Turtle Beach Elite 800X Premium Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset - Xbox One and Xbox One S
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The Elite 800X is no slouch when it comes to features, either. Active Noise Cancellation is the feature that we like the most, because it can really make a difference on public transport or in a busy office. The Elite 800X actively monitors outside noise and filters it out, allowing you to focus on your game or the music you’re listening to. Turtle Beach’s Noise Cancellation technology has really improved on its Elite range — it doesn’t create the sort of pressure that we got used to on previous generation headsets and instead sounds natural and comfortable.
The headphones themselves are very nicely made — they look good, feel great, and they’re comfortable to wear for hours on end. The earcups and headband are padded with memory foam and covered in a soft synthetic leather. They’re incredibly luxurious, especially if you’re used to the fabric mesh that covers most gaming headsets. While the Elite 800X isn’t as stylish as a pair of Beats or Bose headphones, it feels nearly as well made. The Elite 800X is a very well-made headset overall. It feels sturdy, but not too heavy, while the synthetic leather and memory foam earcups are soft and comfortable. It’s not an overly stylish headset — it still looks closer to Turtle Beach’s other gaming headsets than a pair of Beats, but it’s one of the few gaming headsets that we’d wear in public without feeling too ashamed or self-conscious. Elite 800P – The PlayStation 5 console will not be equipped with an optical digital output. If you have an older model surround headset or accessory that requires an optical digital audio connection, you can use the optical output on your TV set (usually located on a rear or side panel). If your TV does not have an optical digital output, you can use an HDMI Audio Extractor to create an optical output from the HDMI data stream. [ See HDMI Audio Extractor ]
The Turtle Beach Elite 800X is a premium wireless headset that’s designed to work with the Xbox One and all your Bluetooth devices. It’s currently the only Xbox One wireless headset on the market and the only one that doesn’t need that pesky Stereo Headset Adapter. It’s all the more jarring, then, that the Elite 800X has many small annoyances. The headset’s buttons are way too sensitive, meaning you end up changing settings or turning it on accidentally. Battery life is only just acceptable at 10 hours, meaning it’s possible to run out of power before the day is out.
Active Noise Cancellation: Completely immerse yourself in your gaming experience and eliminate unwanted distractions with active noise cancellation Thanks for subscribing! As part of our circle of trust, you’ll be the first to know of upcoming events, giveaways, new products and the latest Turtle Beach news, as well as special offers only available online at TurtleBeach.com If you want to pair the 800X with a Bluetooth device such as a phone, tablet or laptop, there’s a Bluetooth button on the side of the headset that you hold down to pair. Your device should see the headset, and you’ll be able to use it for both voice and audio, so you can answer calls and listen to music. If your device doesn’t have Bluetooth (and at this stage it’s pretty much just the 3DS that falls into this category), then you can connect the 800X using a good old fashioned 3.5mm audio cable.You can adjust the microphone for "Quiet Room", "Normal Room" and "Loud Room", but none of these settings seem to alter the experience for those trying to hear you, even when I simulated the conditions they purport to be for. Also the mic-monitoring for speech still seems patchy and quiet compared to the Elite Pro Tournament or 420X+ headsets offered by Turtle Beach, but the situation has improved markedly compared to when this headset originally launched. For dedicated Xbox One fans, the Elite 800X is great. Setup is a breeze, wireless performance is excellent, and the magnetic charging station is a simple and elegant way to recharge your headset at the end of the day. If you’re a frequent traveller, active noise cancellation is a luxury that soon becomes a necessity. Wireless range from the transmitter is excellent — we were able to continue listening to our game from a different floor of our house (although why you would want to is another matter). One great feature is that the transmitter has optical audio passthrough, so you can still supply your speakers or amp with the audio and other people can hear the game even as it’s coming through the headphones. Bluetooth range is less good, but that will depend on the quality of your adaptor — as a guide, we were able to get around 20 feet away from our Macbook Air before the audio started cutting out.