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Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth
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Price:$200.00 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime
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on May 7, 2012
I have never ever played using a gaming headset before and i have to say this was money well spent. It's really comfortable.
The sound is crystal clear. It absolutely immerses you in the game. Great job Turtle Beach.
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on May 4, 2012
I purchased this for my son on a Gold Box deal and received and excellent buy. He has been thrilled with the Headset, and uses it not only for gaming, but to listen to his music while he drums along with the sound.
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on April 30, 2012
There are some features that I wish it had, but overall it is as advertised and I am glad I bought it. Especially at $160.
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on April 29, 2012
Bought this to use with iDJ and it's just what the DJ ordered especially for the iPAD. You can hear the song playing in one ear and the cue song in the other ear over bluetooth only or wireless with the IDJ splitter from Griffin. As I don't play games on any of my equipment but listen and play music instead the sound quality is ok, not great as it lacks good bass and top end. It's ok to just listen for cueing next song etc. Know what you are using this for before you buy, but I love it made some DJ's listen to it and they wished they could play from an iPAD. Great product.Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth
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on April 20, 2012
Too many people are complaining about this headset, and I'm convinced they have no idea what it is they are doing with it. This isn't just a plug and play headset; there are plenty of settings to help you get to the sound level that you want. I use this exclusively with my PS3, and it works like a charm. NO PROBLEMS. Bluetooth works JUST FINE AND SOUNDS JUST FINE. Sounds just as good if not better than my PX21 without using any of the presets. Add a preset and BAM, it just gets better. The price is a little more than what I would normally pay for a headset, so I got it refurbished through another site for $140. From time to time I get some static feedback from the mic, but it only lasts for a second and can be adjusted by turning down the volume of the bluetooth chat or by adjusting the presets after hooking it up to your PC. I will say that it takes some tinkering to get it sounding the way you want it, and it takes some tinkering to get it set up with a surround sound system, but for the price that I paid, well worth it. Haven't had a problem with it not connecting to my PS3, or the PS3 connecting to the internet while using the headset. I see complaints about the range not being enough; where are you playing your games from?!? Bluetooth has a range of 10 meters. I sat in my kitchen while talking with my friend through PSN Chat in the other room with two brick walls between the console and I, about 15 feet from my wireless router as well. I second guessed myself like crazy while trying to decide whether to buy this headset or not, mainly because of the poor reviews I have seen on most of these sites, but I noticed that the poor reviews are outnumbered at least 10 to 1 by awesome reviews, and the good reviews are much better written than the poor reviews. Do a lot of research and make an educated decision, it's what I did.
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on April 16, 2012
This is my first gaming headset. I bought it mostly for my PC with secondary intent to use it for a 360, PS3, etc.

I will keep it brief as most reviews have said most everything. However, I can't say I've seen any reviews where the user compares the so called 7.1 experience to a real 5.1 experience.

My home theater is that of a Sony DA3ES receiver (over 10 years old), Klipsch Fortes (front), Klipsch C1 (center), Acoustic Research M3s (rear) and a Velodyne VA 907.2 subwoofer. It's a setup I've been using for over 10 years, and it's fantastic. It blows people away every time. It's like a movie theater experience.

So, putting on this headset which claims to produce 7.1 sound, I some expectations considering I know very well what surround sound is.

The sound quality is crystal clear, there is absolutely L-R sound going on, however I fail to notice a real front/rear distinction. It's not to say there isn't a surround sound effect, there is, but it's not something I would run out recommend to people.

The fact they are wireless is great, and it works as a headset for skype or my android phone.

Got them at $160, so I am pleased with the purchase considering the benefits. They do not by any means though imo, compare to a real surround system, and shouldn't even be advertised 5.1 or 7.1.
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on April 13, 2012
I have had a a 6.1 surround system for gaming and movies for about 10 years. Due to a recent move I made, I could no longer logistically support a full home theater. I read reviews and decided to get one of these PX5's on a Amazon Lightning deal. These are truly impressive. I was surprised at how well they do surround sound compared to a true home theater setup. The bass from these can leave some to be desired under certain bass frequencies, but it's still very good for a headset. I would highly recommend these, and I ALWAYS recommend Amazon. They are simply the best!
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on April 12, 2012
I bought these for my husband so that he could play his video games & I wouldn't have to listen to them while he was playing. They are awesome!! These headphones give us the best of both worlds. Now the hubs can happily play away while I do whatever it is that I do.......in peaceful silence. No more bombings and gunfire exploding all over the house (surround sound). I don't know his point of view, but he and the boys have been using them so they must work great :)
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on April 5, 2012
I was extremely excited to get these headphones. I plugged them into the optical connection on my PS3, and put my game in. Sounded decent at first, as I have not even configured anything yet. After playing around with these headphones I noticed that they crackled a lot. I am guessing from the audio transmission, not the headphones themselves. This might not seem bad, but when I bought the most expensive wireless headphones for the 360/PS3 I could find, a little bit better product was expected. The receiver sits no more than 7 feet away from the headphones. I was also not that impressed with the bass that comes out of these headphones.

What does work great on these is the presets, to hear peoples footsteps, and the like. I already had a 5.1 surround sound system, but thought that these could do a better job. They didnt.

If you have a surround sound system already, do not buy these headphones. If you dont have a surround system, these might be a good buy, but definitely go wired if you can. (You could buy the Rocketfish audio transmitters, which I currently own, and am very happy with and plug a wired headset into those, which I believe is a better option)
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on March 25, 2012
Pros:

I wanted a wireless headphone solution that could support both the PS3 and Xbox 360 with good overall sound quality; with plenty of options. I truly got my money's worth. I bought these on sale for $169. Sure I could of spent a little more for the PX500s, but the bluetooth extra was not worth the extra money. I am a sound enthusiast and I knew when I mad the purchase that these would not compare to the sound quality of some of the dedicated headphone solutions. However, at the below $200 price point, these are hard to beat. In addition to the built in presets, more of which that can be downloaded, there is also built-in bluetooth that allows you to hook these up to other devices, such as an iPod or personal tablet.

Cons:

Cost is the biggest downside. If the PX5s are not on sale they can cost just over $200. The other downside to some may be low base levels, but that is to be expected from a product that tries to accomplish so many things.

Good overall product that will not break your pockets. I highly recommend these.
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