Product Review – Star Wars Earphones.

With the recent release of Star Wars: Battlefront video game and the upcoming The Division and Uncharted 4, I finally found a good reason to buy a new set of earphones to better experience multiplayer sessions. Although it is a fact that I’m not a hardcore multiplayer guy, I always found the PS4 standard mono earpiece a little bit too unconsistent to play with.

Following the hype behind the new movie chapter (which ticket, by the way, I already bought), I decided to get me a pair of the new TurtleBeach 706619 headset, Star Wars Edition. Here is what I got ….

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The headset is heavily inspired by the likes and colors of the Rebel Alliance X-Wing Pilots, featuring a nice combination of grey and orange nuances, together with the Rebels’ emblem.
Although the material may seem cheap at touch, it is my opinion this is a pretty resistent and very lightweight product, perfect for extended multiplayer sessions. The microphone is mounted on a detachable boom, this way making the headset suitable for many other uses. The wiring to the different devices, in fact, consists in a 3.5 standard stereo jack: this way you can directly connect it to your favourite PS4 controller, or to TVs, MP3s and the likes.

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The sound fidelity is very high, and it can of course be adjusted via your PS4 X-Media bar settings. Unfortunatly, despite what is clearly (and wrongly) stated on the vendor website, there is no separare Audio/Chat channel and there is no quick way to directly act on them (at least, I have not found one yet). My PS3 TurtleBeach set do sports indipendent rheostats, a very needed feature if you are a fan of frantics, massives and competitive multiplayers.

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I have yet to test the hearphones with Battlefront in itself but, indipendent audio channels aside, it looks like a very nice product that I’ll probably use for a long time.

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Thank you for reading.

3 thoughts on “Product Review – Star Wars Earphones.

  1. Nice one!, i still love the simple mono AKA buttplug that came with the ps4:).

    I only use it for chat anyways.

    Loads of headsets here but never in use anymore :/

  2. Sold for 69,99Eu at Mediaworld.

    http://www.mediaworld.it/mw/mediaworld-it/turtle-beach-x-wing

    Here in Italy it is a MediaWorld exclusive, I don’t know if GameStop have them in stock outside of national boundaries.

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