Turtle Beach will launch a new range of PlayStation 4-compatible headsets this year beginning July 10, the audio hardware maker announced today.
Compatible with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, the Ear Force Elite 800 will launch to retail this fall for a recommended retail price of $299.95. The headset uses DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation and a game surround sound mode. Users can manage preset customizations using a new mobile app and mobile devices can be connected for voice calls, music and more via Bluetooth.
The headset sports dual invisible microphones and users can customize the peripheral with snap-on speaker plates available at TurtleBeach.com. Packing a rechargeable battery with up to 15 hours of playing time, Elite 800 can be charged without cables using the magnetic charging stand.
"Turtle Beach is taking audio for the PlayStation 4 to a new level," chief executive officer Juergen Stark said in a prepared statement. "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 Tournament Audio Controller will be available this fall and is compatible with PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Windows PC and Mac. The TAC consists of a central master volume control knob, a game/chat mix slider and mic controls. The TAC can output audio for live streaming or recording of gameplay and chat audio, and units can be daisy-chained for tournament or LAN gaming. Users can connect smartphones via an auxiliary input.
The Ear Force Stealth 400, a wireless stereo headset compatible with PS4 and PS3, will launch in fall. The headset features 50mm Neodymium speakers, separate game and chat volume controls on the earpiece, and four surround sound presets for games, movies and music. Its rechargeable battery offers 15 hours of life, while swapping out the removable microphone with the mobile cable with inline mic allows gamers to use it as a wired headset.
The Ear Force P12, an amplified stereo gaming headset that offers game and chat audio through a USB connection on the PS4, will launch July 10. The P12 features 50mm speakers, adjustable bass boost, microphone monitor and an inline amplifier for easy access to volume controls. The P12 also disconnects from the in-line amp for use on PS Vita and other devices.
Those who purchase any of the products can access the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program. The program offers discounts, two-year extended product warranty, early access to news and product information. The Elite 800 and other Turtle Beach products will be on display at E3 2014, where Polygon will be in attendence.
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