The Ear Force X12 is the definitive headset for gamers seeking amazing game sound, crystal-clear communication, and enhanced comfort, all at an unmatched value. The X12 features massive 50mm speakers, delivering superior audio quality with crisp highs and deep, rumbling lows. The in-line amplifier puts you in control, with quick access to independent game and chat volume controls and adjustable bass. With separate connections for microphone and line signals, the X12 also makes a great PC gaming headset.

The X12 builds on the success of the legendary Ear Force X11, adding 50mm speakers and adjustable bass for professional-grade sound quality that delivers a competitive advantage. With the X12, you can hear sound cues that are missed with conventional TV speakers, such as the sound of enemy footsteps or the click of a loading weapon in the distance. That means you’ll react faster and take them out before they can take you out, giving you the edge that can make the difference between winning and losing.

The amplified stereo sound produced by the Ear Force X12 will ensure that you hear your games loud and clear. We put variable bass boost at your disposal to give your audio a swift kick in the you-know-what when you need it to! You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed comfort during extended game play thanks to the large, deep-cushioned ear cups and rugged, lightweight design. If you’re serious about gaming, then get serious about the sound. Step up to the Ear Force X12 and experience game audio like never before.

Some of the features that the Turtle Beach X12 headset also boast are:

  • Amplified Stereo – to receive top quality sound the way it was intended
  • Bass boost – gives your audio a kick to add depth and realism to the sounds of your game
  • Independent game and chat volumes – so you’ll have the ability to turn the game sound up and the chat volume down, or vice versa
  • Microphone monitor – lets you hear your voice in your headset, so you’ll hear if you’re unintentionally screaming at your online teammates

Sound Quality

So let me say – I absolutely love the way the Turtle Beach X12 headset sounds. Weather you’re using them to play games (as is their purpose), watch a Netflix flick, or listen to music, the sound remains phenomenal. It’s not overly “bass-y”, even with the bass boost feature that the X12s tote (you can control how much bass you’re hearing with the bass boost dial near the volume control). Additionally, for you gamers out there, the independent game and chat volumes is a killer feature to have on a pair of headphones, and it works as expected.

Wired and Free

These are wired headphones, unlike a lot of other Turtle Beach gaming headsets available, but I see this being a feature more so than not. The wire is incredibly long, and no one should have a problem sitting on their couch and having the cord not reach all the way to their Xbox 360. Also, you won’t have the problem a lot of folks with wireless headphones have which is constantly running out of battering / having to recharge.




I found the Turtle Beach X12s to be very comfortable, but started feeling too tight and a bit uncomfortable on my head after a couple of hours. With that being said, I’ve have what can only be described as a larger than normal head, and this is usually a problem with all headsets for me no matter now comfortable. However, other reviews I’ve read about the X12s have raved that its one of the most comfortable headsets they’ve ever worn, even one stating that they’ve worn them comfortable while wearing glasses for multiple hours. So my guess is that these are incredibly comfortable for the average user, with an average sized head.


Final Verdict

Overall, the Turtle Beach X12 headset is an excellent value. We highly recommend these if you need either a PC or Xbox 360 headset.

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