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Gaming, Tech

A Quick Look at the New Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2

Turtle Beach has released the Elite Pro 2 + Superamp Pro Performance Gaming Audio System, it’s a mouthful but is it any good? This is a headset that involved collaboration with leading Esports teams to come up with the design.

Elite Pro 2 Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach is boosting a design that provides gamers with powerful game and chat sounds with professional level audio on the Xbox One and PS4, along with innovative controls using a mobile app. Interesting. Retail stores started selling Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp across Europe, with the suggested retail price being set at £219.99. This isn’t a cheap headset and is a definite investment, so why might you consider choosing the Elite Pro 2 over anything else on the market?

Helping You Game Like the Pros

Turtle Beach combined forces with pro gamers from Esports teams including Splyce, Houston Outlaws and OpTic Gaming. The result is a quality build that offers unmatched comfort along with ‘powerful amplified sound’. The mobile app controls are described as groundbreaking and innovative.

The Elite Pro 2 are the successor from the Elite Pro that provides their signature pro-grade audio, comfort but now have this new way of connecting, amplifying and controlling the audio when playing games on either the Xbox One or the PS4. This says to me that if you have the Elite Pro, there’s no need to rush out to upgrade immediately, unless you need to, or you really love to get the latest releases as soon as they’re released.

Juergen Stark, the CEO of Turtle Beach recommends the headset to serious players who want to get the edge over the competition as the Elite Pro 2 is built to win. The Assistant General Manager of OpTic Gaming, Nick ‘Ashes’ Ridgeway’ has also stated that the Elite Pro 2 and SuperAmp have features that help them to be at the top of their game, which are:

  • Crisp voice communication
  • Detailed sound
  • Customised EQ

The Fancy Tech Stuff

Elite Pro 2 Turtle Beach

The audio performance of the Elite Pro 2 is driven by the esports tuned 50mm Nanoclear speakers, signature to Turtle Beach. The speakers are paired with the high sensitivity noise cancelling mic that gives crystal clear comms with your teammates thanks to Turtle Beach’s TruSpeak technology. The headset appearance benefits from the strong metal headband and the suspended pad for comfort.

Glass wearers will be pleased with the addition of the patented ProSpecs design {a very important feature for G). The comfort is achieved with the magnetic Aerofit cooling gel memory foam ear cushions that use both sports fabric and synthetic leather. These fabrics combine to help keep you cool under fire and block out external noise to keep your attention in the game. I haven’t tried these myself but I was tempted by the original Elite Pro due to their extreme comfort level, something I do struggle with when it comes to headphones. If these are as or more comfortable, I’m happy. If you appreciate customisation you’ll be pleased to learn that the magnetic deco plates are swappable and there are designs that are due to be released in time for the holiday season.

SuperAmp Mobile App Controls

Elite Pro 2 Turtle Beach

The Elite SuperAmp is a brand-new addition and it’s designed to give players a new way to control their audio. The single dial controller gives amplified Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound on the Xbox One and Windows 10 Compatible PCs. PlayStation 4 gamers will enjoy DTS Headphone X 7.1 surround sound and PC, and it connects via Bluetooth to the mobile app hub on both iOS or Android. Turtle Beach have obviously worked hard to make sure everyone can use and benefit from the Elite Pro 2 and SuperAmp, which is something we appreciate here.

The app gives players immediate control over multiple settings, including:

  • Game and Chat Audio Mix
  • Superhuman Hearing
  • Dynamic Chat Boost
  • Variable Mic Monitoring
  • EQ presets
  • Bass Boost
  • Streaming audio settings
  • Lighting and LED colour mode

We’re currently trying to find our next headsets and the Elite Pro 2 is certainly appealing. The design and the features are helping the Elite Pro 2 gain our attention, that and the fact that they’re universal. However, the SuperAmp mobile app probably isn’t really essential for us, but as it’s a new feature we really won’t know until we try it out for ourselves. As streamers, I’d be interested to learn more about the streaming audio settings and how they could benefit us on Twitch.

 

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