The Ear Force X12 is the definitive headset for gamers seeking amazing game sound, crystal-clear...

Turtle Beach Earforce x12

Average User Rating:
4.2/5,
  • The Ear Force 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 adjustable bass. With separate connections for microphone and line signals, the X12 also makes a great PC gaming headset.

    The X12 builds on the success of the legendary X11, the best selling XBOX gaming headset of all time, adding 50mm speakers and adjustable bass for professional-grade sound quality that delivers a competitive advantage. With the X12, you can hear sound cues that are missed with conventional TV speakers, such as the sound of enemy footsteps or the click of a loading weapon in the distance. That means you’ll react faster and take them out before they can take you out, giving you the edge that can make the difference between winning and losing. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed comfort during extended game play thanks to the large, deep-cushioned ear cups and rugged, lightweight design.

Recent User Reviews

  1. Onemoar
    3.5/5,
    "Decent enough "
    Pros - Decent audio acceptable mids
    Cons - usb powered cord is crap prone to twist-death
    if you really wanna wake these babys up open them up and carefully cut the white dust shield off the holes HUGE difference lows are kickier, mid's are vibrant if you want more open sound but not a lot of reverberation add some cheap foam padding or dynamite or just don't open all the holes (I started with 3 per driver) but I did eventually open them all because I had extra dynamat
    these sound as good as my HAXR-900's did out of the box
  2. Koenigseggfire
    4.5/5,
    "These things are remarkable. Fantastic for the average gamer, good for the pros."
    Pros - Great volume and bass control, excellent mic, somewhat good looking, rotatable ear cuffs for different fits
    Cons - The cable is way too long, one side could be slightly out of balance.
        I have been using my X12s for a little more than a year and they never cease to amaze me. It makes gameplay so much more enjoyable because of the enhanced sound and adjustable bass levels. When I'm playing games in Halo, I can always tell what direction my foes are approaching me from because the X12s allow you to hear pretty much everything. They are also comfortable, enough; the tops of your ears may get sore after a long sitting. In my opinion, the X11s (the model wich these replaced) were a bit more comfortable because they where a tad lighter. But the X12's sound quality is by far better. 
        The only legitimate problem I have with these may be in my own ears, but if you turn the volume al the way down, and then slowly increase it, the right side is always the first one to emit sound. This 'problem' is insignificant and possibly invalid because it may only be my left ear's fault.
        Aside from gaming, and if you have the right adapter, you can actually power these headphones with an i{Pod/Phone/Pad and listen to some tunes. The only issue with this setup is that the cable is almsot unbearably long and has an assortment of other connectors (use the green audio jack for MP3 players). If you don't have over-ear headphones, the X12s can suffice until you get a pair of "real" headphones.
        As for comparison with the other models of Turtle Beach Xbox 360 headphones, I cannot justify buying any other model of headphone; There are a few options and prestigious features such as wireless connection or Dolby, but to be frank I have not been super impressed with the higher models. If you do want Dolby surround sound, Turtle Beach had a processor add-on available for the X12s that will convert them into a 3D audio capable headset.
     
    If you are looking for a great sounding gaming headset and don't want to put a hole in your wallet, look no further than the X12s.
  3. Remixin
    3.5/5,
    "Not Bad, But Not Great"
    Pros - Decent Sound Quality, Nice Microphone, little knob for a bit of Bass Boosting
    Cons - Quite Uncomfortable
    First off, I am a bit of an amateur in the sense of the audio world so I guess I'll let you decide how seriously to take this. I got these as a Christmas gift and did enjoy them quite a bit. I think impressed is too strong a word, but the sound quality was better than I had originally expected, it wasn't awful. There  also have a knob to adjust the level of bass present in the head set which I thought was a nice feature. But I'd imagine the main reason you'd buy a pair of these is for the microphone; buying these for headphones is like buying a scooter for everyday transportation, it'll work but that wasn't its intended purpose. Now the microphone, in my opinion, is quite good. Sense this is technically the best headset I own I don't have much to compare it to, but they're good nonetheless. As for design they're not the prettiest to look at but again, that really doesn't matter too much. Comfort though, if I'm honest, is not that great. After playing for a couple hours the area around my ears get quite sore and I just need to stop and take them off for a while.Really was not impressed with the comfort. Overall I think the X12 is a good buy. With decent sound quality and a good microphone, I think this headset is a great starter set.

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