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We are all familiar with Turtle Beach’s PX21 but they’ve also created the wired DPX21 headset. This model is a bit different, as the D refers to the inclusion of the Turtle Beach Earforce DSS sound processor. The “DSS” stands for Dolby Surround Sound, which offers a tremendous boost in sound quality.

In this Turtle Beach DPX21 review you’ll learn the pros and cons of this popular gaming headset.

Great Features of the DPX21

When you buy the DPX21, you will be able to confirm for yourself why so many early reviewers were so enthusiastic about it.

The sound quality is fantastic. The PX21 sound quality was already great, as the bass really thumped and the treble allowed you pick up various game sounds. But the Dolby Surround Sound (in either 5.1 or 7.1 configuration) can really pinpoint where the sound is coming from. You can even boost the volume and it won’t distort the sound. You can also boost the bass, since there are separate volume controls.

The boom mic is flexible, and you can bend and twist it without worrying about it getting damaged. It also cancels out the ambient noise so your friends can hear you loud and clear. You can also hear your voice over the headset, and that can prevent you from shouting for no reason.

The headset is quite light and it is very comfy. The oversized ear cups will feel quite nicely over your ears, ad it keeps the sound in while it keeps the noise out. The padding on the headband is adequate, and the tightness is just right. It secures the ear cups over your ears, but it’s not too tight that it is uncomfortable even after hours of play.
Setting it up isn’t all that complicated. In fact, it only takes a minute or so. And it is also very easy to use as well. It’s no trouble at all to adjust the game and the chat volume while you play.

DPX21 Drawbacks

No Turtle Beach DPX21 review would be complete without a look at some of the places where this item could use improvement.

When the DPX21 first came out, the vast majority of the reviews were overwhelmingly positive. But the problem with these early reviews is that they could not know about the durability and the craftsmanship of the headset. You need time to evaluate the device to be able to make an accurate assessment.

Now that a few years have passed since the introduction of the Turtle Beach DPX21, let’s just say that the consumer reports concerning its durability and longevity have not been too positive. The DPX21 is great, but only when it works. After quite some time, it begins to malfunction.

The sound may give out. This has been reported by quite a few DPX21 owners. One of them looked inside the headset (something which you don’t really do when you are reviewing a new product) and found that the soldering inside was really poor and shoddy.

The construction is also not quite up to scratch. Just about everyone who broke their DPX21 broke it in the same place: it’s the part where the swiveling section of the headset connects to the actual ear cup. The ear cups are attached to the headset by a tiny, quarter-inch concealed plastic cylinder in which you’ll find the wiring to the speaker in each ear cup. Some people broke it within months, and a few made it last for three years.

But it is an accident waiting to happen. One guy bought a new DPX21 to replace the broken one, and it broke in the same place.

Conclusion

Is the DPX21 great? Yes, it is absolutely phenomenal, but only while it lasts. You just don’t know how long you will be able to use it before the ear cup attachment breaks or the sound gives out. We hope you liked our review of the DPX21 turtle beach gaming headset!

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