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Fantastic all-in-one for all your gaming needs,
This review is from: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP300 Wireless Gaming Headset - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
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I was super excited to receive my XP300 because it seemed to be the headset that would finally fix the wireless headset dilemma on the Xbox 360. That in itself is worthy of a purchase, but thankfully the XP300 has so much more to offer. I have purchased headsets that claim to be wireless in the past but somehow they always manage to involve wires. Doesn't really make sense to me. I had all but given up on a wireless Xbox 360 headset when this brilliant piece of technology came around. It is TRULY wireless, involving plugging a small adapter into the top of your 360 controller (where a traditional wired headset would plug in) and the adapter communicates wirelessly with the headset. It's beautiful perfection. If you happy to be 360 AND a PS3 fan, you're in for a treat. I don't even have to get up to switch from 360 to PS3. Turn the PS3 on, the bluetooth detects the XP300 (after initial setup) and I'm golden. I can even use the XP300 with my PC, although it is a wired connection. Not sure why they couldn't offer a wireless option for the PC as well and even though I don't really NEED wireless for my PC, it would have been a nice touch. I'm not going to knock a star off for this minor gripe because it outperforms all my expectations in every other capacity.
Sound is full and crisp and completely engrossing. Paired with the noise isolation, the XP300 REALLY puts you in the game. A high quality headset might not be on the top of most gamers peripheral list, but it's amazing how sound like this can completely transform your experience. I was immediately hearing things in my games I had never detected before. I had been using the cheap standard 360 headset which only conveys voice chat so this is the first time I played my 360 and PS3 games with a headset and it's just as amazing as the first time I used my Logitech G35 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Headset with my PC games. I had purchased a few headsets for the 360 trying to find a high quality wireless set, and there just simply aren't any other options out there. If you want TRUE wireless with your 360, you need the XP300. As for voice, my friends claimed that they could hear me more clearly with the XP300 over the standard headset and I would expect no less considering the price difference between this and the cheap headset. Incoming voices were much clearer and louder and I don't miss having to lower the volume on the TV to hear voice chat with the standard headset. The XP300 automatically turns up chat volume to compensate a higher game volume.
Comfort is also high on my list as after long gaming sessions, a heavy or uncomfortable headset will make you miserable. I once had a simple behind the ear style headset for my PC and my ears would ache after an hour and I had to take it off. The XP300 is lightweight for it's size and supremely comfortable. The padding around the ears successfully blocks out most surrounding noise while being very comfortable. Some headsets tend to put too much pressure on the ears and sides of the head but that is not an issue here at all. I wore the headset for over 2 hours and I was still just as comfortable as the moment I put them on. The padding on the band that goes on top of the head is amply padded as well and has plenty of room for adjustment so that it will fit absolutely anyone.
The rechargeable battery is invaluable as well. Since my son's obsession with Skylanders, I'm really done with battery powered devices that have to be replaced at least once a week with moderate use. There's no reason high end devices like this can't include a rechargeable battery and I'm glad Turtle Beach recognizes this. I can recharge the headset right from the console while I'm playing and I can't imagine a better setup. It ensures no interruption to gameplay, which isn't something most wireless headsets can brag about. This paired with the ability to talk on my iPhone while I'm playing makes this purchase a no brainer for any gamer. It's even replaced my bluetooth headset that I use for my iPhone because now I can listen to music through my 360 with the XP300. If you want a wireless headset that works with your 360, PS3, PC and bluetooth enabled phone, there is no better solution and it's well worth the premium price given how many uses it had.
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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 4:43:47 PM PST
Gary Burns says:
Hey. Did you just use a 3.5mm cable in the aux in to your PC? How did you hook up yours to the PC?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 4:24:42 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 7, 2013 4:29:24 AM PST
K. McLaughlin says:
You can use a two 3.5 to one 2.5 cable, plugged into the mic and line out (pink and green I think), or just get a bluetooth usb adapter for PC. Both TB and amazon have the cable. And to the reviewer...how would the headphones connect wirelessly to PC on their own if you don't have bluetooth? Just get an adapter, problem solved.
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