Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 and SuperAmp Gaming Headset Review
Peter Donnell / 11 months ago
How Much Does it Cost?
Turtle Beach does list this headset on their own site at £249.99, which is obviously pretty expensive. However, it’s perfectly competitive with other flagship headsets from their main rivals. It’s also no more expensive than their original Elite Pro, or their 800 series headsets for consoles. Considering the quality, features, and performance, I think it’s priced pretty fairly. Of course, if it were £100 cheaper, I doubt anyone would complain about that either, ha! However, it’s often listed cheaper, and you can get the PS4/PC model we reviewed or the Xbox One/PC version (white) on Amazon for a more reasonable £219.99. £30 saving isn’t much, but it’s enough to buy you a game and a few beers.
The premium headset market is certainly a busy one these days, with the likes of ASUS, SteelSeries, Astro, Logitech, Razer and others, all having at least one in the £200+ category. However, Turtle Beach are veterans at this too. They’ve had £200-300 flagship headsets on the market for years, keeping up with new systems and devices along the way. The Elite Pro and the Mix Amp are still one of the best on the market, packed full of features and brilliant performance. I can attest to this, as I still use one myself. The new model doesn’t change the formula too much, but there are clearly some big improvements on an already pretty fantastic design.
There’s less plastic on this new model, which I think looks a lot nicer. The plastics on the other were still finished to a high standard though, and it’s not like the old one was poorly made. However, the metalwork looks superb on the new headband, and I think it looks more professional and mature for it. The fact they ditched the black with orange highlights is welcome though, and the black/chrome or white/chrome of the Pro 2 are sure to appeal to more people, not just gamers. The new SuperAmp is a big improvement too, with the old plastic slider system replaced with a nicely weighted base unit, RGB volume control wheel, and Bluetooth connections for the mobile app. It’s all very sleek, compact and just feels more modern.
Head to head, I think both the old model and the new one sound about on par. However, the new one has much easier control when it comes to the EQ. You can trigger it all from your smartphone or tablet. What I do like, is listening to Amazon Prime Music on my phone over Bluetooth on the headset while I’m gaming. It’s a nice little feature, and I can mix the levels on the app to suit my needs. For movies, music, and gaming, the Elite Pro 2 has a lot to offer, and a big sound that puts you in the middle of a massive soundstage. It’s punchy, powerful, and precise no matter what you throw at it.
Should I Buy One?
I’m not going to recommend everyone goes out and buys a £220-250 headset, it’s obviously built for the enthusiast market. However, it’s still one of the best headsets I’ve ever used. While it doesn’t improve on the original to the point where I would sell my old one and buy the Pro 2, it’s the perfect entry point for those looking for their first high-end Turtle Beach headset. It’s still the crowning jewel at the top of their range, and it’ll go head to head with the best of the best from their competition. Powerful sound, extremely comfortable fit, and plenty of features. What’s not to love‽