The last of the iSeries headsets I was shown was the Turtle Beach iSeries i60. It's pretty much a combination of the i10 and i30 headsets with a lot more goodies thrown in. First off, the headset is light and comfortable; the memory foam ear cushions sit snuggly around your ear, and combined with the ANC, no outside noise will get through if you don't want it to. It has the same 15-hour battery life and dual hidden mics, and uses Dual-Pairing WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 for a clear connection. Pairing to the Transmitter Base lets you connect wirelessly to iPads, iPhones and Macs.
What's special about the i60 is the sound quality; if you want a headset for the premium media experience that Apple products can deliver, then the i60 is the headset you need. And for these features:
The i60 features digital surround sound, so you can really pinpoint the direction of every sound you're hearing. Furthermore, you can customize the surround sound to your ears by altering the position of the surround sound angles. For even more customization, you can download entertainment-specific presets from TurtleBeach.com or you can create and customize your own with the Advanced Sound Editor for Mac. With Variable Bass Boost, you get to hear the deep lows like you would with a sub-woofer, so you're getting a complete sound experience.
One last fun little feature is the Voice Morph, which lets you disguise your voice when you're using the mic. You can make it screechingly high or really deep like you're in a horror movie. I didn't get to try that out, but they did let me turn the sounds dial a few times.
The Turtle Beach iSeries headsets are sleek, sound great, and are perfect for Apple users. Release date and price are yet to be announced, but stay tuned for more updates.
After I saw Turtle Beach's plans for Xbox One headsets during my time at E3, I was shown their iSeries line. The iSeries, as you've probably guessed just from the 'i' in the name, is Turtle Beach's line of headsets perfect for Apple users and their products — iMac, iPad and iPhone.
The most basic of the three iSeries headsets I was shown was the i10. While the three headsets share the same features — sleek design, all white and silver like iOS devices, and a little red Turtle Beach symbol — the i10 is the simplest of the three. While quality isn't spared, the i10 lacks the features that the other two have, and the reason is to keep costs down and offer different choices for Apple users with different budgets.
And so, the i10 provides a wired option for Apple users. To keep the sleek and stylish design, the i10 uses dual hidden microphones and a special algorithm to pick up voice patterns without the use of a boom or in-line mic. The battery lasts up to 15 hours and is rechargeable while in-use with a USB cable. The best feature of the headset — a feature that's present in all three of the headsets — is an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) button that toggles the headset between blocking out outside noise and letting you hear it. It's an awesome little feature that'll be really useful when trying to block out the sounds of your friends and family while you watch a movie, listen to music or play a game.
If you prefer a wireless option to the wired i10, then Turtle Beach has you covered with the i30 headset. It has the same battery, Active Noise Cancellation, hidden microphones and sound quality as the i10 headset; the only difference is that it uses Bluetooth 4.0 to pair with any Bluetooth-enabled devices — iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch — to listen to your media or take phone calls.
Continue to PAGE 2 to see the i60 headset.