Ear Force X41 Digital RF Wireless Game Audio+ Chat with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound -Xbox 360
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- Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound & Dolby Pro Logic IIx with Digital RF wireless technology (up to 30' range) CD-quality pure-digital sound transmission Digital input “pass thru” allows the X41 and a home theater system to be connected simultaneously
- Volume control on ear cup Independent game & chat volumes Built-in mic monitoring Mic mute Bass Boost (button on ear cup) Oversized ear cups Fabric mesh ear cushions Removable mic with flexible boom Headset powered by AAA batteries (over 20 hours)
- Transmitter powered by USB (no AC adapter) Includes headphone output on transmitter (second set of headphones can be used simultaneously or in place of X headset) Chat Boost feature automatically increases incoming chat level as game sound increases
- 50mm oversized speakers for deeper bass response
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From the Manufacturer
The Ear Force X41 is Turtle Beach’s top-of-the-line XBOX 360 headset featuring 7.1 channel Dolby surround sound, XBOX LIVE chat and a digital RF wireless connection for crystal-clear game audio.
Combining outstanding comfort with a stunning 360 degree sound field and enhanced online communication, the X41 puts you in the middle of the action so you’ll enjoy a gaming experience that’s second to none.Playing your favorite XBOX game with the Ear Force X41 is like having a “secret weapon” in your arsenal. You’ll get a competitive advantage by hearing sound cues that you can’t hear with speakers, such as the soft footsteps of an enemy sneaking up behind you, or the loading of a weapon far in the distance, regardless of the direction. By hearing sounds others can’t - and by knowing where they’re coming from - you’ll react faster and take them out before they take you out.
If you’re serious about XBOX 360 gaming, get serious about the sound. Invest in an Ear Force X41 and experience the game the way it was meant to be heard. It will help you to become a better player and you’ll have a lot more fun enjoying your XBOX 360.
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Dolby 7.1 Channel Surround Sound
The Ear Force X41 transmitter uses a 150MPS Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to deliver genuine Dolby Digital sound, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and Dolby Headphone surround sound processing technologies - the industry-standard formats for encoding multi-channel sound in XBOX 360 games and DVD movies. The X41 uses the latest version of Dolby technology to create realistic game sound in 7.1 channels for improved surround sound accuracy.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Stereo Enhancer
The X41 transmitter incorporates the latest Dolby Pro Logic IIx decoding system for surround sound realism from Dolby Pro Logic II encoded audio. When used with stereo sources, the Dolby Pro Logic Decoder also enhances the sound by spreading the stereo signal to provide a “wider” effect. This results in a richer, fuller sound than normal stereo - almost as if it originates from outside of the headphones.
2.4GHz Wireless Digital RF Technology
The Ear Force X41 transmits game audio to the headset with an uncompressed wireless digital radio frequency (RF) signal to deliver CD-quality sound that rivals professional-grade wired headphones. Best of all, the wireless RF signal does not require "line of sight" to operate. That means you can stand anywhere near your XBOX 360 and hear a clear, noise-free signal.
Chat Boost Dynamic Talkback Expander
If you’ve ever had trouble hearing teammates on XBOX LIVE when the game action heats up, then you know how frustrating it can be when you have to keep adjusting the chat volume. Chat Boost fixes this problem by automatically adjusting the XBOX Live chat level when the game gets louder, so chat from teammates isn't lost in the exciting parts of your game. As the game sound gets louder, Chat Boost turns up the chat volume automatically so you can still hear what everyone is saying.
It's a simple solution to an annoying problem, and it all happens automatically - so you don't have to adjust anything!
It's hard to hear yourself speak when a headset is covering your ears. The X41 corrects this annoyance with its microphone monitoring feature. The X41 adds a portion of the microphone signal into the headset signal, so you can hear a portion of your voice along with incoming chat and game audio. Microphone monitoring not only prevents you from talking too loud or accidentally yelling into the mic, it also eliminates that annoying "clogged ears" feeling when talking while the headset is covering your ears.
The X41 headset DSP also lets you turn on a Bass Boost feature that produces deep, rich bass tones by increasing the volume of low frequency sounds - just like turning up the volume on the sub-woofer on your home theater system. Bass Boost improves your gaming experience by kicking-up the sound level of explosions, gun shots and other deep-bass sound effects, making them even more dramatic.
