1. Turtle Beach XP510
Turtle Beach's latest high-end headset is the first true wireless headset to arrive on home consoles. Other 'wireless' headsets will happily pipe noise to you through the ether, but if you want to chat to your mates, you'll have to get your cables out. Not so with the XP510 - a Bluetooth dongle plugs into your controller so you can enjoy full 360 degree surround audio without the mess of wires. As usual, the sound gurus at Turtle Beach have worked in tandem with sound technicians and gamers to build a headset that sounds incredible, whilst satisfying the needs of different game genres as well as users who just want to watch movies or listen to music. The battery supports 15 hours of continuous use, powering a wide range of mic and sound presets.
Price: £200 | Link: Turtle Beach | Compatibility: Xbox 360, PS3
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