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E3 2011: Turtle Beach unveils new XP500 wireless gaming headset

It’s not just Nyko Technologies that’s revealed new gaming accessories during the E3 2011 event that is taking place in Los Angeles this week, as we’ve just discovered that Turtle Beach has recently unveiled the new Ear Force XP500 wireless gaming headset for the Xbox 360.

As Joe Pollicino over at recently noted, the Ear Force XP500 headset features the same design and programmable Dolby virtual 7.1 as Turtle Beach’s PX5 headset, but comes with additional features such as a rechargeable Xbox 360 Bluetooth Chat Adapter and a green trim.

The XP500 headset is both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 compatible, and comes with features such as Microphone Monitoring, which enables users to hear their voice through the headset and Dynamic Chat Boost, which automatically increases the chat level as the game volume increases.

It also enables users to configure up to 18 personalized presets, so they can optimize chat, game and microphone audio for various gaming situations. It also comes with sonic silencers, which eliminates ambient noise pickup on your microphone and cuts background noise from PSN/Xbox Live chat.

The Ear Force XP500 headset will be arriving sometime in the fall, with a MSRP of $269.95. If you’re looking for a more affordable-priced gaming headset, you might like Turtle Beach’s Ear Force XL1 headset. This will also be arriving in the fall, and has a MSRP of $39.95.

You can read more about both the aforementioned gaming headsets via the website. Do you like the sound of the XP500 or XL1 headsets?

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Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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