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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, was expecting better though., 26 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Turtle Beach PX22 Universal Amplified Gaming Headset - PS3 and Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I purchased this headset as a replacement for my Logitech G35 headset based on the positive reviews and I have to say they aren't as good as I was hoping they would be.

I wasn't expecting the headset to be as good as my Logitech G35's, however; there is a vast difference in the quality of the product. The headset feels cheaply made, the inline amp feels cheap and tacky, like it would crack or break easily. The wire from the USB to the amp is thin compared to the rest of the wiring and none of the wiring has any protection to give you the feel of a quality product.

That been said the headset is very easy to use, you just plug it in and away you go. It fits very nicely on my head; it has a snug fit and doesn't feel too heavy compared to other headsets I've tried. The headset seems to have a very good microphone on it, very crisp and clear. You can adjust the position of the microphone too which is nice. It doesn't automatically mute the microphone when you return the microphone upright to the side of the headset, you have to mute it via the inline amp which takes a little getting used to, and finally the microphone isn't noise-cancelling so it picks up a lot of background noise when trying to talk to people. I use my headset on Skype and it works very well on there, but the person on the other end of the call can hear what I'm listening to in the background which I don't really like, I guess that's due to the lack of the noise-cancelling headphone.

The overall sound quality of the headset is okay, but it's nothing special. After spending the last 3 year using a surround sound headset you can really hear the difference between standard sound and surround sound. This headset does have option to adjust the base and treble on the inline amp but it doesn't really give you a good overall sound experience in my opinion, the base feels like it's lacking and when you turn the sound up to full it feels like it struggles and doesn't give you very clear sound, it sounds a little distort. I guess it's okay if you're switching from in-ear headphones or a very basic headset, the sound is very acceptable but if you're looking to replace a surround sound headset then I would suggest going down that route again as you'll notice the difference in sound quality.

The headset does have some pretty nice features like being able to connected your mobile phone or mp3 player to the inline amp and you can take a call while gaming and switch it to the phone setting and be able to talk away without the other people being able to listen in to the conversation so you always feel like you're connected.

So would I recommend this product? Yes and no. If you're looking to upgrade from something like in-ear headphones or a basic headset then yes I would recommend it, you would be very pleased with your purchase and enjoy the headset, it would offer you much better sound than what you're used to. However, if you're looking for something you can use to listen to music, movies and just want an overall decent sound experience then I wouldn't recommend it. I would suggest spending a little more money and buying a headset with surround sound and a better overall feel to it so you feel like you own something that hasn't just been put together without any care.

Pros:

The price is very acceptable.
Feels comfortable on the head.
Interesting features on the inline amp.

Cons:

The lack of surround sound really hurts this headset.
No noise-cancelling microphone.
The overall quality of the product feels cheap.
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