Turtle Beach have released the Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing Pilot Gaming Headset and here is our review:
This is how Turtle Beach describe the Headset:
The Turtle Beach Star Wars X-Wing Pilot headset features a unique design inspired by the Starfighter Pilots of the Rebel Alliance. Engage in battle with full-range audio delivered through 40mm Neodymium speakers, and call for reinforcements using the high-sensitivity boom mic which provides crystal-clear chat. The lightweight design provides hours of comfort, and the 3.5mm jack connection is compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac mobile/tablet and portable gaming devices. May the Force be with you!
Star Wars Design : The X-Wing Pilot headset design is inspired by the signature orange jumpsuits worn by the Starfighter Pilots of the Rebel Alliance.
Full-Range Audio : Hear Star Wars the way it’s meant to be heard through the X-Wing Pilot’s high-performance 40mm Neodymium speakers that deliver sizzling highs and thundering lows.
Convenient Controls : The X-Wing Pilot’s in-line controls place Mic Mute and Volume conveniently at your fingertips.
Be Heard Loud & Clear : Team-up with friends and chat in online multiplayer games with the X-Wing Pilot’s adjustable, high-sensitivity boom mic, which can quickly and easily be removed when listening to music and watching movies.
Lightweight & Comfortable : The X-Wing Pilot features Turtle Beach’s latest lightweight and comfortable design, ready to provide hours of comfort during those long, marathon gaming sessions.
Versatile : Fans can use the Star Wars X-Wing Pilot headset for playing games like Star Wars Battlefront, and also use it to enjoy their favourite movies, music and more.
What’s in the box?
The box contains the headset, mic boom, manuals and Turtle Beach sticker:
Turtle Beach has released two Star Wars Battlefront gaming headsets to celebrate the release of the game and the build up to the release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens film. With every fan of Star Wars already hyped up for both, the visual styling of this headset is bound to bring smiles to any gamer who has dreamed of being a Rebel Pilot.
Like its sister , The Sandtrooper headset, it captures the look and feel of Star Wars brilliantly using the bright colours of an X-Wing Pilots uniform of orange and white and the ear cups have the X-Wing Squadron logo on the outside with more markings on the main band adding to the visual impact.
I found the headset to be very comfortable to wear for extended periods of game time with little heat build up, thanks to the lightweight design. The main and keeps a nice firm position of the headset without feeling too tight.
Sound quality is great for what is a mid range gaming headset, with the volume control on the cable allows quick access to lower or raise game volume and with a switch to mute the mic. Wearing it whilst enjoying Battlefront really brought the games audio to life with blaster fire and explosions bursting all around. It was impressive to use with the ‘Fighter Squadron’ game mode to hear the foils raise on my X-Wing to that iconic whine of a Tie Fighters engine. Every game I tested wearing the headset sounded great on both PS4 and Xbox One Consoles.
The mic boom is crisp and clear with friends commentating on that fact during party chat, team talk and even when used during various Twitch streaming sessions. It is flexible enough to be positioned how you like and can be easily removed if to use for just listening to music or other media types with the headset.
The Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing Pilot Gaming Headset is available for £34.99 and is superb value for money as a midrange headset that performs equally well on multiple platforms. Any Star Wars fan will love the visuals and decals but its performance is worthy of the purchase. Trust your feelings, the Force is strong with this one!