E3 2011: Turtle Beach Announces New Xbox 360 Headsets

Turtle Beach is pulling out all the stops for those in the market for a new headset as they have announced a new Xbox 360 headset with wireless chat and another with a great price tag. Let’s take a look shall we.

First up is the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500.

Key features and user benefits of the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500 include:

· Customizable Presets: Configure up to 18 personalized presets to optimize game, chat, and microphone audio for different gaming situations. Download the Advanced Sound Editor software and make your own presets, or simply upload any of the numerous custom files posted on the Turtle Beach website.

· Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound: Immersive 360 degree audio lets you hear the direction of every sound as if you were playing with speakers all around you

· Digital RF Wireless Game Sound: Uncompressed wireless digital audio signal delivers CD-quality game sound that rivals professional grade wired headphones

· Xbox Chat Adapter (XBA): For the first time, play XBOX 360 games untethered and chat without any wires using Bluetooth technology!

· Dynamic Chat Boost: Chat level increases automatically as the game volume gets louder, so you can always hear the voices of other players

· Microphone Monitoring: Lets you hear your voice in the headset, so you won’t need to shout to hear yourself

· Sonic Silencers: Enjoy total silence by eliminating ambient noise pickup on your mic and cutting background noise from PSN or XBOX LIVE chat sound

· Sonic Lens™ with Sound Field Expander: Widen or narrow the sound field to focus on difficult to hear audio cues like footsteps sneaking up on you or the clicks of someone reloading in the distance

· Intuitive Voice Prompts: A real voice announces critical headset status conditions, such a low battery, preset numbers and more

· Ear Guard with Blast Limiter: Limit the intensity of deafening games sounds such as explosions and gunfire to reduce ear fatigue during long gaming sessions

· PS3 and XBOX 360 Compatible: Delivers the ultimate gaming experience with PS3 and XBOX 360 consoles

MSRP: $269.95
Availability: Fall 2011

Now that is a headset! Not only is this one for the Xbox 360 but for the PS3 as well.

Now let’s look at a set of headphones for those of us with a budget in mind. We present you with the Ear Force XL1 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset.

Ear Force XL1 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset

The Ear Force XL1 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset for the XBOX 360 is an affordably-priced headset for the casual gamer who wants to improve their gaming experience without breaking the bank. The in-line amplifier features a built-in bass boost and independent controls for the game and chat volume. With 50 millimeter speakers, comfortable fabric mesh ear cushions and lightweight design, gamers will enjoy amazing audio fidelity and extreme comfort during long gaming sessions.

“Turtle Beach has always been obsessed with providing value and performance in the same package and the new Ear Force XL1 is no exception.” stated Carmine Bonanno, President and CEO of Turtle Beach. “This new entry level headset offers XBOX 360 owners all the features they need to enjoy a more immersive gaming experience, at a price that rivals the cost of a mono communicator headset.

MSRP: $39.95
Availability: Fall 2011

Great price tag on this one, plus some great features.

Here are some pictures of both headsets listed above for you to take a look at. Both are set to be released Fall of 2011 just in time for the holiday season.

Be sure to check out Turtle Beach’s website for their great line-up of headsets for gamers.

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