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Tips For Streaming – Best Gear

Streaming yourself playing video games has got to be one of the most rewarding practices a gamer can do. It allows you to play your favorite game and share it with a like-minded community. But for some people, getting started with the right gear can be a bit challenging. Don’t worry though, because we here at Turtle Beach have got you covered. Read on to learn about the best gear from Turtle Beach that will help you crush your streaming goals!

Recon Series

Starting off our list of best Turtle Beach gear for streaming is our Recon series of headsets. These headsets are perfect for the gamer looking to dabble in streaming and see if it’s for them. With an array of styles to choose from, the Recon series is perfect, regardless of whether you plan to stream on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC.

Ask any streamer, and they’ll tell you that the most important aspect of streaming is microphone quality. With the Recon series, you’ll find broadcast quality microphones that will be able to pick up your commentary, discussion, and even the roasting you dish out to your friends!

For only $39.95, the Recon series is perfect for the streamer who’s on a budget and looking to upgrade once they’ve got some experience under their belt.

Stealth 450

PC gamers rejoice! No longer are you bound by cables when you want to stream, thanks to the Stealth 450 headset. When you’re sitting on your caboose, sometimes for hours on end, you want absolute comfort and freedom to move – you can’t do that with wires attached to you.

With the Stealth 450, you don’t need to worry about where you’re placing cables, as the headset comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, giving you up to 15 hours of wireless bliss!

The built-in Mic Monitoring enables you to hear yourself above the din of combat, making it easier for you to deliver your commentary to your viewers. No more late-night accidental shouts that terrify your neighbors. But hey, if you want to scream at your viewers as well, by all means go nuts!

The Stealth 450 also incorporates DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound, giving you the edge over your competition, so you can put your best skills forward when streaming. Plus, the Stealth 450 is extremely easy to setup with the provided USB dongle. Plug and play for the win!

Stream Mic

Tips For Streaming Best Gear Turtle Beach Stream Mic

When streaming, you’re chatting with your viewers while playing a video game, and if you’re using a headset, it can be difficult to keep your voice levels in-check. This is why we’ve designed the Stream Mic with a built-in headphone amplifier, so you can still hear yourself over the roar of the game.

The Stream Mic is designed for easy plug ‘n’ play use for consoles, making it a breeze to setup. In fact, the Turtle Beach Stream Mic is the only plug ‘n’ play USB mic for Xbox One.

While it’s excellent for console, the Stream Mic is also compatible for PC and an ideal choice for gamers looking to make their streams sound crisp. The Stream Mic even offers a high and low sensitivity setting, giving you the flexibility of desk or boom-mounted use. When using the Stream Mic on a table, the high sensitivity is great as it will compensate for the distance between you and the microphone. The low sensitivity is useful when using a boom, as the Stream Mic will only be a few inches from your face!

The Stream Mic also offers different mic pick-up patterns for commentary, vocals, podcasts, interviews, and more. These super useful Polar Patterns allow you to control what directions the Stream Mic hears from, allowing you to diversify your recording situations. Take for instance the Bi-Directional setting. This setting tells the Stream Mic to listen from the front and the back, meaning you can record a conversation with another person without one sounding quieter than the other.

Then there’s the classic Cardioid setting, an ideal format when used with streaming as it focuses solely on you. Your voice will be at the center of the stage and will allow your audience to clearly hear you without the clicks from keyboard, mouse, or controller getting in the way of your commentary.

Elite Pro Bundle

Tips For Streaming Best Gear Turtle Beach Elite Pro Bundle

The Elite Pro Bundle is perfect for the gamer who is just starting out and needs everything to be perfect before streaming begins. The Elite Pro Bundle includes the Elite Pro Tournament Headset (the very same headset VfL Wolfsburg uses to claim victory in FIFA), the Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (TAC), and the Elite Pro Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone.

The Elite Pro headset itself is a solid piece of hardware, and instead of dealing with plugging all manner of cables into heaps of different inputs, the Elite Pro simply plugs directly into your Xbox One or PS4 controller. And PC players, don’t worry, the Elite Pro Bundle is perfect for your needs and just as simple to setup. The Elite Pro’s TAC even functions as an external USB surround sound card for PC!

As all gamers know, rooms can be noisy, which is why the Elite Pro Bundle comes with the Elite Pro Noise-Cancelling Mic. This beauty focuses only on your voice, avoiding anything in front or to the side of you, allowing you to deliver crystal clear commentary without your game cutting you off.

Then there is the Tactical Audio Controller (TAC). Never before has a streamer experienced such refined audio options at their fingertips. The TAC allows you to fine-tune your mic and headphone settings, giving you the freedom to alter things like: background noise, mic monitor levels, outbound mic boost, game-to-chat ratios, and even your overall headset volume.

With the TAC, there’s no clicking through fiddly menus, trying to adjust all sorts of numbers. We’re talking easy-to-use sliders, giving you more time to stream and less time messing around in menus. It even comes with an array of Presets and a Surround Sound Mode.

Plus – and this is where things get really awesome – it comes with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound! DTS Headphone:X makes your audio clearer and puts you in the center of the action. This piece of tech will not only lift your gaming experience but also will improve your stream! Speaking of improving your stream, the Elite Pro also offers a Stream Output mode. Stream Output allows you to broadcast gameplay and chat streams in real-time to your audience. That’s right, real-time. That way, your audience can hear your callouts as you’re making them, keeping them in the action right along with you.

Whether you’re new on the streaming scene or looking to upgrade your streaming equipment, Turtle Beach has the best streaming gear available. With our Recon series, you’ll be able to test out the waters and then move onto the likes of our Elite Pro Bundle, with everything you need to stream. Or perhaps you simply need a high-quality microphone? Then our Stream Mic will have you covered. And PC gamers, with the wireless Stealth 450, you’ll have all the freedom in the world to stream and kick ass! We want to hear from you though – let us know in the comments what you plan to stream!