Turtle Beach - Ear Force Recon 50X Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox One - White/Green

Immerse yourself in gaming worlds with help from this Turtle Beach gaming headset. In-line controls let you pump up volume or mute your microphone when speaking to someone nearby, and full-range speakers ensure you don't miss any of the game-based action. This Turtle Beach gaming headset works with Xbox One.

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    • Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50X Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for Xbox One

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3339 out of 3616)

    Features


    Enjoy in-game audio and communicate with teammates with this Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50X Wired Stereo Gaming Headset

    Adjust the volume or mute the sound without taking your eyes away from the screen with the easy-to-use in-line controls

    Immerse yourself in the on-screen action with well-balanced sound via the 40mm drivers

    Make volume level adjustments or mute sound with a simple touch via in-line controls

    Communicate with your teammates in the heat of battle or trash talk your opponents with the flexible boom microphone that can be adjusted and rotated to fit your preferences


    Customer rating

    4.4
    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great value for exactly what you are looking for!

      Posted
      KINGPIN450

      The Ear Force Recon 50x gaming headset from Turtle Beach is the right product for you! If you are someone who is just getting in to the competitive gaming scene or is just a serious gamer, look no further. This headset will cover all the needs and expectations you have for your first legitimate gaming headset because it’s price is low, it is comfortable, and it functions very well. At under $50 this is the best headset you can buy. Since Turtle Beach is one of the most respected headset makers, you know the quality will at least be better than most. However, I’m here to tell you that this is the best low-end option. If you are anything like me, you will look at buying a gaming headset one of two ways. 1) Buy the best headset you can at the lowest price possible, or 2) just go out and buy the very best headset you can for upwards of $300. Since I was a beginner, I chose to stay relatively cheap and go for just an OK headset. I ended up with AMAZING value. A huge worry for cheaper headsets is comfort. I can’t say the Recon 50x is comfortable as the very expensive headsets, but it is quite comfortable nevertheless. The headset is easily adjustable and has a good amount of padding. Personally I’ve used the headsets for hours on end with no comfort problems. One very minor nuisance is that if you have older Xbox One controllers, you will need a headset adapter. These are fairly cheap but they do slightly make the controller more cumbersome in your hands. I have now had this headset for four months and everything about it still functions perfectly. I have not even treated it that well. When I bought this headset, the main thing I wanted it to do was enhance the way I hear the games I play. You really can hear the improvement! It is much better then playing without one. Even though this product does not have noise canceling, it does dampen outside noise considerably. In conclusion, I would definitely recommend the Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50x for any serious gamer just coming on to the competitive scene. It really does all you could ask and more for a headset that costs under $50. Again, I hope you consider this product when searching for a gaming headset because it is WONDERFUL!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      great headset

      Posted
      benjamin

      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. Functionality 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. Comfortability 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. Price 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. Durability 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. Ideal User 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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nifty headset that doesn't cost an arm and leg

      Posted
      Lightning

      I bought this from a local Best Buy after numerous attempts to get "cheap" headsets from walmart to work with Skype on my computer. Maybe I've never owned a good headset before but after I bought this one, I was pretty darn impressed with how nice it was. I got it for my computer but now I use it for my xbox one as well. So it comes with an adapter cable that you can connect to your computer. The nice thing is you can leave the adapter cable plugged into your computer and disconnect your headset to use elsewhere. With the adapter, the cord is extra long so you can move around quite a bit with it plugged in. Another super convenient thing is the mic can disconnect from the headset, so if you're wanting to just listen to music you can take the mic out and set it aside. The mic is also flexible so you can twist and move it to any position you want. Great for when you're wanting to get a drink or eat a snack while chatting. The headset earmuffs are comfortable for the most part and cup around the ears, they can rotate somewhat for even more comfort. But wearing glasses with it is still uncomfortable. I'm not a sound expert by any means but I was pretty satisfied with the quality. It has a mute switch and volume control on the cord. All in all a pretty nifty headset. I like how flexible it is with the removable/flexible mic and rotating ear muffs, the long cord, and being able to switch between my comp and xbox with ease. My only complaint would be that it can be uncomfortable to wear if you have glasses, but that can't be helped. Either way, I totally recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Budget Headset

