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Turtle Beach - RECON 50P Wired Stereo Gaming Headset - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 5668 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    TomXP411
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    This headset is nothing special. It works, but the mic seems too sensitive and the audio quality is mediocre. When I plugged the headset into my second-gen XBox controller, everything worked like it should. Game audio came through the headphones, and I could adjust the volume using the controls on screen. I also used it with the chatpad, and I could adjust the audio using the buttons on the chatpad. The problem I had was that the "talking" icon in Destiny came on and stayed on. As long as the mic was unmuted, my mic was being transmitted. The thing is, I wasn't talking. So basically, people in my party were hearing my air conditioner, other people in the room, and the barking dog across the street. My $10 Logitech H110 sounds better both ways - the mic is more clear, has less background noise, and the headphones also sound better. I think I'll be returning these and getting another Logitech.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset

    Posted
    Zyon
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    I was looking for a decent headset that I could use for both my PC and Xbox One that wasn't too expensive. I found this and finally decided to get this after reading most of the reviews. It's a great headset that's not outrageously expensive. It's much better than my old one where they became uncomfortable after a while. I've never had over the ear headset before, it's comfortable never get tired or sore from wearing it especially after playing for hours. I really like that you can take off the mic and just use it as headphones if you want. Easy to use with Xbox by just plugging it into the controller. It works for PC but you'll need a Male to Female Headset Microphone Audio splitter. They're pretty cheap lucky for me I had an old adapter lying around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything you need

    Posted
    Pubg4Dayz
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    After countless hours reviewing headsets in the $60-120 range I was left lost with what seemed like no real option. Then I came across these bad boys for $40 and it was game on. Sound is crisp, footsteps and gunshots are easily detectable directionally, they are comfortable and the removable microphone is the cherry on top. Look no further for your headset. P.S. since purchasing these I have had FOUR friends go out on my recommendation to buy the same pair (albeit they all bought white when I got black). They are all thrilled with them still, and it’s been about a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset for the cheap price

    Posted
    Sara
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    I bought these for my Xbox one. I play a ton of call of duty (mostly zombies) and it's crucial to have a great headset. I owned a different pair of turtle beaches, but they were only for Xbox 360. I, at the time, couldn't afford the more expensive turtle beaches. This headset is great if you're looking for something pretty cheap. The sound is very clear. Pretty loud. The controls were obviously very simple. Mute/off mute. The volume control. Wearing the headset was fine. I actually ended up giving these to a friend because I had the money to afford a much more expensive pair. I always buy turtle beaches and bought the wireless turtle beaches and those obviously are more expensive and the quality is much better. BUT like I said, if you're looking for a cheap quality headset then I would definitely get these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but Small

    Posted
    Turttle
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    I bought these because the Name Brand and price. They are made with comfortable materials, but are not designed correctly to fit on an Adult head. They have very good sound quality, and volumn control for an office working environment. About the fit, the basic 90 degree aspect of the plastic head strap will not allow the ear cups to lay against the human head. They should be angled some. Also the ear cups are way to small for adult size heads. And I have mouse sized ears for a Big guy, 5'10" 260. They fold up the ear lobes and dig in to the skull if not alligned perfectly. Pretty harsh assesment? Yes, they are harsh in the fit category. IMO a 3.5+ is about all they get. Should be sold as Childrens Headphones. But then I wouldn't wnat to put a divit in my childs head either. (ps why isn't there a Maybe choice for recommends?)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset

    Posted
    Rtyu
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    Crisp, sharp, and detailed sound. Played my movies, music, and of course games and it worked just as well as my speakers, if not, even better. Comfortable and fitting size. Stylish with the colors and matches my rig and set. My eyes nearly popped out when I saw the price for this headphone. I almost felt like I ripped of the store for buying this headphone at its price. On the other hand though, the only downside was that the build quality was a bit below. The material was made partially plastic so no stress on the headset like bending or anything similar to that or it might snap and break. But overall, this is a great headset to have and haven't regretted buying this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price

