Reviews and Problems with Turtle Beach Ear Force HPA2
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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.
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.
Summary: I have never had a surround sound headset and when I first saw all the connectors I assumed that it worked either off the USB connection or the standard plugs depending on preference. I soon realized that the USB was only for power to the headset and the plug in wires had to be used.
Pros: This headset is very comfortable and a great fit. I have a pretty big head so they felt a little tight for the first few days of use but now they feel as if they were custom made for my head. The sound is rich and not at all harsh. I purchased two Plantronics headsets and within a year both stopp...
Summary: I really don't understand why some people are having so many issues with these they are great. If you are getting crackling may be you have your output to high and your volume on the headset turned to high and as for the speakers cutting off and not working turn your bass down I bet you blew the...
Pros: Fit great, soft ear pads, metal bars over the head are far superior to the plastic junk most headsets are made out of, the sound is great, 5.1 surround works good, cables are super long, mic works good, etc. etc.
Cons: The only cons I've run across are so pitiful that I can't take an egg off of these. The mic doesn't fold up (but can be maneuvered out of the way), Occasionally with vent I will have to turn the center speaker up a bit to hear people better
Summary: I love these headphones. To people talking about crackling coming from the speakers, check what sample rate your using. I had mine on 192khz and after a while it started making my speakers crackle/rattle, I dropped it to 96khz (which is the next lowest option on my Asus Xonar) and it has worked...
Pros: 5.1 true surround sound, excellent quality, no problems with my amp as others have said. Everyone on my Teamspeak 3 server claims I have the best mic quality, I sound most like my real voice.
Cons: The headset is not nearly as adjustable as I would prefer. And after about 8-9 hours of use (yes Im always sitting at my PC) squeeze on my ears just a bit. But I have yet to find a headset, or headphones that dont.
As close to perfection as a sub $100 Headset Gets!!!
9 February 2011
Summary: Before playing audio through these, I suggest you go into your sound settings, turn off any software EQ, and all volume down. Use the in line amp to adjust settings first, then use software to get the sound you want. This way you will not "Blow" A speaker like some others have "obviously" done.
Pros: Excellent sound, Comfort even for larger ears, and heads. Mic picks up wonderfully, and does a great job of blocking background noises. Could pay twice as much to get the same quality elsewhere.
Cons: Like others have said, Padding could be a little thicker, but it's sufficient. Mic is a little difficult to insert the first time, but could be a pro, as it isn't going to fall out. You do have to correct some settings to get the sound right.
Pros: High quality sound Integral Amplifier with discreet channel volumes Splitters to allow headphone and speaker connections simultaneously Comfortable (after stretching headband to reduce pressure on ears) Mic is good quality
Cons: Minor - Manual says use included power adaptor but it actually just uses the power from a usb port
Summary: This was my first 5.1 headset and I'm very impressed. Yes, this isn't the best headset available, but in reality when you're playing $80 for quality 5.1, there will be some downfalls, and from my two month experience with this headset so far the only downfall seems to be comfort Also, the headset...
Pros: Quality 5.1. Volume easily loud enough to use like speakers off your head. Amplifier powered through USB. Don't feel flimsy, though heavy. Good value.
Cons: After prolonged time, the comfort is easily the worst part about these headphones. Sure, it's not as bothersome as some of the reviewers have made it out to be, but I can see where the gripes are coming from. Also, don't expect you're being quite because you're wearing this headset. Everyone near...