Turtle Beach Recon 70 Vs 200: Which is Better Budget-Friendly Hedaest?

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This is the comparison between Turtle Beach Recon 70 and Recon 200 which are from the same company and also the same series of models. Both the headsets are cheap but pretty good headsets.

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Turtle Beach Recon 70Turtle Beach Recon 200
Good sound quality for price. Comfortable and lightweight.
Flip-to-mute mic.
Great bass.
Best suited for action and shooter games.
Solid build at affordable prices.
High tones are a bit aggressive.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
ModelRecon 70 (TBS-2455-01)TBS-3200-01
Headphones Form FactorFull sizeFull size
Headphone TechnologyWired
Sound Output Modestereostereo
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz20Hz – 20kHz
Diaphragm1.6 in1.6 in
Microphone Technology
Response Bandwidth
Audio Controlsmute, volumemute, volume
Controlsmute, volumemute, volume
Battery Life12 hour(s)
FeaturesLIGHTWEIGHT COMFORT – A lightweight design ensures complete comfort during those hours-long gaming sessions.

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

SURROUND SOUND READY FOR XBOX ONE – Optimized to deliver immersive Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound.

*Windows Sonic for Headphones provided by Microsoft for Xbox One (and compatible Windows 10 PCs). Also compatible with Dolby Atmos for Headphones (Additional purchase may be required.)

HIGH-QUALITY 40MM SPEAKERS – Superior 40mm over-ear speakers produce crisp highs and thundering lows.

PREMIUM EAR CUSHIONS – Synthetic leather-wrapped ear cushions provide added comfort, improved bass response and better noise-isolation.

MULTIPLATFORM COMPATIBILITY – Designed for Xbox One and works great with PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices.

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 70:

By TechRadar
You get what you pay for (and then some) with the Turtle Beach Recon 70. It’s not going to tempt the professional esports crowd, but if you want an affordable and enjoyable way of jumping into a multiplayer bout and chat with your friends, these get the…

By Gaming Nexus
After spending several weeks with the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headset, and countless hours gaming between my son and I, we were extremely impressed with the performance, especially at this sub $40 price point. We used them in just about every way…

By Windowscentral
The Recon 70 is a solid option for those looking for an affordable headset, with robust construction, comfortable design, and decent audio quality. There are no glaring issues, like microphone echoing on Xbox or PC, and while it has no bells and…

By CriticalHit
When it comes to headsets, budget devices usually scream cheapness whenever you take them out of the box. Maybe they’re flimsy, maybe the parts inside will leave you with a case of tinnitus and chances are you’ll yearn for payday to arrive so that you…

By GamesRadar
A great budget headset primed for Switch but useful for pretty much everything else. While limited on features and not as crisp in sound or surround capabilities as other headsets, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better one for the…

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 70

The design of this headset is very simple and for this price, we can only expect that much. The headset is also comfortable but there’s not plenty of padding. The sound quality of the mic and the headphone is also worth this price.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

This is a budget-friendly headset and also with that giving some good features and sound quality. The design is good and attractive for game players. The headset is also comfortable.

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Turtle Beach Recon 70

This kind of design brings me back a little bit to the old Turtle Beach style. The arm in the sides of the headset is plastic and inside of it is plastic as well. There’s no metal in the whole headset. You might want to be a little more careful with this headset because it’s all plastic.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

It’s actually quite a nice design. Recon 200 comes in black and white colors. These were actually quite good and I was very impressed with them because when I was working in gaming retail I never recommended Turtle Beach because they would always come back-breaking. So, when I got there I was actually quite impressed with how sturdy they are. So, it’s good to see that they have up to their design and this design is actually quite nice.

The design is actually quite nice, so you’ve got Turtle Beach engraved on the top and you put the Turtle Beach logos on the sides as well as the microphone. You’ve got these spray plastic parts for your extension.


Turtle Beach Recon 70

They are comfortable, they’re extremely light. When you put them on your head like it’s just that perfect fit, it’s not too tight it’s not too lose it is right there as far as comfort. You adjust the headset on the side just like that it just pulls up and you have your clicks in between right there.

