I felt the need to post my non audiophile impressions of my refurb Turtle Beach PX5 that I have had for a few days. I still have a lot of learning to do with the whole system since I haven't been using the wireless PX5 phones much. I was really fortunate to have found them for $138 total on amazon and they came in pretty much perfect condition (still smell new =D). I actually haven't had the chance to play any FPS games since I was in the middle of finishing up Alan Wake when they arrived about a week earlier than I was expecting. When they came I pulled everything out and set them up with the optical out on my PC (motherboard audio) and started playing away.
The PX5 amp is AMAZING!! the PX5 headphones sound great and the presets are a neat feature. Just for fun I plugged my Sennheiser HD 435s into the headphone out plug on the amp and HOLY COW they sound incredible. I had played a couple of hours of Alan Wake before I realized that I hadn't even turned on the Dolby surround it just sounded so good and even had great positioning in stereo. The 435s sound much... richer? I think it is because they are open compared to the closed PX5 phones, maybe it has something to do with break in but that is beyond me.
The PX5 is pretty comfortable if a little snug on the jawline if I don't position them right, but it is nice to not have them pushing on my ears like my 435's. The only other problem is that I have astigmatism that I've been correcting with glasses which are very uncomfortable with any headset. I have been pushing my glasses up at an angle so that they sit on top of the cushions but I think it is time for contacts.
Any ideas how to break in a wireless headset without going through 100 AA batteries? I used to have a pink noise .flac somewhere.
Edited by Fa11ou7 - 3/10/12 at 9:37pm