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Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3 Programmable Wireless Gaming Headset
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Buyers Beware 03/14/2013

This review is from: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3 Programmable Wireless Gaming Headset

Pros: It has good sound when it wants to work. Also the distance you can go with this is pretty good too. Went to the other side of my house and didn't notice any pops or static.

Cons: Oh boy, where to start. First off, I'd like to point out how awefully made this headset is. Its made of extremely brittle plastic that will shatter on you if you pick it up the wrong way. I had this headset for one month and the bracket decided to pop off on me and only got worse from there. As of this review, I have this thing held together with electrical tape. Second, and what really gets me angry, is the battery life. If you look on the box, it says it can do over 6 hours of use. That's a complete lie. The manual also says that you can charge and use the headset at the same time. That is also a lie.

The battery life on this is, to be frank, complete garbage. I had this headset charging for over 13 hours and it could only hold a charge of 2 hours. Not quite like Turtle Beach claims right? And the charge while you play option? I couldn't tell, because I would detach the charge cable after I was playing a game or listening to music and it would just be dead and have to wait over an hour to have it usable.

The next thing to know about this headset is that it does not like to play well with wireless routers. The minute I cut my router on, the headset would not work at all. I heard you have to tinker with your wireless signal for this to work together, but why do you have to do that? With a headset no less?

For the final negative I have for this is the beeping. Oh man the beeping this thing does. Every five minutes it starts beeping at you when there is no audio activity so you constantly need to have some sound going in order for the headset to not shut off.

Other Thoughts: I mainly used this for my gaming PC and it worked just fine for the first month. After that, it just went down hill. Poor design choices horrible battery life, and the list can go on. This is a headset to go good with the PC I built because I wanted everything wireless so I didn't have to worry about cables and what not in my room. But the leaps I had to go through to get them to work was ridiculous. I've never had to literally fight a piece of equipment to work until I had this product.

As a final thought, I warn EVERYONE about the customer service for this company. If you ever wanted to get in contact with Turtle Beach, you can't call them up. You have to send them an email with proof of purchase and just wait for a response. Is that what you call customer service? Just wait around till you got someone to answer your email? This isn't a small company either since its been said to "the number one gaming headsets/headphones company" as according to their website.

I will never buy another product from Turtle Beach ever again. And I warn everyone who buys this equipment to not buy it.


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