Turtle Beach Recon 50X Vs 200: Which is Best To Buy?

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Turtle Beach Recon 50XTurtle Beach Recon 200
Swiveling ear cups.
Only one cord.
Removable mic.
Great bass.
Best suited for action and shooter games.
Solid build at affordable prices.
No “actual” noise cancelling feature.
No Superhuman Hearing.
The “glasses” issue.
Requires an adapter for Xbox 360.
Less comfortable during longer play sessions.
Mid-low range sounds less effective at times.
Not as well rounded as others that are similar in price.


BrandTurtle BeachTurtle Beach
Headphones Form FactorFull sizeFull size
Headphone TechnologyWired
Sound Output Modestereostereo
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz20Hz – 20kHz
Impedance32 Ohm
Diaphragm1.6 in1.6 in
Microphone Technology
Response Bandwidth
Audio Controlsmute, volumemute, volume
Controlsmute, volumemute, volume
Weight380 g
Battery Life12 hour(s)
FeaturesLightweight & Comfortable Design – The sleek, lightweight over-ear design with synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cups allows you to play for hours in complete comfort.

Crystal Clear Chat & Audio – Use the high-sensitivity adjustable boom mic for in-game and online chat, and then remove it when listening to music and watching movies.

Full-Range Speakers – Large 40mm Neodymium speakers deliver great stereo sound with crisp highs and thundering lows.

Convenient Controls – In-line controls conveniently place Mic Mute and Master Volume right at your fingertips.

Highly Versatile – Connects to virtually any PC, Mac, and mobile/tablet device. The Recon 50X is also compatible with the PlayStation 4 controller and the new Xbox One controller with 3.5mm headset jack.
Powerful amplified audio – immerse yourself in your games with rechargeable battery-powered amplified sound from your Xbox One and PS4.

Surround sound ready for Xbox One – optimized to deliver immersive Windows Sonic Surround sound, provided by Microsoft for Xbox One (and compatible Windows 10 PCs).

Flip-up Mic – Turtle Beach’s renowned high-sensitivity mic picks up your voice loud and clear, and flips up to mute.

Variable mic Monitoring – hear and adjust the volume of your voice inside the headset so you never have to shout.

Multiplatform compatibility – Designed for Xbox One and PS4, and also works great with Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile Devices.

Expert Reviews of Turtle Beach Recon 50X:

By Nerdtechy
If you’re looking for a great gaming headset on a strict budget, you can’t get much cheaper than the Turtle Beach Recon 50X. They’re incredibly inexpensive…

By IGN.com
The Turtle Beach Recon 50 is very inexpensive, even when compared to other budget headsets. But you get what you pay…

By Wingrep
This Turtle Beach Recon 50X review should have enabled you to see through over and under this valuable gaming headset available just under $40. For an inexpensive price range…

By dontwasteyourmoney.com
Take gaming audio and comfort on Xbox One to the next level with the Turtle Beach Recon 50X gaming headset. The Recon 50X features Turtle Beach’s…

By Realgear.net
If you are determined to find a good, affordable gaming headset, you should totally give the 50X a thought. It is a good value for…

Expert Reviews of Turtle Beach Recon 200:

By Games Radar
An impressive performer for action and shooter games, where its very much at home. Not an all-rounder but a really good value-for-money set of…

By TheStreamingBlog
With the price and efficiency of the Recon 200, it’s easy to see why a lot of people like this headset. Since it can be used with a variety of devices, you’ll basically need just one headset for gaming. The Recon 200 is really lightweight, despite…

By CriticalHit 
The Recon 200 looks and sounds better than you’d expect for its price. The fact that you have to plug in and charge a wired headset may be off-putting to some, but it’s a worthwhile trade-off for the thumping audio. It’s a well-made, well-conceived…

By Gaming Nexus
After spending a couple weeks of putting the Turtle Beach Recon 200 gaming headset through just about every imaginable scenario, I am thoroughly impressed with the performance across the board. Whether it was its primary function for in-game audio and…

By eftm.co
Anyone that knows anything about video games is familiar with Turtle Beach as a brand. I’d go so far as to say that in the gaming community, they’d be considered a household name. The last Turtle Beach we reviewed here at EFTM was the Elite Atlas Aero,…

Detail Review:


Turtle Beach Recon 50X

This headset is mainly for those who are a beginner or want a basic headset without any premium features. In this, you can’t expect a great or clear sound quality of mic and headphone but it does give you a decent quality of sound as for this price.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

This headset is also budget-friendly but it really doesn’t look cheap. It works well enough for the price and comfort, sound quality, and everything is fine. 

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Turtle Beach Recon 50X

This headset is fully made up of plastics. This may look cheap but for this price range, we can only expect this much. It looks very light and with a very simple design. This particular model is available on dual-color combinations. The mic is detachable in this headset.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The first impression, I like this headphone and I noticed that it was fully made out of plastic but that’s not a problem for me because it doesn’t feel cheap in any way. It still feels like a quality product and also I really like the stormtrooper look.


