Turtle Beach Announces New Wired and Wireless Headsets
Ben Sheene / Jan 10th, 2013 No Comments
Popular audio peripheral company Turtle Beach has showcased a new line of high-end wireless and SEVEN Series wired gaming headsets. Turtle Beach is showing the headsets during 2013’s International CES. The new line of headsets represents the company’s strategic expansion into the PC and mobile gaming communities by functioning across several platforms.
The Ear Force XP510 for Xbox 360 and PX51 for PlayStation 3 are the newest models of wireless headsets from Turtle Beach. The headsets feature the company’s proprietary digital signal processor (DSP), Dolby Digital surround sound, dual band WiFi (which prevents interference), and Bluetooth technology that will also allow gamers to take phone calls and stream music with ease. Both models also feature a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that has a 15 hour lifespan.
The XP510 will retail for $289.99 while the PX51 will be $269.99. Both will be available in the first quarter of 2013.
[adsense250itp]Turtle Beach will also be releasing the Ear Force SEVEN Series headsets originally revealed at E3. The headsets will deliver tournament-grade audio with the Ear Force XP SEVEN being available for console gamers, the Z SEVEN for PC gaming, and M SEVEN for mobile platforms.
For the ultimate in portability, the SEVEN series uses interchangeable cable kits allowing for use across any platform. The SEVEN headsets use a touch capacitive Audio Control Unit so players can instantly change the mix on a game or even with chat on the microphone. Turtle Beach’s Advanced Sound Editor can be used to configure eight game and eight chat audio presets. Additional audio presets are available through Turtle Beach’s audio preset community. A removable boom microphone and in-line microphone will provide gamers with added flexibility.
Rounding out the headsets is the TM1 audio mixer for console and PC use. The mixer has been optimized for LAN gaming and offers communication for up to six players on the same team or two teams of three players. Multiple input and output features such as a broadcast feed are available. The SEVEN Series is the official audio headset platform for Major League Gaming. The Ear Force SEVEN Series for PC and consoles along with the TM1 mixer represents the first time this tournament-grade equipment will be available for home use. The XP SEVEN retails for $279.95, the Z SEVEN for $249.95, and the M SEVEN for $149.95. All three will be available in the first quarter of 2013. The TM1 audio mixer is available now for a retail of $249.95.
Turtle Beach will be upgrading the PX21 headset when they release the Ear Force PX22 model. The PX22 features cross platform capabilities, amplified stereo sound, variable bass and treble boosts, Dynamic Chat Boost, and a four-pole connector for compatibility with mobile devices. It will retail for $79.95 and be available in the second quarter of 2013.
Along with the Z SEVEN model, Turtle Beach will also be releasing other headsets designed with the PC gamer in mind. In 2013 the Ear Force Z300 and Z22 will also deliver superior audio to further support the company’s commitment to PC gaming. The Z300 features dual band WiFi, a rechargeable battery with a 15 hour lifespan and Bluetooth technology. This will make the Z300 the only Bluetooth enabled PC headset that is capable of answering calls or streaming music via a mobile device while playing a game. The Z22 model is a USB powered headset for PC gamers looking for a high value audio experience. The Z22 features full mobile compatibility, analog inputs, Chat Boost, and variable bass and treble boost. Pricing and availability for the Z300 and Z22 will be announced in the coming months. With these new headsets, Turtle Beach wants to continue the trend of delivering high-quality audio products for gamers all across the board in 2013.
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