Published on July 15th, 2015 | by audioguy1
Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800X Review
The Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800X headphone is a high quality headset which was designed for Xbox One consoles and Bluetooth devices by Turtle Beach. Both visually and qualitatively, the Stealth 800X has made a giant leap from the previous version. Turtle Beach, with this product, has deviated from its product philosophy of producing more functional headsets in lieu of visually appealing ones.
The Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800X headphone is a combination of powerful sound, great wearing comfort and dynamic functionality that will surpass even your wildest expectations. The Elite 800X has a classic design and features a magnetic charger.
This product offers the ultimate in perfect cordless Xbox One-noise reduction and surround sound gaming audio with DTS Headphone: X 7.1-channel surround sound and DTS surround sound modes that will make your games and music sound much better.
It is practically the only Xbox One wireless headset on the market that does not require a stereo headset adapter. The unit is easy to install and invariably delivers a commendable wireless performance.
The headset is also a good traveling companion, all thanks to its effective attenuation of ambient noise. It has impressive noise reduction capabilities. One of the few shortcomings of this product are the many buttons that the user can accidentally press.
The ten-hour battery life is also quite decent, though it could be better. The durable rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of use while the Bluetooth utility keeps you connected to your mobile devices.
Elite 800X Features
The Turtle Beach Elite 800X is a dynamic headphone with a circumaural design. It is covered mainly with plastic parts and it has thick leatherette pads.
It also has Bluetooth connectivity with which it can be connected to smartphones and computers via the Ear Force Audio Hub application (Android smartphone, Mac and PC computers). It is also possible to be simultaneously connected and take calls, listen to music and hear notifications on the phone while playing computer games.
There is also a Superhuman Hearing functionality present which simply amplify the sounds that are below a certain threshold level, thus enabling the user to the weaker sounds more distinctly.
The list of features goes on to include its integrated active noise reduction function through the integrated microphone, which can also capture the voice of the user for chatting.
In addition, there is the possibility of adjusting the earpiece volume of the game using the touch controls on the left atrium. The Dynamic Chat Boost feature performs an automatic adjustment of the volume of the chat during the noisiest phases of the game.
In order for it to be operated wirelessly, the Elite 800X headset comes with a magnetic charging cradle and a rechargeable battery. The battery provides up to 10 hours of operating time, which is a little short compared to what other competing brands have to offer.
- Series – Turtle Beach Ear Force
- Product Dimensions – 10.6 x 5.3 x 10 inches
- Product Weight – 4.2 pounds
- Transmission types – Bluetooth, Wireless
- Connection types – USB 2.0, 3.5mm jack
- Cable length – 1:22 m
- USB port – Console Chat connection; Power supply of the charging station
- Connections – 3.5 mm jack, optical port
- Rechargeable Battery – Yes
- Battery Operating time – 10 hours
- Sound Output Mode – 7.1 (Software)
- Headset – Headband
- Types – Dynamic, closed
- Features – active noise cancelling, passive noise reduction, volume control, control on the headset, adjustable strap, padded headband, removable ear covers
- Microphone Features – integrated in the headphones, noise reduction
- Microphone position – in headphones
- Number of microphones – 2
- Battery Technology – Lithium Polymer
- Suitable for – XBox One
- Accessories Delivered – Charger, USB transmitter, optical cable, 3.5mm phone cable, manual, USB cable
- Colour – Black
- Surround Formats – DTS Headphone: X 7.1, DTS
- Headphones Frequency response – 20 – 20000 Hertz
- They are comfortable and sleek
- Deliver a brilliant sound quality
- They have a great feature variety
- Has good noise reduction feature
- The audio is customizable according to the genre-based pre-sets of DTS Surround Sound Modes
- Has a magnetic charging stand
- The unit has no chat compliance with PS4 or PC
- There are many buttons that the user presses accidentally
- This product has only a ten-hour battery life
The makers of the Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800X gaming headset did not compromise on many features and this product is easily the ultimate in fully wireless surround sound gaming for Xbox One.
All in all, the Elite 800X would be a great choice for all Xbox One game enthusiasts.