Over time, gaming headsets have evolved, and their prices have sometimes increased much beyond a common person’s reach. A few headsets have proved to be a great deal, offering a perfect sound at the most affordable price. That’s what Turtle Beach Recon 70 offers for gamers who, just because of unwillingness, resist paying much for such gadgets and focus more on the gaming system. This gaming headset comes under the affordability range of every gamer to provide decent sound and solid design.
Turtle Beach Recon 70
Let me clarify one thing: the Recon 70’s body is made of plastic, but it doesn’t mean this is a cheap headset that would break easily. This is, in fact, the durable headset that lasted and endured beyond my expectation. The headset comes in black and red color that is a nice touch to its beauty.
I was surprised to see the premium quality ear cushions. The ear cushions are made of synthetic leather, which is best to provide maximum comfort, and use the headsets for long gaming hours. Additionally, they gave me more control over external noise, and I enjoyed an immersive gaming experience.
One interesting thing about Recon 70 is that the headset is available in multiple colors, which means you have options to choose the colors from. The Recon 70 for PS4 comes in a blue + white, blue + black, or black + red color. Additionally, the Xbox One version is available in green + white or green + black color.
There is, however, a downside about its outside cups that seemed to be of low-quality plastic, and there is a possibility of their breakage if extra pressure is applied over them. (In this price range, I wasn’t actually surprised to see this quality.)That’s why the cups need extra care. On its internal side, the ear-cups have groves in the middle position and have a Turtle Beach Logo on its inside.
Also, the lack of control buttons is another minus point, though no a profound one. I saw nothing but only the volume rocker button near the left cup. Yet, the presence of a 3.5mm audio cable nearly 4-foot long and a fixed flip-to-mute microphone were some extra things that I found quite useful.
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Of the most promising things that I got from the Recon 70 was its maximum comfort. Though the comfort level was still below the headsets like Astro A50 and SteelSeries Arctis Pro, it was high enough to use it for long gaming sessions. I even used it for more than three hours without any pain or stress around my ears, head, or neck.
The reason for such a high comfort is the presence of synthetic leather ear-cups. The ear cups feel soft and plush, and the foam cushions offer maximum protection from stiffness. The ear-cups fit perfectly and remove the external sound. As they were not noise-canceling gaming headsets, I could hear the loud sound easily. Overall, the comfort is awesome, and due to their perfect fit and soft cushions, you won’t feel that you are wearing a gaming headset even after long gaming hours.
In the price range under $50, you will hardly find a decent gaming headset like this.
Another good thing I noticed was its weight. With a 9.5 ounces weight, this is a lightweight and easy-to-carry headset. You can also use it for backpacking if you care for the weight as it won’t weigh much high. Yet, one drawback is its stiff flip-to-mute microphone that resists and feels it may break when flipped into another position.
Another best part of Recon 70 is multiplatform compatibility. This headset is actually compatible with popular devices, such as PC, Xbox One, PS4, and PS4 Pro. For its connection with Nintendo Switch, there is a 3.5mm jack. Additionally, I was able to use it with my iPhone, and it was perfectly attached to all devices that I had. Overall, I noticed no such issues in its compatibility.
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As the Turtle Beach Recon 70 is the gaming headset, I actually didn’t find any mentionable issues in its gaming performance. Offering a very decent, finely tuned, and clear gaming sound for every game I played gave me extraordinary results. I was able to discern a minute sound of footsteps and the high sounds of gunshots, which I was expecting from it.
Frankly speaking, the Recon 70 offers the best features for gamers at an affordable price.
The Recon 70 offered detailed sounds, and the voices of enemies, sounds of gunshots, and firing of assault rifles, in every game that I played were quite easy to distinguish. But I think the lack of bass gave me somehow poor results in sniper and high-bass games, especially GTA-V, which require some extra bass to be played.
The Recon 70 performed average in offering decent music. Undeniably, the music performance of gaming headsets in this price range is not so good. Yet, other high-end headsets are also available if you are looking for a headset with the highest music performance.
I have already mentioned its low and muddy bass, which means it is impossible to expect high-quality bass from this headset. I wasn’t able to distinguish bass in high notes, but it was somewhat noticeable in low to medium notes. Its treble and echo perform well for slow to medium music, but the high notes are annoying and may break the sound quality.
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The addition of a microphone is a good thing to hear. When used for casual talks, they perform a nice job, yet they aren’t the highest quality microphone. Take my suggestion, use it for normal use, i.e., to talk with your friends and family. I would not recommend you use it for gaming sessions when you are screaming and giving quick instructions to your teammates. The reason is that the audio may distort, and the listeners would face difficulty in understanding your instructions, which may badly affect your gaming experience.
Also, the lack of noise cancellation feature results in a mixture of surrounding voices which makes it unsatisfactory in microphone performance. So, if you are using it for regular gaming sessions which do not require excessive use of the microphone, well and good. Otherwise, go for a new microphone or gaming headset with a decent quality microphone, like SteelSeries Arctis Pro or Astro A50.
Turtle Beach Recon 70 is the most affordable gaming headset that not only saves your budget but also offers maximum comfort, decent quality sound, and solid design. The features in this price range are quite acceptable and workable. You should not expect from this gaming headset is high bass, maximum music performance, and a quality microphone that actually requires more money to invest in.