Turtle Beach Stealth 300 Vs Recon 200: Which one is good?

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Both are good headsets and from the same company. The features are almost the same in both the headsets. The price difference is also not something high.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 300Turtle Beach Recon 200
Excellent sound for the price.
Four different audio options to choose from.
Comfortable to wear for long sessions.
Great bass.
Best suited for action and shooter games.
Solid build at affordable prices.
Design isn’t very attractive.
Feels cheap in some places.
Audio profiles aren’t very unique.
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 TechnologyWiredWired
Sound Output Modestereostereo
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz20Hz – 20kHz
Diaphragm2 in1.6 in
Microphone Technology
Response Bandwidth
Audio Controlsvolumemute, volume
Controlsvolumemute, volume
Battery Life30 hours12 hour(s)
FeaturesPowerful 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.

Memory foam ear cushions – breathable fabric-wrapped memory foam ear cushions provide unmatched comfort.

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

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 Stealth 300:

By Trusted Reviews
The Turtle Beach Stealth 300 is a solid but by the numbers affordable gaming headset.

By dailystar.co
TURTLE BEACH Turtle Beach Stealth 300 Headphones Review – Well built, sturdy and comfortable to wear Turtle Beach tend to be our go-to earphone makers when it comes to video game audio. They just seem to ‘get’ what it is most gamers are looking…

By PC Mag
The Turtle Beach Stealth 300 gaming headset features a built-in amp with four EQ settings to let you tweak your otherwise very simple 3.5mm wired listening…

By Ztgd.com
The Stealth 300 headset from Turtle Beach is one of the most practical headsets I have used in quite some time. It uses a standard jack to plug in, which makes it compatible with almost any device or gaming console imaginable. It is extremely…

By Tom’s Guide
The Stealth 300 is exactly what an $80 headset should be. In spite of a few design missteps (only one of which is serious), it provides comfort, good sound and a simple setup. If you went out this afternoon and bought a Stealth 300, you would spend more…

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 Stealth 300

The design is normal and simple with the flip-up mic. The comfort level is also good and especially this one is more comfortable for the glass wearers. The sound is also pretty much good for the price. There are many features for sound and so on.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The design of the headset is pretty much the same as Stealth 300 and 600. The comfort level and the sound quality of the headset is also is good for the price. 

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Turtle Beach Stealth 300

The build is almost identical to the Stealth 600 and Stealth 700. However, there is no more glossy plastic on the exterior of the ear cups which in my opinion is a plus, instead there’s a glossy material around the actual material that touches your ear and this replaces the accent color that was on the previous version and less likely to be marked up with fingerprints. The little exposed piece of plastic that reveals itself when you enlarge the headset is now at that accent color. So, overall this version is a little more stealthy and I like it.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

This is constructed out of plastic pretty much. On the top side, we have the Turtle Beach branding over here. The headband itself unlike the stealth 600 which costs more than the Turtle Beach Recon 200 that one does not have an aluminum frame for the headband but this one does, so this one is going to be a little more durable.

If we take a closer look at the ear cups on the outside, it almost looks like it’s carbon fiber they think of the way it’s patterned but it’s actually just plastic. It’s a nice plastic and a very durable plastic indeed after a use.


Turtle Beach Stealth 300

If you’re going to be using this for any extended period of time, you want to make sure it’s comfortable and in this case, it is pretty good. It’s not any more or less comfortable than the stealth 600, so I guess for an $80.00 headset it’s alright.

I do wish was a little bit deeper, admittedly my ears might stick out a little bit more and for that reason, my ears make contact with the interior of that ear cup. I would have appreciated it if it was a little bit deeper. This appears like a very breathable material, a lot of times this is something you experience with leather headsets while they do a great job of isolating noise, they also make your ears really hot and that gets uncomfortable and sweaty and it sticks to the side of your head. This is a cloth material, so I expected them to breathe really well but they really don’t they still get pretty warm after a while.

However, I can say that that pro specs and glasses friendly feature isn’t a gimmick it really works. I have a $250 headset that I use pretty regularly and I have to admit it’s pretty inconvenient having take off my headset put my glasses on and then put the headset back on and do the process in Reverse when I want to take everything off but with this, I can very easily put on and remove my glasses without having to remove the headset unless you’re a regular glasses wearer that you probably wouldn’t even consider.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The ear cups are over-ear ear cups and they’re very comfortable. It’s got like a memory foam type of material, it’s not really memory foam but it definitely is comfortable. Then, on the top of the headband, we also have the same material that’s going to be cushioning our head. You can also twist it and lay it flat. 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. The ear cups can swivel and it also does tilt like back and forth.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 300

There are two versions of this headset, one for the Xbox and one for the PlayStation 4. There are minor differences between them that make them slightly better optimized for their respective consoles but if you have both of those consoles by no means do you need to buy both versions of the headset. The Xbox One is green and the PlayStation 1 is blue and at that point which is pick the one that you think is more attractive looking and both of these will also work for PC and the Nintendo switch.

