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Turtle Beach - Recon Chat Wired Mono Gaming Headset for Xbox One - Black/Green-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 380 reviews

81%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    Posted
    xboxgame
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    Surprisingly, for the price, this headset works really well. The audio quality is decent, both from a listening standpoint, as well as when speaking into the headset. Several of the headsets I have used in the past did not have great performance when it came to the mouthpiece, but, in this case, I've been told by listeners that my voice is clear and does not break up, even when I turn my head in different positions or I am moving around a bit. If you want to keep your costs down on a headset but still want the quality, then this Turtle Beach Recon model is the way to go

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Everything is quiet!

    Posted
    Tony
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    I was looking for a replacement to the standard headset that comes with the system. I did not have a need for stereo headphones for gaming as I just use my surround sound system. The review: Everything is quiet! It is hard to hear my teammates sometimes, even with the volume to the max, and they complain that they can barely hear me. I joke that this is a voice cancelling microphone installed in this. Even with the negatives, I still use this as it is an improvement comfort wise over the standard xbox mic, and it is more durable, have yet to have a cord fail.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too Quiet, Uncomfortable

    Posted
    Justin
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    Bought it looking to replace my standard Microsoft Xbox One headset hoping to get better voice sound quality. Several of my friends use Turtle Beach headsets (although the ones that cover both ears and work for both game and chat) so I was expecting a quality product. The speaker was far too quiet and I could barely hear anyone. I also found the headset to be quite uncomfortable, it felt like it was grabbing my head as opposed to resting on it. For these reasons I returned it the following morning. I find the standard Microsoft headset to be much more comfortable with superior sound quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Chicago
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    I’ve been through 5-6 basic Xbox one headsets and it was time to look for something new. I’m not a fan of “DJ” headsets so I figured I’d give these a try. First thing I noticed is that you have to adjust the volume manually through the Xbox conolse audio settings. Once I did that, the sound was loud & clear. They may be a bit uncomfortable after having them on for a while.... eventually you’ll get used to them. Personally, I’ll never buy the regular Xbox headset again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money!

    Posted
    SargonParidius
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    When I took it out of the box, it looked as flimsy as it seemed - two parts that had to be put together. Essentially this "headphone" reminds me of a tin cup phone with sound quality to match. The hard plastic earpiece hurts your ear after extended wear since the only padding is only on the top & bottom of the cup. And the sound is just as bad - too much echo! Spend more money & get a better one ... or better yet another company's!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    okay chat set

    Posted
    jontlee
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    chat set is only okay. pretty uncomfortable but is a relatively inexpensive solution if you want to chat and still listen to your home theater setup. the muffs are pretty had plastic and the band squeezes pretty tight and is uncomfortable for long periods. The mic works good and so does the speaker. Cant really complain because i was looking for a budget solution and got what i paid for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    Posted
    Berg
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    I procured these headsets to try something different from the stock Xbox headset.I plugged these in, and my friends all made fun of me. They said I sounded like a robot, and I was very quiet. I am notorious for a zero tolerance policy on poor chat quality. I have lost many friends due to this, because I refuse to play with anyone that does not sound crisp and clear. So, I was mortified at how bad these were. Returned immediately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great chat headset!

    Posted
    TommyK
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    Does exactly what it's made for, and does it better than the competition. This is a chat headset, made for communicating online. It is not intended for in game audio. This is perfect for us gamers with real surround sound set-ups in our gaming rooms, who do not want our speaker system blocked out by "virtual surround" headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what it seems

    Posted
    Chelsea
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    I purchased these chat set because I thought you would be able to hear the game and chat at the same time. Unfortunately you cannot do both. The product box isn’t clearly marked either .After several emails to Turtle Beach and Microsoft it was clarified that you can only listen to chat but no game sound. I previous set from insignia was able to have both sounds come through the single earpiece

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Super cheap

    Posted
    Jacob
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    The headset came in a very small box (there’s the first problem) and In two Seperate pieces. The headset it’s self is very cheap feeling almost no Cushion whatsoever. Overall bad design. The mic itself is bendy and I don’t like that. To sum this up it’s cheap you have to put it together and is very gimmicky. I think the other reviews on here are not realistic to what this junk is. Hope this helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mic for Price

    Posted
    KPjr300
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    My mic broke and until the piece came in for my new one, I needed something cheap to get the job done. This mic is perfect for a cheap headset while being able to communicate easily. Sits on your head ok. Only complaint would be the way the earpiece sits to talk into but it still pics up all the sound easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Game audio intermittent

    Posted
    DwightSchrute
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    Works well in a chat with other people, but the game audio only works for me the first time I plug the headset into the controller. Tried a new controller, different games, and all settings, same result. Don't know if I got a defective headset or the 3.5mm jack is just a bad design.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Headphones...but

    Posted
    ElectricsMan
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    I'm pretty sure these headphones work well. I had the issue of having them work with the XBOX ONE S but after much research I believe the problem may have been with the XBOX controller. You need the adapter/extender(even with the XBOX ONE S controller) in order for this to keep on working. Boys loved it though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for a beginner

    Posted
    capoeirask8
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    This unit is OK, but if you’re looking to have music or that sounds from the game, you better purchase something different. This unit only allows audio from other players. This unit does it’s job, nothing more, nothing less. I wish this speaker would get a little louder though

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple back up headset

    Posted
    JEMoody
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    Works very well, I especially like the open air design so I can focus on my game better. I enjoy the voice only for the headset so I can take advantage of my surround sound. This headset also has great volume, so many headsets you just can't hear who you are talking to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great gift for my grandson

    Posted
    Kristie
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    My grandson really wanted to have headphones with a microphone play his games. She was so thrilled to open that box for Christmas. Very reasonably priced. I didn't feel as though he would be old enough for an expensive set, these we're great for him at his age.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not much better than the standard headset

    Posted
    Solomon
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    My original headset broke so I figured I'd get a new one and this caught my eye as it was the same price as the official Xbox one. It works fine, I guess, but its sorta uncomfortable and the way the cord connects to the controller is awkward. I wouldn't buy it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    Posted
    Rand
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    I love turtle beach headphones but these shift on your head everytime you move and what Turtle Beach would consider to be the "earcup" is very hard. I had it on for 5 minutes before getting annoyed and ultimately returning them. It really is worth the money to invest the $40 more for an upgrade from these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for part-time Gamers

    Posted
    Rika
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    Bought them for my husband (in his 40s), for Xmas after the last pair starting falling apart into pieces... however, he loves these and they fit great with his glasses on. The sound can be a little loud outside the headphones, would be my only negative.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not bad

    Posted
    justin
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    i went to pick up a regular headset and saw this one cheaper. Since it's turtle beach, i decided to give it a chance. the plastic on it feels super cheap, but it works perfectly AND you can make game sound come out of it. An excellent minimal headset for the price

    I would recommend this to a friend