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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Gaming Headset

    Posted
    AvoidZombies

    I began to have problems with my standard Xbox 360 headset, so I thought it was a good time to upgrade. It only took a little bit of research to see that Turtle Beach was the way to go. The company has a long established reputation in PC gaming and I was excited to see how they fared in the console market. I knew that I wanted a wired headset so that I wouldn’t have to worry about batteries so I went with the x11. That being said, this headset is pretty sweet. Suh-weeeeeeeeeet First, it's one of the most comfortable headsets I've ever worn. The center band is nice and wide – like 2” wide. If rappers played videogames in their music videos, they would use headsets with bands this wide. If you like padding, you’d ask this headset to sign your yearbook – the cover, not the back page! The center band is plush and coated with a textured rubber or pleather material which keeps it from sliding from even heads with the tiniest coefficients of friction! The ear cups feel like they’re padded with the clouds from the dreams of baby puppies. To make a good thing better, the ear cups are also covered with a mesh material to allow airflow which prevents them from sticking to your head like a hot leather car seat in summer. Say goodbye to swamp ear! The only thing that detracts from overall comfort is the weight. If you're rocking a long gaming session (e.g. for the launch of a new game) you're definitely going to notice the weight of this headset by the end. If, on the other hand, you're playing a more casual gaming session, you'll be fine. The sound quality on this is solid. You'll notice subtle elements to the game audio you've never heard before - especially if you've only been playing through speakers in the past. Another awesome feature on the X11 is that you can adjust the volume of the game and the volume of the chat independently. This feature is very helpful if you’re coordinating with other players who are speaking softly or too loudly, or if you want to quiet that person who seems to think it’s a good idea to sing over the chat channel. The only strike against the sound quality is because of a slight buzz of white noise you hear when the headset is powered on. The mic is at once one of the best and worst features on the headset. It sits on the end of a flexible arm. Rather than being made of a bendable wire coated in rubber, it’s made of lots of connected metal joints – like the body of a centipede. This makes it feel a LOT sturdier and prevents it from kinking! It’s also long enough that you can adjust it to accommodate just about any distance or angle with which you feel comfortable. I prefer the angle that lets me eat gummy bears. Mmmmmmm! The mic is, quite sensitive – perhaps a little too sensitive. It often picks up bits of background noise. This is especially true for treble pitched sounds, like a dog barking or my girlfriend commenting on how handsome and strong I am. The sensitivity of the mic becomes apparent if you have the game volume turned up. Remember how I mentioned that the ear cups allow for airflow? That design also makes them leak sound – i.e. other people in the room hear what’s coming from your headphones. That leaking sound can feed back into the mic so people in the game get… well, feedback (where did you think they got the word from?). This can be avoided by adjusting the mic further away or turning down the game volume some. It’s not a huge deal, but it happens from time to time and nobody wants to be that guy polluting the chat channel with feedback or background noise. If that adjustment is the cost of the breathable ear cups, it’s well worth the tradeoff. Overall I’m really happy with the X11s. It’s the best gaming headset under $75 that I’ve come across and would happily recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Headset I've ever had

    Posted
    MrNed

    Well where to begin. I needed a headset so I could enjoy my games without being disturbed when people where home or at night when I did not want to bother the wife. For so long I have been using just the TV speakers with the built in Dolby Surround sound. Again Not really that great. I chose the X11's for multiple reasons. The main reason being that I could upgrade them in the future to 5.1/7.1 surround sound with the DSS processor that you can can purchase separately at a later date. I hooked it up to the back of my TV using the RCA cables that are included. Once that was done my whole game experience changed. The first game I played was COD: Black ops.....and OMG it was amazing. I could hear every footstep, every shell casing, every teeny tiny little detail. The build of the product is excellent so is the sound quality. I may purchase the DSS decoder in the future to up my experience. It was very easy to set up. It. I had read some reviews that there was a hissing that you could hear and others would hear also in certain conditions. This is true. BUT the only time you hear it is when there is no audio AT ALL e.g when your on the dashboard with the volume maxed out. Turtle Beach say this is due to power meeting power so this will happen, but when your playing you don't hear this hiss. There is a supposed work around where you can purchase a USB to AC adapter thats supposed to eliminate the problem. Like I said when your playing YOU DON'T HEAR THE HISS, ONLY WHEN there is dead silence. They also have a feature where you can hear yourself in the headset when your speaking to others to help you avoid shouting because you cant hear yourself. When I saw this is was like "Okay why do I need to hear myself". In fact I found this very helpful because I could hear how loud I was talking and it felt natural, like I was talking with no headset on. Very good feature. As for the inline controls they are really easy. You have a switch for MUTE/NO MUTE, a game volume control and a voice control. The game and chat volumes have independent volume controls. So you can control how loud the game or other people are. Bottom line is this is a must for any gamer who wants really really good sound without the bother of a home theater system. I strongly recommend to any gamer who wants high quality sound with the ability to game in peace. I'm only going to buy turtle beach in the future :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible sound!!! Great buy!!!!

