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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 474 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love/hate relationship

    Posted
    Shintsu

    So a lot of people say this headset is junk and what have you. Well, I have to say the earpiece sounds fine, others can hear me fine - isn't that all a headest is designed to do? People on here advocate buying these ridiculous Turtle Beach headsets and other alternatives except all the alternatives are those big honking noise isolating kind. I used to think that would be better too, and after going through two headsets since I bought my 360 at launch I decided to try another one - this time a Motorola headset. Let me tell you, the Motorola is a pain to use it cuts off too much sound from the game on the headset (the ear piece isolates the sound of the game in the ear it's worn on). Constantly the microphone crackles and pops - but never with this cheap little headset. Go figure... Now my Motorola headset is broke and I paid $30 for it...so now I need another headset and I'm buying one of these again. Don't look at those Turtle Beach headsets - they're all designed for you to plug them into your TV so all your in-game sound comes through the headset (So it's not just voices). If you're a home theater buff like me who has a nice full range high quality surround system you don't want to use a $60 headset for ALL the sound in your games (I don't care what kind of speakers Turtle Beach uses in their headphones - it won't compare to a full range 5.1/7.1 DTS and THX enabled surround setup)...this cheap headset allows you to still hear sound without muffling your hearing much and it's low cost so when you have to buy another one it's not too bad (Although a tip - don't throw it because thats the fast way to break it). No one else to my knowledge makes a nice headset that doesn't totally muffle one side of your hearing or completely force you to use it as headphones and not just a HEADSET. This is your only option if you want a headset that doesn't muffle the sound too badly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sub-par performer

    Posted
    PureSkillGaming

    Price-The price of this headset is pretty much the only positive point for this item. While it may be possible to find a mic with the 2.5MM input used for Xbox Live Communication for cheaper, it will most likely be of an even worse quality than this, or else of an in-ear design. Quality-Despite the fact that the Xbox 360 provides an excellent gaming experience, the products of the line are notorious for their bad build quality, and this headset is partly the culprit. In total, i have had seven of these headsets, counting both versions, and they have all broke. If you have a big head, or arent the most careful with your stuff, your headset will be apt to simply break at the headband. As well, no matter how you treat it, your headset may often just simply stop working, often for no distinguishable reason. Recently, when i went on vacation, i left my headset in a drawer alone. When i came back, it had stopped working. Comfort-While it wont win any awards, this headset is still fairly comfortable. Overall-Overall, this headset is good for casual gamers who rarely play. But, if you are a more active gamer, you may wish to go for something like the Turtle Beach X1's (you can find them in my reviews), which not only provide a better voice quality, but also work as a full sterio headset for both the Xbox 360 and the PC, which retails for $59.99. Of course, if you are a very dedicated gamer, a pair of Turtle Beach X4's can be purchased for around $200.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New and improved?

    Posted
    TheSpartan117

    Apparentlyt he old headsets, which featured a proprietary connection on the controller, were not functioning well, or a new company was picked to do the the headsets. First off, the old ones didn't seem to function well, i have one of the older ones that don't seem to make contact correctly because of the way proprietary connection works. My mic will show as constantly transmitting on xbox live even though i'm saying nothing and even when i cover the mic itself. That, and recently my controller has unexpectedly shut down even with full battery life, though when i disconnect the mic, no problems. SO... i buy this new one, works fine, sensitivity is correct, no worries. The ONE problem, the volume and mute switch are on the cord as though it were a cell phone headset. So you may have trouble using during actual gameplay, the old version featured these controls at the connection to the controller, maybe that's why it didn't work right. Also, i've noticed the connection is essentially the mini mic jack that most cell phone accessories use, i recall trying one before buying the actual headset, before i had xbox live. I found out that no matter what headset you have, it won't work if you don't have an xbox live account, so you may also want to try some of those hands free sets thay may be lying around your house. I still recommend buying the combo xbox live 3 month/controller/400 points pack. you save 10 bucks and get the points for free essentially.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES FOR CHEAPER!!!

    Posted
    bohemothian

    my first headset lasted awhile but did eventually break. so i bought the wireless version but those are pretty uncomfortable so i never really use it. i got a wired one with my new elite. used that one for a week or two and i come home to the wire chewed in two by one of my cats, i tried to repair it but to no avail. so my wife bought me a new one and it was chewed through within days! she said she was gonna buy me another one, but i told her that was way to expensive just for the cats eat again. so i looked for an alternative. i had the idea to try a mobile phone headset. They Work! any headset with a 2.5mm plug will work with a 360 controller! just dont get ones that are stereo headphones with a mic in one cable they have a constant fuzzy sound. you can even get a computer headset and buy a 3.5mm -> 2.5mm adapter! thats what i did to replace my skullcandy headset (i saved $20 by buying a microsoft computer headset and adapter over buying a new SkullCandy lowrider 360 headset) Come on people $20 for basic 360 headset, wake up and go over to the mobile phone section and buy cooler looking headsets for $9.99 or even Better headsets for $20!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A decent headset

