PS4™ COMPATIBILITY

All Turtle Beach PlayStation®4 gaming headsets are compatible with the original and new PS4™ consoles.

In fall 2016 Sony launched the new, slimmer PlayStation®4 as well as the new PlayStation®4 Pro. All Turtle Beach PS4™ headsets are compatible with these newer versions of the console as well as the original, but there are a few minor differences in features and functionality depending on which PS4™ console you have.

PS4™ PRO:

The PS4™ Pro users in a new era of 4K HDR console gaming, and the only way to truly enjoy the best PS4™ Pro gaming experience is with the best gaming audio. Turtle Beach’s latest PS4™ gaming headsets are the perfect companion for the new PS4™ Pro, with groundbreaking features, including everything from DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing™ to active noise-cancellation and comfort-driven innovations that will keep you completely immersed in your new 4K HDR gaming bliss. All of Turtle Beach's industry leading PS4™ gaming headsets and audio products are fully compatible with the PS4™ Pro.

NEW, SLIMMER PS4™:

While upgrades to our beloved gaming systems are always welcome news for gamers, hardware changes to Sony’s new, slimmer PS4™ will affect compatibility with a small number of Turtle Beach’s PS4™ gaming headsets. As part of the new, slimmer PS4™’s updated design, Sony decided to no longer include an Optical Out audio jack, which affects the connectivity and functionality of a few Turtle Beach PS4™ gaming headsets that currently utilize the Optical audio jack. 



Below you’ll find a list of Turtle Beach’s latest lineup of PS4™ gaming headsets, as well as a detailed compatibility breakdown on which specific PS4™ consoles each headset works with.

COMPATIBLE WITH ALL PS4™ CONSOLES

To begin, let’s look at Turtle Beach’s PS4™ gaming headsets that work great with ALL the PS4™ consoles, including the original PS4™, the new PS4™ Pro and the new, slimmer PS4™.

The Turtle Beach P4C, Recon 50P, Recon 60P, PX24, and Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset all use a standard 3.5mm connection to the PS4™’s DualShock controller and will continue to work great with the original PS4™, as well as the new PS4™ Pro and new, slimmer PS4™ when they become available.


HAVE THE NEW, SLIMMER PS4™? READ ON!

Now let’s have a look at Turtle Beach’s PS4™ gaming products that will operate a bit differently when used with the new, slimmer PS4™ without the Optical Out audio jack. To be clear, the below models will still perform perfectly when used with the original PS4™ and the new PS4™ Pro, but will have specific changes in connectivity/functionality when used with the new, slimmer PS4™. Read below for specific, product-by-product details:

The above Turtle Beach PS4™ gaming headsets are designed to connect to the Optical Out audio jack found on the original PS4™ and new PS4™ Pro, and will be affected by the new, slimmer PS4™ console’s lack of an Optical Out audio jack. See below for specific details on how each will work with the new, slimmer PS4™, as well as information on optional firmware updates from Turtle Beach to get you gaming on the new, slimmer PS4™!


TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 400

Turtle Beach Stealth 400 Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for PlayStation®4.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 400 is a 100% wireless stereo gaming headset for PS4™ that uses the Optical Out audio jack and USB port on the console to provide separate game audio (via Optical) and chat audio (via USB) channels. For the new, slimmer PS4™ without the Optical Out audio jack, you have two options: 

1. You can simply just use the USB port and select Game and Chat on the PS4 menu. Using this method, you will still get both game audio and chat audio. However, you will no longer have independent control of game audio and chat audio levels. 

2. We released a firmware update for the Stealth 400 that enhances your headset by enabling Variable Mic Monitoring control. This firmware update will replace the Stealth 400’s independent chat volume control with a different feature set, Master Volume control (game icon) and Variable Mic Monitoring control (chat icon), which allows you to hear how loud your voice sounds inside the headset so you never have to shout at your teammates or other players (unless you really want to). 

3. Alternatively, if your TV permits, you can connect the Optical cable from the Stealth 400’s USB to the Optical Out on the back of your TV and enjoy all the features of the headset. If your console and TV are physically separated, or your TV is mounted on the wall, you may need a longer Optical cable than is supplied with the product. 


