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Time to replace the chat headset that came with your console? Then it’s time to get more for your money with the Turtle Beach Recon Chat headset for PlayStation consoles. The Recon Chat is lightweight and reversible, and features Turtle Beach’s SpecsFit glasses friendly over-ear design with a unique open ear-cup that lets you hear game audio from the TV or home entertainment system. A high-sensitivity mic ensures your every command is heard loud and clear while the large 40mm speaker delivers chat audio from other players. The Recon Chat easily connects to both PlayStation 5 and PS4 controllers via the 3.5mm jack, and in-line controls conveniently place Mic Mute and Chat Volume at your fingertips.
This is a verified purchase. I made an initial purchase, and when the first pair gave me problems, I received a replacement. I gave it a single star because, amongst the problems I had with the headset, it was still comfortable to wear. I have small ears, so most over-ear headsets hurt my ears after wearing them for long gaming sessions. Finding a decent headset that "rests" on my ears is incredibly difficult. So, after putting this headset on for the first time and feeling no discomfort, I was relieved. I thought I had finally found the perfect headset for me.
The sound from the speaker is very crisp and clear. I like the open cup design of the speaker side so I can keep the game sounds on my sound system in my livingroom. I like the glasses-friendly cup design of the speaker. That's a great feature.No one has complained they can't hear me, so the mic must be better than the last headset I had, because I have a pretty quiet voice. There is a little black foam padding on the non-speaker side, but it's kinda' firm for my liking. The band across the top of your head is sometimes so tight that it gives me a headache and I have to take it off to get a break once in a while. As far as the headband, I'm not sure what I can do... it seems like it got bent in a small circle being in the small box that it came in. Maybe I can find a box about the same width as my head and store the headset on that box while I'm not using it. Maybe that would stretch out the plastic headband and make it more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I regularly play for 2 to 3 hours when playing online with friends. The headband tightness starts to bother me after probably 1.5 hours, then I have to take breaks here n there after that.
I heard these were some of the better headsets on the market. Everybody was always telling me about the Turtle Beach headsets being what you need to get. When I used it, everybody complained about the buzzing and humming and static and that they couldn't hear me speaking. I do not recommend this one at all. Maybe it had a short somewhere, or maybe it's just junk. Either way, I can't recommend this at all.
For the money, it's definitely worth it. It's pretty comfortable, and people hear me without a bunch of fuzz or echos. My voice is clear. If you want a headset to play games that you want to hear, I don't really recommend this because it's a quiet headset, and it isn't good quality. I use it when I'm playing multiplayer games, which as long as I can hear my guns firing, that's all I really need. Other than that, I want to hear my players. However, on the Playstation 4, there are different settings that you need to adjust for the best mix.
It looks like a great headset, come in a nice box all wrapped up and professional looking...but once you plug them in you get this buzzing noise, no amount of messing with the volume controls both on the mic and on the ps4 will help it's just there. I seen someone else had this issue but I had hopes that it was just his headset because of the other 5 to 3 star ratings. Comfort is there to a minimum I feel the earpiece pushes to hard on the outside of the ear and the sound output is to low so you need to turn everything almost to max settings. I think I will just go to Walmart and pick up a headset, it's where I got my other one that I absolutely loved...was just looking for a cheep fix. Not saying don't buy just don't expect the quality of the more expensive turtle beach headsets, may have the name but that means nothing.
I had the older version, this one so far is way better.
Works pretty good. I use it for pc gaming and I wanted the single-ear style like this so I could hear if my toddler wakes up & needs something. And since I play while my daughter sleeps we usually are whispering / speaking softly at least, and people can usually hear us ok, so I assume if you are talking at a normal volume you would have even better results. I don't wear my glasses while playing so I can't say weather or not the gap makes it more comfortable (though I assume it would), but I do notice that having the gap makes the sound coming from the headphones a little more noticeable to other people in the room (if that makes since). Not a huge deal since I don't have the sound turned up too loud, just an observation.
If it wasn't for my hatred of over ear headphones I wouldn't be using this product. The microphone gives off a constant tumble dryer sound to any unfortunate to be in a party with you.
Genuinely pleased with it!!! The voices are loud and clear, the way it's made you genuinely can still hear your surround sound and voices with no issue, my buddies hear me crystal clear, genuinely a great product.
It didn’t even last one online session before it started to cut out and only be usable if held a particular way not good if using it during a squad mission! I read the reviews but like I’m sure people will also do I thought ‘oh it’s turtle beach it will be fine’ how wrong I was. Currently in process off getting a refund.
Had these headsets for 6-months, had two pairs and they both failed on the headphone jack. But while they were working they were good quality, sound was clear. they have a mute and volume control, as gaming headsets take a lot of punishment 6-months is actually quite good. and so I would recommend them knowing I will have to replace them, eventually.
I have used this product for about a month now, I find it a joy to put on because it's very comfortable. I wear glasses and it's really comfortable with them.