Sep 20th, 2012

Gaming headphone and accessory maker Turtle Beach has announced a new set of Wii U headphones. Called “EarForce NLa”, the headphones were made in collaboration with Nintendo themselves, and will be available in black and white. The headphones will plug directly into the Wii U GamePad, making them easier to use while minimizing any potential cable clutter.

The headphones feature noise isolating ear cushions, and will come with a microphone as well (good news for the trash-talking Call of Duty players out there). This model, seen below) will retail at $35.

Turtle Beach Wii U headphones

A second set of Wii U headphones were revealed as well. The EarForce N11 (below), come in black only and feature larger ear cushions and speakers, delivering better audio quality. These are also directly plugged into the GamePad. They’ll retail for $50. Both models are compatible with the Nintendo 3DS as well. They’ll be available later this year, around the Wii U launch on November 18.

Turtle Beach black Wii U headphones

As we get closer to launch, we’ll be seeing a lot more third party accessory makers reveal their goods, including headphones, microphones, and more.

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  • CheckItNow12

    Holy crap, they look awesome! Can’t wait to plug this beast into my gamepad.

    • some gUy

      sexy headset is sexy.

      • AKA-Link77

        they do look sexy but ima wait till theres a game i like that supports it. 😀 🙂

        • Madmagican

          Those headphones should be compatible with all Wii U games that can switch back and forth from TV to Gamepad (which is the majority)

      • Shadow


    • Ninjafish

      I know right! Now for the stupid question, do these work with an iPod too since the port for the 3DS is the same as an iPod?

      • Nintedward.

        yes !!!

        • LUCIFER

          I wanna get nintendos new ipad tablet in my hands 🙂

          • Grodus

            No, no, no. Nintendo is better than Sony,(Sony is still goo, but Nintendo is the king of innovation and exclusives) and they are both MUCH greater than Microsoft.

          • WaveRacer

            Don’t you EVER call the Wii U GamePad a “iPad Tablet”


          • goginho

            lol you’re such a jokster dude go buy yourself a life, cause I think you’re on the wrong site buddy.

          • its all to much

            DS mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

        • Ninjafish

          Yay! Thanks for the help 🙂 I was looking at whether or not I should purchase the Afterglow Universal Wireless Headset. But if this works, then I don’t need flashy lights lol.

  • Jetty

    Saw these a few days ago. Look great, hope they function well for that price. They look a lot more comfortable than the PS3 one.

  • Link

    Trash talking CoD player approves

  • Raul

    Those black ones will look great with my Black Wii U come Thanksgiving break… A whole week of video games!

    • BLACK OPS 2?

      I’m getting the white one also white Wii U because i don’t really need a stand a console stand a game swell i do need a game “Call Of Duty Black Ops 2″but not Nintendo land plus i like white and black gets hand prints fast!

      • JumpMan

        run-on sentence much?

        • Zomegax

          criticize much?

        • BLACK OPS 2?

          me? and if so then sorry didn’t read it before i posted it!

      • Grodus

        Ever heard of punctuation? It helps. *yes, didn’t use the terrible joke.*

      • BLACK OPS 2?

        Okay if you guys didn’t understand what i said then here goes.I’m getting the white headset and the white Wii U because i don’t really need a stand for the Wii U also and for he game pad plus i don’t really want “Nintendo Land” i want “Call Of Duty Black Ops 2” and black gets hand prints very fast!

        • Madmagican

          Actually, they’ve already said that the black Wii U is smudge resistant…also, have you actually looked into Nintendoland? I understand that it’s your opinion, but if you take the time to really give Nintendoland a look; it seems to be quite the crowd pleaser

          • BLACK OPS 2?

            um read my name black ops 2 that’s why i said i don’t like or want nintendo land so yeah COD is for me!

      • its all to much

        IV BEEN THINKING THE SAME THING white is kinda wii all over it goes with the wii wiiu flow the only down side is that 10% discount for the online buys

        8gb storage isnt a issue as theres 4x usb for flash and hard-drives and a flash card port i mean aaaaarrrrrrrr WHAT TO DO

        oh and i maybe getting zombi u so again its hard

    • NintendoMan :D

      Not just video games, EPIC VIDEO GAMES!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

  • Bobsingh

    lol trash talking cod players.

