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Ear Force XLC Stereo Headset with Mic - Xbox 360

Platform : Xbox 360
Rated: Everyone
3.1 out of 5 stars 229 customer reviews

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  • Soft, cushioned noise-reduction ear pads
  • Folding, multi-pivot design for portability
  • High fidelity mic with flexible boom
  • Comfortable for long play sessions
  • High-fidelity 40 mm stereo speakers
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Product Description

Product Description

Pump up the volume without disturbing friends, family or neighbors. Hear every nuance of the game - from an opponent sneaking behind you to your teammates' voices right next to you. Become a better player by hearing every detail in the game along with the voices of online players chatting on XBOX LIVE. Conveniently adjust the game sound level with the built-in volume control and set the chat level from your XBOX setup screen. Blast the game volume without the aggravation of game audio bleeding into the chat mic from external speakers. Noise-reduction ear cushions help block out noise so you can concentrate on the game without distractions. Trash talk online. It's everything you need for an amazing gaming experience.

From the Manufacturer

Turtle Beach's Ear Force XLC is the best choice for XBOX 360 gamers who need the competitive edge through a high quality stereo headset without breaking the bank!


The Ear Force XLC is the ideal headset for cost-conscious gamers who want to enjoy improved game sound with their XBOX 360. Unlike basic communicator headsets that only let you hear XBOX LIVE chat in one ear, the XLC combines high-quality stereo game audio with XBOX LIVE chat, eliminating the need for the mono communicator and external speakers.

The unique noise-reduction ear cushions help block out distractions, so you can concentrate on the game, enjoy the full impact of the stereo sound from your XBOX 360 and become a better player.

The Ear Force XLC is specially made to optimize your XBOX LIVE experience! Click here to enlarge

Enjoy the XLC's lightweight and portable design! Click here to enlarge


Noise Reduction Ear Cushions
Specially-designed noise-reduction ear cushions block out external sounds and help you focus on the game in a distraction-free environment.


Twist Style Ear Cups
Unique twist-style ear cups allow you to rest the headset on your shoulders when taking a break from the game.


Portable Design
The multi-pivot headband lets you fold up the head set into a compact size so it's easy to take with you wherever you go.


No Game Audio Bleed
Blast the volume without the aggravation of game audio bleeding into the mic from external speakers, so you can communicate more effectively with teammates during XBOX LIVE sessions.


Voice Chat plus Stereo Game Sounds
The XLC combines stereo game audio with online chat in a high fidelity stereo headset, so youll get a better gaming experience with privacy and clarity.

Product Information

Release date October 5, 2009
Customer Reviews
3.1 out of 5 stars 229 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #29,390 in videogames
#160 in Video Games > Xbox 360 > Accessories > Headsets
#12,333 in Video Games > Accessories
Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.
Product Dimensions 7.9 x 7.5 x 3 inches; 9.4 ounces
Media: Video Game
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Customer Reviews

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I have had the Turtle Beach XLC headset for a month now and have a very firm grasp on what it's all about. First and foremost, I have seen a number of people complaining that the chat is poor. This is because these people did not realize that the game sounds (effects, character voices, music, etc) must be turned down in the game settings menu--and then the chat is controlled by the TV volume. You need chat to be louder than game sounds, right? Well this is how you separate it!

Once properly adjusted, you can easily see why the XLC is an excellent headset and well worth the $29 price tag. In fact, the audio quality is outstanding for such a low price tag! Mic chat is clear as a bell--both incoming (when set up properly) and outgoing as well. Plus, the noise cancelling earpads are a very welcome feature to have since it allows you to completely focus on the game. For competitive FPS gamers like me, this is extremely useful.

Two things to keep in mind with the XLC:

1) Be sure to properly configure the game/chat balance as described above.
2) You must have a headphone jack on your TV (or home sound system receiver) to provide adequate power to the headset speakers. If you don't have a headphone jack anywhere to power the speakers, then I would strongly recommend the X1 or X11 instead.
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I got mine last week and I had the same thing happen. I could not hear anyone talking on the game chat, I was gonna send them back but I gave 1 more try. I found out that your tv volume is the chat volume so just turn the tv volume up, but don't use the splitter cable that comes with it because that keeps you from turning up the tv volume. You have to turn down the in-game sound a little bit but it does work great. The best headset for less, it's a must buy if you can't spend a lot.
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So, I purchased these today from BestBuy(more expensive, but faster return) with the plan on testing them out. I just purchased a 40" tv that does has 2 headphone outputs and a Toslink optical out, and I thought that these would be the best starting place to test headphones on. I am in the process of getting an Xbox 360, so I was unable to test the microphone on these unfortunately.

However, after only about 1.5 hrs of use, these have I have noticed some unfortunate problems with these:

1. I was also considering the X11 headset, but decided to start here as it was cheaper. However, I did have the
chance to wear the X11 in-store, and I thought the padding was excelling. While I knew that the XLC wasn't as
good, I thought it would be ok. I was wrong. These have caused my ears to hurt, and due to the vinyl/pleather
material on the cushion, it began to irritate my ears and cause them to itch. This isn't something that I
foresee being able to acclimate to for hours at a time.

2. The inline volume control does only adjusts the total volume, and it does not appear to raise it very much. I
set my tv to what I would consider the threshold of "too loud", and at the maximum volume on these, it wasn't
even close to too loud, which means that trying to raise the volume in a situation where it is needed won't be
terribly possible.

However, despite the issues that I found to be too major to consider keeping these, I was pleasantly surprised by two things:

1. Most(if not every other) TurtleBeach headset requires an additional USB cable to be involved to power them.
These did not, which I apparently hadn't realized.
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overall this is a good headset. much better then the standard xbox 360 headset. I haven't got any feedback or static through this headset. and other player don't complain about hearing the Tv through it. this may because it draws the audio directly into the headset. but even when i did have the sound from the game really loud it picked up my voice and still when i asked players about the background game audio they said they couldn't hear it and i sit very close. the boom mic is adjustable but it works best if it directly in front of your mouth. i had it point straight up and was told they could barely hear me. One thing i did want to know but no one had stated was that if you plug this into you xbox 360 controller and other players can hear you however you can not hear anything through the headset game music or players voice. The voice chat isnt very loud. the volume button on the headset itself turns down both game music and voice chat which isnt helpful. its hard to hear voice chat over the game volume unless you and your party are yelling at each other through an intense game of wat have you. however i was playing Gears yelling and they were playing something with less action and i could not hear there "indoor voice" at all. To change this you have to go into the game options and lower the game volume settings to balance it out. something else i also recently found out is that if you using this headset while watching netflix or a movie and you are in party chat but not netflix party chat it will silence everyone. the Microsoft wireless headset does not do this. This headset ear buds are indeed very soft and the sound is very good. its not just sound from ur left and your right side it actually does sound like its coming from behind right moving closer and or circling around you.Read more ›
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