Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 full review
Turtle Beach is a well-known brand in the gaming world, with the company producing a range of gaming headsets to suit every budget. The company's latest headset is the updated Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 headset, available for PS4 and Xbox One (though we'll focus on the PS4 variant in this review).
It promises to deliver high-quality audio and a whole lot more - but is it worth over £200? Find out in our Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 review.
Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2: Pricing and availability
There's no denying that the Elite Pro 2 headset is a premium product with the range of features on offer, and it has the price tag to match. If you take the plunge, you'll be paying £219.99 in the UK or $249.95 if you're in the US, and it can be picked up not only from the Turtle Beach website but retailers including Microsoft, Amazon and GAME.
That puts the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 up against titans like the 1More Spearhead VRX and the SteelSeries Artics Pro + GameDAC. Does it have enough to tempt gamers? Carry on reading to find out.
Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 review
The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 is the most recent addition to the company’s premium line-up, and while it’s not exactly a reinvention, the Elite Pro 2 is certainly a more refined headset when compared to the original. In fact, it’s one of the best gaming headsets we’ve used for quite some time, and surprisingly, it’s not only due to the superb audio quality – it’s the comfort it provides.
That’s because the Elite Pro 2 features Aerofit cushions made from a combination of spandex fabric and gel-infused foam that are cool to the touch, and mould to the shape of your head when worn. This relieves any pressure build-up on the ears or on the top of the headset, even with prolonged use, and the gel-infused foam keeps you from descending into a hot, sweaty mess after an intense COD session.
It also features the ProSpecs Glasses relief system that creates a small channel in the ear cushion to allow glasses-wearers to game without getting irritated.
Beneath that cushiony goodness, the Elite Pro 2 features 50mm Nanoclear over-ear speakers that provide crisp audio with a satisfying bass response without a hint of distortion, even during the biggest explosions and loudest gunfights. It offers 7.1 surround sound support, allowing you to accurately pinpoint the origin of sounds in your in-game environment and provides an all-around immersive experience. What’s not to like?
Like last year’s model, the removable microphone offers great quality for team communication and does a surprisingly decent job with background noise cancellation – a feature your teammates will surely appreciate.
And unlike with last year’s Elite Pro, the Pro 2 features the Elite SuperAmp as standard. It’s the brains of the setup, providing 7.1 Surround Sound not only for PC but PS4 too (Xbox One users should opt for theXbox variant). It’s Bluetooth-enabled and app-controlled, allowing you to tweak the EQ of the headphones via your smartphone.
It does more than that though; when connected via Bluetooth, smartphone calls and notifications will come through the headset. You can wave goodbye to all those missed calls and delayed text responses during those intense gaming sessions!
As the name suggests, the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 really is an elite gaming headset. It may be at the top end in terms of price, but there's more than enough to justify it; the Elite Pro 2 boasts incredible audio quality whilst still being extremely comfortable to use over long periods, and the ability to take smartphone calls through the headset when gaming is something that all gamers would love to be able to do.
You won't be disappointed with this purchase.