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Published on June 1st, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Turtle Beach’s E3 Lineup

After this years releases from Turtle Beach, you might ask yourself, “What crazy sound system for my ears is Turtle Beach going to release next?” What else could my ears be dying to hear? Especially after the release of the PX5’s, nothing else seems like it can hold a torchlight to the triumph. Unless that flame is a less pricey, more compact wildfire that burns with longevity.

Turtle Beach has recently announced the showcasing of the PX3 Programmable Headset and the Ear Force Z6A at this years E3 2011 event.

MSRP: $149.95
Availability: Summer 2011

The PX3’s offer some of the same attributes as the PX5’s. They will be preloaded with 18 different audio presets, ensuring that you will be the first to turn and blast at the sound of footsteps or gunfire. This is also the first Turtle Beach set to offer a rechargeable battery pack. Take that AAA and AA batteries!

From the Turtle Beach Site Description:

Programmable Game and Chat Sound
18 interchangeable presets optimize game and chat audio for different gaming situations.

Microphone Monitoring
Hear your voice in the headset, so you won’t have to shout to hear what you’re saying.

Wireless Game & Chat Audio on PS3
Experience wireless digital CD-quality game sound and wireless chat on the PS3. (XBOX Live requires included chat cable)

Sonic Silencers
Enjoy total silence by eliminating ambient noise pickup on your mic and cutting background noise from PSN or XBOX LIVE® chat sound.

Rechargeable Battery
A fully charged battery provides more than 10 hours of uninterrupted game play and can be charged while playing.

Sonic Lens™ + Sound Field Expander
Widen or narrow the sound field to focus on audio cues that are difficult to hear like footsteps sneaking up on you or the click of someone reloading in the distance.

Auxiliary Input
Connect your MP3 player to the wireless transmitter and listen to your favorite songs while gaming.

Ear Guard™ with Blast Limiter
Limit the intensity of deafening game sounds such as explosions and gunfire to reduce ear fatigue during long gaming sessions.

Dynamic Chat Boost™
Chat level increases automatically as the game volume gets louder, so you can always hear the voices of other players.

PS3/XBOX 360®/PC/Mac Compatible
Delivers the ultimate gaming experience with XBOX 360 and PS3 consoles. The PX3 also works with PC & Mac computers via USB cable.

MSRP: $99.95
Availability: Summer 2011

The Ear Force Z6A’s will offer PC gamers a delicacy of optimal bass and 5.1 surround sound. These puppies promise to deliver “optimal” sound with its eight individually amplified speakers. Yikes, sound spikes.

From the Turtle Beach Site Description:

Multi-Speaker Surround Sound
Eight amplified speakers, including dual subwoofers bring true 5.1 surround sound to your gaming experience.

Acoustically Angled Speakers
Specially angled speakers by Turtle Beach engineers delivers more realistic directional audio perception.

5.1 Channel Amplifier
Independent controls for all 5.1 audio channels on the Z6A amplifier allows for fine tuning on the fly.

Quick Disconnect Cable
Easily detach your headset from your computer without unplugging all wires.

Microphone Monitor
Hear your voice in the headset, so you won’t have to shout to hear what you’re saying.

USB Powered
A USB connection provides power to your amplified PC gaming headset – no AC adapters or batteries necessary.

XBOX 360 Compatible*
Works as amplified stereo headset on the XBOX 360.

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