X2 Wireless Headsetby Tony Ingrassia
The Ear Force X2 Wireless Headset is the latest addition to the Turtle Beach line headsets, this particular model is designed for the Xbox 360 and more. The “more” being that this headset can not only be used with your Xbox or Xbox 360 but also with your Home Theatre System as well as your MP3 player. Connectivity with any of these sources is very simple using a bypass cable that connects to the X2’s base unit. With the Xbox 360 it is just as quick, with a small adjustment in the Xbox 360’s settings I was ready to roll in 5 minutes. So as far as ease of setup, the X2 is a no brainer
The unit itself is well designed matching the off white color scheme of the Xbox 360, adjustable sizing and an ultra flexible boom microphone make the X2 a very comfortable fit. The X2 is also surprisingly light for a “Full” headset, when working on this review I happened to find myself in a 5 hour gaming marathon and was truly surprised that I rarely felt I was wearing a headset at all. The "Leather-Like" cushions on the ear cups are extremely soft and have a nice pivot to them to ensure complete comfort. A few simple controls located on the headset control the volume, and a handy On-Off switch is located right next to it to conserve the life of the 2 "AA" batteries that power the unit.