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Turtle Beach EAR Force PX5

Turtle Beach EAR Force PX5
alaScore 85

343 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the microphone and build quality are on the whole positive. The usability and comfort also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size, while there are mixed reviews on the noise isolation and value for money.

sound, comfort, usability, build quality, microphone


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Turtle Beach EAR Force PX5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 343 reviews)

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Feature-Rich Gaming Headset Is (Ear) Force to Be Reckoned With


Few gaming peripherals possess the reassuring utility of a wireless headset. Turtle Beach's PX5 surround-sound cans give you an extra tactical advantage.

Supreme comfort and great sound for epic gaming sessions, at least as long as the batteries last. A multi-tasking champ: lets you listen to your music, answer phone calls, and play your games on a single headset. Console agnostic (mostly) — works with...

Clunky (and frankly, unnecessary) software for adding more audio presets than you will ever use. Depressing battery life. Lackluster simulated 7.1 surround sound. Costs almost as much as your console


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Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5


When it comes to the Xbox 360 and PS3, the headset selection has been fairly basic. There are some good units out there to be sure, but there hasn't been that one headset that is the choice for the hardcore and professional gamers, that one headset to...

Over a dozen presets, great sound isolation ; Durable ; Can also operate as a Bluetooth headset for a phone or other Bluetooth design ; Amazing surround sound for gaming

High price tag ; Occasional interference from other wireless signals

Turtle Beach’s Ear Force PX5 wireless headset is not for everyone, but those who want the best gaming headset on the market need look no further.

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Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5


Gaming headsets have certainly hit their stride in the market since the scene exploded a few years ago. Since then we've seen and reviewed countless headsets and headphones, all ranging from stereo to surround sound, digital, audio, wireless, wired,...

The Turtle Beach PX5 is a fantastic surround-sound gaming headset that offers a huge number of customizable and default presets. It can even serve as a Bluetooth headset and connect with a phone or compatible music player

We experienced some minor interference with devices on the same 2.4Ghz band, like our wireless router. When using the PX5 as an optical audio pass-through, we had numerous audio dropouts. We also found that the transmitter is better left in the...

The PX5 is easily one of the best wireless surround sound gaming headsets we've ever tested. While its $250 price tag is high, the set should satisfy gamers for years to come. The software, however, won't work with Macs.

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Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Gaming Headset Review


A new 7.1 surround sound wireless gaming headset that boasts an array of alluring features, but core audio performance that leaves much to be desired.

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Amazing Bluetooth Headset


I love the bluetooth technology and great surround sound. It works really well with the PS3 console. The multi settings that your able to do right on the headset is a great feature. The two things that I dislike about the headset is the 2.4 GHz band...

Great sound, multi functions andwireless bluetooth connectivity

software not Mac friendly and uses the same freq as my wireless router

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TV viewing and video gaming without disturbing anyone!


I spent a lot of time researching wireless headsets to use for gaming from multiple consoles and TV viewing all in one. The PX5 has ALMOST every feature I wanted. Although it came at a steep price it IS WELL WORTH EVERY PENNY. I would like to see more...

The sound quality is only defined by one word, AWESOME. Set up was simple, my TV has optical out and every things goes to the TV via HDMI 1.4, just made sure that all devices had the Dolby single on the HDMI. The mic picks up sound great and noise cancell

The range is just a bit short, the PX 5 only has 2.4ghz, 5ghz would have been better. It does works in all places that the TV is visible. The lack of a rechargeable battery pack is a little odd, I bought a 4 pack of good enloop rechargeable batteries and

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Crystal clear but poor surround and balancing.


I love the design of this product and where it is headed, especially in terms of an onboard DSP. However, without it the PX5 is just another close-ended headset with bluetooth connnection, and the DSP ultimately fails to deliver due to poor...

Great build, based on great philosophy. The DSP is a boon and really works well for games, producing a crystal clear sound (you can hear a pin prick). Bluetooth function is also a huge bonus

PX 5's DSP is awesome for games, but bad for movies because the default settings of the DSP sets the surround channels way too high and channel levels cannot cannot be individually adjusted (the crystal clear pinprick that worked so well for games became

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The headset has great sound quality, it's comfortable, the stand finally gives me a place to put my headset other than on the desk/computer chair

I found this in the PC headset section, and figured that the base of this headset would be bluetooth enabled for my computer. Yes, I order this for my COMPUTER. It was the worst setup ever, and I still need to go out and buy a bluetooth dongle which...

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First set of gaming headphones


About the 2.4ghz interference. My first solution was to change channels. I tried ch1 through ch11 on my Linksys E2000. No luck. If I changed to 5ghz, the dropouts and distortion disappeared, but my iPhone/iPad lost wifi connectivity. My final solution...

Comfortable, a 3 hour gaming session made my ears a bit warm, but not uncomfortable ; Well made, I don't feel like I will break them ; Easy set up. I switch between using them on my PS3 and Xbox360. The alternate sound presets are cool, but I use the...

The swivels on the ear cups feel a bit flimsy. I have a really nice set of Sony monitors that feel the same way. That being said, I think if you refrain from chucking them across the room, you should be just fine ; The surround sound is not as well...

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Awesome Headsets


I LOVE these headsets. Love the feel for them on my head and the sound they produce. Love the look. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing the reload of my guns on MW3 and the footsteps from enemies giving me enough time to react!! You dont...

Color scheme; Fit; Sound; Preset buttons; Bluetooth capability; INCREDIBLE difference in presets; Newegg price; newegg shipping

Doesnt come with the XBA Bluetooth adapter (XP500's do hence why I opted for these; Much cheaper this way with SAME specifications. Only difference is that bluetooth adapter and color) So not really a con

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier:No / Yes
LCD Display:No / Yes
Mute Control:No / Yes
Noise Cancellation:No / Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Connection:Other Wired Connection / Wireless
USB:No / Yes

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands / Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband / Headband Headset