Turtle Beach Ear Force X1: Good Features, Bad Name

Maybe it’s me, but the name “Ear Force” just doesn’t make me want to run out and buy these headsets. Or tell anyone I bought them, no matter how good they are—and this lightweight headset appears to be good. As you can see in the diagram, the X1’s are meant to be part of your gaming ecosystem. They are able to blend voice chat with game audio so both are heard in stereo, instead of just split between left and right channels. An integrated amplifier boosts audio and gives you control over volume along with a mic mute button.The $59.95 headsets are powered by USB port and can be used with any gaming console or PC.

Turtle Beach Ear Force X1 [Product Page]