Turtle Beach Delivers with the XP510s!
I purchased these on the Friday before they were released from a local Best Buy. I had originally gone in to purchase the Tritton Warheads but I was surprised to see these on the shelf when I got there. I ended up buying these on a gamble in the hopes that these would be better than the 3 Headsets I had owned and returned over the past month. I had previously returned the Turtle Beach XP400, Astro A40, and Astro A50 because all of them had microphone problems. As much as I liked the sound in the Astros for the price you pay I had expected them to be perfect. Then that's when I found this headset.
This headset is very comfortable. I'd say that the Astros I tried out were a little more comfortable on the earcups but this headset is not bad at all. I'm a little over 6 feet and have a fairly large head and these fit me very nicely with plenty of room to adjust bigger if you really needed to. The top band has plenty of padding so they rest nicely on your head. The earcups also twist flat if you like to rest the headset around your neck when you're not playing. I've done a 5+ hour gaming session with these and not once did I get the urge to take the headset off because it was uncomfortable. The earcups are the closed design type so your ears do get a bit warm but it never gets to a level where it is bothersome for me even in a long gaming session.
The sound on this headset is nice, really nice. I'd say even better than the a40s/a50s. The problem I saw with the Astros was there was way too much bass for my taste. This headset is not overpowering at all in the bass department. I have tested it out in Forza 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and the sound is extremely nice. Cars sound amazing in Forza and the directional sound in Black Ops 2 is so useful when you're trying to play well. The 8 different sound presets on this headset is one of my favorite parts. From normal surround sound, to bass and treble boost, and to a footstep preset, this headset has a preset for every situation. The footstep preset is almost like cheating. Even in Black Ops 2 where people say that footsteps are hard to hear I can hear them perfectly fine from a good distance. The individual game and chat volume on this headset is a nice thing to have if you're really trying to pay attention to the game.Out of the 3 headsets that were returned I'd definitely say that these had the best sound out of all of them.
Bluetooth and wireless chat is nice on this headset. You plug in the small bluetooth dongle into your controller and pair it then you're all set for chat. The problem I had with the Turtle Beach XP400 and its wireless chat was that my friends said that I sounded like I was talking in a tunnel. That is not the case with this headset. The mic is loud and clear and my friends can hear my perfectly fine. I have also tried pairing the headset with my phone and answering calls. I have an iPhone 5 and had no problems pairing and answering calls with the headset. People say I sound fine when answering calls with this headset and I have no problems hearing them. The individual chat volume is a nice feature so I can always hear my teammates just fine. Just like the 8 game sound presets the mic also has 8 presets of its own. There are some presets that alter your voice which is a little unnecessary but there is also useful ones that provide a larger focus on chat over the game. The mic is also very flexible and detachable from the headset which is a nice feature.
The battery life on the headset is great. I've never needed to charge once while I was playing even when I was using bluetooth. Even if I needed to charge the cable provided is pretty long. The box advertises 15 hrs of battery life before a charge is needed. I have not tested that so I cannot confirm but it has always lasted long enough for me. I just plug it in when the headset is not in use so that I always have a full charge when I'm ready to play. My only major concern is the fact that the battery is built in. After years of use the battery life will decrease and I bet it will have to be sent in to Turtle Beach for replacement as it is non user serviceable. But hopefully it will last for a long time.
The headset comes with everything you need. It has the standard optical cable, power cable, and charging cable for the headset. The base station also doubles as a stand for the headset which is useful. The XP400s and the A40s I had did not have a stand so it was nice finding that this one did. As I said before the mic is detachable if you like to be able to do that.
I've finally got a good headset after all the ones I've tried. It was not exactly cheap but the quality that I received with it was worth the price. It is a very comfortable headset. The sound is great and the mic has no problems for me whatsoever. The battery has a long 15hr life but is not user serviceable although that is my only real concern with the headset. The headset has everything you need to get it working and comes with clear documentation. The setup may be tricky for some but if you know what you're doing or you read the manual you shouldn't have too many problems. Overall, 5 stars and thanks to Turtle Beach for providing a quality product when others could not.
