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Review: Turtle Beach Recon 70


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Christmas is the time when people upgrade their gaming gear. However, if you are in the market for a new and improved headset, or you are new to gaming, then why wait? Turtle Beach is renowned for its amazing devices, and they offer some amazing products no matter the price point. Yet, if you are considering an entry-level accessory, look no further than the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones.

These durable and well-built headphones are extremely comfortable, and lightweight and offer surround sound on Xbox. Furthermore, the 40mm drivers deliver a rich range of tones. On top of that, the flip mic makes it the perfect device for solo or online gamers.

Can you see the camo headphones?

What’s in the box of the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones?

  • The compact cardboard packaging is sturdy and lightweight. Furthermore, it is emblazoned with striking images and key selling points. Finally, it is fully recyclable, and that is fantastic. 
  • The Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones. Available in a variety of colours, this stunning headset looks amazing in Arctic camo. Its simple design incorporates a volume wheel, cushioned ear pads, a small flip mic, and a built-in cable with a 3.5mm audio jack.
  • User guide, sticker, and warranty card. As standard, this accessory has a handy guide, some colourful stickers, and a warranty card in case of accidents. 

Technical aspects. 

Depending on your budget, you’ll have different aspirations. Consequently, those buyers that focus on entry-level devices want great value, excellent sound, and amazing build quality. Fortunately, the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones tick each of those boxes with ease. On top of this, they look stylish and they won’t break the bank.

One worry is that 40mm drivers usually provide a subpar performance. Yet, the audio was surprisingly good as it delivers a neat range of sound. Alongside this, it is optimised for Microsoft’s Windows Sonic for Headphones. Accordingly, you experience immersive audio for a really low price.

You must then consider the flip-to-mute microphone. This isn’t normally what I’d expect from a lower budget device. Instead, there is a reliance on inline controllers and manual mute switches. Therefore, this was an unexpected and pleasant additional feature. What’s more, the microphone delivers a crystal-clear sound. Therefore, it is an amazing device to use when playing FPS titles. 

Premium cushioned ear pads.

Build quality. 

So, the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones sound great and have an amazing microphone. But what about the build quality? Thanks to the premium cushioned ear pads, you experience awesome comfort. The synthetic leather is breathable, and this prevents your ears from overheating. Accordingly, this is essential when playing long gaming sessions.

Alongside this, the adjustable headband is lightweight, yet rugged and tough. Subsequently, it’ll cope with heavy hands and the occasional bit of roughhousing. Finally, the camouflage finish deserves a mention. I adored its simple white-on-grey accents and how it complements other Turtle Beach products. 

The 3.5mm audio jack is versatile.

Are the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones worth it?

Entry-level headphones are two a penny, and I’ve recently covered the Trust GXT 411 Radius headphones. However, these are head and shoulders above their peers. Not only is it versatile with its 3.5mm audio jack, but it also delivers excellent sound quality. Accordingly, it is excellent value for money with no obvious shortcomings.

Every element of these headphones is brilliant, for the price. The 40mm drivers are balanced, the optimised surround sound on Xbox is immersive, and the build quality is incredible. Consequently, without hesitation, I recommend you buy them here!

(More information on Turtle Beach can be found here!) 

The Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones have received the Movies Games and Tech Goldaward.
Daniel Waite
Daniel Waite
My gaming career started on an Amiga and spans many consoles! Currently, I game using an MSI laptop and Xbox Series X. A fan of every genre, I love to give anything a go. Former editor and reviewer for, I'm loving my new home here at Movies Games and Tech. I can be contacted for gaming reviews on the following email:

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