Turtle Beach Recon 500 review: a pair of headphones for all consoles

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Whether you are a gamer on PC, fixed or portable consoles, a desire unites all gamers: get the most out of your sound system. To better savor the soundtrack of a game or communicate better with your team, an effective headset is what we need. Fortunately he comes to our rescue Turtle Beach con l’headset da gaming Recon 500 designed to work on all available platforms. The headphones are not free from defects but they are a very valid choice if you are a multi-platform gamer. Let’s find out more in this Turtle Beach Recon 500 review.

Our review of the Turtle Beach Recon 500 headphones

The Turtle Beach Recon 500 are available in two colors, Black and Ice and have the same characteristics, let’s discover them all!


Headphones Turtle Beach Recon 500 feature one very classic and minimalist style. The black version features elegant gray additions that recall the metal reinforcements of the upper band. This is flexible, resistant e very light to ensure the best comfort even during the longest sessions. A soft cushion ensures that the headphones do not weigh too much on the head. We find the same comfort in the ear cushions made of memory foam and covered in technical fabric. This ensures that the headphones stay fresh for a long time. The pavilions are very wide and the cushion is particularly raised in relation to the auricle. We are facing the Turtle Beach ProSpecs, the company’s design meant specifically to make headphones more comfortable for those who wear glasses. This, combined with the materials of the Recon make it one of the lightest headsets we’ve ever tried.

The headphones also feature a handy detachable noise-canceling microphone. A button, located on the outer side of the left earcup, will allow you to easily deactivate it while the classic volume wheel will give you excellent control over the in-game volume. In conclusion, we have the cable with inlet jack from 3.5mm.


Despite its small size compared to other headsets, the amount of technology inside is truly remarkable. In fact, we find the new ones Driver Eclipse Dual Da 60 MM patented by the company itself. These particular drivers allow you to separate the high frequencies from the low ones, for an extremely detailed audio experience. To ensure an even better experience, we take care of it AccuTune precision from Turtle Beach. The earphones, made with extraordinary precision of composite material with wood pulp, ensure optimal acoustics and realistic sound. The same attention was paid to the tech department also to the Truspeak microphone professional with noise cancellation that ensures clear and reliable recording.

The 3.5 mm jack input also makes it a particularly versatile headset, adapting to virtually any console, PC and mobile device.

The test of the Turtle Beach Recon 500 headphones

During our test we used the Turtle Beach Recon 500 headphones on a daily basis. The first test we submitted to him concerned the actual value of the “multiplatform“. Indeed, thanks to the practicality of the Jack cable, all the consoles and devices at our disposal are the result compatible with these Recon 500s: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo DS, Xbox Series S, PC, smartphone and even on our VR headset. All devices were found to be compatible and managed to maintain the sound quality of the headphones everywhere.

A audio quality that certainly does not go unnoticed, with warm and enveloping sounds and a perfect balance between high and low sounds. The microphone, on the other hand, did not satisfy us particularly. While we are faced with an excellent microphone for a pair of headphones in this price range, the voice recording is not perfect and crackles a bit in the headphones of other players. However, this is a more than valid alternative when you don’t have a real microphone on your desk.

For real exceptional instead, the factor lightness. Thanks to a minimal design and a choice of appropriate materials, it is practically impossible to physically tire of these headphones. They do not weigh on the head, they do not press on the ears and above all, they are respectful of those who, like who is writing this review, wear glasses. You will forget you are wearing them over and over again.

Also noteworthy is the incredible “Wombo Combo” of the headphones with the Recon controller for Xbox from Turtle Beach, for a double injection of technology and audio quality.

Turtle Beach Recon 500 – short review

These Turtle Beach Recon 500 headphones are a small concentrate of technology, efficient but above all comfortable to wear. We have rarely had the opportunity to try such lightweight headphones without them being robust but Turtle Beach, once again, has succeeded. To all this is added a more than competitive price and absolutely in line with the quality offered to us.

The Turtle Beach Recon 500 headphones, in fact, are available at a price of € 79.99.