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Turtle Beach PX21 $32 Kmart Clearance YMMV

#1 PANZERGRENADIER   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   381 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  


Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:45 PM

Picked up two Turtle Beach PX21s at my local Kmart for $32 a piece.

#2 masterchief2291   CAGiversary! Trading Ban   662 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:04 AM

decent sound and mic quality but SO VERY FRAGILE. i had these for 2 months and the headband snapped. fixed it with duct tape and 1 week later, the mic breaks off. gave up and bought the X12's; havent looked back since.

#3 mitch079   Mumm-Ra shares with no one! CAGiversary!   12810 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:00 AM

Mine broke last night when I took them off my head. Do yourself a favor and go ahead and reinforce the area where they connect to the speakers now and save yourself the trouble of the swivel snapping at some point.

#4 TheHelix   CAGiversary! Silenced   2842 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:58 AM

Wow are TB headsets really that cheap? I got a P11 for $30 at TRU in January. I use it pretty much daily and yeah the build quality is kinda sketch but it's still in one piece.

#5 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5504 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:31 AM

Still new to the headset world. I was thinking of getting one of these, but after the first two posters. I might just save that money towards the official sony 7.1 headset.

#6 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3119 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:55 AM

Surprised by the breakage talk.

I bought the DPX21 set about a month after Halo Reach and used them nearly every day for the next 8 months, for hours/use. No problems at all. Wonder if I got a good production run or if the later models went to crap.

Rarely use them now only because I broke free from Reach's MP. But still work like new

#7 scblueeyedguy   Future Gadget Laboratory Technician CAGiversary!   2739 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:01 AM

The PX21 is pretty close to the X12's. I think the best deal was buying the X12's at $30 and a cheap usb sound card for using the mic on the PS3.

Also the X12 ear pieces are bigger than the PX21. If you think you might need something bigger, go with the X12. It's much more comfortable than my PX21.

#8 NoodleN1nja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:10 AM

PX21's are universal meaning it works for the Xbox, PS3, PC and MAC. The X12's works for all but the PS3. The X12's has 50mm speakers. PX21's have 40mm speakers in each ear.

Something I noticed with the PX21's is that the older ones are light blue. I have the newer versions which are red now. Not sure if anything was done other then the change of color but I would hope they fixed a few things and not just changed the color.

#9 karyadi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   884 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:45 AM

I hate Target clearance/YMMV. I go the day something's posted as early as possible, no dice.

#10 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   5504 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

I hate Target clearance/YMMV. I go the day something's posted as early as possible, no dice.

Yeah, I don't have much luck with Target clearance. Still though, it would be nice if I could find one of these PX21 at my local Kmarts, as my first headset.

#11 Hinoshiko   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   172 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  


Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:35 PM

Couldn't find any.

#12 Veridis_Quo   VAIR-RID-DIS CAGiversary!   2425 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:48 AM

Couldn't find any at my store either.

#13 Fonz72   And how! CAGiversary!   337 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:13 PM

I've had these for well over a year now and have had no issues. They have been tossed countless times...............and have held up well. There is a small rattle when you shake them, but they still work great. My friends and I all use PX21's and for $30 they are an unbeatable deal.

#14 2xJ  

Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

I've had mine since last summer, with the DSS processor too, and they (knock on wood) have held up fine. Love the headset. I also bought the P11's for my brother and his PS3, which also have great sound. I can definitely see where people call them flimsy though. The swivel portion is a bit unruly and could easily snap if you weren't careful.

FWIW, my clan mate who purchased the same set of headphones had his right speaker go bad, and he's ultimately switched to a set from Tritton. Then again, he has a tendency to break his controllers and rage. So I'm not sure if that's a reliable example. :D

tl;dr they're nice headphones but you have to treat them with kid gloves