FS17110S Ear Force Gaming Headset for PS3 XBOX 360 PC Mac
40mm diameter speakers with neodymium magnets
Speaker Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, >120dB SPL @ 1kHz
Condenser Microphone Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
Cable length: 16 ft. (4.87m)
Weight: 6.4 oz (233g)
Headphone Amplifier: Stereo DC-coupled, 35mW/ch, THD <1%, Frequency Response: DC - 30kHz
Bass Boost continuously adjustable from 0dB to +12dB @ 50Hz
Mic mute switch
Stereo expander switch
Maximum analog input level with volume control on maximum setting: 2Vpp (700mV rms)
3.5mm plug for line output
USB connector for power, mic connection and stereo audio
2.5mm mic output jack
USB connector for power (5VDC @ <60mA max)
Dimensions: Height .5in (1.27cm), Width 2in (5.08cm), Depth .75in (1.905cm)
9 x 11 x 3.5 (inches)
The good: Stereo headset for game consoles; works with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in-game chat; long 16-foot wire; RCA bypass-capable connections; in-line control box; adjustable boom mic; also works as a PC/Mac headset.
The bad: No support for surround sound; stereo analog connections only; may require a lot of unplugging if used with multiple devices.
The bottom line: The Ear Force P21 headset may not support surround sound, but it is a solid stereo headset for voice chatting in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games.
Gamers understand that you can't always get a solid gaming session in during the daytime hours. If you share your living space, the odds are you've had to wait until nightfall so that you can have uninterrupted gaming time. It's no wonder, then, that we've seen a spike in console-gaming headphones and headsets to accommodate those brave night owls.
Last year, we looked at the FS17110 Ear Force Gaming Headset. Though we liked the gaming headset, we wish it included Xbox 360 chat support. FirstSing has released an update to the FS17110s, the FS17110s, and though they still don't support 5.1 surround sound, they do support PC, Mac, and Xbox 360 connections in addition to PlayStation 3.
The FS17110s are all black plastic and have an adjustable padded headband that connects the earcups, which are covered in a shiny black shell. Each cup is cushioned with a mesh cloth that we found comfortable over long rounds of gaming.
When held, the headset feels a bit cheap, especially where the earcups attach to the headband. There's a certain hollow characteristic to them, which fortunately did not carry over to the headset's overall performance.
Its boom mic protrudes out from the left earcup. It's quite long and completely adjustable, so you'll have no trouble getting it placed perfectly. We really liked the fact that the boom can swivel 360 degrees out of sight when not in use.
* This product is not produced by Turtle Beach.
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