-Mic works great
-Base doubles as a stand
-Sound and mic presets
-Long battery life
-Expensive for some
-Non user serviceable battery
Best headset I've ever owned
Over the years I've used several Turtle Beach headsets, X12, X41 and most recently the XP400 but this one just blew them all away in terms of sound quality. The number of presets for sound and chat are a great addition with 8 different presets for chat and 8 for sound and you can customize them all. There's also 3 different sound modes for listening, Game, Movie and Music. I like the music one the most personally. I'm finally able to get rid of the low bass problem I've always had with Turtle Beach before by installing the Custom Preset Creator from Turtle Beaches website on my computer. I can finally get that deep booming bass I've always loved to hear along with nice mid and high level custom sound as well, you can set the levels to whatever you desire. The Bluetooth pairing for music and phone calls is really good as well. It's so nice to be able to hear music and game sound at the same time now. I've finally found the perfect Turtle Beach headset that I've been searching for. I used it on the Xbox One today and the chat comes through very clearly however there was a bit of static at first, but after toggling through the 8 or so different chat presets a few times all those problems are gone now. The surround sound on these is amazing, you can hear anyone coming from any direction. The surround sound is the reason I bought this one instead of the newer Xbox one headsets because they no longer have surround sound. I can use this headset for sound on my television, computer and Xbox One so if you're looking for an all in one headset for listening this one is the way to go. So, if you've got the spare cash and spend a lot of time gaming do yourself a favor and buy one of these.
VERY versatile and very comfortable!
Wow the TBP510 Wireless Headset is great for so many reasons, where should I start? I can wear these for hours and my ears feel comfortable and don'teven get that hot. They kind of fit over my ears, and it first I kept read justing them, but then I just let it alone and everything felt fine! So far I have used this with my XBOX, PS3, iPhone and iPAD, and have had no problem with it at all. Battery life is excellent, and it charges relatively quickly.....which brings me to my one annoyance. At this price level, there should be an AC adapter, too. I'm not a fan of USB charging....but this is so good that I still leave it at 5 stars. Sounds quality is very good. Bass is a little weak for such a high end headset.
Pairing is easy, I had no problems and everyone could hear me fine with no echos! It doesn't look like a high-end head set, but it feels like one. There's nothing like a good sounding headset, I have a couple....but wireless! That's a completely different experience! I love it, and while my other headsets have better bass, the wireless is hands-down a no brainer.
Surround sound is good. It has nothing on my home theater, but for headsets, this is more than acceptable and offers a GREAT gaming experience if you don't have the space for a full HT or if you do not live alone. ;)
I can highly recommend the XP510!
What an improvement over the XP 500's
First off, I'm an audiophile and home entertainment freak. I'm into live music/sound and play guitar myself. When it comes to electronics I'll research the crap out anything I'm going to spend $$$$ on.
With the XP 510 headset I was immediately interested. I do have the the XP500's and although they where a great pair of headphones, they lacked in certain areas (xp500 get a 3.8 out of 5 IMO)
With the 510's they addressed all the problem areas I had with the 500's
1. Interference: pesky 2.4Ghz band only is a risky move if you don't have an open environment like I do, although I didn't have a huge problem with interference, the occasional pop, crackle even with certain bass tones would fuzz out and my experience with them would leave me disappointed.
2. Battery life: shelling out $16 for a huge pack of battery's at Costco isn't bad. Think of it like adding gas to your car. One pair would last me 6-7 hours for game play + Bluetooth. It gets annoying and dead battery pile ends up accumulating quick.
3. Rollers, buttons, and more: having all the function buttons on the rim of the 500's for me was a pain in the ARSE. With the 510's it's straight forward and easy.
The 510's squash all those pesky little problems and even add MIC PRESETS! I have experienced no interference, programming presets is easy and the sound is a bit refined and add surround angles on the tower itself is pretty cool. Now for the 510 review
I can sit with these on my head for hours and not be bugged by it. The only issue I have is if I look down the headset slides a bit, every headset I've used does this except my gamecom 777's but those end up hurting after a while.
Right out of the box they are nice. Sound is deep, crisp and the detail is amazing. BUT the real secret with the sound and to unleash it is by downloading and/or editing your own presets! I can't stress that enough!
Interface/ease of use 4/5
It may take some of you to catch on to it. But if you are like me you will figure it out in an instant. Only issue I have is the surround sound angle toggle button on the tower. Understanding what one you are on is kind of annoying. But quickly understood and the annoyance is no more. The headset itself will be quick to understand, all the buttons are easy to adjust while using them.
