Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 with 40mm speakers review

Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2

Turtle Beach has introduced its latest over-ear wired gaming headset Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2. It comes with a 40mm speakers for enhanced gaming audio, High sensitivity Flip-to-mute Mic For clear chat,  3.5 mm audio jack connection, and fixed omni-directional flip-to mute microphone. It come with a Price of $44.95.

Box Content

  • Headset
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Turtle Beach Sticker

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Design and Quality

Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2

In terms of design, Recon 200 Gen2 air buds are made of mesh covering. It is very comfortable and very useful in strengthening the grip of the headphones in the ear. The earbuds have to have a groove in the front of the ear pad. It can be comfortable to reduce the pressure of wearing glasses and wear glasses. Going to the grill reduces the heat, but it does not suit the isolation operation. And as such, it struggles to accommodate the noise – even at medium volume, people sitting near you will quickly understand what you are hearing.

Also, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 and its earlier Air buds have a lot in common. This is still a wired 3.5mm gaming headset, and it still uses a rechargeable battery to power Bass Boost mode for the Xbox and PlayStation platforms. The headset has almost identical mostly plastic frames, with a steel strip running from the headband. There’s still the same two-part hinge system that allows the headphones to rotate to keep them flat. And allows the head to bend slightly to take into account different shapes – it’s not that much, so people with larger heads can find a headset.

In my experience this headset is quite easy to use. So plug it into any headphone-jack-sporting device you like and you’re ready to go. The Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2 sports an attached microphone that flips to mute – it’s made of hard plastic, so it doesn’t have much space to run, but it also means you can keep it in your mic. No need to worry. Better space. The headset has dials for sidetone / monitoring volume and headphone volume, as well as limited controls on the ear, with a power switch with Xbox setting, PlayStation setting and off setting.

The audio profile switch definitely changes how the Recon 200 sounds, but the first thing you notice is the difference in volume. Yes, there’s more emphasis on bass (more on that in a few), but both the Xbox and PlayStation settings really boost the overall volume. In fact, the only reason to have different status for any platform is because Sony and Microsoft have different requirements for baseline loudness on their gaming consoles. The result is that the PlayStation setting is about 6dB louder than the Xbox One and significantly higher than the off-setting.

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Audio Quality

The biggest thing about this headset is its audio quality. Whether I was driving or running or listening to music, the audio was very clear and free from distortion. The bass has a little omph, but not too heavy. And once I adjusted the volume, I had no problem listening to my friends on game audio.

With the power switch on, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 gaming headset sticks very closely to the market trends, though to a much more significant degree than most. This measure reflects the headset with the switch tilted towards the PlayStation setting. Remember, the only difference between the Xbox and PlayStation variants is the overall volume the frequency response is the same.

The Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 features a very accurate sounding microphone for a gaming headset. The sounds come out clearly and in sufficient quantity. It doesn’t really do anything to reduce the background noise. Which means that the sound from the headphones can come on the bleeding call. Listen for yourself.

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Connectivity, Pairing and AI assistant

It’s an over-the-top headset which is why it doesn’t have much connectivity options like HyperX Cloud Buds and JBL Tune 230NC. The only connectivity option this headset has is the wire. Additionally, 3.5mm Audio jack is used to connect Xbox series X / S & Xbox one, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and other mobile devices. It is wirelessly connected to any other devices like PC, Android smartphone and Xbox gaming.

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Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2

In terms of battery quality, the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 comes with a 3.5mm wired gaming headset. So it doesn’t need any battery to work. If your battery is depleted, it will not only completely shut down the sound but also the bulk fair pads. Turtle Beach claims that the battery has enough juice to boost the bass for 12 hours. But in our tests, we found that the number Has exceeded.

At a constant output of 75dB (SPL), the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen 2 lasted 14 hours, 31 minutes on a single charge. This isn’t the best result on the market, but it’s nothing like sneezing. This can also be greatly reduced by the fact that if you are in the middle of a session you can just continue playing when the battery dies without the need to change anything. The headset now has an updated USB-C input for charging. But it’s probably not a good idea to use Bass Boost when you charge the headset. But whenever I try it, I switch the power on or through the headphones an awful The buzz is coming on.


The Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 is by no means a bad gaming headset. It is comfortable, reasonably priced, works everywhere and has the right microphone. Whether that boosted bass mode is desirable depends more on your personal preference. But audio reproduction is rarely accurate-basically. It can give you either almost enough bass or a lot more, and nothing in between.

If that kind of product excites you, this headset might be worth a look. Given that the Recon 200 Gen2 is a little over half the price of many of the best options on the market. You’ll probably have a hard time finding a new good deal.

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