Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound


The X12 is the definitive headset for gamers seeking amazing game sound, crystal-clear communication and enhanced comfort – all at an unmatched value. The X12 features massive 50mm speakers, delivering superior audio quality with crisp highs and deep, rumbling lows. The in-line amplifier puts you in control, with quick access to independent game and chat volume controls and variable bass. If you’re serious about gaming, then get serious about the sound. Step up to the X12 and experience game audio like never before.

$ 49.99

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  1. Rob Speicher says:
    287 of 299 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic, August 17, 2011
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    Pros:
    + Super-sensitive mic picks up everything I say, even whispers and mumbles; this was the single biggest factor to my purchasing these to replace my previous headset, the Sharkoon X-tatic SP
    + Great sound, not overly “bass-y”, and you can control the amount of bass with the Bass Boost dial
    + XBOX controller connection is compatible with the chat pad and all Rock Band/DJ Hero/Guitar Hero controllers without an adapter, unlike the Sharkoons
    + Extremely comfortable, even with glasses and after multiple hours of continuous use
    + While they’re not noise-canceling, I’d say they cut external noise at least in half, if not more
    + Controller dongle/pod is light and well positioned

    Cons:
    – Microphone is so sensitive it often picks up background noise
    – I don’t entirely like the microphone monitoring feature. I don’t personally need to hear my own voice when I’m speaking, but it is a useful reminder about whether or not you have your mic muted.
    – Due to the position of the mute toggle, it can be a little too easy to accidentally change the Bass Boost/Game/Chat volumes inadvertently
    – Very, very slight static hiss when plugged into USB power, which is apparently systemic to USB-powered headsets. The hiss is less noticeable here than with the Sharkoons, at least

    Overall, a huge improvement over my previous headset. The group of people I play with regularly noticed a big difference in audio quality and ability to hear me. Highly recommended if you need a PC and/or 360 headset.

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  2. Jared Cuenco says:
    138 of 145 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Headset, nice upgrade from x11’s, August 16, 2011
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    I just picked these up today, Aug. 16, 2011, which is when they became available. I really love the way these things sound. they are great on movies, music, and especially games. I’ve had the px 2’s, the x11’s and these are far superior. The sound is much more rich/full. Without a dss footsteps are crystal clear and no hiss or background noice. the bass boost is great too, if you really want to sound whore turn up the bass a little and those footsteps sound like stomps. I am really pleased because no matter how high i turn up the volume i don’t get any distortion. The ear cups are bigger as well making them feel more comfortable than the x11’s or px21’s. If you liked the x11’s then you’ll love these. Basically if you have the x11’s/px21’s and they work then you dont really need these. But if your current headset has distortion or is broken or if your looking to get your first headset for gaming, I highly recommend these without a doubt. This is the best headset you can buy for under $100. Trust me i’ve tried them all, the plantronics, sharkoon, tritton, & a bunch of others but i just end up returning them because they dont match the quality of the turtle beaches. Hope this review was helpful, if you got any questions please feel free to leave a comment, thanks!

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  3. 77 of 83 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    great piece of gaming equipment., August 30, 2011
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    These headphones are the perfect gift or accesoy to any gamer who enjoys FPS games. I can have the volume as loud as i wanted without disturbing my kids or wife. I can also watch movies and even though they are wired it is long and easy to keep under controll and out of reach of little kids. They are ultra comfortable and the sound is great. I would perfer surround sound for sure but did not have enough to invest in the next grade up. the price was a little high 60.00 but it was worth it. On Call of Duty black ops i can hear enemies entering a building on the first floor while im on the second floor, not only that but i can also hear what direction it is coming from. I ultimatley decided upon the wired pair as well because i read many reviews stating the lower end wirless headphones had lots of interference in the presence of wireless products i.e. baby moniter, laptop, cell phones, and basically anything that is wirless. Bottom line great sound, decent price, and looks awesome.

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