Surround-Sound Headset From Turtle Beach

  • Designed primarily for PS3
  • Suitable for LAN parties
  • Rechargeable battery pack

Turtle Beach latest range of headsets includes one that offers up a multi-speaker surround sound experience.

The company is releasing both the PX3 Programmable Wireless Stereo Headset and the Z6A Multi-Speaker Surround Sound Headset at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, this June.

Engineered primarily for use with PlayStation 3 – and also compatible with Xbox 360 and PC/Mac gaming – the PX3 is the “kid brother” to the Ear Force PX5 programmable wireless surround sound headset launched earlier this year

Like the PX5, the PX3 comes preloaded with 18 interchangeable audio presets that allow gamers to select their desired audio experience. Additional stereo audio presets will also be made available for download from the Turtle Beach website for easy installation into the PX3.

This unit is also Turtle Beach’s first headset to feature a rechargeable battery pack, providing more than 10 hours of uninterrupted game play and an auxiliary input so you can listen to your favorite music while gaming.  In addition, it has a set of audio features, including Sonic Lens with Sound Field Expander that widens or narrows the sound field to focus on specific frequencies, and Ear Guard with Blast Limiter technology, which limits the intensity of deafening sounds.

Powered by a 5.1 channel amplifier with bass enhancement, the Ear Force Z6A comes with eight amplified speakers including dual subwoofers, delivering realistic directional audio, claims the manufacturer. The speakers are acoustically angled toward the user’s ears, allowing gamers to pinpoint critical sound cues from every direction, such as the sound of approaching footsteps, incoming enemy vehicles, or the click of someone reloading in the distance.

With oversized mesh ear cushions and a lightweight design, the Z6A is designed for long gaming sessions, and with a quick disconnect cable and USB power, it is the suitable for LAN tournaments and parties. The Z6A is also features XBOX 360 compatibility with an optional cable kit.