When I first purchased this product as an accessory for my xbox I was super excited and I had a reason to be, when they arrived they were probably the most stylish headphones I've ever seen in this modern day, I personally use these headphones as an online gamer and so do many others and I am sure that these headphones have amazing sound quality they have to be for advance gaming. Gamers only want the best of everything and to make headphones that satisfy all gamers must be telling you just how great they really are. If you are looking for casual headphones then these really aren't the headphones for you, these are pretty much for hardcore gamers only. They are wireless meaning there is no snagging on objects which could break them and also they have a microphone on them so that you can communicate with other online gamers so you can enhance your personal experience by sharing it with others. I found that the turtle beach headphones cushion and isolate your ears from the outside so that you feel as if you were hearing the sound as a first person and you were actually there which makes the games more realistic. THEY ARE ALSO VERY STYLISH. Although they are expensive at £269.99 I would still recommend that you still get them because they are of the best quality and that is what is important in everyone's shopping list, I love these headphones because of the ultimate sound quality they offer which makes gaming even more fun.
Turtle Beach have a history of extremely high-quality hardware. Any Xbox owner, at least, should know about them and most will recommend their products to you.
Let's start with the packaging. From a visual viewpoint the box looks awesome. It's simplistic, but I wasn't expecting anything flashy, and it does the job. Opening the box we see very little in the name of packaging; all that's there is two large bits of blister packaging, a small bag to hold the micro USB to USB cable, a small box containing warranty info and a sticker (that will definitely have pride of place on the rear windscreen of my car), and apart from the products and components, that's it. This is a good thing, as the box that this all came in is more than enough to handle multiple bumps on a delivery, plus the environmental gods will not be angry at you or TB.
I needed to be impressed by the XO4. One of its predecessors for the Xbox 360, the XL1, which is still my daily driver on that console, is awesome and is incredibly cheap on Amazon at the moment. As mentioned, I strongly believe in customers getting their money's worth, and with the price of £70 at time of purchase, they rival my Goji over-ear headphones that cost between £50-60 (depending on where you get them) and they are BEYOND GODLY.
My first test was some good old-fashioned gaming on a mixture of Forza Horizon 2 and Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox One, and the results are intriguing. The sounds were clear on both, but GTA seamed to be a lot more immersive in my opinion. This was probably down to the difference in how audio is coded and relayed in each game, but GTA felt a lot nicer to play and every single sound was crisp and/or full of depth where needed, which holds promise and will probably pay dividends in other FPS and TPS games, providing the audio encoding is up to scratch.
My second test was it handling applications like Skype and YouTube and seeing how it handles post-production audio. Again, the XO4 did very well with high-quality videos. I was able to chat to my friends pretty clearly, too. I tested this on my PC instead of my Xbox One mainly because the YouTube app on the Xbox One is extremely below par at the moment, compared to its Xbox 360 counterpart, and it does no help with muffling audio.
My final test was listening to high bit-rate music (namely anything 256kbps or higher) on my phone. I was blown away by how well they performed 'out of the box'. The audio was a little muffled in the mids but messing about with a hardware-level EQ sorted this out in quite the remarkable fashion. The bass is there only when you need it, and highs are crisp too.
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I have had my turtle beaches for ages now, personally i think these are great for everything, especially for people who will be wearing them alot!
My Turtle Beach X1's finally broke after a very long time and I've been waiting for an excuse to upgrade so went straight to the newest in their series; the X4's. I was actually thinking about picking up some Astro A40's as there's a lot of online games coming out but they were too expensive especially after you add the cost of shipping from the US.
You can get them cheaper than on Amazon if you look around stores and on eBay. I got mine for £75 as my friend works at PC World which was handy. Although £75 on a headset does seem a little too much to some, they're not just for gaming and the second reason I bought them was for watching Blu-Rays at night. They have Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound unlike my X1's and honestly sound amazing. If you play Call of Duty you will never again get killed from behind or stabbed. You can hear footsteps from everywhere and they come in extremely useful for Search and Destroy. The same goes for Halo 3 and they almost replace the radar in MLG.
As well as the audio quality, the in game chat and microphone is also of a high standard. You can alter the volume of game and chat audio to your preference and everything is crystal clear.
I noticed there is more padding and it is softer than on the X1's making them much more comfortable. My only complaint, like my friend had with his X2's is that the batteries run out fast, as they are wireless, which wasn't surprising. As long as you charge them when you're not playing, you won't notice it too much but on a couple of occassions I've had to resort to the standard free mic (and you know how I feel about that if you read my review!).
Overall, this is probably the second best gaming headset you can buy. If you play in MLG and enjoy competitve gaming then I really would recommend these but if you're a casual gamer who wants a solid headset then I'd say to get the X1's or some HD555's.