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Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500 Wireless Gaming Headset

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  • Customizable Presets
  • XBOX LIVE Wireless Chat
  • Dolby 5.1/7.1 Surround Sound

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The Turtle Beach XP500 is a special version of the critically-acclaimed PX5 that's designed specifically for the XBOX 360 and includes an XBA Bluetooth adapter for wireless XBOX Live chat. Just like the PX5, the XP500 delivers the ultimate gaming audio experience with a programmable digital signal processor, Dolby Surround Sound, Bluetooth technology, and XBOX LIVE wireless chat, making it the most technologically advanced headset ever designed for the XBOX 360.

The DSP allows gamers to enhance and personalize the entire gaming audio experience with fully customizable game, chat and mic signals. Custom presets stored in the Turtle Beach XP500 headset can be selected during specific parts of the game to emphasize sounds like footsteps or reloads that might otherwise be difficult to hear.

Bluetooth technology lets you chat wirelessly on XBOX LIVE and PSN, answer mobile phone calls and stream music - all while gaming in immersive 360 degree surround sound.

Although optimized for Xbox 360 gaming, the Turtle Beach XP500 is also perfect for watching movies and listening to music, with its impeccable audio performance, large, deep, fabric cushions, soft headband, and twist cup designed for resting the headset on your shoulders. The Turtle Beach XP500 continues the evolution of a new breed of wireless gaming headset that serves as the ultimate "secret weapon" in the arsenal of serious gamers seeking unmatched audio quality, sonic control and a competitive advantage.

Additional Features

XBA Wireless adapter
Sonic Silencers to eliminate background noise from chat
Low battery voice prompts
Voice morphs to disguise your voice output
Ear Guard Blast Limiter protects your ears from sound spikes during gameplay
Mic Monitor
Independent chat/volume control
Breathable mesh ear cushions
50mm speakers
Digital optical connection
Removable mic
Dynamic Chat Boost



Speakers: 50mm diameter speakers with neodymium magnets
Bluetooth: Bluetooth radio with dual-pairing mode and A2DP compatibility
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, >120dB SPL @ 1kHz
Condenser Microphone Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
Digital Signal Processor: Dual-Stage Digital Signal Processor for independently controlled chat, game and mic signals
USB port: USB port for programming the DSP via a Windows XP/Vista/7 computer
Battery: Operates on two (2) AA batteries or two (2) AA rechargeable NiMH batteries
Battery: Battery booster circuit extends battery life for up to 15 hours
Shut down: Automatic shut down after approx 5 minutes of carrier loss or silence to conserve battery power
Digital Wireless RF wireless carrier reception: 2.404-2.476GHz
Weight: 7.9 Oz (233g)
Headphone Amplifier: Stereo 27mW/ch, THD < 1%

Digital RF Wireless Transmitter

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Digital Signal Processor: 150MIPS Digital Signal Processor for Dolby processing
Digital Wireless RF wireless carrier reception: 2.404-2.476GHz
Audio input: Optical TOSLINK digital audio input compatibile with 48kHz digital audio stream
Audio output: Optical TOSLINK digital audio output pass-through of digital input stream
Power requirements: 5VDC @180mA max
Maximum analog input level with volume control on maximum setting: 2Vpp (700mV rms). Input sensitivity may be adjusted to accept higher level signals by lowering the volume control
Weight: 8.4 Oz (240g)
Range: Digital RF wireless transmission range up to 30 feet
Headphone output: Stereo headphone output with volume control for external wired headphones

System Requirements

USB port: Available USB Port
XBOX 360 console with optical audio output or AV cable to support optical output: HDMI Configuration- HDMI audio adapter cable (dongle)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Karri S.
  • 8/14/2014 9:04:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Gaming Headset.

Pros: Durable. Fairly Light, flexible sound stages, good special effects. Easy to program, Bluetooth to multiple devices that auto-switch (for phone/gaming) good fidelity of sound, works with Xbox 360 wirelessly for chat/gaming, with XBox1 with wire to controller for chat, wirelessly for sound

Cons: Was a little expensive but continues to work very well.

Other Thoughts: I like that I can adjust both the voice parameters of what others hear my voice sound like in addition to having various presets to select during gaming. This headset has worked very well, and with rechargeable batteries gives about 6 hours of HD audio gaming per set. The audio is very good and these headsets have lasted much longer than I expected, which is good, because they were expensive. Well-worth the $$ paid for the enjoyment received. If you like very good fidelity in your audio and the ability to chat wirelessly on your Xbox 360, this is a great headset.

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1 out of 5 eggsINTERFERENCE

Pros: Excellent sound quality, These headphones are great for an audio enthusiast due to the software they use. You can have 8 different presets with custom adjustable sound frequencies and several other sound/mic options.

Cons: These headphones severly lower the quality of my wifi connection (wireless g microsoft adapter on my xbox360). I have the xp500 reciever sitting about a foot away from the xbox and i get poor wifi performance and occasional dropped connections even if the headphones are off and the reciever in standby mode. I verified this by watching netflix on my xbox and movies wouldnt load or load very slowly, as soon as i unplugged the usb cable for the headphones from my xbox everything loaded fine with no dropped connections. I tried using different channels on my router that didnt help.


