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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and are willing to invest in a higher-end audio experience, the 7hz Timeless earbuds may be the better option despite the higher price; they're known for delivering superior sound fidelity, especially for music enthusiasts. On the other hand, if you're looking for a more affordable solution that includes a microphone for voice communication, which can be essential for gaming or online calls, and can accept a compromise on audio quality, the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones would be a suitable choice. Keep in mind that while the 7hz Timeless earbuds offer an excellent musical experience, the Turtle Beach Recon 70 may be more versatile for various activities due to its built-in microphone. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
Advantages of the Turtle Beach Recon 70
  • Best in class for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Recon 70
7.1
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Turtle Beach Recon 70 is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Recon 70
8.4
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is very good for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Recon 70
9.6
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is best in class for phone calls, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Recon 70
7.6
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Cost

$180
Timeless
Recon 70
$40
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $180 and the Turtle Beach Recon 70 costs $40.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Recon 70
7.5
The 7hz Timeless and Turtle Beach Recon 70 are both good for TV and video.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Recon 70
5.6
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 and 7hz Timeless are both poor for noise reduction.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Recon 70
8.5
The 7hz Timeless and Turtle Beach Recon 70 both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Turtle Beach Recon 70 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessTurtle Beach Recon 70
7hz TimelessTurtle Beach Recon 70

GENERAL

Price
$180
$40
Brand
7hzTurtle Beach
Release Date
August 1, 2021May 1, 2019
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/109.6/10
Gaming Score
6.7/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/107.6/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/105.7/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A10/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/107.6/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams309 Grams
Microphone style
N/ABoom

Shopping

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Turtle Beach Recon 70

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Sound Guys

Sam Moore | September 2022
"There aren’t many considerations to make here. The Turtle Beach Recon 70 sounds decent, offers solid chat audio, feels good to wear over long periods, and it works everywhere. If you’re in the market for a simple plug-and-play option, you could do a whole lot worse (and spend a whole lot more money). Regardless, if getting something cheap that works well is the only thing you care about, this is a great option."

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