4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good upgrade from X41,
This review is from: Xbox 360 Ear Force XP500 Programmable Wireless Headset (Video Game)
Just got these as an early Xmas gift. I am coming from Turtlebeach's X41 and there is a noticeable improvement. Not sure if I would have spent $100 more but I can definitely hear these are better. Better spatial sound, crisper, more depth. No more background hiss when there is no sound as with the X41. My friend's X41 also had this trait so not just my copy. Less popping from interference (mine is right next to my wireless router). Haven't tried blue tooth for chat yet but being totally wireless is great. Overall very happy.
After a month of use I can report only 1-2 incidents of connection hiccup. This is sitting right next to my Plasma TV, AV equipment AND dual band wireless router (Cisco E4200) with multiple devices connected. Also a cheap 1.9Ghz DECT 6.0 cordless phone is 4-5 feet away. VERY good improvement over X41 RF performance IMHO. Observation, if I have Bluetooth connected it appears that my controller (original beige one) always seems to think the batteries are lower than they really are. This is proven by turning of Bluetooth and seeing the battery level go back up. Anyone else notice this? Using Eneloops. Overall still very happy with it.