Pros It's great, wearing this headset actually makes me feel like a better person. They look good, they feel good, they smell great, they sound incredible.
Cons When I'm not wearing them I feel bad.
Pros Sound is great. adjustable mic. cups the whole ear and allows bass adjustments, lite on the head.
Cons static on chats. no "auto volume adjustments when game gets crazy", you spend more time trying to adjust the microphone volume more then you do trying to play your game. Cracks. Transmitter doesn't work well with receivers.
Summary I've had my x41 for almost a year. I spent $220 at future shop in Canada. I've had to return them once at my own cost because turtle beach doesn't pay for the shipping and handling. My receiver while hooked up to the transmitter doesn't get a constant connection and would pop and then adjust again for the sound when not using the headphones and the game is quiet.
Like the others mentioned above it is made of cheap plastic therefore giving it a lighter feel on the head.
If I could do it over again, i would've went with Trittons.
Sorry Turtle Beach but I think you lost a customer.
Pros Great sound,
Ease of use,
Design flaws can be over-come.
Cons The price,
Some minor design flaws,
Summary After reading many reviews I was worried if I was parting with £150 for something that would end up disappointing me.
The next set of headphones in this league (the Astros) are £50 more, didn?t have the same reported problems, but I would be back to trailing cables across my front room. My girlfriend is a star at tripping on cables and my cat loves the taste of them so I decided to take the risk. I?m glad I did.
Before I run through the minor problems with this product, I?ll first like to say how your £150 WILL put a smile on your face. Out of the box I had this hooked up and working in under 5 minutes. Very straight-forward. Five minutes after that, I was in a game of MW2 with a great big grin across my face. It provides a completely different gaming experience if you have not used gaming headphones before. The sound is crisp, very detailed, very loud, and the 7.1 surround sound decoder does a decent job of making you feel ?in the game?. Enemies are easily located by their foot-falls or even reloading sound. No one sneaks up on me anymore (ninja pro aside!). Details you had not noticed in your game before become apparent, and you wonder how you ever missed them. The bass boost function adds even more low-end wallop to the already clear and well-defined bass. On one occasion I carelessly wandered past a doorway with my back to it. The resulting shotgun blast from the unseen enemy nearly made me drop my controller. With Forza Motorsport 3, you can anticipate an overtaking maneuver as you now have a much better idea of not only who is behind you from the note of the engine, but where they are as well. No more missing the breaking point from looking behind me.
And now to the problems. OK I know that for £150, Turtle Beach should really have dealt with most of this during the R&D phase, but the point of this review is that with a little bit of care and some minor additional expense, you can solve these problems. I do agree with the reviews that say we shouldn?t have to do this though for £150. You decide if it?s worth it for you.
The fist flaw, and the most likely to be the deal-breaker for a lot of people is the reports of interference, or popping, crackling and cut-outs. There are varying reports and opinions of the cause, the most common being wi-fi interference as they share the 2.4GHz band most wireless routers use. I found that after about 1 hour of play after first using these, some of the popping and cut-outs started. It got worse after another hour. The first thing I did was to swap out the cheap batteries these headphones came with, and replaced with high-end 1000mAh rechargeable ones. The popping became GREATLY reduced, but not completely eliminated. Whilst wearing my headphones and leaning right over the router, it made no difference at all. No more or less interference. I then played some music through the xbox and completely shut off my router. I also removed the wireless N adapter fro the back of my Xbox. The popping continued! Again no more or less interference. I then moved the base away from my entertainment stand. The popping completely stopped! I have ordered a 5m USB extension cable + 5m TOSLINK cable for a total of £10, and now have the base away from all other electronics. It seems that the base unit extremely sensitive to all manor of electrical noise, not necessarily wi-fi. If you can accommodate a base location at least one meter away from your other electronics you should be ok. Make sure you use decent rechargeable batteries and keep them charged up too.
The second issue is the reported increase in ?hiss? when the chat cable is plugged in. I can confirm that yes, when you are in the lobby of MW2, or the xbox dashboard and plug the chat cable in, the hiss noise is very noticeable. However, once the game (in this case MW2) starts to load, it has almost completely gone. By the time you are in your game, and chatting with your team mates, the only noise comes from your team mates as they complain about becoming the victim of the dreaded speculative grenade.
The last problem is the chat cable itself. It very easily comes loose from the headphones. There are two potential fixes for this that I have found to work. Firstly, don?t plug the chat cable in as per the instructions. Do the opposite. Plug the ?L? shaped plug into the headphones, and the straight plug into the Xbox controller. Secondly, find a small rubber band! Tie one end around the end of the chat cable, and the other end around the base of the boom mic. This further counteracts the effects of gravity and movement. Yes I know we shouldn?t have to. But there you go. Ironically the connection for the boom mic is also a 2.5mm plug, yet is very securely locked into place in the headphones, cannot swivel once in place, and takes quite a pull to remove!
So, if you are prepared to buy a couple of extension cables, some decent batteries, and can find a small rubber band, these headphones are a fantastic buy.
Pros amazing sound quality, great comfort, chat works great and battery life is above average
Cons battery life could be better and i have rechargeable batteries and it goes through them like a beast. it doesnt seem to have a quick self-power off switch which isn't huge and the xbox cord male cord to the headphones sometimes come loose
Summary amazing 7.1 ss quality, there are enough jacks and the extra headphone spot is a huge plus. the comfort is great and unlike the x1s, they don't hurt your ears after 5 hours of straight use. The bass boost is a very nice feature for fps's; as other genres don't have big bases needs. While playing mw2, you can hear people's footsteps from quite a distance away (even the ones who use ninja pro....well, till they are like 10 feet away from you) and the gun sounds will make you giggle like a schoolgirl. Even though the price tag is a little hefty, they are worth the price and, in my opinion, a better option for gaming and movies than speakers
Pros Sound was amazing and the headphones are light and comfortable. The mike worked well, was removable and/or swiveled out of the way.
Cons The right side sound stopped working about 2 months after the warranty was up. Turtle Beach does not offer repairs. The only recourse is to buy a new headset. They are too expensive to have to replace that quickly.
Summary Turtle Beach has a great reputation and an excellent product, but our headset turned out to be a bad purchase.