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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good heaphones, 22 May 2014
This review is from: Turtle Beach XO4 Headset (Xbox One) (Video Game)
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At full price these are a worthy option. At the current lower amazon price (£65.60 22nd May 2014) these are a genuine bargain - great audio, very high comfort levels and minimum of fuss.

Audio: plenty of controlled bass in evidence, explosions rumble with a satisfying crump and low sound effects are immersive and deep. Voices sparkle a little but it's not uncomfortable and have really good separation and 'location' in space. Treble in general is crisp and full of detail. You'd expect headphones in this price range to offer a complex and detailed mid-range with plenty of musicality and pace, and the Turtle Beach XO4 headset delivers. Overall there's a terrifically detailed soundstage that greatly enhances the sensation of emersion in whatever game you're playing. I like it a lot, it matches gaming really very well.

Comfort: as with all headphones, the band feels a tiny bit tight at first but after a few days use it becomes comfortably secure rather than small. If, like me, you have a larger head then for a week or so store the headphones expanded a little by placing them over the back of an armchair or whatever - don't overstretch them, just leave them opened up enough to allow the plastic to settle a touch wider than at new. After getting used to them, three and four hour gaming stretches became very comfy indeed. The boom mic is detachable for those games were a mic isn't required, a convenient comfort-enhancing touch.

Fuss: there *is* some initial set up to do - this is relatively complex but the notes in the packaging make clear what needs to be done, with controller updates and so on. Once that one-off process has been followed its a very simple case of plugging in to your controller (there's no wire to the Xbox) each time.

In summary - a really good option for immersive gaming. Comfortable for long stretches and delivering a high quality sound. Very pleased. Oh and the build quality is much higher than I was expecting at the price - these are very nicely made and feature high quality plastics and finishes.

NB Burn in: As with all speakers - optimum sound performance will only be reached after a period of 'burn in'. I ran music through these for four days before submitting this review. That provided almost a hundred hours of burn in, the sound may develop further as some speakers will take 300 or even 500 hours to fully reach their reference sound.
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