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Updated January 10, 2024·

If sound quality and a booming mic are your priorities, especially for gaming and calls, the Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones excel. However, they lack wireless functionality and are less portable. On the other hand, the JBL Vibe Beam earbuds, being wireless, are more suited for on-the-go use and exercise, as well as being sweatproof. They offer similar build quality and better controls, but have lesser overall sound quality and microphone performance compared to the Recon 70. If budget is a primary concern, the JBLs are somewhat less expensive and provide a versatile, travel-friendly option that's still good for everyday use. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless
  • Very good for air travel
Advantages of the Turtle Beach Recon 70
  • Good for music
  • Best in class for phone calls
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for TV and video

Key differences

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Music

6.6
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
7.1
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is good for music, while the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is only fair.

Gaming

7.3
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
8.4
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is very good for gaming, while the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is good.

Phone Calls

7.8
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
9.6
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is best in class for phone calls, while the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is good.

TV and Video

6.9
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
7.5
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is good for TV and video, while the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is only fair.

Noise Reduction

6.5
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
5.6
The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless is only fair for noise reduction, while the Turtle Beach Recon 70 is poor.

Battery

8.3 Hours
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
N/A
The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless has 8.3 hours of battery life. The Turtle Beach Recon 70 does not have a battery.
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Key similarities

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Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.3
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
7.6
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 and JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless are both good for podcasts and audiobooks.

Cost

$40
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
$40
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The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless has a price of $40 and the Turtle Beach Recon 70 costs $40.

Build Quality

8.5
Vibe Beam True Wireless
Recon 70
8.5
The JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless and Turtle Beach Recon 70 both have very good build quality.

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How the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless and the Turtle Beach Recon 70 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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JBL Vibe Beam True WirelessTurtle Beach Recon 70
JBL Vibe Beam True WirelessTurtle Beach Recon 70

GENERAL

Price
$40
$40
Brand
JBLTurtle Beach
Release Date
February 1, 2023May 1, 2019
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
6.6/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
7.9/109.6/10
Gaming Score
7.4/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
7/107.6/10
Exercise Score
6/104.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
8.3 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
NoN/A
Charging time
1.1 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5.2N/A
Case Battery Life
16N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
6.5/105.7/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
8/1010/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
6/107.6/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
8.8 Grams309 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedBoom

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Headphone Dungeon

LaFonda | April 2023
"The Vibe Beam earbuds may not be a sleek as other earbuds in the price range, such as the equally priced Vibe Buds, but they sound great, have a long battery life, and come with an equalizer. And if you just need a solid pair if earbuds to get you through your commute, these will do the trick. I have no complaints here."

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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About JBL

JBL is an American audio equipment manufacturer. Owned by Harman International which is, itself, owned by Samsung Electronics. JBL markets a wide array of monitoring speakers, professional headphones and consumer market headphones and earbuds. It was founded in 1946 by James Bullough Lansing (whose initials give the company its name) and has become one of the most prolific audio companies ever. Their products were responsible for audio during the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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