    • its all to much

      on wii the level of conversation was a million miles higher its just a totally better place to be

  • kingtendo

    just one question.

    do they come with sock’s and turtle undie’s as well?

  • ssb4

    cool! This Wii U gets better everyday with every positive post!

  • Lord Carlisle

    Cool. Maybe my idiot COD fanboy cousin and brother will actually take Nintendo seriously!

    When I suggested my brother get Black Ops 2 on the Wii U, he said, “HECK NO! Why would I get it on THAT? That’s just stupid!”

    God, I hate it when people assume Nintendo consoles can’t be used to play games like that.

    • Kahhhhyle

      Well its possible that most of his friends list are Xbox players… Honestly I would prolly get it for Xbox if I we getting black ops 2

    • Nintedward.

      Stupid when we are playing Dual screen COD on a newer and better console . Wow, I fired up my 360 to play some forza 4 for the first time in months and it was so loud , I thought my washing machine had control !

      • Nintedward.

        *had gone out of control* !! When you start up the 360 it sounds like a plain is taking off outside your house !

        • Nintedward.

          *plane* .

          • Bobsingh

            too many mistakes! cannot compute

          • Lord Carlisle

            Yeah. By the way, I love the avatar.

          • Nintedward.

            I downvoated my self for this !!! too many mistakes , like that isn’t acceptable @Bobsingh .

    • NaX

      I’m actually making that leap to Wii U for BO 2 and glad their is going to be turtles. $50 seems questionable cuz ussually those are the cheap once but since its the top end for the Wii U i’ll have no choice and get them day one, i hope it can compare to those that are 200 to 300, anyways can it only be plugged into the Wii U gamepad? Was wondering if it can work with the Wii U Pro as well or someone with the Wii mote.

    • its all to much

      u should have said because wii remote is core fps and wii has core pro cam as standard not easy cam for babays aka kil cam

      and core gamers benefit from vastly supierior aiming and camera motion via the wii remote and qiuck scoping is casual THEN THE ROOM GOES SILENT AS IT DAWNS ON THOSE TWO THERE NOT CORE AFTER ALL

      i rest my case

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  • Armani

    Wow!!! I hope the online is as good as Xbox live!! I love Nintendo! But I honestly love how Xbox live’s player communication is, where you can join party’s and chat with friends whenever you want. I hope with this new headphones, we will see Nintendo put something alike, so we can talk to others in a party and play our games. 🙂

  • Nko Sekirei


  • Nintenlord

    They look space age

  • NintenBrony

    yes i was getting worried

  • Dan

    Perfect for bed gaming!!! Wii u wins!!

    • some gUy

      Didn’t even think of that. Genius(no sarcasm)

  • MinowaEli

    What if I wanted to play with the Pro?

    • its all to much

      simple put the gamepad in its stand presto did i really need to explain that or on your lap

      and why in hell would u fps on the pro wii remote the caceman wouldnt have evolved into the internet using man of today sticking with his analog hunting stick and not EVOLVING to the wii remote cross bow and arrow

      DO U NOT SEE WHAT IM DOING HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • MinowaEli

        I have no idea what the hell you just said.

  • Nintendo Power of Canada/USA

    Nintendo getting Turtle Beach? Didn’t see that coming

  • Common Man



    I’m totally getting these! I want the black N11 version too go with my black Wii U when’s time cones haha. I’ll be getting Black Ops II also but won’t trash talk lol. This is going too be an awesome experience!

  • Nekine


  • Nintendude

    Awww ya!!! Now we’re starting get serious. CoD serious that is.

  • Deadmansam

    Classic Nintendo Games, HD graphics, touch screen remote and great music for sweet Turtle Beach headphones to listen with?! I can’t wait for the Wii U!!!!!!!

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    I keep wondering’ can u use the Wii U head phones to talk to people online.

    im asking this cuz i’ve been a nintendo fan my whole life, i own an Xbox but never got the chance to play it online and chat to people, so, can u use these head phones to talk to people online on the Wii U like the Xbox if so that be awesome!

    • JC

      Yep you can use them for that, wii u FTW :)!

  • Kahhhhyle

    Not bad for the price… Not a fan of plugging in though

  • Death

    Looks perfect for Monster Hunter, not CoD.

    • Wils81

      As far I know, Astros are great for CoD.