You have plenty of motion within the ear cups like that go in and out and then you can fold a flat back there, so whatever shape a head, glasses, or anything, they’re gonna fit you perfect.

Now, you do just have that little padding on the top up there but honestly, it’s perfect. It’s just enough, it grips on the side of your head and then rests right up there and you almost forget that it’s on your head.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The ear cups are quite comfortable as well. So, they do have the leather material on the ear cup. They are an oval shape as well. So, they’ll fit over your ear rather than sitting on top of your ear. I wear glasses as well and I don’t find any issue wearing them with glasses. They stretch pretty wide as well.

On the inside, you do have a soft cushion at the top, so it’s not too hard on your head. I feel like over a long period of time, it might start to hit my head because it doesn’t have that ultimate comfort to it but nonetheless it’s still a pretty good headset.

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Turtle Beach Recon 70

If you look at the box, it says for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Now, this headset comes in black and green, white and green, blue and black, white and black, black and red, and each of the color schemes is for the console. Obviously, the green for Xbox, the Blue for PlayStation.

They are all 3.5, so they are all gonna work across every single platform. You can plug this into your Xbox controller, PlayStation controller, PC, or your Nintendo switch, so just get whatever a stinking color you like. You have your volume rocker on the bottom of the earcup that’s really the only control on it.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

It is a multi-platform headset, so you can use this on your Nintendo switch, on your Xbox One, your ps4, and also for mobile devices and it will work on PC as well. There’s no issue with playing it on any other platform is amazing, it has just your normal frequent five millimeter Jack.

It is a wired headset, so you’d expect to just plug in your 3.5-millimeter jack into your controller and go from that but this does come with a micro USB charge cable. There is a port on the headset where you actually have to charge it before you use it. Following that charge port, you do have a bunch of buttons on here. So, you’ve got a charge port, power button, and a couple of volume controls. The power button above the charge port is where you can flick it to ps4 or Xbox, however, it won’t matter which one you flick it on if you’re using it for Nintendo Switch or your phone that’s pretty straightforward. Above that is your mic volume control and your game sound volume control, so normal stereo headsets sound.

The mic volume control, if you turn it up and you’re gonna hear yourself through the microphone into the earphone, so that is pretty similar to the Blue Yeti microphone. So, you have the option to turn that volume down which is really good, and then above that is your sound volume. They are just the scrolling buttons on here.

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Turtle Beach Recon 70

Now, as far as the mic, it is flip up to mute. There are no controls on this headset. The only control on the back in the headset is the volume. There’s no voice chat, no mic monitoring, and anything like. You can probably adjust all that stuff within your system you’re using whether it be Xbox or any other consoles. In the point of view of mic quality, it’s not the best but honestly, in my opinion, for $39 headset, I think it passes.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

On the side of the earcup, there is your microphone and it is a flip-down mic, flip up to mute. What I like about this is actually how small it is but it still is really clear when you talk. I tested this mic with the ps4, the mic is really clear. Everybody told me about that quality, I was really impressed with that feedback.

I do like them is a short mic. It’s not too in-your-face, it’s just good to sit to the side and not have a big chunky mic in your face.


Turtle Beach Recon 70

I tested this headset across every device. It didn’t sound good on the PC. To be honest with you, I was a little disappointed. I just couldn’t get them really loud enough. the sound quality was fine but I just couldn’t get them loud enough and that’s going through all my PC settings and then within the headset as well right.

When we went to the Nintendo switch, they sounded fantastic. I mean they sounded really good, I was very shocked with it especially for the price. Also with the PlayStation, it sounds pretty good.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

It has a really good sound quality which I was quite surprised. The bass boost is clear and decent. Every sound like low-frequency sound and high-end sound and everything id pretty good in this headset.

I don’t have any complaints about the sound of the headset. You can easily use this for gaming and listen to music and for watching movies and so on. For this price range, everything pretty nice including the sound of the headset.

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I will recommend Recommend Turtle Beach Recon 200 to buy. The reason why I choose Recon 200 but not Recon 70 is even though the Recon 70 is a lower price than the other one, this one is not better than that one, I mean, Recon 200. The sound quality and every other features of Recon 200 is better than Recon 70.