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Need help figuring out which Turtle Beach headsets for wife & I - April 2, 2012, 08:15 PM

So my wife and I have been known to play CoD: MW3. We're terrible. Still, we like to play together, which means after our 4-yr old has gone to sleep. Currently, we have crappy basic wired headsets (for chat only) which work only occasionally, and rely on sound coming through our TV/entertainment system for game sounds. Not the best idea while our son is trying to sleep. We'd much prefer something that combines game sound and chat sound in one.

Enter the Turtle Beach headset... apparently. I've heard good recommendations from coworkers and some of y'all... but most everyone plays solo. I'm half wee todd dead when it comes to thinking about things that require thought, so help me out:

What's the most cost-effective headset for getting game-audio and chat-audio for my wife and I at the same time?

I'm looking at the Turtle Beach X12 User Guide (http://www.turtlebeach.com/Portals/0..._Guide_WEB.pdf) and on the 3rd page it has a diagram for our setup (HDMI), but I'm not sure how to get audio to both our headsets. Our HDMI inputs all go to the TV, then only the sound (Optical Audio Out) goes to the receiver/speakers. My TV does have headphone out, RCA outs, etc. but I'm thinking that there must be an easier way.


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2 headsets on 1 tv? If so you can just plug them both in together. That setup is what I use and I love it. Its amazing the difference it makes. You can hear people running from a distance so if you play sloweryou can really get better.
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OK, so I've been comparing the XL1 (~$40) and the X12 (~$60). Looks like the more expensive one has variable bass boost and is compatible with PC. Whatevs. So I might go with the XL1... I see it for $36.62. I'm thinking of picking up two. But what adapter do I go with? The funky looking one that comes out the back of the XBOX? That Microsoft coincidentally doesn't manufacture themselves?


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TB wired headsets are powered thru the usb ports, you should have RCA cables that split the sound feeds and come with the headsets...

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I have the X41s. They are s/awesome


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We ended up getting two Turtle Beach XL1 headsets. ~$37 on Amazon with free shipping. Got a cheap-o dongley-thing for the back of the Xbox to plug in the red/white RCA jacks. The two headsets just piggybacked on each other. Works like a charm!

Great sound, excellent mics/volume/bass... money well spent. Plus now we don't have our TV speakers blaring (and possibly waking the little one upstairs). Only "problem" is that I can't hear the wife when she's talking. Problem?


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<---- Not McFly; but no need to make a new thread.

Anybody have the XP300's? or the XP42's?

According to this chart, they are fairly similar with the exception of Wireless Xbox chat (isn't that the point??), surround sound, bluetooth, and rechargeable batteries:



The XP400's seem to have it all, but I don't for see myself spending ~$200 on a gaming headset. < $150 I can deal with.

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I have the X41's and from that I would say go with the 42s for the surround sound and not just stereo.


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November 14, 2012, 10:56 PM

I honestly think one reason I don't play my XBOX as much as I could/should (I mean, shit, I have the time for it)... is the damned cords on my Turtle Beach X1's.

Reasonable... it's Brian, right? Let me know if you get a wireless pair and how you like them. I just might have to start playing Black Ops II this winter.


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Must go wireless.


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