Turtle Beach Ear Force X12

80
Global
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

The Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 may lack the bells and whistles of much more expensive competing headsets, but Xbox gamers will find plenty to love in its simplicity and price.

The first thing Xbox devotees will appreciate is the color scheme, which mixes black matte plastic with some lime green trim to "infuse a little excitement" into what KitGuru feels is a very "attractive design." They also found the build quality "top notch," and Digital Trends says it "feels built to withstand unintended abuse." Still, Reviewed.com says you "shouldn’t toss these around in the heat of a ragequit."

At least it's unlikely that the X12 will be the cause of your ragequits, with Digital Trends noting it did a "fine job of giving me a sense of my place" with audio cues despite being only a stereo headset. Stuff did note the bass "gets a bit fat and overbearing" but still found it very good, with clear sound effects and "lots of space and detail to the presentation."

The Ear Force X12 might not be able to compete with more fully-featured surround-sound headsets, but for the price it offers console gamers a pretty solid stereo experience.

from $44.78+

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Breakdown

Sound quality
7.0
Design and form factor
7.5
Voice / mic quality
9.0
Durability
8.7
Comfort
8.0
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Specs

Ear Force

Form factor
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Controls
Volume, Mute
Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo
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Specs

Ear Force

Form factor
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Controls
Volume, Mute
Connections
USB, 3.5mm stereo
View Full Specs
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