Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero PC Gaming Headset review

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Turtle Beach specializes in gaming headsets, and they cater to all types of players whether they play on a console or PC. With PC gamers, they’re used to having all the bells and whistles for gaming when it comes customizing the graphics settings, and Turtle Beach’s Elite Atlas Aero aims to give them a wide range of audio options while producing clear audio.

The Elite Atlas Aero features a 50mm Nanoclear speakers and comes with a lot of accessories including a removable microphone, 3.5mm mobile cable, USB charging cable, and USB Transmitter for Bluetooth connectivity over the PC.

Audio Quality

The 3.5mm mobile cable can be used on devices like the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, tablets, mobile devices, etc. When testing this on the PlayStation 4, it was still able to produce clear sound. Bullets, explosions, and the hectic battles felt impactful. Music also had clear highs, mids, and lows, and the bass isn’t overpowering. The controls on the headset, however, is useless if you’re using the 3.5mm cable.

To make use of the Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero, hook this up with a Windows 10 PC. This resulted in the audio sounding even better, and the bass was no slouch. The headset controls are activated, and you can change the microphone sensitivity, mic mute, mic monitoring, volume control, and more. If you’re listening on an app like Spotify, controlling the volume on the headset will have a pop-up appear where you can quickly skip to the next track or pause a song. My voice is audible and clear on the mic, and it can be detached if you want to use your headset on the go. The tip of the mic features a Turtle Beach logo on the outside.

Wearing Glasses with Your Headset

I’m a gamer who wears glasses, and sometimes it’s a pain when I try to put on a headset with glasses on. The Elite Atlas Aero comes with ProSpecs Glasses relief System. Just pull out the ear cushion, adjust the tab adjustment to create more depth, and you’re done. It takes some adjusting where I had to tilt the headset a bit towards my forehead. As for portability, you can collapse the headset, and it even comes with storage inside the ear cups for the USB Transmitter.

Comfort

There’s some tension with the headband, which will cause a slight pressure on your head. I have a big head, so the pressure can be felt even more. The good news is that the earcups have a good size for those with big ears, and after a few minutes, the pressure isn’t as noticeable anymore.

Battery Life

Turtle Beach says the battery life can last over 30 hours on a full charge. I haven’t had the chance to do a full marathon, but it has lasted me throughout the day. There would also be times when I didn’t charge it for a week, and it would still have power when the power is off. Other headsets would have the battery drain over time, so this is a plus.

Atlas Edge USB Adapter Add-On

There’s also an add-on you can purchase separately called the Atlas Edge USB Adapter, which is a PC headset audio enhancer made for Windows 10. This allows you to control the app and upgrade from stereo to Waves NX 3D Audio if you don’t want to connect wirelessly. This is a big improvement, and when I set the volume to 100%, I could hear the music loudly 4 feet away from me. Because the audio is enhanced, it’s not recommended to use the headset with the volume at maximum. Side note: You can use the Edge with any existing headphones with a 3.5mm jack.

Final Reaction

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero has exceptional audio quality, and it’s improved when you listen to it on a Windows 10 PC. The band could use less tension so that there isn’t too much pressure, but the customization, stellar audio, long battery life and build quality make it a remarkable PC gaming headset.

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero retails for $149.95. For more info, visit https://www.turtlebeach.com/products/elite-atlas-aero-headset.

Score: 4.5/5 Atoms

A headset was provided by Turtle Beach for review purposes.

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