I recently purchased the gaming headset 50X manufactured by Turtle Beaches for my Xbox one. I thought that I give my opinion on this product to help other people decide if this is the right product for them. The criteria that I used to give my rating on this are functionality, comfortability, price, and durability.
My functionality expectations for this headset were that it would be able to block out some noise while still being able to pick up my voice when talking. The 50X goes beyond those expectations. The noise blocking on this is incredible, I use this headset in the living room next to the door, and I can’t even hear when my roommate gets home. It also picks up the slightest noise in game while being able to tell you which side the noise came from.
As for comfortability, the 50x is okay in this category. When first putting on the headset it is in my opinion comfortable. But as time goes on it gradually starts to feel like it is constricting your ears, eventually causing them to hurt [usually around the third hour of continuous use]. Other friends who have purchased this also have said that they experience the same problem, but they also still say that it’s a great mic and would highly recommended it as well.
Now for the price of 40 dollars, it is very hard to beat this product. You would have other headsets that are the same quality that would sell for about 60 and even 100 dollars. 40 dollars can be a steep price for some people, but the more affordable mics can be just as costly or even more expensive. Such as a 20 dollar headset that keeps breaking, causing you to purchase another one again and again. Overall it would be more economic to purchase the 50x.
It has now been 3 months since I’ve purchased the 50X headset, and it still works like when I first opened it from the box. Even after long hours of continuous use and dropping it multiple of times on the ground, it still is able to do its intended job and exceed my expectations.
The 50X is a good headset, but for the price of 40 dollar it’s an excellent product. This headset intended user is an occasional gamer who plays for a couple of hours at most, but still wants to play competitively. Someone who wants a quality mic, but doesn’t want to break the bank.