Turtle Beach xp400 gaming headset review

by Paul A. Cummings
Turtle Beach xp400

Passionate gamers are seamlessly irresistible towards the leisure of gaming. When talking about gaming leisure, Turtle beach xp400 gaming headset comes at the top because of its sans-pareil features. It’s not just a gaming headset here but one that you could use ko matter what your needs are when it comes to experiencing sound and music.

About the Company

Turtle beach is a renowned company known for its best audio and gaming products. This is yet another gem for the hardcore gamers from their techie trove. The unsurpassed traits of XP-400 make it stand out of the line. Every staunch gamer knows the sabbaticals of being in contact with other gaming companions without any disturbance. This is one of the things you can expect from the XP-400.

You can attend all the phone calls without moving from your place and without leaving the game. This can be achieved by the use of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Both the technologies are compatible with Turtle Beach’s XP-400 gaming headset. You can use this gaming headset either on XBOX 360 or PS3.

XP400 headphones

What Would You Love About the Turtle Beach XP400?

Let’s unravel other features of the headset.

Comfortable with a Stylish Design

The XP-400 headset looks quite burdensome but is quite comfortable and light in use. They have an ultra-cushioned inner lining to provide cozy and comfortable to the ears. The speaker cups rest on the ears with contentment without any harsh effect or tiresome hitch. They weigh merely 0.9 kg or 8.2 ounces and aren’t that big too. You would love the snug fit they offer.


The headset has an excellent sound quality with crystal clear audio. It comprises of the EQ sound system and a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound that collaborate to provide an out of the world experience to you. It can boost up the ambient audio such as the footsteps of the burglars you’re chasing in the game to a top-notch quality and extent.

Secondly, the device uses 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi to overcome the interferences and distortions caused by other wireless devices like mobile phone, radio, etc. The device swaps between the two bands, whichever has a strong signal in order to extend the best quality.
You can also adjust the angles of the speaker to ensure 360 degrees Dolby surround sound is finely tuned with your ears. The headset completely covers your ears and rests on them as if they’re designed for your ears only.

Product Review

Chatting purposes:

The XP-400 is accompanied with a flexible mic that can be adjusted as per your requirements. Secondly, the mic does not transfer the whispers, game audios and other ambient sounds over the channel. Another add-on feature is that you can hear a crystal clear sound of the other person while chatting and simultaneously playing the game.


Apart from Wi-Fi technology, the device also uses Bluetooth and can chat with the gaming pals over the mobile via Bluetooth. You can also pick up the phone calls without moving or pausing your game. This device might be your cup of tea if you’re a gamer who hates interruptions in between.

Advanced chatting features:

If you happen to increase the volume of your game while chatting, the person on the other side of the call will never know about it. He’ll not get thunder and storm noise of the game as the microphone eliminates or diminishes the audio game while chatting with friends along with gaming.

Wireless headset:

Since XP-400 is wireless, the gamers have the freedom of mobility. They can move across the house and between while still being connected with chums and more importantly, the game. This feature becomes more helpful when you’re playing on a TV screen and the couch is fathoms apart. You can simply operate the device sitting on the couch since there is no wire named obstacle.


The rechargeable battery used by XP-400 can work up to ten to fifteen hours with active gaming. If your device isn’t charged and you wish to play, no issues. This is because you can play while the device is charging. There’s no harm in it.



What Doesn’t Work as Great?

Apart from these prolific and sterling features, the XP-400 gaming headset has few drawbacks too. Like any other gaming headset, this is not versatile in nature. This means that you can’t connect the headset to your smartphone or another device with the help of a 3.5 mm jack.

An additional transmitter is required to serve this purpose. Also, the syncing and pairing of transmitter and headset can be quite tedious as both of them don’t come pre-paired as other headsets. The blinking LEDs might confuse you until you get used to of them.

Another spot on the non-versatile nature of the headset is that the transmitter works only with the XP-400 headset and not others. So, if you happen to have a premium range of earpieces and wish to pair it with the transmitter, you’re being insane.

The headset is compatible with 5.1 surround sound only and does not facilitate 7.1 surround sound.

The feature of a detachable microphone is yet another plus point. So, if you’re completely into gaming and wish to disconnect from the world, you don’t have to carry the weight of the microphone with you. You can simply detach it from the headset.

Should You Go For It?

The headset’s technological superiority, ability to stay connected with chums while playing, attending phone calls without disturbance, high-tech sound quality and extended gaming hours make it ideal and perfect for staunch gamers like you. The dual-band Wi-Fi feature is a big break-through in the marketplace.

The company strives tremendously hard to provide the gamers with an exotic experience. And while it does fail on different fronts, if you are looking for an all round experience, it’s as good as it can get.

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