GamingReview: Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 70 Headset

Review: Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 70 Headset


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Turtle Beach recently released the Ear Force Recon 70 Gaming Headset for Xbox One, and here is our review.

Built for your next victory on Xbox One, the officially licensed surround sound ready Turtle Beach Recon 70 gaming headset features a lightweight and comfortable design, high-quality 40mm over-ear speakers, and a high-sensitivity flip-up mic.

Built for your next victory, your latest achievement and much more with the TURTLE BEACH® RECON 70 gaming headset officially licensed for Xbox One. Featuring Turtle Beach’s latest lightweight and comfortable headset design for hours of play, with high-quality 40mm speakers and over-ear premium synthetic leather cushions that let you hear every crisp high and thundering low while blocking noise. Turtle Beach’s renowned high-sensitivity mic to ensure you are heard clearly and easily flips up to mute. The RECON 70 is also surround sound ready for Xbox One and compatible Windows 10 PCs and optimized for Microsoft’s powerful Windows Sonic for Headphones. Finally, the versatile 3.5mm connection makes it perfect for swapping between Xbox One and PS4™ controllers, Nintendo Switch as well as PC and compatible mobile devices.


Audio Connection – 3.5mm
Speaker Frequency Response – 20Hz – 20kHz
Speaker Size – 40mm with Neodymium Magnets
Onboard Controls – Master Volume Wheel, Mic Mute
Microphone – Fixed Omni-Directional Flip-to-Mute Microphone
Headband Material – Synthetic Leather with Foam Cushioning
Ear Cushion – Over Ear, Synthetic Leather with Foam Cushioning

What’s in the box?

The box contains the headset and a quick start guide.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The Recon 70 comes in Xbox Black and Green colours so it can match your Xbox (if you have the black one that is).

The headset itself is fairly lightweight, with cushioned ear cups and headband making it comfortable to wear and use for long periods of time.

The headset is easily adjusted to make it as comfortable for you as possible.

The mic is attached but can be flipped up and moved out of the way if you are not using it.

It is a wired headset and can connect to any Xbox controller with a 3.5mm jack on it. The cable length is more than enough for comfortable play however you hold your controller.

The sound quality is very good and so is the mic – I had no problems being able to hear anything clearly and have whatever I was saying heard by the other players.

If you have an Xbox One and want a lightweight good quality headset in Xbox colours then take a look, and listen to the Ear Force Recon 70.

The Ear Force Recon 70 Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox One from Turtle Beach are available now priced at £29.95. The Xbox One version is also available in White and Green, as well as PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions.

You can learn more from the Turtle Beach website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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