Ear Force X2 Wireless Headphones review…

Christopher Grant down at Joystiq managed to bag himself a free pair of the named headphones from manufacturer Turtle Beach. They did this on the understanding that it would change his mind from his preconception that they were, well, a bit rubbish, so lets hope he hasn’t been biased on his review too much.

The unit Essentually contains a mic for Live play and although the name suggests full wireless capabilities, the headset must be wired to a gaming controller for the mic to work. So in this sense when your gaming offline you simply disconnect the wire from the controller and headset, together with the mic and sit back enjoying high quality music sent via infrared by the transmitter. Both parts of it, as you can see from the pictures, are coloured to the Xbox. In his review, Christopher emphasises the excellent build quality from the leather down to the flexible microphone. His only concern on this matter are based within the battery cover and both the volume and power switches.

The transmitter not only stores a place for the headphones to go after use, but they also allow for a certain amount of amplification to occur of the input source. There are 3 settings, high, low and mute, which is meant for using the headset for Xbox Live only, and letting sound coming through your traditional sound system. He compliments the power usage, especially by the batteries that are included.

Overall he suggests that the headset is a very good buy for those wishing to play online, however if you mainly or only play offline, then better ones can be sourced which lack the microphone. Personally I feel that these are a very smart pair of headphones, and the mic is an added bonus. Unfortunately he didn’t give much detail on the sound quality, which is surely the main focus on headphones?

       
   

Yes, soon after my post, he decided to give them away. The competition is kind of hard to beat, in a sense of out doing someone, the task here is to try and undercut them. The picture on the right shows a small rabbit eared 10″ TV hooked up to Mr Ex Bocks, the idea is to submit a picture of a Xbox system even worse than that. As stated the prize are those $100 X2’s, plus a pat on the back for being such a true gamer. Good luck to those of you who have the ‘pride’ to give yourself up… meanwhile, does the fact that he’s giving away a perfectly good pair of $100 headphones mean they aren’t up to par?

Christopher Grant down at Joystiq managed to bag himself a free pair of the named headphones from manufacturer Turtle Beach. They did this on the understanding that it would change his mind from his preconception that they were, well, a bit rubbish, so lets hope he hasn’t been biased on his review too much.

The unit Essentually contains a mic for Live play and although the name suggests full wireless capabilities, the headset must be wired to a gaming controller for the mic to work. So in this sense when your gaming offline you simply disconnect the wire from the controller and headset, together with the mic and sit back enjoying high quality music sent via infrared by the transmitter. Both parts of it, as you can see from the pictures, are coloured to the Xbox. In his review, Christopher emphasises the excellent build quality from the leather down to the flexible microphone. His only concern on this matter are based within the battery cover and both the volume and power switches.

The transmitter not only stores a place for the headphones to go after use, but they also allow for a certain amount of amplification to occur of the input source. There are 3 settings, high, low and mute, which is meant for using the headset for Xbox Live only, and letting sound coming through your traditional sound system. He compliments the power usage, especially by the batteries that are included.

Overall he suggests that the headset is a very good buy for those wishing to play online, however if you mainly or only play offline, then better ones can be sourced which lack the microphone. Personally I feel that these are a very smart pair of headphones, and the mic is an added bonus. Unfortunately he didn’t give much detail on the sound quality, which is surely the main focus on headphones?

       
   

Yes, soon after my post, he decided to give them away. The competition is kind of hard to beat, in a sense of out doing someone, the task here is to try and undercut them. The picture on the right shows a small rabbit eared 10″ TV hooked up to Mr Ex Bocks, the idea is to submit a picture of a Xbox system even worse than that. As stated the prize are those $100 X2’s, plus a pat on the back for being such a true gamer. Good luck to those of you who have the ‘pride’ to give yourself up… meanwhile, does the fact that he’s giving away a perfectly good pair of $100 headphones mean they aren’t up to par?

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