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Ear Force X11 Amplified Stereo Headset With Chat by Review Summary ,  Jul 22, 2015

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Ear Force X11 Amplified Stereo Headset With Chat
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 612 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 4.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Setup5.0   above average
Amazon4.7   above average
Fit4.7   above average
Comfortable4.6   average
Price4.6   average
Gaming4.5   average
Surround4.5   above average
Video4.5   above average
Control4.3   above average
Wireless4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Volume4.2   above average
Beach4.0   above average
Microphone3.9   average
Speaker3.9   above average
Plug3.8   above average
Xbox3.6   below average
Audio3.5   below average
Cord3.5   average
Loud3.4   below average
Connection3.3   average
Cable3.1   below average
Controller2.5   below average
Noise2.3   mediocre
USB2.1   mediocre
Hissing1.3   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"i purchased the x11 and it showed up missing the adapter cable which is supposed to come with it."
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"Tracked it down to a broken wire inside of the volume adapter."
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"It will have you from purchasing the crappy Microsoft adapter cable, and will keep you from taking apart your AV cable that came with your box."
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"So I purchased the adapter and was happy with the head set other than the cables becoming a self tangling mess from wrapping and unwrapping them at the end of the night ."
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"It would have been nice to have some sort of a adapter to connect to other devices without having to power on, from the exact source, but also have the USB cord as a back up solution, rather than a requirement."
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"You need to buy another adapter for them if you want to play on an HD TV but other then that they work great."
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"The in-line adapter for chat as well as the chat cable works well."
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"Would have been nice to know that an adapter was needed to make them work with the XBOX 360."
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Amazon

Amazon:
"Now the main major drawback that made me return this item back to amazon was the fact that there is always static in the background, and you cannot make it go away EVER, soon as you put this headset on you cannot get away from it, if you can live with that, fine, but if you cannot then steer away from buying this headset."
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"This is no fault of Amazon or the reseller, it's a design flaw from Turtle Beach."
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"Overall, a good buy...even if you buy it from Amazon, but get it cheaper if you can."
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"I love Amazon!"
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"Nice price and fast delivery from Amazon make these a great purchase."
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"Comes very well packaged from Amazon and Turtle Beach had very good protective packaging."
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Battery

Battery:
"I personally hate buying batteries."
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"with a very annoying task of recharging a battery."
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"3rd just charge your damn battery pack and the problem is fixed."
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"It fits comfortably, doesn't need batteries, and is pretty durable."
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"I even use them as a backup headset for my PC, now (the primary is wireless, so if it runs out of battery, this is my best corded set)."
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"No battery hassle since corded (although wireless would be nice).Cons: A little small for those of us with big heads."
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"I chose the X11's over the wireless, because I didn't want the hassle of changing batteries or having the headphones send a static sound to other players when the batteries are going flat."
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"Overall its a great deal for the price, and turtle beach makes some nice headsets =) Its good not having to change the batteries nonstop like i did with my x41's lol"
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Beach

Beach:
"I play a lot of online gaming and am pretty good but my competition having the edge on me with turtle beaches was hard to compete with."
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"I bought the turtle beach x11 headset and it did not come with all the parts it was missing the CAB, 3.5mm Female to RCA Stereo Splitter which is the main part for the turtle beaches to work so I can't use my turtle beaches now due to the fact that the part did not come with it."
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"You cant go wrong with turtle beaches on issue I have with this model is the wires that go from the xbox to the controller to my headsets...they get in the way and I am always stepping on them."
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"Turtle beach are just made crappy."
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"i mostly play black ops but i had them for 3 weeks and they broke do not get turtle beaches."
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"We do not recommend that you use Turtle Beach X11 Headset with your Xbox 360 console or TV."
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"Other than that they are the best set I have owned from turtle beach."
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"its cheap, simple and has pretty damn good quality, all turtle beach headsets do."
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"I recently purchased a turtle beach x11 gaming headset and i would have been satisfied 100% but after I opened the package that the headset was delivered in i find out that there is no talk back cord to be found."
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"I play a lot of online gaming and am pretty good but my competition having the edge on me with turtle beaches was hard to compete with."
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"So i have purchased these knowing that they are discontinued by turtle beach...not only that but they are also refurbished, however these are excellent headphones...game sounds are crystal clear and chatting is super easy...and with being able to control game volume as well as chat volume and also having a mic mute...you can set these up however you want...I did want wireless headphones and maybe someday i will get them...but for the price and with a cable over 16ft these are great! "
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Cable

