Pros: This headset has performed well for me for over 3 years...3 years of dropping,throwing,stomping on and of course the occasional rip from my system and still after all that it works the same way it did on day one. So you can be assured that "refurbished" wont affect this product at all. It works for pc too which is where it sees its most use.
Cons: Cables get tangled really easily but other than that you could use this as a football and it will still work!
Excerpt: This headset was highly recommended by the employee at Game Stop. It cost about $ 60 w/out tax and it has a great sound according to my son who uses it on X Box 360 to communicate with his friends. He can hear both the game play and his friends through this headset which is not possible through all headsets. The employee at Game Stop also said that he has this same headset and has had it for 3 years with no problems.
Excerpt: This is one of two Turtle Beach headsets that I own. This is my first pair that I owned as I have since upgraded to a wireless pair. This particular pair is awesome. The surround sound brings your video gaming experience to life as you can hear everything that is going on in your game. For example, one game I play is a military shooting game. I can now hear foot steps of people running up behind me that I could not always hear before through my television speakers.
Summary: Have been dying for a new set of 'phones for some time. These tings are precisely what everyone needs! Great for my work call, outstanding for watching movies loud after anyone else in teh house is sleeping, and perfect for gaming. Why are you still suffering? Find the Turtle Beach product you want and buy it.
Summary: I still use this headset after 3 years of wear and tear. And it works. I didn't take super good care of it either, it's taken a beating. It has great durability, clear sound, and my friends can hear me clearly when I talk. The sound in the background sometimes interfere with your voice but rarely. I love this headset.
Summary: I've had these for quite a long time, bought them when they first came out; still using them in 2013 and they have 40 mm drivers in them just like your 300-500 headsets do, which will make your ears ring after an hour of full volume use. Just recently got me a very nice Samsung Series 7 Gamer NP700G7C-T01US 17.3-Inch Laptop (Yellow) and plugged them in. Excellent sound! Highly recommend these unless you are an audiophile looking to do some recording or editing.
Excerpt: Turtle Beach Ear Force X11 Headset is very good for gaming. The sound quality is good for gaming and the mic is very clear when playing at a high paced. I wouldn't recommend them for music or watching videos online. The bass isn't the best for listening to music.