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E3 2014: Turtle Beach is coming at you with three PlayStation headsets

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Turtle Beach will be at E3 again and they are showing off three new headsets aimed at PlayStation owners. 

The Ear Force Elite 800 is a wireless 7.1 surround sound headset with active noise cancellation. There are presets for various types of games such as first person shooters and racers as well as other activities such as movies and music. The headset can be used with the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 as well as mobile devices via a Bluetooth connection allowing for phone calls as well. The headset holds a 15 hour charge and will retail for $299.95 when it comes out this Fall.

A more affordable wireless headset for the Sony consoles will be the Ear Force Stealth 400. It's a stereo headset, but has presets for surround sound. 15 hours is also the charge rate for the Ear Force Stealth 400. WiFi connection will be used for the sound and no Bluetooth on this one. It will retail for $99.95 and will also be out this Fall.

Finally, the Ear Force P12 will be a wired stereo headset that will plug into the PlayStation 4 via USB. The P12 can also be used with the Vita when you disconnect the P12 from the inline amp and into the hand held. July 10th is the release date and it will be available for $59.95.


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SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced new gaming headsets designed for the popular PlayStation®4 console. The new headsets, which will be available in stores in the Fall of 2014, will be on display at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles at Booth #1447 in the South Hall from June 10 to 12. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio brand of Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR).


"Turtle Beach is taking audio for the PlayStation®4 to a new level," said Juergen Stark, Chief Executive Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. "With features like DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound, active noise cancellation, and our new Tournament Audio Controller, it is a whole new game for PlayStation console owners."

The all new Ear Force Elite 800 sets a new standard for premium wireless gaming headsets. Compatible with the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, the Elite 800 utilizes DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience. Both are firsts for console gaming headsets. A completely reimagined preset system allows surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music. For example, the game surround sound mode offers presets that have been acoustically tuned for first person shooter, racing, and sports games. Presets can be customized and managed using a new mobile app. Use Bluetooth to connect a mobile device for phone calls, music and more. Dual invisible microphones provide high-quality chat audio and a clean, boom-free look. Rocker plate controls makes using features easy and keeps the Elite 800 looking sharp. Customize the look of the Elite 800 with a wide range of snap-on speaker plates available at TurtleBeach.com. A low profile magnetic charging stand keeps the Elite 800 charged without cables, and the rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time. Available in the Fall of 2014, the Elite 800 has a US MSRP of $299.95.??

The Ear Force Stealth 400 is a fully wireless stereo headset compatible with PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 consoles. A new lightweight, sleek design provides comfort during long sessions of game play or movie marathons. Controls on the ear cup provide quick access to separate game and chat volume, as well as 4 distinct surround sound presets for games, movies and music.  The built-in 'charge-and-play' battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time, and new high-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience. Acoustically angled, large 50mm Neodymium speakers deliver an immersive audio experience. Swap out the removable microphone for the included mobile cable with inline mic and use the Stealth 400 on the road as wired headset. Available in the Fall of 2014, the Stealth 400 has a US MSRP of $99.95.

Also showcased at E3 is the Ear Force P12 amplified stereo gaming headset, which provides high-quality digital game and chat audio through a single USB connection for the PlayStation®4. The P12 incorporates features popular with gamers, including Adjustable Bass Boost and Microphone Monitor. An inline amplifier provides easy access to volume controls microphone mute. Large 50mm speakers deliver a full-range of high-quality audio, from crisp highs to thumping lows. The P12 also disconnects from the in-line amp for use on PS Vita?? and other mobile devices. Available globally on July 10, the Ear Force P12 has a US MSRP of $59.95.

The purchase of any Elite gaming headset includes the opportunity to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program.Member benefits include discounts, two-year extended product warranty, early access to news and product information, and a range of unique, member-only opportunities at Major League Gaming (MLG) and other gaming events. The Turtle Beach Elite Program is only available to participants who reside in markets where Turtle Beach Elite products are sold.  Additionally, specific program benefits vary by market and will also be subject to local restrictions.

"The Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program is a unique offering for tournament professionals and competitive gamers," said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. "We look forward to providing members with one-of-a-kind opportunities and special benefits."