– Audio Connection: 3.5-mm
– Volume Weight: 120-g (Headset Only)/214-g (Headset and Packaging)
– Speaker Frequency Response: 80-Hz – 10k-Hz
– Speakers: 40-mm Speaker with Neodymium Magnet
– Microphone Design: Omni-Directional Boom Mic
– Headband/Earpad Material: Mesh Fabric (Black) with Foam Cushioning
– Earcup Design: Over-Ear (Open)
Here’s a common occurrence for PS4/PS4 Pro owners – you crack open the box that’s ready to deliver your new Sony home console. You empty out all its contents and come across a wired headphone attachment. While it’s useful for a week or so, this flimsy piece of add-on hardware isn’t well-suited for gamers who appreciate more high-quality headsets. Turtle Beach is highly regarded for producing a line of headset products (both wired and wireless) that are compatible with all current-gen gaming consoles. If you’re in the market for one but are really tight on funds, Turtle Beach’s Recon Chat Gaming Headset is an option you’ll definitely want to consider. This wired headset not only looks sleek, it also feels incredibly comfortable. It doesn’t matter which side you choose to place the over-ear ear-cup; your left or right ear will be covered in full and feel no discomfort over long periods of play thanks to the foam outlining. I happen to wear my glasses every time I hop into an intense online multiplayer session, so I feared how these headphones would fit while I had my glasses on. There’s no need to worry about that factor since there’s no extra pressure felt at all.
Now let’s get into how the audio output/input performs. The one headphone that’s outfitted with this device presents clear chat audio at all times. This setup makes it easier to keep track of every heated vocal command coming from your squadmates and stay in tune with everything happening with the game’s audio. Keeping track of the volume and mic mute control is an easy feat as well; I soon became familiar with where those controls are, so setting the chat audio to my preferable settings became second nature. This headset option is perfect for younger gamers looking for their 1st Turtle Beach product or gaming veterans who prefer more petite headsets. While the Turtle Beach Recon Chat Gaming Headset may not be on the same level as the company’s bigger and bolder headphone products, it still manages to present a great chat audio experience that won’t break the bank.
- The audio is strong enough to hear and it easily projects your own voice
- It’s a great fit for gamers who wear glasses
- The price tag on this headset makes it affordable for everyone
- None to speak of
Our Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
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