Xbox 360 Ear Force XLC Wired Gaming Headset
100% Worth it
After getting regular xbox wired headsets, wireless xbox headsets, and other microphones, this one beat them all by a long shot. It provides crystal clear quality and is more than worth it. You can adjust all the sounds of chat and game to make them measure out, and it does a great job of eliminating outside sounds. It looks great, too, and has a long cord for room. The first five or ten minutes are a little irritating as you adjust the headband, sound, and get cords set up. However, as a gamer who plays from practically as soon as I get up to five or six A.M., this headset did not annoy me the slightest bit. It is lightweight and fits perfectly. Unless you are looking towards something like a 150$ headset, this is the perfect one. I've used it for my PC too, and the sounds on it are amazing. If you are looking for something comfortable, not too pricy, and great for hearing in-game sounds and chat, this is the headset you are looking for.
GOOD headset. I like them a lot!!!
I was not going to buy this headset because of the reviews i saw saying it breaks when you take it out of the box and they are horrible and not comfy after hours... well WRONG, i am sooo glad i got them because they do not break easily,they don't hurt your ears after hours of playing they are really comfy for long gaming. they are really good in sound for a cheap headset they have a nice bass. so i would say go buy its nice to have and they are fun to use on your ipod and have a good sound on gears of war 3. but my only thing is that you can't really hear your buddies but you can fix that a little by turning the game play volume down. and i wish the mic was removable it looks weird using it on an ipod with a mic on. and the cable is long but its good because you can sit back from your TV and it doesn't bother me the cable is fine. so go buy great headset its just the buddy hearing part that made me give it a 9 but still great sound. and it folds up for traveling!!!
I read a lot reviews about Earforce XLC, which prevented me from buying it. I bought a pair for the heck of it, and their not that bad. Once you read the user manual, the XLC works perfectly.
The price is reasonable, it didn't break when I open the casing, and you have the balance of hearing the game and voice chat.
It's effective for playing FPS, because you can hear the direction of gunfire. Hear the foot steps of a person creeping up on you before an attack.
Just read the user manual and shouldn't be much of a problem. The con would be the cumbersome long cord, it gets in the way, and using a wireless controller is pretty much useless. So far that's my minor complaint.
The Earforce XLC is great for it's reasonable price, great balance of hearing the game, and chat.
Great Promise but Poor Desiggn
Looking for an inexpensive Xbox 360 headset and microphone combination? Keep looking. I was excited about the Turtle Beach Earforce XLC when I found it on gamestop.com. I even talked to a gamestop customer service rep to doublecheck that this headphone had the right features. Shipping was great and I received it only a day later. In fact everything was great until I actually got the product. Although not clearly shown, the headset must be connected both to the Xbox controller and also to your tv or receiver. Problem #1 - this is not what I wanted. Why have a wirless controller that has to be connected to your tv/receiver? Problem #2 - the connection line that plugs into the tv/receiver is only 12 feet long. You are out of luck if you have a large living room. Problem #3 - the line that plugs into the bottom of your Xbox controller fits loosely. Without a snug fit, it keeps falling out. Problem #4 - Turtle Beach's technical support is e-mail only. I kept sending my problems and they kept sending standard responses. Keep your money, shop Xbox-brand instead.
Fragile but Good
A great value for us who don't have $. Really gave me everything i wanted: turning up the volume wihtout everyone else hearing, espcecially at night, and a way to hear smaller detail sounds i cant hear with a tv. The thing is, you get what you pay for. You can immediatly see they're cheaply built. If youre not careful you can break it taking it out of the box. just treat it like its made of thin glass and it should work well enough, the sound quality is quite impressive and u can use it on your ipod and stuff, not just your xbox.
