This year, Turtle Beach was once again displaying their wide variety of headsets. The focus with their booth this year was clearly the new licensing agreement with MLG to produce headsets and even a mixer. Perhaps the most interesting fact to Nintendo readers is their return to making a product for a Nintendo system.
Due to there not being a mock up model for the Wii U headset, I instead opted to try another pair. The pair that I tried on will be fairly similar to what will be offered once the headsets are finalized, with the exception of a different color scheme and other aesthetics. This is according to one of the representatives at Turtle Beach I spoke with during my tour.
Ear Force LA Series Headset
Version Tried: ZLa
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U
Release Date: Near or At Wii U launch
With the wide array of headsets Turtle Beach produces for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it occurred to me that the company is testing the waters when it comes to Wii U. Once I placed the headset on, I noticed that they were comfortable, though the pads were merely a foam material and lacking in cloth or leather. The sound that came through also wasn’t as high of quality as I expect from the higher-end Turtle Beach products. It did OK though with warm enough sounds, though it seemed to me to be lacking a bit of treble. For what they are, a budget pair of headsets, they will certainly get the job done for any gamer without breaking the bank in theory. Hopefully if the Wii U proves to be a vocal platform for users, Turtle Beach will opt to bring their more premium lines to the system.