Turtle Beach Announces Ear Force X11 Headset for XBOX 360 and PC Gaming

By Josh Wright

March 2, 2010

Turtle Beach, a leader in online gaming headsets, announced its new Ear Force X11 stereo gaming headset for the XBOX 360 and PC gaming. The Ear Force X11 features vastly improved sound quality and an enhanced ergonomic design, perfect for playing games like MW2, Bioshock 2, and Left for Dead 2.

“The X1 has been the XBOX gaming community’s favorite stereo headset for more than 3 years.” says Peter Ronick, Director of Marketing. “There is no other stereo gaming headset more widely used by XBOX 360 gamers than the X1—arguably the best-selling stereo XBOX gaming headset of all time. Now, the torch has been passed to the X11, a successor that might prove to be even more popular with an improved look, enhanced sound quality and comfort features at the same affordable price.”

The X11 features a black and white design with circum-aural ear cups, a deep-cushioned headband and long, adjustable boom mic. The adjustable mic makes it easier for gamers to get that right feel when playing. Most headsets have a stationary mic that is hard to maneuver. The ear cups have been made larger with deep fabric-mesh cushions that sit comfortably around the ears, allowing for enhanced game play for longer periods of time. Also, they help to keep any background noise out of your head while your playing. Wife is yelling for you to take out the trash? Sorry honey, can’t hear you. An extra-long 16-foot cable makes it easy to move around the room while playing XBOX games. This has been a concern of gamers for years and finally a company stands up and delivers.

New features include:

Independent volume controls for game and voice signals to balance XBOX LIVE® chat and stereo game sound.

Large, acoustically-tuned ear cups with 40mm drivers produce superior audio with deep bass for all types of games, digital music, and entertainment.

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Integrated bass-boost makes explosions, gun shots and other deep-bass effects more dramatic by increasing the impact of low frequency sound cues.

DC-coupled amplifiers provide super-wide bandwidth down to 0Hz while eliminating the distortion caused by speaker-coupling capacitors.

A microphone with a rugged, over-sized, flexible boom accurately reproduces the gamer’s voice during chat sessions.

A microphone monitor keeps gamers from raising their voices louder than necessary and avoids the “under water” feeling that results when you can’t hear yourself speak.

The Ear Force X11 is used primarily for the 360, but can also be used with the PC its independent 3.5mm microphone and line audio plugs. The Ear Force X11 headset has an MSRP of $59.95 and will be available at Best Buy, GameStop, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Newegg and at major Canadian retailers including Best Buy Canada and Future Shop, as well as from the Turtle Beach web site www.turtlebeach.com. Turtle Beach Ear Force headsets are distributed in Europe by Mad Catz Interactive www.madcatz.com.

Look for a DualShockers review of this product coming soon!

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Josh Wright

Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

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