Powerful amplified Windows Sonic headphones surround sound with stunning looks and quality from the Turtle Beach Atlas Three.
- Developer: Turtle Beach
- Type: Wired Headphones
- Release Date: 28/09/2018
- Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Ps4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, Mobile
- Supplied by: Turtle Beach
The Turtle Beach Atlas Three comes in at a mid range price point but for me delivers premium quality as the base of the headset is identical to the stealth 600X i reviewed last year (Stealth 600X review).
Visually they are as pleasing as any headset with nice lines across the ear cups that line up well with the mic when it is flipped up into the off position (or your not using it).
When it comes to comfort the Atlas Three has perforated fabric cushion ear cups which delivers exceptional comfort over a prolonged period and a thick cushion on the underside of the headset band makes this one of my favourite headset styles over the past few years.
The mic is simple and effective but for some may get in the way as the mic stem is a rigid flip down from the side of the left ear cup. I can’t fault it’s performance be it on any platform there is little to no background noise pickup and the clarity of the mic is the usual high standard I have come to expect from Turtle beach.
The cable (3.5mm jack) is a standard cable (not braided) and has no inline controls as they are at the back of the left ear cup. You can control the volume and the voice chat volume simple meaning there is no inline mic to get caught on anything.
The amplified audio is powered by 50mm speakers that perform very well even under my Drum and Bass test, yes at max volume there is some distortion but this is expected. Normal use or even higher than required levels the speakers perform very well and deliver a great depth of sound from all ranges.
The mode button (also on the left ear cup) offers 3 EQ presets, Signature sound, Treble boost and vocal boost so for the COD players among you, The Atlas Three offers at least some level of sound customisation to enhance your gaming experience.
The part I find strange is the requirement to charge them, this undoubtedly comes from the amplified audio and it is worth it as the headset does deliver a excellent volume level, but the Elite Atlas, a more expensive and higher quality headset does not require charging up. On testing the two there is a slight increase on audio output from the Atlas Three over the Atlas Elite.
The battery itself last for hours, I ran them for nearly 8 hours on Xbox and PC and took a few phone calls and the battery was still going so long gaming sessions are covered.
Coming in at £69.99 on release date this is a headset that if you don’t want to stretch to the Atlas Elite but want a better quality than the Atlas One then for comfort, sound quality and versatility the Turtle Beach Atlas Three has the competition beat hands down!