Tin Salamunic: It wasn’t too long ago that only two features mattered when purchasing gaming headphones: comfort and audio performance. Now there’s surround sound, various equalizer presets and even headset apps to take into consideration. While most gamers are content with lower-end models, sound design has become more complex in video games, and having a traditional stereo set no longer delivers the best experience. With spatial awareness being more imperative, competitive gamers are seeking more advanced options to improve their skills and gain the advantage in multiplayer matches. That’s where the Turtle Beach Elite 800 wireless gaming headphones come into play. At $299.95, the Elite 800 are a hefty investment, but after a week of rigorous testing with dozens of different game genres, as well as movies and music, it’s hard to imagine going back to a typical low-end, or even mid-range, set.