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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Amazing

    Posted
    TheTron

    I will preface this summary by saying that I am not only a die-hard gamer, but have also used numerous headsets on the market - both by Turtle Beach and other manufacturers. Simply put, the DX11 by Turtle Beach is the best value for an Xbox 360 headset available today. After a solid week+ of using the DX11 for hours on end of Halo Reach and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, I have numerous compliments about the headset and only one possible negative comment. But first things first... SOUND QUALITY The X11 headset by itself has a very warm-sound to it--evenly matched highs/mids and a generous amount of bass. When the DSS is added to the mix, you can not only kick up the low end quite a bit, but the obvious benefit here is that the DX11 combo is capable of up to 7.1 channels of Dolby surround sound. The audio positioning in the DX11 is spot-on. I am able to easily pinpoint the location of other players and can tell exactly what direction opposing players are trying to sneak up on me from. COMFORT The DX11 is easily one of the most comfortable headsets I've ever worn. Turtle Beach increased the size of the ear pads so that there is no pressure at all sitting on your ears (like other headsets I've tried which can get very uncomfortable in a very short timespan). Plus, the padding itself does not get hot because it is a mesh material, instead of the regular velvet or pleather that you normally find on headsets. SETUP Everything that is needed to connect to my new Xbox Slim model was included in the box. The directions that Turtle Beach supplies are easy to read and extremely thorough. There are a few cables to connect, but once you have everything set up, it is quite easy to hide them so that everything is neatly tucked away. Depending on how far away from your Xbox you sit, you may or may not have to wrap up the cord running from to the headset. I have not found this to be a problem. For an added bonus, Turtle Beach includes a thin velcro strip to help with cable management. DESIGN Turtle Beach seems to have covered all bases with the DX11. It works just as well on my home computer as it does on my Xbox 360. When speaking to people either on Xbox Live or over the internet via Skype, I was told that my voice was coming through clean and clear. The mic can be rotated out of the way if you just want to play a campaign or watch a movie. Speaking of the mic, I would have to agree with some other reviewers in that the only flaw with the DX11 is that the mic does not detach. A detachable microphone would have made this headset perfect. However, I have a feeling that Turtle Beach felt that since the DX11 must be powered by USB when in use, that there was no reason to take the mic off. It's not like you can use the DX11 on a train or in the car with your iPod because the amplifier always needs power. As such, a non-detachable microphone is not required in my eyes. CONCLUSION As I originally stated, the DX11 is an excellent value, especially for the money. Great sound quality, tons of extra features built in, easy to use, extremely comfortable, and quite durable too. I would highly recommend it as a top choice for Xbox gamers everywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    Posted
    TominNC

    I actually exchanged a Tritton AX 720 for this headset, as the Tritton was DOA. The only reason I picked the Tritton to start with it that I really wanted a headset that would also work on my PS3, and the Tritton offered that right out of the box. As it turned out it wouldn't work at all. I'll be comparing some features of the Tritton to these just for reference, though I can't do a full comparison since I never heard how the Trittons sounded. Ok on the the Turtle Beach DX11. This headset is made for the 360 and PC, though I discovered it will also work on the PS3 with a little effort and less than $10. All you need to purchase is an inexpensive USB microphone adapter for the voice chat function. (If you don't want/need voice chat you don't even need to buy anything else) The headset itself is actually the 2 channel X11 coupled to the DSS signal processor. I really like that I can plug any headphones I have laying around into the processor and they instantly become surround sound headphones! The processor also has a variable bass adjustment, which is a very useful feature. You can get the bass just right so it's there for the explosions but not overpowering everything else you want to hear. In addition to the SPDIF optical input, the signal processor unit also features an analog input in the form of a 3.5mm plug. I have my WII connected to the analog input (using the analog cables that came with the headphones) The WII only outputs analog Pro Logic surround which the headphones do a nice job of converting into surround, but it isn't quite as pronounced and effective as the 5.1 surround on the optical cable from the PS3/360. It's a limitation of the WII, and not any fault of these headphones. The surround sound effect is outstanding on these headphones. It is amazing how well they achieve the surround effect, it is very easy to hear things going on behind you, making those surprise attacks from the rear a thing of the past. I was playing Reach last night, and I knew an Elite was stalking around the area I was hiding. I just couldn't figure out where he was then suddenly I heard a breathing grunting noise right BEHIND me! I could practically feel him breathing on the back of my neck. I can't wait to replay some of my other games just to experience the surround. Another neat thing I noticed in Halo was when I got pegged by a needler wielding Grunt. When the needles all shattered and fell out I could hear them falling off all around me. I'm also hearing a lot of little sounds I never noticed before. Frequency response range seems pretty broad. High sounds are crisp, and with the bass cranked up they can boom pretty deep as well. The headphones themselves are lightweight and comfortable. I wore the Trittons for about 30 minutes trying to get them to function, and I can honestly say they were heavier and not quite as comfortable. The microphone is permanently attached to these, but when you don't need it you can just fold it up to the side and you'll forget it's even there. The boom is flexible and it can be positioned wherever you want it. The Tritton mic was rigid and couldn't really be positioned to my liking, though it did detach. I have had this for less than a week so I can't comment on long term durability of them. I did buy the protection plan, just in case. One last thing, just in case you didn't notice it these are NOT wireless. All the wireless units seem to have issues with interference so I preferred to have them wired. The cord is nice and long. A reusable Velcro strap is included to keep the extra cable nice and neat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent set of gaming headphones.

