Gaming Review: Turtle Beach Battle Buds Headset

Review: Turtle Beach Battle Buds Headset


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Turtle Beach recently released the Battle Buds In-Ear Wired Gaming Headset for Nintendo Switch, and here is our review.

The all-new Turtle Beach Battle Buds in-ear gaming headset is built to battle on any platform, anywhere you play! From road trips with Nintendo Switch to Battle Royales on Xbox One or PS4 at home to mobile gaming on your daily commute, Battle Buds are the perfect mix of in-ear comfort and great sound. Built to be heard loud and clear with a removable high-sensitivity boom microphone or inline microphone when you’re on the go. Play for hours in complete comfort and in complete control with a multi-function inline controller featuring master volume control, microphone mute and a multi-function button for supporting devices.

CRYSTAL-CLEAR CHAT– A removable high-sensitivity, unidirectional boom mic picks up your voice loud and clear when your squad needs you most. Additionally, the built-in inline mic is great for taking calls on the go.

LIGHTWEIGHT COMFORT– Three sizes of interchangeable ear-tips with stabilizers ensure a great fit so you can use for hours in complete comfort.

MULTIFUNCTION INLINE CONTROLLER– The inline controller puts Master Volume, Mic Mute, and a Multifunction Button (for supported devices) at your fingertips.

HIGH-QUALITY 10MM SPEAKERS– 10mm speakers produce crisp highs and thundering lows.

MULTIPLATFORM COMPATIBILITY– Designed for Nintendo Switch and mobile gaming, and also works great with Xbox One, PS4, and PCs with a 3.5mm jack.


Audio Connection – All Devices: 3.5mm
Speaker Frequency Response – 20Hz – 20kHz
Speaker Size – 10mm with Neodymium Magnets
Inline Controls – Master Volume Wheel, Mic Mute and Multifunction Button (on supported devices)
Microphone Design – Removable Unidirectional Microphone and Built-In Inline Microphone
Headphone Design – In-Ear

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Battle Buds, mic, a carry bag, extra ear pieces and a quick start guide.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The Battle Buds are small and lightweight – they can easily slip into your pocket or bag and you won’t even notice you are carrying them. The same goes for when you are wearing them, they fit in your ear and come with extra pieces to help them fit in your ears more comfortably.

The buds are wired so you need to connect them to your Switch (or any device you want to use them with) but you do get enough cable to not cause any problems.

There is a detachable mic which is clear and can easily be connected or disconnected from the headset.

The sound quality on the buds is very good as well.

The controls for the buds is easily accessible on the cable, including a mute button, volume when and a multifunction button.

If you have a Switch and want a lightweight good quality headset then take a look, and listen to the Battle Buds.

The Battle Buds In-Ear Wired Gaming Headset for Nintendo Switch from Turtle Beach are available now priced at £24.95.

You can learn more from the Turtle Beach website.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.



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