The Stealth 400 firmware update has launched and can be accessed via the Ear Force Audio Hub. Customize your audio and always make sure you are running the most up-to-date firmware! Click here for the Ear Force Audio Hub.


TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 500P

Turtle Beach Stealth 500P Wireless DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PlayStation®4.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 500P is a 100% wireless DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headset for PS4™ that uses the Optical Out audio jack and USB port on the console to provide separate game audio (via Optical) and chat audio (via USB) channels, as well as Dolby Digital® and DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound (via Optical). For the new, slimmer PS4™ without the Optical Out audio jack, you have two options: 


1. You can simply just use the USB port. Using this method, you will still get both game audio and chat audio by selecting this on the PS4 menu. However, you will no longer have independent control of game audio and chat audio levels, and you will no longer have DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound functionality nor DTS® Surround Sound Modes. 

2. Alternatively, if your TV permits, you can connect the Optical cable from the Stealth 500P’s USB to the Optical Out on the back of your TV and enjoy all the features of the headset. If your console and TV are physically separated, or your TV is mounted on the wall, you may need a longer Optical cable than is supplied with the product. 

TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 520

Turtle Beach Stealth 520 Wireless DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PlayStation®4.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 520 is a 100% wireless DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headset for PS4™ that uses the Optical Out audio jack and USB port on the console to provide separate game audio (via Optical) and chat audio (via USB) channels, as well as Dolby Digital® and DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound (via Optical). For the new, slimmer PS4™ without the Optical Out audio jack, you have two options: 


1. You can simply just use the USB port. Using this method, you will still get both game audio and chat audio by selecting this on the PS4 menu. However, you will no longer have independent control of game audio and chat audio levels, and you will no longer have Dolby Digital and DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound functionality, no DTS® Surround Sound Modes, no Superhuman Hearing™ mode and no Dynamic Chat Boost functionality. 

2. We released a firmware update for the Stealth 520 that will enhance your headset by enabling Variable Mic Monitoring control. This will replace the Stealth 520’s independent chat volume control with a different feature set, Master Volume control (game icon) and Variable Mic Monitoring control (chat icon), which allows you to hear how loud your voice sounds inside the headset so you never have to shout at your teammates or other players (unless you really want to). This firmware update will also replace the lost DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound with Virtualized DTS® Surround Sound and keep your Surround Sound Modes. 
 
3. Alternatively, if your TV permits, you can connect the Optical cable from the Stealth 520’s USB to the Optical Out on the back of your TV and enjoy all the features of the headset. If your console and TV are separated, or your TV is mounted on the wall, you may need a longer Optical cable than is supplied with the product. 

The Stealth 520 firmware update has launched and can be accessed via the Ear Force Audio Hub.Customize your audio and always make sure you are running the most up-to-date firmware! Click here for the Ear Force Audio Hub. 


TURTLE BEACH ELITE 800

Turtle Beach Elite 800 Wireless, Noise-Cancelling DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PlayStation®4.

The Turtle Beach Elite 800 is a 100% wireless, active noise-cancelling DTS® 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headset for PS4™ that uses the Optical Out audio jack and USB port on the console to provide separate game audio (via Optical) and chat audio (via USB) channels, as well as Dolby Digital® and DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound (via Optical). For the new, slimmer PS4™ without the Optical Out audio jack, if your TV permits, we recommend you connect the Optical cable from the Elite 800’s base station to the Optical Out on the back of your TV to enjoy all the features of the headset.  


TURTLE BEACH ELITE PRO TACTICAL AUDIO CONTROLLER [OR T.A.C.]

Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller [or T.A.C.]

The Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (or T.A.C.) is a competition-grade mixamp designed to work with the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset on PS4™. The T.A.C. uses the Optical Out audio jack and USB port on the console to provide separate game audio (via Optical) and chat audio (via USB) channels, as well as DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound (via Optical). For the new, slimmer PS4™ without the Optical Out audio jack, if your TV permits, we recommend you connect the Optical cable from the Elite Pro T.A.C. to the Optical Out on the back of your TV to enjoy all the features of the mixamp.