    Posted
    diginerd

    My XBox 360 is currently connected to a Denon receiver which runs to a Panasonic 54" Plasma 3D TV and 5.1 speakers (all purchased through Magnolia). The audio/video setup is great. I have never been much of a console FPS player. I have always preferred playing FPS on PCs. I have played many competitively at a world-class level and a good pair of headphones were essential to improving in-game performance. In the past, my experience with "gaming" headphones were limited to what my sponsors provided. The primary function I look for in a pair of "gaming" headphones is the ability for the product to accurately project the locations of sounds in-game (footsteps, shots, etc.) relative to my position. Quality does matter to me (I am also a musician), but that is subjective. As I read over reviews for various headphones, I found that some people are unrealistic with their expectations. These are gaming headphones. If you want a pair of headphones with exceptional quality that will work well with music, movies, etc. then go grab yourself a pair of studio headphones. Also, the price point. Base comparisons on other products at this price point. Don't like wires? Pay the extra money and go wireless (or cheaper for worse sound). If you want "booming" sound, get a cheap surround sound system. I purchased Halo: Reach a week ago and wanted a pair of headphones with microphone to use with the game. I actually prefer non-wireless products for FPS titles. I have a single wired controller (and three wireless) and use wired headphones. I want to eliminate as much delay in the signal chain as possible, so my search fell on headphones with this criteria in mind. With that being said, I have been pleasantly surprised with these headphones. Granted they do not sound as good as a high quality home theater setup, but I found the headset to make it a lot easier to detect locations of sounds in-game, which has improved my performance with Halo. I found the headset to be extremely comfortable. I do not like earbuds or earpieces (they hurt/irritate my ear during long sessions). I have been able to play for several hours with the headphones with zero irritation. The controls provide two separate volume controls for in-game sound and chat sound. I found that to be a useful feature to adjust on-the-fly with the wide variety of quality and volume you get while playing random Matchmaking games. I have gotten no complaints regarding the microphone - not too loud or quiet and everyone is able to hear me clearly. You can use a different pair of headphones with the setup for single-player sessions, which is also a nice feature. There are additional features you can read about. Just Google some reviews on the product. I am happy with my purchase and look forward to the good times ahead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good investment!

    Posted
    totalanonymity

    I was a little hesitant to sink $130 + tax into headphones, especially when that's either two games or half the cost of a new Xbox, but I always heard amazing things about these and so I decided that I really needed to get away from the terrible stock headset that isn't so great at picking up voice and equally terrible at returning that voice from others through the earpiece. Setup was a breeze. It's really not as difficult as some reviewers made it out to be. Honestly, most of it you can figure out yourself, with the included instructions merely as a reference point. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic. As everyone has said before me, and all who say who have owned Turtle Beach headsets or do own currently, you can hear the crispest of sounds through these. Footsteps, explosions from far off, gunshots, bullets going past you and from which direction the fire was from, people reloading around the corner, etc. They are comfortable. I've owned them for about a week and played several all-night gaming sessions since to see how they'd last and if they'd stand the test and they did just fine. What I would watch out for, though, is that since these really get you into the game by surrounding you in game sounds, it causes you to focus harder on the screen, at least for me, and so I found my eyes hurting from focusing too hard for too many hours straight. Of course, that isn't anything wrong with the headset, just me getting too into the game and forgetting to blink! Also, a note on the buzzing sound people are hearing. I heard that myself the first time I set them up and I found that the optical cable was touching another cable or turned a certain way and moving it eliminated the buzzing sound completely. I'm sure it was just interference. So, make sure you try moving the cable around a bit before claiming that it won't ever go away! All in all, a pretty good deal. I mean, it is the X11 headset with the DSS in a bundle, each priced at $59.99 and $89.99 respectively, but only being $129.99 in the bundle, so you save $30, which is nice. Additionally, I prefer wired > wireless. Why? There's no reason for a $40-$60 price hike just because it has no wires, also adding the cost of batteries. I've been using the Plug N Play kit for years now and went to look at batteries when deciding between wired and wireless the other day and was appalled at how expensive they've gotten. Some reviewers have said that a drawback was being "tethered to your Xbox." Well, if you have the headset on, you're playing Xbox. There's really no need to go to the kitchen with your headset. Just take it off, go to the bathroom or kitchen, and come back. Simple. Personally, I think it was worth it and I'm sure I'll have these for quite some time. /textwall