Turtle Beach Recon 50X

These headphones are very comfortable and there’s only one way to put them on. At the top, you don’t really have any cushion. It’s not really super cushiony but for a very long game session, it’s just going to be comfortable enough that you’re not going to be wearing them and feel just comfort.

The ear cups are very soft and they only go on one way and they’re kind of angled to give you a very comfort ear wearing position. They don’t feel like they would fall off when you’re moving your head around or screaming into the microphone. They’re very lightweight over the ear design and they’re just awesome overall.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The ear cups on this headset are not made out of leather but it’s made out of some type of pleather material. It’s soft and it’s comfortable. It’s over-ear ear cups and I’m comfortable wearing it for a long period of time without feeling any discomfort. There’s even a soft pleather cushion on the headband. It’s simple to adjust the headset, you just slide it out and the headband is actually reinforced with metal and it does seem durable.

The ear cups cover my ears instead of pressing against it. So, it’s more comfortable and the leather pad on the top is pretty comfortable too.

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Turtle Beach Recon 50X

It is a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack that will plug directly into your Xbox one controller or if you want to use these on a mobile device or on like an iPod, you can use them as well, just unplug the microphone and you can use these as just headphones themselves. They are compatible with Xbox One, ps4, PC, Mac, and mobile phones because it does have a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

You have the microphone on and off button which you can see on the cord. You could either have it where it’s set to be turned on or set to be turned off and you have the Turtle Beach logo on it. When you’re using this on your game console or on your mobile, you have the ability to have a volume. You can turn the volume up and down which is a good thing, so you don’t have to rely on turning your to cell phone or mp3 player up or relying on turning up your TV just to hear the game because you get in-game audio in the headphones. It kind of makes you more immersive in the game when you’re playing with these headphones on.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

This is a gaming headset that’s gonna work with your Xbox, ps4, Nintendo Switch, smartphones, and even PC. Right out of the box, you’ll be getting the gaming headset, micro USB charging cable, and the user manual.

Though over-ear ear cups definitely do help, this has a rechargeable battery-powered amplification which means you can’t use the headphone if it’s not charged. It’s not really a bad thing because this does have a good battery life that lasts around 11 to 12 hours and if you’re not a serious gamer who doesn’t play games like 4 or 5 hours plus a day, this headphone can easily last you a week.

This is a wired headset and the negative about this is the wire doesn’t come out. So, if it breaks then the headphone is dead. All of the controls are located on the left ear cup. There’s the volume control, there’s a switch to turn it on to go to Xbox mode or ps4 mode, and then there’s a micro-USB charging port.

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Turtle Beach Recon 50X

You do have an adjustable microphone. You could actually take the microphone out and just use these as regular headphones. You can actually take the mic out if you want and when you put the mic back in, it takes a little bit of push because if you just try to put it in normally it’s gonna fall out and when you push it all the way in, it actually snaps back into place.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The mic on this works well. I like the feature of the mic, if I flip the mic up it mutes then when I bring it back down to my mouth it unmutes that’s the only cool thing about the mic. The sound quality of the mic is not as good as I thought it would be. For the price, I thought it would be better because I’ve reviewed other mics in the same price range and they sound much better than this.

It doesn’t really catch any wind noise from the mouth and the mic isn’t placed directly on my mouth. It doesn’t sound as good as how the headphones actually sound, I wish it sounded better.


Turtle Beach Recon 50X

You’re gonna get the best sound quality because you get a little bit of bump and thump when there is a little bit of bass in the music and during the gaming. This headset offers plenty of bass and a fairly good amount of highs and lows. Since there are many modern games with amazing sound effects, these Recon 50X works well with those all.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

It is actually good, it doesn’t sound cheap. Everything sounds pretty balanced. The headset has 40-millimeter speakers which can produce pretty crispy highs and good lows. The bass on this is also good, I even listen to music with it.

When I play music at a hundred percent volume there is a little distortion going on here and there but it’s not that bad but when I did do a bass test, I did hear a lot of distortion play music got a 100 percent volume. Other than that when you’re just using it to play games, everything sounds good and it’s easy to pinpoint people.

This headphone is pretty good listening to or watching youtube videos and listening to music. It has a good amount of bass. Overall, I like the sound quality of the headset but it’s lacking in the microphone department. I do wish the mic sounded better.

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Turtle Beach Recon 200 is double the price of Recon 50X but the features and sound are also better than that. The Recon 50X is looking very cheap and for the price of $30, it works well enough. But, when we compare to the Recon 200, Recon 50X is not better. There is also one downside in the Recon 200 which is the mic. If you want really good sound headphones and average quality mic then Recon 200 will be good.