Ear Force X4 Dolby Digital Wireless (Headphones) - Xbox 360
- Dolby Pro Logic II provides surround sound from PLII encoded audio and also enhances stereo
- Hear XBOX Live Chat plus stereo game sound with a heart-thumping bass boost that adds sonic realism
- Dynamic Talkback lets you hear chat even when the game gets louder; Separate controls for game and chat volumes.
- Eliminates game sounds picked up by chat mic; mic monitor lets you hear what you're saying
- Digital input for highest XBOX sound quality, plus analog input for TV and other audio sources
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First, let me say that I have a bit more experience with 5.1 headphones than the average consumer. I have owned many, made by everyone from Kinyo to Zalman and Tritton. With this knowledge it carries some weight when I say these offer some of the richest and clearest sound of any of them. I hear details in the sound and a wider range than with any of my previous headsets. The 5.1 is also quite good, I can pinpoint where sound is coming from pretty easily, and the sound fields sound a lot more balanced than with something like the Tritton AX360. Finally, the bass is very good even without the boost enabled, with it on it can almost be overpowering. The sound continues to impress even when watching movies or TV, and the Pro Logic 2 is nice when you only have a 2 channel source. The X4's are easy to hook up, with Optical in and RCA in you can easily hook up any audio source for use with them.
Overall, I would say the sound is some of the best I have heard from a 5.1 headset. That isn't to say it's perfect, there is a very slight hiss at all times when the headphones are on. You can only hear it when there is no other sound so it's not detrimental, as you don't notice it while using them, but it is there. Honestly though, I'm not sure if it is really anymore prevalent than the hiss found in most of the other headphones I have tried. It seems like they all had this to some extent.Read more ›
I bought the X4's hoping they would have addressed the hissing and they had not. That being said the X4's have very good 5.1 sound. The hissing is at its loudest when the cable from the puck is plugged into the headphones. If I'm playing single player games I do not plug it in and they sound great. Even with the cable plugged in the hissing is only detremental when there is no game sounds or in a lobby and hardly noticeable in the heat of action.
A nice feature is the fact that I can receive 5.1 surround on my X4's and X3's at the same time which is nice for watching movies with the wife and not waking up the baby (and yes the X4's do sound better than the X3's in a side by side comparison over 5.1). Another nice feature is that it has an optical out so if I want to play the sound through my receiver and surround speakers I just turn on the receiver without rewiring.
Bottom line is for the price and the fact they work flawlessly through xbox live these are a great wireless option.
I received this in the mail yesterday and was completely blown away by the product. The earcups are very soft and comfortable. The setup took all of about 5 minutes from start to finish (You just need to remove the plug from the "Digital In" port on the receiver which took me about 2 minutes to figure out... yeah, I'm not too bright! :P) Of course, if you only have an analog A/V connection, you can work with that as well but the digital input is the way to go
I decided to break this in with another new investment I made: Guitar Hero III and let me tell you I was in awe by the sound! I then decided to watch my Wrestlemania 24 DVD and the 5.1 sound was crisp and clear. In fact, you could say it was too good as I completely lost track of time and before I knew it, it was after 11pm!
There is only 1 drawback I have noticed so far, you need to be in a clear line to the receiver otherwise you hear a little interference (Like white noise) in the right earphone. Once I turned the receiver, the interference promptly stopped.
Of course price is a factor ($200 is quite an investment), but this is quite possibly, the last headset you will EVER have to buy! I wholehearted recommend the Turtle Beach Ear Force X4 Headphones!
Each new model offers needed and welcomed enhancements over the previous. The X3's were nearly perfect to me. So I figure why not try the X4!
-Earcups are more comfy than the X3
-If you are watching Dolby Digital, Pro Logic, Headphone profiles they will enhance the sound.
-The Stand, it can ONLY stand up. And the little headphone holder sticking out of the top can NOT be removed
-For anyone watching Movies that are in DTS, or pretty much anything on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, these will not do a thing for you besides give you stereo. Audio can ONLY be in Dolby formats, but not Dolby HD that is on new bluray and HD-DVD.
-The sound is not very noticeably different than the X3's.
For half the price, go with the X3 and get equal quality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only problem is that with plasma TV's the white noise disrupts the IR signal to the headset. Works perfectly on any LED/LCD TV.Published 14 months ago by Kenneth C Lange
When I first purchased these, use of surround sound headphones was still pretty rare on Xbox live. I was regularly accused of cheating, it was great. Read morePublished 21 months ago by luke wehrheim
I've had these headphones since 2008. Wearing them at this exact moment listening to music in the same amazing quality since day 1. Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Delbrugge
I have had these as a gift back when CoD4 came out and that was 6 years ago... I recently started having a Talkback cable issue but that's a easy fix. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by YrX
Great headset for the money a little beat up but well worth it. shipping was faster than expected headset is a good buy if your tryin to save money on a new pair they work greatPublished on August 27, 2011 by brad504444
Competitive in gaming, i had to get something to get an edge over other players. So i turned to the ear force x4. With the dolby 5.1 i thought that it performed very well. Read morePublished on April 23, 2011 by Sean Ng
This is just a MUST HAVE if you game online. I hear gun shot from action happing on opposite side of a map.Published on March 11, 2011 by Dan
Headset is great, Sure wish the mic didn't need to plug into the controller and headset, causes white noise, you need to be in direct line of sight for the IR sensor, but this... Read morePublished on December 21, 2010 by B. Torres