Turtle Beach Announces Ear Force® Wireless Gaming Headsets

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 (MSRP: $219.95 , Available: Q1 2012) 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 (MSRP: $ 169.95, Available: Q1 2012) 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.

For more information, visit www.turtlebeach.com.

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