You do not have to spend an enormous amount of money to get the best gaming headset – however in the event you do splurge, then it’s best to get one thing that feels extensively refined and as premium as the value tag suggests.
Fortunately, the Turtle Seashore Elite Professional Event Headset matches the invoice. Sure, its identify is greater than a mouthful, however that is additionally greater than your common gaming headset. It is also a extra strong and polished providing than most of Turtle Seashore’s choices, setting a high-end instance of what the corporate is able to.
It is definitely not low cost at $199.99 (£169.99, AU$299), and spending further for the non-compulsory Elite Professional Tactical Audio Controller ($149.99, £149.99, AU$249) to allow some options could be onerous to swallow. Nonetheless, the Turtle Seashore Elite Professional Event Headset excels with nice audio and critically spectacular consolation, and has some good superior choices in the event you’re prepared to spend further for these perks.
After reviewing the curiously awkward Turtle Beach Stealth 600 headset lately, we weren’t actually wanting ahead to sticking the Elite Professional on our noggin. Fortunately, these fears had been unfounded: that is really some of the comfy headsets we have ever used.
It does not actually look that method at a look. The padding on the cups is amazingly thick, however the precise ear holes look small and confining. However you may neglect about all of that after it is in your head. The ear pads are spongy cushions that really feel like reminiscence foam in the way in which they conform round your head, and the usage of cooling gel within the padding – sure, actually – makes them really feel like a dream once you pop them on for a frenzied gaming session.
We have by no means felt every other headset fairly prefer it. And since they encircle your ears and mildew round them, the Elite Professional can also be wonderful at blocking out exterior noise. That makes them particularly ultimate for LAN occasions and esports tournaments, because the identify rightly suggests.
The Elite Professional is a lot comfy in any other case, as properly. The cups slide up and down the plastic arms hooked up to the headscarf, providing sufficient variance to discover a good stability to your head dimension, whereas the delicate strap beneath the highest of the band could be adjusted so as to add or take away stress. Fact be instructed, we don’t really feel a lot of a distinction between the settings, but it surely feels good all the identical.
Visually, the Elite Professional is a extra refined tackle Turtle Seashore’s traditional aesthetic—you will not mistake it for something apart from a gaming headset, because of the chunky plastic and shiny orange accents.
The microphone pops on and off with ease, as wanted, and the headset comes with three.5mm analog and USB digital connectors for varied gadgets. There’s additionally an in-line management on the twine with a quantity dial and microphone mute toggle.
Fortunately, the Turtle Seashore Elite Professional Event Headset does not disappoint in relation to precise audio playback, though there’s some variance relying on which machine you are utilizing and the way you hook as much as it.
Utilizing the three.5mm headphone jack, you’ll be able to simply plug right into a PS4 or Xbox One controller, connect with a PC, or use it with a smartphone, pill, and a great deal of different gadgets. Testing that stereo method in Name of Responsibility: WWII for PS4 proves fairly good certainly.
The Elite Professional’s 50mm drivers produce a really balanced soundscape wherein all the pieces appears to get equal weight. Footsteps and firearm rounds ring by cleanly and clearly, and when taking part in, we really feel totally immersed regardless of the shortage of digital encompass sound on the platform.
Switching over to Rocket League, we admittedly needed extra of a bass kick within the combine — particularly after lately testing the wonderful Beyerdynamic Customized Sport headset, with its unexpectedly efficient bass sliders. With music blaring, the Elite Professional’s output additionally feels only a hair extra confined than the Customized Sport, but it surely’s not a world of distinction. Total, we had been very proud of the playback efficiency.
On Xbox One, you’ll be able to allow Home windows Sonic assist for digital encompass sound, however the distinction appeared extraordinarily modest to our ears in each Halo 5: Guardians and Rocket League. The outcomes sounded a bit of bit cleaner, however not strikingly so.
In the meantime, the Elite Professional USB Amplifier connector included within the PC Version of the Elite Professional enables you to activate DTS 7.1 digital encompass sound in Home windows 7+ through Turtle Seashore’s drivers. And it is suitably spectacular, delivering a broader aural area to amplify your gaming. On PC, you can even use Turtle Seashore’s neat “Superhuman listening to” characteristic, which amplifies in-game footsteps and different delicate noises, and allows you to faucet into a couple of completely different audio combine presets.
The USB Amplifier may also be plugged right into a PlayStation four, but it surely does not activate any sort of digital encompass sound. It purportedly boosts the extent of the audio output, however we won’t inform a distinction whereas taking part in Name of Responsibility: WWII. A minimum of it allows microphone monitoring, to be able to hear your self whereas chatting on-line.
The aforementioned Elite Professional Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) mixamp has a built-in DAC and brings digital encompass sound to PS4, plus it affords extra management over the audio combine and allows you to chain a number of T.A.C. gadgets collectively for LAN play. For severe audio aficionados and LAN fanatics, it could be definitely worth the funding. Everybody else can get by with simply the headset.
And the Elite Professional headset’s bendable, included microphone sounds nice in our expertise—a lot clearer than the Stealth 600’s flip mic. Turtle Seashore sells an non-compulsory noise-cancelling mic, but it surely’s actually not mandatory for gaming.
The Turtle Seashore Elite Professional Event Headset is designed for competitors and it actually does excel at that, because of its unbelievable consolation, noise-isolating cans, and sharp sport audio. You may discover barely fuller sound with extra of a bass kick from different headsets, but it surely’s onerous to argue with what Turtle Seashore delivers right here.
That mentioned, spending $199.99 (£169.99, AU$299) on a headset that lacks some performance with out an extra $149.99 (£149.99, AU$249) peripheral – particularly in the event you’re on PS4 – can really feel a bit irritating, and there is a number of competitors within the high-end wired gaming headset area. However in the event you just like the look right here and demand superior options from a gaming headset, then you definately will not be dissatisfied with the Elite Professional.