A clear advantage of this headset over the competition is that it retains full functionality even in wireless mode. While other wireless headsets require the controller adapter and a wired connection for full voice functionality, this is not the case for the 800X.
The 800X delivers great bass levels, giving low frequency sounds a lot of power and boom. In-game explosions sound very immersive with these. What’s great is that the bass does not muddy up the mids and highs so the sound is still fairly detailed. More nuanced game audio like dialogue and high pitc...
While this comes at the expense of audio quality, the headset’s 7.1 virtual surround sound feature does help in widening up the sound. This enhances the feeling of being in the game, making the direction of gunshots and explosions easier to pinpoint.
The 800X’s mic does not have great clarity compared to other high-end options. Instead of a boom design, Turtle Beach decided to integrate the mic into an ear cup, which limits the mic’s voice reception.
The buttons on the lower part of the ear cups control various functions of the headset like audio volume adjust, mic volume adjust and other functions. However, the buttons are multi-directional, which can make their functions difficult to memorize. These buttons are also quite sensitive so uninten...
The A50 is mostly made of quality plastic with a soft touch finish. It can flex well without feeling like it will break. The plastic on the headband and ear cups are complemented by metal rods that add more rigidity to the headset while also giving it a metal accent for a more premium look.
The sound signature leans more on the neutral side with highs that have good clarity and mids that are full but not forward or recessed. Audio details can easily be heard, and in-game or movie dialogue does not get lost in the mix. The bass is slightly boosted so explosions and gunshots definitely...
With this feature on, you’ll be able to better tell what direction explosions are happening, or where gunshot sounds are coming from. This can give you an extra edge when gaming competitively as well as make your games more immersive.
The X800 comes with a spare battery pack in addition to the one already provided. The spare battery can be charged independently in the base station, so you can use the headset while the other battery pack charges. Swapping from one battery to another is also quick and easy to do.
These headphones have a fun sound signature. The highs are slightly boosted, which helps make the audio sound very airy. The enhanced bass makes explosions quite powerful and immersive. The mids, while not forward, are present and give body to the audio.
For voice chat, you'll need to connect the Xbox One controller adapter to the controller, then connect the headset to a 3.5mm port in the controller. This means you won't get a true wireless experience unless you forego voice chat.