Wired Headphone Connection
The X41 transmitter includes a headphone output jack with volume control to connect an optional pair of wired headphones in addition to the wireless X41 headset. This jack outputs the same high-quality Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound that’s being transmitted to the wireless X41 headset, which allows two people to hear the game sound at the same time.
Independent Chat/Game Volumes
Separate volume controls let you adjust the game and chat levels individually, so you can easily balance them and never have to worry about missing a cue from your teammates.
Advanced Battery Booster Circuitry
The X41 has a “battery booster” circuit that squeezes every last bit of power from the batteries and assures high quality sound until they’re completely dead. This allows a pair of AAA Alkaline batteries to last for as long as 25 straight hours of game play. You can also buy standard rechargeable batteries in place of Alkaline batteries.
Powered By USB
The transmitter is powered by a single USB port on your XBOX, or from a nearby PC or laptop. So there is no need to fuss with a separate AC power adapter.
Top Customer Reviews
For the rest of my review I will be doing some comparison to the X4 in every aspect of these X41 headphones, as well as comparing them to the other options available. I may leave out some details that I already covered in my X4 review, if something doesn't make sense or you would like more detail check my X4 review to see if I covered it there. In this review I will mostly be pointing out what has changed from X4 to X41. Finally, I personally own 6 pairs of gaming headphones, from the aging AX360 to the Astro A40 and X4. I will be giving my opinion of the X41s performance compared to my experience with most of the other competitors on the market.
Headphone design and feel:
The X41s really shine in this area, like the X4s they are extremely light and comfortable. In addition, they have added a new type of breathable fabric to the pads which keeps your ears cool and comfortable through hours of play. They have also increased the size of the space for your ears.Read more ›
With a great deal of hesitation I purchased the $200 Ear Force X41 headset... I took a bit of coaxing to convince my wife it was a worthwhile purchase. ;)
COMFORT: The x41 is slightly more comfortable than the old EarForce x1. The earpiece is slightly larger, more circular than the old X1 - X3's by Turtle Beach, and they're also padded with thicker foam and cloth; rather than the old thin foam and leather-like material. They still press a bit tight against the ears, like the old X1/X3's, which cause a bit of discomfort after a few hours of game play. (the top "headband" is well padded, and the leather like material is far superior to the old headsets.) The boom mic placement is a bit further away than I'd like too. Overall I'd have to say they're SLIGHTLY more comfortable than my old Ear Force X1 headset.
BUILD QUALITY: The x41 is fairly impressive as far as build quality goes. The plastic used is much thicker and feels more sturdy than previous Ear Force models. The boom mic is removable, the arm of the boom mic is made of a flexible metal, and the mic is much nicer than my x1's.Read more ›
+ Easy to setup. The instructions are somewhat abstruse, and not detailed. I had to sort of fill in the blanks, but overall it was quite easy. I think anyone can do it.
+ Comfortable. The headset is lightweight, and has decent padding. It does begin to hurt my ears after a couple hours.
+ Features. The x41 offers a ton of awesome features, including RF technology and Dolby Digital 7.1.
- The transmitter cannot be connected to my LCD HDTV via the optical port and still get Dolby Digital surround sound. You NEED the Xbox 360's AV/Optical plugs in order to access DD 7.1. Most new Xbox's don't include this cable, so it's an additional expense if you want to use this headset. No point in buying these instead of the x31's if you can't get Dolby.
- Occasional scratching, popping, cutting. Nothing destroys immersion and distracts me more than when the sound pops and cuts in the middle of your game. This is not associated with the chat cable's notorious scratching and popping. This is due to a bad RF connection or interference or something. The problem is enhanced if you're downloading anything via a nearby wifi. The headset will often pop so loudly, that all audio is cut for a few seconds, and gradually returns. The pops are occasionally so loud and abrupt, that I wouldn't be surprised if it damaged someone's eardrums.
- The volume turn dials are awkward and poorly designed. The volume dial on the headset won't register any volume until it's turned about 3/4 of the way to MAX. From the 3/4 mark, it increases RAPIDLY. The chat volume dial is even more sensitive.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used these headphones on a consistent basis when I still used my xbox360, so I will base my opinion on how they performed utilizing that console. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeremy Papp
I've been using this for over five years and it has never broken or faltered. It is truly the most durable headset I've ever had. Ive played over 1000 hours of gaming on it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Topsy Cretes
I have had these for 6 years now and they are holding up to the age. They run like they're new and the build quality is amazing, surprised they've lasted this long. Read morePublished 12 months ago by XRaptor29