  • Luuis

    Plug into de gamepad?, well because i only play COD with the Wiimote, i take the headphone that make Tritton for the Wii U

  • TheUNation

    The EarForce N11 would go GREAT when playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II and the rest of the games. Look forward to some trash talk in full stereo (or virtual 5.1…?).

  • ConCity Soldier

    Turtle Beaches are known for breaking so I think I’ll pass.

    • Nintendude

      I have many friends who have these, and only one of them said they broke.

      • ConCity Soldier

        I seen so many people Turtle Beach headsets break on Youtube. I think it was Turtle Beach x10’s on PS3 that was terrible. They said they would break just putting them on. It’s better to be safe then sorry, so I’m skip on these.

  • DarkPhazon_Qc

    Pretty cool and a very good price also! 🙂

  • Herox95


  • link 5

    Sounds like it will be amazing if there was online on zombie u so u can do cop and see how long u can survive that will be amazing oh well to bad no nonlinear for zombie u but the head phones sounds great

  • SteampunkJedi

    I’ve never used those sorts of headphones for gaming. I’ve always used earbuds for my 3DS.

    • SteampunkJedi

      They look very cool though.

  • Dan

    Well if u are not careful , thinks will break,,, hey my beats by dre isnt broken!!!! And its from craiglist,,, lol

  • Randytjhu17

    What I would think that would be great is that they make a CoD game that can be played by Playstation3, Xbox360 and Wii u together in multiplayer. So there is no battle between the consoles. By example Black Ops II, Multiplayer where psn and xbox live and wii u can experience together! You know what I mean?

  • Yamiryuu Zero

    Well, it’s nice to see Nintendo i receiving support from everywhere! But I never played video games with headphones, and I really don’t want to.

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    BOOYAH!!! I can finally play with my friend online man Wii U is gonna be AWESOME! and me & my friend are gonna be in the hiz ouz having one holla baloo and

    playing Call of Duty Blk Ops II !
    GO! Wii U 😉

    • Madmagican

      umm… ‘friend’ as in, one friend? Are you that anti-social or just new to a place? …sorry, the thought of having just one friend is kinda foreign to me

  • Firebro

    I can’t wait to play NBA 2k13 online and chat with my friends

  • Firebro

    And wait compatible with the 3DS???!!! Does that mean online talking on 3DS???

    • its all to much

      off course

  • ZombieGuns

    mmmmm nice
    I’ll take one in white.

  • PKMNcharizard1995

    Please tell me,what’s the point of those headsets(even though they are awesome)when the Wii U has a Mic on the Wii U GamePad?Are we not going to be able to use the Mic on the Wii U GamePad?If so,then that’s stupid.

    • Nintenlord

      Less saliva on the pad

    • Game Master

      The point of those headsets are if you don’t want the sound comming out of the GamePad

  • D3rp^^

    *instant orgasm* shoot, yeesssss finally some gaming headphones for wii u games. these sets look so nice. they remind of beats by dr.dre! 😀

  • Mylochek

    Those are great. Not a bad price either. Like Dan was saying earlier, great for playing in bed. Wii U just keeps getting better and better.

  • Johny

    awsome xD if it has a standard input, im sold… i need headphones anyway 😛

  • olimar

    not wireless though… -_-

  • elbrody

    i was thinking about getting some wireless ones later but after reading the rest of comments i got so hyped that im gonna get these headphones

  • GirlGamer

    Is the brand famous??? If so are theeses head phones good quality

  • TheBoldman67

    Hey, you guys do know that you can voice chat via Miiverse, no matter what game you and your friends are playing, right? That means these will just inhance that, meaning you don’t have to wait for games to support them, because they all do.

    • Kahhhhyle

      Nintendo hasn’t confirmed it yet but with 2 gigs or ram I bet they could run anything in the background. Voice char shouldn’t be too difficult. But this is Nintendo so you never know lol

  • BLACK OPS 2?

    um… i don’t know what to get okay I’m not getting the Wii U not at launch because it’s going to cost to much so i will get it like 4 months after when the patches or Nintendo Network is all strong so when i get it will be like at least $280 (getting white) and BLACK OPS 2 will be like $45 then at same time i will get mic so $50 more hmm so 280+45=325+50=375 so $375 by 2013 FEB 2! (my birth day) or i can get mic that cost $35 then that will =360 i think 360 LOL so yeah!!

  • Ninty1

    will this work for pc too?

  • dillon


  • David Strnad

    Does it work for the original wii though