Reviews and Problems with Turtle Beach Ear Force X11
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Selective Hearing or just Bad Headsets?
Eduardo Mantilla, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I have bought three pairs of these Turtle Beach gaming headsets. I bought them because I play a lot of online games, and I use Skype and Teamspeak clients. Now, I don't want to go with a long winded review, I'll instead give a short summary of my experience; the headset was good when I first got it, it worked, it had great sound quality, and it was just plug and play.
Summary: Worked great for just over a year and then it started to get flaky. After much fiddling I was able to confirm what I read on a few websites. The solder jobs inside the volume controller are pretty poor and the design doesn't protect the wire from straining connections when the wires are bent or pulled in anyway. Since I sit on a rollign office chair and use it for gaming and work, there wasn't much hope I could keep the wires perfectly straight.
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.
Summary: First i'd like to say this is my 2nd Turtle Beach headset I have purchased, and previous z11 owner. I have to say this headset is not that great. No option to remove the ability to hear yourself in the headset is a huge turnoff for me. I don't know if its just mine specifically but the sound quality is horrible, lots of crackling on high volume and the bass is awfully weak for a gaming headset. Comfort is also so-so. The Ear pads are meant for tiny ears.
Summary: I wanted a wired headset to play Borderlands on the PS3. When I first put these on, I was surprised at how cheap it felt. While the super cheap plastic makes it so the headset is very comfortable and easily worn for long stretches... it also feels super fragile. It also seems as if out of the box, the wires have already been pinched and I'm told my mic audio constantly drops out. When I tug on the wire a bit, sometimes it gets better, but it's spotty.
Summary: Worked erratic for 4 days then died! Uncomfortable after about 30 minutes. Mic never worked correctly, sound was good. Turtle Beach needs to strengthen the cord from headphones to control box, I think that's where the problem is. I always handled with care, returned for a different model.