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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 179 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible product, comparable to EarForce X3

    Posted
    Steve6789

    Firstly, I am a former user of the Turtle Beach EarForce X3 gaming headset. I owned it for 20 months and returned under replacement plan when the voice chat cable had issues. I now own this newer Turtle Beach EarForce X31 headset, and I find it easiest to review by comparing it to the old X3. The headset has a rubberized-foam which rests on top of your head and is very comfortable and snug, and the ear pieces can be adjusted for a head of any size. The earmuffs are made of a very comfortable foam with a mesh covering, and they completely go over the ears. They do a decent job blocking outside noise, and also give room between your ears and the speakers so noise is crisp and clear. The bass isn't quite as powerful as it was with the X3, but it doesn't distort the sound at all, and can be amplified with the Bass Boost feature. Also the Stereo Expander seems to work well for this as well, with the only downside being increased battery usage. It makes sounds seem like they're more spread out across the room. The microphone boom is long and very flexible, allowing you to position it wherever it is comfortable and effective for you. (Although it is shorter than the X3's) There is a feature called Microphone Monitoring, which plays back the sound of your voice in real time, so you can hear yourself speak. It doesn't sound artificial either, it really sounds as if you weren't wearing the headset. It makes it much easier to speak without mixing up words or being too loud. The headset's speakers are very loud at full volume, and cover an extremely high range of sound frequencies. You can hear low range explosions or bass, as well as all the high-pitched sound effects in your games and music. The volume goes beyond loud enough to block out all outside noise and let you hear everything in the game. There's also a feature called Chat Boost, which temporarily raises the voice chat volume when someone speaks, so you can hear them when the game is too loud. You can also individually adjust the volume of the game and the chat separately. The transmitter device is easy to setup, and is powered by USB. Despite what the instructions say, you *could* plug the USB plug into a USB wall adapter or computer nearby, as the sound actually comes from a separate RCA to 3.5mm stereo cable that plugs into the transmitter. Also, due to the nature of RCA cables, the headset would work with any device that has an RCA stereo audio output. (red+white cables) I have it hooked up to the output on my HDTV, so that I can still use them when I have the Xbox 360 hooked up via HDMI. I've also used them with my Nintendo Wii, and cable TV. Lastly, one of my favorite features is that the controller-to-headset chat cable now has the volume control inline, as opposed to on the end of the cable. This means the headset can effectively be used with any controller, which for me means I can now use it with the Ion drum rocker. The cable also seems to be reversible, as both ends are 2.5mm, and I have tested it to work with voice chat. Although I don't recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Heaphones, But...

    Posted
    boothgoat12

    I'm listing my summary at the top. For specific details, you can read the rest of the review if necessary. **Overall - I'm very happy with the headphones. The sound quality is amazing (especially with bass boost turned on). In MW2, you can actually hear people attempting to sneak up on you from all directions, so it definitely helps with gameplay. The headphones are amazingly comfortable, even during long gaming sessions. The wireless signal isn't very strong, so you can't stray too far from the receiver (like going to the kitchen to grab some snacks) and hear the audio. The audio pops every once in awhile, but that's related to interference on that receiver frequency (and is most likely unavoidable). If you've got the money, I would purchase the X41s simply for the added benefit of being able to listen to TV audio when not gaming. However, if you're looking to step your game up for a decent price, the X31s are a good starting point. Review - I have been looking forward to purchasing a set of Turtle Beach headphones for quite awhile. As a fan of Major League Gaming (MLG), I see all these pro gamers using Trittons or Astros and they swear by them. I was looking for a pair of wireless gaming headphones that weren't ridiculously expensive. These headphones were the solution I was looking for. Here's a rundown on what I like: **They're super comfortable - I usually play for up to 5 or 6 hours some nights and have never had any comfort issues. **The sound quality is awesome - There are different "effects" you can turn on like a bass boost, stereo expander, or both at the same time. I typically only use the bass boost effect, but it definitely adds to the overall gaming experience. Both Halo 3 and MW2 sound amazing. **The receiver is USB powered - This was great for me because my wall socket and power strip were maxed out. You plug the USB into an open port on your XBOX and it automatically powers the receiver when the XBOX is on. What I don't like: **Wireless range - With my pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones, I'm able to leave the room and still hear the audio (so if I'm in a pre-game lobby, I can tell when a game is about to start). With the X31s, if I leave the general area of the receiver, the signal cuts out. **The audio occasionally makes popping sounds - It doesn't happen a lot, but it's annoying, probably due to random interference on that frequency. **Wire from headphones to XBOX controller for chat volume/audio is poorly designed - First of all, when you plug the cord into the headphone jack, make sure you jam it in there so that it fits snugly against the headphones. When I initially put the cord in there, I didn't have it in all the way (I didn't want to break anything) so when other people in the game were talking, my headset was causing their voice to echo back to everyone (which is really annoying). The other drawback is the location of the volume and mute controls. On the standard XBOX headset, your mute and volume are controlled at the base of your controller (where it plugs in), so you can make adjustments in game without much effort. Because of the location of the chat controls, you have to actually take your hand away from the controller to make adjustments. Turtle Beach does offer a "Puck Cable" designed like the standard XBOX headset cable with the volume and mute at the base of the controller. **Battery Life - I'm using some Energizer rechargeables and on a full charge, they only last for about 12 - 15 hours. I recently purchased some Rayovac 4.0 rechargeables (that are supposed to be a lot stronger like lithium batteries), so hopefully that will add some extra hours. **The last drawback (for me) - My wife goes to bed early, so I always use wireless headphones to watch TV and play games. These headphones only work for gaming. The Turtle Beach X41s handle both functions, but cost around $100 more. In the future, I may upgrade to the X41s just so I won't have to use two sets of headphones, but it's not that big of an inconvenience right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the best gaming accessories