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing duo

    Posted
    pwrman5000

    after using these headphones, I won't be using anything else anytime soon. I was blown away when I first put these headphones on. It recreates a 5.1 surround so well that I constantly find myself taking off my headphones just to be sure that I don't have my receiver on. being able to turn the surround bypass on and off is an awesome feature because then you can definitely hear the difference with the 5.1 processing on versus it being off. The headset feels super comfortable in wearing it for long periods of time. The microphone is SUPER sensitive which is better because since I usually play games during the evening, I can some what whisper into the mic, and my friends can easily pick it up as if i'm speaking normally. The Chat Boost is also an amazing feature. it really pushes a lot more power to the headset rather than using the typical headset that comes with the system. The Base Boost is also another amazing feature. The only downside to it, is i always find myself adjusting the levels of it depending on which game I'm playing, or if I'm just listening to music (music varies due to the kbs of the mp3) The only real complaints I have about the unit itself is first, the DSS feels like a toy. it's really light weight and for being so small and light weight, it feels like I'm going to accidentally knock it down from the cables and it'll break. I also didn't like the ultra thin optical cable supplied in the packaging. I don't think I've ever seen such a thin optical cable before. I'm not sure if it degrades the performance of the headset, but I would recommend going out and spending anything on another cable. Anything would seem better than the one supplied. Also, at higher/fuller volume, the sounds definitely bleeds through the head sets. I personally wouldn't recommend if you're playing in a room with your wife/husband sleeping next to you. It'll be perfect for another room, but not when someone is sleeping next to you. Also, I didn't like how I wasn't able to achieve a louder volume when using my iPod with the unit. even with turning up the volume on the iPod, the DSS module itself, and on the headset, I wasn't satisfied with hooking up my iPod to the unit to get the Prologic II decoding. even turning on the bypass and leaving it as just the regular two channels didn't help much on improving the over all volume of the music. for that I just stick to playing the music through the xbox itself. Other than those minor complaints, mix one of turtle beaches best head sets on the market, with their DSS 5.1/7.1 technology and you've got yourself an amazing combo. Also works with a PC or any unit that has an Optical output (such as a dvd player and/or blue ray players)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have For Hardcore Gamers

    Posted
    CubVA

    I own a Turtle Beach X31 that I got when they were offered with Army of Two for half price or else I'd never believed a high end headset would be worth the money. After using the X31, I saw how much a headset can improve gaming scores on first person shooters and I was hooked. A few months ago I saw some reviews for the Triton line of headsets and their specs / reviews blew me away. I had hoped to get one and was lucky a friend bought me the AX 720 for a gift. I was very disappointed in them and traded up to the AT Pro which had excellent sound quality but the soundstage was nothing like I expected them to have. Today I took the AT Pro back and got the DX11. Hook up is very simple but I can imagine it may be an aggravation keeping the cords untangled if you move them to a different area. In the short time I've had / worn the DX11, I can tell it's pretty much a corded version of my X31. It is much more comfortable than the Triton line and not as hot on the ears. Sound quality is very good on the DX11 although I've not played around with the bass boost feature. The bass did sound deeper on the Triton but it would often drown out the essential sounds that could leave you dead in a game. I've seen negative marks about the attached mic but it easily moves up out of the way. I really couldn't imagine wearing these with an ipod while commuting due to their size but more power to someone that might want to. The price of the DX11 will probably be the biggest hurdle for most people. For those that know the difference a quality headset can make in a match, they will jump all over this unit. For those that have gone through enjoy of the $20 microsoft headsets that they could have bought a quality headset, they may buck at the idea of plunking down all that money. This headset is worth every penny it costs. One of my biggest likes with this unit is that I won't have to replace any batteries in it unlike the 2 AAA a day I have to put in the X31's. However that comes with the down side of it being wired. I think the lack of batteries will far outweigh me having to deal with the wires.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely amazed...

