Turtle Beach Z60 7.1 Audio Gaming Headset Review


Turtle Beach Z60 7.1 Gaming Headset

For over 35 years Turtle Beach has been a leader in the gaming headset industry, widely recognized as one of the best producers of headsets for console and PC gaming. Their catalog includes a wide range of headsets designed to fit the needs of nearly every consumer from the low cost basic headset to the high end professional gamer headset. Today, we will be taking a look at one of their mid-range PC gaming headsets, the Ear Force Z60 which can be found online for $104.99 with free shipping and a 1 year warranty.


The Z60 7.1 Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset is geared towards the gamer that wants a high quality headset, that provides great sound, hours of comfortable usage but doesn’t want to pay for an audiophile quality headset. The top of the headset is a heavy-duty plastic band that is covered by a soft and comfortable foam pad, while the part that rests on the top of the head has a cloth mesh padding that should allow the headset to be worn for many hours in complete comfort. Overall, the headset doesn’t feel like a headset designed for the budget minded user, it feels more like a high-end pair of headset.


The Turtle Beach Z60 headset uses a single large 60mm neodymium driver to provide the clear and powerful output. Using the new DTS Headphone:X technology, a single speaker can make the sound seem like it is coming from speakers placed all around you. Making the audio source sound exactly as it was intended in the studio. Not many devices are available that utilize the new technology, however Turtle Beach is leading the charge with multiple headsets compatible with it.


The Z60 headset has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, which will cover nearly every device out there, for MAC and PC gamers there’s an added feature, a 3.5mm to USB control unit that provides easy access to volume control, mute and four built-in pre-configured equalizer settings.


Features and Specifications

  • Revolutionary Surround Sound – DTS Headphone:X delivers an amazing, 3D 360-degree sound stage with unmatched accuracy. And with a button press, custom DTS Surround Sound modes will completely immerse you in your favorite games, movies and music.
  • Simple Plug & Play USB Setup – Simple USB setup with no software to install or manage.
  • Mobile Gaming Versatility – Pop out the mic, disconnect from the control unit and use the Z60 on with all your mobile devices.
Turtle Beach Specifications
Series Ear Force
Compatibility PC / MAC / Mobile
Part Number TBS-6020-01
Driver Unit 60mm
Connector USB / Phono
Software None
Warranty 90 Days

Let’s take a quick look at the packaging for the Z60 headsets before we take it out of the box for the first time.