Turtle Beach Announces 5 Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Headsets
With the countdown to Black Ops 2 well and truly on, gamer’s favourite Turtle Beach has revealed five new limited edition headsets specifically for fans of the game.
The new headsets made their first appearance at this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany, and are intended to be launched just ahead of the game itself, which comes out on November 13th. Turtle Beach hopes to cater for all types of gamer, from the casual player to the hardcore CoD addict or professional ‘e-Athlete’, as they like to be known these days.
Each of the headsets features the trademark Black Ops 2 logo, along with a lick of black and orange paint to match the game’s colour scheme. We saw the Ear Force Tango headset earlier in the year, but now we’ve got more details on the rest of the range.
Ear Force Tango
Sitting at the top of the tree is the Tango, which is a 2.4/5GHz wireless headset with a base station for charging. It features full Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound so you can hear every footstep around you, and can be programmed with full audio presets for your style of gaming, as well as movie watching and music listening. These beauties work on both PS3 and Xbox 360, and feature wireless chat for in-game communication.
Ear Force Sierra
The Sierra headset loses the wireless functionality but retains the fantastic Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, so you’ll always know exactly where those footsteps are coming from. The wired headset has its own inline control box which enables the user to fine tweak up to 9 audio presets for both sound and speech through the connected microphone. Again, the headphones are finished in black and orange colours, with interchangeable speaker plates to customise your set.
Ear Force X-Ray
Wireless connectivity returns in the X-Ray headset, which again uses the 2.4/5GHz wireless spectrums to connect to your console and avoid any interference while you’re in ‘the zone’. It features Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for an edge over foolish opponents just using their TV speakers for sound. Bluetooth connectivity means you can connect this headset to a mobile phone for handsfree calls, so you’ll never really have to pause your game. A rechargeable lithium ion battery will give you up to 15 hours of solid gaming before you need to charge again.
Ear Force Kilo
The most basic of the range, the Kilo is another over-ear headset with a built-in microphone for in game chat. It’s wired to your console or PC via an in-line control box for adjusting audio and microphone volume. Unfortunately with this model you don’t get the Dolby surround sound, but we’re expecting the price to reflect that. Turtle Beach’s trademark quality can be seen through the cloth braided cables and large 50mm sound drivers in each cup for plenty of volume.
Ear Force Earbuds
Finally, a set of in-ear earbuds will be launched for those who are against the weight of a set of surround sound headphones pressing down on the skull. These are aimed more at portable gaming and music listening on the go, with portable consoles, smartphones and tablets. Each earbud features a 10mm driver and a noise isolating design to keep the sound in and everything around you out. The cabling is braided in Black Ops 2 black and orange for extra durability and a well-built feel, with inline controls for volume and answering calls.
All five will launch in October of this year, ahead of the November 13th launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and handheld consoles. Turtle Beach hasn’t announced prices yet, but we’d expect them to range from the Tango at around £160 to the Earbuds at around £40.