Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 Gaming Headset is rated
Rated 5 out of
Good quality for a decent price.
I've owned my pair for a little over a month, and so far they've been great. My voice comes through well, i.e. my friends can actually hear me now, and I can often hear them better than before. The separate volume dials help a lot with that, as I can turn incoming mics up or down when it's hard to hear or someone is coming through too loud. I enjoy the ability to hear my own voice through the headset, something I can usually only do on the PC. Although I don't use it, there is a phone setting and input jack, so you can receive cell calls without having to take off the headphones. These aren't made of titanium, but are much better than my last pair (Skullcandy Slyr, I feel I have to mention this), which were the same price, and broke within a couple months, forcing me to fix them with electric tape and pieces of wire coat hangers (and after that the mic was very bad). As long as you aren't tossing these around, it seems like they should hold up for a time worth their price. Finally, the sound is great, and the headphones actually do a very good job of keeping outside sounds out. Also, they pretty good about not leaking a lot of sound, even when I have volume set to max (which I rarely actually do with them on), if you are worried about disturbing people around you. Oh, and they are very comfortable, but sometimes feel like they aren't adjusted equally between left and right, no matter how long or short I make them. They just feel a little funky, but it rarely bothers me.
Con: I guess my biggest issue with them is the length of the cord between the actual headphones and the volume mixer. I tend to get up pretty often to get drinks/snacks, let my cat in or have a smoke, and I don't always want to clip the mixer to my pocket or whatever, but the cord is only three feet long, and is permanently connected on the headphone side. This can be a hassle for me, and I do worry about damaging the cord by yanking it unintentionally. I've gotten used to it, but I would definitely use a longer cord, or simply have the cord be replaceable, especially when you are paying this much. Still, for me a pretty small flaw in an otherwise very decent product for what I paid.
Date published: 2014-12-31