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

Turtle Beach has also included an Ear Force Audio Hub application to help you customize your Ear Force i60 audio experience on both your Macintosh computer, as well as your iOS device (E.g., iPhone or iPad). From these applications you can adjust the audio presets, as well as the microphone presets, select the different listening modes and check for firmware upgrades to the headset and the transmitter (Mac OS X only).

Ear Force Hub iOS Collage

It is important to note that the Ear Force i60 is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh computers, as well as any Bluetooth enabled device.

Ear Force Hub Mac OS X

In regards to optimizing the sound that is being emitted from your Ear Force i60 headset, Turtle Beach has provided you with eight different presets to tune your listening experience. The chart below describes the difference between each of the eight presets.

Preset Description
1) Flat Equalization Accurate sound reproduction from the audio file
2) Bass Boost Enhances the lower frequencies
3) Treble Boost Enhances the higher frequencies
4) Bass and Treble Boost Enhances the high and low frequencies
5) Stereo Expander Turns the surround off to emphasize the difference between the right and left channel
6) Mid Boost Enhances the middle frequencies (E.g., Human voice)
7) Footstep Focus In a video game, this would help you identify when someone is sneaking up behind you by boosting soft sounds and eliminating the loud sounds.
8) Superhuman Hearing In a video game, this would boost the soft sounds

The Ear Force i60 does have a little brother known as the Ear Force i30. The difference between the two headsets is that the i60 features DTS Headphone: X 7.1 surround sound, where the i30 does not. Additionally, some research has shown the Ear Force i30 to have better noise cancellation performance than the i60.


The Ear Force i60 features Bluetooth 3.0 and a rechargeable lithium polymer battery with a lifespan that is greater than 10 hours. The Ear Force i60 also allows for you to connect to two Bluetooth-enabled devices at the same time. This is a great feature as one could listen to music from their iMac while awaiting that important phone call that will soon be arriving on their smartphone.

Turtle Beach Ear Force i60 Wireless Desktop Media Headset

The transmitter has a transmission range of up to 30 feet, and utilizes a micro USB 2.0 port to connect the device to your computer.

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)


  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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