Cable:
"The only thing a buyer should beware of is the 3.5mm audio cable used to connect the headset with the controller can begin to give static over chat with typical wear and tear of the controller jack."
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"Worst part is the cord is too long."
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"I bought the headset mostly for chat which you can only do with the talk back cord so I'm highly disappointed."
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"i purchased the x11 and it showed up missing the adapter cable which is supposed to come with it."
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"(Mainly my 64, Gamecube, and 360)The only real drawback, is that the USB cord is surprisingly short, therefore the port needs to be close."
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"I also find it weird it even needs the cord to power on only."
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"A VERY long cord reaches from the TV across the room to my couch, which is good, but that also means there is a lot of cord to wrap up and store away, untangle, etc."
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"So I purchased the adapter and was happy with the head set other than the cables becoming a self tangling mess from wrapping and unwrapping them at the end of the night ."
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"It does a great job and the cord is long enough for me to go where ever I please."
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"They were comfortable and the sound was great but the cord would get in the way of everything I tried to do."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Pros: Very good sound, mic works good, comfortable (see cons for one caveat), nice long cord, lightweight."
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"They are both light weight and comfortable so you won't want to take them off because they are annoying you like normal headphones and they will improve just about every sound in the game that you are playing."
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"The trade-off is that you get the static hiss with the X11.In Summary:The fit and comfort on this headset is great, the sound is very good, the only drawback is having to run a wire between me and the TV."
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"The design on this headset is very comfortable, but the sound quality is pretty weak for the price."
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"They were comfortable and durable, but I would only recommend them for use with consoles."
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"My son's version (the user-14yo): Loves the sound quality, comfortable on his head ears, mic is great , brand name."
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"They feel very comfortable and the sound quality is good on both the mic and the headphones."
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"Amazingly comfortable for long sessions and the mike is so sensitive it picks up on traffic outside my house when my front door is open."
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"They were comfortable and the sound was great but the cord would get in the way of everything I tried to do."
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Communication

Communication:
"My original 360 headset broke, I purchased this to keep the TV volume down and for communication with my teammates."
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"This is despite the following advertising (CAPS added):Independent Chat Game VolumesConventional communicator headsets compromise your gaming experience by covering one ear for hearing chat audio and leaving the other ear for hearing game audio pumping from speakers."
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"With the ability to hear yourself, not only is good so that you know you are communicating at a civil decibel, but when you are having one of those great matches that are really close, you can tell if you have become one of those dirty mouth breathers that are annoying everyone else on your team."
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"At first it was amazing, great sound and communication."
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"On Xbox communication is superior than Xbox equipment."
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"The headset was broadcasting a noise to everyone else, preventing them from being able to communicate, and I had no idea until my buddy told me it was happening by texting me."
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"This alone justifies the purchase, and has made communication with friends a lot more enjoyable."
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"The Lowdown- To me, this is the best xbox communicator ive used."
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Connection

Connection:
"If you do not have an audio source that supports those three connections or a headset that has those three connections, buyer beware because you are not experiencing true 3D Sound Quality, lol...merely making an audio sound fade from left to right or vice versa is not true 3D and that is exactly what some companies do as they claim 3D Surround Sound, then to add insult to injury they slap a 200-300 dollar price tag on it."
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"I know it's my fault for dropping them, but the connection area is so thin that it's a really bad (AKA cheap) design."
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"However, the wireless version (ear force x31) is a lot more expensive and I have heard they have problems with connection quality."
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"these headphone came in the mail with a nice dent in the box, opened it up, connected it to my xbox and nothing, tried using it on different controls and my other two xbox and not even a sound, the light turns on but no sound."
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"You will need an extra piece of equipment even to this to convert Left and Right inputs into one single Front connection to be able to have Front, Center, Rear."
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"I was able to make it work by connecting to my TV via component, but the downgrade of the video quality was unacceptable."
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"All of the connection types are too wide to be able to use together with HDMI."
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"I love the two volume controls on the device that is connected to the head set, I can control voice volume and game volume."
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Control

