Turtle Beach have announced their updated range of gaming headsets for 2011, First up is the Ear Force PX5, a Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Headset designed for Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers and billed as the most technologically-advanced headset ever designed for those platforms, next up is the Ear Force P11, this headset is an Amplified Stereo gaming headset for the PS3, and for the Xbox 360 there’s the XC1 XBOX LIVE Communicator Headset.
Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Headset. The PX5 is the most technologically-advanced headset ever designed for Xbox 360 and PS3 gaming, incorporating a programmable digital signal processor to allow independent customization of the chat, game and microphone signals. Custom settings stored in the headset as presets can be selected during specific parts of the game to emphasize sounds like footsteps or reloads that might otherwise be difficult to hear. It can even be programmed to disguise a gamer’s voice or to enhance the voices of online players to be heard when the game gets louder. These personalized presets will be possible with software available from the Turtle Beach web site that allows the user to adjust the settings on a PC and transfer them via a USB connection to the headset.
The PX5 is also the first headset to incorporate dual radios—one for immersive, Dolby Digital surround sound game audio and a second for chat on the PlayStation Network via Bluetooth. The Bluetooth feature also supports stereo audio streaming for listening to music while playing a game and can accept a phone call while wearing the headset.
“Turtle Beach has always been recognized for technological innovation. We pioneered the console gaming headset industry by launching the first stereo XBOX headset, were the first with wireless gaming headsets and the first with innovative features to enhance the gaming experience, like Chat Boost™. With the introduction of the programmable PX5, we’re poised to again revolutionize the gaming headset market.” says Carmine Bonanno, President and CEO. “By allowing gamers to customize their audio environment, the PX5 gives them an opportunity to take charge of their console gaming experience in ways that have never before been available.”
MSRP: £199.99 Availability: Q2 2011
Turtle Beach Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset The Turtle Beach Ear Force P11 Gaming Headset, designed for the PlayStation 3 and also compatible with PC/Mac, raises the bar for affordable gaming headsets. Powered directly through USB with its 50mm high fidelity speakers and amplified stereo sound, the P11 headset gives the player an immersive audio experience. With independent volume controls for chat and game audio, you can ensure that you won’t miss out on a single footstep or a warning from a teammate. The P11 delivers crisp audio while providing hours of comfort with its oversized fabric mesh ear cushions and adjustable headband, ensuring your competitive edge during those long gaming sessions.
MSRP: £49.99 Availability: Q2 2011
Turtle Beach Ear Force XC1: Designed specifically for the XBOX 360, the Turtle Beach Ear Force XC1 XBOX LIVE Communicator combines audio performance and a streamlined design to create a headset far above the standard communicator headsets. With a unique slotted ear cup design, the XC1 allows you to hear external game sound and internal chat at the same time, so you will never miss out on any of the action. The fully adjustable, single ear lightweight design fits comfortably on either ear and is perfect for long gaming sessions.
MSRP: £19.99 Availability: Q2 2011