

The all new Turtle Beach Elite 800 is the most technologically-advanced wireless gaming headset ever made, setting a new standard for wireless gaming audio. Compatible with the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, the Elite 800 utilises DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience. Both are firsts for console gaming headsets. A completely re-imagined preset system allows surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music. Presets can be customised and managed using a new mobile app. Dual invisible microphones provide high-quality chat audio and a clean, boom-free look. Rocker plate controls makes using features easy and keeps the Elite 800 looking sharp. Customise the look of the Elite 800 with a wide range of snap-on speaker plates available at TurtleBeach.com. A low profile magnetic charging stand keeps the Elite 800 charged without cables and the rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time. High-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience, and Bluetooth connects to mobile devices for phone calls, music and more.

The Ear Force Stealth 400 is a fully wireless stereo headset compatible with PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 consoles. A new lightweight, sleek design provides comfort during long sessions of game play or movie marathons. Controls on the ear cup provide quick access to separate game and chat volume, as well as for distinct surround sound presets for games, movies and music.  The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time and new high-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience. Acoustically angled, large 50mm Neodymium speakers deliver an immersive audio experience. Swap out the removable microphone for the included mobile cable with inline mic and use the Stealth 400 on the road as wired headset.

The new Ear Force P12 amplified stereo gaming headset provides high-quality digital game and chat audio through a single U.S.B connection for the PlayStation®4. The P12 incorporates features popular with gamers, including adjustable Bass Boost and Microphone Monitor. An inline amplifier provides easy access to volume controls and microphone mute. Large 50mm speakers deliver a full-range of high-quality audio, from crisp highs to thumping lows. The P12 also disconnects from the in-line amp for use on PS VitaTM and other mobile devices. The P12 will be available globally on July 10.

Turtle Beach previously released the PX4 wireless surround headset and P4C chat communicator for the PlayStation®4 console. With the addition of the Elite 800, Stealth 400 and P12, Turtle Beach has now announced five gaming headsets for PlayStation®4 since the console launched in November, 2013.

A new Elite membership programme for Turtle Beach users was also highlighted as adding special benefits to “Competitive gamers”. The offers will range from “member discounts, two-year extended product warranty, early access to news and product information, and a range of unique, member-only opportunities at Major League Gaming (MLG) and other gaming events”.

Finally Turtle Beach launched a new “Tournament Audio Controller” which is set to allow gamers quick controls to adjust audio mixes, volume, mic controls and more. The device will work on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, but no mention was made of compatibility with the Xbox One.

Source: Press Release

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I notice how expensive "game" branded headphone, with virtual surround sound, game profiles.

I'm not saying there bad, but as comparison, on a PC, Plantronics GamesCom 780 is only $80, has 7.1 speakers (not virtual), mic, and sound great.

I've been waiting for this new round of headsets before buying one so I'll be interested to see the reviews for these. While I have a good 5.1 system, I live in an apartment so I'd like a quality headset to use at night so I don't disturb the neighbors.

Well this answers one of the Xbox UserVoice suggestions (wireless). Though they should have made the 800 available for Xbox One as well. Hope to see a wireless charging headset from another vendor.