We missed these when they were announced back in January. I blame the excitement of learning about Turtle Beach’s partnership to provide headsets for the PS4 on the same day of CES. But we’re getting ever closer to the game’s release on Xbox consoles and PC – and Turtle Beach has just reminded us they’re coming – so we thought we’d show off the perfect compliment to that rather snazzy Titanfall controller you’ll soon be able to get for the Xbox One.
This branded headset comes with the adapter for the Xbox One so it will work with Microsoft’s newest console immediately. It also works over USB and 3.5mm jack with PC and has the appropriate 2.5mm chat cable and analogue RCA connector to make it backwards-compatible with the Xbox 360. The microphone is active, so it plays back in your ear meaning that you don’t have to shout to hear yourself over game audio. You can pull the mic out though, if you just want to use the headset as headphones for your mobile or MP3 player.
It’s not cheap at £139.99 ($149.99), especially for what appears to be a stereo headset, but at that price range, Turtle Beach’s build quality is excellent and the audio quality is also top notch.
I use Turtle Beach PX5s myself (at least, I did before the PS4) and they’re exceptionally good for game audio, as well as being nice and clear for chat. There’s very little noise leakage, which is popular with my wife, and they’re comfortable to wear for long periods. They are ageing slightly now though, and if you want a more recent look at Turtle Beach’s other offerings, you might want to check out the great review Tef did of the PX4s or even the video review Kris did last summer for the PX22s. It’s got seagulls in it.