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Turtle Beach Ear Force DXL1 Dolby Surround Sound Gaming Headset - Xbox 360 by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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Turtle Beach Ear Force DXL1 Dolby Surround Sound Gaming Headset - Xbox 360
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 86 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 10.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.3   average
Xbox4.3   above average
Gaming4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Surround3.7   below average
Beach3.5   average
Quality3.4   below average


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Beach

Beach:
"Pros:CostDSS2 sound boosterAvailabilityCons:Cheap around-the-ear headphones; usage more than 30 mins would cause painCloth headphonesOverall didn't seem like Turtle beach qualityI was so disappointed that I returned the headphones ASAP."
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"We bought these for our son as the old turtle beaches broke."
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"Typically with my experience with Turtle Beach, they don't have a good reputation with comfort."
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"But my main problem with the headset is the quality of it and Turtle Beach's warranty."
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"All in all, these turtle beaches are of great quality, sound, and comfort, and at a very cheap price."
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"This is not the fault of Turtle Beach, but of the way in-game voice is transmitted by the Xbox."
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"I've had turtle beaches for a very long time and I am satisfied with the overall experience but when I bought these for my brother I was just looking for a cheap surround sound headset."
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"I highly recommend picking up any Turtle Beach headset."
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"I'll keep the DSS2 processor but i'm ditching Turtle Beach headphones unless they make more comfortable headphones."
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Cable

Cable:
"Only complaint is the 30 foot cord that came on it."
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"I would also recommend going wireless because the cord gets annoying."
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"If I say there's something wrong with the headset itself, why are you telling me to check the talkback cable AFTER I already told you I tried the cable with a different headset and it worked fine?"
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"The headphone cord is very long, which can be good or bad."
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"The set-up was very easy; one USB cable and one optical cable."
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"I have it connected via the included Optical cable and this has made gaming amazing!"
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"I would also recommend going wireless because the cord gets annoying."
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"The chat works well, I don't find the chat cable to be obtrusive."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"The gaming headphones market can be frustrating and confusing, bu anyone looking for maximum audio performance and quality from a reasonably priced wired headphones amp package, look no further."
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"Sharkoon X-Tatic Air Gaming Wireless Headset for Xbox 360 and PS3: Makes an irritating tinny noise every time you press a button on the controller."
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"But after several hours of gaming I changed my mind completely.1) It's very comfortable."
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"A coworker was selling his pair for $30 and I was in the market for a nice gaming headset for my PC."
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"I would invest in some Audio Technica headphones (what I use at my desk at work everyday, top notch and super comfortable) and buy a mic separately if you are serious about a gaming headset."
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"He would definitely recommend this item to use with a gaming system."
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"Great price, works amazingly- makes gaming feel sound like you are immersed in game."
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Price

Price:
"The sound quality is terrible, the construction feels cheap and flimsy, and even running through optical the headphone amp seems mostly to just add a high-pitched screaming noise to the line."
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"I have had multiple headsets for my 360 in the past that were either cheap and broke, or ones that just handled chat."
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"If you are looking for a really good headset with great features at a great price you cant go wrong with these."
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"I bought these for my son at an amazing price & he loves them! "
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"great price !"
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"All in all, these turtle beaches are of great quality, sound, and comfort, and at a very cheap price."
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"I'm giving this product 5 stars because it does what I wanted it to do - satisfy my craving for surround sound (albeit 5.1, simulated of course) on the Xbox 360 with a very nice price tag, while also fitting my head ears comfortably."
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Quality

