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Turtle Beach Ear Force X42 Premium Wireless Gaming Headset with Dolby Surround Sound for Xbox 360

  • Wireless Digital Game Sound
  • 50 mm speakers; 2.4/5GHz Dual-Band Wi-Fi
  • Chat boost and microphone monitor
  • Designed for Xbox 360 and compatible with Xbox One w/ Stereo Headset Adapter
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Why You Need These:
  • Premium Surround Sound - Adjustable Dolby® Surround Sound Speaker Angles
  • Interference Free Wireless Connection - From the Only Company Offering Dual-Band Wi-Fi
  • Dynamic Chat Boost™ - Never Have Teammates Drowned Out by Loud, Sudden Noises
  • Microphone Monitor - Hear Your Own Voice As You Chat and Stop Screaming Into the Mic
  • Console Dedication - Designed specifically for your Xbox 360® audio enjoyment

Key Features


Technological Superiority
Premium Surround Sound - You can actually adjust the speaker angles inside your headset to ensure that your 360-degree Dolby® Surround Sound audio is fine tuned to your individual liking.


Ground Breaking Innovation
Interference Free Wireless Connection - Get static free wireless from the only company in the market that offers Dual-Band Wi-Fi.


Advanced Chat Technology
Dynamic Chat Boost™ - Only Turtle Beach offers chat volume that automatically increases as the game volume gets louder so your teammates are never drowned out by sudden explosions.


Deep Immersive Experience
Bass Boost - Gives your audio a kick in the you-know-what to add depth and realism to the sounds of the game.


Total Control Over Sound
Hear what you want, when you want! With independent game and chat volume, turn the game sound up & chat volume down. Or turn the chat up and the game down - the choice is yours.


Voice Level Recognition
Microphone Monitor - Know how people tend to scream when wearing headphones? Now you can hear your voice in your headset so you're not that guy!

Turtle Beach Audio Advantage
The Dolby® Surround Sound produced by this headset will ensure that you hear every sound in your game with pitch perfect 360-degree accuracy. The Ear Force X42 allows you to adjust the angle of each speaker inside the headset so you can fine tune the surround sound audio to your specific individual taste. Only Turtle Beach uses Dual-Band Wi-Fi technology to provide a non-static, interference-free connection by navigating to a less crowded bandwidth around all the laptops, tablets, smartphones, microwaves and other wireless devices that compete for space in your home. The Dolby® Surround Sound, adjustable speaker angles and Dual-Band Wi-Fi combine to give you an audio advantage in gaming like no other!
Complete Product Description
The Ear Force X42 puts you in the middle of the action with Dolby® Surround Sound and a stunning 3D audio environment. Powered by a state-of-the-art 2.4 / 5GHz Dual-Band Wi-Fi radio, the X42 easily coexists with Wi-Fi networks and virtually eliminates wireless interference with other devices. Multiple EQ presets and variable surround sound angles let you customize audio settings for any gaming situation. Its massive 50mm speakers deliver amazing audio fidelity and bone-rattling bass, while its lightweight design and breathable mesh ear cushions provide ultimate comfort. If you're serious about gaming, then get serious about the sound. Step up to the Ear Force X42 and experience game audio like never before.

Learn more about the Turtle Beach/Voyetra TBS-2270-01


Turtle Beach


The X42 puts you in the middle of the action with Dolby surround sound and a stunning 3D audio environment. Powered by a state-of-the-art 2.4/5GHz Dual-Band Wi-Fi radio, the X42 easily coexists with Wi-Fi networks and virtually eliminates wireless interference with other devices. Multiple EQ presets and variable surround sound angles let you customize audio settings for any gaming situation. Its massive 50mm speakers deliver amazing audio fidelity and bone-rattling bass, while its lightweight design and breathable mesh ear cushions provide ultimate comfort. If you're serious about gaming, then get serious about the sound. Step up to the X42 and experience game audio like never before.

Dolby Surround Sound
Immersive 360 degree audio lets you pinpoint the direction of every sound.

2.4/5 GHZ Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Selects the optimum frequency in the 2.4 GHz/5 GHz spectrums, virtually eliminating interference from wireless networks.

Adjustable Surround Sound Angles
Alter the positioning of the surround sound angles to customize your audio experience.

Equalizer (EQ) Presets
Multiple EQ presets including bass and treble boost combinations.

Independent Volume Controls
Allows for personalized balancing of game and chat audio.

Dynamic Chat Boost
Chat volume automatically increases as the game volume gets louder.

Microphone Monitor
Hear your voice in the headset so you won't have to shout.

Massive 50mm Speakers
Delivers superior audio quality with crisp highs and deep, rumbling lows.

Digital Optical Connection
Delivers high quality digital surround sound.

