Turtle Beach Recon Spark Gaming Headset

The Recon Spark is as inexpensive as they come, but I highly consider this best-in-class among that price range. What really helped me steer towards this conclusion was its incredibly decent sound quality, and the fact that it can run on any platform. The build quality may be a bit of a mixed bag, and if you abhor plastic construction you might want to stay away, but for fifty bucks it’s probably one of the better investments you’ll make in a decently-priced headset with solid audio reproduction.


Built for performance, the Recon Spark delivers powerful sound and supreme comfort for marathon gaming sessions. Memory foam ear cushions and a lightweight, metal-reinforced design will have you forgetting you're even wearing a headset. Hear and communicate every vital detail with a flip-to-mute mic and clear 40mm speakers.



Turtle Beach’s renowned high-sensitivity mic picks up your voice loud and clear to ensure your commands are always heard. Plus, it flips up out of the way to mute when not in use and blends into the headset’s design.


Turtle Beach’s patented ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System features dual-foam ear cushions, with softer foam in the section that rests against your glasses, alleviating pressure and allowing gamers with glasses to play in comfort.



Designed for Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S, PS4™Pro, PS4™ & PS5™, Nintendo Switch™, PC Gaming, and also works great with mobile devices.


The Recon Spark’s microphone dishes out good voice clarity, but you do have to make some adjustments with it a fair bit due to its somewhat lower volume. I tried using it in-game for Apex Legends and had a friend record the audio from my end. My voice came out clear, if a bit soft, which I managed to fix after some time in the volume settings. I also did the same for the Discord app, a Skype video call and a regular call on my mobile phone, and the microphone worked out as well as you’d expect from a headset in this price range – not too shabby, but certainly not the best.