Turtle Beach EarForce X12 Review
Review Author: Craig H
Review Date: November 25, 2013
When you’re getting a videogame you’re not just buying the game, you’re buying the gaming experience. Part of the experience is the sound of the game. That is where this Turtle Beach EarForce X12 Review comes in to play. You want to immerse yourself, stimulate your visual sense and you want to hear the sound of the game as well. Not only that, but you want to chat with your friends, you want to coordinate your assault, and you want it to sound like you’re really there.
If you’re interested in really good quality but don’t have a lot of money to spend, the X12 will get the job done for you. This is an over the ear headset with 50 mm audio drivers that make it sound like you spent a whole lot more. The sound quality of this headset is something you only expect when you buy an audiophile headset for much more money.
There’s a super-sensitive microphone which works well in most games. The biggest problem you might have as that it will pick up sounds from the other room. If you want to hear your own voice, the microphone monitoring is a feature that you’ll like. This lets you hear yourself in the headset. Some gamers don’t like this and you can turn it off if you want, but it is nice to be able to monitor your mic to know if it’s muted or not.
The X12 has standard amplification so it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the higher end EarForce headsets. You can still hear someone sneaking up on you because the clarity of these headsets is amazing. This also allows you to turn up the volume as high as you want and still not get distortion, everything is clear as a bell even at high-volume.
This is a wired headset that gets its power from a USB port so no batteries required. The cable is very long so you can move around without worrying about running out of cable. It does have a tendency to get tangled, so you might find this frustrating but you don’t have to worry about interference from wireless devices causing problems. There is an in-line amplifier that allows you to adjust the game volume, the chat volume, and the bass boost. The bass boost is absolutely amazing. You can adjust the levels so you have just a little bit, a lot more, or you can blow yourself out of the room.
The X12 is a great basic headset. It’s available at Amazon for under 50 bucks right now, so if you’re looking for a great basic headset to get your gamer online and enjoying, the game pick one up.