Quick Info


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

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  • Robert M.
  • 5/20/2014 9:38:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Great sound, works very well with my computer, (special setup listed bellow required) Can actually hear the steam that is shown on the character selection screen for the Sith Warrior in Star Wars the Old Republic, Bluray movies sound much better.

Cons: Rechargeable batteries are a must, and I don't care if you have to spend $50 on that, you will save a lot of money. The cups are a little uncomfortable, but it takes a while for it to be a pain.

Other Thoughts: If you have a sound card that supports Dolby Digital live, you can connect the receiver to your computer with the included optical cable. If your sound card doesn't support DDL, but it does have an SPDIF output on it, bluray movies will output the DDL sound when played, but games will just use stereo sound. If you want to be able to use the microphone, you need to get a 2.5mm Female to 3.5mm Male adapter. That will let you connect the included chat cable to your computer. I have heard that if you connect the wired xbox360 controller to your computer, it will eliminate the need for that adapter, but I haven't tried that out yet. As I mentioned in the cons section, rechargeable batteries are a must, I went through 20 batteries in the first week before my parents were able to drop off my charger and batteries that I left with them when I was living at home.

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  • Michael S.
  • 3/30/2014 10:15:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNeeded to put my two cents in.

Pros: Wireless - I really hate wires, I think they break too easily.
Easy to set up - You literally plug and play with the included cables and change the audio in the Xbox system settings. My PC motherboard came with an optical port so no extra cables needed for that. Works really well for movies that have 5.1 surround.
Range - Range is solid, audio breaks up around 30ft.
Comfort - Lightweight and very comfortable, I watched the extended cuts of Lord of the Rings back to back to back (almost 12 hours!) with a handful of bathroom breaks and I really didn't notice I had them on.
Options - Has bass and treble boosts (individual or together), adjustable angles for the surround sound, and Dolby digital support.

Cons: Not many in my opinion. I will say the batteries can be annoying if used for extended periods of time because they will beep several times before actually shutting off. As stated below though rechargeable batteries will save you a lot of money. I bought a pack of 4 AAAs with a charger (that can charge AAs and AAAs) for $30 from @maz0n (can't use that word seriously?). Seriously get rechargeable batteries or go wired, it just makes sense.
I also HATE the cable to plug it into the Xbox controller. For a $150 (at the time) wireless headset, you would think it would come with a wireless dongle for the controller. Those are bundled with the REALLY expensive ones though, gotta make $$$ somehow I guess...
I guess I should note that the "surround sound" isn't true surround sound, its virtual instead of using multiple speakers. It's not a big deal, just worth mentioning for people looking for a true surround sound experience. This is a waaaay cheaper option though so honestly it's not important imo.

Other Thoughts: To the guy whining about how much he spent on batteries: rechargeable batteries do exist and are an incredibly cheap (and worthwhile) investment. Why you would spend $100+ is just plain stupid. I purchased a charger (for AAAs and AAs) and four AAA batteries (rated for 1300 recharges before they lose overall capacity) for $30. If you're looking for a solid pair of headphones that work with PC, Xbox, and possibly Playstation (audio only via optical, not for chat. Haven't actually tested that but it wouldn't surprise me if it did work) then look no further. These are my first pair of gaming headphones I've used and are easily the best pair of headphones I've ever owned. Because they use optical they will also work on Xbox One (chat should function as well) and most likely PS4 (again but for chat) so it's a good long term investment as well. Overall I couldn't be happier, especially since these were a Christmas present!

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  • Brian G.
  • 1/3/2014 6:02:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNOT Worth it.

Pros: -Wireless (sort of a pro)
-Surround Sound
-Sound Quality (again kind of)
-Durability (so far seems fine)
-The Microphone is probably about the best part (which isn't honestly enough of a selling point)

Cons: First of all I've had this set for roughly 4 months and already have gone through about $100 worth of batteries. I will burn through a pair of duracell coppertops in a day or less. Given the fact that I have used them quite a bit may affect this battery life but overall the upkeep was getting to aggravating. This is what plays into the issue with wireless being a "pro"; while it is nice to have a wireless headset the wireless nature becomes a hassle. Furthermore I had quite a bit of trouble actually connecting this headset to my 360 (when I first got the headset), better yet I was completely unable to connect it to my computer until I got the $10-15 cord off of turtlebeach's website which then meant I was burning batteries while still being wired to my computer.

Sound Quality. Overall it's pretty nice however as aforementioned the battery life was driving me nuts, this lead me to go acquire a new headset. I picked up a steelseries sierra v2 for $75 (less than half as much as this one cost me) and so far the quality seems to be quite a substantial set up. I don't know if it is just me, I haven't gone back and forth to test it but as of now I'm convinced the sound quality is lower on this headset even while it costs more than double. This isn't to say the sound quality is low, it just isn't what I would say is worth the price.

Durability; the headset I've had for a period of time and it seems to be okay. Seems to be fairly high quality material (plastic and what not). I've had another turtlebeach set break on me kind of randomly which led me to initially acquire this set.