    Posted
    sweetnsaxyboy

    If there was a 4.5 star option I would go with that. It does everything it claims to do. I received this as a Christmas present 2 years ago. my Wife (then Girlfriend) bought it for me because of how load and distracting some of the games can be when she was trying to read or study. Its perfect because now I can hear everything while I'm playing and she can sit in the same room and read without being interrupted so it was definitely a win win situation. It was super easy to set up just plug the audio jumpers to the piggy back component cables or if you have HDMI just plug in the adapter that came with the system ( I have an xbox 360 Slim) I'm glad i kept all my original cables because before I had this headset i had no idea what the adapter was for. and the receiver plugs into any of the USB ports on the console. The only downside is it runs on the 2.4 GHz frequencies most home internet networks run on. when I had the receiver directly behind my xbox I could not connect to xbox LIVE. I strung it across the back of the TV and taped it to the back side of the far corner and its worked much better since I moved it farther away from the console. I've rarely had a problem since moving it away but occasionally it will still have trouble connecting. To get past it all I have to do is unplug the USB cord - turn on the xbox- and plug the USB cord back into the xbox once I'm connected and singed into LIVE. no problems disconnecting after that. If you have a dual band internet router you might not have any problems with this at all Another must with this is a set of rechargeable AAA batteries. they last long enough that I don't have to change them very often but I have lost count of how much $ I would have had to spend on buying replacement batteries over the last two years. I have recommended the set of batteries I bought to use with this headset. on a side note get the charger pack that comes with the AA batteries and use those in your regular TV remote. they work wonders :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice headset, great sound!

    Posted
    GODWEAR

    I purchased the x31 wireless headset to replace the stock headset. I'll start by saying setting up the RF unit was a pain! I kept referring to the printed directions that came with the headset, which was the problem. I have my 360 hooked up with an HDMI cable & running through an A/V receiver. The directions are useless unless you are using the RCA/Component cables to connect from your 360. After about 15 minutes of trying different outputs on my receiver I went on to the Turtle Beach website which has full directions with pictures for all types of hook up scenarios. From the website I found that if using an HDMI cable you need the audio adapter from Microsoft, an additional $10 online. Luckily I had one lying around or I would have been making a trip back to buy one. I was disappointed it didn't come with the required connections for a $100 headset. Once everything was set up I started to test it out. The headset with batteries is lighter than I expected. They are very comfortable on your head & don't squeeze tight on your ears. I had to adjust the sound setting to balance out the voices in the game from the background noise in the game, but this was as simple has flipping the switch on the headset (3 factory setting). (Note: when chatting with friends you can also adjust the chat volume separately from the game volume). When not using the Xbox live chat you can move the mic out of your field of vision as the mic arm is adjustable. I was getting a loud chirp in the headset & through the troubleshooting guide found that a wireless router close by will interfere with the RF signal being sent to the headset. So I moved my router & RF unit to opposite sides of the entertainment center. This reduced the amount of times I would get a chirping sound in the headset from 1 chirp every 10 minutes to 1 chirp every 60 to 90 minutes. After a couple hours of usage my ears did feel a little sore from having the headset speakers resting on them. I move the headset slightly & was good to go. I have had the volume from around 25% to 75%. At the low end you can still hear people around you & at the high end you don't hear anything but the game. I got the headset on sale so I only paid $20 more than the x11...a great deal. I gave only 4 stars on price because the retail is $100 & it doesn't come with the adapter if using an HDMI cable. Design is good except for when you want to chat over Xbox live you need to plug a separate cable into the headset & your 360 controller (cable provided). Other than that this is an excellent headset, you can pick up all of the sound detail without having to blast the TV speakers & without disturbing the people around you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Traded X31's for X11's after "snap, crackle n pop"

