When the PS4 first came out, there was a lot of confusion as to which headsets were compatible with the new console. Many were excited about the new launch, but they weren’t exactly thrilled about having to buy a new headset. The PX4, however, was explicitly marketed as a PS4 headset. But actually, it’s a headset for multiple-platform gamers. You can use the [easyazon_link asin=”B00EI4V3X2″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Turtle Beach PX4 [/easyazon_link] for the PS3, Xbox (both One and 360), and even for PC and Mac. I hope you will find my Turtle Beach PX4 Review informative!
Specs and Features
- It offers Dolby Digital Surround, and that means you get a pretty good idea as to where the sound is coming from. That’s due to the six channel surround sound system. It offers a great advantage in gaming especially for fps, and for movies it provides a new kind of experience.
- The sound, for gaming, is crystal clear. You can go loud without any problems. There are also separate controls for game sounds and chat. There are several preset equalizer settings you can use.
- The mic functions flawless and transmits your voice clearly. You get to hear your own voiced over your headset, but you can adjust the volume of this if you want. You can even set it to mute if you don’t want to hear your voice.
- The headband is adjustable, with breathable mesh cushions on the earcups.
- Battery life is about 15 hours.
- It uses dual band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi so that there’s less interference for game audio and sound. With Bluetooth, you can even answer mobile phone calls without having to leave your game.
Pros and Cons
First, let’s talk about the price. The [easyazon_link asin=”B00EI4V3X2″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Turtle Beach PX4 [/easyazon_link] price depends on where you buy it. Its list price is $150 but some sellers offer it for almost $200 while others sell it for as low as $110. You’ll have to do some research to find out where to buy it cheap.
But once you do get this product, it’s a real treat. It offers a lot of savings for those who like to play games on different platforms (you don’t have to buy a different headset for each console).
- The sound is a treat, with nice details and accurate directionality. The presets are especially nice, so that you can tone down the explosions and boost the sound of approaching footsteps.
- The mic functions flawlessly. There’s no problem at all.
- The wireless audio is also very good, as there’s no interference. We’ve tested this for up to 50 feet and the audio comes in nice and strong.
- It’s also quite comfy. It grips your head nicely, and the mesh bits around the earcups are comfy even after long use.
There are hiccups, though. While it is versatile for a number of platforms, you have some setup work to do. For example, for the PS4 you’ll need to use a cable for chat. The same goes for the Xbox 360, and you’ll also need an adapter from Turtle Beach or Microsoft because the 360 doesn’t have optical audio output. For the Xbox One which does have optical audio output, you’ll still need the new Kinect sensor for chat.
These are the main gripes, but you may also be annoyed at the number of buttons in the controls. With 7 buttons and a couple of volume wheels, lots of “accidents” can take place until you become familiar with the controls.
For its price, it is a real bargain. The sound quality is excellent, the comfort level is enough for long plays (and so is the battery life), the build is reliable—what more can you ask for? If you have a PlayStation and a PC for gaming, just get this headset now and get it over with. At this price range, you won’t find anything better.