So if you are in the hunt for some affordable gaming headsets then you might want to take a look at the Turtle Beach Recon 320. These have been on the market for a while now and have had pretty positive reviews. I have had the headset for about a week and half now and I will let you know my experience with them.
The headset is is black and red for those that know me know that’s my colors so it gets a plus in that department. The Recon 320’s are very lightweight and and comfortable. The cushions fit right over your ear and the headset has a snug tight fit that make the headset comfortable to be used for long periods of time. It also has rotating ear cups so when you want to take the headset off you can rotate the cups and let the head sets sit on your neck. If I had to say one negative about the build quality is its feels cheap as it’s made of plastic all around the headset. I thought that I would break them easily but they are pretty sturdy and unless you just mistreat your headsets then I don’t see them being broke.
The Turtle Beach Recon 320 is advertised as a Dolby 7.1 surround sound headset for PC and mobile devices. This headset excels as a PC headset because you get the full 7.1 surround sound. When hooking it up to a PC you have to use the included USB/3.5mm wire that will give you a amplified sound vs mobile mode using included mobile 3.5mm wire with inline mic. While this is advertised as a PC and mobile devices headset the Recon 320 is also able to be used with Xbox 1 and PS4 by using the mobile wire and hooking it up to the controllers 3.5mm jack. There are 2 negatives to this but it works and that’s what I use mine as a ps4 headset when not gaming on my monitor with my Astro’s. The 1st negative is you can’t mute your voice. Unless you go into the menus on the console or specific game it won’t let you mute so your mic is always on. The second is volume. When not hooked up to the PC the volume on the headsets are on the low side for my tastes but you still hear everything crisp and clear I just wish it was more. Also note that volume is controlled by device it’s hooked up to as there is no volume control on the headset or wire. The headsets still boast some nice sound and I am able to still sound whore on Call of Duty and other shooters.
You can get the headsets for $30 bucks on Amazon and I have even seen them as low as $25 bucks on other sites. For that price I can overlook the negatives. Esp when I have the same low volume issue with my Astro A40’s when not plugged into the mix amp. That’s a $200 headset so I can forgive the Recon 320. Speaking of mixamp if you want to get that good quality sound or need a second headset to go with a mix amp that you have these would be a great cheap alternative. When plugged up to my Astro mixamp it almost sounds just as good as the Astro headsets. Overall I would recommend this headset if you don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on a headset and you don’t ruff house your equipment.