Control:
"His one complaint has been the the mic mute and volume controls aren't as handy as they were with the original XBOX 360 headset."
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"I do wish the controls were a bit less touchy, but that's my only complaint."
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"Those of you complaining about the hiss...that's your chat monitor and the inline controls amp."
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"The only problem I have with these is the volume controls for game and chat."
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"The only problem with that is I have to control the sound i two places, on my receiver and on my Headset's control."
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"The ability to control the volume is nice and the cords are quite long allowing for good mobility."
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"Pros:- Great audio and mic quality for the price- Extremely comfortable- Mic piece adjustable yet stays in place- No batteries requiredCons:- Faint hissing sound that can be minimized by plugging the USB power plug into a wall adapter or power strip with built in USB ports (do NOT plug USB power plug into a laptop especially)- Volume controls can be bumped easily (dials turn with too little resistance)."
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"So i have purchased these knowing that they are discontinued by turtle beach...not only that but they are also refurbished, however these are excellent headphones...game sounds are crystal clear and chatting is super easy...and with being able to control game volume as well as chat volume and also having a mic mute...you can set these up however you want...I did want wireless headphones and maybe someday i will get them...but for the price and with a cable over 16ft these are great! "
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"It has a volume control to control what you hear from others, as well as a mute control for your voice (which is nice if you need to tell you kiddo to do their homework without everyone else hearing you!"
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Controller

Controller:
"The mic cable for xbox controller broke (4 months old)."
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"works for 1day then static in the headset wont work if u have play and charge for your controller on makes loud noise just horrible"
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"The problem probably had nothing to do with the headset, and was probably just a weird thing with the controller."
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"Only small complain is that when you are charging your controller plugged into your Xbox, people on the other end, when chatting may hear a small hiss."
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"Compatibility - My only real problem that I have had was I use a gamestop controller and for whatever reason if the vibration is on every time the controller vibrates my friends would hear a loud buzz."
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"Pros: No battery replacement extra long wire pretty good clarity over all a 4.5 outa 5Cons: The only real problem i had is when the plug and play is is plugged to your controller while playingyou hear an annoying buzzing but turning the chat down dulls the intensity of the buzz"
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"I liked the simple attach to the controller one from Microsoft but my son wanted fancy."
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"There are many good controllers on amazon but i reccomend the BLUE LED 8 mode rapid fire controller witch does just what you need."
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"I plugged them into my wired xbox 360 controller as well as my wireless controller only to find that they let out a harsh buzzing noise whenever I spoke, I contacted turtle beach and they responded saying the amplifier is causing the buzzing noise."
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"Well at least if you are using a gamestop controller."
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Cord

Cord:
"The only downside is a lot of extra cords."
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"The only complaints I have is for the cords."
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"Audio is a strait-up 10 star, but the only problem is the miles of cords that come with it."
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"The only thing we don't like about this headset is the ridiculous amount of cords, and the where the switch is to turn off the mic."
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"The ability to control the volume is nice and the cords are quite long allowing for good mobility."
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"Furthermore, the split cords is another great addition."
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"I have an xbox 360 and I may use these one day on it, but I really got this for my Mac, and it works amazingly, bass sounds great and the cords so long I can probably walk downstairs to the fridge in them ^^"
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"Despite this, the span of the cords is a decent length so you don't have to sit face up to the TV."
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"the different volume settings for chat and game can help too, if theres a good cinematic you can quickly mute everyone and listen in, and if somebody's mic is really soft, you could turn up the volume to the appropriate level :P overall a great product, but all these cords can get kid of tangled, especially if you have the play and charge kit!"
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Fit

Fit:
"My only complaint is that the headphones are a little small and tight fitting, and after wearing them for too long my ears begin to become sore (note this is after an hour or so of use)."
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"Another problem was that it doesn't fit my head correctly."
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"It fits comfortably, doesn't need batteries, and is pretty durable."
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"Clear sound, comfortable fit, and moderately easy to set up."
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"and the quality is great, they fit well on my large head."
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"They are so lightweight, and fit perfectly so you don't even notice they are on your head."
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"The flexible microphone adjusts well and the headset fits very comfortably, and the best part is that the wires seem quite sturdy and built to last, a problem that I had with past headsets."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"That's WEIRD, and unacceptable to happen once an hour while gaming."
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"I dunno what happened with turtle beach... cause i use a LOT of their products(computer builds to gaming).... and for the first time I've been disappointed..."
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"This is despite the following advertising (CAPS added):Independent Chat Game VolumesConventional communicator headsets compromise your gaming experience by covering one ear for hearing chat audio and leaving the other ear for hearing game audio pumping from speakers."
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"It make gaming, especialy quiet hard to hear sounds, so much better."
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"If you're on a budget or just want to have a good set of gaming headsets just go ahead and buy these, you're missing out."
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"Important to note, the headset is high quality construction, but became very uncomfortable after 3 hours of gaming."
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"They remain a great purchase & continue to benefit my gaming by leaps and bounds."
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"I recently purchased a turtle beach x11 gaming headset and i would have been satisfied 100% but after I opened the package that the headset was delivered in i find out that there is no talk back cord to be found."
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"- Extreme amount of cables can cause a nightmarish tangle if you don't get a head start on tying up excess cable- Connections between the earpieces and headpiece are a little flimsy but are not a problem if you treat the headset kindlyIf you are looking for a solid gaming headset on a budget - this is a fantastic option."
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"These are great headphones for gaming."
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"I would recommend these for anyone who is looking for a gaming headset for the Xbox or PC."
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Hdmi

