Rated 5 out of 10
by jrod79934 good but not for gaming
I just finished buying these two headsets and I have to admit I was disapointed with the Polk 4 shot. They are a good headset but they do not live up to the hype that microsoft and polk made them out to be. If you are looking for a good music and style then the polk is where you want to be. I used both on bf4 and ghost. The XO7 gives you the fps feel and it does immerse you in the game. The shot 4 does not do any of that. I had my nephew take both on a spin and came up with the same conclusion. If you want a bf4, titanfall, ghost feel of the game stick with XO7. Please! If you are able to try both you will see what I am talking about. Hold on to your receipt!
Rated 10 out of 10 by MasterChief13 Quality all around with a software fix on the way
Love this headset inside and out, and for those of you worried about the mic sensitivity, Polk's pres. made a statement about how there will be a software update soon from Xbox: From Kevin Duffy, President of Polk:
Thank you to gamers everywhere who bought our newly available 4 Shot Xbox One gaming headset. We are amped to bring quality audio in partnership with Xbox to make games more immersive! Explosions are louder, tire screeches more accurate and engines rumble deeper. We make stuff sound awesome.
Some 4 Shot users might notice an issue with microphone sound pick up in chat modes. Be assured there is no issue with the headphone hardware. Testing 4 Shot with your smartphone will show the mic works great.
The good news is we are working collaboratively with Xbox to improve chat and all current 4 Shot users will be able to download an update in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Rated 9 out of 10 by MMeyer Polk Headset Xbox One Review
Easily one of the most comfortable headsets I have put on. A very soft, pleasing feel that rests on your ears makes it almost unnoticeable that you are wearing anything. Light headset that is good for travelling as its parts can be easily moved around to fit better in cases or luggage. The adjustment capabilities of the headset also work well with fitting on head shapes of many sizes.
The sound quality of the headset itself is outstanding. The bass quality is on another level, and the hearing improvement when it comes to online gaming make the headset completely worth it. Aside from gaming, it is also great for listening to music and a nice added touch is its ability to plug the headset into your phone.
The microphone placement is also different from most other headsets, but it is a nice to not have it in your face and it can be easily tucked away directly into the headset.
Overall I am very pleased with the experience of using this headset and I certainly recommend it for gaming enthusiasts.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Brain5454 Good sound and chat quality, weak cords.
The headset worked great out of the box. Plug it in update your controller and your ready to go. The problems happened 32 days into use, the main cord broke, the one that goes from the remote to the headset. One earphone is either fuzzy or stops working altogether. I have replaced this under GameStop 30 day accessories warranty once and I am going to have to replace it again. Both different pairs of headsets and cords broke after exactly 32 days(kinda weird). Came with a phone connector cord that still works. Basically main cord is to low quality but chat and sound are still good.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Stinkydeluxe Awesome!!
I have owned this head set for 4 months now and I have to say 5 stars all the way. I have always loved Polk equipment. I used to run there car audio in the 90's. The Truth from my perspective, there is a lot of over priced garbage on the market and Pro gamers flashing logos from who ever is sponsoring them in the latest tournament. Just like in anything there seems to be a lot of white noise and hype out there on what the best is. Lance Armstrong rode a Trek so the best bike had to be a Trek right? Beats headphones are the best because so many celebrities endorse them.... If this is you then keep throwing money away. If you want an awesome head set that wont let you down then this is the one. If you are not familiar with Polk get that way. Polk Audio has a long history in the audio world.
Rated 9 out of 10 by coolhandsaint Good comfortable headphone
I just picked these up today. I love everything about them minus the price. $160 plus tax is a high price for the headphones. They sound very good and are extremely comfortable. Just to clear up some questions I had with them. 1. They are not surround. It appears that they are when you listen but they are not. 2. You still need to plug the around cable from the headphones to the wireless attachment to your controller ( this ends up being nicer for me because you can use them on your phone or devices). 3. Your controller or device powers the headphones and there are no other cables other than the 1/8in from the headphones to controller. I have never been a huge fan of polk audio but these defiantly change my mind. I will be using these to listen to music or use with my iPad (they sound that good and the space they create consumes you). I would give these a 10 all the way around but they are pricey. I would be a bigger fan of these if they started at $120.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Ritz88 Sound quality is great but mic is another story.
I purchased this headset on release day. I first played a game by myself and found out right away the sound quality was exactly what I expected from Polk Audio. After testing the in-game sound I got in a party with a few friends when I found out they could barely hear me. They informed me I sounded muffled and it seemed like I was far away from the mic. I read online that Polk Audio was aware of the issue and they released a statement stating it was not on their end, that Xbox was going to release an update to correct the problem. I continued using the headset for 2 weeks, but still no update. I took them back to Gamestop and at first they gave me a hard time about returning them, but when I had the employee read the 30 day money back guarantee on accessories they returned it. Once they fix the issue with the headset I will purchase another pair, but at the time getting my money back was better than potentially regretting the purchase.
Rated 7 out of 10 by CODgamer2 Good headset that could use a few upgrades
Good comfortable headset that could use a few upgrades. First would be a voice feedback in the mic so you can hear yourself and don't feel like you have to shout; example are my turtle beach X31s. Second is the USB cable that is supposed to connect the controller to the Xbox to update the count roller with the headset, it did not work, I borrowed one from a friend. I contacted Polk to see if they could replace the cable since it came with the headset but they told me it was a curtesy item and that they could not replace the defective cable. They told me that I should use the one that came with the Xbox, but I didn't get that cable with my COD Edition. I know it's a very cheap and minor thing but I was a little disappointed that a company like Polk didn't have better customer service. Overall it is an OK headset, but if I had to buy another headset I would go back to Turtle Beach.
Rated 5 out of 10 by BigDumps Not Worth $150
Frankly, these headphones aren't that great for anything other than gaming. That being said, they aren't that great for gaming either. The quality of sound when playing games is clear and at times crisp, but it doesn't deliver in the bass department. That goes for everything outside of games as well. The bass is almost non existent. During movies, it sounds like you are on the set. Voices resonate as if they were in the room the movie was filmed in and not were the film is taking place. I watched Sin City & Star Wars & it sounded like every outdoor scene was taking place in a small gym, or a larger room. It was very strange. I tried these with some Deadmou5 & Daft Punk. Some songs were amazing, but those that contended a lot of bass were just terrible. These headphones are definitely not worth $160. I would recommend buying headphones that have historically delivered excellent quality.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Reptar707 Great headset
These were the first headphones that I have ever branched away from the regular (triton and turtle beach) and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the quality.
- they were put together very well, while using them I thought that they felt very sturdy
- they were very comfortable, which is very important to me
- the sound quality when used with the xbox was amazing , especially when I was playing Titanfall
- I also found that when I was listening to music at the they performed better than most of the other high end headphones that I own.
-the only con I have was that when I used the connector for my cell phone some people had a hard time hearing me.
All together, these were great headphone, if you are on the fence about them I think that they were definitely worth the money and you won't be disappointed. I just hope they will make a set that will work with the ps4!