    Posted
    xBreWCiTy

    First off... The sound is amazing!!! This is the first gaming headset I've owned and from the second I put it on the sound quality blew me away. Playing MW2 I could literally hear bullets zinging past me as if I were in the action myself. Then I turned up the game volume all the way and literally felt like I was in a war. Can be very loud, very CRYSTAL CLEAR sound. Secondly... Very comfy headset. For the first week or so I experienced some pain from it but realized I didn't have it on exactly the way it should be. Once I made the adjustment I haven't had a bit of pain since. When I get the chance to I can easily game for hours while wearing it. Features... Individual controls for game volume and chat are AWESOME. When playing alone I crank up the game volume and enjoy. When playing with friends I can turn the game volume to a casual point and turn up the chat volume for great communication. Also like every other headset it has the option to mute the mic. Durability... I've had this headset for 6+ months now and it seems to be pretty durable. Although one time I did move my arm pretty hard away from me and the talk back piece broke right off. Since I didn't feel like going through turtle beach I just returned it and got a different one. Not a huge deal to me but worth mentioning. Easy of use... Not too difficult to setup and use. USB cable plugs into USB port on 360. The somewhat pain in the neck part is if you don't have the right audio ports on your tv you won't get audio. If you don't you have to use the 360 RCA Audio Adapter which plugs into the back. I just got a new 42" which did not have the right audio ports so I had to order the adapter from amazon(just got it today :) ). Also people stop complaining about cords!!! If your too freakin lazy to pick up your own feet that's PATHETIC!!! Besides having cords actually gives you better sound because there's no bridge for the sound transmission to travel through. . One more thing I wanted to mention is that if you have a play n charge connected to your controller with the headset connected as well you'll hear a continuous buzzing noise. But don't worry your headset is not all of a sudden screwed up, it's because you have both of them connected at once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful surround sound without bothering anyone!

    Posted
    Slashaholicanonymous

    I'll start by admitting that I haven't had this headset for long enough to be able to comment on its durability, but I have had it long enough to be able to say that this headset has significantly improved my gaming experience. My lack of surround sound motivated the purchase of this headset, and I must admit that I'm quite pleased with the sound and build quality. I'm able to hear a broader range of frequencies, both higher and lower, which help to better hear sounds such as footsteps or silenced weapon fire (I play mostly first-person shooters such as Call of Duty and Battlefield Bad Company 2). Noises are also directional, just like it would be with surround sound, so it's easy to tell if what you're hearing is behind you or to the left or right or even above. The bass in particular obviously isn't the same quality you'd get from a $100+ set of headphones, but that figures with what you're paying. It's a lot better than my TV speakers or even an inexpensive surround sound system so I'm more than content. The ear cushions are very comfortable and they're big enough to fit around your ear rather than be pushing your ear down the whole time, so the headset is fine for extended wear. Though it hasn't been an issue, generally it's safe to say that with soft cushioning comes the risk of easily tearing, but if you, like me, are reasonably gentle in your handling you shouldn't have a problem. I bought the 2-year extended warranty through bestbuy in case any problems arose, which, for $10 bucks, is probably a good idea for anyone purchasing this product. I'll add that a lot of reviews complain about hissing in the headset; first off, this hissing is VERY minor and only exists in the absense of other sound, like on the xbox dashboard. When your game is going the hissing goes away completely. I wouldn't even mention this except soooo many people keep whining about it; it's seriously nothing to worry about. The mic works great and the boom is easy to adjust to right where you want it; easier than the standard xbox 360 headset. To conclude my review, this headset is comfortable to wear and provides great sound that has taken my gaming experience to the next level. I highly recommend this product, particularly to anyone without decent surround sound or who has volume restrictions(i.e. late night when eveyone else is asleep)- problems fixed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Headset changed my gaming experience