Hdmi:
"The content in the description is accurate, but they left some out:- you won't be able to use your HDMI cable for Xbox 360."
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"I could use the a v cable that came with my 360 elite for this but the graphics just don't look as good as with the hdmi cable so it was worth the trouble."
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"The other set up 'problem' is I use an hdmi cable and didn't have the microsoft hdmi av cable...however, my TV does have stereo outs on the back which means plugging the red & white cables into there...almost done."
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"Even when I had to circumvent the HDMI RCA problem, you have to hook up the x11's through the RCA."
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"One caveat: if you connect your 360 via HDMI, you may have to get an extra cable to make it work."
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"There are very clear instructions that show you the way to hook it up with the HDMI connection unaffected."
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"Audio: 5 5 (sounded crystal clear...almost like a mini surround sound system heh)Comfort rating: 6 5 (Super comfortable on the ears, even with wearing glasses..I don't feel the pain on my ears like with previous sets after a certain amount of time)Assembly:4 5awesomeness: 5 5Also with people saying you cannot hook up to HDMI through Xbox... well, I don't know how they are having issues (maybe with newer Xbox?"
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"OR if you're lucky enough to still have a dedicated RCA sound output, I only have HDMI.....To be fair, the sound IS great, and the mic does work...amazingly well."
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"All of the connection types are too wide to be able to use together with HDMI."
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"If you decide to get these Amazon will recomend an adapter if you have an HDMI setup, buy it here and save money instead of paying out the nose locally."
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Hissing

Hissing:
"Another problem I faced was a hissing white noise, which is quite annoying."
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"It's only 4 stars because of its only downside - a small hissing sound."
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"People complain about the hissing sound with this headset, it is almost negligible."
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"I was worried about the hissing I seen many people complaining about but upon receiving and using the x11's I realize how truly insane some people can be."
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"Any way I've decided to return them because the hissing was just too annoying and distracting."
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"prosgreat soundtwo seperate switches for chat and game volumehigh quality micwired, with long wirecomfortablegood bang for buckconsslight hissing noisewires get tangled up (but it's mostly my fault.)"
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"the headset is great i read other reviews and they said they herd a hissing sound i hear no hissing sound at all only thing bad is its not wireless :)"
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"As far as the hissing noice that decent few reviews have mentioned, I only hear it when the head phones are set really high, but even then its not noticeable at all in game unless you are in a section where the is absolutely no sound at all or on the dashboard."
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"To the manufacturer, if you resolve the hissing issue please leave a comment to that effect and I will check it out and adjust the review accordingly."
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"I have had no problem with any hissing, especially when you are in a game."
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"VERY comfortable... only reason it got a 2... way too much hissing sound while the headphones are turned ALL THE WAY DOWN..."
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Loud

Loud:
"its MIC (microphone) the boom is adjustable which is great but sound quality of your voice to others was not very good either would be too loud or to quiet for the 360 user, xbox one side wasn't too bad being you have the adapter to change levels better.8."
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"I can't overlook it because of how blatantly loud and annoying it is."
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"I dont think theres anything you can do about it .Its annoying but its not too bad or loud and goes away after a few seconds."
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"My friends on xbox complained that the mic was a bit loud so you might have to talk with the mic a good distance from your mouth."
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"This headset cost me 60$ and it broke, it made a really loud popping sound and hurt my ears."
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"If people complain my voice is too loud, I just simply adjust the distance of my mic from my mouth with it's flexible physique."
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"Everything sounded terrific, like I was sitting in a home theater and could really hear all the game effects loud and clear."
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"Also, this headset is very clear as long as you don't turn them up real loud."
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"This headset does get extremely loud, so volume isn't a problem."
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"Great for my work call, outstanding for watching movies loud after anyone else in teh house is sleeping, and perfect for gaming."
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"The playback of your own voice is great to prevent being too loud when talking over a game."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"feed back from the MIC on all platforms was a little unbearable it didnt do it all the time but more than i expected it to."
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"I had 0 problems with it until one of the speakers began cutting out then the mic stopped working."
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"Pro- what is not good about the mic?"
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"this head set is the best so far i have tried three others and was not happy haveing a little trouble with mic but always seems to fix its self"
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"My friends on xbox complained that the mic was a bit loud so you might have to talk with the mic a good distance from your mouth."
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"Had to play with it to get it to work and I started to get complaints from my team mates of the mic picking up everything."
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"The mic quality was pretty good as well."
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"The mic quality was pretty decent for a headset mic."
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"The microphone makes you sound clear around your friends and the audio quality isn't bad for a 30$ headset."
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"They had pretty good mic quality sound quality was decent."
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Noise

