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Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth

by Turtle Beach
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (491 customer reviews) 9 answered questions

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  • Configure up to 18 personalized presets to optimize game, chat and mic audio for different gaming situations
  • Pairing Bluetooth Wireless Chat allows you to chat wirelessly on the PlayStation Network
  • Widen or narrow the sound field to focus on sound cues that are difficult to hear-like footsteps sneaking up on you
  • Disguise your voice by changing the sound from deep lows to screeching highs
  • Enjoy total silence by eliminating ambient noise pickup on your mic and cutting background noise from PSN or Xbox LIVE chat sound
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Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Premium Wireless Dolby Digital PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 Gaming Headset Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Premium Wireless Dolby Digital PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 Gaming Headset 3.7 out of 5 stars (137)
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Product Details

  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003O6N64Y
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 5.1 inches ; 8.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 7, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (491 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,453 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

To compete with the best players, you need the best equipment. PX51 gives you the Turtle Beach audio advantage with interference-free, Dual-Band Wi-Fi Wireless and powerful, Dual-Stage Audio Processing for immersive Dolby Digital Surround Sound.

Stream music to your headset via Bluetooth, enjoy incredible theatre audio with the new Movie preset and take your headset anywhere connected to your phone, tablet or portable game system. With up to 15 hours of continuous play from the rechargeable battery, you'll play longer and rise to the top of the leaderboards even faster. With over 35 years of audio experience, the PX51 is the most advanced gaming audio system Turtle Beach has ever created.

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage

Turtle Beach's revolutionary digital signal processor allows gamers to enhance and personalize the entire gaming audio experience with fully customizable game, chat and mic signals with the creation of audio presets. The custom audio presets stored in the Ear Force PX5 headset can be selected during specific parts of the game to emphasize any sound for a competitive advantage or deeper immersion experience. Download the Turtle Beach-created audio presets for all the top game titles out or get the audio presets developed by your peers from the Turtle Beach website to fully equip yourself to be able to hear everything and defeat everyone.

Ear Force PX51 Key Features
  • 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound: 360 degree audio to pinpoint the direction of every sound
  • Truly Wireless Chat: Enjoy complete wireless freedom with no chat cables using Bluetooth for PSN Chat
  • Audio Presets: From the only company offering game-specific sound enhancements
  • Play on Anything: Never have teammates drowned out by loud, sudden noises
  • Stream your Music and Answer Calls: Swap game audio with music and never miss calls via Bluetooth
  • Dynamic Chat Boost: Never have teammates drowned out by loud, sudden noises.

Technological Superiority

Pinpoint the direction of every sound with amazing accuracy using the 360 degree 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound that is packed into the PX5.

Cord Free Entertainment

Enjoy complete wireless freedom without the need for any chat cables using Bluetooth for chat on PlayStation Network.

Groudbreaking Innovation

Turtle Beach allows you to enhance various game sounds for a competitive advantage or deeper immersion via 18 pre-installed switchable audio presets.


Go from a console player on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to a PC or Mac gamer to playing on your smartphone, tablet or mobile gaming device and back again quickly.

Play Your Music and Never Miss Calls

Take advantage of Bluetooth and you can replace the game soundtrack with your own music or take phone calls while never leaving the game.

Advanced Chat Technology

Turtle Beach offers chat volume that automatically increases as the game volume gets louder so your teammates are never drowned out by sudden explosions.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
83 of 86 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is my day 1 review, but after about 4 hours playing yesterday this is an AWESOME headset and no regrets dropping the money for this one. All the other reviewers covered the performance aspects of this headset which totally sold me on it and I have nothing to add.

The one thing I wanted to share were two points about the setup process and how to integrate this into your existing home theatre for those of you who use your PS3 as the DVD/Blu-ray player in your Home Theatre.

For both of these points it's important to first understand the wire connections between the PX5 to your PS3. You'll use:
(1) the included toslink cable to connect your PS3 optical audio out to the PX5 optical audio port;
(2) the included USB cable to connect an open PS3 USB jack to the PX5 power jack (this one kind of stinks because USB is on the front of your PS3 which makes hiding the wires a bit harder).

The instructions for the PX5 are not completely clear on the fact that there are 2 steps to getting the Audio and Voice Chat to work. Which, if you're like me, will mean you'll start up COD and end up with a very nice headset for chat but hear no game sounds.

