Reviews and Problems with Turtle Beach Ear Force XP Seven
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Rauston Owens, Amazon
17 December 2014
Summary: Most uncomfortable headset ever, not even good sound quality, annoying background static. I'd give it zero stars if I could. My head is average size, maybe even a little smaller but it felt like it was squeezing my head. Definitely not glasses friendly. I tried leaving it stretched over my computer case for a week and it was still extremely tight.
Summary: Sound was great, Dolby Surround almost perfect... As long as it works. After few months breakaway cable went broken. Not expensive replacement. After another few months the control unit started switching itself without reason. That was enough... Amazon Customer Service was really helpfull to sort this issue. However I will stay away from Turtle Beach. It looks like they now make cheap, low quality headset for high end price.
Uncomfortable sub pare performance and too complicated.
Thomas Dispenziere, Amazon
31 May 2014
Summary: I felt the earphones were uncomfortable. Too many wires, too complicated to operate. The amplifier was too large, but worst of all, there was a buzzing noize in the microphone unless the chat volume was turned down so low that it was almost useless. I gave them away and purchased the 510 which I am very happy with.
Step Backward, No airflow, Topband Digs, Bad presets.
1 April 2014
Summary: Pros Extremely customizable presets. Advance Sound Editor Software. Compatible with any setup. Microphone is good. Cons Not Dolby 7.1 Pleather Ear Cups (Feels heavy, no airflow, gets hot) Little padding on headband, digs into head. Digital optic audio cable is unbelievably cheap and thin. Audio cuts in and out because the threshold is set to max by default. You have to download software to correct this.
Great headset but doesn't seem to work on PC like it says - DO NOT GET FOR PC - read below
Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 January 2014
Summary: Pros: - Amazing positional accuracy - In game sounds are amazing - crazy configurations Cons: - Does not work with PC - Their support takes about 3 days to respond 1 time Well after reading countless reviews on this headset I decided to take the plunge and get it over all the others in the price range. I chose these over the other sevens due to the fact that I game on an xbox, pc, and playstation. So these seemed like the perfect choice.
Summary: I've been using this headset for about 4 months now... I love Turtle Beaches, I really do, but for a top of the line headset... this was really disappointing. It wasn't as much as the headset, it was extremely comfortable, and sounded amazing, but the design of the headset that was horrible. Super sensitive touch buttons that ALWAYS get touched if you brush your hand over it, let alone the controller itself is pointless.
Summary: I have used several different pair of demo versions of the XP Seven's. They really do sound great. However, I found many reviews here on Amazon complaining about the left ear cup failing. Sadly, Turtle Beach refuses to acknowledge this problem on their forums or here or anywhere. They've done no recall and yet people keep having failing ear cups (see reviews herein).
Summary: I've seen too many reviews on people having a bad ear cup, decent quality but some people have returned them 3 times plus. Don't risk this, find a new headset. Mine is currently heading to the factory after the left ear cup went. Week before the sound of voices became raspy and hard hearing.
Summary: Sound quality is excellent out of the box. Then after amount a month the connection where the cable enters the headset starts to fail causing distortion, static, and sound loss. Huge disappointment - luckily amazon took them back and I was able to get a different headset.
Edit-Great But Seems Most People Are Getting The Same Defects
12 March 2013
Summary: Dont get me wrong i love this headset when it is working properly. I wonder though wide spread the defect problems with these are and if my replacement headset will have the same issues. My headset also seems to have gotten the squeaking plastic problem that was described at the end of the top review as well as the left earpiece going dead unless u hold the wire a certain way as described in the worst review so far.