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Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500 (tbs-2190-01)

Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 and PS3

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The Ultimate Gaming Headset

The Turtle Beach Ear Force XP500 is a special version of the critically-acclaimed PX5 that’s designed specifically for the XBOX 360 and includes an XBA Bluetooth adapter for wireless XBOX Live chat. Just like the PX5, the XP500 delivers the ultimate gaming audio experience with a programmable digital signal processor, Dolby Surround Sound, Bluetooth technology, and XBOX LIVE wireless chat, making it the most technologically advanced headset ever designed for the XBOX 360.

The DSP allows gamers to enhance and personalize the entire gaming audio experience with fully customizable game, chat and mic signals. Custom presets stored in the Turtle Beach XP500 headset can be selected during specific parts of the game to emphasize sounds like footsteps or reloads that might otherwise be difficult to hear. It can even be programmed to disguise your voice or to enhance the voices of online players so you can hear them more clearly during intense parts of the game.

Bluetooth technology lets you chat wirelessly on XBOX LIVE and PSN, answer mobile phone calls and stream music – all while gaming in immersive 360 degree surround sound.

Although optimized for Xbox 360 gaming, the Turtle Beach XP500 is also perfect for watching movies and listening to music, with its impeccable audio performance, large, deep, fabric cushions, soft headband, and twist cup designed for resting the headset on your shoulders. The Turtle Beach XP500 continues the evolution of a new breed of wireless gaming headset that serves as the ultimate “secret weapon” in the arsenal of serious gamers seeking unmatched audio quality, sonic control and a competitive advantage.

Headset:

  • Ear Force Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 and PS3
  • 50mm diameter speakers with neodymium magnets
  • Digital Wireless RF carrier reception (2.404-2.476GHz)
  • Bluetooth radio with dual-pairing mode and A2DP compatibility
  • Adjustable headband for comfortable gaming sessions
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, >120dB SPL @ 1kHz
  • Condenser Microphone Frequency Response: 50Hz - 15kHz
  • Headphone Amplifier: Stereo 27mW/ch, THD <1%
  • Digital Signal Processor for independently controlled chat, game and mic signals
  • USB port for programming the DSP via a Windows XP/Vista/7 computer
  • Audio mutes automatically when carrier signal is lost
  • Operates on two (2) AA batteries or two (2) AA rechargeable NiMH batteries
  • Automatic shut down after approx 5 minutes of carrier loss or silence to conserve battery power
  • Battery booster circuit extends battery life for up to 15 hours
  • Weight: 7.9 Oz (233g)
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Digital RF Wireless Transmitter:

  • Digital Wireless RF wireless carrier reception (2.404-2.476GHz)
  • Digital RF wireless transmission range up to 30 feet
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Optical TOSLINK digital audio input compatible with 48kHz digital audio stream
  • Optical TOSLINK digital audio output pass-through of digital input stream
  • 150MIPS Digital Signal Processor for Dolby processing
  • Maximum analog input level with volume control on maximum setting: 2Vpp (700mV rms). Input sensitivity may be adjusted to accept higher level signals by lowering the volume control
  • Dimensions: Height 8.875" (22.5 cm), Width 4.375" (11.1 cm), Depth 4.375" (11.1cm)
  • Weight: 8.4 Oz (240g)
  • Power requirements: 5VDC @180mA max

System Requirements:

  • Xbox 360: console with optical audio output or AV cable to support optical output:
    • Component HD AV cable
    • S-Video AV cable
    • HDMI audio adapter cable
    • VGA AV cable
    • Advanced SCART AV cable
    • Composite AV cable with optical output
  • Available USB port
  • NOTE: The included XBA Bluetooth Chat Adapter is designed to work with official Microsoft® Xbox 360 controllers. It is not compatible with the Xbox 360 Chat Pad and may not be compatible with third-party controllers.

Package Contents:

  • Headset with Removable Microphone
  • Digital RF Transmitter
  • Transmitter USB Power Cable
  • USB programming Cable
  • Digital Optical Cable
  • (2) AA Batteries
  • Presets Reference Card
  • XBA Bluetooth Chat Adapter
  • Turtle Beach Sticker
  • User's Guide

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

On-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Gaming

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
No
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Bluetooth
1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

No
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Yes
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Yes
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
120 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
50 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Dynamic
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Green

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

Ear Force XP500

UPC

731855021901

Weight

2.45lbs

Internal SKU

tbs-2190-01

Internal Product ID

63462

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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