We've tested 10 Turtle Beach headsets to date. They make a variety of gaming headsets available at most price points. They tend to have some unique features, like active noise cancelling, Bluetooth, dedicated amps, or even in-ears with a detachable boom microphone. Overall, their microphones typically have a good recording quality, even with their budget options.
The best Turtle Beach headset for wired gaming we've tested so far is the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 SuperAmp. These wired gaming headphones are very comfortable thanks to their thick ear padding, deep ear cups, and flexible and well-padded headband. They're available in either a PS4 or an Xbox One variant, and feature a large 'SuperAmp' knob which allows you to easily mix and control audio while gaming. You can connect to your phone via Bluetooth, so you can mix in your own music, though the headphones can only be used wired, so they won't work as Bluetooth headphones while on-the-go.
Unfortunately, these headphones are quite big and bulky and they do a poor job at blocking out background noise. On the upside, their microphone is excellent, and your voice will sound full-bodied and easy to hear, even in noisy environments. Their sound profile is also fairly well-balanced, so they're well-suited to mix in a variety of music genres to your games.
If you prefer having wireless headphones, the best Turtle Beach headset for wireless gaming that we've tested so far is the Turtle Beach Elite 800. These wireless over-ear gaming headphones can easily double as your day-to-day headphones thanks to their integrated microphone, ANC, and Bluetooth capabilities. While you'll want to use their wireless transmitter for gaming due to their high Bluetooth latency, you can pair them to your phone via Bluetooth and use them for listening to music while on the go.
Unfortunately, while the microphone's recording quality is outstanding, it doesn't separate your voice from background noise as well as most boom microphones. On the upside, their wireless transmitter doubles as a charging stand for your headphones, and it has a standard 1/8" input so you can easily connect them to most home theater setups.
The best Turtle Beach headset in the budget category we've tested so far is the Turtle Beach Recon 50X/Recon 50P. These wired over-ear gaming headphones perform decently overall, though they look and feel cheap and plasticky. However, if you are more interested in saving money and still getting good microphone performance, these are a great option, as their mic's quality is surprisingly excellent. Your voice will sound full-bodied and detailed, and the boom mic does a very good job of separating your voice from background noises.
Their sound profile is fairly well-balanced, though they sound a bit cluttered with thick vocals that lack detail and brightness. On the bright side, their boom mic can be detached so you can use them on-the-go as well, which is convenient.
Overall, Turtle Beach gaming headphones are decent and often have unique features that make them a bit more versatile. Their inclusion of Bluetooth in many of their headsets makes them more convenient for casual use, so you can use your gaming headset as your daily driver headphones when on-the-go. Unfortunately, their build quality is often a bit lacking compared to some other brands like SteelSeries or Corsair. While the majority of their lineup feels plasticky and cheap, some of their higher-end options, like the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas and the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2, feel decently well-made.
Turtle Beach makes gaming headphones at a variety of price points that are generally decently affordable. Their headphones often offer unique features like Bluetooth capabilities, ANC, and even unique earbuds like the Turtle Beach Battle Buds, which are wired in-ears with a detachable microphone. These features make Turtle Beach headphones a good choice to double as your day-to-day headphones. Unfortunately, their build quality is generally lower than similarly priced headphones from other brands like SteelSeries and Corsair, and their app is lacking in customization options and can be downright frustrating to use at times. However, if you're looking for a single pair of headphones that you can use while gaming at home as well as on-the-go connected to your phone, then Turtle Beach may just be the right brand for your next headset.
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