Video game headset and accessory maker Turtle Beach has made a wave in the industry as they have reached a giant milestone for the company.
Turtle Beach has sold over 30 million gaming headsets since their start in 2005 and has been the market leader in sales for gaming headsets for the last seven years and in revenue for the last nine years.
“Crossing this 30 million milestone is a great achievement that validates our commitment to leading in innovation and delivering the largest assortment of high-quality gaming headsets, and it shows the power of the Turtle Beach brand,” said Juergen Stark, the CEO of Turtle Beach in a press release today.
The hardware manufacturer is planning to continue this success with a line up of new products for 2019. The Recon 70 wired headset is said to be a step up from the Recon 50, with leather wrapped ear cushions that give better bass response and noise isolation, a flip up mic, and 40mm speakers that, Turtle Beach claims on their website, will “give amazing game sound so you hear every crisp high and thundering low.” It’s relatively inexpensive at $39.99, and will come out on May 1st, 2019.
Turtle Beach’s Stealth 600 wireless headset has continued to be North America’s best-selling wireless gaming headset in 2018 to now, according to the manufacturer. Retailing at $99.95, it provides virtual surround sound and a sound setting called Superhuman Hearing. With this setting, Turtle Beach claims that you can get an advantage over the opposing players by hearing “subtle yet game-changing sounds” According to the headset maker, you can listen for “enemy footsteps sneaking up on your six, other players reloading their weapon for an ambush, and vehicles off in the distance approaching with reinforcements.” Turtle Beach has detailed what’s included in the headset in this trailer:
PlayStation LifeStyle’s Chandler Wood didn’t like the Superhuman Hearing gimmick. He wrote in his review, “I found that it simply didn’t attenuate the rest of the audio, often leaving music and other ‘standard’ gameplay sounds peaking and sounding crackly” while playing Destiny 2 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. He therefore opted to turn this feature off while using the headset, but otherwise loved the quality and sound of the flagship series.
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