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Old 04-24-2010, 12:53 AM   #1  
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Default help me decide if I should buy a Turtle Beach headset for my xbox 360.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Turtle+B...&skuId=9824298

Ok so heres my problem I have a 5.1 surround sound system thats sounds amazing but when I play online my friends say it to loud and they can hear it so I have to turn it way down which makes it really point less so I saw some of these Turtle Beach headsets which may be to answer to my problem.

I just a few questions if anyone can answer them.

Will I get similar or better sound quality than my surround system?

I remeber with my cheap PC headset when I played wow it was hard to hear people with all the sounds going on is the Turtle Beach headset going to make it difficult to hear people?

Is it worth 59.99?

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Best investment I ever made for Xbox gaming. You can adjust the Voice and Game volumes independently so there's no issue with the game volume drowning out other people's voices.

You won't get true 5.1 surround effect with the X11's because they are strictly a stereo headset, but the stereo imaging is great and 9 times out of 10 you'll be able to tell the exact direction someone is coming from.

Had mine for about 6 months now and cannot play without them.
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That is wierd you have that problem. I play in my living room wich is only 15x15 & my surround sound rocks when I am playing MW2 with all the loud explosions & nobody ever complains about the sound.
Maybe turn your mic down just a bit, but I really don't understand unless you have a rockin surround sound in a very tiny room.
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I love mine. I fully endorse this product.
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I have the same question for the ps3. It looks like I am limited to either the turtle beachp21 or the Triton ax720. Are there any other good options?
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Sound quality will be way down. You seem like a guy who appreciated the finer things, so check out these gaming headphones.

http://www.astrogaming.com/products/22/A40-Headsets/

It's really not even close.


EDIT: These work with 360, PS3 and PC.
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Sound quality will be way down. You seem like a guy who appreciated the finer things, so check out these gaming headphones.

http://www.astrogaming.com/products/22/A40-Headsets/

It's really not even close.


EDIT: These work with 360, PS3 and PC.
Dont listen to Kam, while the astros are good you need the mixamp as well and thats an extra $129 and does not make it any better than the X4s (X41s now). I have owned both but decided against the Astros as its wired for one and it wasnt any better than the Turtle Beaches. If it were better I would have stayed with them, the only reason its the official MLG headset is because its wired, wireless would not work for MLG games. Sooo dont let that fool you into spending more money than you need.

I have been using the X4s for well over a year now and they are absolutely fantastic and the quality is superb even being wireless. I remember when I first started using them, people said my voice sounded much more clear than a regular headset. I also noticed it when my friends use theirs.

The X41s also work with the PS3, PC and 360
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That is wierd you have that problem. I play in my living room wich is only 15x15 & my surround sound rocks when I am playing MW2 with all the loud explosions & nobody ever complains about the sound.
Maybe turn your mic down just a bit, but I really don't understand unless you have a rockin surround sound in a very tiny room.
Yeah my room is pretty small. Its not hooked up n my living room its in my small room. my budget max is 70 max and the x11 is the only thing in my budget so should I go for it?
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For $70 it's probably the best you're going to do.
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I agree, don't listen to kam on this one. The turtle beach sound awesome. I only have the x-box ones as I don't use my PS3 for multi-player, but I'm sure both sets are fine. IF you want to go wired, then Kams choice may be better. Personally I'd like to see a blue tooth hybrid set that works with every system.
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It's not just RF interference that makes wireless headphones less than desirable, it's also the lack of proper amplification. Not only is real estate inside the driver enclosures a concern, but also heat dissipation. People don't want their headphones getting as hot as an AVR.

But, before I heard headphones with a dedicated amp, I thought wireless/junk stuff sounded great too. It's honestly a case of ignorance being bliss.

There's no way you owned a set of Astro's with the mixamp and actually still preferred the sound quality in the TBs Mase. It's just not possible. That's some tier 1 trolling right there.
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It's not just RF interference that makes wireless headphones less than desirable, it's also the lack of proper amplification. Not only is real estate inside the driver enclosures a concern, but also heat dissipation. People don't want their headphones getting as hot as an AVR.

But, before I heard headphones with a dedicated amp, I thought wireless/junk stuff sounded great too. It's honestly a case of ignorance being bliss.

There's no way you owned a set of Astro's with the mixamp and actually still preferred the sound quality in the TBs Mase. It's just not possible. That's some tier 1 trolling right there.
I am not like you Kam, I dont run around the forum spewing FUD and than turn the other cheek or straight up ignore people when they call you on your bs. You know I was wondering why soo many posters have stopped coming here and than I read your posts and can see why


The Astros were not $129 better and the wires killed it for me, which is why I chose TBs. I doubt you have owned any of these headsets including the one you are reccomending.
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I have suffered through hundreds of hours of Gears, Halo and other local 2p games on wireless TB headsets.

