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MilkManX's Avatar MilkManX 04:29 PM 08-06-2014
Anyone use the Microsoft XB1 Stereo Headset or the newer Tritton XB1 Kama headsets? I know they are just Stereo and not ampified. How is the sound quality if you are use to Turtle Beach x12 Stereo Amplified headsets?( that is what I have on 360)

*ordered an Optical to RCA L/R adapter to go from the Panny Plasma that way I can use my x12 with 360/XB1 and TV viewing. Hope it works!!

rightintel's Avatar rightintel 08:57 PM 08-08-2014
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Got mine today.Charging now.
Any preferences on the presets? I'm reading the 3rd is better for shooters...
tampabuc's Avatar tampabuc 11:31 PM 08-08-2014
Congrats on the A50's!

Sucks to not have the big speakers on full time at full blast but life happens...babies, neighbors, wives, etc. Not in that order exactly...

As A50 owners... you must immediately do the following...

Blast Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
Followed by...
Dr. Dre The Chronic

It will be shocking how wireless headphones can handle albums like these.
You will hear things that you have never heard before and truly appreciate your purchase.

Gaming will come later.
Artman22's Avatar Artman22 11:57 PM 08-09-2014
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Congrats on the A50's!

Sucks to not have the big speakers on full time at full blast but life happens...babies, neighbors, wives, etc. Not in that order exactly...

As A50 owners... you must immediately do the following...

Blast Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
Followed by...
Dr. Dre The Chronic

It will be shocking how wireless headphones can handle albums like these.
You will hear things that you have never heard before and truly appreciate your purchase.

Gaming will come later.

I've never tried the A50's but heard they weren't too good for music. I'd like to try them out to see if they're good for music as well as gaming.
JoeBlow74's Avatar JoeBlow74 05:53 PM 08-10-2014
I picked up these last week and I am impressed. These work great. I never use the chat feature so I plug them into my AVR headphone port and it sounds great. We shal see how long these last before they break.
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uberpooch's Avatar uberpooch 09:50 AM 08-12-2014
Is anyone here using a headset not designed specifically for gaming on the One? I need a headset and really don't trust the new gen console headsets. Need my budget to be < $200 (prefer closer to $100) including the mic. Hoping to find a decent headset that's basically plug and play (I'm not an audio expert). If I can get surround sound, solid quality, and chat I'm good. Thanks.
rightintel's Avatar rightintel 07:35 PM 08-12-2014
I'm having a hard time configuring the game/chat volumes on myA50's/Xbox One controllers. Anyone w/ the A50's found an optimal way of achieving sound levels?
jammybastard's Avatar jammybastard 05:52 PM 08-18-2014
A50s suck.
They are the Beats of gaming headphones.
That's why most Mixamp owners don't use them.
tampabuc's Avatar tampabuc 06:11 PM 08-18-2014
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A50s suck.
They are the Beats of gaming headphones.
That's why most Mixamp owners don't use them.
That's cool. What would be a better wireless alternative in your opinion? Wired is not an option for normal console gaming otherwise I don't think this thread would even exist.
rightintel's Avatar rightintel 05:35 PM 08-19-2014
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A50s suck.
They are the Beats of gaming headphones.
That's why most Mixamp owners don't use them.
Sent 'em back. I was never able to get the sound/chat balance worked out, UNLIKE my previous two pairs of wireless headsets. I'm pretty tech savvy w/ that type of stuff. If it's taking me that long to figure out(after the 1st two sets were so easy), that's enough said. Have to wait for the new TB's in October...
MilkManX's Avatar MilkManX 02:36 PM 08-25-2014
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Anyone use the Microsoft XB1 Stereo Headset or the newer Tritton XB1 Kama headsets? I know they are just Stereo and not ampified. How is the sound quality if you are use to Turtle Beach x12 Stereo Amplified headsets?( that is what I have on 360)

*ordered an Optical to RCA L/R adapter to go from the Panny Plasma that way I can use my x12 with 360/XB1 and TV viewing. Hope it works!!
Just wanted to confirm for anyone else in the same situation.

