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Best Budget Gaming Headsets- Turtle Beach Recon 70

This post is sponsored by on behalf of Turtle Beach

Having spent hundreds of dollars on gaming headsets, I’ve learned the hard way that more expensive headphones are not necessarily the best. Last year, my son and I reviewed the Turtle Beach Atlas One gaming headsets. This time, both my kids tried the Recon 70 model and they LOVE them. Even better, at only $39.95, these headsets are definitely the best budget gaming headsets we’ve tried.

5 Reasons We Think the Turtle Beach Recon 70 are
the Best Budget Gaming Headsets

Over the past few years, I’ve learned that not all gaming headsets are created equal. In addition, they are a very personal choice. For example, my son is extremely picky about how they fit and how well the mic works. My daughter is a stickler for sound and noise canceling. Having returned a number of more expensive headphones, we really think the Turtle Beach Recon 70s are the best budget gaming headsets for us.

Made by Turtle Beach

We like choosing products from trusted brands with a long track record in the industry. In doing a bit more research about the company, I found out that Turtle Beach made the first-ever console headset in 2005. Today, they lead the market as the largest gaming headset producer. Best of all, their headsets are reasonably priced.

Work on a variety of platforms

The Turtle Beach Recon 70 gaming headsets work with Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices with 3.5mm inputs. My daughter likes to play on her PC laptop, which has a 3.5mm input so set up was easy peasy. She uses them to play games like Fortnite and Minecraft.

While my son’s desktop computer does not have a 3.5mm input, an inexpensive adapter easily did the trick to get the Recon 70 headsets hooked up. My son also brought his pair over to a friends house to connect into the XBox One controller and he says it worked really well.

Lightweight and Comfortable

My kids are picky about comfort. I’ve had to bring back a number of headsets because they just didn’t “feel right.” They really like how lightweight Recon 70s are. After a long gaming session over the weekend, my son gave them a thumbs up! My daughter liked the feel of the ear cushions. She says, “They are soft and squishy.” She hates headsets that are too hard or too heavy. I found them to be quite comfortable as well.

Excellent Sound Quality

The Recon 70 Gaming Headsets are designed to provide an immersive sound experience, especially taking advantage of Xbox One and Microsoft’s Windows surround sound capabilities (compatible with Windows 10 PCs). With 40mm over-ear speakers, sounds at both the high and low end of the spectrum are crisp and clear. Even I was pleasantly surprised that these budget-friendly headsets sounded so good. While not marketed as noise-canceling headsets, the over-ear cushions create an excellent barrier to keep gaming sounds in and ambient noise out.

High Sensitivity Mic

One thing my son can’t stand is having his gaming team members not be able to hear him properly. The Turtle Beach Recon 70 has a high-sensitivity mic that pics up his voice loud and clear. When his sister comes into the room to bug him or if I need to talk to him, he simply flips up the mic to mute it. Getting the mic out of the way comes in handy when the kids just want to listen to music or watch a movie as well.

Have you tried any of the Turtle Beach gaming headsets? The Turtle Beach Recon 70s definitely get our vote for the best budget gaming headsets.


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  1. Katrina Ellen says:

    Turtle Beach makes such an amazing product. We have a couple of their headsets and they have lasted a really long time!

  2. A good balance of comfort, quality and price! A great option for gamers. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. Heather says:

    This is a great post! I love playing video games and I’ve been wanting new headsets, this look amazing! Thanks for the tips.

  4. Kathy says:

    That looks like an awesome headset. I’m sure my husband would really like that one. He’s the big gamer in the family.

  5. Catalina says:

    These headsets are the exactly thing I need! Sounds like the best!

  6. Ruth I says:

    I’ve been looking for a headset! I think this is all I need, will get this soon!

  7. Heather says:

    My kids love our Turtle Beach headset. I am going to have to buy another one so they don’t fight!

  8. We have those headphones and love them so much. They make playing games so much more fun.

  9. Tasheena says:

    This sounds pretty amazing. I was jus speaking with my son about getting him a new headset. I have to check out this brand.

  10. I will have to share this with my other half as he is into gaming and could probably do with a new headset. This sounds like it doesn’t break the bank but offers goo quality sound.

  11. Rena says:

    I have very little ears and the earbuds are so painful. I love that these aren’t. I’ve bought several pairs trying to find a good fit.

  12. Brianne says:

    These are some slick-looking headphones! My son would love to have these!

  13. GiGi Eats says:

    I need to get these for my husband, for real! He loves his video games but I don’t LOVE when I am trying to sleep and he’s playing them next to me! LOL!

  14. How cool! My son is a gamer and would love these headphones. He has been wanting a new pair.

  15. Ashley says:

    I got my husband a Turtle Beach set for Christmas. They are great headphones for gamers.

  16. robin rue says:

    My son has a pair of these and loves them. He uses them every single day!

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