Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset Review – An Incredible Headset With 7.1 Surround Sound!

The underneath of the ear cup features a 3.5mm audio input port, which allows for you to connect a different audio device to the Ear Force i60 for your listening experience. This is of extreme convenience if you wish to listen to your 45-RPM records with the 6.3mm adapter plug. The red Turtle Beach symbol on the side of the left ear cup has a touch capability that allow for you to activate Siri and to take phone calls when connected to an iOS device via Bluetooth.

Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset Left Ear cup bottom

On the backside of the right ear cup, you will find a similar set up as the left ear cup, but these switches are in relation to Bluetooth and chat audio. The top LED illuminates when Bluetooth is being paired and connected, the button below it will activate/deactivate Bluetooth, below this is the volume control switch to increase or decrease audio volume, and the bottom button is for muting the chat microphone.

Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset Right Ear Cups

The bottom of the right ear cup features a micro USB port for charging your Ear Force i60 headset.

Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset Micro USB

The Ear Force i60 transmitter is a small device that connects to your computer via a micro USB cable, and the micro USB port can be found on the backside of the unit. When looking at the top of the unit there are a few different aspects that sum up the transmitter as a whole. Firstly, and most noticeably, is the volume control knob. The volume control knob actually features two different knobs, the large center knob controls the chat volume, where as the outer ring adjusts the audio volume. If you press down on the center of the chat volume control knob, you can mute the audio of the headset.

Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset Transmitter

Found just right of the volume control knob is a Turtle Beach logo, this is actually a button that can be pressed to pair the Ear Force i60 to the transmitter. Below this is a small microphone that will glow red when the microphone has been muted. Lastly, there is a surround sound icon that will allow you to cycle between the different

FEATURES

The Ear Force i60 features DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound, combined with large speakers that have been listed to have acoustically tuned drivers and uncompressed dual-band wireless audio to help enhance the audio’s performance and clarity. The last time we heard audio of this quality was at CES in 2014, when we stopped by the Sennheiser booth and listened to the Sennheiser Orpheus headset. Not to get ahead of ourselves, the Ear Force i60 and the Orpheus are headsets of different functions, but the audio quality is strikingly similar.

Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset Head Band

When you are consistently using Apple’s Earbuds, it is hard to fathom sitting still to listen to music, especially when the premise of the Earbuds is to have your music available to you while you are on-the-go. So, when a set of headphones come along that force you to sit back and just listen to the music it is almost shocking, and this was the first impression of the Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset. For us, this effect was not entirely experienced until we listened to Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven. As we were listening…

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Phenomenal Sound!

The Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset is one of the best sounding headphones we have had to listen to. The high quality DTS Headphone: X 7.1 Surround Sound puts this headset far above the rest of the competition.

User Rating: 2.84 ( 14 votes)

2 comments

  1. Honestly, at the time of writing this article, we really didn’t have a chance to test the battery life over a long period of time, but so far with on-and-off usage for the past two weeks, the headset has only had to be charged once.

  2. they say they last for 10 hours

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