    Posted
    RobW
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    I bought this as an inexpensive replacement for another headset that broke. The headset works fine and has a standard volume switch with mute toggle on the cord. The set does feel a little flimsy, but not so much that it's distracting. I had a little problem getting the mic to slot into where it's supposed to be because I didn't see the small groove right away in the side of the jack. Once I got it in however, it works fine. I do like that the mic is removable so you can use the headphones if you don't want to talk, such as listening to music. While this is advertised to work with any system including tablets, it doesn't come with audio cables for your tv like the more expensive TurtleBeach headsets do. Overall I like what I bought, but I will still get a more expensive and full featured set later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Mic intermittently worked, second never worked

    Posted
    Stuff
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    Bought this formy son on recommendation. First set the mic intermittently worked, then "Dad!" I'd get it working by moving the mic. Go back to what I was doing then "Daaaad!". Returned for another set, mic never worked. Updated controllers and all. Just doesn't seem to work w/ 3.5mm, the box says it does. I beg to differ. You can say "hey Cortana" it Cortana responds with "sorry I couldn't hear you". Then how did you know to respond? Don't buy unless you have nothing better to do than run back and forth to mess with this trash. Needless to say, I returned the second set also.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, great consumer service

    Posted
    Pumatay
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    Good sound quality from speakers and mic. The mic boom wasn't working when I pulled it out of the box and I almost returned it to the store but decided to give Turtle Beach a chance to fix it first. After a few minutes of troubleshooting the Turtle Beach rep was sending me a replacement mic. They sent it standard USPS and took less than a week to get to me. The fit is a little small, the adjustment is maxed out on my head and it still feels a little tight. The boom mic is on the left side only. I realized I prefer a rotating boom over a fixed bendable boom that comes with this headset. I like being able to flip it up when not using it in chat, this headset doesn't do that. The plug is straight which I like better than the 90 degree plug that I've had on other headsets. Overall I'm happy and will buy Turtle Beach again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price!

    Posted
    Andrew
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    Bought these for my xbox/playstation since they have the 3.55mm jack that is in the controllers. They have clear, crisp sound that you can tell who's around you completely. The microphone on this is detachable, has a filter on it, and the quality of the sound from the microphone to game chat/party chat is extremely clear. No issues with people hearing your voice. Has a toggle on/off switch for the microphone, which is handy, and then on the side of that it has a volume slider to control how much sound you want sent to your headphones. Good buy for the price, and the quality of the product. The head strap is plastic so if you have someone who gets upset a lot, and potentially throws things, then, you will want the extended warranty. These can break easily if thrown.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good product.

    Posted
    Elward72
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    I don’t know if it’s the model or the brand, but this is the second set of Turtle Beach Recon 50X gaming headsets I’ve purchased for my son that has failed. The first set he received for Christmas 2017 stopped working after about 8 months. When playing a game, the mic stops working and only one earpiece functions. I bought a second pair for him and the same thing happened after only a few weeks. I’m getting him a wireless set for Christmas 2018 and just need this set to last until then...no dice. Picked up a low budget Xbox branded set that has worked flawlessly without a single hiccup. Get it together, Turtle Beach.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good and very reliable

    Posted
    Sangers
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    I have always purchased the standard XBOX headset and have had to replace it several times due to it's poor quality and reliability - I've been through probably 5 sets. I never really wanted to pay more for a headset but this one was on sale for the same price as the standard XBOX headset so I thought I'd give it a go. Initially I didn't like it but that was because I was unfamiliar with the settings. Once I realized I could control various volume and mic mix settings in the XBOX menu, I realized that this is a far superior headset to that of the standard XBOX one. On top of that, it has so far lasted twice as long as the standard one and it's still going.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This product saved my children’s life

    Posted
    HappyParent
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    After listening to my children bicker endlessly, while playing The Minecraft, My wife, whom I have since dubbed a ‘genius” purchased these headphones for my two electronicly addicted spawn. Since they got these, they have been able to lock themselves in their respective ‘caves’ and communicate with each other, without screaming obscenities at each other in the living room while I threaten to beat them for ruining the tranquility in our abode. My wife an I can finally consume a small vat of wine everyday, in relative peace. If you need to know that kind of peace in your life, buy the headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset!

