Turtle Beach Ear Force X4 Reviewtacohunter52 - January 25, 2009
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Both of what I am going to refer to as the “sides” of the transmitter have the Turtle Beach logo, and one also has the Dolby Surround Sound logo. The front of the transmitter has a power indicator (a digital indicator showing whether or not the digital input is being used), an infrared emitter allowing you to go more than 30 feet away from your Xbox/entertainment system (not that you'd want to do this), Dolby Digital and Dolby PLII indicating when Dolby processing is active, and a bypass switch that allows you to hear unprocessed audio. On the back of the transmitter, you are given optical input connections, a digital pass-thru so you can use your headset on your home theater system, stereo inputs that enable the headset to be used for listening to T.V. (too cool), and an AC power adapter input so you can get, well, power.
As for the headset itself, you are rewarded with large, velvety, plush cushions for maximum comfort with minimum weight. It's easy to forget you are wearing them! You can also remove the microphone, which is nice if you want to watch a movie and not feel or look silly doing it. On both sides of the headset ,and just under the headband, there are two infrared receivers. On the left ear pad there is a LED indicator for power, as well as a volume control and a Bass Boost switch. On the right ear is the battery chamber.