XB1 HDMI in to TV(Sound set to Stereo Uncompressed)
TV out Optical to Optical Converter to Stereo L/R RCA
to Turtle Beach X12 headset to MS Headset Adapter= Success*

*also still allows me to use with my Xbox 360 as well!
rightintel's Avatar rightintel 06:03 PM 08-25-2014
Pre-ordered the TB Stealth 500x(out in late October). Hopefully they receive positive reviews...
Nickff's Avatar Nickff 12:14 PM 08-31-2014
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I'm having a hard time configuring the game/chat volumes on myA50's/Xbox One controllers. Anyone w/ the A50's found an optimal way of achieving sound levels?
Mine sound just fine. Try this: http://daviddocrogers.com/2014/03/02...with-xbox-one/

EDIT: Just noticed you have returned them. I will leave this up for others wanting to know how to set them up initially.
Nickff's Avatar Nickff 12:20 PM 08-31-2014
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A50s suck.
They are the Beats of gaming headphones.
That's why most Mixamp owners don't use them.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion...no need to make yours as annoying and childish as possible.

For those wanting wireless, the A50s provide a worthwhile option. They can be had for a reasonable price refurbished, are comfortable, provide simulated surround, and allow for chat. There may be better sounding headphones, but not everyone has the time to buy, try, return, and repeat.
rightintel's Avatar rightintel 04:42 PM 08-31-2014
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Mine sound just fine. Try this: http://daviddocrogers.com/2014/03/02...with-xbox-one/

EDIT: Just noticed you have returned them. I will leave this up for others wanting to know how to set them up initially.
I actually did try those steps, was never able figure out why things seemed weird. Never had any trouble adjusting w/ my X41's or Warheads. Shame, cuz the A50's had phenomenal reviews. No worries, I just pre-ordered the TB 500x Stealth set (late October, bummer). Glad yours worked out for you.
The Outcast's Avatar The Outcast 10:23 AM 09-05-2014
Just a random 2-cents here.

While at PAX Prime this year I was given a pair of Polk Audio's 4-Shots to review. Yep, they've been out awhile, and didn't get incredible buzz when first released. But updates in MS drivers plus a new HD Mic seem to have fixed some complaints. Surprisingly I found them failry "Acoustic". I noticed that when playing Diablo 3 on my Xbox One (using GAEMS unit) that the music was much more "musical" so to speak. I didn't notice the quality nearly as much when using the MS Headset, which I like. People we were playing with online also noticed improved quaility in voice chat wtih me as well.

Just thought I'd chime in here with some quick impressions.

Cheers,

Outtie
headcase151's Avatar headcase151 11:17 PM 09-05-2014
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Sent 'em back. I was never able to get the sound/chat balance worked out, UNLIKE my previous two pairs of wireless headsets. I'm pretty tech savvy w/ that type of stuff. If it's taking me that long to figure out(after the 1st two sets were so easy), that's enough said. Have to wait for the new TB's in October...
Sorry Rightintel I`ve been out of town.I had a problem to.I updated the mix amp,when I received them.I just seen on the Astro site an update for the headset.It made all the difference.
headcase151's Avatar headcase151 11:31 PM 09-05-2014
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Originally Posted by jammybastard View Post
A50s suck.
They are the Beats of gaming headphones.
That's why most Mixamp owners don't use them.
I don`t what you`re talking about.I`ve used my ATH-AD700 and HD595 with the mixamp.The A50 is close to the HD 595.The ATH-AD700 has less bass,but still comparable.I haven't tried the Beats,i`ll have to take your word on that.I`ve used the AD700,and HD595 for years.I know there sound well.
henhowc's Avatar henhowc 01:31 PM 10-13-2014
anyone try the new turtle beach dts line? looks like they are showing up in retail outlets
rightintel's Avatar rightintel 06:31 PM 10-13-2014
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anyone try the new turtle beach dts line? looks like they are showing up in retail outlets
Show me which retail outlets. I've had 'em pre-ordered from Gamestop/Best Buy, and both keep sending me emails saying they're delayed til Nov.4th. First it was 10/4, then 10/13, now 11/4. TB confirmed to me by email it's Nov.4th. If they're available today somewhere, I'll buy them right now!
henhowc's Avatar henhowc 06:38 PM 10-13-2014
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Show me which retail outlets. I've had 'em pre-ordered from Gamestop/Best Buy, and both keep sending me emails saying they're delayed til Nov.4th. First it was 10/4, then 10/13, now 11/4. TB confirmed to me by email it's Nov.4th. If they're available today somewhere, I'll buy them right now!
May depend on the model but my friend said he saw the Stealth 400p and 500p at Best Buy today. Strangely enough they wouldn't sell him the 400p but he was able to buy the 500p. Maybe its not supposed to be on sale yet even with stock?

I just checked BB availability in store for the 500p and most don't show B&M stock but its not considered pre-order anymore. I also see one store in Pasadena, CA with instore pickup available. So YMMV I guess?

