Turtle Beach Ear Force Z60 Gaming Headset Review

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Editor rating

4.1/5 on December 17, 2015 Reviewed by: Peter Alexander

User's rating

107 reviews

PROS

  • Fantastic sound quality
  • Ears don’t get hot and sweaty with these headphones
  • Great comfort

CONS

  • Low microphone sensitivity
  • Glassy finish can get easily scratched
  • Earpads use a non-traditional material with weird texture to it

VERDICT

Let’s make one thing clear – this headset is not the all-in-one solution the manufacturer would like you to believe it is. The below average microphone automatically makes these headphones unfit for serious gamers who heavily rely on voice communication with teammates. However, the Ear Force Z60 Gaming Headset does a fantastic job when it comes to casual gaming and movie watching. The 7.1 surround sound offers an immersive experience and thanks to the super comfortable ear cushions, you will have no trouble at all wearing these for long periods of time.

Not everyone is keen on owning several different pairs of earbuds and headphones. Such people will definitely appreciate a pair of headphones that can do everything from gaming and movies to music listening.

Z60 from Turtle Beach wants to be one of the few models capable of all those things. Our test showed how good or bad job this headset actually does. Read more to find out all details.

Design and build

Z60 from Turtle Beach are packed with advanced technology that is designed to help you get the most out of your music and help you better communicate with your teammates during intensive matches. The included microphone uses Dynamic Chat Boost to automatically increase the volume as you game sound gets louder. That means that you will always hear exactly what has been said.

The installation of this headset is as simple as a plugin it into a USB connector and starting up your favorite game. There is no additional software installation or painful configuration. The controller can independently adjust the volume of the microphone and the headset and switch between various pre-configured equalizer profiles.

Unlike the DP11 headphone from the same manufacturer, these feature a good amount of glossy plastic parts. These parts are an absolute dirt and fingerprint magnet and you have to prepare yourself for some cleaning.

The ear cushions are soft and comfortable, however, they are made out of a fabric-like material that feels strange when in contact with skin. It’s really not a big problem, it just requires some time getting used to. Other than that, these headphones feel very solid and rigid. You definitely won’t experience any cracking sounds at all.

Sound quality

Like almost all products from Turtle Beach, these headphones sound fantastic. Our very favorable initial impression can largely be attributed to the very impressive lower end of the sound spectrum. The bass has a good weight behind it and you can feel the air hitting your head.

The humongous 60mm drivers can not only deliver boomy bass, they also can reproduce fairly balanced mids and highs to complement the overall lively and musical sound signature.

The high amount of passive noise isolation makes these headphones excellent for LAN parties, shared dorm rooms, and other noisy situations.

What is in the box?

Turtle Beach doesn’t include too many accessories with their headphones and this is not an exception. All you get is the external volume control/equalizer for comfortable sound adjustments.