    Posted
    StewBme

    These were our first gaming headsets. Full surround sound, wireless connection and chat connectivity......exactly what I had been waiting for. I read all the reviews here both good and bad before purchasing. The negative reviews had me worried specifically because we are a very "wireless" home. Routers, Laptops, Cordless phones, iphones, etc. I should have heeded the warnings. Out of the box, the headsets were fantastic. Full rich sound and audio details in the game we had never heard before. The set up was just a bit tricky for my HDMI sets but luckily I had the XBox audio cord so I lucked out. And five minutes later I heard a loud crackle or pop in the game audio. Friends complained of echo's and screeches in chat. Muting chat stopped the issue. So I could chat away but had to mute on/off between sentences. Off to the web I went. Followed all support recommendations, shutting off wireless products, picking new channels, moving the router to another floor of the house. I may have improved the situation but did eliminate it. Best I could get to was a large crackle every 5 minutes. Some find this acceptable but I do not. Trust me the popping completely interupts the game experience. I was so ready for these headsets that I bought two and 8 AAA bats and charger. I really tried to make these work. I returned these for X11's, main difference is the 11's are wired. The audio experience was so good that I knew I needed to now have headsets and chose to view ugly black wires as the price to pay for current technology.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A good set but not the greatest.

    Posted
    SMJS77

    I heard about turtle beaches and how much better they were. The default headset that came with the xbox broke so much and so i decided to get the TB's. When i bought the x31's i was expecting brilliant sound and bass for the price that it stands. The headset is very big but adjustable and comfortable. It does block out most sound but not all. Ocationally when the headset isn't bugging out it gives good sound and you can adjust the way u hear bass and gameplay. However for the price there is way to many problems. For one there is a constant crackling and popping noise when you first by them and it really is annoying and disruptive during play. It occurs less and less the longer you have them. i have had them for 4 months now and it doesn't happen much anymore. Another downer is that it uses AAA batteries and i means eats them! i went through 2 pairs in just two day! they will die pretty quick and so i suggest getting rechargeble batteries or having plenty of AAA batteries to change them during play. A not so important thing is that the foam on the mic slips off alot. You might be dissapointed with the sound at certain times because it is good and way better then the microsft default but is not always crystal clear and crisp. Last thing is the mic cord slips alot and the sound will be horrible unless you fix it on both ends of the jack. it will also leave an echo to the other players which will not only make it annoying for you but to fellow players, so be aware of that and if you buy these constantly check to make sure the cord is secure. I enjoy using the x31's but they have a long way to go with fixing problems. if you enjoy gaming and want to be a step above the competition i would get TB's but start off with the x1's even though they have alot of cords it will give you the great sound for a less pricey amount! then if you really want wireless then get these but make sure you get Best Buy's warranty or any warranty because you most likely will need them! I recommend trying them but its up to you so i will click yes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great price for a great product

    Posted
    JC6678

    first off this is one of the smartest things ive bought for my xbox 360, what you get is the head set, transmitter, a set of triple a's, and a chat cable. Probably the best thing about this is the sound of the headset and the chat boost ive been using it for about a week, i use it on left 4 dead 2 and modern warfare 2 its amazing you hear things that you've never heard before and puts you in the game to the point of you dont realize you've sat there for 3 hours. which thats when it becomes slightly uncomfortable but take into mind is i have larger ears than most people but other than that the chat over xbox live is clear and crisp you always hear what people say without having to turn down the sound and you can hear yourself speak so you aren't yelling into your mic. another great point is that it runs off of two triple A's (just buy rechargeable) and that you will never disturb anyone at night for night gaming which is perfect for me since i have night school and get off late. altogether it came out to $123.00 GET THE WARRANTY 2 years for 15 dollars the wire can wear down after a while and you can just exchange it with the warranty. i also forgot to mention its completely wireless except for the cable that connects it to controller. the sound is wireless and the transmitter wire is long enough to move around so nothing can interfere with the signal. overall this is an excellent product for the price if you dont want to shell out the 200 dollars for the x41 model, this is an excellent alternative. if your like me an avid gamer or you just play late at night or watch movies late at night go pick this up its worth more than 100 dollars so to me its a steal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    X-31 headset is awesome!!!!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    ive had these for about a month now, i decided to go with the 31 instead of the 11 beacuse i wanted wireless. and i love this headset, the game sound is great! you can hear things you cant normally hear with tv speakers. you can hear people creeping up on you in MW2. the xbox live chat boost works great, if someone is talking and an explosion goes off, their voice gets louder with the game, so you can hear them fine. if your playing online alot, or if your a night gamer these are what you need! the people who complain about the static and the "popping" thats beacuse you have the headset transmitter near your wireless router or something like a cordless phone. you need all that stuff away from the transmitter, and make sure your transmitter is pointed at you, not in a different direction. i never get popping sounds or static. the one downside is the xbox chat seems to break up once in awhile, which is not uncommon with the regular microsoft headsets, but i have found if you reverse the cord that goes from the headset to the controller, it tends to work better. it has a tighter fit into the controller that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect!

    Posted
    plastick

    Pros: - Extremely comfortable with excellent build quality - Independent volume controls for voice and game/music audio - Sound quality/detail comparable to $100 Sennheiser sets (they're that good!) - High-quality microphone makes your voice crisp and clear to others Cons: - Can interfere with WiFi (especially Wireless N 2.4GHz) and cause computers/other devices to disconnect from the internet. This was a major problem for me since I use a 2.4GHz Wireless N card in my computer. I fixed the interference issues by configuring my router to the following settings. Go into your router's config and click Wireless. (Note: If you have a 5GHz Wireless N router you wont have problems) Use these settings: Mode: Mixed (B/G/N) Radio Band: Standard (20MHz) Channel: 1 AP Isolation: Enabled (This keeps all wireless devices on the network from communicating directly with eachother and only allows them to communicate with the router and back) Frame Burst: Enabled Fragmentation Threshold: 2306 Fragmentation Threshold: 2307 These settings completely fixed my problem of the headphones knocking out my PC and 360 connections, especially changing the band to Standard 20MHz. If you're seeing problems while using these headphones with a 2.4GHz Wireless N router, try these settings and all should be well! These are the best wireless headphones I've ever used and they compete with professional studio monitor cans in quality! I'm extremely impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good price price for wireless, thats it though.

    Posted
    Anonymous

    My first pair of these headphones where the earforce x3's which were absolutely great, they were comfortable, great sound, good wireless connection, the only downside was the cord that goes to the controller began to get loose and would start crackling. Well i had to get them replaced and found out that they were a new version the x31's now, so i thought oh maybe they fixed the cord problem, well they did but then other problems started to happen. The sound quality for these headphones are absolutely great, but connectivity is horrendous, they give you no warning when the batteries die, and they seem to suck up the batteries pretty quick. The biggest kick in the butt with these headphones are the connectivity, though it may just be defective product on my end, but i have had to have these specific headphones replaced 4 times now, and i soon will have to get them replaced again. I have tried to set the receiver in multiple location to see which is the best, and now it is sitting about 4 feet from me with nothing obstructing its line of sight with the headphones, and it continues to crackle and pop like crazy. Most likely if you are looking for new headphones or a good pair, you would be better off going with wired turtlebeaches which are still good but i would get warranty on them, cause i went threw two of those and same thing messed up with both, the cord that connects controller to headphones. Or go with the x41's, my brother has a pair, and besides the price they are excellent headphones for anything you do wether it be gaming, media, or movies.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Product

    Posted
    Scott2006

    For those who do not taking gaming serious I would not recommend this product. If you like being a better player overall, and enjoy being competitive then I do recommend this product. The sound quality for these turtle beach headphones is beyond remarkable. You can hear things in shooters that you did not think possible, and allow you to have an edge on those who do not have it. It being wireless does help, and finding a good position is key to it working. You most likely want to position the box that shoots the wave to the headphones in a high position as to divert it downward, and do not believe that it does not work with Plasma. It works with any and all, because I have used it on LCD, LED, and I personally own a Plasma TV. For the people who complain about batteries, do not get edgy. Buy a rechargeable battery pack that comes with triple A's and Double A's(Energizer makes a great one), and that solves that problem. They also do not die that quickly, those are the same people who cry that they have to charge their batteries once every three or four days. Cry me a river. I would highly recommend this product though. The only downfall may be the comfort at times. It can be a pain in the butt on your ears at times, but it isn't that bad as people make it out too be

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    Posted
    Archer290

    These headphones are great. Read most of the comments before I got mine a few weeks ago and have not stopped using them. The set-up was very easy and I could not complain once I started using them. While using the headset I can mute my TV for some late night gaming and you can really pick up sounds from the game that you just don't notice with the TV speakers. I did read several comments about cracking and popping heard. I have encountered this on several occasions and they have all been when my router is sending information to other devices over the wireless component. So, to cut down on the cracking sound just use a hardwire connection if possible and don't have other computers running applications over the internet when possible. The battery life is pretty good. I would keep extra batteries nearby however because the headset does not warn you when the batteries are about to die. Overall I think this is a great product and a must have for everyone. Being able to adjust the game and chat volume separately is also great for those annoying chatters during games as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced! and will break!

    Posted
    Boosted

    I bought 2 pairs of these for my son's for X-mas. These were great for cutting out the noise coming from their room. Especially at night when I'm trying to get to bed early for work. And they love the fact they can now hear every little detail in games. They say it's like playing a whole different game now that they can hear everything, and basically play it as loud as they want without bothering me. The sound quality is decent, but not the greatest. And the way these need to be connected to the Xbox is less to be desired. It looks like a big tangle or wires. We use an HDMI connection, and there is no support for this. You need to use the video/audio adapter that comes with your Xbox. Instead, I used the outputs from the TV to minimize the wire mess, but your TV may not have outputs. Also from time to time the wireless headsets interfere with the WiFi connection of the Xbox. Also, I've had to contact Turtle Beach for warranty issues on these already. The wire for the controller to headset has gone bad already(about 2 months). Response from the manufacture was "Turtle" slow, about a week from 1st email. And that was just for the to redirect it to the RMA dept, which took another week to email me stating they were sending a replacement. I could not find a phone number on their website, so email was the only way. Two weeks to get service is poor. My son's like the headsets, but if they were for me, I would have returned them and would have tried something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not the new model that I was thinking (XBOX 360)

    Posted
    SadfaceGamer

    I've been a Turtle Beach fan since the old X1 model. I upgraded to the X3 wireless model and fell in love. Turtle Beach offers create customer service with their online replacement parts. I have had ordered parts here and there to make my X3 model last several years after they discontinued it. Finally the puck broke once again and with no replacement parts to be offered it was time to upgrade to the new X31 model. Right away after setting it up the headset started making a loud static sound for several hours before finally going away. While in a xbl party the headset would echo everything said for about 30 minutes until I finally positioned the cord in the right place. This went on for about 2-3 weeks, until finally all the sound cut out. Changed the batteries and did everything I could think of. Without any luck I returned them and have moved onto the Tritton brand. The sound quality is great, when and if the headset works. Easy to set up and easy to use, unless your trying to fix the fing thing. The quality of the headset itself is pretty low, the sound is amazing though. A friend of mine also purchased the same headset at the same time as me and has all the same problems as myself.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for late night gaming!