    Posted
    MAC22

    This headset is good for what it is. If you are going to play games online, then you have to have a headset. No one likes playing with the person who doesn't have a mic and cannot effectively help their team. Sorry it is the truth. This particular headset does the job well and will not set you back to much to get it either. The only problems with this headset lie in its design. The mic has to be in just the right position or it does not pick up your voice. You will feel pretty silly when you realize this and you have been talking to yourself for the last several minutes because no one else can hear you. Furthermore, I take issue with the pad on the mic. It can come off and get lost really easily (I have had it happen once already). I this happens it will still work but your voice quality will not be as good and people might have a hard time understanding you. The only other drawback is the cord that goes from the headset to the controller. It has gotten in the way on more than a few occasions. I will say this though, the thing can take a beating. So why do I recommend it? It's simple really, if you are going to play online, you need a mic and this is the best one you will get for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Breaks fast

    Posted
    xXTheOneWithNoNameXx

    I've gone through at least three of these in the last two years. They break really easily. After three months or so, for me, I would lose the ability to talk and would only be able to listen to my friends talk. It gets annoying to having to send messages to my friends saying mic mic doesn't work, every time I'm invited to a party. The quality is OK overall. The sound gets really bad when more than one person talks. Sometimes it doesn't pick up my voice when I talk and other times it picks up annoying background noises. The mic does serve its purpose of communicating with people online though. As far as the pricing goes, I think they could go down to 10 or 15 dollars due to the durability and quality. The good thing about the mic is how easy it is to use. Just plug it in to your controller and then you can talk to your friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than what others say

    Posted
    dbj0hn

    I'm not sure why the other reviews for this product are so negative toward it. I've had no problems with it so far; I've had mine for 4 months+. Everyone is saying that their headset snaps easy, is uncomfortable, and gets an annoying buzzing sound. The only thing I've encountered out of the ones listed was the snapping; my sister stepped on my first headset and it snapped. That's a lot of weight put onto it. Go figure :/ I don't feel that the headset is uncomfortable. It fits just fine. The only problem is that it pushes down my hair and keeps it down, but that's what I get for gaming 3 hours straight with it on :D As for the buzzing, one of my friends has had this problem. That's probably because he doesn't know how to take care of his Xbox 360 accessories. None of my headsets has EVER had this noise and most likely NEVER will. The trick is to put up your stuff when your not using it, and to not abuse them. Having all this said, I recommend this item to the average gamer and hardcore gamers alike. Just don't leave it on the ground for your sister to step on!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lesser of the evils...

    Posted
    CStubing

    Well, since the original XBOX, microsoft has at least come up with a tougher controller. I went through at least 5 XBOX controllers. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of this headset for the 360. I'm about to buy #4. The same thing has failed in all -- the wire wears out around the plug. Having stripped it down to try to repair one, I know that they use that fragile wire that looks like nylon strands with a very thin copper coating (not actually braided copper) that just kind of flakes off if you try to twist it. That being said, I keep buying this one. I don't want a wireless that I'd have to recharge all the time.. I don't want an earbud-type, as that gets uncomfortable, and reviews suggest the other wired mics don't work well. You can actually just plug any old cellphone headset into your 360 controller, so it might be worth trying out a few of those as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what's expected.

    Posted
    Burninrock24

    Let's face it, you need a headset, and this is better than the off-brand headsets. I had my first one for about 2 years and now this new one for one. The only reason I am replacing it is because my dog chewed through the wires. To be honest the only thing I don't like about this mic is that microsoft redesigned it from the 1st gen mic that had the volume and mute controls at the base of where it plugs into the controller. The redesigned ones have the controls on the cord and is awkward to find sometimes. Treat your equipment well and your equipment will return the favor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so great, but ok for budgets

    Posted
    Spiritwolfperson123456789

    Well I had a headset like this ( except black ) for a long time, about 1-2 years, but it just broke and I had to write this review to warn other people not to buy this. This headset is easy to setup but the headset has super bad sound quality, I can't really hear my friends that well and my voice echoes too. When it was just about to break, I couldn't hear my friends and all I heard was split second parts of their voice until eventually I couldn't hear anything, and i texted them to ask if their mic was broken and they said they could hear me just fine. This headset had been my first one, but I asked some friends what kind of headset I should get, and I'm thinking about getting a Tritton or a Turtle Beach, I haven't decided yet, but remember that the higher the price, the better the headset.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Headset. Ever.

    Posted
    txnzombieman85

    I got this headset with the purchase of my Xbox 360 Elite. THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE WORST HEADSET EVER. lol. Even the original (this is an updated design) 360 headsets were better than this. I honestly think the original Xbox headsets were best but that's cuz I like the wrap around headset style (I am the same with headphones for an MP3 Player because I don't like things in my ears). The sound you hear is mediocre at best and noone could hear me while I was attempting to play games online (I'm a big FPS fan and like team games so communication is pretty important). I could hear others but even at full volume the sound was low. I highly recommend getting a different headset. Needless to say I bought a headset the next day. I highly recommend the TurtleBeach X1s for 360 if you have $60 to spend. Believe me they are so worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Review from a MOM of 2 boys!

