Turtle Beach is one of the leading manufacturers of gaming headsets. Since CES 2011 is in full force they've revealed a few more headsets to add to the repertoire of video game accessories. Introducing the Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Headset, the Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset, and the XC1 Xbox Live Communicator Headset. All three headsets are making their debut this week at CES. Keep reading to find out which headset is the one for you.
Ear Force P11 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset
The Ear Force P11 gaming headset has been designed with the PS3 in mind but also works with PC and Mac. It is powered by USB with 50mm high fidelity speakers. The Ear Force 11 uses separate volume controls for chat and game audio. It's expected to launch this spring and retail for about $60.
Turtle Beach Ear Force XC1 XBOX LIVE Communicator
The Ear Force XC1 was designed with the Xbox 360 in mind. Like the P11 you will be able to adjust the game and chat audio independently to make sure you hear exactly what you want to hear. The headset is adjustable and has a single ear design. It will also come out this spring and it expected to retail for $30.
PX5 Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Headset
The PX5 is the most technologically-advanced headset for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It incorporates a programmable digital signal processor that allows the user to customize chat, game and microphone preferences. Custom settings can be saved and used for specific games, for example you can activate a custom setting to amplify footsteps or reloads while playing multiplayer. It can also be programmed to change the users voices. This is a great feature for all the 12 year-olds playing multiplayer who don't want to sound young. The software to customize the headset to your liking will be available on the Turtle Beach site.
The PX5 is also the first headset to use dual radios. One is for Dolby Digital surround and the other is for chat over the PlayStation Network via Bluetooth. With the Bluetooth feature gamers can stream music while playing or even take a phone call.
The PX5 will be available this spring and is expected to retail at around $250.
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