    Posted
    mytmouse

    I recently moved from a house to an apartment. I put my 7.1 home theater in storage during this transition because even at it's lowest volumes it would cause complaints from the other tenants. I told myself I could go 6 months without surround sound and that the TV speakers would suffice for awhile. Needless to say, that didn't last very long! lol When CoD Black Ops released, I immediately began looking for alternatives to satisfy the need for better sound! I had never owned a pair of headphones before now; and have to admit that I was quite taken back when i first heard the sound quality of these headphones. Will they permanently replace my expensive home theater? Probably not, but the offer a superb alternative to the real thing. The full range of sound is extremely crisp and clear. I haven't turned the bass boost up too much on them, but like they way the sound at the low boost setting. The surround reproduction from the headphones are very accurate as well. The headphones are comfortable, I have 4 and 5 hour gaming sessions and sometimes forget i'm wearing them, only reminded when I see the wires. The mic works well, my friends all say that i sound very clear. There has a been some minor issues with reverb, but I've had that issue with the microsoft headsets as well so I won't hold it against these headphones. I choose these over the wireless simply because I have a lot of wi-fi components in my house already, and didn't need another device on the 2.4ghz frequency screwing with my wireless router. It also minimizes the delay from the audio and chat. Wether you live in an apartment, want to play after hours without waking the spouse, or just block out all sounds except the game; you can't go wrong with these headphones. I've already had two friends go out and purchase them after hearing mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Add-on From Turtle Beach

    Posted
    Anonymous

    First I started out by getting the Turtle Beach x41. They were very good until one day when I couldn't talk with it. They are in my closet now. Then I tried out the AX Pro from Tritton ($220.00 with warranty and tax). With the first pair, one ear cup was broken off. I returned those and got a second pair of them. After a week I was back to Best Buy returning them because inside the plug that powered the headset had a broken pin (I do not know how that broke). I got a third pair, and the XBOX talk back peg wouldn't go fully into the controller, and therefore i couldn't communicate with my friends. Once and Final I said, "I have had enough of these headsets, and I am going to get Turtle Beach." I came across the Dx11's, and was very surprised at the price difference between them and the x41's. I decided to buy those for around $160.00 with the 2 year warranty and the tax added. I will tell you now, my Turtle Beach x41's and Dx11's are identical if there wasn't a wire on the Dx11's. The sound quality was impressively crisp and clear. I could hear footsteps a lot better with these than the Trittons. The Turtle Beach DSS does a really great job on turning stereo sound into surround sound, making it sound just like the x41's. I have not tried Astro A40 or A30 yet, but these are far superior compared to the Trittons. I highly recommend getting these instead of the x41's, considering the price difference and practically the same headset. If you already have the Turtle Beach x11, then I suggest you return those and get the Dx11's because if you add it up, the Dx11 Bundle is actually cheaper than getting the x11's and DSS separately. P.S. - It also comes with a cable to hook your iPod to the DSS, so put your iPod earphones in the headphone jack where the Turtle Beach headset would usually plug in. You will get ALOT better sound quality with your music than just plugging your earphones right into the iPod. I also like the sound better when it is set on Dolby Bypass, which makes it stereo, which is better with music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST VALUE! Hands down 2 Thumbs Up

    Posted
    TBLove

    I recently have been using the Turtle Beach X31's and that was my first headset in which I thought to be great wireless and having the freedom to move around the room/house. But I started playing on my computer and was in need of a headset. I wasnt in the mood to order more accessories just to use the headset on my computer. I wanted something that was able to work with my xbox 360 and pc. So i came around the Turtle Beach DX11's, First off WOW. I have never experienced such great sound from a headset before. It is a combination of the Turtle beach X11's and the Turtle Beach DSS 7.1 Surround Sound AMP but alone the amp cost $90 plus the X11's sold separately are another $60 plus taxes would cost around $160-170. So in the end buying this package you save some money. But the main things are listed - Pros - - Wired (no batteries necessary) - Full 5.1/7.1 Surround Sound Abilities with Xbox 360/PC/MAC/Home Theater systems - Durable and light weight no problems with heat on ears (wireless headsets tend to become hot after a couple hours) - Choice of either using fiber optics for 3D sound (5.1/7.1 DD) or normal stereo sound for both Xbox 360 & PC - Comes with everything you need (excluding the Micro Advantage II Sound Card) - Reasonable price! Cons - - Wired (some would prefer the extra ability but a 16" cable is enough really) - If your computer PC/MAC doesnt have a Optical output a sound card with one is required to enable use of DD 5.1/7.1 Surround Sound (Turtle Beaches Micro Advantage II Sound Card is best choice ) So overall this is a great value and the best right below Turtle Beaches highest priced headset which most people tend to upgrade overtime. But with this item you really get the best bang for your buck and extremely outstanding sound quality for xbox 360/PC/MAC

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Good Price

    Posted
    SuperV

    I'm very impressed with this combination, TB has done a good job. This is my first foray into gaming with a headset. I had to make the switch to help keep the noise down for my wife and child, I got tired of keeping the volume so low I could barely hear anything while gaming late night. I missed the immersion factor that sound plays. The 7.1 surround is very impressive, I can pinpoint snipers in Medal of Honor from the direction of their fire. You can also hear footsteps and guys changing magazines if nearby. Definitely gives you an advantage in FPS. If you are near a noisy object such as a helicopter or generator you can close your eyes and spin around and pin point where the object is. The headset is very comfortable, I've worn for 4-5 hours with no problems or discomfort. I have not had any complaints about the mic, it's nice to hear how you sound in the headphones and the separate volume controls for game and chat helps tremendously. Now for the negatives. The bass is a little hollow and the bass boost doesn't help a lot and can add distortion. After only a week of use I have noticed a slight rattle in the left earphone which is where the mic and cord connects. It's very noticeable with explosions. I'm glad I spent the extra $19.99 for the two year protection plan, I plan to swap it out soon. There is s slight hiss when no sound is present but it goes away once you start playing. A little pricey but one of the cheapest 7.1 systems available. Overall a good product as long as the rattle doesn't occur with replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    Posted
    darkwingdck

    I am an avid FPS for the Xbox (COD Black Ops currently). I have lived in my house with cheap surround sound system attached to my TV/Xbox for a little over 5 years. I recently purchased these headphones because my fiancée is moving into my house in the near future and I have fears for keeping her up on my frequent late-night gaming sessions. I began using the DX11's a two weeks ago to test them out before she moved in. I now use them regardless of the situation. The sound quality is 100 times better than my tv/surround sound system already installed. They bring out so many more sounds that I never heard with my surround sound system. It gives you such a better playing sensation than normal speakers. I find myself swinging around to pick off enemy players with ease because I can hear their footsteps behind me. I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I am buying a few extra sets for presents to friends/family for the holidays because I am so impressed. I would say that the DSS box and the cords do get a bit annoying having to be mindful not dropping it or sitting on it. I am used to cordless controller/mic so it is taking some getting used to. The cord is plenty long enough and the mic works great. My friends couldn't tell a difference when I switched. Now, the only problem I have is when my fiancée walks in on my gaming, she can snap off a picture without me knowing she's there. Instant Facebook ridicule. Overall, I would highly recommend to anyone needing quiet game playing, or just to enjoy great surround sound quality gaming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for the price

    Posted
    wgflatliner

    let's start with the good: sound quality is good, sounds crisp and directional awareness is good for being headphones (i can distinguish left right, front, back, above, below). the bass boost is a nice feature, i find that on black ops, the lowest setting is perfect. The microphone picks up everything i say, which is much better than the provided headset that came with my xbox. i prefer wired as there is less lag and less chance of wireless interference, and no need for buying batteries. They are comfortable to the extent of allowing hours of game play. i like that i can adjust game and chat volume individually - some people talk loud, some people not loud enough, and sometimes you don't want to hear it at all, so you can adjust it on the fly. the cons: on the amplifier, if you turn the volume all the way up, on my headset the right speaker shorts out and you have to turn down the master volume just a tad on the amp to get full sound out of the right speaker. if you live in a noisy environment (kids, pets, people, etc), the microphone will literally pick up every noise so you'll find yourself toggling the microphone on/off switch quite often so not to annoy other gamers. even focused quiet breathing in a quiet environment will pick up on the mic. slight hissing sound is slight, but in game, not noticeable. over all, it's a huge improvement over the standard headset, and despite it's downfalls, it is definitely worth the money i paid for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hits and misses

    Posted
    Cabbit

    PROS: -EXCELLENT sound quality, clear and crisp from the lows to the highs. At first I thought the sound was coming from my surround system. -Included headset is comfortable and light without seeming to compromise quality of parts -Individual volumes adjustments for game audio and chat audio -Use of industry standard cables and they're included -Great mic quality. I've been told when using it that I "sound better than" than ever. Mic is long and flexible. -DSS unit is small. CONS: -May be just me, but I don't hear the surround channels. Left and right, easily yes. Tracks I know to have front and rear sound still sound "centered". Overall, the audio, while clear, seemed more like very, VERY nice stereo sound. Game consoles and PC sound settings are correct and sound correct when run through receiver, but games and movies still sound like stereo rather than surround. -There seems to be a persistent low volume background hiss. None of the volume settings on the earphones or DSS unit seem to mitigate it. SUMMARY: -Great audio and build quality. Would recommend only for it's sound quality. -Rated value for price at 3 as the DSS unit can be found separately and this works with any stereo headset. I don't see the included headset making up the difference. Personal opinion though. -Usefulness at 3 as I bought it with the intention of using it to enjoy nice, loud surround while keeping the family happy. - I don't mind the wires.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Decent.

    Posted
    cbizkit90

    My first headset, I can for sure say I am glad I made the investment. PROS: Extremely clear sound, I can tell a difference between these and just plugging my Bose into the headphone jack on said TV. The Mic for voice communication is clear as clear can be. I can basically whisper talk and it picks up my voice without any trouble. Wired (No need to deal with buzzing sound from an over used frequency nor the trouble of having to support batteries for controller AND headset) iPod functionality. Although, I wouldn't be caught in public with these things, it's nice for when your at home because the sound really is that good. I've had a pair of Dr.Dre Beats and about 5 different pairs of Bose and I can say, without a doubt, these rival the sound quality of those. CONS: Even though the wired is nice, I must say these things have a ridiculous amount of wires. Maybe it's just because this is my first headset but it's not the prettiest set up ever. I suggest buying some extra twist ties. Forgive me for not knowing the specific cable but this is flaw worth mentioning. There is a cable that requires you to either own a slim 360 or a special cable that has the input for the older models. No worries though, the cable for the older models is a mere 20 dollars, and if you're buying a 130 dollar headset you can probably afford that. Little bulk on these babies. (Comfortable none the less).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worried? DON'T BE!

    Posted
    RollTideRoll

    I recently purchased the DX 11 headset, and in one word AWESOME! I have the original Xbox360 which does not have the built in Digital audio jack unlike the new Xbox360 S, and I use my HDMI Cable for High Def picture while gaming. After many reviews and research I was worried that I would have to buy an adapter to allow me to keep my HDMI connection and still use the headset (BUMMER! The headset is expensive enough by itself!). However, thanks to one post I happened to come across I discovered if you still have the original AV Cables that came with the system that they have a digital audio jack on them and can be used at the same time as the HDMI Cable! To do this you must seperate the plastic casing around the connection that hooks into the Xbox360 and remove the lower peice of plastic, this allows the room for your HDMI cable to still be plugged into your Xbox Giving you Hi def picture and you can hook up your DX11 to the Digital audio jack on the AV Cable connection and BAM! HI Def Picture and Sound! Kids, have your parents do the modification to the AV Cable connection, I dont want anyone getting hurt or messing up their Xbox cables trying to do this! As the title says, If you were worried about getting a set of these; DONT BE! OH and BTW For anyone purchasing just the X11 headset, It connects using your AV Cables, so this little trick will work for those too if you already use your HDMI Cable. Finally if you dont care about your Hi def picture, then all you gotta do is hook up the AV Cables to your xbox360, and you will be ready to go. But seriously why would you not want Hi Def Picture?!?!?!?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Headset!!

    Posted
    jkulysses

    I bought the Tritton AX Pro's and lets just say I was extremely disappointed with them. The bass was overwhelming during explosions in Call of Duty and the sound staging was horrible. I returned them and bought these DX11's and was immediately happy from the second the game started. They are extremely comfortable even after playing for 3 hours. Even though they are simulated 7.1 surround they do a much much better job than Trittons true 5.1 surround. I can actually tell where the enemy is coming from whether it be left, right, up or down which I couldn't do with the others. Even music and movies sound great with these. There is a mild "hiss" if there is no other sound being played but I got used to it after about 5 minutes and you can't hear it at all as long as there is something going on. Best of all these are cheaper than the Trittons!! The bass on the Turtles isn't quite as good as the Trittons but it's not overwhelming like they were either. The cord is longer with the Turtles also and the optical cord that hooks to your xbox is also longer than the Trittons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A Huge Headache!

    Posted
    Nisse

    Let me begin by saying that i purchased this headset for my 9 year old son. I figured if I am going to purchase him a headset, I might as well get him one of the best. Per reading many reviews & doing my own research, it appeared that the DX11 were outstanding due to the surround sound system feature. The setup was a bit of a challenge for me being as though video games isnt my thing. I read the instructions along w/watching a few setup videos on youtube (that was an awesome help.) One thing I can say is that this headset comes w/many useful wires but the one cord is so long it could become messy but what is nice is that the cord has a velcro strap so that one could attempt to keep the wires organized. Anyhow, my son began using the headset on Monday, February 07th. The moment he began using it he complained about the following things: mic would work occassionally & eventually stopped working, his friends on xbox live could hear a noise on "their" end & he could hear a slight noise on "his" end as well. This continued for the past 3 days & now he cant hear "anything" threw the headset. So now this item must be returned. Let me tell you that the surround sound affect is outstanding but how can one enjoy the product w/all these flaws? I had purchased another DX11 (before deciding to return my son's headset) for my husband & his mic isn't working. His headset will be returned just as well. He loves the suround sound affect & the mic mute but, once again, why keep an item that is so costly if it is doesn't work 100%?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    wakeb0rd

    I play pretty much play all FPS games so I rely heavily on a good surround sound setup. I always have to have the best when it comes to a gaming setup. 1080p LCD with a 5.1 surround sound system. All of my friends kept telling me about how great the turtle beach headsets where. I was very skeptical. How Can you create a surround sound with only two speakers was my question. There is nothing wrong with my surround sound system it works great. Just living in an apartment I could never turn it up loud. Long story short, I gave in and took the plunge. I immediately went from a skeptic to a believer, I am still blown away how headphones can create such realistic surround sound. Not to mention the "in game" feel they add. I would strongly recommend them to anyone on the cusp of trying them. If you don't like them just take em back for a full refund. But I bet that you will keep them. The Microphone and voice chat works extremely well. Thats about all I have to say. I never write reviews just though this product was so great that I would share my experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, sound is SUPER, A must for late night Gaming!

    Posted
    DANTELEGACY1973

    This is my second turtle beach Headset I have bought in a long time, after going around the net and asking people at Best buy, all point at turtle beach brand, so I decided on this set just to play online on my Xbox 360, Black ops and Modern warfare 2 my favorites shooters. Anyways, I can tell you that I am impress with the sound quality, the Bass is really great, the explosions, gunfire, helicopters, footsteps, your teammates trash talking, I can go on, is Freaking good! So if you play late nights and want to plays just as you would on your Home theater in 5.1 surround sound this is a must have! set up took me 5 minutes is simple, there is a few wires you working with here thought, but if that don't bother you, you'll be ok. Final word, If you want a comfortable headset, Hear every little sound, head-shot, explosion, the game is throwing at you, and if you don't want to wake up your girlfriend, wife, kids lol, dog late at late night, get this now!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent combination

    Posted
    Sachiel

    Turtle beach did a decent job packaging the x11 stereo headphones and the DSS processor in one, to save you money. Yes, i said stereo, basically the DSS processor takes the input and turns your headphones into a 7.1 surround sound headset using pro logic IIx or/and Dolby digital. You're gonna need good wire management for this set because it does come with A LOT of wires. I like that it can double as a PC/Mac headset if you want that as well and the headphone wire is extremely long if you're device is far away. The only problem, design-wise, is that the mic does not detach and sometimes sound will bleed out and go through the mic. These are, by far, the most comfy headphones I've owned. I've worn more comfortable ones, but these are still great for long game sessions. There are some issues with the bass , the bass will sound very bad if turned all the way up with bass boost. Also, I had to turn my system volume on my PC to around 50/100 because when everything is turned up all the way, sound quality is lessened to a point that is blaring and unlistenable, But there is an input volume dial on the processor itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend