RealTech: Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero gaming headset review – a masterpiece designed for FPS domination

It's tough to find the right headset, but Turtle Beach may have just the one for you.


Finding the right headset for your gaming needs can often be a minefield of high prices, odd names for similar functionality, and poor design.

Through all that shines the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero headset. Turtle Beach are one of the most trusted names when it comes to gaming headsets, having spent years creating high-quality, well-designed products that truly deliver.

At £129.99 the Elite Atlas Aero headset is not cheap, in fact it is very much on the expensive end of the market, meaning they really have to deliver the quality. So, do they?

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Usability & setup

There is no lengthy setup process. For PC you simply plug in the USB transmitter and switch on your headset. You might need to manually switch your sound settings at first, but I didn’t.

For console gamers you will have to use the cable provided and plug into your controller’s headphone jack, which is a little frustrating but far from the end of the world.

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Comfort

The headset itself is remarkably comfortable. The box preaches about how glasses friendly the Elite Atlas Aero is, and we can confirm they are just that.

They also don’t pinch on piercings, making them one of the most user-friendly headsets around. You can wear these for hours and not really notice. There’s little pressure on your head or any rubbing, making them perfect for an all-night session.

Performance

The sound quality is outstanding. For general gameplay everything from movement to speech and soundtrack comes through crystal clear, but this headset really shines in the chaos of online shooters.

The 50mm Nanoclear speakers provide the punch you need to convey the madness that makes a shooter so enjoyable, while the 3D audio immersion system really drops you into the game. You can pinpoint where footsteps, shots, or reload sounds are coming from, improving the overall quality of every game you play.

The microphone, which can be detached when not in use, provides crisp quality so there’s no confusion when calling out to your squad or just chatting to a mate over a game of FIFA.

Battery life is 30 hours, which is far from the best on the market. However, it provides plenty of time for you to enjoy the remarkable quality that the Elite Atlas Aero provides.

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Verdict

This headset is the best I have ever used. The design is simple and while a big headset it does fold for added portability.

Quality: 5 stars

Price: 4 stars

The only slight issue I have is the price. £129.99 is not cheap, and if you are just looking for a headset to chat to a distant friend over a game of Madden or FIFA then these are not for you. However, if you like joining up with a squad to dominate Fortnite, take down opponents on Call of Duty, or just want to truly dive into the world of your favourite RPG then the Elite Atlas Aero is the one for you.


Toby Durant

Deputy Editor at RealSport. A life-long gamer, I have been with RealSport since 2016 and spent time covering the world of Formula 1, NFL, and football for the site before expanding into esports.

 

I lead the site's coverage of motorsport titles with a particular focus on Formula 1. I also lead RealSport's Madden content while occasionally dipping my toe into Football Manager and esports coverage of Gfinity Series events.

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