Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset Review
Final Thoughts on the Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset
The Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset is a very nice product for three key reasons: Quality, Comfort, and Expandability.
For starters, its sound presentation is excellent. Sound is vibrant as your sound source allows, coming through clear and crisp. Even when used as just a stereo headset, you have the kind of thorough sound isolation that barely allows you to hear your own voice. You will have a very enjoyable listening experience. The mic records strongly and clearly and the in-line controller is small, simple and out-of-the-way. Through amplification, whether it be through Turtle Beach’s accessories or a high-end soundcard on your PC, the Elite Pro flourishes. It is then when you can truly appreciate the kind of sound that the Elite Pro can dish out with its 50mm Nanoclear™ drivers.
Turtle Beach is a well-established audio company, so I wasn’t as shocked with its sound presentation as I was with the level of innovation in the Elite Pro’s comfort. Turtle Beach went out of their way to make sure you had nothing to complain about while wearing the Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset. Mixing fabric and leatherette skins on the ear cups to give you isolation with breathability was an interesting approach that worked. Giving the gamer control over their headset’s grip tension was appreciated. Allowing the wearer to combat the area where glasses are pinched by ear cups was a very welcomed feature that especially hit home with me.
The Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset alone is ready for any gaming endeavor, yet it can be as fleshed out as you want it to be. The Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) gives your Elite Pro 7.1 Surround Sound and tangible audio controls at your fingertips. Yet, it’s optional, as well as other separate purchases available to for you to tack onto the Elite Pro. As a headset aimed at the tournament market, casual or hardcore gamers will still look at this product and wonder if they really need all of the trimmings.
Keeping the Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset at $199, and leaving the following as optional add-ons make the Elite Pro more accessible, leaving it up to consumer to purchase only what they need to enhance their experience.
$199.99 USD – Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.)
$39.99 USD – Elite Pro Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone
$59.99 USD – Elite Pro Tactical Audio Adaptor for Xbox One
$39.99 USD – Elite Pro A.M.P. for PlayStation®4
For example, as much as I loved my experience with the Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.), I wouldn’t immediately suggest it to my casual gaming friends as they may not appreciate the benefits of the T.A.C. or the combined cost of about $400 (T.A.C. + Elite Pro). However, I would definitely suggest the Elite Pro headset alone to them for its premium quality in both build and natural performance. Now, a more hardcore gamer and, even more-so, a professional gamer would absolutely appreciate the T.A.C. and its uses.
Luckily, no one is forced to buy anything past the Elite Pro headset to appreciate its worth. Having options just makes the Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset that much more approachable. Turtle Beach has a nice product on their hands that I’d happily suggest to anyone. The Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset at $199 is a great buy for anyone that is ready to spend that much for their audio. You won’t be disappointed.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.), check out our direct review of the T.A.C. here!
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† Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset and Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) review units provided by Turtle Beach.