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Turtle Beach Ear Force XLa Gaming Headset - Xbox 360

by Turtle Beach
Xbox 360
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews) 32 answered questions

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  • Amplified Audio - Enhances game sounds for a more immersive experience
  • Bass Boost - Built-in bass boost adds depth and realism to the game audio
  • Independent Volume Controls - Allows for personalized balancing of game and chat audio
  • Microphone Monitor - Let's you hear what you're saying while talking
  • USB Powered - No batteries required

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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008M4BNQ6
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 8 x 11 inches ; 8.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: August 21, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Turtle Beach Ear Force XLa Headset
Turtle Beach Ear Force XLa
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The Ear Force XLa is the ideal headset for Xbox 360 gamers seeking a more immersive experience compared to standard Xbox LIVE communicators. Unlike basic communicator headsets that only let you hear chat in one ear, the XLa combines high-fidelity, amplified game audio and crystal-clear communication in a sleek compact design. The XLa also features independent game and chat volume controls and noise-isolating ear cushions, allowing you to personalize the audio and block out distractions.

If you’re serious about gaming, then get serious about the sound. Step up to the Ear Force XLa and experience game audio like never before.

At a Glance
  • Amplified stereo sound for superior audio quality
  • More immersive experience than only hearing chat in one ear
  • Bass Boost
  • Independent game and voice channel volumes
  • Microphone Monitor allows you to hear your own voice as you chat and stop screaming into the mic
  • Designed specifically for Xbox 360

Key Features

Superior Quality and Clarity

Amplified stereo gives an earful of top-quality sound the way the game developers actually meant the game to be heard.

Two Is Better Than One

Unlike basic communicator headsets that only let you hear chat in one ear, the XLa on-ear design for both ears provides high-fidelity sound and crystal-clear communication.

Deep Immersive Experience

Bass Boost gives your audio a kick in the you-know-what to add depth and realism to the sounds of the game.

Total Control Over Sound

With independent game and chat volumes, turn the game sound up & chat volume down. Or turn the chat up and the game down. The choice is yours.

Voice-Level Recognition

Know how people tend to scream when wearing headphones? With Microphone Monitor, now you can hear your voice in your headset so you’re not that person.

Comfortable By Design

Soft, padded ear cushions help reduce external sounds, and the twist-cup design allows the headset to rest flat on your shoulders for those brief gaming breaks.

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage

The amplified stereo sound produced by the Ear Force XLa will ensure that you hear your games loud and clear. We put variable bass boost at your disposal to give your audio a swift kick in the you-know-what when you need it to.

You’ll be able to hear sound cues that are missed with conventional TV speakers, such as the sound of enemy footsteps or the click of a loading weapon in the distance. In short, you'll react faster and take them out before they take you out, giving you the edge that can make the real difference between winning and losing.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
187 of 197 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Budget Headset October 28, 2012
By Mark
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I actually purchased this headset for the same price at Best Buy but wanted to submit a review describing what I thought of the product to hopefully help out those on the fence on purchasing this particular headset.

I had been in the market for a moderately priced headset to use for late night gaming on my Xbox 360 where I won't disturb the family. This week I paid $50 for a pair of Turtle Beach X12's. Got it home, set it all up, played a few different games to play around with the sound settings and just try the headset out. I was really impressed. After a couple hours, I started to realize a couple things. One, the microphone monitoring feature was barely working. I mean, it worked, but it was so quiet you really couldn't tell what you were saying through your headset. I searched that particular problem on the internet and I wasn't the only one that thought it was incredibly quiet. The second thing that turned me off of the X12 was they were a bit uncomfortable to wear if you wear glasses. The ear cups, although very comfortable at first and well designed, they'd eventually push on the arms of my glasses and push them into my head. Didn't feel so good after a couple hours of gaming.

Although I really liked the sound quality of the X12, I decided to return my set and buy the cheaper $30, Turtle Beach XLa set. This being the only real headset I've purchased (other than the X12 I tried out), I don't have anything really to compare it to other than the X12.

