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    Turtle Beach Products

    Well now that i've got my PC back up and running i can actually get back on the site.... >D

    I was looking through some of these headsets made by TB and i was wondering from those of you that already own one of their products what would be best to get... is the DSS worth the extra money with the X11's or do they work just as well alone?
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    I have the X11's and I love them!! The wires get in the way sometimes, but I can live with it! I never have to worry about the batteries getting low or dying during gameplay. Semper Fi!!

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    I have/have used two of their products. I'll give you the pros and cons of each:

    x41 Surround Sound Headset - AWSOME!!!!!!

    Pros
    - extremely low hiss
    - sound is incredible (I've actually looked behind me on a few occasions only to realize the sound I heard was actually in-game)
    - chat is crystal clear. You don't get that stuffy ear feel, it's like talking to someone face to face for the most part
    - Being wireless you can actually walk around with your headset and controller same as with those old one-ear standards that came with the system

    Cons
    - Price
    - Occasionally popping/crackling sounds. The further from my router I was the less of this I was getting. I think interference causes a lot of it.
    - Range is so-so if you have to run to a diff room to grab something (like a beer from the fridge )
    - the boom is not very hardy. I've had mine a year and regularly rotated the boom up and out of the way when I stored the headset and now unless i find a sweet spot for it I get a lot of crackling (if i get another one of these I will not be rotating it)
    - it runs on 2 AAA batteries. I used rechargables and they lasted ~12 hours of playtime. I just had to remember to rotate the sets before every game session and I didn't have a problem with the headset going out.
    - need an RCA Audio Cable Adapter if you are using HDMI (so if you go that route make sure to get the cable/adapter set)



    x11s - I'm using these now. I will say upfront that after using the x41s these are crap, but had I never used the x41s my opinion would be much different.

    Pros
    - no batteries
    - sound is pretty good
    - chat is fairly clear (do get a bit of the stuffy head feel but not bad enough to be a con)

    Con
    - Has a lot of hiss but this is mostly noticible if you have your chat volume up high and/or there is no game sounds going on
    - Need to keep a handle on those wires. They are long and can tangle up pretty easy. Keep them neat and you won't have a problem
    - Biggest problem is if you use a charge and play kit on your controller. Set time aside to charge when you are not using the headset. The feedback sound you get is HORRIBLE. As long as you are running just on the battery you'll just have that normal hiss.


    As to why I'm using the x11s - The boom issue has become unbearable so I took the mic out and gave the set to my son in exchange for his x11s. He has been wanting my set for a while and since he doesn't need to talk online it was a good trade. When I have the frivolous money to spend again, I will be getting another x41 set.


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    This should be in the tech section.

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    Personally I ditched turtle beachs and now rock Trittons The sound quality between the two is amazing. I have the Tritton 720s and AX pros..I still have my x41's and have had my friends play different games with both and they all prefer the trittons..They compare with Astros but are cheaper in cost ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bull3tBait View Post
    I have/have used two of their products. I'll give you the pros and cons of each:

    x41 Surround Sound Headset - AWSOME!!!!!!

    Pros
    - extremely low hiss
    - sound is incredible (I've actually looked behind me on a few occasions only to realize the sound I heard was actually in-game)
    - chat is crystal clear. You don't get that stuffy ear feel, it's like talking to someone face to face for the most part
    - Being wireless you can actually walk around with your headset and controller same as with those old one-ear standards that came with the system

    Cons
    - Price
    - Occasionally popping/crackling sounds. The further from my router I was the less of this I was getting. I think interference causes a lot of it.
    - Range is so-so if you have to run to a diff room to grab something (like a beer from the fridge )
    - the boom is not very hardy. I've had mine a year and regularly rotated the boom up and out of the way when I stored the headset and now unless i find a sweet spot for it I get a lot of crackling (if i get another one of these I will not be rotating it)
    - it runs on 2 AAA batteries. I used rechargables and they lasted ~12 hours of playtime. I just had to remember to rotate the sets before every game session and I didn't have a problem with the headset going out.
    - need an RCA Audio Cable Adapter if you are using HDMI (so if you go that route make sure to get the cable/adapter set)



    x11s - I'm using these now. I will say upfront that after using the x41s these are crap, but had I never used the x41s my opinion would be much different.

    Pros
    - no batteries
    - sound is pretty good
    - chat is fairly clear (do get a bit of the stuffy head feel but not bad enough to be a con)

    Con
    - Has a lot of hiss but this is mostly noticible if you have your chat volume up high and/or there is no game sounds going on
    - Need to keep a handle on those wires. They are long and can tangle up pretty easy. Keep them neat and you won't have a problem
    - Biggest problem is if you use a charge and play kit on your controller. Set time aside to charge when you are not using the headset. The feedback sound you get is HORRIBLE. As long as you are running just on the battery you'll just have that normal hiss.


    As to why I'm using the x11s - The boom issue has become unbearable so I took the mic out and gave the set to my son in exchange for his x11s. He has been wanting my set for a while and since he doesn't need to talk online it was a good trade. When I have the frivolous money to spend again, I will be getting another x41 set.
    Yeah ive got the X31 for my xbox and its would have to match your X41 review...little more popping/crackling sounds but it not bad! i love them and they block out all sound!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by usmc7998 View Post
    I have the X11's and I love them!! The wires get in the way sometimes, but I can live with it! I never have to worry about the batteries getting low or dying during gameplay. Semper Fi!!
    I have to agree with WARHAMMER 100%

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    MjolnirActual and I were talking about a good wireless (rechargeable) head set that is for sale. I don't really know of any but does anyone here, if so can you post links please? So basically something that I guess hooks up through bluetooth, rechargeable without batteries (if they make it), good sound quality.

    We were talking about the turtlebeach and I was saying that they are good but I hate being restricted with wires and the crackly noises with low game sounds.
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    Cant believe no one has mentioned Astro headsets. If u can afford um they r def the best $ can buy.

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    Ok I found the article below about a wireless tritton headset. Question is has anyone heard anything else about this wireless headset and is it available now? When I go to the tritton website I don't seem to see this particular model as being advertised as being wireless. That is why I am kind of confussed , anyone know?? Tritton website

    http://gear.ign.com/articles/109/1098715p1.html

    "Earlier this week, Mad Catz announced their acquisition of Tritton, one of the gaming industry's most prominent gaming headphone manufacturers. Under their new parent company, Tritton has announced a new wireless variation of their AX 180 gaming headset, which will be compatible with the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3."
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    Depends on what you like

    I have used both the dpx21 and the tritton ax 720 and would recommend the dpx21 if you like great sound but willing to sacrifice the quality of the workmanship. And for 160.00 I expected them to last longer than a month. The head phones snapped while I was playing bc2 so I had to buy another headset. I then bought the triton ax 720 for 130.00 and the sound quality wasn't as good but they were much sturdier and comfortable. The tritons also are able to accommodate two headsets at the same time for watching movies or tv late at night. The dss for the turtle beach is worth it if you have the money.

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