Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero Review

October 10, 2019 at 5:12pm
By Jason Stettner

This is an interesting, premium wireless headset offering from Turtle Beach. The Elite Atlas Aero is designed for PC gaming, and it brings a number of quality offerings as part of this product. It comes in a somewhat fancy box, which includes some accessory options and details for their new control studio. The Turtle Beach control studio is a free software that will allow you to dynamically tweak the audio setup for your headset. It works well, and it’s great to use with easy options for adjustments.

Part of this audio offering is with the PC optimized Superhuman Hearing 50mm nanoclear speakers that are backed by Waves Nx 3D audio. The frequency is 12Hz-20kHz. The presentation for sounds is excellent, whether you’re listening to music or playing games and trying to get a good sense of space in competitive situations. The ear cushions are memory foam based and over the ear. These are quite noise cancelling, didn’t even notice someone was grabbing a screwdriver close to me until I shifted my gaze over, you can really get lost with these which is a nice option to have.

This headset is also glasses friendly, as with most Turtle Beach options. If you’re looking at playing for extended periods of time you’ll get a thirty hour battery life which is impressive and it charges quite well. You’re able to connect this easily through a USB transmitter that is tiny, that makes it particularly great if you’re using a smaller/portable PC device.

While this is meant to work natively with a Windows 10 PC, it can be used with other platforms. The included 3.5mm cord (with audio adjustment options) works with Xbox One, Playstation 4, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, but the detachable microphone will not work on those noted platforms. This mic is a unidirectional gaming focused option. You’re getting variable mic monitoring here (hear your own voice), and this piece can easily be removed any point.

The microphone has incredible bending options, and it can be moved into literally any position while being unlikely to ever have any sort of bending damage as it comes across as tough. The headset itself has a selection of buttons and dials right on it. There are two volume scrolling dials choices for either chat, or game volume. There’s a mic mute button and two remappable control functions. Four EQ presets are available, with a ten band equalizer. There’s a small light for when it’s on, and you get reaction sounds as the headset syncs up.

You get everything you need right on the actual side of this, and it blends into that matte midnight black color scheme that’s being used. It’s sort of sleek, and makes it feel premium. The cushions are super comfy to wear, and I like the shape of this one. It has easy extension options and should fit any head type. I know this is an important aspect as many folks on previous Youtube headset reviews I’ve done have mentioned needing the headsets to fit their allegedly larger heads.

There’s a metal headband being used here yet it’s still very light to hold or wear. You really won’t feel this on your head. One element that I felt could have been better would be the cushion that rests on the top of your head. The padding could have been just a bit thicker there. It’s not uncomfortable by any means, just something I thought I’d mention. Generally this is quite aesthetically pleasing, and it feels incredible to wear.
Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero

The Conclusion

The Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero is an excellent option for PC players, bringing a sleek aesthetically pleasing design into this thirty hour wireless headset. You can play for what feels like forever with this headset, and it’s super comfy.

It feels great to wear, it looks cool and is packed with features. It’s a premium offering, while still delivering excellent value. It comes with a number of good accessories, and covers almost all grounds features wise. I suppose Bluetooth would have been nice, but the USB transmitter works great.

You get a great distance here, can move quite far away before any disturbance arises. My one thing would be to have a thicker cushion on the headband, but you really won’t notice it. The audio quality is great, whether you’re playing games or listening to music casually while working.

You can adjust things further in the studio area for PC, a minimal download with many settings you can tweak to make this very personalized. It’s a damn great headset, will definitely be using this as my primary PC option. You get a comfy headset, a very flexible microphone and stellar audio. I’d highly suggest this as a wireless pc gaming headset option for regular, or hardcore usage as it can handle it.

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Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero Review product provided by Step-3 tested with Binaural audio, Music (CHVRCHES, Naked & Famous, La La Land), Minecraft, Gears 5, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, DayZ, Mortal Kombat 11, Call of Duty World at War, Windows 10 PC

Rating Overall: 9.0

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner