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192 of 237 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2011
I have to say that I am a little shocked that an item like this even exists. Lets get a few things straight;

1- These headphones, unlike some others, and contrary to some of these other reviews, ONLY output other player's voices. They DO NOT output any other game sounds, music, etc. This means that while you are playing you cannot hear the television, for example in a FPS, you will struggle to hear gunfire, footprints of enemies, and so on. The only way to combat this would be to turn your television up. Problem is, because these headphones cover both ears, you have to blare the television at ridiculous volumes to get the same experience you'd have with the traditional Xbox Live headset. This makes no sense to me.

2- Several of these reviews say that these headphones are tight. They are not tight. Not even close to tight, and in fact they are fully adjustable. At the largest setting you'd be hard pressed to find someone with a head big enough to fill them.

Bottom line:

If you're looking for a pair of actual "headphones" that output voice communication and game sounds, go check out pretty much any pair by Turtlebeach. Make sure to take a look at what the cables look like. If you want both types of audio output you'll need the Xbox Live headset connection, like these have, and also another wire that connects with the Xbox directly. Without that second component you'll get no game sounds.

For 7 bucks these are great. I just can't understand for the life of me why they were created. A product that simultaneously improves part of a game's performance (giving you great clarity in voice audio), but completely degrades all other noises from your television by boxing your ears in. I don't get it.
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92 of 121 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2011
Well I dont know why people say it blocks out all other sounds, cause it really doesnt. The audio in and out quality is much like the Microsoft name brand wired headset, the mouth piece is pretty good, the inner wires are covered buy a bending metal cover wire bit. The headphones are tight, i mean very tight at first but afer about an hour or t2o my ears got used to it and the headset was fairly comfortable and with time it will fit like a dream. The build is good, and these things may look big in the picture but trust me its pretty small which is very nice. I say need a replacement but want structure at a low prive then buy this. it'll get the job done and it works.
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45 of 60 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2012
I got this headset for my 15 year old son who plays almost every day for 4-5 hours a day. He is very particular about the headset he wears and since I got him these I haven't heard one complaint from him. Not ONE! That means alot.
Thank you for making such a great headset.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2014
This Item would have received a review of 5 Stars the item works perfectly except for one thing the fact that it plugs into the controller and if the controller is low on battery it it's real scratchy still worthy buying though.

UPDATE: Since I originally made this review the problem has persisted and new problems have arisen considering that for one it makes an obnoxiously loud ringing noise that you, yourself cannot really hear, but the people playing can hear it and according to them it is an awful sound similar to nails on a chalk board another issue is is sometimes, they cannot hear you or you get very static like if this happens you have to un plug the microphone and then plug it back in several times before it goes back to normal and then at least with my experience a few days after that happened my microphone died I would be very cautious buying this product. Considering it broke in a week. Aswell, I would caution anyone buying this product to not neccesarily listen to the 5/5 reviews look at the dates of things.
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22 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2012
It works perfectly, I was very pleased especially since it was so cheap.(: I would highly recommend this Mic. Thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2012
Got this headset as a gift for my husband and he was very excited about it. He can hear the others great, he likes the ease of turning it on/off & up/down :) The only flaw is the amount of time it takes to plug in the headset to the is a bit more tricky than it looks :(
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2013
If you are looking for an inexpensive Xbox headset, this is the one to try. It's comfortable to wear, works great, and is a great buy at under $10. It's not heavy duty, by any means (what do you expect for under 10 bucks), but it adjusts and fits comfortably on the head, the sound quality is good, and have had no complaints from others on the microphone quality. I really like that the sound goes to both ears instead of just one. Having voices going into only one ear can be disorienting, especially in a 3D first person game. Please note that all headsets that plug into the Xbox controller only transmit voice communication and not game sounds. If you want game sounds in your headset, you need one that plugs into the audio outputs of the Xbox or TV at a considerably higher price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2014
when i got them they were in pieces and i had to attach the earcups to the headband which was a bit tricky. i only hear audio out of the right and its okay at best not sure if they're defective or not. no game sound as expected.they're pretty comfortable it does block a bit of the sound out and if you have to play at a low volume then these probably aren't for you. all in all they're not bad for a few bucks but you're probably better off buying a good set
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2012
This was definitely a great buy for the price. It fits really snug around my ears, and the microphone is placed perfectly. The only thing I dislike is that after a couple hours, the snugness on my ears begins to hurt a little, so I have to take it off for a while. Other than that, definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a decent quality headset for a low price!
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on February 16, 2013
When i purchased this product i did it along with a brand new Turtle Beach XL1 for my xbox 360 when i believed the previous had finally given out after its long life of usage (but really it was fine a day after purchasing the new ones) so when these arrived i decided to test them out side by side with the turtle beach XL1. The test subjects, my friends in an Xbox live party, i started off using my usual turtle beach XL1's and near the middle of a conversation unplugged the old microphone disconnected it from the console and plugged in this headset. First thing to note about it was i noticed there was no in game audio playing through the speakers, but thats alright, that wasn't what they were made for nor did they have plugs to do that sort of thing. Its only meant to be a plain headset to speak through. The conversation continued as normal, i was able to hear my friends just the same as i did with my turtle beach XL1's without any noticeable difference in sound quality. after about an hours worth of gameplay the headset remained comfortable, and easy to wear not making any part of my ears sore. After a long gaming session with them i asked my friends what i was sounding like using the excuse of being worried the old headset was malfunctioning. they said "no, you sound completely normal" when i told them i wasnt using my turtle beach XL1's at all but instead a cheap $5 headset i found online, they were shocked, surprised the sound quality coming through them and what they were in turn receiving was so good.

This being said this is a great headset for the price you will be paying for it, but remember this is for speaking and hearing friends only, no in game audio with these headphones. i highly recommend them for anyone looking to game on a budget.
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