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CES 2012: Turtle Beach Announces Ear Force® XP400 and Ear Force® XP300 Fully Wireless, Premium Gaming Headsets

January 10, 2012


ELMSFORD, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Turtle Beach, the market-leading pioneers of the console gaming headset category, today announced the introduction of the feature-packed Ear Force XP400 and XP300 premium wireless gaming headsets. Optimized for wireless game audio and chat on Xbox 360® (and also compatible with PlayStation 3®), these headsets provide new levels of convenience and versatility while delivering the renowned game audio performance synonymous with Turtle Beach. The new XP400 and XP300 headsets bring the wireless Bluetooth chat of the acclaimed XP500 headset to more affordable price points, while adding the ease of rechargeable batteries and new 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi RF wireless technology that virtually eliminates interference with wireless networks in the home. The XP400 and XP 300 can be seen along with the full offering of Turtle Beach products at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1 – Booth #21327, during the International Consumer Electronics Show from January 10 to 13, 2012.

The Ear Force XP400 and XP300 introduce premium features that once again push the limits of gaming headset technology. With the exclusive introduction of groundbreaking 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi technology, these new headsets avoid the crowded 2.4GHz band used by wireless networks, phones and other devices in the home to deliver interference-free game audio. By automatically switching between the 2.4 and 5.0GHzbands and working within the Wi-Fi specification, the XP400/XP300 headsets navigate around other radio signals and coexist within the same spectrum as wireless networks to deliver optimum signal performance.

“Interference from common 2.4 GHz wireless devices like game consoles, routers, telephones and other gadgets is now a thing of the past with these new headsets,” said Michael Arzt, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Turtle Beach. “Not only have we jumped to the 5GHz spectrum, completely avoiding the crowded 2.4GHz band, we’ve also adopted the Wi-Fi specification so our headsets can coexist within the wireless-LAN spectrum rather than search for free space around LAN signals. Adding dual-pairing Bluetooth chat from the XP500 and a rechargeable battery makes these headsets perfect for Xbox 360 owners, who want premium performance and convenience.”

Equally noteworthy, the Ear Force XP400 also introduces Turtle Beach’s new post-processing system for Dolby® Surround Sound, with fully adjustable speaker angles that enable a user to change the positions of the virtual 5.1 speakers by selecting between six different speaker angle settings to optimize the surround sound effect. Now even more gamers can hear subtle directional details on the battlefield with 360 degree accuracy, from enemy footsteps to weapon reloads.

The Ear Force XP300 includes the same 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi game audio, Bluetooth chat and rechargeable battery at a lower price. XP300 owners can upgrade to the same Dolby Surround Sound technology of the XP400 by adding the new Ear Force DSS2 Dolby Surround Sound Processor, also introduced at CES.

Ear Force XP400 Wireless Dolby® Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Key Details:

  • Dolby® Surround Sound: Immersive 360 degree audio lets you pinpoint the direction of every sound
  • Adjustable Surround Sound Angles: Alter the positioning of the surround sound angles for the best audio experience for every gamer
  • 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Digital Game Sound: Uncompressed digital RF audio signal delivers CD-quality sound by auto-selecting the optimum frequency in the 2.4GHz/5GHz spectrums.
  • Wi-Fi Friendly: Easily coexists with wireless networks and Wi-Fi devices
  • Dual-Pairing Bluetooth: Chat wirelessly on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and answer mobile phone calls while gaming
  • Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery: Provides up to 15 hours of uninterrupted gameplay and can be recharged while gaming
  • Equalizer (EQ) Presets: Multiple EQ presets include the bass, treble and midrange boost combinations
  • Blast Limiter: Reduces the effect of loud game sounds so you can turn up softer sounds.
  • Digital Optical Connection: Delivers the highest quality of digital surround sound
  • Digital pass-through: Connect your home theater to the XP400 optical connection to hear the sound on both the headset and external 5.1 speakers.
  • Analog input: Connect a TV or other analog stereo source to the transmitter to hear it processed with virtual surround sound.
  • Dynamic Chat Boost: Chat volume automatically increases as the game volume gets louder
  • Variable Microphone Monitor: Hear your voice in the headset while speaking and adjust the level.
  • MSRP: $219.95
  • Available: Q1 2012

Ear Force XP300 Wireless Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset
Key Details:

  • 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Digital Game Sound: Uncompressed digital RF audio signal delivers CD-quality sound by auto-selecting the optimum frequency in the 2.4GHz/5GHz spectrums.
  • Wi-Fi Friendly: Easily coexists with wireless networks and Wi-Fi devices
  • Dual-Pairing Bluetooth: Chat wirelessly on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and answer mobile phone calls while gaming
  • Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery: Provides up to 15 hours of uninterrupted gameplay and can be recharged while gaming
  • Equalizer (EQ) Presets: Multiple EQ presets include the bass and treble boost combinations
  • Sound Field Expander Presets: Boosts the level of sounds on the left and right sides while lowering sounds in the center.
  • Dynamic Chat Boost: Chat volume automatically increases as the game volume gets louder
  • Variable Microphone Monitor: Hear your voice in the headset while speaking and adjust the level.
  • Auxiliary Input: Listen to your favorite songs while gaming by attaching an MP3 player to the XP300 transmitter along with the game audio.
  • MSRP: $ 169.95
  • Available: Q1 2012

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About Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach (www.turtlebeach.com designs and markets premium audio peripherals for personal computer and video game platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles and PC games. Turtle Beach, headquartered in Elmsford, New York, is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today’s PC audio industry.

Turtle Beach and Ear Force are registered trademarks of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. XBOX 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.

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