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

      Got this because I had an older headset that had seen better days. I didn't want to spend a ton of money but I was willing to go up 100 bucks for comfort. I tried every pair of gaming headsets that Best Buy had on and these feel great. I have played for 8 plus hours and they do not make the sides of your head sore. The black with red accents look awesome and the mic attachment feels very sturdy. My only complaints would be that the cord is not real long when you do not use the splitter extension. I have the combo port in front of my computer which does not require you to use the splitter which is nice, but like I said the cord is short you just have to be mindful of this. All and all this is a great product so it gets 5 stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Poor design

      Posted
      Bigguy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had previously purchased a G430 headset that broke while under warranty. I took it back to BBuy and tried to exchange it for another one of the same type. Of course, they were "out of stock", so I had to purchase THIS higher priced model of a maker I'd never used before. This EAR Force set is so tight,even when fully expanded, that I get headaches...and I've been told my head is small for my bodysize. The mouthpiece seems to slide in snugly, but will fall out at the most inopportune time. The incoming cable doesn't come up one SIDE; no, it comes up UNDER the chin...the 2 wires are formfitted together until they come within 4 inches of my chin, which puts a great deal of pressure against my cheeks and jawbone, and severely limits my ability to twist sideways. If I was about 5 years old this set might fit and MIGHT last 3 months. For now, I bought another G430 through Amazon, and relegated the Turtle Beach to backup/spare status.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Will not work on PC out of the box

      Posted
      Dane
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      These are comfortable and sound great for stereo and work well for chat. However, these were bought under duress when my son's PC gaming headset failed. The package says it works with PC and I should have been more skeptical since they are marked primarily as an Xbox One headset. I should have been more diligent before purchasing. When we got home and opened them their was only a single 3.5mm 4 pole connector. The instructions said for PC use I had to purchase a mic splitter adapter from Turtle Beach. So I did and the cost of cable with shipping plus the week wait was unacceptable. Hence one star off. Had I wrote this review as I was going thru this, I would have been less gracious. Also note, even though a xbox one headset, these do not plug into a legacy xbox one controller either. You need a newer xbox one controller with the 3.5mm jack or the headphone adapter allowing a legacy controller to use this xbox one headset. Minus another star. Again, this is imo a 5 star product with some caveats.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      my son loves this headset

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

      I can't say that I have personally used this headset, but my 10 year old son uses it regularly and says that it's the best/clearest sound quality headset he has used thus far. I must admit, I really didn't want to spend this much money on a headset (have purchased the cheaper ones at 5 Below and some random brand at TJ Maxx.) Both of these were substandard and broke pretty quickly. So, finally, I caved and bought this one. No complaints from my son so far. He said that it's very comfortable and the sound quality is very good. I'm a bit concerned that the microphone arm might eventually snap and/or come lose, which is what happened to the other headsets I've purchased ( and since he tends to move it around periodically) but so far, so good. Only time will tell, I guess. Overall, he is very happy with this item.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Worked for a while ...

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

      We bought two of these, one for each child. They mostly used it for watching / playing content on the iPad. I would estimate they used it 2-3 times per week for a few hours, or in the car - so a little rough handing was expected. Purchased for about $40. I tried them a few times, the sound was good. When you touch the cable between headset and connector it does make sounds on the headset and you can hear it. We never used the microphone that was included (nice accessory). #1 -- right ear piece stopped working. First I thought it was because the iPad case was in the way (it was a little trouble to keep it plugged in with the Urban Armor Gear on it). Later on it just did not work at all ( about 7-8 months used ) #2 -- One day my child came to me saying the headset was not working, when I tried plugging it in, I felt the connector was a little loose. When I pulled on the connector, it came out of the housing jacket and detached from the headset cable. ( about 11-12 months used ) [ manufacturer warranty has now expired so, guess they are heading for recycle/trash ]

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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