    Posted
    flamewalker
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    Beware! Some routers and wireless equipment nearby will make them pop. The popping is quite annoying, but can be minimized by searching Google. http://www.turtlebeach.com/support/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=830516923 has several things to try. I plug the usb connector into my TV's usb port, so I can use it any time I have my TV on, which also happens to be just a couple feet from my router, so it popped a lot initially. After making the changes in the turtlebeach.com link, and as long as I stay within 10 to 20 feet or less of the receiver, it may pop once a half hour or hour. Sometimes it won't pop for a couple hours or more. Your mileage may vary. Make sure to take them off your ears before walking out of the room with them, as the popping can get quite annoying when you get out of range! Other than the popping, the quality of audio is great compared to any normal, cheap headset. Well worth the money in my view. I haven't found anything else to complain about yet! I have owned them for about 3 months now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great gaming headsets

    Posted
    biggysalls19

    i would like to first say this. only buy this headsets if you're a hard core gamer. yes they are very expensive but thats why if you are really into video games you will buy them. i bought mine for call of duty because i love that game and these are really good for that game. your Kill streak goes up because you can here people walking when they arent even close to you. when i first put them on i was amazed becuase i could here birds chirping and could here water when i walked through it. people say that they dont work on PC and PS3, of course they dont it says in the description it is for Xbox 360. Duhh. yes there are some bad things but little things that can be fixed or ignored. the batterie life isnt long on these headsets but that is why you buy recharable batteries. they also do unplug easly, but thats good becuase if you accidently pull on them they could break if they didnt come out easily. thats why there is two spots you have to plug them in. If you are a hardcore gamer i would only recommend these to those people. but overall good headsets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    solid headset

    Posted
    BillS13

    I've read a bunch of reviews on this product and a lot of people tend to bash Turtle Beach for quality and whatnot. These people likely don't take care of their products which explains the reason for breaking, etc. This is a solid headset that really allows you to hear all aspects of the game. I only use these for MW2 and you really can hear EVERYTHING going on around you. I've had these since December and have only had some minor issues. A few times I experienced some distorted sound with popping, but it was very minor and easily solved by just turning the headset off then back on. It would be nice if it made better use of battery life, so make sure you get some rechargeable AAAs. A couple times the cord will come out of the headset because it's a bit short but this isn't a big deal. If you're looking for exceptional sound in a new headset that won't break the bank, I'd recommend these, especially if you're a COD player. 6+ hour gaming sessions with these things on is a piece of cake...extremely comfortable. Good headset from Turtle Beach.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    Posted
    OnALowBudget

    Awful headphones. I have the X11 and the sound is absolutely amazing. I wanted a wireless version, so I purchased the X31. TERRIBLE IDEA. First, the sound quality is pitiful compared to the X11. I was surprised that there is such a difference between the two models--and for the worse! The headphones are more comfortable, and the wireless feature is amazing. However, the wireless is not enough to save the sound quality. I cannot hear footsteps like I do on the X11 because the "widening" and other effects make the treble entirely too high. The bass boost only coaxes that "widening" effect with distorted sounds no matter how many ways or times you adjust it. The simple, default settings sound like only one ear is receiving sound. I'm so disappointed and want to warn other consumers before they make the same mistake. I cannot believe they charge more for the X31 than the X11. The wires may be a pain, but it is much better value and half the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice wireless headphones...

    Posted
    joelb52

    These solved my issue of playing games after my better half went to bed and not waking her up. The sound detail is great, although it is a bit heavy on the low end, but it's great for online shooters as I can now hear what's going on and people trying to sneak up on me. Getting them connected was very easy and took about 2 minutes to be up and running. Make sure the "puck" for the unit has clear line of sight to your sitting position, I've noticed a bit of interference and cut-out as I've played with different mounting positions. The battery life is just about as advertised, I don't use chat for the most part which might help but I've gotten just about 20 hours of play on my first two sets of batteries (rechargeables recommended). My only real complaint is not the products fault, I have a larger head(7 3/4 fitted hat) and good sized ears which leads to an akward wearing position on my head and discomfort after a hour or so of constant wearing. Again, this isn't the products fault but something to keep in mind if you have a larger head.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    IT's great

    Posted
    sammypho

    My gf had bought these for me. i read reviews before i opened them, good and bad. i almost returned them but wanted to try them for myself and must say that im glad i didnt. i use this for black ops the sounds very clear and found myself turning my head from side to side cause i could hear which wat shots were being fired. people say theres static but theres and adjustment on the wireless box that would fix that. love the fact you can control both the game volume and chat volume. i read one review where the person said they couldnt turn it off and swtich back to the tv sound when they were watching a movie and must say that he must not be very tech savy cause all you have to do is hold the on button and turn up your tv volume. overall great product. and all the the bad reviews i read about this product or easy to fix. there pretty much just adjustments on volume control.

    I would recommend this to a friend