New Turtle Beach Headsets Displayed at CES

CES brings with it a swathe of announcements, relevant not only to the video gaming arena but across the board of consumer electronics. One in particular may be of interest to those who like to keep their ear to the ground when it comes to gaming headsets, with industry giants, Turtle Beach, displaying a range of new headsets set to bolster their product line up for Xbox ONE.

An all-new model for Xbox ONE, set to take the place of opposite number to its existing counterpart on PS4 and to provide a top end upgrade over and above the already fantastic Stealth 500X is the Elite 800X.


The 500X was hardly lacking in function but the Elite 800X promises to add active noise cancellation to an already impressive list, along with ‘invisible, boom free mics’. Also offered are interchangeable speaker plates, now being seen on more products across Turtle Beach’s range and a magnetic charging stand, as well as enrolment in the ‘Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program’, which is said to offer access to ‘exclusive programming and content’. The Elite 800X should be available at retail in Spring.

Also displayed at Turtle Beach’s CES booth were upgraded and rebranded versions of the existing XO FOUR and XO SEVEN models, the XO FOUR ‘Stealth’ now shipping with the new version of the Ear Force Audio Controller. The XO SEVEN ‘Pro’ will feature ‘Superhuman Hearing’ technology that enhances soft sounds, amplifying noises such as footsteps and gun reload sounds to offer a competitive edge – something that will likely furrow brows amongst the competitive gaming community, with competitive advantages offered by hardware always a contentious issue.

Full details about the Turtle Beach CES displaycan be found here.

Sam Finch

Sam has been unable to peel his bloodshot eyes and RSI-ridden wrists from the world of gaming since he was first introduced to it, like all good junkies, by his Grandad. From those early days of MegaDrive sweetness, bashing through the throngs of enemies on Shining Force II, his love of all things games has extended upwards and outwards onto a variety of platforms. You can either believe that spiel, or get the real scoop and know that his spaceship actually crashed here some years ago and he is currently incognito as a games writer for Console Monster.

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