1) For voice chat, the instructions are out of order - you first Bluetooth pair the PX5 headset to your PS3 (using the provided instructions and the PS3 menu Settings > Accessory Settings > Manage Bluetooth Devices); and THEN set your PS3 to use the PX5 headset for voice chat (using the provided instructions and the PS3 menu Settings > Accessory Settings > Audio Device Settings). Don't be confused that the Audio Device Settings having the Output Device means you'll get the game sounds through the headphones - this only sends chat output to the headphones.
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96 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Turtle Beach Ear Force Yet March 16, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I started out the X4's, then the X41's. So two years of better gaming. Both were great for many reasons. I even thought they were perfect. Now owning the PX5's for a week, it makes the other ones I have owned seem flawed. They really did justice to the PX5. Cable fits more snug to the Xbox controller, the volume control has a better range, and interference is little to none with the PX5. And even though the sound on the X41 is outstanding, the sound on the PX5 is even better.

If you have the money or can scrape up the money and you play a lot of MP type games, you really need a good headset to step up your game. Being able to know someone is coming, how close the might be, and what direction they are coming from really helps. Even if you just play on campaigns, these headsets really help to immerse yourself into the game's environment.

The biggest plus with any headset for speakers is being able to play games loudly without keeping everyone else awake. More importantly, if you play games that has harsh language and you have kids, then you keep them from accidentally hearing it.

UPDATE 4/13/2011

Well, a few weeks of use now. I use them with the 360 and so far, I am averaging 10 to 12 hours of use before replacing the batteries. I use rechargeable NiMH batteries. The best feature they added to this headset, that the other models did not have, is they finally give you a warning your batteries are about to die.

The sound is still great. I have tried the various presets and they really help depending on what type of game you play. Still highly recommended.
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94 of 102 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My girlfriend loves them August 29, 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The sound is crystal clear, and the mic works perfectly. Wanna know the best thing about these headphones? No more complaining from my girlfriend about all of the loud gunfire and explosions during gameplay. And even if she did complain, I couldn't hear her.
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103 of 125 people found the following review helpful
By Mike S.
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I've had the Triton AxPro, X41, X31, Astro, and now the PX5.(All from Amazon, which was awesome this time as always) These are the best sounding by a landslide. Why the 4 star rating? Well, until I can customize my mic settings and edit my audio presets, and change "the voice" (yes, the headphones talk)... I can only rate it four stars. 5 is perfect. These are not. I facebooked TurtleBeach and asked whats up with the software that the manual and box say is on their website. "It isn't up there yet, it will be in a couple of days". Furthermore, that same manual makes mention of a Bluetooth adapter for the 360 controller for complete wireless chat... Also absent from their website. So those are the shortcomings for now. I hope the website is updated within 27 days, if not I will have to return these as they are only half what the box says they are. No editing mic levels, no voice morph, no custom presets, and no Bluetooth dongle.

All that said, they are awesome. Switching from Pandora on iPhone 4 to Black Ops is effortless. In fact they can be done at the same time! And I've named "her" Barbra. She tells me where we are in the presets: 1 ... 2 ... 3 and so on, or "Bluetooth on" or "Headset pairing". They are really quite amazing. The distance is larger from base to head as well. I can clearly hear BLOPS in the bathroom for those 1 minute breaks- whereas with the x41 I was constantly met with signal loss. When these do lose signal, the transition is MUCH less jarring. The game sounds simply cut in and out until they are gone all together. They fade back in the same way. Lastly, not one pop, absolutely no hiss, not one crackle in range. The only audio flaw is that when "she" says "Bluetooth powering off" the "" fades out a bit. Those other things missing are icing on the cake.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great sound for movies and games
Published 1 day ago by HECTOR SANCHEZ
2.0 out of 5 stars get lots of rechargeable batteries
Way over priced with better products within its price range. I found myself not using them as often due to all the things you have to do to get it working well. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Aaron W Layton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great FOR XBOX 360
Published 29 days ago by Michael L. Brughelli
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 % satisfied.
Very satisfied
Published 1 month ago by Dennis A. Prazuch
5.0 out of 5 stars Heard good reviews. Nice product
Bought for my PS3.
Heard good reviews.
Nice product.
Doesnt work too well it u move away more than 10 feet. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniel
3.0 out of 5 stars These or Astros?
This headset is quality. Unfortunately everything else it comes with (wires and station) are cheap and need to be replaced every two years for $129. Buy Astros a40 they are better.
Published 1 month ago by Larry Medina
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for gaming, but not for chatting while gaming...
Great for gaming, but not for chatting while gaming...

I love this headset in so many ways. Read more
Published 2 months ago by G0Horns!
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very bad distortion.
Published 2 months ago by Octavio
5.0 out of 5 stars Turtle beaches
The px5 are a really good headset
Published 2 months ago by Arnie Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the sound quality and the price was good. Best heads set I have purchased.
Published 3 months ago by Russell
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