Budget Headset for XBOX ONE – Ear Force Recon 50X

The Ear Force Recon 50X is an officially licensed XBOX ONE gaming headset. The XBOX color scheme, connectivity are the qualities which make it perfect out of the box headset for XBOX. It is specially engineered to guarantee comfort after long gaming sessions and all of that, for a really small price tag.

Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 50x Gaming Headset Review

Before getting into specifics, here’s a quick overview what this headset’s about.

rexon 50x sidePROS

  1. Very affordable
  2. Built for XBOX
  3. Comfortable design
  4. Detachable microphone
  5. Clear sound


  1. Microphone only on one side
  2. You need a special adapter if you have an old XBOX controller

These are just our personal opinions. For more views from the owners of the headset feel free to read here.


The design is sleek and lightweight. The main colors are green and black, which as you know, are official XBOX colors. It will perfectly match the colors of your gaming setup. The earpads are bulky and comfortable. With the help of a comfortable and flexible head frame, you barely notice it around your head. Recon 50X has everything you would ask from comfortability. No extra blows for whistles. Keep in mind that it’s a rather cheap headset, so most of the parts are made of plastic. Try not to be too rough with them.


There are 40mm Neodymium speakers in this headset. These are large enough to deliver you the best audio quality. You won’t miss any enemies’ footsteps and will experience the explosions and crashes at their fullest in the same time.


recon 50x controls

The in-line controls are easily reachable and you won’t have to look away from the TV screen to adjust the volume, or mute the microphone. Speaking of the microphone, it is completely detachable if you wouldn’t need it. For example, when watching movies, listening to music or just packing your headset for a travel bag. The boom mic is also adjustable for your preferences. The sound is crystal clear for your teammates to hear.


The Recon 50X has a 3.5mm audio jack, so it is compatible with almost every piece of technology. However keep in mind, that if you have a controller older than June 2015 you need a special adapter to connect it right to your controller. Otherwise, you can plug it in right to your controller!



  • Speakers: 40mm neodymium magnet speakers
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Frequency: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Headband/Earpad Material: Synthetic Leather Headband and Earpads with Foam Cushioning
  • Earcup Design: Circumaural (Closed)
  • Microphone Design: Removable Omni-Directional Microphone


If you don’t have money to spend on high-end headsets and are constantly buying those cheap $15-$20 headsets which will break in a month, consider investing extra $15. Turtle Beach is a known manufacturer and the build quality is guaranteed to be good. In addition, Ear Force Recon 50X headset is specifically designed for XBOX use and the mic + audio are of decent quality. We recommend this headset a lot because you wouldn’t believe what you could get out of mere $39. Since it’s official XBOX headset, we recommend to check out the bundle (XBOX ONE + Ear Force Recon 50X) deals on Amazon.

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