Turtle Beach headphones

My lovely girlfriend just bought me a pair of Turtle Beach PX5 7.1 wireless RF headphones as its my birthday shortly. (Love ya babe - you're one in a million!!!)

 

They are flippin' fantastic!! Just thought I'd mention it incase anyone's been contemplating dropping £170 to get a pair, but worried about whether they actually sound any good.

 

You can pair your Bluetooth phone up with them and answer calls using them without interupting or having to turn off game music etc. You can also pair up a bluetooth enabled music player etc and play music through the PX5's that way, with seperate volume controls for game sound, Xbox chat and Bluetooth it is really easy to get everything balanced the way you like it. I had been worried about drop outs etc after reading that some people experience clicks and pops with RF headphones due to interference. All I can say is so far I haven't had any problems at all with that and the sound quality is significantly better than the Turtle Beach x31 headphones I used to own although the battery life does seem slightly shorter, which is not really unexpected  with all the extra tricks the PX5's can do. The base unit can also output the Dolby enhanced signal to a pair of wired headphones via a 3.5mm headphone jack on the front of the unit.

They are sturdy and made with better materials than the X31's were. There are two modes: Xbox mode and PS3 mode. Each mode has 8 presets besides the standard Dolby Headphones surround sound setting. The presets cover a few different configurations such as Bass Boost, Treble Toost and other more unusual settings such as Footstep Enhancer. One clever aspect of this is that you can download new presets or indeed design your own by plugging your headphones into your computer with a USB lead and visiting the Turtle Beach website where they have the software tools. I must admit I haven't actually tried the editing software out yet as I'm happy enough just listening to the Main (Dolby Surround) mode.

 

Also I just bought my son a pair of the Turtle Beach XLC headphones recently - the sound quality is fairly poor when comparing them to the PX5's or X31's. It's just basic stereo from the TV headphone socket with the Xbox mic chat mixed in - no surround sound here. However they are easy to set up and smaller in size meaning they fit better on a child's head (he's only 9) than either the X31's or the PX5's.  And they are much less costly to replace (£18) if  they should get damaged.

 

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Can she buy me a pair too?

Thanks for the post. I've been looking to upgrade my X41's, and the more expensive cousins the XP500 when they are released. But to be honest, the difference between PX5 and XP500 seem pretty small.

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Thanks for the post. I've been looking to upgrade my X41's, and the more expensive cousins the XP500 when they are released. But to be honest, the difference between PX5 and XP500 seem pretty small.

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We're having a set of the XP500's end of the week hopefully, maybe early next week. I'll let you know

 

rather stick to my x11 they awsum :p

I can only imagine how good they are, and how awesome they sound. I have the X41's and they are superb. They only issue i have with these though, is its wireless signal messes up my wifes HTC Hero WiFi connection when they are turned on LOL

Enjoy your headphones mate, they add so much to gaming, especially when you need the volume at nighttime.

I want some 

They sound awsome. Might have to show my other half this post as a little hint and see if he will buy me an early xmas present.

Honestly - I can't recommend them enough! I really thought my X31's were good but the PX5's are much better than I was expecting to be honest, and clearly better than the X31's.

The other night I was bluetoothing 'Big Iron' as featured in the Fallout: New Vegas soundtrack from my HTC Desire HD to the headphones while playing Black Ops Zombies (an eclectic combination, shall we say) with the young 'un. I was also able to answer a phone call without any disruption to the whole process. It's awesome!!!

Cosmic Thoughts and xDADDYx  - Thanks for the tip!! I hadn't heard of the XP500's but having just looked them up I see that you can buy a cheap Turtle Beach bluetooth adapter for the PX5's which make them work like the XP500's. Not sure I really need it but I might get it anyway! LOL

Whagi - I can honestly say I've had only two very brief (less than a second) dropouts in well over 20 hours of use. No other drop outs or pops at all. I also haven't noticed any interference with my phone using wifi when the headphones are on (I'm not using a 'N' router though if that makes any difference) I imagine this may vary depending on individual set ups etc.

OOOOOPS.

Just realised that my old headphones were Turtle Beach X4's (the ones that used Infrared instead of RF signals) and NOT Turtle Beach X31's. The PX5's still kick the X4's backside though!

 

 

 

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rather stick to my x11 they awsum :p

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Yes mate because if steaks available its always better to have an Iceland frozen burger.........

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[quote user="sebbong"]

rather stick to my x11 they awsum :p

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Yes mate because if steaks available its always better to have an Iceland frozen burger.........

[/quote]I imagine if you've never tried steak, then frozen burgers are the tastiest thing in the world.

I'm going to have to have steak tonight for dinner now.

 

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