If you're looking for the Elite 800...that one might be the one not available yet?
rightintel's Avatar rightintel 06:57 PM 10-13-2014
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May depend on the model but my friend said he saw the Stealth 400p and 500p at Best Buy today. Strangely enough they wouldn't sell him the 400p but he was able to buy the 500p. Maybe its not supposed to be on sale yet even with stock?

I just checked BB availability in store for the 500p and most don't show B&M stock but its not considered pre-order anymore. I also see one store in Pasadena, CA with instore pickup available. So YMMV I guess?

If you're looking for the Elite 800...that one might be the one not available yet?
BB says "not available" under store pick up, but then when you check availability/type in zip codes it says "in store only". Amazon/Gamestop at the time I'm posting this show pre-order for 11/4. BB called me yesterday saying it was delayed, and they would reverse the charge.
henhowc's Avatar henhowc 07:07 PM 10-13-2014
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BB says "not available" under store pick up, but then when you check availability/type in zip codes it says "in store only". Amazon/Gamestop at the time I'm posting this show pre-order for 11/4. BB called me yesterday saying it was delayed, and they would reverse the charge.
are you looking for the 800? the 400 and 500 are definitely available online and in some stores.
rightintel's Avatar rightintel 07:14 PM 10-13-2014
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are you looking for the 800? the 400 and 500 are definitely available online and in some stores.
I see the problem. I'm referring to the 500X(XBone), not the 500P(PS4). Sorry for the confusion.

Also, from what I've read, the 500X doesn't require the XBone chat adapter. It's a nice feature to reduce clutter/wires
smokozuna's Avatar smokozuna 10:27 AM 10-16-2014
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Anyone use the Microsoft XB1 Stereo Headset or the newer Tritton XB1 Kama headsets? I know they are just Stereo and not ampified. How is the sound quality if you are use to Turtle Beach x12 Stereo Amplified headsets?( that is what I have on 360)

*ordered an Optical to RCA L/R adapter to go from the Panny Plasma that way I can use my x12 with 360/XB1 and TV viewing. Hope it works!!
i own the MS stereo headset, TB dx12s and TB X07s. i like the MS stereo headset the best, if you wear glasses there is not a more comfortable headset available then the MS stereo headset.
MilkManX's Avatar MilkManX 04:40 PM 10-16-2014
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i own the MS stereo headset, TB dx12s and TB X07s. i like the MS stereo headset the best, if you were glasses there is not a more comfortable headset available then the MS stereo headset.
Bit late now but thanks! I got my TB X12's working and that works just fine for me!
smokozuna's Avatar smokozuna 08:14 AM 10-17-2014
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Just wanted to confirm for anyone else in the same situation.

XB1 HDMI in to TV(Sound set to Stereo Uncompressed)
TV out Optical to Optical Converter to Stereo L/R RCA
to Turtle Beach X12 headset to MS Headset Adapter= Success*

*also still allows me to use with my Xbox 360 as well!
if your tv has audio out left and right you can plug your x12s right into your tv. failing that buy a dss1 off ebay for around $10 shipped, then go optical out of the xbone to the dss1 and plug your x12s into the dss1 and you now have surround sound on a budget!
MUPPPP's Avatar MUPPPP 10:39 PM 10-21-2014
What is considered the consensus #1 Xbox One headset? I need it to be wireless to the console, as the console is 30 feet away in a separate media closet. But requiring a wire from the controller to the headset is ok with me. Price does not matter.

I have preordered the new Turtle Beach Stealth 500X for $229.95, but I am getting cold feet. There is a Turtle Beach Stealth 500P for PS4 that has been out for a bit but the reviews are average. The thing that REALLY turns me off is that the 500X has the same exact specs as the 500P, and the 500P costs only $129.95 and the 500X is $229.95! Pretty ridiculous for the same thing on a different system.

The TB Elite 800 headset says it is for PS4 and PS3. It lists for $299.99. Can't believe they don't have an equivalent for Xbox One (yet?). A reporter asked the TB rep if there was an Elite 800 coming for Xbox One and he said (skip to 4:10):

http://youtu.be/10iYsL8v3A4?t=4m10s

So maybe I should just hold out till they come out with an elite 800 for Xbox One? Or does anybody know of a top notch headset that is currently on the market that will work for my situation.

Thanks in advance for any help!
mbyrnes's Avatar mbyrnes 12:59 AM 10-22-2014
You may be better off at head-fi. This thread hasn't been active recently. Hope you chime in if you find a solution. The first thread should have a link to that site and thread.
MilkManX's Avatar MilkManX 05:13 PM 10-27-2014
Scored a Turtle Beach DSS2 cheap so I can get Surround on my 360/XB1 paired with my TB x12's. Anyone try this combo?
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