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Turtle Beach Ear Force HPA2
5.8 out of 10

Turtle Beach Ear Force HPA2

The Ear Force HPA2 5.1 channel Surround Sound PC Headphones Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Brian B., Newegg
10 July 2011
  • Pros: Great sound quality and very comfortable
  • Cons: Detachable microphone doesn't work half the time, it requires constant adjustment and can randomly stop working.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing headset

Eli P., Newegg
24 June 2011
  • Summary: This headset is amazing. I have a thermaltake headset, an Ozone one, a steelseries one, a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 880s, and a large variety of other headphones and headsets, and this one is by far my favorite. You won't be doing yourself a disservice by buying this.
  • Pros: I have a couple very high end reference headphones from my audiophile phase, and while this headset doesn't compare in terms of sheer audio clarity, it has great sound. Very prominant bass, clear and warm sound. I can listen to music, movies, and game with it. It's amazing. This headset is ridicu...
  • Cons: The only con is that I drink a lot of soda and so some spots on the rather long cord are a tad sticky. Hasn't happened with my other headsets.
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Overall 6
6.0

construction and amp vs power and play

Scott W., Newegg
23 May 2011
  • Summary: I really wanted to give this headset 4-5 eggs if your talking about the old revision which i don't think you can find anymore, i would give it 5 eggs but since the revision 2 is all that is out there now i have to give it 3.
  • Pros: I love the sound of the these headsets in terms of versatility with respect to gaming and music. Turtle beach really nailed that part of the equation. I own 2 of these, both of which were bought on sale from newegg. Directional targeting is very good, and music on these can blast your ears which ...
  • Cons: The amp problem: to understand this you have to know that there are 2 versions of the HPA2's technically but they are same model and UPC code. The old version had a true powered amp that plugged into your power strip with your computer. This version was by definition more clunky because of the ex...
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Overall 8
8.0

Second time around

David M., Newegg
9 May 2011
  • Summary: This is a followup to an earlier review where I detailed how the headset's internal wiring went bad, killing my microphone. (the detachable mic worked fine plugged directly into the PC, but its wiring inside the headset stopped the signal and made it unusable) If you need your headset looked at,...
  • Pros: -Headset is in great condition after replacement -Turtle Beach went out of their way to replace the headset even though it was a few months out of warranty -Great customer service from the reps I contacted -Regardless of the fact that one set broke (and face it, as you find out over building a fe...
  • Cons: -Stinks that they broke in the first place -Had to go without a good headset for over three weeks while they tested and sent out a replacement, but I can't complain with a free replacement!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, but not the best

Alex K., Newegg
29 April 2011
  • Summary: Despite the negatives, I give it 4 eggs because I can't really explain how fantastic the sound is without using expletives. Obviously, I dropped a substantial amount of money on a good headset, and this doesn't fail me in that standard. It has some flaws.
  • Pros: -INCREDIBLE sound. I actually use these over my 2.1 system because the sound is actually better in pretty much every metric. Just wonderful, wonderful sound. -Adjustable mic.
  • Cons: -Cord is fairly short for my setup(has to go from my tower, behind my desk, and around to my chair.) -Ear cups are too "springy" and end up being uncomfortable for prolonged use. Ear cups are shallow, compress my big ears. -Amplifier is placed at an awkward location in regards to my setup, too fa...
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Overall 10
10

The Best Surround Headphones!

Anonymous, Newegg
19 April 2011
  • Summary: Buy these as soon as they are in stock. Can't beat price/value.
  • Pros: Four 3.5mm Analog Plugs, with outs, so you can run inline with your existing 5.1 speakers. Surround sound so good its Scary! You will hear enemies trying to sneak up behind you while gaming. Quick Disconnect Headset and Mic, and Blue LED volume control device/level adjustment.
  • Cons: None Here.
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Overall 10
10

Hear the action

Howard P., Newegg
13 April 2011
  • Summary: Wish they made a wireless set for PC's.
  • Pros: Seconded set of these, great sound, you can still hear someone call for you, a great gaming headset, USB powered.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Michael T., Newegg
11 April 2011
  • Summary: Eventually I gave up and hung the headset around my neck just to use the microphone, and used my listening cans for sound instead.
  • Pros: Good microphone. Suspension-type headband works well and fits my large head without stretching all the way.
  • Cons: Surround sound headphones are a gimmick, I spent more time fiddling with the levels than playing the game and didn't notice an improvement afterwards. Crushes my ears after a short time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Headphones, at first.

Kristien T., Newegg
28 March 2011
  • Summary: I will admit that despite the damage they still work well however there is no method that I can think of that would allow me to repair them to the point that I can continue using them.
  • Pros: Sound is spectacular Love being able to have such control over the sound output Mic is clear and easy for people to hear me on Love being able to remove the mic when not needed Very comfortable for up to 4hrs at a time
  • Cons: Gets a bit uncomfortable after those long gaming sessions Some minor cracks in the plastic over the last year with no big issue. The only reason I am giving this headset a 2 is because of the issues that only happened recently: The right speaker on my headphones came completely dislodged from the...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Bang For your Buck

Luis T., Newegg
25 March 2011
  • Summary: good for entry amateur competitive gaming will really help you adapt to 5.1 sound with out empty pockets
  • Pros: Good Sound, Comfortable, easy to configure
  • Cons: Not very well Manufacturing process, they will start to fall apart after one year, I had to contact them the with in the first year to replace microphone
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