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Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 PC Gaming Headset

by Turtle Beach
Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,144 customer reviews) 191 answered questions

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Color: Blue
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
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  • Can be used on Mobile Phones, PC or Laptop
  • In-Line Volume Controls - Quick access to game volume and mic mute controls
  • 3.5mm, 4-Pole Connector
  • 50mm Speakers - Delivering high-fidelity audio
  • High-Sensitivity microphone with flexible boom
  • 3.5mm, 4-Pole Connector and PC Adapter Cable - Easily connects to most PC and Mac computers as well as mobile devices and tablets
  • Acoustically Angled Speakers - Delivers more realistic directional audio perception
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Product Details

Color: Blue | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006W41W7S
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 9.1 x 3.8 inches
  • Media: Personal Computers
  • Release Date: April 13, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,144 customer reviews)

Product Description

Color: Blue | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Ear Force Z11
PC Gaming Stereo Headset
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Complete Product Description

The Z11 is the perfect headset for PC gamers seeking high-fidelity audio and superior comfort at an affordable price. Its acoustically angled 50mm speakers deliver extended bass with extraordinary dynamic range for optimum audio performance. With a fully adjustable, lightweight headband and breathable mesh ear cushions, the Z11 is designed for extreme comfort during long gaming sessions.The Z11 also includes a PC/laptop adapter cable, while its 3.5mm, 4-pole connector provides easy compatibility with smart phones, tablets, digital music players and other mobile devices. If you’re serious about gaming, then get serious about the sound. Step up to the Z11 and experience game audio like never before.

Compatible With

PC, Mac, Mobile Gaming Devices

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage

We acoustically angled the speaker panels within each ear cup to create the most realistic environment for accurate sound perception. The amplified stereo sound produced by the Z11 will ensure that you hear your games loud and clear. 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.

Ear Force Z11
Superior Quality and Clarity
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Amplified Stereo

Get an earful of top quality sound the way the game developers actually meant the game to be heard.

Ear Force Z11
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We Go Where You Game

Go from a PC or Mac gamer to playing on your smartphone, tablet or mobile gaming device and back again with a quick switch of wires.

Ear Force Z11
Bigger is Better
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Massive 50mm Speakers

These premium speakers deliver crisp highs and deep, rumbling lows for the ultimate in video game immersion.

Customer Reviews

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241 of 257 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at ALL for the price April 18, 2012
By Goose
Product Packaging:Standard Packaging| Color Name:Blue|Verified Purchase
This headset is actually not bad at all. What impressed me was the 50mm diameter speakers, while playing a game you will have no problem hearing little sounds like footsteps. Another thing I noticed is that these are actually not bad when it comes to noise cancellation. The build quality is not the best but don't forget this headset is under $40. If you somewhat are a gamer and you need an above average headset, these are for you. Trust me you will not regret buying these.
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170 of 187 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular May 6, 2012
By Kyuu
Product Packaging:Standard Packaging| Color Name:Blue|Verified Purchase
I previously had an $180 pair of headphones that were really comfortable, but the mic kept cutting in and out. GameComPro1 PC Gaming Headset A friend I play games with recommended Turtle Beach, and I saw this cheaper pair that had not yet released. I preordered and got it earlier than I expected, so I was pleased on the response time.

With the actual headphones, I've found two problems. One, I'm worried that the mic moves TOO much, but with the design, I'm not worried about the wires getting messed up with the dynamic link-type of movement. So it's plastic, but very protected. Then, the cups of the actual headphones clasp completely around my ears. At first it was painful to wear, but they've morphed to my large head since then, and fit wonderfully. So just the mic one is a really big deal, but that just means don't wrap and unwrap the mic and twist it every which way for long periods like any other mic.

But the sound quality is amazing, and the volume and mute buttons on the cord are higher up, compared to my last set which was at my feet pretty much. The cord is also not that long, so my chair isn't on the cord all the time. The plastic itself is pretty indestructible, my roommate stepped on it and it was fine. A bit big to take for handheld devices, especially with the mic, but wonderful for online gaming. The sound quality of my voice sounds great, better than my last pair. I would recommend this to anyone.
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118 of 133 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Headset in its price bracket June 3, 2012
Product Packaging:Standard Packaging| Color Name:Blue|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent headset for its price, the best I have used for its price bracket. I have used extensivley the Turtle Beach X12, the Logitech Clearchat Premium, the Microsoft Lifechat lx-3000, and this Z11.

