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Turtle Beach Z6A ; two bad pairs

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Recently purchased a pair of Turtle Beach Z6A from an amazon vendor for about $90. These are by far the most comfortable headphones I have worn for gaming.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-TBS-2214-Headset-Surround/dp/B0056L959K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320209178&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Turtle Beach TBS-2214 Ear Force Z6A Gaming Headset with Multi Speaker 5.1 Surround Sound: Computers & Accessories[/ame]

First pair worked great for about a week. The right ear would start to cut in and out. When I would flick the square control box, the ear phone would come back on/off indicating a bad solder. Not wanting to void my warranty I RMA'd them and got a second pair.

This second pair had a 'tin' sounding right ear and now also, after 1 day, has the same problem with a loose wire/bad solder and the right ear easily cuts in and out.

Anyone else have similar problems with turtle beach products? They sound nice and are very comfortable for the price. But if this is common I do not want to waste my time with multiple RMAs
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i have the wired Ear Force One since there launch, and ive never had a single problem, although it is unlikely (they say 3%) for tech to arrive DOA, for it to arrive twice would be like a 1.5%. maybe you got unlucky?
   
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It's a lot less than 1.5% to get 2 DOAs in a row. As for TB, I had an issue with the X3's but attributed it to the wireless, not necessarily a bad solder. After getting the X11's I have had zero complaints as well as much happier that I don't go through any batteries.
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Its just weird that I have the exact same problem on two different sets. Its not my setup as other headsets work fine. While playing I thought the right ear was quiet, tapped my finger on the control box and BAM it kicked back in.

When they are working I am very happy with the directional sound (great for call of duty games) but I dont want to keep sending these units back.

Main thing I like is the comfort. Any one else recommend nice headphones for gaming? I don't want wireless and I do not like the stiffness of G35s.
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For $100? Probably the most comfortable set I have ever tried is the Sony DR-GA200. Nice design and it lets air pass through so you don't get fatigue from wearing it without leaking sound. The only problem I had with them is that they feel cheap when in your hands. Once you are wearing them though, they are super nice. One thing to note, is that they aren't super adjustable.

I have a few other recommendations, but do you have any other requirements?

P.S. Every Turtle Beach headset I have owned has broke in one way or another. I prefer Tritton, but only the AX Pro. The cheaper Trittons have shoddy build quality as well.

P.P.S. If you have money or are willing to save, try Astro A30s or A40s. Probably the best money can buy and they are super comfy.
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The words Turtle Beach should be treated as curse words on this forum and infracted as such~ they're that offensive. lol
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This thing just happened to me last night. Right ear cuts out depending on how my wire is positioned. I bought these from Turtle Beach directly so I sent them an email with proof of purchase basically asking if they would send a replacement and then I would send these back in the mail. We will see what they say. Kind of surprised that after 2 months use this is already happening.
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Please update with what they say. I am tempted to open it up and fix it myself as Im tired of RMA's
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maybe they "fit great" but the build quality is bad.

astro's or tb PX wired is your best bet. dont buy plastic adjusters they just snap in the end anyways
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maybe they "fit great" but the build quality is bad.
astro's or tb PX wired is your best bet. dont buy plastic adjusters they just snap in the end anyways

Astros are more than double the price point. TB PX is that turtle beach px?
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