Reviews and Problems with Turtle Beach Ear Force X41
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There's got to be something better out there
24 April 2012
Summary: After a small amount of research, The Ear Force x41s seemed to be the go-to for xbox gaming headphones. Im regretting buying them now though. There are two primary reasons for this: The first is sound quality; While the surround sound is very good, the sound quality is pretty terrible. Even with the bass boost enabled, the sound is very tinny. The second issue is battery life and how the headphones behave when the batteries start to die.
Summary: I was recently in the market for a headset. I tried the X41's (bought at Best Buy). I have quite a few wireless devices in my house, including a dual mode router - Linksys E1000. No matter where I used this headset in my house I got intermittent pops and crackles along with an audible hum/hiss when there was no sound from a source. When the earphones work, they do work well.
Summary: I jumped on this as a daily deal and I am glad I got a good price. If I purchased this at full price it would be on its way back by now. It may still go back. Pros: Easy set up It is nice to do gaming while not worrying about the sound waking someone up in the house. This was the main reason for the purchase.
Summary: I ordered this headset last week for use with my Xbox 360, and used it throughout the long weekend. Mic Quality: Excellent. I came through loud and clear for each friend that I tested the headset with. Comfort: Good. The ear cups are a little small, but they still fit over my ears (barely) and were comfortable for using several hours at a time, at least. The headset is tight enough to not fall off easily, but didn't cause any discomfort (even with glasses on).
Summary: Ok, so I read all the reviews, checked all the sites, and did my own foot work in making sure that these issues weren't going to be an issue for me. Ordered, opened, setup, and had my headphones working in 3 minutes. Not bad, 5 stars for ease of use with new HDTV. . . The first two hours went by grand, sounds from all around, crisp audio, although some what weak on the bass, still no pops, claps, or interference. Then . . .
Summary: The "hiss" people complain about is real. I was willing to live with this, but several other problems arose. The audio constantly crackled-and-popped, as if from a loose optical coonecton, but I tried several optical cables and connected to my PS3 as well as my XBOX360. My only other theory is RF interference or just a defective set. Also, I noticed that my wifi networks became much less reliable with these turned on.
Summary: I previously had the X11 TB headphones and I have always enjoyed them since I play at night with the kid in the next room. My only real problem with the X11 was the mountain of cords that kept me tied to the TV and always undoing the mess of tangles. I really wanted to go to wireless and it brought me to the X31 and X41. The only real difference that I saw was the Dolby 7.1 sound VS stereo surround sound. I opted to spend the extra money.
Summary: I will start by saying the headset has amazing sound, when and if you get it to work with your wireless network. I was very disappointed in that the RF of the headset broadcast tower interferes with wireless N router type signals. I spent alot of time messing around with placement of my device, router settings, and eventually got it to work, but now have to re-test my connection every time I turn on the xbox on and off.
Summary: got this headset for my anniversary was excited to play BF3. its easy to set up the only problem is the imput jack was loose and the optical wire wouldn't connect you had to wiggle the connection and once it worked you could not breath next to it. sent it back for a refund instead got an exchange. sending it back as well going to buy locally.