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Turtle Beach XBOX 360 Wireless Gaming Headset Ear Force X31

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Learn more about the Turtle Beach/Voyetra TBS-2165-01


Turtle Beach


40mm diameter speakers with neodymium magnets
Digital Wireless RF carrier reception (2.404-2.476GHz)
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, >120dB SPL @ 1kHz
Condenser Microphone Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
Headphone Amplifier: Stereo 35mW/ch, THD <1%
Bass Boost: +9dB @20Hz - 150Hz
Chat Boost talkback expander: +10dB gain boost at maximum game volume
Digital RF provides wide 360-degree reception range
Audio mutes automatically when carrier signal is lost
Operates on dual AAA batteries
Automatic shut down after approx 5 minutes of carrier loss or silence to conserve battery power
Battery booster circuit extends battery life for up to 25 hours and assures that sound quality will be unaffected until the batteries are completely drained
Weight: 7.9 oz (233g)

Digital RF Wireless Transmitter
Digital Wireless RF wireless carrier reception (2.404-2.476GHz)
Digital RF wireless transmission range up to 30 feet
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Stereo 3.5mm line input jack
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
Dimensions: Height .75 in (1.9 cm), width 2.375in (6 cm), depth 2.5 in (6.35 cm)
Weight: 1.3 Oz (36g)
Power requirements: 5VDC @ 50mA max

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Cristian L.
  • 4/15/2012 4:56:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOkay for Xbox

Pros: Has good sound, can get REALLY loud in FPS games. It's not the best but hey, there's a reason it's not surround sound.

Cons: Only 2 speakers so you only get analog sound. Hissing when chat is put on loudest setting. Undetachable mic

Other Thoughts: Okay for a first headset

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  • Bryon E.
  • 3/30/2012 4:23:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Headset For Under $100

Pros: Wireless. Good life with rechargeable batteries. Durable since i've had it for 3 years now. Does great with FPS's. I've been able to hear enemies footsteps from MW2 to BF3.

Cons: Sometimes theres a bad connection with the cable that connects the headset and the controller. Gotta twist the connection or it will cause echoing for others. Researched this online and it's a common problem.. Not Newegg's fault so no egg loss.

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  • 2/24/2012 10:12:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCable Issue Fix

Pros: The headset provides great audio and serves it's purpose while gaming. I have the version that comes with the 5.1 decoder box(forget which series).

Cons: The HDMI/RCA issue: Use the Microsoft HDMI kit. It comes with the audio connector that will fit along with an HDMI plug. Microsoft purposely makes the component/RCA box huge, so you will have to buy their $50 HDMI setup. The fix for this is to get the audio part from a used retailer, you know...somewhere to Stop for Games... People trade in just that part because, what do you know, they don't need it with HDMI. I picked up that part for like 5 bucks when I got mine. It allows you to hook up the HDMI to your TV and then get the red/white or optical from the little box. You would have to turn your tv down to avoid wierdness, but if you are playing with headphones, your TV is probably not an issue. Hope this helps.

Other Thoughts: There are also a few aftermarket, non-MS audio solutions, but they are only by luck of the draw. I found that one of my old universal RF adapters actually fit, but that was just tacky to leave all the extra pieces hanging.

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  • Daniel T.
  • 2/12/2012 9:19:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA quality set of 'cans!

Pros: Comfy, sturdy and quality sound. Great microphone (from what all my fellow gamers are telling me).

Cons: Prone to a VERY loud piercing feedback shriek if the PC / inline amp volumes not set up properly.

Takes up an additional USB port on the PC.

Other Thoughts: Takes some time to get the sound adjusted properly; by this I mean the co-ordination between the PC and the in-line amp. Until you spend some time getting the balance right, loud and/or high volume spikes can cause feedback and you'll blast your poor ears with a stupid loud shriek! Took me a little research to figure out what was going on, but I finally settled on my PC set to about 65% on the master volume. Now, I can turn the headphone volume up to louder than is healthy and not have to worry about the feedback issues.

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  • john d.
  • 1/17/2012 4:57:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood! but...

Pros: Amazing sound! And can be worn for hours without discomfort.

Cons: If your using an older Xbox with the wireless adapter, the receiver that comes with the headset will conflict with the Xbox adapter if it is close enough to it. And makes connecting online frustrating!!

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  • Brandon W.
  • 10/7/2011 7:09:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsTurtle Beach X31

Pros: Fit comfortably, Sound quality is far better then other headsets at same price.

Cons: if your xbox is hooked up via HDMI you cant hook up your headset because it has white and yellow jacks unless you have sterio output or you buy an hdmi adapter.

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  • Nicholas H.
  • 9/27/2011 7:21:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery Well Made

Pros: I've had this headset for about 8 months and it has been working well. The audio is very good, and has been helping my gaming performance for a while. With the bass boost, I can hear certain things much clearer and listen to my music with more "unce".

Cons: After about 6 months, the talk back cable has malfunctioned. Perhaps it was because of some broken wires or it was my fault for playing around with it. I'll soon be ordering a new talk back cable though.

Other Thoughts: Overall, this headset is perfect for its price, but if you want a headset with larger earmuffs and Dobly 7.1 audio, then get the x41. My friend has that one and it is superior to the x31.

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  • Ethan H.
  • 7/27/2011 12:29:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBrilliant, but not long lasting

Pros: This headset was absolutely amazing. For $80 I got 3 and 1/2 years out of it. Speaker quality was good, mic quality was very good for a gaming headset. Wireless transmitter was fairly long range, bought 20-ish feet for me.

Cons: After 6+ hours of gaming, got a little uncomfortable. Realistically I shouldn't be playing that long anyway.

Other Thoughts: For $80, I wouldn't even expect 3 years. She finally went kaputt on me about a month ago. The left side only gave me about 30% volume. Balance in windows could even it out, but made it too quiet to listen to anything. I should note that the mic quality was so good, I ripped out the mic and wired it to a 3.5mm jack. Its very clear, probably even good enough for amateur instrument recording.

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  • Jacob F.
  • 7/12/2011 5:59:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsGARBAGE!!!

Pros: probably work awesome if my TV is from 1973

Cons: this headset simply doesn't work with hdmi if your TV does not have a stereo jack out. Of coarse my TV does not have said jack so if i do decide i must use these then i will have to hook my Xbox up via RCA cables.... really RCA cables? what kinda junk makes me use the RCA cables in this day and age

Other Thoughts: how could no one have mentioned this sooner in the reviews? do most other TV's come with this jack now?

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  • William K.
  • 7/5/2011 12:50:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good.

Pros: These headphones not only look good, but they feel solid. They appear to be of good build quality, and the sound is fair. I haven't had ANY of the RFI crackling as described by other reviewers. Nothing but clean and accurate sound.

Cons: Be aware of the volume level prior to use. My speakers have already been blown. The sound is still precise, but is paired with an annoying rattle/crackle sound. This resulted from the volume being set too high prior to starting a game. It's very easy to do by accident when setting them down or putting them on. I STRONGLY recommend setting the maximum volume on the headphones to a safe level. This can be achieved by adjusting the volume on the headphones to the maximum level then slowly increasing the gain on the base unit until the volume is as loud as you would like. That way you won't be able to surpass the threshold of safe operation like I did. Learn from my mistakes.

Other Thoughts: Overall I would have to say these are a good buy for $100. You probably won't find anything better for the price. I haven't attempted to return my set. I'm a bit perturbed that it was so easy to accidentally damage the set, but I blame myself for not using my brain from the get-go. If you purchase these, ensure you follow the proper installation. If you do, you will enjoy these for years to come.

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