    Posted
    bmb7872

    I did a ton of research before purchasing this headset from Best Buy two weeks ago. Including the reviews on this site and what the gaming pros use (see great reviews at competitivegamingaudio.com). 99% of the time I play first person shooters and note I've only used this headset to play Black Ops on Xbox 360. So why didn't I purchase what the pros use? Honestly, because I'm a 38 year old with two kids and a wife that only has time to play as a recreational gamer. I get powned from time to time, I'm usually not the top scorer but I'm not the worst either. I know, I know get on with the review. This headset changed my gaming experience entirely. I keep asking myself why I didn't purchase an over the ear headset before. I've really been missing out. Rather than just playing the game, the X11s make you feel like you are in it (surely the others do too). Having a LED TV helps too ;-) I'm not going to claim my kill to death ratio sky rocketed after using them, but I'm confident in saying in many games I now hear stuff that leads to getting kills I would not have made without this headset. When I first put them on and went into a game there was so much going on with sound. It took my ears and brain a few games to adjust. After that happened I could clearly hear and recognize the direction of fire. I could hear re-loads and footsteps that I never heard before. Pros -Very impressive in game audio and spatial sound -Perfect quality and price for recreational gamers -Built in voice monitor is a great feature -Separate game and chat volume controls at your fingertips (for an old man like me this is an awesome feature) -Comfortable (keep in mind I can't play games for hours so check other reviews if you do) -I don't mind the wires and it was easy to set-up. -There is a hum in the ear phones when not in a game, I completely forget about it when the game starts. -No power cables required, no batteries required Cons (more of an inconvenience than a con) -As some other reviewers pointed out if you connect your XBOX to your tv using an HDMI cable you may need a converter. My LED TV does not have audio out AV connections, so I needed to buy the adapter. (cost ~$9)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fresh look at the X11

    Posted
    EminemFan

    I just picked up one of these at Bestbuy under 15m ago. First thing you should know is, when you buy a product like turtle beach, it will be a little over priced, but not by much. It's just like Nike or some other big league giant. Honestly though, it's worth it, in the 360 community I mentioned that I was considering to get a pair and everyone was like, those are amazing and impressive, so in my opinion, it's worth it to get a reputable set, especially if you want to sell them in the future. Well now I'm sitting in the library listening to Cinderella Man by Eminem and the bass in good, although not over powering. It has a nice mix between the lows & highs. The ear muffs cover the ears really well and everything is comfortable except for one thing. It's the top brace, it has a slight pressure on my head, which is kind of bothersome, but it may be because it's new. Another concern was, when I bought this, I think about returning at as I'm buying it for some strange reason. This packaging came in that tight plastic, which I had to destroy to get my headset out. So all in all for, $60 I like them and now have the ability to talk game in black ops way better than before. -Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value, good quality

    Posted
    tomfromthebay

    As others have mentioned, these are sturdy little buggers which are perfect for my needs. As a mobile worker, I rely on Skype and video conferencing to get my work done. Plugging in the headset on my my Mac required Zero configuration and are perfect for that purpose. For those of you that record screencasts, you will find the mic will really suit your needs with just small adjustments made with the distance from the mic to your mouth. But who am I kidding, I am a gamer and they are a great replacement for the standard Xbox 360 headset. My only minor gripe with the 360 setup is the amount of cables that need to be used: stereo RCA, USB, headphone and finally connection from the controller to the headset (to be be fair, if the cables really bothered me that much I would just shell out the bucks for wireless). The sound quality is great for gaming in a unit in this price range. A really nice feature are the separate controls for game volume, chat volume and microphone muting. If you are playing an online match and the inane chatter and trash talk prove to be unbearable? No worries fellow gamer, just lower the volume on the chat! Other reviewers mentioned that these will isolate outside and ambient noise during use. This is true of most over-the-ear headsets and personally, this was a positive for me. PROS: - Great value - Can be used for Gaming & Mac/PC - Volume Controls for gaming, chat, mute - Flexible mic - No batteries required - Ample padding - Long, thick cord CONS: - Several cables need to be set up on 360 - would be nice if the cables could detach for easier transport - don't make me a better gamer, I just sound better getting pwned