Noise:
"I got these around 2 years ago for xbox and they worked fine for me (for 1 year) now they are VERY uncomfortable and it seems they have worn out and they now make buzzing noises, I suggest you buy these only if you really want to have a gaming headset otherwise there are better options."
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"As long as something is playing you can't tell there is a lot of feed back noise white noise, its so annoying that I have to take them off in between games because of it."
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"Another problem I faced was a hissing white noise, which is quite annoying."
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"works for 1day then static in the headset wont work if u have play and charge for your controller on makes loud noise just horrible"
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"People have complained about a hissing noise."
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"Sound quality is great with little disturbances (no crackling,or popping noise)3. overall quality of the product is very durable.4."
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"Good option to keep the noise down in the house while your saving the world! "
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"If you are looking to do some pretty serious gaming or just want to keep the noise down in your house if you game late at night."
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"Overall I give this a 4 5 because the one thing that I don't like is that they aren't noise canceling, but they are still very good."
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"These things block out outside noise very well."
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Plug

Plug:
"I hate wires but this was a nice set, very simply plug and play."
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"The only complaint I have about this headset is the long 16 foot cable that plugs into your TV for sound."
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"Pros: No battery replacement extra long wire pretty good clarity over all a 4.5 outa 5Cons: The only real problem i had is when the plug and play is is plugged to your controller while playingyou hear an annoying buzzing but turning the chat down dulls the intensity of the buzz"
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"I hate wires but this was a nice set, very simply plug and play."
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"Pros: lightweight, durable, comfortable, adjustable mic, jacks to plug straight into t. v., amazing sound quality."
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"The cable includes separate 3.5mm plugs for the game audio and microphone signals which easily connect to your PC Mac sound card."
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"Easy to setup its basically plug and play there is no extra software 4."
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"I was able to figure out to plug into my comcast cable box and use the headset for television use."
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Price

Price:
"I am a little disappointed in this since I paid good money for them."
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"They were durable and lasted a long time, and there aren't many decent affordable options for xbox headsets."
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"good headset for the money no complaints would recommend to those looking for an inexpensive good set."
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"Pretty good audio...not perfect, but good for the price."
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"There is little to dislike for the price."
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"For the price you pay, you'd expect a more durable product but this headset broke pretty quickly."
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"I am a little disappointed in this since I paid good money for them."
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"Good, basic, affordable."
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"Good price."
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"It's one of the best you can get for this price range"
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Quality

Quality:
"its MIC (microphone) the boom is adjustable which is great but sound quality of your voice to others was not very good either would be too loud or to quiet for the 360 user, xbox one side wasn't too bad being you have the adapter to change levels better.8."
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"My only gripe is that the audio quality isn't amazing and the bass is almost non-existent unless you modify your output through a equalizer or something."
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"before the x11 I had the x1 and I loved that one as well, although the audio quality wasn't good on the x1 the bass was awesome and I found it great for electronic dance music, let a friend borrow it for one day and he manged to break it somehow, I had it for a while though before that unfortunate incident."
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"Also, the audio quality from the drivers just isn't as good as those found in PC specific headsets."
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"If you do not have an audio source that supports those three connections or a headset that has those three connections, buyer beware because you are not experiencing true 3D Sound Quality, lol...merely making an audio sound fade from left to right or vice versa is not true 3D and that is exactly what some companies do as they claim 3D Surround Sound, then to add insult to injury they slap a 200-300 dollar price tag on it."
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"The downside to the Zalmans for me is they are USB instead of audio jack so you don't get the best sound quality out of your sound card as you have to rely on the inline amplifier equalizer of the headset instead of the software that comes with your video card unless you know what you are doing."
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"Sound quality is great with little disturbances (no crackling,or popping noise)3. overall quality of the product is very durable.4."
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"Gives you the surround sound feel when playing good sound quality games! "
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"Great sound quality!"
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"Another one I have is the turtle beach ear force XP SEVEN, the audio quality is really good with effective bass, on top of that the ear muffs are large and VERY soft, the only problem is it also grip your head really freaking tight, so tight that even with the soft earmuffs it hurts after about a hour of use."
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Sensitive

