Stars Wars Battlefront has been called everything from playful to imaginative by critics and Turtle Beach’s new Star Wars Battlefront-inspired Sandtrooper headset ($99 MSRP) allows you to take your experience to the next level. Thanks to an awesome look, superior sound quality and a detachable mic, Turtle Beach’s newest headset can easily become your everyday headphones and make you cooler than any Jedi warrior from a long, long time ago in a place far, far away.
Detachable Mic: If you’re a real Star Wars fan, this device’s design will make it something you’ll want to take outside and the detachable microphone make that an easy endeavor.
Great Look: If you rock these outside, people will surely ask, “Are those Star Wars” headphones? Featuring a nice blend of white, gray and orange, they are unmistakably entrenched in sci-fi opera aesthetics.
Awesome Sound Quality: While they are designed for the PlayStation 4, the headset works wonderfully on the Nintendo 3DS, with games the likes of Pokemon and Yo-Kai Watch as well, where lush music and sound effects accompany the action. At the same time, it’s while playing Star Wars Battlefront, it’s a perfect companion and crystal clear mic makes it easy to shout orders on the battlefield.
Detachable Mic Not Ideal For All Gamers: It’s not an inferior attachment and it actually bends well enough and doesn’t need to be right in front of the gamers’ mouth to be heard. However, that won’t stop younger gamers from bending it too much and ruining it. For the sake of the device, it’s best used by one person and someone who understands how to use it.
Final Thoughts: Comfortable, affordable (for a high-end headset) and awesomely designed, Turtle Beach’s headset homage to Star Wars is a worthy addition to your peripheral list, especially if you’re a fan of the license. However, with top-notch sound quality and a cool look, it’s a cool splurge choice if your old headset goes on the fritz or you have the hunkering for something new. Bottom line, if you’re serious about Star Wars and have an affinity for video and audio podcasting, you can do much worse and spend a lot more money in an attempt to find another headset.
Turtle Beach provided a review unit of the aforementioned headset for review purposes.