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth The $$

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I have had my X11's for about 3months now and I really couldn't be happier. I'm a Modern Warfare 2 addict and the headset definitely improved my gameplay (you hear footsteps and magazine changes which is a huge advantage when you aren't very good - like me). Not to mention that I don't have to wake my wife up late at night with a loud TV (even when it's not an issue I use the headset for the game advantage). Fit is decent, the ear cups are a little small for my ears but I don't expect a custom product made for me, I can deal with it. CHAT BUZZ - I have not had a chance to verify this with anyone else, but I may have a solution..........Do not plug the USB (which is used for power) into your XBOX.........Use a different source.......I tried the USB on the front of my Fios/Cable box and NO MORE BUZZ - give it a shot. The cables can be a nuisance, but what do you want for this price point? I like my equipment hardlined anyway. Additionally, even the wireless headsets still need to use a wire to connect to your controller, so it's not completely wireless. Save yourself the money and get the X11's. That's my two cents, hope this helps. BTW - I have not tried other headsets so I can't tell if a different set is better or worse. Thanks and have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for the price

    Posted
    MrTriggerhappyy

    I had wireless x3 first and they were great last a few years then it broke from normal wear . I got x31 for a B-day gift they wear basically the same as the x3 but more comfy but they didnt work but for a week I brought it back twice the second time they didnt have any in stock to replace it so i down graded to the x1 wired set they wear fine but I ended up giveing them to a friend and I now have the x11 . Id say if having a wired set isnt a prob for you then get these . There the same quality as the wireless x31 but alot cheaper . Personally I like to play on a smaller screen . I play on a 21 inch LCD ( for whatever reason i do alot better on that compared to the 50 inch plasma i have when playing COD ) that is on my comp desk so im sitting close to the tv so the wire is no big deal . PS to the people complaining about they have HDMI and have to go back to component cables or buy and adaptor . 2 things First if you want the adaptor go on ebay there sooooooo much cheaper then the microsoft brand Second and this will cost you zero money Just take the component cables break the plastic away where it hooks to the xbox If you do this you can now have both the HDMI and cables pugged in at same time. You will still get the video and sound going to the tv through HDMI But you now can tap into the red and white audio on the componebt cable for your head set I know this works cause ive done it .Hope this might help some of you .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for price, but not blown away by x11's alone

    Posted
    UsualSuspekt907

    This headset is great if your looking to game at night for a cheap price. Do not expect to see your scores increase. Since this headset is stereo and not surround sound the sound comes from both sides so you can not tell direction. The durability is decent but don't expect them to survive a throw accross the room or anything of the sort. Now with all that said, if you add the earforce dss ( a small surround sound processing unit ) you can achieve 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound depending on the device you connect to(note: this is not true surround sound, rather it is processed surround sound, it's like the DVD players that up-convert regular dvd's to hd but it still works). This will allow for you to pick up directional cues when playing games such as call of duty. Also when watching t.v or movies it gives the sound an environment, makes it sound more alive. Personally I could not use these headphones without the ear force dss it really makes the sound that much better. You can get the x11's with the dss in a set called the dx11 for $129.99. Now if you aren't on a budget you might want to do some more research on true surround sound headphones. I've never had a pair so I can't compare them for you. Just do your research, keep in mind your budget, and make the best choice for your uses. I hope this review helped. Good luck and God Bless!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Starter Headset

    Posted
    SoundGamer

    I bought this headset by mistake thinking it was the PX21's and used them for two weeks until I described them to a friend who had the PX21's. So I returned them and purchased the PX21's, it was the best choice they are awesome. As for the X11's they sound great right out the box they deliver great sound and I was really shocked at how good they sounded I didnt have one problem with the headset. The ear cups are very large so they fit on very easily and comfort is a 10 out of 10. it has a strap that wraps around the extra cord you dont need and cord is long to which is a plus. The over the head cushion is very comfortable and large and light weight as well which is very important in any headset. The headset performs as it is described and works like a charm at night when others are asleep. ----I would suggest getting the PX21's for an extra $20. CONS----The only cons for this headset is the features it lacks from the PX21's. Example PX21's has a chat boost feature which increases the chat volume if the game gets louder, I found myself having to adjust the chat volume a lot and getting killed in the proccess in CODMW2. so having the chat boost really helps out and the PX21's Also has a clip for the controls so its not just dangling around which can get annoying to. Also the sound is so much better with the PX21's I noticed an instant difference between the models playing the new Medal of Honor. But overall its a great headset and worth the money I had no problems with it but at very loud levels it will distort and not sound the way it should with loud explosions and guns shooting but I never played that loud I dont think anyone could. I returned these and got the PX21's I didnt know what I was missing until I returned these and got the PX21's with either headset you will be satisfied they are the best and the price is the best around also. Gamestop retails these for $20 more the same price as the PX21's listed here on bestbuy.com. And buy the warranty too never know what will happen but just to be on the safe side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this headset

