If you’re a hard-core gamer, the name Turtle Beach most certainly means something to you. We met with the tournament-grade headset maker to discuss their new Seven series of headsets, originally debuted at CES.
The Ear Force X3 headphones from Turtle Beach are designed for the Xbox 360. They plug directly into the controller and communicate via an IR receiver. The main selling point of these “cans” (as I used to call them back in my college radio days) is a dynamic audio leveling feature which basically keeps your teammates’ voices coming through loud and clear even as explosions… → Read More
Are you ready for a revolution? Well, are you? Turtle Beach is bringing it full force with the Ear Force AK-R8 and its goal is to be at the top of the PC gaming headphone heap. The headset features a total of eight speakers and dual sub-woofers, all professional grade and perfectly tuned for serious gamers. The USB-powered juggernaut offers true surround sound and that ain’t no joke playa. A… → Read More
I haven’t heard from Turtle Beach since it stopped making early-1990s sound cards, but I suppose with the recent surge in Wii-popularity, now is a good time to hop on the bandwagon. Either way, these Ear Force W3 wireless headphones from Turtle Beach are “Ready for Wii” and come with an audio splitter cable. Powered by a single AAA battery, these ‘phones will set you back… → Read More
Maybe it’s me, but the name “Ear Force” just doesn’t make me want to run out and buy these headsets. Or tell anyone I bought them, no matter how good they are—and this lightweight headset appears to be good. As you can see in the diagram, the X1′s are meant to be part of your gaming ecosystem. They are able to blend voice chat with game audio so both are heard… → Read More