Why is it the best?

The second best are the X12's which are similar. The x12s are designed mainly for console gaming, but they work great on the PC too. The main issue I had with the X12's were that they were amplified which I personally do not like. There is a constant quiet hissing noise in the background due to the amplifier, which may not bother other people. The Z11's get louder then my ears can handle so amplification is not needed.

The Microsoft Lifechat lx-3000's were ok. They hurt my ears after about an hour on my head and the earcups did not breathe very good. The earcups like to popoff the headband sometimes too, but it was never an issue popping them back on. Also they had a very strange issue. They had a strange limited volume range. If I moved the volume slider all the way down (doesn't matter the computer or operating system I tried this on) a normal headset would be completely quiet, but these seemed like all the way down was around %33 volume which is strange.

The Logitech Clearchat Premiums were crap and I do not reccomend them. One of the earcups snapped off. They sounded worse then the other headsets, and they made my ears feel terrible. I do not reccomend these. The price was right however.

The Z11s are the best I have used for cheap headsets. They are the most comfortable by far (same as x12's). More importantly they are not amplified, so there is no hisssssss in the background constantly (and I think they sound a little more pure for some reason). They also use a 3.
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Sound Quality, Clear Voice, Ultimate Price February 1, 2013
Product Packaging:Standard Packaging| Color Name:Blue|Verified Purchase
I break headphones every few months and each one is generally uncomfortable and there is always some background fuzz when I listen and play games on the PC. (THESE ARE NOT FOR CONSOLES, DESIGNED FOR PC, PHONE, LAPTOPS, ETC)

Enter Turtle Beach. I've heard their name a lot esp. for console gamers but I never bothered. I saw a deal on Amazon with high marks and I recently broke my Plantronics 995 (beware) and I needed a replacement. I'm so happy I chose these.

Sound Quality:

INCREDIBLY Crisp and sound comes out so smoothly that I cannot believe I have been using such subpar headphones up til now. People are very clear and perfectly loud. There is no background sound or static and music sounds excellent. When you play FPS games you can hear each footstep and bump. I was playing Deadspace 2 and I was freaking out half the time. Great for Counterstrike, Battlefield 3, and other competitive FPS games if each sound can make the difference between life and death.


My friends said that after switching to the new headset that they can finally hear me clearly without any issue. They said it was very clear and precise to the point where one friend even mentioned how annoying and stupid I sound after hearing me so clearly... I cried a little but was overjoyed that I made such a great purchase.


This is where the headset has its weakness but it also may be its strength to some others. In the picture the headphones seem very sturdy and made of nice quality but this couldn't be farther from the truth. The headphones are INCREDIBLY light and feel very cheap. I'm afraid if I throw them around that they will explode.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars poor longevity and/or durability
The first set of these I received did not work properly -- no sound out of one ear, unless I moved the cord **just right. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Warners
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome set
Published 5 days ago by dayna
2.0 out of 5 stars Fragile plastic
Ordered these for my son. He insisted on Turtle Beach having the best quality for gaming. Unfortunately, the plastic on the headband piece cracked within a matter of a few months. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Anonymous
2.0 out of 5 stars Ear cups too small
Ear cups were to small for me. Very uncomfortable. Actually never used it. After trying it on, I returned it immediately. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Keith R. Carlson
1.0 out of 5 stars The second worst part about this headset is the terrible sound leak
Do not purchase this headset! I bought it while it was on sale and it isn't even worth the $25 I paid for it! Read more
Published 9 days ago by Tyler John
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Durable after much teen use.
Published 12 days ago by AW Gaines
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Mic was DOA had to RMA it back to Turtle Beach
Published 12 days ago by Chris D.
1.0 out of 5 stars Good sound, but poor build quality
These worked well for me until they suddenly stopped working 13 months after buying them. Good sound, but poor build quality.
Published 13 days ago by Five old dogs
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and good quality
Works great for gaming, and has worked well for online meetings as well.
Published 13 days ago by Russ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love these
Published 17 days ago by steve
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