Top shelf headset maker Turtle Beach has unveiled a pair of brand new sets of cans at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. The name of the game? 5.0ghz.
“Interference from common 2.4 GHz wireless devices like game consoles, routers, telephones and other gadgets is now a thing of the past with these new headsets.” said Michael Arzt, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Turtle Beach. “Not only have we jumped to the 5GHz spectrum, completely avoiding the crowded 2.4GHz band, we’ve also adopted the Wi-Fi specification so our headsets can coexist within the wireless-LAN spectrum rather than search for free space around LAN signals. Adding dual-pairing Bluetooth chat from the XP500 and a rechargeable battery makes these headsets perfect for Xbox 360 owners, who want premium performance and convenience.”
Anybody who’s had experience with Turtle Beach headsets for consoles or PC knows that they make a pretty nice product- but that they also make a pretty expensive (at least for their wireless sets) product. These new phones also seek to provide a little relief for gamers who can’t quite swing the usual price tag as they are MSRP’d a tad lower than the currently available XP500. Of course, they’re not 7.1/5.1 either, but you’ve gotta give some concessions I suppose…
Specs and pricing below: