Turtle Beach has commented on four of their Xbox One gaming headsets. In a press release sent to us, the company first confirmed that the Stealth 500X, which is the first completely wireless and DTS Headphone:X 7.1 channel surround sound headset on Microsoft’s current-gen console, ended being the best selling product of its SKU and price range in North America last November (based on a report by the NPD). You can purchase the Stealth 500X with now from Amazon here.
Turtle Beach also talked about their next gaming headset, the Elite 800X, which you can preorder with this link. The new head set adds active noise cancellation, boom-free microphones, customizable presets, DTS 7.1 channel surround sound, magnetic charging stand and swappable speaker plates. Check out the details below:
Turtle Beach is following up on that first-to-market success with a new wireless headset that will set a new standard of performance for the Xbox One: the Elite 800X. The Elite 800X brings several more firsts to Xbox One gaming, including active noise cancellation and invisible, boom-free microphones. It also packs DTS 7.1 channel surround sound, customisable presets, a magnetic charging stand and swappable speaker plates into the equation – adding up to the most advanced wireless headset ever made for the Xbox console. As an added bonus, the purchase of an Elite 800X comes with the option to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program, which offers a number of benefits and exclusive programming and content. The Elite 800X is expected to launch at retail in the spring of 2015.
The company also has an upgraded version of the XO SEVEN Pro (find its current price with this page) that comes with the new Ear Force Headset Audio Controller Plus:
The XO SEVEN Pro is the first gaming headset for the Xbox One that is officially licensed by Major League Gaming and features Superhuman HearingTM. With the touch of a single button, Superhuman Hearing provides a competitive advantage in multiplayer gaming by making soft sounds that are typically hard to hear louder, allowing players to pinpoint quiet audio cues like enemy footsteps and weapon reloads. The XO SEVEN Pro features tournament-grade headset durability, materials like memory foam ear cushions for comfort and noise-isolation, and a removable mic and mobile adapter cable for use with PC and mobile devices. Premium 50mm Neodymium Speakers tuned for Xbox One deliver amazing sound quality. The XO SEVEN Pro can be personalized with swappable speaker plates, which are available in dozens of designs at turtlebeach.com/speakerplates.
The XO SEVEN Pro includes the new Ear Force Headset Audio Controller Plus, which connects the headset to the Xbox One wireless controller for chat and game audio. The Headset Audio Controller Plus introduces variable mic monitoring, which takes the sound of your voice and feeds it back into the headset so your voice sounds normal. Without mic monitoring, gamers tend to yell into the mic because they cannot hear their own voice. The Headset Audio Controller Plus also has selectable game presets to customise your sound (Natural Sound, Bass Booster, Bass & Treble Booster, and Vocal Booster) and environmental mic presets you can set based on room noise levels (Quiet, Normal, and Loud rooms).
Last but not least, the XO FOUR Stealth (which you can purchase here) also comes with the above-mentioned new Ear Force Headset Audio Controller:
The XO FOUR Stealth, which includes the new Ear Force Headset Audio Controller, is a comfortable, lightweight gaming headset for Xbox One and mobile devices with high-performance 50mm neodymium speaker drivers, a removable mic, and fold-flat ear cups. The Headset Audio Controller incorporates mic monitoring and puts mic mute, multi-step bass boost, and master volume, game and chat volume mix controls right at your fingertips.
The Stealth 500X, Elite 800X, XO SEVEN Pro and XO FOUR Stealth will be on display at CES 2014.