The Call of Duty: MW3 Ear Force Delta
Hype be damned
I need to start off by saying I am a hardcore gamer. I have been gaming for 20+ years. I like tech and am at an age where I have the money to spend on "luxury" items and know enough to know when products are bogus.
I have purchased turtle beaches before. I was NOT impressed. The battery life was laughable (6-8 hours) and the "surround sound" technology did not work well at all. That was a waste of $300. Then I went and bough Astro A-15 headsets. They were $500-$600 and were sufficient, but I truly don't love them. So I waited until an upcoming product that would compete and the Turtle Beach: Delta's seamed promising. Most upcoming gaming technology is over hyped. With these headphones hype be damned. They blow the Astro's out of the water (and at $200 cheaper!).
Blue-tooth works flawlessly. I loved using it while playing video games. It was much more enjoyable then the exhausting neck-shoulder-hold.
There are many different setting that you can use that actually give you an advantage on the field. You will actually be able to hear footsteps better than you would be able to on a home entertainment system.
The best improvement though is the fit. They have a more 'snug' fit. While I still find the circular shape of the ear holes less aesthetically pleasing than ovular headphones (personal choice), they are no less comfortable. Also an advantage the mic boom swings/bends further and more easily, and it picks up much less residual/white noise. I don't have to mute my mic if I have my overhead fan on like I did with those super sensitive Astros.
If you have the money buy these headphones. I promise you will like them. If they are bugged trade them in for new ones. I can not see how people could give these headphones a bad review. Quality costs. Maybe the other models are just as high quality, I do not know, but price-tag fear is no reason to bash this product.
Just some commentary...
Trying to stay on the neutral side of things. Those of you who post that they only emulate 7.1 surround would be correct. That being said, the emulation software used does a very effective job of giving you true directional sound pattern ie someone is walking around you , you can tell where they are by the sound of their footsteps. As an audiophile who owns a 10k hometheater, 300 is very reasonable for a quality set of headphones. Audiophile quality headphones would run you several thousand dollars easily. In response to those that are saying multiple drivers is better, weeelll...I would rather have two larger, high quality drivers than an array of smaller, much cheaper drivers. I have these preordered, not so much for MW3 and their "advantage" but rather the ability to play any game with decent sound without waking the block. They are also only $30 more than the identical set being released a month earlier with the xp500, I think they look a look better than the xp500 version but both are the first truly wireless 7.1 headset for the xbox. I also have a feeling that they will outlast my current console which was about the same price, so they really aren't a bad deal if you purchase them under the right assumptions. Have a great day!
Picked up these Headsets on DAY ONE. I have to say these are far better than my X41. Where do I begin?!?! The fact that I can edit my audio 8 different ways is amazing. But the selling point for me, and this is just me being pure lazy. But I hate when I am playing and I have to pick up the phone while playing. So now I have the phone on my ear, bending my neck to one side, while I have the other ear cup from my headset hanging to the side. It's a very awkward position to be in. Now with the Bluetooth option I can now pick up my calls with a press of a button on the headset. To me this was a justified purchase, although the wife doesn't think so. Now I can play Dead Island while listening to my music via iphone thanks to Bluetooth. Other then that the sound is allot more clearer with these headsets. I well understand that the price is very high... but if you are serious about gaming then you should try these bad boys IMO. I can not wait for Modern Warfare to be released so I can see how dedicated these headphones are to the game.
stop complaining and buy the cheaper ones
yes this is the most expensive, but it comes with the most features. im paying for this with quarters. literally. just have to cash them in at the bank. then im going to buy access to the elite which btw is worth the $50 just from a testers view. most of the money goes towards developing the game and the website. anyone here go to XP??? its pretty much a benefit for the game raising the budget to pay the cost of designers that make new maps. i make maps for pc games. yes there are free programs out there. BUT not many features. you have to put in a lot of money just to get access to the program and then buy content packages constantly. they make all their own content which becomes more expensive. yea this pair of hedphones may not have $300 worth of product in it but for all we know it cost a large amount of money to cast the headset idea, make it, and link with turtle beach. they have to pay for the process somehow. so just show support and buy one if you love the game. if you cant afford the one they display, go buy the $100 model...
Expensive but a must buy in my book
If you love playing COD and want to hear if when and where someone is coming from or if you want to be able to pin point what direction gun fire is coming from then this is your product. Every big time gamer should own a pair of these. I wouldn't bother purchasing if you don't want to step up your game and for all those people that say there are plenty of other "cheaper" models out there, they are right but you won't get any where near as good of sound quality as these. I own the X41's and the Deltas and they both are awesome. I would recommend both to anyone. Just remember you get what you pay for so you buy cheap and you will get a cheap products. I hope you find this useful.
Way better than Tritton AX Pro!!
I have the Tritton AX Pro headset. These were really good. Once I found the Turtle Beach MW3 Ear Force Deltas, i boxed up my AX Pro's and put them away, waiting for someone to buy them! The sounds that come out of the Turtle Beach MW3 Ear Force Deltas is was superior to the AX Pro's. Despite it being a wireless headset it performs like a wired set without the cables and added weight. The headset is light and comfortable to wear. I did get rechargeable AA batteries to keep me in the game! The design of the headset was genius! You can not go wrong with these headphones!
These are the TurtleBeach XP500
Don't listen to the other guy, I have Turtle Beach x41s and their fantastic. These are the next upgrade from them. These are extremely amazing, and Completely wireless! I probably won't buy these ones since turtle beach website has them without the MW3 design for 269.95. But they will make you a better gamer. They come with presets to hear footsteps better, if you have an ipod touch you can stream your music to the headset while you play. I will buy these and I already have a great headset.
WORTH EVERY DOLLAR!
This is a far better headset then either of these two realize, If your a Hardcore gamer and want a headset that will last longer then other headsets and if this dumb person would see the headset has 5 speakers too. Four Dolby Speakers and one main mic speaker. Im going to buy these because their completely wireless unlike trittons. This headset lets you do so much like stream your music from your ipod touch to your headset, lets you customize presets to hear things better like footsteps in call of duty so instead of messing around with some dial to get your headset right you just push a button and the headset is ready to go for footsteps.
Best on the market
for those who believe you need more than 2 speaker to create surround sound, let me ask you this... do you need more than 2 ears to hear things around you? virtual surround is real surround because it actually creates the sounds by how our brain tells us where the sound is coming from. do your research into Dolby surround from Dolby themselves before making judgement. also i was a non-believer until i tried my x41's on, and wow what a difference i had px5 but i returned them as soon as i heard these where coming out! please don't spend the money on these but don't cry about why you can't kill me from behind?
Awesome headset Great Artwork
cant say much because my longer review got deleted :( but to sum it up great headset its completely wireless, comfortable, the sound quality is great, turns inside out, absorbs your sweat, has more options to the sound than normal, and doesn't eat away your batteries. the artwork is amazing don't forget it also has a stand for when your not using it. it is the most magnificent wireless headset of my dreams