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Post by Seano on Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:36 pm

OK, these may sound like some noobish questions but I have never really ventured into the world of headphones before... I just simply use the el-cheapo Xbox headset for occasional online play.

I am hoping to finally play a decent amount of FM4 over the holidays, but want to be able to hear the cars etc without my wife complaining "it's too loud".

Following is ideally what I would like from a set of headphones but not sure if it's possible, so was hoping the knowledgeable OZFM folk would be able to offer some words of wisdom.

Wish list:
1. To be used as headset for online play, but with in-game sounds and voice coming though headphones.
2. In-game sound through headphones for single player play.
3. Listen to music/movies played through Xbox.
4. Price limit about $150ish.
5. Wired or wireless... I am not sure?

Items 1 - 3 may be normal for headphones?... or maybe I am dreaming? Is such a thing possible and if so, what do people recommend?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Headphones for Xbox?

Post by Tastyyx on Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:58 pm

Have a look at the headsets here.
http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/xbox-gaming-headsets.aspx

and here:
http://www.trittontechnologies.com/prod/xbox.asp

Might want to try other online stores like Amazon for cheaper prices.

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Post by OctarineDream on Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:59 pm

Easy answer is Turtle Beach:

http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/xbox-gaming-headsets.aspx

You can sometimes pick them up REAL cheap from EBGames or JB. Otherwise use shopbot to look at online prices.

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Post by RRT_DemoN on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:13 pm

turtle beach has some decent new products out for under $130

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Re: Headphones for Xbox?

Post by mad DANNO 29 on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:35 pm

get some x31's from turtle beach $140 (eb sell them or maybe cheaper online).....will do everything you want and won't disappoint like the cheaper ones

they are great for a starter pair of solid performing headphones...anything less and it's a waste of money.

I've had mine for 4 years and they only broke cause of the kids .... Mad should have put them higher up


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Re: Headphones for Xbox?

Post by Seano on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:54 pm

Thanks for the feedback so far guys.

Just doing some searching and reading now. The Turtle Beach headsets do seem to be trumping the Tritton items at this stage and I am really liking the look of the Earforce X41's. A little bit over the initial budget but I think I am getting swayed by the 7.1 surround sound.
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Post by OctarineDream on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:31 pm

I don't understand the whole 7.1 thing.
If you only have two speakers (which the headphones do), then how can you call it 7.1? You can only hear a left and a right source. Sure, you can run a phantom centre, but you can't distinguish between front and rear.
Can you? Or am I missing something?

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Post by Seano on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:40 pm

The Tritton 5.1 headsets actually have 4 speakers in each earpiece, but it seems the Turtle Beach headsets only have 1 speaker per earpiece... so yeah, not sure how you get 7.1 surround sound out of that?
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Post by RRT_DemoN on Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:42 pm

problem with the x31 and 41's is wireless and can be abit of a pain ive had 41's and they got stuffed up but i hated having headset die when playing and have to recharge also i have x11's and they do almost the same job

just my 2 cents

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Post by NoRecoil on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:28 pm

+1 on the X11's and X12 range
There a lot less hassle


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Post by Envy The Best on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:46 pm

My experience has been nothing but pain with PX21's, my initial and replacement pair both broke in the same spot. No i didn't handle them rough.

What i want is for M$ to make the 360 compat with Logitechs G35's.
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Re: Headphones for Xbox?

Post by Seano on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:57 pm

I have decided to go with the X41's. GAME has Turtle Beach headsets on special, so it was an offer too good to refuse really. Razz

For anyone else in the market for a headset, check out Game's prices here> http://www.game.com.au/search?search=turtle%20beach
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Re: Headphones for Xbox?

Post by Guest on Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:15 pm

i have x41's uve made the right choice

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:21 pm

Hey, I've got a different question here, I would really like a better headset also but only for in-game chat. I have a very nice Stereo system all set up for the game sounds (V8s have never sounded better) but I find the standard Microsoft headset a little cruddy most of the time. I also have a very awesome fiancé who doesn't mind the racket.

So I guess what I'm asking is; what is the best headset for easy and good quality in-game chat. Wireless preffered but I don't mind having the cable from my wheel either. Just not a cable from the xbox really which is quite far away.

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Post by Dazza4610 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:46 pm

I swear by my M$ headset, never had a problem with it. I have had problems talking to people with the TB X41, lots of background noise, usually too loud, some feedback at times. It is for those reasons I would not buy a TB headset.

Maybe the new one with wifi chat, I would be interested to heard feedback from anyone that has one of those.

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Post by mad DANNO 29 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:50 pm

getting XP500 for my birthday so will do a review....just not sure if I should go standard or COD version scratch
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Re: Headphones for Xbox?

Post by Dazza4610 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:53 pm

mad DANNO 29 wrote:getting XP500 for my birthday so will do a review....just not sure if I should go standard or COD version scratch

Oh good, I look forward to catching you online. I just dont like cables, even if it is only from my head to the wheel.

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Post by iWolf on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:36 pm

Seano X41s are a steal at the price Game are selling them for Shocked

I've had my pair of X41's for about 2 years now and they continue to work well. Bought them OS through eBay before anyone was bringing them into OZ. You'll find my original review somewhere around on the forum.

The sound quality is excellent and even though there are is only one speaker each side they do manage to shape the sound so it tricks your brain into thinking a sound comes from in front or behind you.

Only one word of advice, get yourself 2 sets of good quality rechargeable AAA batteries and keep the spare set charged and ready to go. That way you can always start a long session on XBL with fresh batteries and you wan't have any drama with batteries going flat during the session.
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Post by Dazza4610 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:57 pm

Interesting you have the X41's wolf, I dont really have any problems with the way I hear you on XBL, must be the way you have the settings.

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Post by NoRecoil on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:10 am

The wi-fi ones ive herd much around with your router and connection - one of the new kiwi guys was talking to me about it the other day


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Post by Dazza4610 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:26 am

NoRecoil wrote:The wi-fi ones ive herd much around with your router and connection - one of the new kiwi guys was talking to me about it the other day

Would that only be, if you use wifi to connect your xbox to the world?

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Post by iWolf on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:17 pm

Dazza4610 wrote:Interesting you have the X41's wolf, I dont really have any problems with the way I hear you on XBL, must be the way you have the settings.

I couldn't say about settings Dazza, don't think I've done anything particular.
There's not that much to change really and I take it as a good sign if I get chat volume right, lol. Mic position might make a difference?
The only other thing I can think about feedback is the mic boom can come loose and that causes feedback. But you'd expect that to be momentary because it usually happens just before it falls out and then you have no chat at all.
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Post by Rinkly on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:23 pm

Ive had a set of x31s for a long time and everything in my house
is wireless (5 items) no problem as far as im aware,with other
pls on line. iWolf is rite on the money about the batteries.
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Post by Sly Dux on Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:42 pm

I've got 31's and the only interference i have had is popping from the modem when my wife is on fb or whatever as she loads photos through the wireless to the laptop. Moved the modem about another 2 metres from the turtle beach transmitter and didnt get it anymore. Love those headsets just dont get to use them as much as the mini me's get up to too much trouble if im not listening for them.
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