We've tested 11 Turtle Beach headsets. They make mid-to high-range gaming headsets, with unique features. Also, their headsets often have Bluetooth support to so you can use them wirelessly with your phone.
Overall, Turtle Beach makes decent gaming headphones with sometimes unique features that make them a bit more versatile and convenient for casual use. They also set themselves apart by having quite a few Bluetooth-compatible gaming headsets in their lineup. Unfortunately, their build quality is often slightly lacking. More recent headphones like the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas and Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 are somewhat decently well-built, but the greater majority of the line up feels plasticky and a little cheap when compared to other headphones in the same price range.
The Turtle Beach brand has a few models in their lineup that we have not tested yet. However, despite a few exceptions, most of the lineup falls in these 4 categories:
The best Turtle Beach headset for gaming is the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 SuperAmp. These headphones have a much better build quality than the rest of the lineup, and with their amp, you also have Bluetooth compatibility, so you can game while still receiving calls from your phone. However, they are not wireless, since they must be connected via the SuperAmp to work. They are also somewhat pricey for what they have to offer. In this case, if you really do not need the Bluetooth support with the SuperAmp, then go for the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas instead. They have the same great build quality and sound, but they are much more affordable.
The best Turtle Beach headphones for mixed usage are the Turtle Beach Elite 800. The Elite 800 are Bluetooth-compatible headphones packed with features and come with a base station that provides quite a few connection options. The base is console specific, but works well as a home theater set up and has dock charging so you can display your headphones next to your PC or TV. Unfortunately, build quality is a bit mediocre for the price. Their control scheme is also overly sensitive and very confusing. However, if you want the most feature-packed option available from Turtle Beach, then the Elite 800 are a decent option.
Turtle Beach makes budget to high-end gaming headphones with unique features that make them a bit more versatile for casual use. They're decently affordable, sound moderately well-balanced, and have Bluetooth compatibility, making them slightly easier to use with mobile phones. Unfortunately, their build quality is somewhat lacking, especially when compared to similarly priced headphones from other brands like Corsair and SteelSeries. They also do not have a lot of customization options and a mediocre, sometimes frustrating app. However, if you often use your gaming headset with your phone or like to have a few connection options, like Bluetooth and wired support, then Turtle Beach may just be the right brand for your next headset.
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