Plantronics Gamecom X-40 Xbox

Audio, Peripherals

Physical Features

The X40 has an iPod white colour scheme with black foam for the padding on the headband and both earphones. The frame is fairly robust but has a little give in all directions to allow you to slide the headset around which isn’t the most uncommon thing for a raging console gamer.

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On each side cup is a small, grey turn dial that alters either the volume of the in-game sound or that of those you’re communicating with, depending on which earphone its found on. On the left one there’s also a mic mute slider.

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Each cup is mostly made up of a white dome with a central grey grill. The place where the headband attaches features a small R or L to designate which way round you wear it.

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The microphone protrudes from the left hand side as expected and is attached via a typical swivel arm. It again features a white casing with a grey grill at the business end.

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When wearing it the mic does sit quite far from your face so it’ll be interesting see if this affects mic volume.

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To get this working with your Xbox 360 you need to utilise this little 3.5mm port to connect the headset directly to your controller, exactly like you would with the official headsets.

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The headband cushioning is this plush black foam. Its not the most expensive or luxurious material out there, but it should do the job of essentially acting as an arm rest, for your head.

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The earphones themselves are similarly padded and are designed to surround your ear instead of sitting on it. While this alleviates pressure sores, it can make your head rather hot. It’s a trade off that will always have a loser.

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Each respective side of the x40 can be extended to give those of us with larger than average heads a more comfortable experience.

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Last modified: May 11, 2014

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