    Posted
    TedsPrincess

    I bought a $45.00 head set and it started falling apart 6mos later. The biggest problem was ... when you have the ones that cover the ears, they can't hear you calling them OR the phone ringing OR the doorbell. This headset at least allows them to hear things going on around them. Is it the BEST head set out there? NO, i'm sure its not! BUT when i call my kids for dinner... THEY HEAR ME! plus its not expensive. so, when they break it? its usually, birthday time or xmas, easter. guess what they are getting? hahaah yep! another one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I was talking through this headset to an Xbox LIVE Party. It worked fine, until there was a weird noise then I couldn't hear anything. I bought this in June 2010, and it stopped working April 2011. I e-mailed Xbox and they kept giving me stupid responses that didn't help at all. The last e-mail said "Since the headsets have a 90-day warranty and given that it was purchased last June 2010, it clear that it is out of warranty already. If you send that headset back to us then we will just sent it back to you unrepaired since it is already out of warranty. The only way to resolve this issue is for you get a new headset--". It also echoes A LOT. It's a piece of useless junk. My opinion, is that Microsoft has horrible customer service and a horrible headset. Do not buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Say what?

    Posted
    Chubbssf
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    For a while I was using my kinect to talk to friends online and any Xbox guy knows that it gets a annoying after a while. Bought the headset and out the box they looked very cheap and felt like they were made with cheap material. I placed them on my head and connected to my controller. They worked great but when you would move the cable you will hear static as if it was not connecting properly. Also microsoft placed a filter in the mic so the reason for this was to get rid of any noises in the background. So now you have to talk louder for the mic to work properly. Not a great thing if it's late at night and you wake up people for yelling. I recommend just to save your money and buy some decent headphones and invest into some turtle beach.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh,

    Posted
    paulmess7

    The cord on the headset that came with my 360 got cut and I got another to replace it. After cutting the package into little pieces, (one of those annoying plastic ones) I found out that it was not the same kind that came with my 360. The on/off/volume thing that goes into the controler is gone and is instead on the wire about 8 in down. When I clip it to my shirt the extra 4 in or so hangs in front of my face. Not a big deal, but the buttons on the controller were much better, easy to change with ur thumb, instead, you have to find it on the cord which is rather long, and hard to do with one hand. If you need to buy a replacement, make sure it has the same connector, not a regular headphone connector. I hope I can still return it for store credit :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money, not that bad?

    Posted
    spenlard

    Look, don't lie guys. If you abuse the headset it's not gonna last as long as it should. My friend had his first headset for 2 years now. I've gone through about 5. The new headsets (The black ones) look alot nicer I just got mine. They are more flexible and thicker. The foam on the part the goes on your ear is more cushion-y too. Xbox mic's really are worth 20$. If you can't afford 20$ play without one. And if it breaks ... it's called a receipt. I like 1 ear-side headphones way better than both ears too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Save your money for something better

    Posted
    LFD

    Had two which have had the mic die on it within a couple weeks of use. So I can hear people, but can't talk to them. This product is worth maybe $5 and Microsoft jacks up the price anyways. I'm sad that I lost my headset from my launch day 360. That style lasted me years with no issues. Since they've gone to this new style these things don't last. Look into some of the better USB headsets. If the 360 would support any USB headset like the PS3 I wouldn't even have to spend money on another headset, but that would be convenient and that isn't Microsoft's style. My Logitech G35 and Plantronics (don't know the model) USB headset that proceeded my G35 don't work with the 360 though I've been using them with my PS3 for years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only Good if it's free

    Posted
    donuthead36

    I have had two of these and the black one that came with my elite pretty much didnt work altogether. Both the mic and the speaker worked very intermittently. The white headset that I have (since release of console) still works, but it has always been pretty mediocre. I can have the mic directly in front of my mouth and it wont pick up things when I am speaking pretty loudly, but then without changing the position it will begin to work... The speaker is also not so great. I have also had to unplug/ plug it back it in during play numerous times for various malfunctions. The only problem with this item not being all that great is that there arent very many alternatives- especially if you don't want a headphones/headset combo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay Headset

    Posted
    MrFantastic37

    My first 360 Headset Lasted me a Very long time, but, you know, nothing lasts forever. When I got a new headset with my Subscription bundle, it snapped in half right away. Just take this advice: The headset is pretty delicate, so when you get a new one be very careful stretching it to put it on your head (it can easily break in half). Just be carefull with it the first few days until it is a little bit more flexible, and then you can do whatever you want. I just got a new one a month ago, and it still works fine. Also, put it on a table or something when you are done if you have a pet, cause they could possibly tear the cord, (happened to me). Overall its not perfect, but if you r careful, it will last you a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great mic if you like broken things

    Posted
    JoeyTheRizz

    The first mic that I bought lasted me a little over a year until it finally met its demise. So I went out and bought another one thinking that maybe they had improved the design and this one would last even longer. Here it is a bit over a week later and already I can see the end is nigh. Wires are already exposed after a week of very light use. You should really avoid buying mics straight from Microsoft until they focus a bit less on making them cheaper to manufacture, and begin to focus on making a quality, lasting product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend