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Turtle Beach - Ear Force Stealth 420X+ Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 741 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    Posted
    JSerrano

    Please read before buying!!!!!!!!!!! Experience: My experience with TB has been unsatisfactory, I wont say that it's terrible but it has been subpar. In august I purchased the Stealth 420x, and I had serious trouble with the mic, the mic monitoring was terrible. I literally had to bring the mic to my lips in order to get any feedback. Obviously, this is an issue because the people on the other end experienced explosive sounds from words like POP or park. Therefore, I returned them and I decided to wait for the 420x+. Finally, I got a pair of 420x+ the first few days were great but eventually the drivers began to make a popping sounds every time I paused a song, played a song, skipped a song, basically anytime the sound was muted or unmuted when using the 3.5mm plug. I contacted Turtle Beach and they asked me to return them, so I did and got a second pair of 420x+, not too long after the new pair began to have the same distortion. You can also hear static when charging your cellphone, which shouldn't happen either. Since the headphones are designed to pair with a usb transmitter, the light on the side of the headphones constantly flashes a light when you are way from the transmitter, meaning that when listening to music on your phone you’ll be lighting up the place. Game sound: The game sound is great and so is the sound coming from a phone, computer, ipod, etc. The only issue is that terrible popping sound coming from the drivers that I talked about earlier. Also there is a ton of sound leakage, meaning people around you will be able to hear your music or game sound. The frequency response is decent. Features: The Superhuman hearing actually works, the EQ Presets are great, but these presets only work on the sound coming from the USB transmitter. Also, the 420x+ aren't fully wireless, you cant connect to other devices via Bluetooth, so they provide that aux cable, which is what I had issues with. The built in voice prompts are extremely useful. The individual chat and game sound controls on the headset are also well placed. Comfort They are comfortable and don’t heat up too much, after 2-3 hours of use your ears will get warm but it isn’t uncomfortable. Design/Build: The build feels cheap since its mostly made out of hard plastic. The design is nice and they don’t look like a gaming headset, therefore, you don’t stick out like a sore thumb. Overall: If you plan on strictly using the 420x+ as a gaming headset, go for it. If you’re planning on using the headset to its advertised capabilities, I’d say to look at a different headset, it will save you trips to best buy. This is the third TB headset that I am returning.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall, a very solid headset.

    Posted
    MATT67
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    *Make sure you get the 420x+. The plus at the end is the latest model with superhuman technology. I picked this headset up in store after researching many different models. I came to this one because 1) It is completely wireless, even to the controller. Just plug usb in back on xbox, turn on and your set to go. 2) High Quality Audio, with new superhuman hearing. 3) Comfort, you can have these on for hours without noticing. 4) You can detach the mic if you are playing campaign, or just don't feel like talking. This gaming headset really does enhance a gamer's experience. Before this my sound just went through my bad vizio tv speakers, and after I bought these, I heard twice as much as I did before. It makes games for me more fun and interesting. I will never play online or xbox through my tv speakers again!! A little pricey, but the next step up is twice the price $299.99, and only advantage is surround sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4.5 Stars if it would let me.

    Posted
    Dxpsman
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    Excellent midgrade wireless headset. I have had an Xbox One for quite some time, and have been happy to use the included chat headset ever since. Recently, said headset broke and I was forced to find a replacement. I quickly found out that finding a quality headset (particularly, a wireless headset) was incredibly difficult. After extensive research (and a few poor purchases) I finally wound up with this entry from Turtle Beach. The product does everything that it promises on the box. I've been playing RS:Siege quite a bit lately and this headset has delivered high-quality communication and produced excellent sound feedback as well. I can hear things with these headphones that I could not with the freebie chat headset and TV sound. Comfort is good. Long gaming sessions will inevitably result in sore ears but I have a large dome and big ears anyway so I suppose that's unavoidable. The headset does feel lightweight and isn't overly bulky. The product stays out of the 5-star realm due to its occasional drop off in connectivity. It has never dropped out in the middle of a game, but occasionally when first taking it off the charger I have to unplug the USB adapter and plug it back in again so the Xbox can rediscover the headset. This occurs perhaps every 20th time, and certainly isn't a deal breaker but worth mentioning. All in all an excellent headset and one of the best prices you'll find on a high-quality wireless headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Affordable for true wireless

    Posted
    eajack
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    I have strayed away from turtle beach headsets due to past experiences, but the reviews were too good to not give it a shot and boy I wasn't disappointed. The quality has held up with 2 kids and well I guess 3 if I count myself, although it does feel a bit flimsy it hasn't broken. It is comfortable to wear for long gaming sessions, the mic doesn't crackle when you move it like plenty other headsets I've owned. My voice on the other end sounds clear and loud so all my friends can hear me. The headset connects flawlessly and I have yet to have a problem, I didn't even do anything just plugged it in and it just works. Battery life hasn't been tested to the max because well I don't want to ever need it and not have it, but I have fully charged it and used it 2 days in a row for about 8 hours total and it didn't die. Also I went on vacation and came back 2 weeks later and it was still charged enough for a quick 2 hour ghost recon session. The sound well it gets loud, the bass doesn't keep up with the volume though it tapers off and isn't very deep it's kinda flat, the explosions still sound great but for music it will leave you wanting more. All in all for $150 and no wires I'm sold! I give it 5 stars and I would buy it again if anything happens to it I have the warranty and I would get the same headset all over again as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great setup if not too demanding of sound

    Posted
    ModestLife
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    I'm no pro at picking audio, and least of all for wireless headphones. This was a good deal when it was on sale (I thought a bit pricey for a newbie like me when it was normal price). Good sound, I feel ok about hearing voices and general gaming-range sounds and general movies. They do have a boost called "Ultrahuman Sound" or something, I think it bumps up the extreme ends of sounds, supposedly to hear twigs of grass bending or a bus rolling by blocks away if you're in a game and you wanna hear everything. It does use a dongle, and for an XBO S there aren't too many easily-accessed USB ports for it. I do find that the dongle sometimes bugs out; I have had to unplug the dongle maybe every other month once or twice to get it to reset and reconnect the headphones. The range is ok but not great. If I want to use my XBO for music and I'm walking around my apartment (NYC apts, not very big, folks), I find that more than 20 feet away and it'll start to crackle in the ears and then just cut out. Appearance is fine, though not flashy or slick. it can be a bit uncomfortable for long wearing (by end of a movie your ears might hurt, especially if you wear glasses). I am concerned that the plastic pivots for each ear might break, but that hasn't happened yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality, Performance, Features!

    Posted
    TimO
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    This headset is the best combination of quality sound and user-ability, high-end feel and performance, and useful features that you can get at this price point. When I purchased, they retailed $150 but were on a promo sale for $120, now they are $99 - the price was worth it before and now they are a steal. These headsets are wireless, with simple UI, just plug the USB receiver to the PC/Game-System and then slip them on and pair them. Super convenient to just keep them on a charger (micro USB) and then throw them on and sit where you want while enjoying emmersive sound. The SuperHuman hearing feature is very unique and useful for FPS games or strategy shooters where you could benefit from reacting sooner rather than later to approaching enemies/danger (this feature can be enabled/disabled, with a quick convenient button press). They also can be used for music or phone calls via the aux connector cable (you can even remove the mic boom) - the sound experience listening to music rivals a set of Beats headphones. They are also very comfortable - you can't beat this headset for the price when considering everything you get - Quality, Perforlance, and Features!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok, could have improvements

    Posted
    Lindiuxi
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    I love the headset and most of its features! But I think there's a few things they could work on. First of all the mute button location is a bit inconvenient. I feel like it would be better if they made it perhaps bigger or instead easier to locate and press. And it's also bothersome that every single time I press the mute button the voice will call it out, it would be nice if I could choose how loud that would be or if I don't even want to hear it. Also the volume is good. But I myself have very sensitive ears. It would be nice if the headset could lower the volume even more. The last thing that I feel could be improved is the readjusting of the headset for when I wear it.!It is really tight so I tried to expand it but it still squeezes my head a bit too tight so I definetly have a hard time wearing it for long periods or when having a headache. I like this headset, don't get me wrong, it's better than others I've used but if they could improve on this features then I would give it a 10/10.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worse than a 1 star - so uncomfortable

    Posted
    samn21
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    I never write reviews but I had to for this purchase. I cant believe that I not only wasted about $130 on these but that I didn't return them after trying them. I don't have the biggest head in the world, yet these cut off circulation. I get throbbing headaches for how tight these are around the head. The cushioning is a joke. It can be compared to having 2 brings covering your ears and the "cushioning" that lays on top of your head is almost as uncomfortable. DO NOT BUY IF YOU WEAR GLASSES. They are 10x worse if you have glasses.. Everything else about these headphones/headset is an A+. It really is unfortunate that they are the most uncomfortable things I have ever placed around my ears. My roommate has cheap off brand headphones that are no where near the same quality but are comfy enough to make me want to wear those instead. Highly disappointed Turtle Beach. Get it together. I wish I could receive a refund for these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have Gear

    Posted
    LeeLee
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    In my opinion. This is a must have product if you're a late night gamer. It keeps everything isolated so you don't wake up roommates or girlfriends when you're on a late night gaming frenzy. The sounds that this headset produces are grounds to buy this immediately. But, more importantly. The amplified modes of sound and directional sound are big if you play FPS. Have saved me a bunch of times and let's me hear players in a 360° pattern. I thought that it was a gimmick and it was just for show to put something on the packaging. Couldn't have been more wrong. Also, if you have a large head like I do. They still fit very comfortably. Nothing bad to say about this whatsoever. Pony up the money for this and you'll wonder why you didn't have this sooner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    LOVE it! But got a Lemon first

    Posted
    StarWarsFan
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    So I would give this item 5 stars- because I LOVE it! But I have to say, my first time around with this item wasn't the best. I bought it new, and it broke on me only 3 days into use. I was talking online when it made a loud hissing noise then broke randomly... Tried again with headset # 2 (bought new). Well, I think I just got a lemon the first time, because this one works great! Battery life is awesome. I love it being wireless! My cats kept chewing through my wired ones... The mic quality is great. I get SO much more into my games because the audio quality is so spectacular! You can hear every footstep and the background music can be so cinematic and pull you in. The only other downside is after wearing them for probably 3+ hours, they start to hurt your head just a little bit. Overall very happy with this purchase, and I got the 2 year BBY geek squad protection this time in case it decides to break on me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the money

    Posted
    Rapidson
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    I purchased this item on sale. As a result I am very happy with what I got for the price. Its normal price is at the very top of where it should be for this headset. That being said this Headset is great. Very comfortable. The sound is excellent. Any tweaking you would like to do to the sound will likely be able to be achieved with the presets on the headset. Want more bass, press the preset until you hear it say "bass boost". same goes for treble or both. Charging the unit is painless but It would be nicer to have the docking station that the $300 versions have. but you have to make some sacrifices for half the cost. My favorite feature of this headset? Its easy to set up. you plug it in and it just works. its a beautiful thing. no messy setups. going wireless is better than I expected. For me personally, not having the simulated surround sound that the $300 units have is well worth the savings. If you are in the market to spend $150 on a headset I highly recommend this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable And Convenient Letdown...

    Posted
    ZackAttack
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    I was pretty excited to be able to go wireless in my cramped bedroom, so I wouldn't have to worry about my headset cord snagging on anything. At first I was quite impressed with the sound, and the comfort of the ear muffs. However, within a week sound would just randomly drop out, making it impossible for me to communicate with friends online. I tried multiple ways to fix the problem, including updating the firmware, moving modems/routers, to no avail. I returned them and picked up a par of Astro A40TR. They're wired but they're comfortable and reliable. Dunno if I'll use Turtle Beach again as their build quality seems to be going downhill.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid headset! better than expected

    Posted
    kwame
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    I have been gaming with Turtle Beach headsets since my Xbox 360 days. I had the XP 510's, which were in my opinion, the best headset I have had thus far. They were completely wireless with the 360 and only needed the chat wire for my Xbox one and they also had a PlayStation setting. They finally broke beyond repair so I had to find a new headset. After several weeks of research I narrowed it down to the stealth 420x+ and upon getting them home and quickly setting them up I was quite shocked at how good the sound quality was. I wasn't expected that much because They are literally half the price I paid for the XP 510's. My teammates voices are crystal clear and there is no echo or distortion whatsoever. No need to look any further for your next gaming headset!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset

    Posted
    Mephisto
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    I enjoyed these headphones a lot; but after a few days of going between these, and my other pair of Turtle Beach headphones that I use for my PS4 (refurb Stealth 500P), I couldn’t knowingly smile as big anymore. I was able to land the pair for my PS4 for half the price, and they work/worked just as well. In the end, I ended up returning these after about a week or so. Instead, I took the money and got a different brand (wired), AND the One stereo adapter for under what these cost. By about $40, not just a few bucks. The ONLY advantage these have over the other brand I purchased is the “Superhuman Hearing” feature. Unless you have the spare $150 to blow, or you’re a dedicated Turtle Beacher, there are better/just as good for way less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Headset. Just a few Small issues..

    Posted
    ItalianOnEdge
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    The headset overall is awesome. The pairing to the wireless sensor needs to be worked on. I'm always having to unplug the USB sensor and plug it back it to get it to pair completely. I have a USB ext cord hooked up and stuck to the back of my tv so I can access it easy due to this issue since my xbox is in a cabinet. But that is the only small issue I see wrong with it. It is comfortable and no one complains about not hearing me. Only complaints they have is that they hear everything. Very sensitive microphone. Picks up a lot of sounds and noise from background. Would be nice if it had noise canceling feature. I can hear people really well and the super human hearing is noticeable. Overall a Great Headset with just a few small issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent headset

    Posted
    Ty5394
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    It's a decent headset. But Not worth the full price. I got mine through warranty exchange because my old headset died. So I only paid $30. But it's got good sound and can hook up to a phone with the provided cord. All day charge too The bad is its all plastic the ear cuffs swivel and get loose and the plastic creeks (and the mic picks up the creeking) oh and it likes to unsync every once in a while. And the sync button it's one of those pin size holes. Did I mention the auto shutoff system? Yea really nice. It shuts off when conditions are met. (3 month in and still don't know what they are. It isn't if no audio I play music when solo gaming and it isn't inactivity cause left it on overnight) so yea good pros bad cons not worth full price. I'd say $60 tops

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are great

    Posted
    Kingkyle
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    This is my 5th pair of turtle beaches I've own for various different consoles and I have to say by far are the best. This being the most high end pair I've bought. The sound it great and the battery last way longer then I expected. These are a must have. Not having a wire to plug into the controller is amazing trust me you don't know how much it's nice to have it gone till you do. Never had an issue but it's awesome now. Only small issue i have with the head set is the mute. I know it tells you on and off via voice in the head phones but if you forget there's no indication like the red light on most other head sets by the plug you no longer use. Maybe if they did a reminder tone every few minutes where you could set idk. But anyways great product

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Quality

    Posted
    Ajst22
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    I love this headset not only for gaming but even for watching movies and listening to music. A lot of times I will have the headset on when watching Netflix/Hulu/YouTube on my Xbox by myself as I don't have a great sounding TV and don't want to spend the money for a soundbar. Also glad that it has separate volumes for chat audio and Xbox audio as I know some headsets don't have that feature. I love that they are wireless, and the battery will last forever. I've used it for several gaming and movie sessions and have never had it run out of battery and never gotten a low battery notification. I do wear glasses as well and I still find them pretty comfortable

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck

    Posted
    Hubbatron
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    I bought these when they were on sale for $119 and man I have not been disappointed, far from it actually. When I first got them I was really upset with out “tight” they were on my head. They almost felt like a kids headset. Took me a few weeks of gaming here and there before they finally took form. Now they are the most comfortable headset I’ve ever owned hands down. Their batter life is impeccable also. Easily get 12 straight hours of run time on a charge. Did I forget to mention the bass?! Wow these puppies crank out a very emersive sound experience. The directional accuracy of these is amazing. I recommend sound setting “bass and treble boost”. 10/10 highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for!

    Posted
    Mark
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    The Turtle Beach 420x Plus wireless headset are fantastic! These are my first pair of gamer headphones I've owned. In fact, I previously went with the SteelSeries Arctis 5 and returned them in exchange for the Turtle Beaches'. What made me settle was the wireless feature. I got tired of having to deal with a 3.5mm cable getting in the way. Battery last a good while too but I normally charge them before or after I get off playing. The surround sound is nice too. Also, the (plus) feature is the super human hearing (along with other presets too) so you can hear footsteps and mic is detachable. Lastly, the headset is convertible into headphones so if you need them to listen to music on the go or whatever.

    I would recommend this to a friend