E3 2014: Turtle Beach Brings New Line of PlayStation 4 Headsets

E3 is bevy of gaming announcements today! Turtle Beach announced new gaming headsets designed specifically for the PlayStation®4 console. The new headsets will be available in stores this Fall and those lucky to be in attendance at E3 will be able to check them out first hand. Lucky bastards, right?


Turtle Beach E3 2014 - Elite 800

“Turtle Beach is taking audio for the PlayStation®4 to a new level,” said Juergen Stark, Chief Executive Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. “With features like DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation, and our new Tournament Audio Controller, it is a whole new game for PlayStation console owners.”


The Ear Force Elite 800 will be compatible with the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3. The Elite 800 utilizes DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience…A completely reimagined preset system allows surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music…[Presets] that have been acoustically tuned for first person shooter, racing, and sports games. Presets can be customized and managed using a new mobile app. Use Bluetooth to connect a mobile device for phone calls, music and more. Dual invisible microphones provide high-quality chat audio and a clean, boom-free look. Rocker plate controls makes using features easy and keeps the Elite 800 looking sharp. Customize the look of the Elite 800 with a wide range of snap-on speaker plates available at TurtleBeach.com. A low profile magnetic charging stand keeps the Elite 800 charged without cables, and the rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time.


Available in the Fall of 2014, the Elite 800 has a US MSRP of $299.95.
†Source: Turtle Beach Press Release

But the news do not end there, Turtle Beach also announced The Ear Force Elite Tournament Audio Controller which provides “precise, fingertip control over audio so players can adjust their audio mix to match changing game conditions.”†



Turtle Beach E3 2014 - Elite TAC

The Elite Tournament Audio Controller (TAC) is compatible with PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 consoles, as well as PCs and Macs. Dolby AC3 decoding to DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound ensures an immersive, high-quality audio experience. The TAC has a central master volume control knob, a game/chat mix slider, groundbreaking mic controls, and ergonomically placed buttons for intuitive control over advanced audio features. The TAC also outputs audio for professional-quality live streaming or recording of full gameplay and chat audio. TAC units can be daisy-chained for tournament or LAN gaming. An auxiliary input allows you to connect a mobile device and mix in voice calls or music.


The Elite Tournament Audio Controller will be available in the Fall of 2014 and integrated into future tournament gaming headset systems.
†Source: Turtle Beach Press Release

Additionally, for gamers prefer a totally wireless audio gaming experience can look forward to Turtle Beach’s Ear Force Stealth.

Turtle Beach E3 2014 - Stealth 400

The Ear Force Stealth 400 is a fully wireless stereo headset compatible with PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 consoles. A new lightweight, sleek design provides comfort during long sessions of game play or movie marathons. Controls on the ear cup provide quick access to separate game and chat volume, as well as 4 distinct surround sound presets for games, movies and music. The built-in ‘charge-and-play’ battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time, and new high-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience. Acoustically angled, large 50mm Neodymium speakers deliver an immersive audio experience. Swap out the removable microphone for the included mobile cable with inline mic and use the Stealth 400 on the road as wired headset.


Available in the Fall of 2014, the Stealth 400 has a US MSRP of $99.95.
†Source: Turtle Beach Press Release

If you’re just looking for a simplified high-quality audio experience for your PlayStation 4, then perhaps the Ear Force P12 might be more up your alley.

Turtle Beach E3 2014 - P12

The Ear Force P12 is an amplified stereo gaming headset, which provides high-quality digital game and chat audio through a single USB connection for the PlayStation®4. The P12 incorporates features popular with gamers, including Adjustable Bass Boost and Microphone Monitor. An inline amplifier provides easy access to volume controls microphone mute. Large 50mm speakers deliver a full-range of high-quality audio, from crisp highs to thumping lows. The P12 also disconnects from the in-line amp for use on PS VitaTM and other mobile devices.


Available globally on July 10, the Ear Force P12 has a US MSRP of $59.95.
†Source: Turtle Beach Press Release

And finally Turtle Beach introduces the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program.

Turtle Beach E3 2014 - Turtle Beach Elite Program Logo

The purchase of any Elite gaming headset includes the opportunity to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program. Member benefits include discounts, two-year extended product warranty, early access to news and product information, and a range of unique, member-only opportunities at Major League Gaming (MLG) and other gaming events. The Turtle Beach Elite Program is only available to participants who reside in markets where Turtle Beach Elite products are sold. Additionally, specific program benefits vary by market and will also be subject to local restrictions.


“The Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program is a unique offering for tournament professionals and competitive gamers,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. “We look forward to providing members with one-of-a-kind opportunities and special benefits.”
†Source: Turtle Beach Press Release