Turtle Beach is recently launched its latest truly wireless gaming earbuds the Turtle Beach Scout Air™. The earbuds come with a 60ms game mode, IPX4 water and sweat resistance with dual mics deliver clear chat and swappable eartips provide a secure, comfortable fit for all day usage. Additionally, the Turtle Beach Scout Air™ include 6mm Neodymium drivers, Bluetooth 5.0, and Audio Hub app for customization.
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Price and availability
The Turtle Beach Scout Air™ come with a Black colour variants. It has price $139.99. Moreover, you can purchased the earbuds through company’s official website ca.turtlebeach.com.
Who should have to Buy the headphone?
- For those who need the premium quality earbuds with better sound quality.
- And for those who want earbuds with IPX4 water and sweat resistance for using during swimming.
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- Turtle Beach® Scout Air™ True Wireless Earbuds
- USB-C Charging Cable
- Charging Case
- Small, Medium (installed), & Large ear tips
- Quick Start Guide
- Turtle Beach Sticker
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Turtle Beach Scout Air™: Design
For the design-wise, the earbuds built with a premium quality material. The earbuds come with ergonomic design, which means it perfectly fit into your ear canal for longer sessions. However, the Turtle Beach Scout Air™ also include three different size swappable silicon eartips: small, medium(installed) and large eartips. You just need to find a comfortable and perfect fit eartips for longer use of the earbuds.
Looking for charging case, it is made with a matt finish glossy surface. On the front of the case, there is a three flash light which indicate the battery percentage. On the back of charging case include a USB Type-C charging port for seamless charging. In addition, the charging case built with a premium quality like HUAWEI FreeBuds lipstick and Apple AirPods (3rd generation).
The earbuds also feature an IPX4 water and sweat resistance. Which means use these earbuds during raining and running. Also, you can carry these earbuds with you on swimming. Furthermore, the earbuds also offer a 100ms standard mode with 60ms gaming mode for better gaming performance.
Turtle Beach Scout Air™: Touch control
The earbuds feature a simple and reliable on -ear touch enabled controls for quick and easy commands. Additionally, mobile smart assistant compatibility with Siri, Google assistant and Alexa allows for hands free control.
|Action||Left side||Right side|
|Two taps||Previous track||Next track|
|Three taps||Voice Assistant||Voice Assistant|
|Hold||Volume down||Volume up|
Turtle Beach Scout Air™: Audio Hub App
As we discuss above, the earbuds feature a simple and reliable on -ear touch enabled controls for quick and easy commands. Additionally, mobile smart assistant compatibility with Siri, Google assistant and Alexa allows for hands free control. You need to download this app to get more advanced and personal experience. Once you do this, you will be able to control the amount of noise around you. You feel comfortable because there are twenty different levels for everything around you. From maximum volume cancellation to microphone use. Or you can always keep the adaptive sound control on and let the headphones change on the fly depending on your surroundings.
The Audio Hub App provide an advance in-depth control like touch-enabled controls, select between four EQ presets, turn on Game Mode, live sound effects, battery status, firmware updates, and earbuds setting. With this, you can also update the Android compatibility with Android Hub App.
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Turtle Beach Scout Air™: Sound Quality
In terms of sound quality, the Turtle Beach Scout Air™ come with a 6mm Neodymium drivers gives crystal clear bass. The earbuds also offer a High frequency response for clear sound with bass while voice calls. The mids are not that good and tilted with high frequency.
I was playing Call of Duty game with these earbuds during my free time. The sound was wonderful while playing and you can hear the crystal clear sound of your enemies’ feet with these earbuds. Furthermore, the earbuds does not support the active noise cancellation. Which means your surrounding noise will bother you during voice calls. However, the earbuds provide a tight fit between the earcups and your ear. It doesn’t let your voice go out and give a clear sound during calls.
Turtle Beach Scout Air™: Microphones
The Scout Air™ is equipped with a microphone in each earbud. Which is convenient for calls, game chat (for games that support in-game capability), voice to text, and accessing smart assistants on-the-go. Moreover, the earbuds provide a tight fit between the earcups and your ear. It doesn’t let your voice go out and give a clear sound during calls.
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Turtle Beach Scout Air™: Connectivity
The Turtle Beach Scout Air™ does not come with a good connectivity like the Sennheiser CX and the Jaybird Vista 2. It has only support the Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity. Bluetooth® 5.1 technology lets you easily connect with your Bluetooth® equipped mobile device, Windows 10 & 11 PCs, Mac® and Nintendo Switch. Note, you will need to update your firmware using the Turtle Beach Audio hub app for Nintendo Switch™ compatibility. Additionally, it also does not support the Any Bluetooth Audio codec and multi connectivity.
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Turtle Beach Scout Air™: Battery
The Turtle Beach Scout Air™ offer a 5 hours of battery with in-ear earbuds and an additional 15 hours in the charging case. Thus, it provide a total 20 hours of playback time.
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In my opinion the Turtle Beach Scout Air™ offer a good amount of sound and comfortability. At the $139.99, the earbuds give you all the feature at such a low price. The earbuds features a total 20hours of battery, equipped with a microphone in each earbud for clear voice calls, and EQ preset for better customization and more. However, it lacks the ANC feature, which is provided by other earbuds at the same price or below.
What are some alternatives to Turtle Beach Scout Air™?
The IPX4 water and sweat resistance is not the good. However if you want the better IPX4, consider buying the Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW. It come with a lightweight design, Bluetooth 5.0, Low latency, Hear through mode, support fast pair, IPX4 water and splash proof, and much more. Additionally, it is includes 5.8mm drivers, total 19.5 battery capacity and flexible touch controls.
However, you want good amount of feature than you need a high budget. Sony LinkBuds features Crystal-clear conversations with high quality sound with Integrated V1 Processor for balanced high-quality sound. Moreover, the earbuds come with a Precise Voice Pickup technology for crystal clear phone calls, IPX4 splash-proof and sweat-proof design, and Up to 5.5 hours of battery and a total of up to 17.5 hours with the charging case.
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