It has a lot of the same features such as the 50-millimeter drivers, the pro specs glasses from the earcup design, and built-in EQ presets, and those presets are bass boost, signature sound, bass and treble boost, and vocal boost. It also likewise supports Dolby Atmos and windows sonic surround if you’d like to bring surround sound to your gaming experience.

This is a wired version, so it comes with a 3.5-millimeter jack that plugs in directly to your controller which I guess you can argue is slightly less convenient but that’s really the only major difference between the Stealth 600.

On the left ear cup, you’ll find its own independent volume control so you don’t have to go into the game settings to do it and it’s also not on the cable itself. I hate when headsets put the volume knob on the cable because you can never find it when you need to and having it right there on the back of the headset seems like a much more appropriate place.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

On the left side of the ear cup, we have all of the control buttons. There’s the volume knob, the mic knob, and a switch to switch it from ps4 and Xbox One because this will work with ps4 and your PC. The cable is like 51 inches, it’s long enough, I don’t have any issues with the cable being short.


Turtle Beach Stealth 300

The microphone is pretty middle-of-the-road for something in this price category. There’s definitely a little bit of grainy noise in the background and when I stop talking, it cuts off the recording which is nice because it stops recording all that grainy noise as well but it’s not a huge deal. You can understand the voice perfectly fine and ultimately that is the purpose of a gaming headset is to be able to relay information, as long as you can understand the person on the other end and they can understand you.

This also does feature flip up to mute functionality. It does have mic monitoring which I think is a critical feature to have, in this one you can hear yourself but you can also adjust exactly how much you hear yourself.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

We have the flip-up mic, so when you flip it down you can just start talking and if you want to mute it for some reason you can just flip it up, it’s very easy simple. No controls over here to control the micro the volume. The wire is not detachable, so you got to be very careful with this wire. It doesn’t really catch any wind noise from my mouth and the mic isn’t placed directly on my mouth. The mic really does its work good. It sounds really good and clear.

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Turtle Beach Stealth 300

Unlike a lot of wired gaming headsets, this actually needs to be charged. It comes with a micro USB to a USB charging cable for when you’re running low on the charge. This wired one needs to charge because it has those EQ presets, there’s some sort of internal amplification going on and I assume whatever power draws coming from the controller is not sufficient to create that sound signature, so for that reason, it has to have an internal battery.

It’s a nine hundred milliamp-hour battery that again connects via micro USB and you can get roughly thirty to forty hours of playtime on a single charge which is a fair amount of time, it’s about three to four times longer than what you should expect from the larger stealth 600 and 700. But, there is one glaring oversight here, there is no battery dead mode. Once you’ve run out of charge which admittedly takes a while but once you do, you have to recharge it and that to me, if you’re dealing with the inconvenience of wire you don’t want to also deal with the inconveniences of a wireless headset.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The one negative point I guess is probably that this needs to be charged if you want to use it but on the plus side, this can be used while charging. So, to charge it, it takes around three hours for it to charge through a hundred percent but this does have good battery life. It lasts around 12 hours, so you got to be aware that the battery might die so you might as well want to charge it after you’re done using it.


Turtle Beach Stealth 300

The sound quality is of course in my opinion the most important feature of a gaming headset and for $80 this thing definitely delivers. The bass is definitely powerful and unlike historic turtle beach headset, it doesn’t drown out everything else that you’re listening for. Now, when you have a gaming headset on, you’re typically listening for very tiny audio cues that will give you an edge, and historically with Turtle Beach headsets, their sound signature is so bass-heavy that it just drowns out everything. This does a pretty impressive job of delivering punchy and satisfying bass while still letting you hear those less obvious audio cues.

Honestly, those audio presets or the EQ presets don’t really make much of a difference in my opinion, the bass boost is probably the most significant difference but again you start getting into that territory where it’s just too powerful, I’d really only use that if you are listening to a bass-heavy music track that you want to listen, I wouldn’t recommend using that in-game.

Turtle Beach Recon 200

The sound quality on this is amazing for what it costs and how it looks. This headset has 40-millimeter drivers and the reason why this headset has to be charged because it’s amplified, so it’s going to sound even better. It also has bass boost, I can listen to music sometimes casually and it sounds good enough for me to listen to music and playing games as awesome and the environment I’m in when I’m inside of the game, I feel like I’m actually inside of where I am. When I’m playing call of duty I can hear footsteps from people behind me above, it’s a good 3d. The audio space is pretty good.

This one only cost $60, of course, this is not a music listening headset but even when I’m playing music at a hundred percent volume with this there’s no distortion whatsoever and there’s enough bass for me to enjoy my music and play games. The sound quality this headphone provides is great so for 60 dollars.

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Both are good headsets for their price range. Both the headsets come under $100. Both are worth to buy and budget-friendly. Overall I think Stealth 300 will be good but if your budget is around $60 the Recon is also good one compared to the Stealth 300. Both the headsets are good at design, comfort level, and sound and almost the same.