Blessings For The Bespectacled
Turtle Beach said it has been working on refining the Elite Pro series headset and accessories since 2013, and the company is finally confident that it has something special with the series. The company went back to the drawing board and built the Elite Pro headset from the ground up. With competitive gaming in mind, the company focused on comfort and audio quality.
The Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset (opens in new tab) includes multiple innovative features that change the way a gaming headset can be adjusted. Turtle Beach’s new ComforTec Fit System allows you to control the tension on your headphones so you can set them up as tight or as loose as you prefer. The headset also features an adjustment for head size, plus a floating strap to suspend the weight.
Turtle Beach spent a good deal of effort to create the Aerofit Ear Cushions, which are made of memory foam that is infused with cooling gel, and the cushions are wrapped in Asahi spandex to keep your ears at a comfortable temperature during long gaming sessions. Turtle Beach even went the extra mile for gamers who wear glasses: The company built a groove into the foam cushions that relieves the pressure placed on eye glasses. Turtle Beach calls this the ProSpecs Glasses Relieve System. The Elite Pro headset also features customizable speaker plates, which can be found on other Turtle Beach headsets.
The Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset features a pair of 50mm Nanoclear speakers and a pro gaming microphone with Turtle Beach’s TruSpeak technology. Additionally, an Elite Pro Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone is offered as an optional accessory. Turtle Beach said the upgraded microphone has been tuned for eSports.
Sound Card Replacement?
Turtle Beach is also launching the Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) (opens in new tab), which adds DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing to the Elite Pro headset. The T.A.C. will also let you quickly tune your audio input and output levels with audio mixer fingertip slide controls. The T.A.C. includes Background Noise Limiter and Outbound Mic Boost control, and with these technologies, Turtle Beach claimed your teammates will be able to hear your voice, even over the roar of a cheering crowd.
You can use the Elite Pro T.A.C. as a standalone USB 7.1 surround sound card, eliminating the need for a high end internal sound device. If you have multiple Elite Pro T.A.C. units, you can daisy-chain them together with standard Ethernet cables to create an offline LAN for group chat.
Turtle Beach plans to launch the Elite Pro lineup with accessories that enable use of the headset features on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles. The Elite Pro Tactical Adapter for Xbox One plugs into the port on the Xbox One controller to enable Dynamic Hearing, Dynamic Chat Boost, Bass Boost, Mic Monitoring and Turtle Beach audio presets. The Elite Pro A.M.P for Playstation 4 plugs into a USB port on the console. Turtle Beach said it will work with PS4 and PS3 hardware, but it amplifies only the existing audio and enables mic monitoring so you can hear yourself.
The Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset, Elite Pro T.A.C and their accessories aren’t available yet, but Turtle Beach will start taking pre-orders on May 24 (opens in new tab), with expected delivery later this summer. The headset will sell for $299.99, the T.A.C. will sell for $199.99, and the accessories start at $39.99.