updated 01:15 pm EST, Fri January 6, 2012
Turtle Beach unveils gaming headphone lineup
Gaming headset maker Turtle Beach has just unveiled its new products for 2012 that it will bring to CES next week. This includes the Ear Force X42 and Ear Force X32 Xbox 360 headsets. They use new dual-band Wi-Fi and large 50mm drivers. The $160 X42 supports surround sound, while the $100 X32 does not.
An updated Dolby Surround Sound (DSS) processor that is the DSS2 gets six variable speaker configurations and supports stereo headsets. It costs $80 alone or can be bundled with the surround sound headsets.
The $40 Earforce Z11 is for PC gamers and sports acoustically-angled 50mm drivers.
Also making their debut at CES will be a new M-series of headsets for mobile devices, including the $50 M5, $40 M3 and $60 M1 earbuds. The M5 and M3 have 40mm drivers and in-line mics, while the M3 folds. The M1s have noise-cancelling ability, 10mm drivers with neodymium magnets, and an in-line remote.
Shipping dates for all the gear may be given at CES.