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Turtle Beach Ear Force X12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1127 reviews of Turtle Beach Ear Force X12. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the bass quality and usability. The comfort and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, usability, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the microphone and usability. The comfort and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Recertified Turtle Beach EarForce X12 Amplified Stereo Gaming Headset

Nov, 2015


Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

Turtle Beach Ear Force X12


As the resident A/V guy, I write reviews of all sort of equipment including TVs, Blu-ray players, A/V receivers, speakers, sound bars and iPod speaker docks. Yet, as I look around the office, I realize that this year I've tested way more headphones...

Great sound ; Microphone Monitor lets you hear yourself talk ; Comfortable for long-term use ; Very long cable

In-line amp and control located too close to head ; No clip for in-line amp/controls

The Turtle Beach X12 gaming headphones are versatile, well constructed and, for the most part, well designed.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (

Turtle Beach Ear Force X12


Bargain-bin XBox headset, does its job, with some drawbacks.

All in all, the Turtle Beach Ear Force X12s are exactly what they’re billed as: an affordable (primarily) XBox gaming headset. It doesn’t stun, and it doesn’t disappoint either. While the distortion problem is real, and certainly more than a little...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (

Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Review


An affordable Xbox headset that delivers clear chat and bassy in-game effects

Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 vs Turtle Beach Ear Force X11Turtle Beach might not be a household name, but the American company has been quietly churning out gaming headsets for years now. In fact, its

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Brandonsalt (

Turtle Beach Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset Review


I've had two Turtle Beach headphones in the past and both of them broke, so when I got the X12's to review I was thinking it would end up the same. A lot of gamers will have heard of Turtle Beach as its one of the most common gaming headphone...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: BBennek (

Turtle Beach Ear Force X12


I got this headset about 2 months after I got my Xbox 360 for Christmas, and I have to say, they are very reliable and have good sound. They are pretty durable, but my only problems are with the cords. I got my cords tangled up too much and it started...

Consumer review by: Snarfin419 (

Turtle Beach Ear Force X12


I just picked these up and all i can say is why the hell didnt i get these sooner!!! But i do have a problem or two; they are not really glasses friendly, i need mine fulltime, i have thin wire frames but it still kinda digs in a bit, not much but just...

Consumer review by: William B. (

Pretty Darn Good


I got these locally when I sold my main I7 rig and put together a rig from some parts I had ordered here before with a 4670k and an I5 4670. My nice soundcard went with the sold rig, and I was stuck for now with onboard sound. I saw a pair of these...

- Not overly large - Easy hookup


Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Craig L. (

Cannot beleive the high ratings


These are poor headphones because of the noise issue and lack of comfort.

The software works out of the box. No issues when you have speakers plugged into the rear of the PC and headphones in the front. Extra long cables allow you to use the toilet in the other room without taking off the headset. Your head will feel amazing...

The ear cushions on these are like rocks. I can only wear them for twenty minutes before I have to give my head a break. The sound quality is awful. The headset makes the audio sound like it is being broadcast over an AM radio station. I suspect the...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Alexandre L. (

Very satisfied


I bought them to replace my old ones and xbox 360 headsets are hard to find now in stores. I wanted a good headset for a cheap price and this satisfied me.

Thats exactly the headset I wanted for the price. It is comfortable, the sound is great, the wires are long and the fabric is well done. This is the first time I try to buy refurbished products. I was a bit skeptical at the start but it turned out...

Trying to think about one, but cant find anything. It doesnt come with the original box, but its refurb so its expected

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: frank c. (

Broken Ear Cup


They need to fix this issue, I had 2 rma replacements now i am out of warranty so I have to buy another one!

Good quality sound

The ear pieces are held to the frame by a very small and very weak plastic swivel joint. If you drop them once and they land on the ear pieces they will break.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: Yes
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: Yes
Mute Control: Yes
Noise Cancellation: No
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm Plug / 3.5 mm Plug / TWO 3.5 MM PLUG
USB:No / Yes
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Headband / Headband Headset