The sound of the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero gaming headset is truly phenomenal and great value at the £120 price tag, punching well above similar-priced rivals.
Unlike in the past, you have total control on PC gaming sound thanks to a downloadable Turtle Beach Control Studio which gives you access to alter all aspects of the overall sound on offer.
So if you want to up the ability to hear incoming footsteps of Ghost Recon rivals online, you can, just twiddle the virtual knobs on a mixing desk-style user friendly interface to your heart’s content.
And if you want to boost the bass or vocal conversations to complement your action game’s storytelling, you can do that too.
It’s versatile and exactly what we’d asked for after trying out last year’s cans from the popular earphone maker.
What you’re left with is truly immersive sound.
Gameplay becomes astoundingly realistic thanks to the £D surround sound capabilities, as bullets seemingly whizz past your ear or a souped-up race car roars to victory in front of you.
Footie crowds on PES sound real and like you’re in the stadium. It puts you right there in the game, with boost available to atmospheric background songs and character interplay, injecting you right into the heart of the action.
Rock, pop and hip-hop tunes from the likes of Blink 182, Stormzy and Ed Sheeran all sounded excellent on the headset.
There seemed to be no genre they couldn’t get the most out of, whether it be deep bass for hardcore rap tracks or high-end vocal clarity for softer pop tunes.
Turtle Beach boast they reckon they now have the best wireless PC gaming headset on the market.
It’s hard to disagree.
I’m just hoping that the full optimised 3D surround sound experience can be brought to consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One in future as its locked to PC gamers right now.
If you really want the most out of the Atlas Aero, I’d suggest plumping for the additional Edge PC Audio Enhancer too.
It plugs into an available USB port to give your wired PC headset an instant, customisable audio advantage to truly get the best sound intended by the makers.
All in, it is fairly costly. May be too much for some.
But if you want a top-quality headset that really gives you everything aurally that gaming has to offer, you can’t go wrong with the Elite Atlas Aero.
The Verdict – 5/5
- Incredible sound, with an immense array of customisation
- Extremely comfortable for long periods of gaming and commuting if you want to listen to music
- Great build quality
- Not cheap
- Could do with control studio abilities on console as well as PC
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