Summary: I bought these just yesterday (June 25th, 2014) and had them delivered same day. Out of the box it was nice, no visible damage or issues. Headset was essentially plug and play, but required some tinkering in order to adjust the volume slider for both the chat volume and main volume. Why this headset had two separate volume functions was bizarre to me. The biggest issue with this headset was a very audible static/buzzing sound.
Summary: Do yourself a favor and get a nice pair of wireless headphones. Do NOT buy these. I have used them maybe four times because setting them up and unplugging them is too much of a pain in the butt. I had to go out and get extra wires so they would even work for PS3 and so now I have maybe five pounds of wires that I have to untangle and deal with every. single. time. I want to use these.
There are better alternatives to the Ear Force X11.
13 March 2013
Excerpt: While these headsets do serve admirably for their intended purpose, they are being marketed to gamers at an outragious price for not a lot of quality in return. They seem like a huge step up from the headset that is packaged with the Xbox 360 by default, but that is because those dinky little headsets are beyond garbage.
Summary: I'm a girl gamer in college so I treat the items I purchase with care. I've had these for about 4 months and the sound went out on one ear and the next day it went out on the other. The sound goes out now depending on where the wire is positioned. I recommend spending a bit more for a better headset. I bought this to use sometimes instead of my sennheiser's because those need a stand up mic...
Not for people with big heads, poor plastic material.
Christian D. Rey, Amazon
20 June 2011
Summary: When I first bought this item I looked at the cheap plastic headgear. I also noticed that the only thing that was comfortable about it was a piece of leather glued underneath the top of the headset. This is one of the poorest turtle beach products I've ever purchased. When I first started listening to the sound, I noticed a decrease in sound quality from the Turtle Beach X11.
Summary: This headset was exactly what I was looking for to use with my xbox 360 and with my new macbook (or so I thought). On the xbox side, everything indeed works swimmingly. However, on the mac the microphone is unusably quiet. After a bunch of hunting, I think I've tracked the problem down to the fact that modern macs don't have a microphone jack -- they have a "line in" jack that expects a much higher voltage than the headset mic provides.
Summary: Initially, this was a fantastic headset. It did everything I wanted it to, with amazing sound quality for the price and surprising mic quality. However, one year on the mic no longer works and sound has gone in the right ear. This is because the wire has come loose that connects the headset to the USB/audio in etc. I have taken good care of these headphones, I have never dropped them or carried them around by the wires etc.