Battery life. 4.999/5
Rechargeable 14hr lifespan = AMAZING!
Non user serviceable = not cool, but I can see a 3rd party tutorial coming out and/or a service turtle beach will offer for a price of around $50 I would imagine for battery replacement IMO.
Customizing presets. 5/5
Awesome, this is where I have a blast. All the editing options on the sound editor are pretty straight forward. Unless you get into advanced category. If you don't quite understand I would just download user presets, I've checked out quite a few and they are a improvement over factory presets. (Btw people make game specific presets also)
Chat/phone/Bluetooth pairing. 5/5
I love the dual pairing. The fact that I can get a phone call during the game and answer it While the game sound is still active. Amazing, wit my iPhone I can stream music via BTA also sound not so great with BTA. Use aux they give you
All in all a great headset which I thoroughly enjoy. A huge step up from the 500's as far as the problematic areas are concerned, but they do provide a similar experience as the 500's
The PX51's are an identical headset just instead of a wireless chat adapter they have a XBOX talk back cable for $20 cheaper. I prefer FULL wireless.
BEST. HEADSET. EVAR.
I have to say that this is the best headset that I have ever owned. I have connected it to my Nokia 920 Windows phone via Bluetooth and take conference calls for business while playing XBOX at the home office.
I love 'em!
I purchased this set recently, and I was a bit hesitant to do so since I basically wanted a one in all headset for my Xbox one/ PC gaming, music and home theater needs, and going through some of the reviews here I noticed that some folks were having serious issues trying to connect their sets in Windows 8.1 in Bluetooth mode; well I am happy to report I had none of those issues, my set was immediately recognized and paired with my PC's Bluetooth dongle. Xbox One connection was also super easy and painless, and it works flawlessly whether I am watching a movie or playing a game.
Quality of the set itself is typical TB: feels like premium.
Sound quality: Watching Blurays or Directv is a dream with the XP510; surround sounds envelope you naturally, highs and mids are quite clear, detailed and warm although they cant still compete with my Sennheisers of course..bass is lacking a little but still pretty decent.
My last TB set was demolished by my 2 year old daughter so this time I insured it through Square Trade to have a little piece of mind, TB is not known for durability so it'd be a good idea to get some type of insurance as well.
All in all I am very satisfied and happy with these puppies, they have now become my all-in-one headset favorite.
Best wireless headphones available
I did a lot of research and these were the best and most versatile wireless headphones I could find. They work with my XBox 360, my PC, and my cell phone. No problems and very happy with my purchase
These things rock!!
This headset has it all. Wireless convenience, awesome sound, and you can even connect your phone to it so you can talk on the phone while playing and not miss a beat.
This is a great product. Sound- What more can be said the ...
Let me say this my pair I received had an issue with the Headset. Unlike some reviewers I won't let a manufacturing issue destroy what I believe about this product. This is a great product.
Sound- What more can be said the surround sound is beautiful. It gives the gamer a full taste of what the action is. From a roaring crowd to a skull cracking from a curb stomp. Hard to imagine it being better.
Comfort- You can go hours playing with these on. They sit comfortably on my head and my ears are fine.
The audio presets are great and the software that you can download to access a wealth of user designed presets is amazing.
Compatibility is great. The only real downside is that it isn't easily compatible with PC's. But it has wirelessly game audio for next and current gen consoles, and only Xbox one doesn't have wireless chat. it requires a adapter which is plugged into the controller, then you take the mobile device cord and connect that to the adapter. Wireless may come, put don't bank on it.
Bluetooth is excellent for phones and the ability to game and talk on the phone has now made life from a chair nearly complete.
$300 is a lot, but the deals they have now can't really be beat. this is a great product with only one flaw but that flaw is that it requires very specific parts to make it PC compatible, but if you really want to do it it doesn't take much.
This is an honest review only meant for Hardcore gamers.
This is by far the best headsets i have ever owned. In all honesty, most of the reviews are helpful here but if you want a honest review of a hardcore gamer here then look at my review. These headsets are mostly meant for hardcore gamers and not for the ones who use it for recreation. Since i do competitive COD, my headset never powers off because i am always talking. Now as for chat and mic presets, amazing. just simply amazing. chat and mic presets are all customizable if you download the ear force hub. now for sound quality. again simply amazing but only in you have it in the right sound preset. Another big factor. i have an xbox one and it is fully compatable