Gaming headsets these days come in all prices and with numerous different features. But the basic requirements are always the same. You need something that offers crisp sound and faultless communications, and it has to be comfortable when worn for extend periods of time. For bargain hunters, there’s a lot to choose from, and for those looking for something that will work well with their Xbox 360, there’s the [easyazon_link asin=”B006W41X1S” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Turtle Beach X32 [/easyazon_link]. I hope you enjoy my Turtle Beach X32 review!

 

Specs and Features of the Turtle Beach X32

The [easyazon_link asin=”B006W41X1S” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Turtle Beach X32 [/easyazon_link] is a wireless gaming headset specifically for the Xbox 360. It employs dual band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi technology to minimize interference. It only offers stereo sound, though.

Its other features include:

  • An amplified stereo sound from 50mm speakers that enables you to hear what you need to play more effectively, with a Bass Boost for greater realism and depth
  • Advanced chat technology that automatically boosts the chat volume you hear so that the chat isn’t drowned by the explosions and continuous gunfire
  • A microphone monitor that enables you to hear your own voice in your earcups so that you don’t scream to hear yourself
  • Independent volume controls for game and chat
  • Multiple preset equalizer settings

Pros and Cons

The Turtle Beach X32 looks nice enough, and the comfort level is okay (although apparently not for everyone). The earcups contain the various buttons and controls, and they are nicely spaced out and level so that mistakes are kept to a minimum.

The first great thing you’ll notice about the Turtle Beach X32 is that the stereo sound is great, especially if you are upgrading from default headsets. There are EQ settings you can use to make it even better—the bass boost will probably be used a lot. The automatic chat booster is quite nice.

The mic quality is superb, so you don’t have to worry about being heard. With the mic monitor, your screaming should be significantly lessened.

But of course with a price tag like this, you can’t expect everything to go right. Your problems will probably start with the setup, as the manual isn’t always crystal clear about what you need to do. Your better option will be to access the Turtle beach website for more up to date instructions.

The location of the wireless transmitter is also important. In general, you’ll need line of sight, and there may be some experimentation needed to find the optimum location. Some people who have used the [easyazon_link asin=”B006W41X1S” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Turtle Beach X32 [/easyazon_link] report some buzzing, but often there are different circumstances involved. Most likely, it’s because the transmitter location wasn’t right for them.

The sound-field expander (supposedly to increase spatial awareness) wasn’t all that great, but then again you don’t really have to use it. You may also want to get some new rechargeable batteries. While some people have managed to prolong the battery life with some prudent measures, for others the short battery life will be very annoying.

Conclusion

For the money, it’s a good enough wireless headset. This is especially true if you get it for substantially lower than the $100 list price. Some sellers may offer it in the $60- $70 range.

For many, the wireless feature here can be a bit troublesome, but that’s to be expected in this price range. At this price range, majority of the headset models are very low quality. And to tell you the truth, the Turtle Beach X32 is a hell of a lot better than your other options.

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