How to Turn on a Turtle Beach Headset 


If you are a gamer or if sound is a top priority for you whenever you are gaming, watching videos, streaming shows, or simply browsing the internet, investing in a solid pair of headphones is a must. If you own a Turtle Beach headset, you may be wondering how to get started with the headset and turn it on so you can begin putting it to use.

How to Turn on Turtle Beach Headset

Turning on a Turtle Beach headset is quite simple and only requires a few seconds. Complete the following steps to turn on your Turtle Beach without a hassle:

  • Locate the power button, typically found on the side of any Turtle Beach headset, regardless of make and model.
  • Press and hold the power button until you see a visible LED light appear or until you hear a tone. Some Turtle Beach headsets play an audible tone, while others only display a flashing or a turned-on LED light. If you are unsure of what to look for or listen for, research the manual of your current Turtle Beach headset make. 
  • Release the power button once you see the LED light appear or once you hear the audible tone informing you that the headset is now in the ‘On’ position. 

What Models of Turtle Beach are Ideal for Gaming?

If you are a gamer, finding the best model of your Turtle Beach headset is likely to be extremely important to you. Whether you enjoy stealthy games or if you want to hear everything around you, including wind and footsteps, the following Turtle Beach headsets are ideal: 

  • Turtle Beach Elite Pro Professional Surround Sound is a great gaming headset for those who are just getting involved with gaming and want to experience the difference between high-quality and low-quality sound while playing.
  • The HyperXCloud Alpha Gaming Headset is one of the most well-known gaming headsets that is popular among those who prefer high-performance and durability. There is also a wireless version available.

How Can I Turn on the Microphone for my Turtle Beach Headset?

Turning on the microphone included with your Turtle Beach headset is possible by either flipping or pushing the microphone button available on the headset or on the cord of the headset itself. Do not press too hard, as this can damage the inner wiring of the microphone, which may result in the cutting out of your voice or poor sound quality. 

Once you have successfully flipped or pressed the microphone button on your Turtle Beach headset, you will hear a slight tone that begins with a lower pitch and works its way up to a high pitch, indicating that the microphone is in use and that it is no longer muted. 

How Do I Mute or Muffle My Turtle Beach Headset Microphone?

If you want to turn your microphone off when using your Turtle Beach headset, you can do so by turning the microphone away from you (for a muffled result), or by flipping or pressing the microphone button again. If you are unsure of how to turn off your Turtle Beach headset’s particular microphone, you can also reference the official guide or user manual to determine the best course of action for your specific make and model. 

What is the ‘Mode’ Button on a Turtle Beach Headset?

One of the reasons why Turtle Beach has become increasingly popular throughout the past couple of decades is its ability to provide users with complete customization options when it comes to sound and high-quality audio. Using the ‘Mode’ feature on a Turtle Beach headset is a way to listen to sound with your own preferences.

Whether you prefer to increase the bass and treble in your sound feedback or if you require additional volume boosts in one ear, the sound customization options are virtually endless once you begin setting up your very own ‘Modes’ with your Turtle Beach headset.  

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Where Can I Use My Turtle Beach Headset?

Currently, it is possible to use your Turtle Beach headset on any type of computer or device that is compatible with plug-and-play devices. Additionally, it is also possible to use your Turtle Beach headset on an Xbox, Xbox One, as well as a PS4.

How Do I Turn on My Turtle Beach Headset Using Xbox One?

If you have an Xbox One and want to use your Turtle Beach headset, complete the following steps:

  • Power on your Turtle Beach headset by locating, pressing, and holding the power button until your headset LED light appears or until you hear an audible tone confirming the power and connection.
  • Power on your Xbox One console by pressing the power button.
  • Select “Pairing” once your Xbox One console has booted up and powered on. Allow the Turtle Beach headset and the Xbox one to automatically pair, which may take a few seconds to around one minute to complete. 
  • Look for LED lights to appear and light up on both the console and the headset to confirm that the two devices have been successfully paired. You are now ready to use your Turtle Beach headset with your Xbox One gaming system. 

How Can I Turn on My Turtle Beach Using My PS4?

You can connect and pair your Turtle Beach headset with your PS4 using the following steps:

  • Power on your Turtle Beach headset using the standard power-up methods. 
  • Power on your PS4 and wait for the main menu to load.
  • Locate the Quick Menu on your PS4 
  • Select “Sound/Devices” > “Output to Headphones” > “All Audio” from the available drop-down menu. You can then select the Turtle Beach headset you wish to connect with your PS4 from the available list.

Knowing how your Turtle Beach headset works and how to power it up, turn it down, and manage custom settings can help you make the most out of your investment. Whether you use your Turtle Beach headset for professional or even for recreational and gaming purposes, becoming familiar with customizing the settings of your Turtle Beach headset can go a long way anytime they are in use.

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