TurtleBeach Announce First PS4 Wireless Headset ‘Ear Force Stealth 500P’ @ #EGX2014
TurtleBeach have just announced the first wireless surround sound headset for the PS4. The Ear Force Stealth 500P fully wireless surround sound headset will be compatible with both the PS4 and PS3. TurtleBeach have certainly been busy, as it’s also the first headset available for the PS4 with DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound – which is supposedly the most advanced, accurate and realistic surround sound available for headphones.
If you are attending this year’s Eurogamer Expo, make sure you visit the TurtleBeach stand as they will be showcasing The Stealth 500P, alongside a range of new headsets. TurtleBeach will be at EGX from September 25th to the 28th. If you want to pick up The Ear Force Stealth 500P it has an RRP of £99.99.
We will have a review of this headset up in a few days. So make sure you check back on the website and follow us on Twitter. We will also be attending the Eurogamer Expo, sp make sure you keep an eye out for us and our previews and interviews that will be uploaded over the next few days. Twitter #PushStartEGX.
The Ear Force Stealth 500P, Ear Force Stealth 500X, Z60 and Elite 800 all feature DTS Headphone:X surround sound technology, an innovative new sound experience designed to make movies, music and games sound better over headphones by allowing much more discrete control over speaker position and angles than other surround sound headphone solutions. For example, most surround sound mixes put the centre channel about eight feet in front of the listener perceptually, which is the default for TV and film because the dialogue is coming from the screen.
With a first person shooter and many other game genres, much of the centre channel audio comes from the player’s character. For instance, the sound of the player’s feet walking in the snow, their inbound radio, and the sound of spent cartridges being ejected from the player’s gun. Using DTS Headphone:X, the audio engineers at Turtle Beach created a gaming preset that pulls the centre channel in towards the players’ midsection, and tilts it up, to make the placement of those sounds more realistic.
The Stealth 500P includes custom DTS surround sound modes that have been finely tuned by Turtle Beach’s engineers for games, movies and music as well as a stereo mode. There are also four EQ settings that can be used with any of the surround modes including Signature Sound, Bass Boost, Bass and Treble Boost, and Vocal Boost.
“DTS surround sound represents a new approach to audio that is sweeping across the film and gaming industries and fundamentally changing the way consumers experience sound,” said Bob Picunko, chief marketing officer of Turtle Beach. “Only Turtle Beach has DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound headsets for the PS4TM this Christmas.”
The newly designed headset connects to the PS4 for chat audio with a simple USB wireless transmitter, which is easy to connect and no bigger than a memory stick. An optical cable runs from the PS4 optical port to the transmitter for digital surround sound game audio.
Separate control over chat and game volume, and microphone monitoring give game players the features and controls they expect in a quality gaming headset. The high-sensitivity, multi-directional mic allows for crystal clear chat and the microphone is removable in case you want to head out of the house without it. The Stealth 500P comes with a 3.5mm mobile cable so you can use it with a PS VitaTM, mobile phone or tablet.
The rechargeable battery can provide more than 15 hours of playing time.