Ear Force XO FOUR
When I bought this i had high expectations and when i tried it on i was disappointed. I put it on my head and the design wasn't that great, it was squarish and you can't turn the microphone to your desires, it's stuck at the left side, (I like playing with it to the right of me) Overall, I wouldn't tell any of the people I know to buy this product.
Great Sound, But Not Comfortable
So before i start, let me just say that i have alot of headsets (Trittons, Turtle Beaches, Plantronics, and Astros) but i needed one that would work on my Xbox One. I was trying to find the headset adapter, but it was sold out everywhere, so i decided to go all in and just buy the whole headset.
IN THE BOX: it comes with the Headset Adapter,(No 3.5 to 2.5mm adapter) the boom mic(does not have a foam cover) manuals, sticker, warranty, etc, and the headset itself.
Build: 9/10 the headset seems very sturdy, and rigid. i dont ever have the fear of them breaking.
setup: 10/10 the setup is the just as simple as using your mono chat mic, you plug the adapter into your controller, then the headset into your adapter, very easy.
mic quality: 10/10 the mic quality is very nice. iv never been asked to repeat myself while using them, and when i played back voice recordings they sounded great.
sound: 9/10 for a headset that goes for $100, the sound quality is very good. its simulated 5.1 surround sound sounds great while playing FPS.
comfort: 5/10 the headsets padding seemed nice at first, but when its on your head you will notice how tight they feel. they squeeze your head, until you have a headache.
price: 8/10 this headset has great sound and all, but thats useless if it hurts to much to wear them. every turtle beach headset iv had has never been that comfortable.
No voice monitor; you can't hear yourself talk
The headset sound quality is pretty good but you cannot hear yourself talk because there is physical sound canceling because the ear cups are tight to the head and I have a thin head. This makes talking to people a bad experience. If there is any loud sounds in the game like explosions then you can't hear other people talking either, the chat balance is bad. The headset is also very tight on the ears so it can become uncomfortable and like I said I have a small head.
Love them, but...
i love this headset but the only issues I have had with it is that occasionally the sound will fad in and out if you turn the volume up to loud on them or if the game is just a loud game in general like Battle Field 4. Besides that I love them and they work great.
Great product with a few shortcomings
Overall, I am very pleased with this headset. The sound is actually very good, and I have experienced few issues with static/popping or audio drop during gameplay. My only complaint is that there is no feedback when you are talking into the mic. Definitely not a deal breaker, but the headphones do a great job of keeping any outside noise almost inaudible. It feels a little weird not hearing yourself when you talk. The design and aesthetics of the headset are great! These look and feel much better than the previous gen. of Turtle Beach headsets. It's a nice modern design and they have some weight to them. Everything you need comes in the box, as well. The chat adapter is needed and is included. You also get a usb cable to let you update the controller for the headset, which takes 2 minutes. LONG story short, here are my key features: 1) Great sound/chat quality, 2) essentially a wireless headset (only one wire running from headset to chat adapter on the controller), 3) removable microphone, 4) design/aesthetics - the headset looks really slick and you can use it on any device to watch tv, movies, etc. My only two complaints: 1) lack of feedback through headset when talking 2) price-wise I think they are little over-priced.
Not once did i hear clear sound, It was always scratchy and shut off randomly. Drains battery life too fast.
GETS THE JOB DONE
Fit is tight for those of us with large brains. Sounds good for being wireless. I gave it an eight because at times the sound goes in and out. Other than that I got excatly what I paid for.
Initial impressions were "I just got ripped off" because I thought these were full on wireless. These are not true Wireless headphones they are however amazing. When I purchased them I didn't realize what they were and was expecting something similar to the X32s that I still own that had a detachable chat cable and so on and so forth. These are made for gaming. The X32s are also but these are really meant to be used for the Xbox one and mobile gaming. Once I realized that I never used my X32s for anything but gaming on my xbox one (modded mine to work with Xbone) I realized the value of the XO four. The chat cable is not detachable from the headset, but you can use them with ANY device with a 3.5 mm audio output jack. The sound quality is amazing on these for a stereo headset. There is some popping when you use them on the Xbox One but it's very nominal and I honestly think it has more to do with the console than the headset. I do a LOT of work on my computer for school and my job and I tried these just for giggles and the sound, at least when listening to music, is really good. Better than any other set of headphones I have ever used to be honest. These really are very versatile. The only downside is they are a tad on the uncomfortable side at first. There is a bit of a break in period for them to not clamp down on your head like a pair of vice grip pliers but once you get past that they are very comfortable. I would recommend these over the XO sevens because for what the sevens are compared to the fours they really are the better deal. 60 bucks cheaper for nearly the exact same thing. Also on a side note I really like controlling game, and chat volume as well as mute and master volume all on my controller. The adapter really is nice to have.
Its a Decent Headset for the Moment
Did alil research before buying these. Only difference between these and the XO 7 is the interchangable face places and the ear piece pads are leather. Not worth the extra $60 in my opinion. This headset looks cool and its doesnt have 5.1 and it doesnt have Dolby (blame microsoft for that). now the Titan Version of Turtle beach has the 5.1 but doesnt have dolby it will be your best choice but the most in price. But only negatives about this headset is its uncomfortable. the ear pieces swival but the head band part is so stiff if you got a big head like me u cant get any comfort and feels like its clintchin your temples together. also the mic is just straight and it wont bend or curve. it picks up voice pretty nice and the sound overall is ok for just normal surround sound. But if I was you i would get these to hold you over until turtle beach comes out with something better and Microsoft allows dolby digital for those headsets.
Nice headset for a 100 bucks
I originally bought the xo sevens, but I am a smaller guy and have a small head and those were just too big for me and I didn't like that the ear cups weren't breathable. I had heard that the xo fours were a little bit smaller, so i returned the sevens and got the fours. These fit me alot better than the sevens, they were a little tight at first but the more I use them the better they feel. When I received the fours the mic was missing the wind screen, like I hear alot of other people have been missing. I contacted Turtle Beach customer support and they got back with me in a couple of days. They told me it was a mix up on there behalf and that they would be sending me out a mic windscreen asap. I have to say really great customer support there. Now for the sound, they sound great, I had the X31's before and these sound better than those did. I definitely can tell which direction sounds of the game are coming from. The xo fours sound exactly the same as the xo sevens, so no difference there. As for people saying they are not "surround sound" that is microsofts fault not Turtle beach, as the xbone at the moment is only pushing stereo through the adapter. All in all I would recommend these to anyone.