- 8:34 am - Fri, Oct 4, 2013
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FIRST LOOK: TURTLE BEACH EAR FORCE i30 WIRELESS MEDIA HEADSET
Based on our love for style and gaming, we were lucky enough to get our hands on the new Turtle Beach Ear Force i30 Wireless Media Headset. This Headset differs from other Ear Force in that it’s a commercial media headset (much like Beats by Dre, Monster, etc)
The Ear Force i30 were designed for iOS devices in mind so that consumers could enjoy rich, vibrant sound from their movies, music and games. The nice surprise is that the i30s are also compatible with pretty much any Bluetooth-enabled PC and Android devices.
With years of experience in creating quality headsets, it makes sense for Turtle Beach to make it’s move into the consumer media headphone market. Who wouldn’t want the same high quality headset you enjoying gaming with to provide the same quality on the go for your music and movies?
I personally love over the ear headsets because ear buds always seem to fall out of my ear. The easy pairing with my iPhone, tablet and Macbook with the built in Bluetooth 4.0 was easy. I could even pair it with my brick of a smartphone, an original Samsung Galaxy. I enjoyed being able to listen and not be tethered to my device.
The headset is easy to adjust and quite comfortable when I first put it on. I was quite surprised when I turned it on and it talked to me. Yep, a regal sounding woman informed me my headset was powering on and off, syncing with Bluetooth and when the noise cancelling was active. I don’t know of any other electronic that won’t talk to me that I don’t want to punch in the throat after 15 minutes like Navi, Siri or any GPS voice ever.
The simple controls and sleek design with small red emblems and cords add a splash of color from keeping it from being too dull. I’d really like to see more color or customization options down the road to keep the style fresh for consumers.
We decide to really put these guys through the ringer with a full review on an airplane, trip to the gun range, gaming, music, television shows and even used during podcast recording. Be sure to check back for our full review as well as the unboxing of the new Ear Force i60 Headset.
The Ear Force i30 Wireless Media Headset is available for pre-order direct from Turtle Beach right here for $299.95.
Don’t forget to check out our unboxing of the Ear Force XP SEVEN Headset.