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Turtle Beach - EAR FORCE Recon 30X Over-the-Ear Gaming Headset for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Mobile - Black/Green-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Even as the cheapest option, I expected better.

    Posted
    Lazer77
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this headset because I got sick of the Microsoft headsets dying after 3-6 months every time. I didn't want a two ear headset, so I thought this was a safe buy given that it's made by a reputable brand. Immediately when you put it on, you'll notice how stiff the ear cups are. They're extremely uncomfortable because there is no padding, it's like a hard foam material wrapped in fabric. The plastic part that goes over your head is pretty tight as well. The 3.5mm cable that goes into the controller sits kind of loosely, I would imagine it can break easily if you mistakenly push on it. Overall, it's incredibly uncomfortable and the quality of it is so-so. But it gets the job done. I'll be surprised if this lasts longer than a year though, seems pretty poorly put together. If the constant breaking of the Microsoft headsets weren't an issue, I'd buy those at the same price than this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was looking for

    Posted
    GaGaGaGaGaGoo

    These headphones are exactly what I was looking for - good quality sound, very comfortable 1-ear-cup, durable connectors and mic boom. As mentioned in another review, these headphones don't come with the audio controller/adaptor... Awesome! They use a standard 3.5mm headphone jack which is half the reason to get them... When I first tried them out I thought something was wrong with them because they were so quiet... don't worry! In the settings panel for each controller there are now volume controls available when a headset is connected. Turn the volume all the way up in the XBOX settings to have effective volume control on the in-line dial. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A replacement

    Posted
    Frank
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    If you are looking to replace your regular headset and don't wanna pay alot of money for a pair of turtle beaches that Dosent cover both ears than I would recommend these sound is clear not muffled, the ear cup is hollow so that you can hear ambient noise to some it's a plus to others it's a problem it's ok for me because I like the in game ambient I'm using these headsets with the Microsoft control adapter cause I have a older control and the adapter allows me to control the ambient and chatt sounds I don't know if that can be done with the new controls because these headphones have a 3.5 plug at the end with a volume control and mute

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what you need.

    Posted
    WoundedSuperman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I did a lot of research on headphone for a great gaming experience and I concluded that what I wanted wasn't what everybody else was looking for. I wanted great vocal audio quality on both ends and not some cheap one ear headphone. I like to socialize with people around me and with people on the console and this was perfect for that. The voices are crisp the sound I produce is crisp and the large earpiece has a perfect ventilation design that allows me to play for hours and hear my great stereo system without any issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its Comfy

    Posted
    OhBoy123
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    First off its really comfy and can go over both ears. the only drawback is the output speaker sits about an inch away from your actual ear making its not a loud as it could sound. I don't know why nobody ever talks about the actual output volume on these kind of headsets. It also has holes around the output speaker so you can hear whats going on in the room which causes the sound to leak out even more. persoanlly i filled it with some clear caulking i had laying around and its fine now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not come with Audio Controller

    Posted
    Bham
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this and was really excited. Come to find out it doesn't even work with the old controllers! Almost no one has the new ones, so why make this headset only for them?! You have to buy the audio controller separate which is an additional $24.99. BUT they don't tell you that except for at the back at the VERY bottom. On the front it says it works with the new controllers, but NOWHERE does it say it doesn't work with the old controllers. Absolutely ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bad set

    Posted
    Gamergirl425

    Going to give 5 stars so everyone can see this. I got it as a Yule gift and does not work in anything that I plugged it into. Says you can use in phone,pc,xbox1,ps4,tablets etc. Nope not a single one. Also Called the company and they said that If you have a 3.5mm plug on xbox remote you don't need the adapter and still not working. Crackling the moment we plugged it in. Buy something else don't waste money here.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

    Posted
    Rmg7000
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I strictly use this for chatting while playing online with my Ps4. This headphone and mic set is very comfortable. My only complaint is that they definitely aren't as loud as I'd like them to be. Sometimes I have to turn my tv down so I can hear everyone clearly. And the volume slider has audible crackling while spinning it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works good with my XBox One

    Posted
    scruffyone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The headphones work good. Just need to make sure your controller is a "newer" controller that has a headphone jack or else you will need the stereo adapter (an extra $25). Also make sure to set your settings for the mike to a high level, or people won't be able to hear you to well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap-looking plastic, but works well

    Posted
    Bestbuyer37
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My tween son was satisfied with this purchase. He hates earbuds that came with PS4, so this was perfect. Allows for him to be aware of surroundings since it only covers 1 ear. Would heed warning and not purchase for younger child since it looks flimsy. Overall, a good buy for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Upgrade Over Standard XBox Headset

    Posted
    ListenUpPeople
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The headset is comfortable and works great. I like the feature of only covering one ear so I can hear other sounds. The microphone and headphone are an overall great update when compared to the stock xbox headset. I believe this headset is a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cool

    Posted
    Roddy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This headset is better than the original and has a much thicker cord which is the weak point of the official msft headset. you can only use with the newer controllers with the 3.5mm direct input in it so buyer beware. other than that nice and lightweight with good sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the money

    Posted
    NickyDubya
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's better than the "stock" headset, and is made exclusively for voice chat. If you're like me and have a solid surround system, you don't need to spend 250 bucks for good sound. You just need a functuoning, decent sounding mic . This is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    Posted
    scruffyman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This headset is great. It is a great replacement for the ones that come with XBox One. The only downside is you may need to purchase a newer controller for it to work with your system or the headset adapter "puck" (another $30 ish).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite Headset

    Posted
    Alyssa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This headset is very affordable and easily became my favorite. I always remove one headset off of my ear to hear my surroundings while I game so this was ideal to do just that. Would buy again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but they fit weird

    Posted
    JOrlando
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    For the same price as the official headset, I would chose this one. Great quality and features. The only downside, is that it fit weirdly on my head, not terrible, it just feels like it could fall off sometimes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Basic Gaming Headset

    Posted
    R2LSHS
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Purchased these for our 10 yr old for xbox gaming. He is very happy with them. They are comfortable, the sound is clear and the mic is effective. They seem well made for the price point. A great value over all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    1 star, than 4

    Posted
    Sassy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    First headset we got didn't work. Went to Best Buy to exchange and they were out in the store. They said they ordered them but 2 weeks later I call and they weren't ordered. Got them and they work fine

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Budget Headset!

    Posted
    FScar
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This headset really gets the job done! It's lightweight, comfy, and well designed. One problem I do have is that it's on the quiet side. Nevertheless, very good for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Descent headset at a great price

    Posted
    GamerGirl78
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Headset works great with good sound quality. I like that it has mute and volume control. My only complaint is the fit. It doesn't quite go small enough. Great price though!

    I would recommend this to a friend