We are finally approaching the end of confinement. And like many, you may have taken advantage of the confinement to discover new ways of entertaining yourself. For example video games. Or maybe you were already a confirmed solo gamer, and the confinement was an opportunity to try your hand at online games. So, like any good gamer who respects himself, you will take advantage of the deconfinement to get a gaming headset so that you can fully enjoy your online games with your friends in optimal comfort. What if the Turtle Beach Recon 70 was the helmet for you? Its low price is already a first good point that will allow many gamers to take advantage of a suitable product at a lower cost. But is the latter also satisfactory on the other points? We see that together!
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Recon 70, the low-cost gaming headset by Turtle Beach
It’s a brand that is no longer used in the gaming accessories industry. Turtle Beach is an American company located in San Diego (California) and today ranks among the best suppliers of gaming equipment. Last year, the "Recon 70" range was launched. The idea was to offer a gaming headset at a low price for beginners or simply for those who can not afford to spend a hundred euros in this kind of accessory to enjoy their passion as it should be . After several weeks in our hands, it's time to make our verdict around this helmet.
In terms of design, the Recon 70 is very similar to the other helmets in the Turtle Beach range. However, the latter is made entirely of plastic. It is available in several colors including satin gray, camouflaged navy blue, and camouflage khaki. But it is also available in blue, green and red to recall the colors of current consoles (PS4, Xbox One and Switch). The helmet is rather light (about 220 g) which really allows you to keep it on your head for several hours without feeling heavy. It is rather comfortable at the level of the ears. It is possible to turn the earphones 90 ° which is quite practical for the transport and storage side. The comfort of the headphones is quite good, even if we are far from the “pro” models which are more “soft”. They are also padded with foam and offer a fairly good sound insulation. The case is also quite comfortable at the level of the hoop which has a fine foam padding on its internal part.
As for the integrated control options, we have the minimum with a wheel which is present on the left side of the headphones to adjust the volume. We also have a microphone which is present via a rocker microphone. The nice option is that the microphone automatically switches to "Mute" when you replace it in its place. The sound will reactivate on its own once the microphone is lowered again. As for the headband, it can be adjusted to ten different sizes depending on the size of your head.
Once placed on your head, the helmet remains of a modest comfort thanks to its lightness. It is a product mainly intended for players on consoles, since the PVC cable is approximately 120 cm long. Which is ideal for plugging into a controller, but a bit short depending on your PC setup. The sound offered by 40mm headphones with neodymium magnets is in 20Hz – 20kHz. It's not the best audio output we have, but for the price it's still okay. As for the quality of the microphone, here again it is rather interesting for entry-level. During your online games, your friends will hear you well. Small problem, the microphone is quite far from your mouth. This will cause two problems. The first is that you may hear ambient noise from the room you are in. The second is that when using software (like Discord), you will probably have to increase the gain of your capture device in order to obtain sufficient volume.
In conclusion, this Turtle Beach Recon 70 turns out to be a perfect small model for beginners or those who do not wish to invest large sums in gaming accessories. If you play occasionally online, and don't do long sessions of three hours of play, this model is perfect for you. Lightweight, therefore comfortable (despite a very modest reinforcement of the hoop), the headphones also offer good soundproofing combined with good quality of audio in value for money. The microphone will also allow you to communicate with your friends online without worrying about quality. This Turtle Beach Recon 70 is offered at around € 34.99. If, on the other hand, you are a hardcore gamer who connects long sessions of games and you are looking for optimal quality as much in terms of comfort as in terms of the quality of headphones and microphone for your long online games, then there is rather it will be advisable to switch to the range above.
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Turtle Beach Recon 70
- Clean design and close to pro models
- Rocker microphone with sound that turns on and off on its own
- Very light (220g)
- The very flexible cable
- The low price
We like less
- Not comfortable on long sessions
- The padding of the very thin headband
- The quality of the headphones sound which is limited