The Ear Force PX21 PlayStation 3 Gaming Headset from Turtle Beach allow you to fully immerse yourself in your game's ambience while still maintaining full control of your voice-chat volume. Two individual volume level controls are built into the in-line amplifier, allowing you to set a comfortable level for each. The headset features microphone monitoring, giving you a better sense of how your teammates are hearing you and keeping you from speaking too loudly into the microphone. A Dynamic Talkback Expander feature automatically boosts your chat volume when the game's volume increases, so you don't have to constantly adjust the volume settings. The headset is easy to set up with your PS3, and is compatible with computer games as well (audio adapter required).
- Rotating Ear Cups
- Twist the ear cups to rest the PX21 flat on your shoulders when taking a break from the game.
- Stereo Expander
- The Stereo Expander is a feature that spreads the stereo game signal to provide a "wider" sound field. This results in a richer, fuller sound than conventional stereo sound -- almost as if it originates from outside of the headphones. The Stereo Expander is most effective on sounds that spread across both ears, like rain, wind, and background music and can make the background sounds of a game become even more dramatic. The Stereo Expander is activated and deactivated by pushing the "Effects" button on the headset.
- Chat Boost -- Dynamic Talkback Expander
- The Chat Boost feature automatically increases the PSN chat levels during intense game sequences, so communication from teammates isn't drowned out. As the game audio gets louder, the chat volume is automatically increased - which lets you continue to hear what everyone is saying. When the game volume quiets down, the chat level will gradually return to the normal volume setting. You can see it working by looking at the chat level light, which gets brighter as the game get louder and the chat level increases.
- Microphone Monitoring
- If you're wearing a headset, it's difficult to hear yourself speak, so you'll tend to talk louder. To address this, the PX21 incorporates microphone monitoring. Just like a telephone, the PX21 mixes a small portion of the microphone signal into the headphone signal, so you can hear some of your voice along with the online chatting and game audio. This lets you easily sense what you're saying, but not so much that it's distracting. Mic monitoring not only helps you stop talking so loud, it also eliminates that annoying "clogged ears" feeling when talking while headphones are covering your ears.
- Bass Boost
The PX21 headset incorporates an adjustable bass boost feature that produces deep, rich bass tones by increasing the volume of low frequency sounds - just like turning up the subwoofer on a home theater system. This can improve your gaming experience by gradually enhancing the sound of explosions, gun shots and other deep-bass sound effects to make them even more dramatic.
Bass boost can be manually adjusted with a dial on the amplifier. You might want to do this, for example, when using the Ear Force PX21 for listening to music that requires a flat frequency response for truer reproduction.
- Independent Chat/Game Volumes
Conventional communicator earpiece headsets compromise your gaming experience by covering one ear for hearing chat audio and leaving the other ear for hearing game audio pumping from speakers.
The PX21 overcomes this problem by combining impactful stereo game audio with online chat in a high fidelity stereo headset - delivering the ultimate gaming experience with privacy and clarity.
There are independent volume controls for the game audio and incoming chat levels - so you can easily balance them and never have to worry about missing a cue from your teammates.
- USB Powered
- A single USB port on the PS3 powers the in-line amplifier, so there is no need to fuss with batteries or a separate AC power adapter.
- Works With PC Games
- An optional adapter cable converts the PX21 stereo RCA plugs to a 3.5mm mini stereo jack that connects to the PC sound card line output for game audio.