Setup was really easy right out of the box (or plastic packaging in this case). The 15' cord and headset are already connected together with red and white RCA plug-ins, and USB connections at the end of the cord.
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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HUGE value, small price January 10, 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am a pretty serious xbox gamer, but I've never been the best because I always had the regular chat headsets. I would keep buying cheap headsets, but they would break after about five months. However, this one is much better.
I was going to buy the Turtle Beach EarForce X12 Headset, but It was a little too expensive for my budget. After looking in every store and on every website, I finally found the Turtle Beach Ear Force XLa.
I couldn't decide wether to buy it or not, but after reading the reviews I decided to take a chance. And it was definitely worth it.

Lightweight. After hours of playing you can barely notice it's even on your head.
Easy controls. The controls are located on the headset, which means there doesn't have to be a giant box hanging on the cord.
Great sound. The sound quality is great! I can hear things I have never heard before!
Nice durable cords. The cords are long and durable so you don't have to worry about them braking.
Great mic. The boom mic is designed so that it will only pick up the sound coming from you, and not anything else in the room. GENIUS!
It's thirty dollars instead of sixty.


Well, that's all I have to say. It's a fantastic headset for a fantastic price.
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72 of 77 people found the following review helpful
By Rob Rob
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let's look at the slight cons first:
(slight) cons:
Only stereo sound. 2 channels, however they seem very omnidirectional.
No optical input (only stereo output anyway, makes sense)
Not wireless (wireless ones eat batteries like crazy, however)
Not the most comfy (but definitely the most compact and by no means uncomfortable)

On paper, these seemed great. 40MM drivers, bass bost, microphone monitor, controls built into the ear cup, sleeker and more compact than any other models

But man I wasn't expecting them to be THIS nice. I previously owned both the Ear Force X11 Amplified Stereo Headset with Chat and the Ear Force X41 (XBOX LIVE Chat + Wireless Digital RF Game Audio with Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound).

Why I don't like wireless Turtle Beaches: batteries. Even with high-capacity, rechargeable batteries, I was swapping them out of my x41's every couple of days. Too annoying, and you still required a wire to the controller anyway.

The wires on this are the least annoying I've ever seen on a turtle beach. Thanks to the controls being located on the earcup, the wires only split to plug into the controller. It is a durable black wire that feels rigid and sturdy.

They are easy to get out of the way, and easy to wrap up.

Build construction: Durable, very light, feel very plastic-y. These aren't Sennhesiers or Beats, so I was expecting that. The rotating cups are very nice for safe storage without worry of stressing the joints.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the Price December 29, 2012
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Cons -
1. The wires man! They are so big that you can strangle your neighbor with it, haha. But i guess that has to do with the ability to get game sound.
2. The soft thing on the top of the headband is annoying at first but after 1-2 days you get use to it because it loosens up a bit.
3. Sometimes if you want to hear party members or messages then you might have to restart the Xbox 360. As in close the button and put it back.
Pros -
1. Awesome for the price.
2. Like Beats By Dre for Xbox 360.
3. Very adjustable volume levels for the game sound and chat sound. Pretty awesome isn't it?
4. If you guys are afraid it might not work for TV sound if you set up the headphones, don't worry the television sound will still come same as it did.
5. Keeps the game sound quiet, might make the people using the headphones a little louder because they think they have to scream (effect).
6. Very very very easy to setup, i never knew that headphones like these are that easy to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome product. My son loves them when he is playing his XBox 360!
Published 4 hours ago by SNAKE89144
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great sound! works perfectly, very comfortable
Published 6 days ago by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product good seller
Published 6 days ago by Kevin Delaney
5.0 out of 5 stars works great, comfortable
my son loves this headset (he's 10). i don't use it but he says it works great and is comfortable.
Published 6 days ago by L. Heile
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
Loved it! great sound quality and easy to set up!
Published 11 days ago by Patrick
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
it pretty much sucks...you'd be known as the guy with headset that farts...so yeah it sucks
Published 11 days ago by Ioasa Tu'u
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome budget headset!!!
Not much experience with headsets other than the crappy one that came with my 360, but for anyone gaming on a budget these are excellent! Good sound and volume control. Read more
Published 12 days ago by David Holcomb
5.0 out of 5 stars First purchased headset, very happy with the outcome
This was the first headset I had purchased. Before, I had only used the headset/microphone combo that came with the 360. While that one worked okay, it broke, fast. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Tyler Haley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 15 days ago by HERBALIFE
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocks my socks
I can't even explain how much I love this headset. Turtle Beach does not disappoint! The sound is great and I haven't had any trouble with the microphone. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Omiko
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