Product Type: Turtle Beach headphones
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Turtle Beach Ear Force X1
Member Name: Typicalalex1
Turtle Beach Ear Force X1
Advantages: Cheapest in the range, good sound quality and no one else will hear the sound in the house
Disadvantages: Cheaply made and it shows
I have been playing Call of Duty for years now and have never had the urge to get a pair of these or any similar ones until recently.
There are 2 main reasons someone buys Turtle Beach's, the first is the fact that you can hear the sound a lot better.
Everything in the game sounds a lot loader and all the little details are a lot clearer. You can hear things in the back ground that you wouldn't normally hear, like the wind and distant gun fire. The other things you can hear are footsteps. With these headphones, you can tell if an enemy is near you and if you are good enough you can tell exactly where he is.
If they are to the left, then you hear it to the left of your headset and the same for the right. You can also tell if some one is behind you and after a few hours of experience you can tell if they are above you.
The other main reason for owning a pair is that no one else will hear you play. If you are a late night gamer, you can wear these, all the sound goes to the headphones and no one will hear you and you won't wake anyone up.
The X1's are the most popular of the turtle beaches, simply because they have been out longer and are cheaper than the X31's and the X41's.
You can tell these are cheaper because they aren't as comfortable and are made as well. The ear pads don't fit around your ears, they sit on top of them which can start to ache after a while. Also the Puck breaks for most people. This can be replaced for about £10 but it really shouldn't happen, you can tell they tried to save money.
I don't know if this is a problem with all Turtle Beach's but the microphone cable is rough and is rigid, if you run your finger down it, it will make a horrible noise down the mic and everyone can hear it in your lobby.
They are easy to set up. Simply plug them in to your TV using the Red and White cable and plug your Xbox 360 Red and White cable into the back of them. You also need to plug the headset into the Xbox 360 with a USB connector and also into the control using the small cable for chat.
They can also be used for PC which I haven't tried but have heard they work pretty much the same apart from the Red and White cables, you simply plug them into the mic and headphone jacks.
Brand new, these are about £40-£50, on eBay you can buy them for £25-£35.
So not cheap.
There are other brands available which claim to offer better quality but for a higher price.
Summary: Nice headset for people that want a better experience
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