    Posted
    Amiiboy
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    I originally bought the PS4 version of the headset thinking it would work with both my PS4 and my PC. Unfortunately it didn't work with my PC and I was disappointed because 1) the headphone quality is great and 2) I needed a mic to talk with my friend. I went back to Best Buy the next day to look for the adapter for the PC. Since the adapter was really obscure I could not find it but then I found this beauty! The exact same headset with the exact adapter I needed! Since then I have used it with my PS4, my PC, and many other things. The detachable microphone is a huge plus and I had zero technical problems with the headphones! Great headset for anyone looking to buy one headset for all their devices!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Headset

    Posted
    blah
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    I am a casual gamer and needed a headset for playing with friends. So far these have excellent sound and the voices of people I am playing with come in very clear. I leave the TV volume off while playing since the Headset broadcasts the game sounds and any player voices, plus I could not hear the TV sound while wearing the headset (noise isolation check). No complaints from friends about he microphone not transmitting my voice well, so I would have to say that works well also. If you are looking for an inexpensive headset to use for gaming i would suggest getting this one. I picked up the PC version since it cam with both a 3.5mm line for PS4/Xbox One and an adapter for PC use, same price and the once for just PS4/Xbox

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Surround Sound was Disappointing

    Posted
    Chades
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    The main reason why I got this headset was to have quality surround sound for halo 5. I like to play competitively and a surround sound headset can really make a difference. I plugged it in with all recommended settings (and then later messed around with other setting options) and there was always delay with the surround sound. This seems to be an issue with other surround sound headsets as well so at the moment I'm stuck with this product. As far as stereo settings go, it works great and has no delay. So I decided to keep the headset for high quality stereo sound and I am hoping there will be an update to fix the delay for the surround sound. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone until it is updated because it is just too expensive for a stereo headset.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality and Price

    Posted
    Nicky
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    For the price of this headset I wasn’t honestly expecting much but it is honestly one of the best ones for this price range. I knew nothing about headsets so I had help with my boyfriend picking one out and he said he used this one and liked it a lot. I got the white to match my XBox One and it is amazing. I love the detachable mic and how easy it is to fit it to my liking. The only thing I wish it had would be more of a bass to it. I probably just needed to get a higher tech one for that but this headset is amazing even without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, quality headset for the money

    Posted
    olinjoseph
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    I wanted to up my headset game on the PS4, but not drop $100+ which seemed a bit unnecessary. I found these on sale and bought online, picked up in store. There were only a few left, so I'm glad I was able to grab one! First, Turtle Beach is just a great headset brand, so I expected to get a quality product and they delivered on that. I have all of my audio running the headset and the audio is fantastic. It is great to put on the headphone and sneak some games without my wife knowing! I LOVE the detachable mic. It is a great idea and really easy to remove and plug back in. Overall, comfortable and great quality product, especially for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good headset

    Posted
    algea
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    I bought these for my 14 year old because the one that came with his X-box One died. We were looking for a better headset without spending a lot of money and bought them on sale to boot. He loves them. Can't say I love them, but it is not because it is not a good headset. Since they cover both ears, now he can't hear me when I am calling him, talking to him . . . makes it easy for him to tune out the phone ringing and other voices too well . . . like mine. If you have a teen, they will love them simply for that reason alone. I have to say, it does make it kind of fun for casually walking up behind him, scaring him and making him jump though. Ha!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre. Does what it says, but not great.

    Posted
    TomXP411
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    Compared to my Audio Technica AT50, these headphones are mediocre. They do the job, they cut out a lot of external noise, but they also are heavy on the mid-range and really nothing special. (The mic is also too hot, which tends to annoy everyone else in chat, as it stays constantly on. That's really a problem with the console, though, as it doesn't have a setting to change the voice sensitivity.) If you just need a full over-the-ear headset for your console or your smartphone, and you don't want to spend $100+, this is a decent option. While I will keep this headset around for those nights when the kid is loud and I want to shut out outside noise, it's not a purchase I'd repeat, given the choice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend