Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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ModCrash Reviews the Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach Z300 Headset Details

Below is mostly taken from the Turtle Beach Z300 owner’s manual that details exactly what every button on the Z300 headset does as well as some other information such as what exactly what tone presets do.

Left Ear Cup Buttons

Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset Left Ear Cup Features

Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset Left Ear Cup Features

1. Power Button with LED:

  • Powering ON: Press until the headset announces “Powering On.”
  • Powering OFF: Press and hold until the headset announces “Powering Off.”
  • Pairing Mode: The Power Button also initiates pairing between the headset and USB transceiver.
  • Power Button LED: A white LED inside the Power Button flashes once per second when paired to the USB transceiver and twice per second when not paired.

2. Tone Effects Button: Cycles through the four different tone effects settings, which can emphasize specific sounds important for game play. The headset announces each selection.

  • Tone 1: Flat (no boost)
  • Tone 2: Bass Boost
  • Tone 3: Treble Boost
  • Tone 4: Bass  and Treble Boost

3. Dynamic Range Compression (DRC) Button: Press to activate DRC, which emphasizes the softer sounds important in certain games. The headset will announce
“Compression On.” Press again to turn DRC off. The headset will announce “Compression Off.”

4. Removable Microphone with Adjustable Boom: The microphone boom is shipped disconnected from the headset. The microphone boom can also be detached from the headset when chat is not required. (See “Initial Setup” on pg. 6 for details.)

5. Variable Mic Monitor: Hear yourself speaking through the headset. (Does not affect the volume heard by others over Chat.)

6. Mobile Device Jack: Connects to the supplied mobile device cable. This 2.5 mm mini-jack inputs phone call audio or music from a mobile phone or digital music player and also outputs the microphone signal to a mobile phone.

7. Master Volume: Turn to adjust the volume level of the headset.

Right Ear Cup Buttons

Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset Right Ear Cup Features

Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset Right Ear Cup Features

8. Bluetooth Volume Down: Press to lower volume level of Bluetooth phone calls and music.

9. Bluetooth Volume Up: Press to raise volume level of Bluetooth phone calls and music.

10. Bluetooth LED: Blinks Red or Blue to indicate Bluetooth status.

11. Bluetooth Button: Activates multiple Bluetooth functions including Bluetooth On/Off, Bluetooth Pairing, making and receiving calls.

12. Mic Mute Button: Press to turn on and off the microphone. A low-pitched tone indicates the mic has been turned off, while a high-pitched tone indicates it has been turned on.

13. Mini USB port: Charges the Z300 from any standard USB port via the supplied USB Charging Cable.

Transceiver

Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset Transceiver Features

Turtle Beach Z300 Wireless Gaming Headset Transceiver Features

14. Pairing indicator LED:

  • Solid On. Indicates that the transceiver is currently paired with the headset.
  • Slow pulsing. Indicates that the transceiver is not currently paired with the headset.
  • Rapid flashing. Indicates that the pairing procedure is underway.

15. Pairing Button: If necessary, press and hold five seconds to establish pairing with the headset.

Head to the next page for what I thought about performance and other pertinent information about the Turtle Beach Z300 Headset!

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