I don't own the Astro's and I've only had limited use with them. But I do run a similar amp to my Sennheiers and Grados from my PC.

Listen to some music through the TBs and you'll see what I mean. Most 360 audio is pretty crap to begin with, so it might be skewing your position.

I know you usually prefer quality over convenience, so I'm kinda shocked that your choosing wireless over audio quality in this case.
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Turtle+B...&skuId=9824298

Ok so heres my problem I have a 5.1 surround sound system thats sounds amazing but when I play online my friends say it to loud and they can hear it so I have to turn it way down which makes it really point less so I saw some of these Turtle Beach headsets which may be to answer to my problem.

I just a few questions if anyone can answer them.

Will I get similar or better sound quality than my surround system?

I remeber with my cheap PC headset when I played wow it was hard to hear people with all the sounds going on is the Turtle Beach headset going to make it difficult to hear people?

Is it worth 59.99?

Thanks guys!
If your home theater system receiver has a headphone output, then you can actually connect the X11 to that--and most likely get surround sound such as Dolby Headphone from that. Might want to check because many people I've seen already have surround sound using this method--so all you'd need is a stereo headset such as the X11 to use on your XBOX. (Instead of using the red & white jacks, just leave off the adapter and use the green jack instead).


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Sound quality will be way down. You seem like a guy who appreciated the finer things, so check out these gaming headphones.

http://www.astrogaming.com/products/22/A40-Headsets/

It's really not even close.


EDIT: These work with 360, PS3 and PC.
I have to agree wholeheartedly. I own the Astro A40 system and must say that it is a considerable downgrade from a headset like the Turtle Beach X41 which I also own. The A40 headset has a noticeable lack of bass, which makes the audio sound quite a bit uneven. The MUCH better headset to pair with the MixAmp is the Turtle Beach HPX. I was surprised to find out that the HPX can easily outclass entry level audiophile headphones such as the Sennheiser HD555 or Grado SR-1. The Sennheiser HD595 or Audio Technica AD-700 are closer comparisons to the HPX. However, the HPX is the better option for gaming because it has a mic--and only costs $80!

As far as Astro is concerned, the A40 can't touch these headphones. So before you claim the A40 is the best thing since sliced bread, you should have more of a sampling of it and actually compare it to other brands on the market.


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It's not just RF interference that makes wireless headphones less than desirable, it's also the lack of proper amplification. Not only is real estate inside the driver enclosures a concern, but also heat dissipation. People don't want their headphones getting as hot as an AVR.

But, before I heard headphones with a dedicated amp, I thought wireless/junk stuff sounded great too. It's honestly a case of ignorance being bliss.

There's no way you owned a set of Astro's with the mixamp and actually still preferred the sound quality in the TBs Mase. It's just not possible. That's some tier 1 trolling right there.
There is no RF interference in the X41--and the amplification is definitely more than adequate. I have the volume on my X41 at about 60%--so there's plenty of headroom in it. Also, the ear padding is extremely ventilated too. They don't get hot at all. Have you ever tried an X41, X31, X11, etc?


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I have suffered through hundreds of hours of Gears, Halo and other local 2p games on wireless TB headsets.

I don't own the Astro's and I've only had limited use with them. But I do run a similar amp to my Sennheiers and Grados from my PC.

Listen to some music through the TBs and you'll see what I mean. Most 360 audio is pretty crap to begin with, so it might be skewing your position.

I know you usually prefer quality over convenience, so I'm kinda shocked that your choosing wireless over audio quality in this case.
You likely only owned the X3. This is not applicable in a comparison with higher priced setups like Astro's. The correct comparison would be the X41 or HPX with MixAmp. In both cases though, Astro plays second fiddle.

Your audio quality argument makes no sense if you are referring to the X41. It seems you are basing all of your statements on the X3. That also makes no sense because you are likening ALL Turtle Beach products to that.
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I'm not sure if they are the X41s that I'm familiar with. I'll ask next time I'm over there. But, I did find some customer reviews documenting the same issues I had with the TB headset I've used.

http://www.amazon.com/Force-Digital-...rBy=addOneStar
^that's a lot of negative reviews all complaining about the same thing, build quality and RF interference.

A couple people pointed me toward the TB support forum, which is mysteriously "down for maintenance".


I've spent less than 2 hours with the Astro's. I was amazed each time and didn't notice anything wrong with the lower frequencies. In fact my main concern with the sound quality of the TBs (outside of the constant humming RF interference), was the exaggerated bass.
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