Best Value PS3 headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX21

Turtle Beach DPX21 Review by Matt Wilinski

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Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX21 PS3 Headset Review

Turtle Beach’s Ear Force DPX21 headset is the sum of combining two already stellar products that Turtle Beach offers into one magnificent headset.  Separately people love the PX21 stereo headset and the DSS 5.1/7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound processor.

Thanks to the DSS’s digital optical input you can use these headphones on the XBOX 360 also.  The addition of compatibility with the XBOX boosts the value of this headset tremendously.  My first session with these headphones lasted for 4 hours.  The comfort of the headset was great and the over-the-ear design of the ear cups and the lightweight mesh fabric allows for long, comfortable gaming sessions.

My test of the Ear Force DPX21′s was with both Call of Duty:Black Ops and with Modern Warfare 2.  I like to test headsets with these games since they are two of the most popular games played.  The audio quality was superb with crisp mid/high range sound and the quality of bass produced by the processor was a pleasant surprise.  The sound was comparable to Turtle Beach’s X41s, with the slight edge going to the X41s.

Check out this video which gives a great tutorial on how to connect this headset!

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Features:

  • 3D audio with optical connection
  • 5.1/7.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound processor
  • Lightweight design with breathable fabric mesh ear cups
  • Adjust game and chat volume independently
  • Bass boost allows you to select 2 different levels of bass
  • Integrated USB mic for connection to PS3 and PC
  • Connectivity with PS3/XBOX 360/PC/MAC

Overall this headset is one of the best values on the market for gaming headsets.  The sound quality is great, the comfort is phenomenal, and the chat function works well.

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