Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50X Stereo Gaming Headset

Last updated: June 17, 2022

Take your gaming to the next level with this attractive gaming headset. It's constructed to include a highly sensitive microphone that can be removed when you want to switch from gaming to watching a movie. The 40-millimeter speakers also produce crisp sound that leaves you feeling like you're actually in the game.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: You'll find this gaming headset is available in a choice of green, red or blue.

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50X Stereo Gaming Headset placed 4th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Take gaming audio and comfort on Xbox One to the next level with the Turtle Beach Recon 50X gaming headset. The Recon 50X features Turtle Beach’s latest lightweight and comfortable design, with large 40mm over-ear speakers that let you hear every crisp high and thundering low, plus convenient in-line controls that allow you to quickly and easily adjust Master Volume and Mic Mute. The Recon 50X also includes an adjustable mic, which can be removed when watching movies and listening to music, and the versatile 3.5mm jack makes it perfect for using with the new Xbox one controller, PS4 Pro and PS4 consoles, as well as with PC, Mac and compatible mobile/tablet devices.

Our Expert Consultant

Doug Brennan   
Tech writer for Digital Addicts, avid PC/console gamer

Doug Brennan is an avid PC/console gamer for the past 20+ years, and writer for Digital Addicts. In his spare time, he’s an active member on a number of computer peripheral forums (, so he’s always up to date on the latest products.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The sound is nice and clear, they’re comfortable and easy to operate, and they’re compatible with a wide range of devices.
They are lightweight and come with a pretty easy-to-use gaming control scheme.
Its microphone performance is surprisingly impressive for its class
It has great sound quality, microphone works very well and it also has a volume control
the microphone and headset audio quality are great for the price range
The cans themselves are cushioned with a generous amount of foam and are comfortable around the ears.
it is among the best gaming headsets under $50.

What reviewers didn't like

If you’re a Microsoft gamer that hasn’t upgraded to the One yet, you’ll need to buy an adapter (both Turtle Beach and Microsoft make them) that will give you a 3.5mm jack on the bottom of your 360 controller.
The build quality feels cheap and plasticky and will not last as long as some of the other gaming headsets we've tested.
you get what you pay for, with cheap-feeling build quality and mediocre sound quality.
The overall construction is a little thin and flimsy, however, and might not hold up over the long term.
The Recon 50's stereo audio won't blow you away like Turtle Beach's DTS 7.1 surround headsets, but it's a step up above my basic Samsung TV when it comes to immersion.
if you wear glasses, you may feel a little pressure.
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