BUY THE EARFORCE X1
This product is overall alright. The Turtle Beach Earforce X1 is a much better headset if you're looking to be a competitive gamer. If you don't want the hassle of wires always getting tangled, then i recommend the Earforce X11. This headset works if you want to hear high quality sound, this product works. If you would like to hear foot steps like in Modern Warfare 2, this product works; however when you want to chat to your buddies and explain where enemies are or what you did that day, then do not purchase this headset. My friend bought this mic set because it fit his budget at the time, and when he hooked it up, he could barely hear me talk. I own the Earforce X1, which is bigger, is wired, and slightly more expensive, and it works like a charm. I think that if you don't mind spending a little extra cash, then I would strongly upgrading.
They're great for all us poor kids!
So yeah, I was at Target and I saw this $30 headset next to the $70 one, and I thought "Hey, Turtle Beach for that cheap? I'm in!" I finally got it set up, with minor issues. It comes with a component cable adapter that fits between the RYW cable and your TV to cancel the sound, and you need to plug the cable into both the TV and your controller. The controller jack is somewhat of a poor design, it holds in decent, but it moves around too easily, I'm afraid I'll accidentally pull it out. It has good sound quality for the game, but you need to turn the game volume to minimum when people are talking (it just adjusts the volume during speech) and even then it can be difficult with quiet people. It has some pretty good sound blocking foam in the earpieces, but after a while it starts to make your ears sore. The performance is pretty good for the price, but save up money if you can and get the better pair. I'd rate these as a 4.25-4.5 if I could, but I just rounded up.
Okay if on a tight budget
This headset is okay if you want something for hearing the game. For me there was 2 major things that bugged me about this headset 1: after a few hours of gaming or watching netflix my ears really started to bug me because the ear "cup" thing just rests on your ear and pushes agaisnt it, the 2nd thing about this headset is that you had to set it so the voice comes through the speakers not the headset so if your having a conversation with someone if you have the tv sound on other people can hear your conversation. other then those to things the sound quality was okay expexialy for 30 bucks you cant really expect to much. I owned the x31s and my personal opion these are better well if they fixed the 2 issues i had with it plus you dont have to change the batterys so these are for the gamers on a tight budget.
I bought this head set quite some time ago when it was on sale for 20 bucks. Needless to say it was a much greater value than the standard xbox head set from microsoft (which was also 20 bucks). This is great for single player games for it really enhances sound and does a decent job blocking outside noises. Noise placement is accurate to (noises on your left play in the left speaker and vice versa. This headset isn't bad for online either as long as you can adjust the game volume. There is a trick I used that made it work pretty well but I believe your TV will need the actual headphone jack for this to work (i could be wrong). When I had my headset plugged into the head phone jack, adjusting the volume on the TV would adjust the volume on my head set as well. So on an online game, (or just in a party chat) I would turn the game volume all the way down and keep chat volume somewhere around average. Then I would turn up the volume on my TV which would enhance the game volume as well as the chat volume giving me a pretty good balance of both. Since this purchase I have upgraded to the wireless turtle beach and though I would recommend the one I'm currently using over this one, it is is still a good value if you're on a tight budget.
Excellent quality and sound!!!
I was very reluctant to buy these due to all the reviews below this one.But I alos heard some very good things about this headset so I went ahead and bought them.The reason I bought these was because my parents were always complaining about my game sound being so loud.So me being on a budget tried to find a low cost,yet still effective headset.I saw these on gamestop and instantly wanted to try them out.Also, for all those people who are worried about no having a headphone jack on your tv the headset includes rca splitters that connect to the red and white cables.So don't worry the sound will be the same with or without a headphone jack.I do recomend that you don't wear these for a long period of time like any pair of headphones or headset.For your ears tend to get hot.So take breaks.As for sound I these are just AWESOME!!! They have noise reduction ear cushions that are very soft and block out noise around you and keep sound in so you don't disturb others while playing and don't hear the game noise.As for game chat I don't use Xbox Live that much so I wouldn't know.I only bought these so I could concentrate on the game without disturbing my parents and other people in my home.So if you want to hear chat just stick to the headset the xbox comes with.But for people who want an edge or a better gaming experince I would highly recomend these.