    Posted
    Sbruski

    I just bought this headset on Friday because I have a 10month old son that I didn't want to wake up at night while I was playing Modern Warfare 2. I have to say that I am very impressed with the way they sound. I can turn the volume up loud so I can hear footsteps near me and someone reloading their weapon. The dual volume control for the game and chat makes it very convenient if someone is speaking loud and I want to turn the chat volume down but not the game sound. The headset is a little bit heavy but only after playing for an extended period of time (4-5hrs). People have complained about a low buzzing sound and it's there but once gameplay starts you don't hear it anymore. It is a wired headset and the cord is right around 10 feet so if you sit up close to your tv/monitor, you are going to have a LOT of cord laying loose but it does come with a velcro strap that you can keep it clean. I have to recommend this headset to anyone wanting to play games at night without waking up the family but still hear everything within the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth it.

    Posted
    iheartkoalaz

    I have to say that I am by far, completely satisfied with this product. I bought it on sale for 43.99 but even if it wasn't on sale, I would have bought it anyways. Before this I bought the Turtle Beach XLC headset and returned it within two days after it malfunctioned! (I wrote a nice little review about that product as well). Regardless of turtle beach's cheaper headsets being terrible in quality. I would definitely recommend this product to EVERYONE and ANYONE who is debating whether to get the cheaper ones or spend 20 dollars more for this one. You won't regret it! The sound quality is great (I wouldn't be able to tell you how much better the higher end products are since I haven't tried those but compared to the turtle beach XLC that broke within less than 48 hours, these are great). No but seriously,the mic is sensitive enough so you don't have to YELL, and gaming experience is so much better. Especially at night when you can't put your speakers full blast, this headset will definitely make you more aware of your surroundings in First Person Shooter games and adventure games. My kill death ration definitely went up after buying these. Bottom line....don't even think twice about em. They're worth every penny. There's absolutely nothing to pick on with this product, it's comfortable even after a long gaming session!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price; won't blow your mind

    Posted
    go4bacon

    Very good headset, especially for late-night gamers who find themselves turning down their TV speakers to avoid disturbing others. Turtle Beach advertises that the x11 allows users to hear sound cues that others can't, but this is only really true if you listen to your tv speakers really quietly. The sound quality is decent, but any advantage you get from these headphones is probably just from volume rather than a greater level of detail. That said, you really can get a competitive advantage if you hook these up with the Ear Force DSS. Also, I have heard some complaints about a background hiss. I can tell you that in my case the only hiss that I experienced was when I have chat volume on max when no one was speaking and the game volume was off. In other words, it's extremely minor, and should in no way deter you from purchasing this headset. One thing that you SHOULD take into consideration is the size of the headset. I generally put circumaural-style headphones on a size setting around the middle of their range and they fit perfectly. However, with the Turtle Beaches, I had to open them up to the very largest setting. Granted, at this setting they fit extremely well, but buyers with larger heads, keep in mind that this headset is largely geared towards a younger audience. One alternative you might want to consider is the Z2, a PC gaming headset that is mostly compatible with the XBOX 360 and offers slightly better sound quality, or the PX21, which is FULLY compatible with the 360 but a little more expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and Clear Sound

    Posted
    TwelvePack

    Amazing and precise sound from a simple headset. Works great with playing games like Call of Duty and you can hear every little footstep or crackle and can judge which direction it is from. Makes game play much better, you can turn it up as loud as you want, and don't even have to worry about roommates or neighbors complaining about noise. Though all the connections may seem a hassle, it's easy to hook up. It is a very comfortable headset and fits well. Excellent product and highly recommended. People shouldn't complain about the connections of the specific sound adjustments for front to rear volume. If they want this then go with the higher models. The DX11's have the box for converting to 7.1 sound with optical input, or just get the converter box itself . Otherwise, all you need is your audio adapter if you use hdmi, or plug right inline with the analog cables. If you want to adjust the sound more detailed, then get the programmable headset, which is nearly 3 times the cost of these. Alternative, or add on, products I included in the related products section. Need more info or want to see what it's all about, check out turtle beach's video on the headset that's included in this review

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Experience Sounds You Have Not Heard Before

