Turtle Beach has introduced the Recon 500 Wired Console Gaming Headset, a new pair of headphones that is supposed to make gamers’ hearts beat faster. Not only a comfortable fit and a cool design are supposed to ensure this. On top of that, the headset expert promises a first-class sound thanks to a unique 60 mm Eclipse dual driver. We take a closer look at the new introduction.
New headphones from the industry leader
Passionate gamers will definitely be familiar with Turtle Beach. After all, the company has established itself over the years as the leading manufacturer of gaming headsets and other audio accessories. The Recon 500 is the latest representative in the long ancestral gallery of the US company. At the heart of the pair of headphones is the company’s own Eclipse dual driver, which we have yet to find in any other piece of audio technology. The drivers have a diameter of a whopping 60 mm and are said to provide a rich yet crystal clear sound in the specially manufactured AccuTune earcups.
But a good gaming headset must of course be able to convince not only with its sound. It also has to guarantee good communication. The noise-canceling TruSpeak microphone is used for this. So that long gaming sessions are not a problem, Turtle Beach has placed great emphasis on comfort. The installed Memory FoamPolster should even be able to provide glasses wearers with a high level of comfort.
A new driver
The heart of the Recon 500 is undoubtedly the new Eclipse dual driver. This the manufacturer itself describes not without reason as “a revolution in gaming audio”. The 60 mm drivers are supposed to be able to reliably separate low and high frequencies. In the end, you should get a gaming sound that is supposed to provide a super atmosphere thanks to its high level of detail. The high quality also seems to continue with the ear cups. The wood composite AccuTune is supposed to ensure that not only the acoustics are on a high level.
On top of that, this is supposed to provide a very realistic sound image in combination with the driver. The TruSpeak microphone, which can be removed, is a guarantee for very good team communication according to Turtle Beach. Thus, the headset should also be convincing in multiplayer. Thanks to practical controls, which are located directly on the ear cup, you always have parameters like volume under control.
Jürgen Stark, Chairman and CEO of Turtle Beach Corporation said:
“With our all-new, patented Eclipse™ dual driver, Turtle Beach is once again first to market with breakthrough gaming audio technology that makes the Recon 500 one of the best-sounding headsets available. The Recon 500 offers some of the most impressive technical advances ever achieved by our ReconSeries gaming headsets. It redefines what gamers expect from a headset in this price range, offering an innovative design, masterful audio performance and enjoyable comfort.”
Not only sound, but also wearing comfort seems to have played a major role in the development of the Recon 500. After all, the headset experts use soft cushions made of memory foam here. These are supposed to provide maximum breathability. In combination with the cover made of high-quality textile, there should be no annoying sweating even in high outdoor temperatures or heated battles. The headphones’ individual adaptability should also contribute to the wearing comfort. According to Turtle Beach, the headband can be adjusted thanks to integrated metal elements. Spectacle wearers will again be pleased with the ProSpecs design patented by the manufacturer. This takes the pressure off the glasses and should also be able to provide hours of enjoyment for wearers of a visual aid.
Price and Availability
Thanks to the connection via 3.5 mm audio interface, the Recon 500 can be connected to all common systems. Thus, not only PC gamers, but also console owners get their money’s worth. In terms of price, the Recon 500 can already convince with its RRP of 79.99 Euros. Whether Turtle Beach can also keep its performance promises for the low-priced headset, we can check for ourselves from June 18. That’s when the pair of gaming headphones is supposed to launch in Europe. Pre-ordering is already possible on the website of Turtle Beach.