Turtle Beach Ear Force X31 Gaming Headset

The Good Wireless stereo headset; adjustable boom mic; bass booster; audio bypass cable; includes everything you need.

The Bad Stereo only; wireless RF interferes with Wi-Fi and vice versa.

The Bottom Line The X31 is a great stereo wireless gaming headset for the Xbox 360, we just wish it could handle Dolby Digital playback.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 7.0
6.7 Overall

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Review

Turtle Beach Ear Force X31 Gaming Headset

Editors' note: We've updated some of the information in this review to reflect the X31's functionality in reference to some of the other gaming headsets in its price range. The product's final score remains unchanged.

Last month we took the Turtle Beach Ear Force P21s for a spin using its chat function with our PlayStation 3. To be fair, we thought we would even the playing field by checking out the company's Xbox 360 headset and voice chat solution with the Ear Force X31.

While the X31 is a wireless solution, opposed to the P21's wired setup, it provides just as good sound quality and voice chat performance in-game. In fact, if you're desperate for a wireless experience and don't mind living without voice chat, you could even use the X31 with your PS3.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Voyetra Turtle Beach
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Ear-Parts Type Full-size
  • Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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