•  Ray
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E3 means games, but not just games. It also means peripherals. Turtle Beach has arrived on the scene with a new generation of Xbox 360 gaming headsets, with the super premium XP500 joining the economy-centric XL1. The former offers 7.1-channel surround sound as well as Bluetooth chatting, while the Ear Force XL1 handles just the basics. These headsets join the recently announced PX3 and Z6A models, all making their debuts at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California.
Like the Ear Force PX5, the new Ear Force XP500 delivers all of the PX5’s features, along with wireless Xbox 360 chat via Bluetooth. Like the PX5, the XP500 incorporates programmable custom presets that allow independent customization of the chat, game and microphone signals. These custom presets are stored in the headset and can be selected on the fly during specific parts of the game to emphasize sounds like enemy footsteps or ammo reloads that might otherwise be difficult to hear.

The XP500 sets itself apart from the PX5 with its ability to function with the Xbox 360 completely wirelessly right out of the box. The included Xbox 360 Bluetooth Chat Adapter (XBA) lets players eliminate the chat wire connecting their headset and controller, making it the first Xbox 360 headset with wireless chat. The XP500’s dual-paring Bluetooth functionality also enables the headset to answer mobile phone calls and stream music from Bluetooth enabled digital audio players while enjoying the freedom of wireless chat.  The XBA adapter will also be available for purchase on the Turtle Beach website for PX5 owners looking to upgrade to full wireless Xbox  LIVE chat.

 The XP500 will drop this fall for $269.95, while the XL1 will ship in the same time frame for just $39.95.

While Turtle Beach makes superior products that is a hefty price tag... I stick with my wired devices for now.


"Its a hefty price tag for the XP500, but Turtle Beach is a premium brand with premium products, I recommend them."



Nice and feature packed headphones. For that price the XP500 had better be extremely comfortable as well. I really like how they can allow for the changing of presets on the fly. Cut down the chat volume so you can hear if someone is sneaking up on you for a knife kill, and catch them with a shotgun blast at close range.


Ya... that price isn't flowing with me. theres noting wrong with my headset thats more then half this price :P

  •  AKwyn
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Wired products for the win, every single time.

Turtle Beach makes some awesome products though, I have to give it to them for their mastery in sound.


270!!! Good Lawd!!!!!

They really like to hit you hard with the price tag! At least it has the features. I even thought the PX5's were pricey since you still had to upgrade to get the chat function on a PC. Thats the only dif I see with these is that it comes with the BT dongle.

I am currently deciding which ones to get. For right now I think I am going to go with the Logitech G930's. They are in the 1Bill range and are only for the PC. But it would tide me over till the price of these things comes down to the under1 range :P

  •  Manduh
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wowsers, it's great that they have a new product (we here always use Turtle Beach headsets!) but [censored]that's a crazy price! I think I paid about $150 for my last ones, doubt I'll be upgrading this soon, and especially not for $270!!!