    Posted
    Aspieg23

    Hello, how are you? I have been using the traditional Microsoft Headset for chatting with friends during Black Ops amoung other games. I also have had excellent sound quality for all my video games through a solid 5 speaker Phillips Surround Sound System. These Turtlebeach heaphones were a gift from my brother this Christmas, and I have been totally blow away! In Black Ops for example, if there are footsteps and gun shots towards the left then you will hear them through headset in your left ear. These give you a true surround sound video game experience that you can not get, even through a traditional 5 speaker surround sound system. Also, while reviewing the product info, I discovered that Turtlebeach specifically produces audio equiptment for video gamers and nothing else. Long story short, I am a serious gamer, and would HIGHLY reccomend these to anyone looking for a new sound experience with their video games. Also, just as an FYI the wires extend approximatly 16 feet, so you should have enough room to utilize this headset. NO complaints about this product whatsoever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality, lots of wires.

    Posted
    powermatt

    If you use HDMI for your 360, be prepared to run a lot of wires. You'll need to connect this to the RCA audio out on your TV. If it has one. If not, you're going to to need to modify the RCA A/V cable that came with your 360. You'll also need to run a cable from the control box on the headphone wire to your 360 controller (for the mic). Oh yes, you also need to use a USB port to power the headset. This headset also advertises that it can be used with a PC, and the irony is it's a lot easier to do so. USB, mic in, audio out, done. All that said, for the price the audio quality is very good, and the headset is one of the most comfortable I've used. Using a fabric mesh instead of a leather-like vinyl allows your skin to breathe. The ear pieces are also big enough that they surround your ears instead of sitting on top of them. They also seem pretty well put together, with no creaky plastic or sticky pivot points. For those complaining about bad audio quality, I'd suggest investing in a quality sound card. The best headset in the world will sound the same as these if they're plugged into an inferior onboard audio system. Some onboard audio systems these days are actually pretty good, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For hardcore gaming

    Posted
    NextGenTactics

    This is something I am well impressed with the sound quality is like no other the advantages for the X11 is in shooters or any game to pick up the quietest sound that you are usually unable to hear let's say your in a search and destroy game in Call of Duty (any from the franchise) you can hear your teammate reload and the voices the player gives off like "Reloading" from a long distance you can also hear the bomb care opening. But that's for that you can also pick from having audio play from both the tv and X11 or just the X11 alone which is great for not disturbing roommates and your wife etc but another feature you can do is take an iPod or mp3 and take the green audio wire that you would plug into your computer and you can listen to music too which is great. The X11 include bass boost, voice monitor, separate chat and game volume controls, eliminates game sound from leaking into the mic so players in the server don't hear it, amplified sound enhances every detail in the game and last but not least it's powered by USB and not batteries also 16' cable to move about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Has its ups and downs

    Posted
    Gregg24

    I've had this headset for almost 2 weeks. The sound quality is great. My only issue is when the game starts getting really loud, you lose yourself with what is going on. They cancel almost all noise which is good. You sometimes find yourself shouting at the tv, thats not the headsets fault, just watch yourself. The wiring is easy, it doesnt take rocket science to figure out where each cord hooks into. Communication is great, the only thing i recommend is turning down game volume a bit so you can hear your friends/teammates. the only issue is the buzzing sound. Its not serious, it only happens when i talk and it doesnt bother anyone, but you do hear people mention it a couple of times. Not sure if this is the headset or the tv or me not wiring correctly You can turn off the sound on your tv so it doesnt bother a single person and you can still play the game at the volume you want. The headset is comfortable at 1st, feels like its apart of your head. if your a guy it does get a little itchy so you kinda have to adjust sometimes. overall its a great headset, i would recommend to the casual gamer, to serious gamers, naa there are better headsets out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headset

    Posted
    TheDonxP

    After about a year and a half my X1's finally gave out. Went to bestbuy the next day to pick up some AX720's, but found these. Being a competitive player on Mw2, i have a few guidelines when it comes to headsets. 1. Sound quality-can I hear footsteps good? 2. Comfort-Is it comfortable after long sessions? 3. Chat-Is the chat line decent? The answer to all of these is brilliant. The sound quality in my opinion beats the X1's while the comfort is improved dramatically. Turtlebeach now put deeper ear cups and a new fabric mesh material that "breathes, which is phenomenal for late night sessions. The chat also excels because of the mic design. It can be bent and twisted in any way you choose, while still providing crystal clear feedback. Overall, this headset is a great buy if your not wanting to spend over 100 dollars on a headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend