Although Turtle Beach makes some of the greatest gaming headphones on the market, the Recon Spark leaves a lot to be desired. The Turtle Beach Recon Spark is unmistakably aimed for female gamers (just check at the product website), with a gentler colour palette and a focus on comfort.

Turtle Beach Recon Spark Gaming Headset
However, while the Recon Spark is an aesthetically beautiful and extremely comfortable gaming headset that works across various platforms, it falls short when it comes to sound quality - and that's a significant letdown. While the Recon Spark is reasonably priced at £39.99 / $49.95, if you're searching for a gaming headset with strong audio qualities, this isn't it.


With its white and lavender colour scheme and sturdy (albeit plastic) feel, the Turtle Beach Recon Spark is a stunning design. With its bulky flip-up mic and adjustable metal-reinforced headband, it nearly seems like a luxury over-ear headset.

The Recon Spark, on the other hand, absolutely shines in terms of comfort. It has memory-foam ear cushions, a cushioned headband, and a glasses-friendly design, making it one of the most comfortable headsets we've ever tried.

Wearing a gaming headset for long periods of time can put a lot of strain on your head and ears. We've also discovered that, as a spectacles wearer, headsets get unpleasant after a few hours, necessitating frequent pauses to alleviate the discomfort. However, we were able to use the Recon Spark headset for hours on end with no discomfort - it was just a delight.


The Recon Spark is a multi-platform gaming headset that can be used on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC, and mobile devices. As a result, you'll be able to utilise this headset for all of your gaming demands.

Because of the headset's 3.5mm audio connector, you may require an adaptor to use it with devices like the iPhone that don't have an audio jack port built in. However, due to Turtle Beach's comfort-first, multi-platform approach to the Recon Spark, it suffers in terms of sound quality.

Despite the Turtle Beach Recon Spark's 40mm drivers, the sound is quite tinny and quiet. We tried using the on-ear controls to modify the sound to make sounds clearer, however as the volume climbed (and voices grew louder), they became more distorted. It sounded like we were listening to someone in an underground bunker no matter how hard we tried to balance the audio.

When it comes to voice communication, though, the Recon Spark shines because to its high-sensitivity microphone, which also doubles as a mute switch. The Turtle Beach Recon Spark is a reasonably priced and comfy headset, but its sound quality is underwhelming.

The Turtle Beach Recon Spark might be the headset for you if you're searching for a reliable headset for numerous gaming platforms that will do the job without all the bells and whistles and aren't concerned with performance. If sound quality is more important to you than comfort, you may certainly find a headset with superior performance for a similar price.