Comfort, again the headset isn't entirely uncomfortable but honestly not $160 worth (what I paid). I would recommend once again the Steelseries I mentioned previously as they have proven to be much more comfortable in comparison.

Other Thoughts: Overall:

My thoughts summed up would be, the headset isn't a bad one per say but overall VERY much NOT worth the price for quality in comparison to the less than half as expensive SteelSeries Sierra V2 which cost roughly $75-76 after I believe an 8% sales tax.

Comfort: Sierra
Sound Quality: Sierra
Price: Sierra by hugely incomparably far (initial price and upkeep prive via batteries for the x42)
Microphone: Toss up, friend has said the turtlebeach was slightly louder; however on other turtlebeachs there may be feedback if used on a PC. Both x12, and PX31's have been troublesome with my friends while using chat programs like Razer Comms, Ventrillo, and even in-game chats.
Durability: Sierra I think, I've seen turtlebeachs come and go and my friend has has a sierra for about 2 years with no issues.
Overall: Sierra but quite a bit honestly

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  • christopher p.
  • 11/2/2013 7:46:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsx42

Pros: Sounds greet. Better then my highend home stero. used on bf4 and I can hear crickets chirping behined me.

Cons: Takes a while to break in for better comfurt.Also my game in bf4 freezes durring map change. Im thanking it has to do with the x42 and wyfy. It only happens when the x42 are on.

Other Thoughts: overall I really like. the mic is also very sensitive.

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 8/5/2013 7:06:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIf you're Sound Whoring... Get This

Pros: 1.Great range for a 5.1Dolby digital headset. Likely due to the dual band 2.4/5 GHz WiFi frequencies it can operate on.

2. Crystal clear surround sound that can be adjusted to different, multiple angles, so you know which direction the opposition is coming from before you actually see them.

3. No noticeable clicks/static/interference that you might find in older headsets. Again, likely due to 2.4/5 GHz dual band.

4. Chatting works well, even for someone like me who murmurs & mumbles while chatting.

5. Handy beeping warning when your headset batteries are about to die, so you can swap them out before the start of the next multiplayer match.

6. No discomfort, & fairly light when used over prolonged period of gameplay.

7. Definitely noticeable advantage in score.

8. TosLink optical cable included.

Cons: 1. Not exactly cheap, but well worth the money spent, especially if you are an avid gamer.

2. Volume low when initially used out of the box. Put a scare into me until it automatically adjusted itself & the problem went away.

Other Thoughts: Read the instructions first before using.

Hold down side button on transceiver for 10 seconds, then do the same with the power button on the headset until you hear the beep.

Multiple uses for this headset.

It can be connected & used with anything that has a toslink optical cable connection, such as home theater system, blu-ray player, or TV with optical out port.

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  • Richard R.
  • 4/14/2013 11:30:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Great sound, crystal clear, no distortion! its got about a 30ft range, so I can lay in bed and watch movies finally and not have to worry about waking people up!

Cons: If you're hooking this up to the PC, you'll need to run to an electronics store and grab a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter, or pay another $20+ for the pc chat cord. It comes with the xbox adapter, which doesn't fit regular jacks.

Also, you'll need that pc cord if you don't have an optical out port on your sound card or motherboard. The usb is just used to power the receiver apparently.

The instructions are severely lacking and the knowledge base just plain sucks when it comes to troubleshooting. had to look up that chat cord problem on youtube.

None of those things are something i'd take an egg off for though,.

Other Thoughts: My friends reported a slight humming sound when I talk, but its nothing loud

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  • Charles R.
  • 2/9/2013 3:12:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNot too bad.

Pros: Decent sound, 7.1, comfortable, wireless, good battery life, light weight.

Cons: It's wireless, accept for the mic cable. It tends to get in the way. When the cable is plugged in, there is a slight buzz but it's not even close to being noticeable when playing. Bass and treble are ok but not as good as my G930 for the PC. Also, they run on batteries but they do give a warning before they die.

Other Thoughts: Overall, worth the money.

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  • Ethan M.
  • 11/7/2012 4:12:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsShould have bought these first

Pros: Comfortable, great sound, solid performer

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Purchased the X32's first and heard the "buzz" lots of others complained about. Should be noted I didn't hear it during game play, only while paused. The X42's have a "buzz", too, but it's very slight.

Wireless connection is solid and pairs/connects quickly. Sound quality is great and they are comfortable to wear.

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  • Rosemina C.
  • 10/11/2012 8:36:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIts Great!

Pros: This was the best headset I have had in a long time and I have been through 3 different headset. This has great bass and treble boost. I highly recommend it's a great buy.

Cons: I just wish I could plug it in my tv and use my xbox HDMI cable at the same time but I have to use my xbox 360 optical port

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