November 18th 2011 1:07 am

83

conclusion:We like it

83 October 1st 2012 2:25 pm

With the XP500, Turtle Beach delivers a lot of flexibility, allowing wireless gaming on a PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3; they even support VoIP calls on a PC. Sound quality is very good, and customizable profiles let you tune them for specific games or other media. At over $200, the XP500s aren't cheap, but they're less expensive than some other high-end wireless gaming cans, such as the gdgt Must-have Astro A50.

Buy It:

$190.00

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Critic reviews

8.4
7 reviews
  • Voice / mic quality
    8.9
  • Sound quality
    8.9
  • Comfort
    8.4
  • Durability
  • Design and form factor
    8.2

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User reviews

7.0
1 review
8.0
TechCrunch Jun 22, 2012

Hiding your gaming from your children is hard work and anything that makes it easier is a boon to the young father. I, for one, welcome Turtle Beach’s innovations to the craft into my life and thank them for watching out for me.

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8.0
CNET AU Apr 2, 2012

Despite our RF issues we can't help but be impressed by the immense range of options squeezed into these headphones. Delivering the ultimate in connectivity and above-average sound, gamers with well-stocked bank accounts will find plenty to like.

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9.0
ripten May 28, 2012

There is no other product in the buyer’s guide ... that offers the sound quality, customizability and versatility of Turtle Beach’s flagship console product. For competitive gamers seeking an edge in battle, a few downloaded presets might mean the difference between fragging and being fragged.

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9.0
Gamer Living Apr 11, 2012

The features built into the XP500 make them quite possibly the most advanced gaming headset to date. Each feature tested on multiple platforms performed remarkably well. While the $270 price point may be prohibitive, you are truly getting a high quality piece of equipment for the price – and a...

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10
Beatweek Sep 16, 2012

With the combination of a digital optical input and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound these headphones will be hard pressed to find competition from anything else I’ve tested.

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9.0
2D-X Aug 27, 2012

If you want an excellent gaming headset that’s packed to the brim with technology and excellent features, look no further than the Turtle Beach EarForce XP500. ... The Turtle Beach XP500 is gaming headset excellence, and as such, is more than worthy of a 2D-X Excellence Award.

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8.0
Tech Guide Dec 26, 2011

The Turtle Beach XP500 is a serious headset that delivers the comfort, quality and features that serious gamers demand.

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