Sensitive:
"Also I would like to address the super sensitive mic, for some strange reason all Pro headsets such as Sharkoon, Tritton, and turtle Beach have overly sensitive mics, I ignore this often but sometimes it's a hassle."
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"Nor for those people that say the hissing sound is annoying must have extremely sensitive ears because the only time I hear it is when it's super quiet and its only barely audible."
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"I am 49 and find it bad - my 15 year old son with more sensitive hearing finds it unbearable and was unable to wear them for more than ten minutes."
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"Amazingly comfortable for long sessions and the mike is so sensitive it picks up on traffic outside my house when my front door is open."
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"If you have sensitive hearing, I highly highly recommend you stay far away from these things."
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"The mic is also very sensitive, although I take advantage of it and entertain my friends by playing music or humorous dialogues over the mic in my Xbox Live party (:I highly recommend this mic, and the only major problem is the long wires."
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"Not only is it very comfortable and doesnt get unconfortable even after hours of straight gaming, but also has an amazing (and very sensitive) mic that you can even whisper into and friends can hear you."
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"The microphone is pretty sensitive to hear you whisper but not too sensitive to pick up everyone in the room."
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Setup

Setup:
"Easy to setup and get going, no complaints in that department."
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"The setup was somewhat easy, just wish the little manual they give you would explain better how to setup the red and white cables to your TV."
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"This Headset is a great gift and great product turtle beach did an amazing job with this headset if you are not a tech person setup will be difficult but still it only takes 5 minutes if you are good with wires and understand this stuff it will take about 2 minutes."
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"The setup is pretty similar and very easy to do."
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"Pros: Sound, easy to setup, control both game & chat sound separately, wired, comfortable, and affordable."
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Simple

Simple:
"For a game device, it's not very robust (just look at the # of repaired units out there).The repair is simple, but I'm certain it will break again."
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"The only complaint I have about this headset is that hooking it up to an Xbox 360 is not simple."
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"I am not the greatest techy; but this was very simple to connect."
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"its cheap, simple and has pretty damn good quality, all turtle beach headsets do."
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"I liked the simple attach to the controller one from Microsoft but my son wanted fancy."
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"It is easy to install, easy to use, easy to understand the controlls which are simple and straight forward."
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"The separate volume controls for the game sounds and the chat sounds are simple and effective."
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"It's also super easy to switch between the computer and xbox with a simple replugging (this may be slightly more difficult if your ports are in the back of your tower, but not by much.)"
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Size

Size:
"Ease of Use:if you can't figure it out by yourself (which is pretty easy) the small instruction booklet explains setup step by step."
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"It's only 4 stars because of its only downside - a small hissing sound."
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"The only downside i can think of, but doesn't apply to me is size."
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"The small piece that broke off gets stuck under the d-pad and disables it at times."
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"My only complaint is that the headphones are a little small and tight fitting, and after wearing them for too long my ears begin to become sore (note this is after an hour or so of use)."
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"This is a small complaint but I feel like an improvement on the unit would be unpluggable wires."
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"The x12 is supposed to be the next upgrade from it but was less comfortable, the cups were too shallow and small and the thing gripped my head so tight it would hurt."
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"No battery hassle since corded (although wireless would be nice).Cons: A little small for those of us with big heads."
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"They fit perfectly around my ears, which are average size with 00 plugs."
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"On the plus side, the fantastic mic adjustability is still present, and the size adjusters along the sides have an improved mechanism."
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Sound

Sound:
"Good sound but hey are not as durable as I'd hoped."
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"its MIC (microphone) the boom is adjustable which is great but sound quality of your voice to others was not very good either would be too loud or to quiet for the 360 user, xbox one side wasn't too bad being you have the adapter to change levels better.8."
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"I like these because they give you surround sound but not as good as the X12's because they don't have a bass boost"
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"If you do not have an audio source that supports those three connections or a headset that has those three connections, buyer beware because you are not experiencing true 3D Sound Quality, lol...merely making an audio sound fade from left to right or vice versa is not true 3D and that is exactly what some companies do as they claim 3D Surround Sound, then to add insult to injury they slap a 200-300 dollar price tag on it."
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"The downside to the Zalmans for me is they are USB instead of audio jack so you don't get the best sound quality out of your sound card as you have to rely on the inline amplifier equalizer of the headset instead of the software that comes with your video card unless you know what you are doing."
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"No distortion, weird sounds, muffling, and no difference in sound quality diminishing."
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"The sound is great."
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"Sound is excellent."
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"You can hear the bass really good and heavy and the sound is clear and crisp."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"I had 0 problems with it until one of the speakers began cutting out then the mic stopped working."
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"And I was listening to the game with a fairly serious surround sound system before, so it's not like I was using some crappy TV speakers or anything."
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"Before I had this headset, I was using speakers from an acer h223 monitor, and the sound was horrible."
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"Now I never play games with the audio out of the TV, or any decent sized TV surround sound speakers."
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"The speaker in the headset and the mic is well designed and functions phenomenally."
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"Speakers work great."
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"The sound quality of both the speakers and the mic is good."
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"But from my experiences with the computer I can tell you that the speakers are magnificent!"
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Static

