Face it gaming headsets come in two types, the cheap and the super expensive and there has never been one that attempted to bridge the markets before. The cheap headsets out on market always deliver on what they offer, but at a cost, lower speaker size, reduced range and such, but Turtle Beach are aiming to break that trend, with the Recon Chat series.
Not only is the Recon Chat lightweight and reversible, but it's a significant upgrade over standard chat headsets, featuring a large 40mm speaker and Turtle Beach's glasses friendly design inspired by the Elite Pro's ProSpecs Glasses Relief System, Turtle Beach's signature high-sensitivity microphone, and a unique open ear-cup which allows players to hear game audio from their TV or home entertainment system through both ears (in stereo). Additionally, the Recon Chat has convenient in-line controls that place Chat Volume and Mic Mute right at your fingertips.
"We take great pride in creating products with the highest levels of value and quality for every type of gamer, and the RECON CHAT is no exception," said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. "It's important to us that even at the entry level, our headsets deliver an improved overall gaming experience through better audio. The RECON CHAT is the same price you'd pay to simply replace your chat headset, but offers gamers so much more in terms of comfort and features, all designed to help them play better."
Here is the list of features coming to the Recon Chat headsets
- Unique Open Ear-Cup - Allows gamers to hear game audio from the TV or home entertainment system in both ears (in stereo).
- Glasses Friendly - Comfortably wear both your glasses and headset thanks to Turtle Beach's innovative SpecsFit™ glasses avoidance zone.
- High Quality 40mm Speaker - A large 40mm speaker delivers crystal clear chat audio from other players.
- Signature Turtle Beach Mic - Turtle Beach's fan-favorite adjustable, high-sensitivity mic picks-up your voice loud and clear and ensures your commands are always heard.
- Convenient In-line Controls - Convenient in-line controls place Chat Volume and Mic Mute right at your fingertips.
- Versatile Compatibility - Works great with Xbox One controllers with the 3.5mm headset jack and PS4 controllers, as well as with mobile/tablet devices with a 3.5mm connection.
- Reversible Over-Ear Design - Wear the RECON CHAT on the right or left ear, whichever is more comfortable.
- Lightweight & Comfortable - Play for hours in complete comfort.
The headsets will be in stores for $40 in Q3 of this year.