Submitted by GameNTrain 1545d ago | opinion piece

Turtle Beach: The 1up In Gaming

I was new to the Xbox 360 a few years back. I started playing shooters like Gears of War and Halo 3, as I began to really get myself involved into the Xbox live community. I became pretty decent at both games, definitely being able to hold my own. A few months later I began getting involved in the Call of Duty scene playing a lot of the World at War multi-player. While in these matches I used to hear a few of my online buddies talking about the headsets that they just picked up that were really enhancing their game play experiences. They were talking about the Turtle Beach headsets. (PC, PS3, Tag Invalid, Turtle Beach, Xbox 360)

maawdawg  +   1546d ago
I just snagged a set of TB X11s for $42 shipped off of Amazon last week. I am really impressed with them. The reason I ended up picking that model is the fact that I can use it on my PC and the 360. I highly recommend them, at $40-50 online they are light years ahead of the cheap $20-30 sets at the big box stores.
navysealrb  +   1545d ago
we carry the x11's at target for i think 65... and the x45s? for ps3 too.
Mista T  +   1545d ago
Yeah I got the x11 a couple weeks ago. really good headset. I use it for my xbox and pc
duplissi  +   1545d ago
gaming headsets in general are awesome.

i have a pair of tritton ax pros and they have true surround from 8 discrete speakers so i can hear where EVERYTHING comes from its awesome!!! (gives me a MASSIVE ADVANTAGE even to other headset wearing players because almost all other headsets use simulated surround from 2 speakers..) 170 bucks though

i wouldnt get any other sets from tritton though, they seem to be a one trick pony.

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BigKev45  +   1545d ago
I got the x11 headset as well. Great headset.
Omar91  +   1545d ago
i have px21 i think its called and i am so happy i bought this. I do not play any game without my headset and im excited to play dead space 2 with it. the sound is amazing and you really get into the atmosphere.
Mr402  +   1545d ago
Don't snooze on the Astro 5.8 wireless mixamp. Astro's headsets like the A40's and A30's are good cans but are generally overpriced. It's the Mixamp which is the true tech that shines. Takes any stereo headset and turns them into 7.1 matrix surround. I too own the Tritton AX pros and can honestly say that two high quality speakers with simulated surround blows Trittons 8 dedicated speakers away. Pair that mixamp with a pair of Senheisser 595's or Audio Technica AD700's and you will be blown away. Total price around 200 dollars but for a wireless system there is none better.
SuicideShaun  +   1545d ago
It's more of fad then anything else. I like hearing the game right on my ear, but it really doesn't help you be better.
duplissi  +   1545d ago
... naw i disagree, it helps you shut out all other noises so you can hear things that would otherwise be crowded out. also if you get surround (simulated or not) you will have a much better idea of whats going on around you; for instance in cod i distinctly hear when someone is following me to knife me because their footsteps are loud and clear and have a distinct spatial direction.
SuicideShaun  +   1545d ago
Meh, to each their own. But hey man, thanks for replying without any fanboyish flaming.
duplissi  +   1545d ago
no problem.
peowpeow  +   1545d ago
In PC gaming (haven't used a good headset in console games before) that I've experienced, a good (doesn't have to be great, aslong as you have a clear direction) headset gives a tactical advantage. In CSS for example, you get people who know exactly where you are, where your likely to go by hearing footsteps a quarter of the map away.
KingZFlipper  +   1545d ago
I've got the x31 headset, and I can tell you it's a totally different experience of playing when you use headsets
BlazeCP3  +   1545d ago
yea great another advantage for campers in COD...
Senden  +   1545d ago
Can't say i'm hugely knowledgeable about headsets but to my knowledge Turtlebeach headsets might be great but they can only connect to your console..now I might be wrong but if that's true what a waste of money. If i'm going to spend lots of money on a headset i'd rather get one which I can connect it to everything like my iphone or my pc or my soon to be bought ps3.
maawdawg  +   1545d ago
It depends on the model, some are specific to PS3 or 360 but others work with PC as well. They have a list on their website that shows what models work with what systems. As I said above the X11s I got for $42 work with my PC and my 360. Any amplified headset will have problems in connecting to your Iphone because it draws USB power.

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