• 21, May, 2019

tGI reviews: Turtle Beach Ear Force x12 gaming headset

Turtle Beach x12 This month tGI looks at the Ear Force x12 Gaming Headset created by Turtle Beach. This headset currently goes for a Recommended Retail Price of £54.99.

  • This headset features a rugged, breathable design
  • Breathable mesh ear cushions
  • 3.5 mm mic and audio jacks
  • High sensitivity mic with flexible boom
  • Mic mute switch
  • Speakers: 50mm diameter speakers with neodymium magnets
  • Condenser Microphone Frequency Response: 50Hz – 15kHz
  • Weight: 6.4 oz (233g)
  • Speaker Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz, >120dB SPL @ 1kHz
  • Cable length: 16 ft. (4.87m)

The headset features its own remote, which acts as an in-line amplifier:

  • Dimensions: Height .5
  • Maximum analog input level with volume control on maximum setting: 2Vpp (700mVrms)
  • Input jack: 2.5mm XBOX 360® controller input jack
  • Headphone Amplifier: Stereo DC-coupled, 35mW/ch, THD <1%, Frequency Response: DC – 30kHz
  • Bass Boost: Variable up to +12dB@150Hz
  • Mute switch: Mic mute switch
  • Line input: 3.5mm plug for line input
  • Mic output: 3.5mm plug for mic output
  • USB connector for power: 5VDC @

System requirements:

  • USB port: Available USB Port
  • XBOX 360 console with optical audio output or AV cable to support: HDMI Configuration- HDMI audio adapter cable (dongle) Standard Def- Advanced SCART AV cable.
  • The rugged style of the headset goes well with the black and green colours, giving this headset a subtle ‘future combat’ feeling.
  • The item is mainly made of thick plastic and does show some weight.
  • The cushioned sections of the headset are quite prominent, they look well weaved and feel soft and firm.

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  • The headphones are easy to adjust and they feel fairly light. They feel like they are firmly attached to your head
  • Those sand they are very comfortable to wear.
  • The cushioned sections of the headset provide you with a good level of noise cancellation.
  • The audio quality feels very clear and covers a wide audio spectrum range, at low and loud volumes.
  • The remote is very handy as an in-line amp to have better control over the mic & the headphones.
  • The cable length makes it possible to sit further away from the computer / gaming console.
  • The item does need to be powered by via a USB connection.
  • The plastic used in this item is a good compromise between solid and lightweight.
  • The cushioned mesh feels like it will last a fair amount of time.
  • The cables look well soldered and put together, and the extra cable length will contribute to increasing the life span of this headset.

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This headset looks great, feels comfortable and sounds clear. So to sum it up:
  • Comfortable
  • Clear sound
  • Remote
  • Cable length
  • Microphone & remote need to be powered via USB
tGI reviews: Turtle Beach Ear Force x12 gaming headset Jean Lewis
Looks & Feel
Functionality
Durability

Summary: "Cool looking, comfortable & great sounding headphones with a useful remote & a great cable length."

3.7