Quality:
"I'm not sure if it's the adapter or the mic that's the problem, but the sound quality is completely unintelligible, even in Skype; nothing but faint voices over blasting digital noise."
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"The sound quality is terrible, the construction feels cheap and flimsy, and even running through optical the headphone amp seems mostly to just add a high-pitched screaming noise to the line."
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"I also had a px21 headset in the past - these were great, because they worked on my PC and my Xbox, the volume was loud when I wanted it to be loud, the mic was very easy to maneuver - however the build quality wasn't the best."
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"Great quality sound unfortunately the phone isn't too confortable."
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"But my main problem with the headset is the quality of it and Turtle Beach's warranty."
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"You were either deaf, your T. V. had horrible sound quality, or you probably weren't that great to begin with in my opinion."
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"The sound quality, microphone and playback, is amazing."
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"Delivers excellent sound quality."
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"All in all, these turtle beaches are of great quality, sound, and comfort, and at a very cheap price."
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"The sound quality is amazing with surround."
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"The sound quality is great."
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Sound

Sound:
"I'm not sure if it's the adapter or the mic that's the problem, but the sound quality is completely unintelligible, even in Skype; nothing but faint voices over blasting digital noise."
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"The sound quality is terrible, the construction feels cheap and flimsy, and even running through optical the headphone amp seems mostly to just add a high-pitched screaming noise to the line."
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"They sound great but the headset itself is pretty weak feels like it's going to break apart but it hasn't ive had them for almost a year and have dropped them several times and still are holding together."
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"The simulated surround sound might not be as good as my actual 5.1 surround sound set-up, but with the speakers so close to my ears I actually pick up so much more (like footsteps in COD)."
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"Games with a broad spectrum of surround sound audio like Dead Space, Assassins Creed, Max Payne 3, and L. A. Noire really shine with these simulated 5.1 surround stereo headphones and DSS2 Dolby processor."
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"Everything was easy to setup and the headphones sound great."
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"The sound quality, microphone and playback, is amazing."
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"Delivers excellent sound quality."
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"They sound great but the headset itself is pretty weak feels like it's going to break apart but it hasn't ive had them for almost a year and have dropped them several times and still are holding together."
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"great sound!"
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Surround

Surround:
"The simulated surround sound might not be as good as my actual 5.1 surround sound set-up, but with the speakers so close to my ears I actually pick up so much more (like footsteps in COD)."
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"It's really hard to try to play a game when you're so used to having a surround sound headset."
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"Games with a broad spectrum of surround sound audio like Dead Space, Assassins Creed, Max Payne 3, and L. A. Noire really shine with these simulated 5.1 surround stereo headphones and DSS2 Dolby processor."
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"As you can see, I like these headphones, but I am not able to ignore the issue with the surround sound."
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"Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth: Arrived dead."
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"Also the DS5 is pretty great that's what gives it most of its power but it can be used with other headsets also, preferably surround headsets as they would benefit greater from them instead of just plain stereo headsets."
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"The sound quality is amazing with surround."
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"I went shopping knowing a few things: I wanted surround sound, I wanted a more comfortable set than the x12's, I didn't want to spend a whole lot, and I wanted the earcups to fit over my ears completely."
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"I'm giving this product 5 stars because it does what I wanted it to do - satisfy my craving for surround sound (albeit 5.1, simulated of course) on the Xbox 360 with a very nice price tag, while also fitting my head ears comfortably."
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"So you get the surround sound experience with a very nice headset for around $125."
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Xbox

Xbox:
"The only potential negative is that the newly announced Xbox One has a different port on the bottom of the controller for the chat mic and other accessories."
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"Sharkoon X-Tatic Air Gaming Wireless Headset for Xbox 360 and PS3: Makes an irritating tinny noise every time you press a button on the controller."
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"Works great with the Xbox 360 and most TVs (requires Optical Digital out and USB port)."
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"This is a great solution for my Xbox."
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"No tightness - no headache.2) It works great for both: for my xbox 360 and for PC3) Sound's just fine.4) Microphone's clear."
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"I'm giving this product 5 stars because it does what I wanted it to do - satisfy my craving for surround sound (albeit 5.1, simulated of course) on the Xbox 360 with a very nice price tag, while also fitting my head ears comfortably."
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"Seems to work great on the Xbox 360."
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