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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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Katrina Ellen

Friday 21st of June 2019

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

Dennis Littley

Wednesday 19th of June 2019

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


Wednesday 19th of June 2019

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


Wednesday 19th of June 2019

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


Wednesday 19th of June 2019

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

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