Turtle Beach Recon 70

Turtle Beach Recon 70

Turtle Beach Recon 70

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BEST RATING
Calls:
4.9
MUSIC: Good7.1/10
CALLS: Best in Class9.6/10
GAMING: Very Good8.4/10
TV: Good7.5/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.6/10
EXERCISE: Poor4.2/10
AIR TRAVEL: Fair6.2/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor5.6/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10

The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is a budget-friendly, wired over-ear headphone with a closed-back design, providing good ambient noise isolation with no active noise cancellation. Designed to offer very good overall sound and build quality, these headphones also excel in mic quality, making them suitable for calls and gaming. They're comfortable and lightweight but not recommended for exercise due to their larger size and non-sweatproof design. They offer virtual surround sound via their boom microphone, which enhances the gaming experience. However, limited sound customization options mean they may not be ideal for those looking for app-based EQ settings. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Very good overall sound quality
  • Excellent mic quality for gaming
  • Good sound isolation in noisy environments
  • Comfortable for long listening sessions
Cons
  • Soundstage and imaging are only fair
  • Built-in controls are lacking
  • Not portable due to large size
  • Not suitable for exercise use

Ratings by Category

Calls:
4.9
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Gaming:
4.5
This score evaluates the product when used to play videogames. It takes into account wireless latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. Finally, the gaming score takes into account microphone quality for in-game voice chat. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.3
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
TV & Video:
4.2
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 is ideal for watching TV and videos thanks to its wired connection, ensuring minimal audio latency which keeps the audio in sync with the visuals. Additionally, its very good overall sound quality provides a clear and enjoyable listening experience.
Music:
4.1
The Turtle Beach Recon 70 headphones are good for listening to music due to their "Very Good" overall sound quality, providing listeners with a pleasing audio experience. However, their soundstage and imaging are rated as "Fair", indicating that while the audio will be enjoyable, the sense of space and direction within the music might be less pronounced.
Air Travel:
3.2
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$40
Brand
Turtle Beach
Release Date
May 1, 2019
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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7.1/10
Phone Calls Score
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9.6/10
Gaming Score
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8.4/10
TV and Video Score
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7.6/10
Exercise Score
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4.3/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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5.7/10
Virtual Surround
No
Mic Quality
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10/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7.6/10
Weight
309 Grams
Microphone style
Boom
Waterproof Rating
0

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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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