Turtle Beach outs Ear Force DPX21 Universal Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach offers a new deluxe combo package, which combines two of the company’s hottest products, the PX21 headset, designed for PS3, XBOX 360 and PC/Mac gaming, and the Ear Force DSS processor to transform the PX21 into a full Dolby digital surround sound headset.

With DPX21, Turtle Beach claims, that when gamers play on their consoles, they will actually hear the 7.1 surround sound from certain 5.1 channel audio tracks via additional “hidden” channels called Dolby EX. The DPX21 headset is designed for Playstation 3, but also works with  XBOX 360, PC/Mac, video players, home theater systems and other devices that have digital optical outputs.

Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX21

The PX21 headphones have a 40mm speakers with neodymium magnets and frequency response of  20Hz – 20kHz, >120dB SPL @ 1kHz, weight 233g, have a condenser microphone and feature large acoustically-tuned ear cups, made from deep fabric-mesh cushions. They also have integrated amplifier with adjustable bass boost, to enhance the sound of explosions, gunshots and additional deep bass effects, also packs, USB connector for power, mic connection and stereo audio, mic mute switch, stereo expander switch and comes with an extra-long 16-foot cable.

The DSS Dolby 5.1/7.1 channel surround sound processor offers S/PDIF-to-analog converter, that can down-mix multi-channel audio from digital devices to 2-channel analog headphone output and can also be used to upgrade analog stereo audio sources to Dolby Pro Logic IIx for virtual surround sound. It also has a USB pass-thru and a bass boost control to adds sub-woofer effects for “enhanced realism” to any audio source.

The Ear Force DPX21 is available for $149.95.

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