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  • Brandon D.
  • 6/23/2012 9:48:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove them

Pros: Great sound, Comfortable,wireless

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I wouldnt put it in the cons section but just a warning that took me a few days to figure out. I bought this for a wireless PC headset/mic. It only comes with audio in. the manufacturer should make a mic out to plug into comp. so u can wirelessly chat back. the only way to use the mic on a comp is to plug in a cable turtle beach makes that goes from the headset to your mic plug in on your comp (which defeats the purpose or wireless). Unless you have bluetooth built into your comp. I was more excited to find a headset that I could use for cell/xbox/ps3/comp that i didnt fully check all features. I think it was a basic feature over-looked by TB to not have a mic port on the back of the base unit to plug into your comp.

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  • logan h.
  • 5/19/2012 7:00:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOut standing headset

Pros: Amazingly clear sound, On bf3 i'm still blown away when a jet or helicopter flies over head. The many different options are a great feature, on skyrim i have a different set up the bf 3. The 7.1 is amazing.
I've owned around 6 headsets now, and i can easily say these are the most comfortable, and the best sound.

Cons: Not really major ones, when i first got them, they had a bad RF connection with my wireless router, but it went away, hasn't happened since.
The volume control irritates me off though, ill hit it sometimes completely turning it down. it should be a press button rather then a wheel

Other Thoughts: overall amazing set of headphones, works for ps3, xbox, and pc! if you have the money, they are the best out there

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  • Korey R.
  • 4/28/2012 8:51:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsBest headphones I've owned

Pros: Lightweight.
5.1\7.1 Powerful.
Well endowed with features
Bluetooth wireless (up to 2 devices)
Nice "dock" on wireless station.

Cons: Loose-fit for small heads.
Bluetooth sometimes lazy to connect.
Construction feels a little cheap.

Other Thoughts: I received these as a gift for Christmas of 2011, and I've loved them since. They're expensive, but *mostly* worth the price. I'd say these are $180 headset, not $250+.

The headset is fairly lightweight--you won't notice it after hours of gaming--the earcups eventually start making my ears sore after a few hours, but you can't tell the headset is, well, on your head.

It has bluetooth on it, which will connect up to two devices. It also has TOSLINK passthrough, which is great, because I connect it to a 5.1 surround system. Combined with a 3-way optical splitter, it provides audio for my PC, PS3, and Xbox.

I'm very pleased with the product, and would highly recommend it--as well as eight rechargeable AA batteries. Thing consumes batteries at a rate of 2 every ten hours.

As a side note, sometimes the bluetooth puck and the bluetooth reciever in the headset take a while to connect (30s+), and sometimes it just doesn't connect, which requires power-cycling the BT puck.

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  • Michel V.
  • 2/13/2012 7:11:23 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNice product but

Pros: Its "wireless" with awesome huge speakers with outstanding sound quality. With the ability to change settings on 8 different preset is far beyond any other headset out there. I've listened to the Dre headset but I would preffer this one. Sync to your iphone or other device and there you go......

Cons: Well immediately after i received and hooked up the headset it didn't work properly. Online players couldn't hear me. Yes.......I've read the instruction manual 10 time and went through the procedure multiple times and nothing. Turtle beach support suspected it was the mic itself, but waited another week for the new one. Then guess what? Same thing......I'm having a replacement coming here soon so until then it's only getting an egg for rating.

Other Thoughts: Turtle beach should come out with a rechargeable lithium battery in the headset instead of the AA/AAA batteries. Maybe this way, we can just plug the headset with the charger when done using it.

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  • Anthonoy R.
  • 2/7/2012 9:07:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRMA

Pros: Being able to be on hold on the phone and still game and switch back and forth was awesome. Sound was good and distance was decent.

Cons: You have to remove the chat pad to use this. It does not come with a cable to manually plug them in or the xbox adapter so if you don't want to use or can not use fiber you are out of luck. For 250$ it should come with all of the necessary cables and adapters

Other Thoughts: On the home page it does not state this is a non refundable item. You have to KNOW to look on page 3. After fighting with newegg I get a store credit. I feel like I was robbed. I bought this xbox version instead of the purple ps3 version for cheaper so I would not need to buy anything else for it to work. I called Newegg and was stuck STORE CREDIT! I feel like newegg jacked me and I am upset I am stuck with store credit. I only buy from the cheapest at the time so IF I need anything and it newegg happens to have it then I have to buy from them now even if they are not the cheapest? Not fair and not cool at all. I will think SERIOUSLY about ordering from newegg ever again!!

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  • Kenny C.
  • 2/4/2012 8:16:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: bluetooth, very comfortable, AA's instead of AAA's, and the surround sound is way better than the stereo in the lesser headsets

Cons: the default sound pesets the headset comes with are TERRIBLE but the beauty of paying this this much for a headset is the presets are 100% customizable

Other Thoughts: Once you go to and download the sound editor the headset becomes worth the money until then they're not usable for MW3 or the like

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  • michael k.
  • 2/4/2012 2:00:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm in love

Pros: Works with xbox 360 & pc !

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Works in living room w/xbox. Can listen to Netflix w/o waking anyone at night. Also makes Halo Reach sound sooo much better.

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  • Jordan L.
  • 1/31/2012 3:56:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat headset

Pros: Amazing headset, I've been through three other Wireless and semi wireless (XP41) and this one takes the cake the bluetooth is awesome I listen to pandora through my android while playing BF3, operates on stronger AA batteries and will last for quite a while

Cons: Don't put it right next to your router and everything will be perfect!

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