When a major video game is announced or released, you know there are going to be tie-ins. Cue Turtle Beach, a company known for its pricy gaming headsets! The company heard that a little game called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was going to be released November 8, 2011, and decided it wanted in on those sweet, sweet profits. Which means, come October 2011, you’ll be able to grab one of four different, branded headsets.
Let’s start with the two headsets that actually do more than just slap a Call of Duty logo on them. The first is the $149.95 Ear Force Bravo wireless headset. It will work with PS3s, Xbox 360s and PCs. Aside from having the CoD: MW3 logo slapped on the receiver, it also has custom presets and voice prompts relating to the game that should make it more comfortable to play. If you have a PS3 or Xbox 360 and want to pay a little more, you can get the $299.95 Ear Force Delta wireless, programable, Dolby 7.1 surround sound headset. It has the presets, a receiver with a CoD:MW3, a case and supports bluetooth chat.
Then, there are the two Turtle Beach Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 wired headsets that are mostly just special because they have the logo on them. The $99.95 Ear Force Foxtrot headset works with PS3s, Xbox 360s and PCs. It has volume controls for chat and game sounds, as well as bass control, an expander and chat boost. The $129.95 Ear Force Charlie is an eight speaker, surround sound headset for PCs. Supposedly, it’s been optimized for CoD: MW3 sounds, with volume controls for surround sound, the front, center and sub speakers.
I know, you’re probably thinking that branded headsets that have practically nothing to do with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 aside from a logo and perhaps a few presets is kind of crazy. Especially when you’re going to have to pay at least $100 for them. But it’s not like it’s the craziest Call of Duty merchandise. Remember that Chrysler actually sold a Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition Jeep Wrangler that cost between $30,625 and $33,500 and Madcatz made $79.99 Call of Duty: Black Ops ProGaming glasses. Those almost make Turtle Beach’s headsets sound reasonable!