Reviews and Problems with Turtle Beach Ear Force Z1
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Not for people with glasses
Henry Xu "book buyer", Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: They were supposed to be comfortable, but as a person who wears glasses that comfort level can vary greatly. Maybe if I didn't have glasses on they would be quite comfortable, but personally I feel it is a little tight and the construction is very flimsy right at the point where the ear pieces connect to the band. My right side ear piece snapped at the joint and I was able to super glue it for about 3-4 months before it broke again.
Good speakers and mic, HORRIBLE PLASTIC FRAME THAT WILL BREAK
Matthew W. Kodrin "Wade", Amazon
19 August 2014
Summary: One of the pivot points broke shortly after I got these. I epoxied it back together and all was fine, until the other pivot point broke less than a year later in the exact same spot as the first one. This is clearly poor quality and I can't recommend this product unless it comes with a free pair of clamps and some epoxy to fix what will inevitably be broken ear pieces.
Cons: The left ear piece with microphone is attached by a small piece if plastic. With sparse (only used for webinars) use over a 8 month period, the connector on both sides developed cracks. in month 9 the left ear piece fell off. There isn't enough plastic to super glue it back into place. This connection point was designed to fail. Additionally the part of the ear piece that touches your ear is convex instead of the standard concave of most earphones. This leads to a str...
Summary: I haven't found anything I don't like about it. It's very comfortable, plenty loud, and sounds great. I use it exclusively for gaming, and am able to hear everything very clearly. I really like the mic boom. It's infinitely adjustable and stays where it's put. I also like the in-line volume adjustment so I can turn it down in-game without having to mouse out of my game window. VERY good value for the price.
Summary: I purchased this headset for my son for Christmas. He loves it. He's tough on headsets, but this one seems to be lasting. After three months, it's still going strong. That may be a record for him!!!
Summary: I enjoyed this headset a great deal while it worked. Good sound, comfortable on the head and ears. But one of the joints broke during normal use. I tried super gluing it back together, but it didn't last.
Summary: I actually was ok with these up until the untimely death of the volume control knob. I fought with these daily for a few weeks before tearing the control apart to see what was wrong. (I do not use that control often, but if it would touch anything the left channel would drop out.
Pros: Decent sound, decent mic
Cons: Inline volume control failure. The potentiometer is very poorly made and failed in fairly short order. It is a contact finger failure to the printed resistor. I would call it shoddy design.