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Turtle Beach Ear Force X-51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Turtle Beach Ear Force X-51. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the bass quality and size. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

sound, price, usability, durability

comfort, size, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Turtle Beach Ear Force X-51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

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Expert review by: Bill Machrone (

Turtle Beach Ear Force X51


The Ear Force X51s are real surround-sound headphones, with front, rear, and low-frequency drivers in each earpiece. They also have a removable microphone for interactive gaming and Internet telephony. The surround sound actually works with a 5.1 sound...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: tortch (

"The editor's review is misguided"


Every thing the editor said that was bad abou... 

its wireless, and you wont disturbe others with loud gaming

the sound quality isn't all that great, and i sense a slight lag

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: aronhalt1 (

"Could have been a real nice product"


Well, this seemed like a great idea, and they... 

Excellent sound, comfortable

Sound cuts out

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: KyFats (

"Did you hear that?"


I am a big fan of these headphones. The only ... 

Comfort, Range and a easy Set-up

Lack of digital capabilities and the on/off switch might be something to worry about in the future

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: RiZnO (

Get a nice pair of Sens


I forced myself to buy 5.1 headsets because I had convinced myself it would be soooo much better. This is my second pair of 5.1's and I have to say getting a nice quality set of Sens or something and using emulation on your card would be a MUCH more...

Price isnt bad... Removable Boom Mic.. Not uncomfortable to wear

5.1 is VERY buggy in games.. I have tried both onboard sound and my xtrememusic card.. there are many instances where u are in a game and you cant hear anything.. such as looking slightly in one direction can make it so you cant hear the gunshots...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: iLL (

Pretty Good Headset


Overall this is a nice headset, it has great directional sound for gamming, decent sound for music and are quality made. Howere they are uncomfortable for long periods of use so keep that in mind before you buy them.

Excellent 5.1 sound, i use them for gamming and it really helps to know where things are comming from. They dont feel cheap like other headsets ive used, quality build that you wont feel like your going to break

I think i have average size ears and they dont quite cover mine, which wouldnt really be a problem except that the headban clamps down over your head and after awhile it makes my ears sore. They are fine for short use but if your going to be using them...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Arsus (

Great Gaming


If the speaker cups were bigger with a little softer padding they would fit and sound a little better. The larger cup would also help with acustics of the sub drivers in the headset, or maybe a port would help. All in all they are great for gaming, and...

The 5.1 Does work well you just need to adjust it just like you would a 5.1 surround set of speakers. The mic picks up great. The cord is not made cheaply and is plenty long. Execllent mid to high frequency response

The headphones need to be a tad bigger in terms of cup size. They dont exactly cover your ears causeing a little discomfort. Listening to music and movies can be a little lacking due to poor bass response

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: ThE GeEk$ (

uh...... NO


Why pay for 5.1 when it stereo still sounds better. Sent these back because of mic and bought an Audio FX headset, WHICH IS WAY BETTER!

Sound ok on stereo sound, but 5.1 sucks. Quality not bad, but not great either

5.1 rear and center channel are signficantly quieter then the left and channel, probably because the speakers are half the size. I have an audigy2 and even with every adjustment made, the 5.1 just doesn't work. Stereo sounds MUCH better. THEY HURT. MIC...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (

Bad construction


I sat on them on accident and it broke into pieces. These would be excellent if each ear piece did not have 3 joints/hinges involved and the plastic were a higher quality more flexible material.

Pretty good sound quality. The surround sound feature is noticeable and helpful in some games like counterstrike

Flimsy construction! There are too many moving parts and pieces. Way too much opportunity for failure

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: limacoastie (

Good sound


Fantastic sound, boom mic works very well, well made, sturdy

could be a bit bigger, little uncomfortable after an hour or more, but arent they all

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Enjoy True 5.1 Channel Surround Sound without a room full of speakers, with Turtle Beach's Ear Force X-51 5.1 Surround Sound headphones. Perfect for playing games or watching DVDs on your PC. Each ear cup has four discreet speakers for handling front, center, rear and sub-woofer channels. Enjoy 3D sound in the privacy of your own head without disturbing others. Feel a dramatic sense of realism equivalent to listening to speakers distributed around the room. Tone down the noise in your gaming room without losing the surround experience. Push DVD sound to a whole new level by hearing more detail that draws you into the movie. Excellent quality and range in a super light and portable package.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Detachable

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Sound Output Mode:5.1 channel surround

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia


Manufacturer:Voyetra Turtle Beach
Model:Ear Force X-51
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Turtle Beach

Remote Control

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