The X42 puts you in the middle of the action with Dolby surround sound and a stunning 3D audio environment. Powered by a state-of-the-art 2.4/5GHz Dual-Band Wi-Fi radio, the X42 easily coexists with Wi-Fi networks and virtually eliminates wireless interference with other devices. Multiple EQ presets and variable surround sound angles let you customize audio settings for any gaming situation. Its massive 50mm speakers deliver amazing audio fidelity and bone-rattling bass, while its lightweight design and breathable mesh ear cushions provide ultimate comfort. If you're serious about gaming, then get serious about the sound. Step up to the X42 and experience game audio like never before.
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Dolby Surround Sound - Immersive 360 degree audio lets you pinpoint the direction of every sound.
2.4/5 GHZ Dual-Band Wi-Fi - Selects the optimum frequency in the 2.4 GHz/5 GHz spectrums, virtually eliminating interference from wireless networks.
Adjustable Surround Sound Angles - Alter the positioning of the surround sound angles to customize your audio experience.
Equalizer (EQ) Presets - Multiple EQ presets including bass and treble boost combinations.
Independent Volume Controls - Allows for personalized balancing of game and chat audio.
Dynamic Chat Boost™ - Chat volume automatically increases as the game volume gets louder.
Microphone Monitor - Hear your voice in the headset so you won't have to shout.
Massive 50mm Speakers - Delivers superior audio quality with crisp highs and deep, rumbling lows.
Digital Optical Connection - Delivers high quality digital surround sound.
Xbox 360 Ear Force X42 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Be carefulThe setup is a little difficult. They are loud but you have to plug the headphones into the controller via a removable cord to use the chat microphone. I attached both ends of the wire to the wrong plugins mistakenly and my microphone hasn't worked since.
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 2 out of
Second pair of turtle beaches - Not made to lastI bought my x42 less than a year ago and the mic is cutting out. Maybe due to a loose wire or something. I keep my headphones on my desk. Never thrown or abused. They are just not made to last. They are great at first but if they are not meant to last long, then it is not worth my $150 dollars. I also bought a pair of x32 prior to the x42 and they just stopped working after awhile. (about a year and a half). I will not be buying turtle beaches again. I will try another brand. I do not recommend them to anyone.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 2 out of
badi don know about everyone else but i followed the instructions and i CANNOT hear game audio. If anyone can help please do so.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of
Great HeadsetThe Headset is amazing!!! I'm very impressed with how it preforms. I had one problem with the headset. My problem was that i had a rock candy controller. The headset sound came through but my chat wasn't working correctly. My friends were unable to hear me. I suggest buying a standard xbox controller if you don't already have one. As for everything else, the headset if great!!!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 1 out of
poor quality made internal parts fcor the pricehad for 2 months took excellent care of it and the first one craped out after 10 days took back to game stop for replacement and now this one the mic goes out ands cuz the circuit board burnt out come on turtle beach charging top dollar for a high quality headset at least make it high quality the wires inside are not even coated so every time you move the mic it will start to break the bare copper wires so if your thinking of getting one don't belive its quality its no different then the x12 inside
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 4 out of
Good but not the bestPros: Sound is good. Some what comfortable. Easy controls. Cons: Horrid battery life. Mic can brake easily or stop working. Annoying buzzing sound. Headset can turn off at any moment for no reason. I had my x42's for a couple of months. The sound was pretty good, I had to get rechareable batteries. My mic stopped working and for the fisrt month my ears hurt from the headset.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of
AWESOMEthis has the best speakers when something is behind me in call of duty black ops 2 i can hear them because of the surround sound
Date published: 2013-02-17
Rated 4 out of
X42 Headset ReviewI'm going to try and help out the average consumer looking for the next step gaming headset the best I can with this review. This headset is a great wireless headset. I decided to get these after my old X1 headset blew out a speaker after 3 years. Now I did ALOT of research and I mean alot. I was reading through reviews on gamestop, amazon and where ever else because if im going to spend this kind of money on a long term investment I want to get it right. FIrst I considered getting the X32 but then I was like ehhh you know forget it im tired of stereo audio and I want 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound. I play games anywhere from Halo, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed to NBA 2k13 to F1 2012. First let me say the CONS: Little bit loose of a fit on your head but nothing to frown about. The adapter does feel cheap but it works and as long as you just don't use it as a hockey puck. The PROS: You can switch back and forth from Stereo to Surround Sound with just a push of a button. There are quite a few sounds presets you can choose from just your choice on which one. There is both an analog and optical input. Personally if you have a OPTICAL OUT port on your TV you can just connect the cable into your TV that way when your switch inputs you can hear everything whether your on your game input or cable input. Doesn't make a difference. You can remove the microphone and the range is decent about 30 feet. I really like that you can replace the AAA batteries. Just invest in some rechargeable ones and your good to go. I was thinking about the XP400 which has the built in battery but you cant remove the battery so your screwed down the road. The ear cups are comfortable for long gaming sessions. Nothing much really to it. Great sound you can hear every darn thing and its sweet. Nobody will ever sneak up on you again. End conclusions this is the best value your going to get on a Surround Sound headset that's UNDER $200. I don't know how clear you want sound to be all I know is this headset is your best bang for the buck. No interference maybe a little light light hum but that's it. I'm also a Gamestop employee if that means anything but probably not haha. I will say that if you want something more universal look into the After Glow Headsets by PDP since the X42's are 360 only. They work for 360, PS3, PC, Smartphones, WII U and are Surround Sound also.