Static:
"The sound is awsome, but that little static sound got really annoying, so I just gave them away to my friend."
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"I bought sharkoon static sp headphones with a mic for my ps3, but the mic didn't work, and the headphones had some static all the time so it was annoying when no sound was coming through."
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"The constant static in the background ruined this product for me."
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"Secondly, I don't hear any static or abnormal white noise."
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"I chose the X11's over the wireless, because I didn't want the hassle of changing batteries or having the headphones send a static sound to other players when the batteries are going flat."
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"Whatever nice things that could be said are muted by that never ending static."
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"There can be a bit of static when sending voice messages, as well as some echo in ?"
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"The trade-off is that you get the static hiss with the X11.In Summary:The fit and comfort on this headset is great, the sound is very good, the only drawback is having to run a wire between me and the TV."
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"Stronger than static but not painful."
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Surround

Surround:
"I like these because they give you surround sound but not as good as the X12's because they don't have a bass boost"
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"Yes, its not true surround sound but most people would not be able to tell the difference."
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"it's surround sound to some extent... maybe 7.1. im not good with those things :P but it gives a very real sound distribution."
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"Gives you the surround sound feel when playing good sound quality games! "
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"Furthermore, in doing this you can play all your games with a high quality of surround sound, and even be able to stay up late without waking anyone."
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"Now I never play games with the audio out of the TV, or any decent sized TV surround sound speakers."
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"These guys work really well with the new Dolby Digital Surround Sound v4.0 which is exactly why I don't fly out and buy a 200-300 set."
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"You can get an awesome THX and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound from a laptop by using another piece of equipment I own, which is this Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Audio System with THX SB1095 and if you pair those with the Zalmans it gives you a very nice 3D 7.1 Surround Sound effect."
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USB

USB:
"(Mainly my 64, Gamecube, and 360)The only real drawback, is that the USB cord is surprisingly short, therefore the port needs to be close."
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"The downside to the Zalmans for me is they are USB instead of audio jack so you don't get the best sound quality out of your sound card as you have to rely on the inline amplifier equalizer of the headset instead of the software that comes with your video card unless you know what you are doing."
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"I had mine for a year and a half before the usb broke but the headset can probably last a lot more then that I probably just broke it myself."
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"The drawbacks: it requires power from a USB port to use at all."
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"Also the USB power is a bit annoying."
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"The only downside is that it needs USB power."
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"You can get an awesome THX and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound from a laptop by using another piece of equipment I own, which is this Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Audio System with THX SB1095 and if you pair those with the Zalmans it gives you a very nice 3D 7.1 Surround Sound effect."
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"These turtle beach headphones are amazing, but to get them to work on the ps3 you need a usb to mic thing, or a usb microphone."
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"The ease of set up is great, USB powers the headphones!"
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"This makes it significantly harder to set up a speakers + headset combination because you only have one soundcard, and not a separate built in USB one, which makes switching easy."
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"But they do have a USB cord so you might be able to use some of the PS3's features."
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Video

Video:
"I was able to make it work by connecting to my TV via component, but the downgrade of the video quality was unacceptable."
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"For music and movies these are the worst headphones I have listened to in recent memory."
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"Great sounding headphones,I even watch movies on there so I won't wake my kid up who is sleeping on me"
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"I would recommend these for anyone who loves video games."
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"Adjustable game, and chat volume...Nice to have if you want to have game, or video volume high, but have to be quiet."
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"Great for my work call, outstanding for watching movies loud after anyone else in teh house is sleeping, and perfect for gaming."
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"The technology really has taken its time in taking off as most people are satisfied with the cost and quality of 5.1 Surround Sound, so the market for 7.1 Surround Sound hasn't opened up yet according to field tests...which if you have ever been to an event where you go into a large truck or semi trailer and listen to the movie trailer and sound, well that's a field test."
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Volume

Volume:
"Only problem with these is when my phone sits too close to the volume adjuster it causes a loud constant buzzing in the speakers of the headset."
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"Tracked it down to a broken wire inside of the volume adapter."
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"My original 360 headset broke, I purchased this to keep the TV volume down and for communication with my teammates."
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"My only qualms would be the propensity of the cord to 'twist up' if you're not careful, as well as how easy it is to accidentally turn the volume all the way up(not a problem once you're familiar with it).I would highly recommend this headset to someone who wants performance but isn't willing to pay for much pricier wireless headsets."
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"His one complaint has been the the mic mute and volume controls aren't as handy as they were with the original XBOX 360 headset."
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"I was pleased to find out that you can turn the game volume off through the headset so I didn't have to worry about not being able to hear people."
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"volume controls to change game and chat volume indepently which is great, xbox one side you have double the volume mixer with the headset controls and adapter controls.7."
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"The ability to control the volume is nice and the cords are quite long allowing for good mobility."
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"Pros:- Great audio and mic quality for the price- Extremely comfortable- Mic piece adjustable yet stays in place- No batteries requiredCons:- Faint hissing sound that can be minimized by plugging the USB power plug into a wall adapter or power strip with built in USB ports (do NOT plug USB power plug into a laptop especially)- Volume controls can be bumped easily (dials turn with too little resistance)."
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"You can adjust your volume accordingly, and only you could hear perfectly."
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Weight

Weight:
"Pros: Very good sound, mic works good, comfortable (see cons for one caveat), nice long cord, lightweight."
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"They are both light weight and comfortable so you won't want to take them off because they are annoying you like normal headphones and they will improve just about every sound in the game that you are playing."
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"You wont feel discomfort in your ears, but after a few hours, you might notice the weight."
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"They are so lightweight, and fit perfectly so you don't even notice they are on your head."
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"They are lightweight and very comfortable even after a few hours."
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"Pros: Very good sound, mic works good, comfortable (see cons for one caveat), nice long cord, lightweight."
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"Comfort 10 10 - the mesh earcups are very comfortable and overall the weight is very light."
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"Pros: lightweight, durable, comfortable, adjustable mic, jacks to plug straight into t. v., amazing sound quality."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"I have also tried others and that includes the wireless series and I found them to be terrible, this was about 2-3 years ago though so they are probably different."
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").The one thing that I was somewhat disappointed in was the wireless word that is used, as technically it is not completely wireless."
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"Cant use HDMI cable w o dropping another 30 bucks, so add that to the price of these and you can get yourself a nice wireless pair of headsets w o all the hassle."
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"Excellent productGreat sound qualityDon't like that it is not wireless, but I am sure that is why the quality is so good"
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"I even use them as a backup headset for my PC, now (the primary is wireless, so if it runs out of battery, this is my best corded set)."
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"He says they are comfortable, have good sound and since they are wireless they are not coming unplugged or getting caught on things."
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"Work great, sucks they aren't wireless but it gets the job done."
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"I have also purchased the X31s for wireless capabilities as well, but they're a totally different price point, and different quality of product as well."
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Xbox

Xbox:
"its MIC (microphone) the boom is adjustable which is great but sound quality of your voice to others was not very good either would be too loud or to quiet for the 360 user, xbox one side wasn't too bad being you have the adapter to change levels better.8."
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"They were durable and lasted a long time, and there aren't many decent affordable options for xbox headsets."
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"I got these around 2 years ago for xbox and they worked fine for me (for 1 year) now they are VERY uncomfortable and it seems they have worn out and they now make buzzing noises, I suggest you buy these only if you really want to have a gaming headset otherwise there are better options."
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"The content in the description is accurate, but they left some out:- you won't be able to use your HDMI cable for Xbox 360."
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"During the time when I played Xbox a lot, which unfortunately is past, I used these constantly, as I needed to be able to hear both the game sound and chat in my ears, since my prime game time was after the child and wife were both asleep, and our home is too small to run TV sound after that."
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"My friends on xbox complained that the mic was a bit loud so you might have to talk with the mic a good distance from your mouth."
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"volume controls to change game and chat volume indepently which is great, xbox one side you have double the volume mixer with the headset controls and adapter controls.7."
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"I would recommend these for anyone who is looking for a gaming headset for the Xbox or PC."
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"these headphone came in the mail with a nice dent in the box, opened it up, connected it to my xbox and nothing, tried using it on different controls and my other two xbox and not even a sound, the light turns on but no sound."
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"These are excellent for my xbox 360."
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"My 11 year old son and I use this model on PC and Xbox360 , and it is the best quality headset I have owned , better than microsoft headsets no comparison , and they take a beating , We have dropped , tripped over , stepped on etc , and you just cant beat Turtle Beach headsets ."
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