Review: Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Updated For 2022

It’s not only about the aesthetics when it comes to improving your gaming experience; it’s about a combination of graphical fidelity and audio. Turtle Beach Stealth 600 is nearly associated with gaming when it comes to audio.

Its audio drivers go deep into your ears to completely immerse you. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 is a low-cost choice that is one of the greatest gaming accessories you can get right now.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 was a hugely popular gaming headset that provided good audio and battery life on a budget. Now, the business is introducing a second generation version of the headset, no doubt aiming to replicate its success. This gaming headset was designed with the next generation of consoles in mind, with the goal of someday capitalising on the Sony PlayStation 5’s spatial sound capabilities.

Even though this headset is brand new, if you’ve used a Turtle Beach headset in the last couple of years, you know what to anticipate. With a few adjustments, this looks and feels a lot like the company’s Recon series of headsets, which isn’t necessarily a negative thing. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is made completely of plastic, with a robust hinge system that allows for some tilt and movement.

The headband has a leatherette-covered cushion and is pretty snug—at first, I thought it was a little too tight. Regardless, Turtle Beach Stealth 600 headset feels fairly secure, which is especially crucial with wireless gaming headsets because you’ll be moving around a little more than with a cable headset.

The headphones have mesh fabric ear pads with grooves underneath to make wearing glasses more comfortable. The ear cushions are fairly soft, and obtaining a good seal isn’t too tough. The mesh fabric does not isolate as effectively as leatherette, but it handles heat efficiently, making it ideal for extended workouts.

Turtle Beach Stealth 600

Review: Turtle Beach Stealth 600

This Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Xbox wireless headset is a wonderful introduction to everything Turtle Beach has to offer, with superb audio drivers, breathable mesh fabric, and a comfortable fit.

Performance

The audio is what most strikes us about the Turtle Beach Stealth 600. Its Superhuman Hearing technology provides you with a sense of your surroundings that a $5 pair of headphones simply cannot provide. You’ll notice footfall that weren’t there previously, as well as other minor acoustic cues.

In other words, you’ll hear the adversary behind you exactly like you would in real life. Turtle Beach ups the ante on audio performance by keeping the headphones up-to-date via Audio Hub as well. As a result, you’ll always know you’re getting the best it has to offer.

Battery

In its claims, Turtle Beach claims 15 hours of playback on a single charge, but in our testing, it did significantly better. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 lasted over 21 hours of playback on a single charge while maintaining a steady output of 75 dB. If you listen at a reduced volume, you can receive even greater results. There’s no reliable way to check the precise charge level of the battery, but after a couple hours plugged in with the provided USB-C adapter, you’ll be ready to game again after the battery dies.

Microphone

Many Turtle Beach gaming headsets have incredibly accurate microphones but suffer from significant volume difficulties. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 microphone is as precise as you could hope for, with no loudness concerns to speak of. This is, without a doubt, one of the greatest gaming headset microphones on the market. You definitely won’t want to use it to record a podcast because it doesn’t sound as good as dedicated microphones, but it should be fine for calls over Discord or Zoom.

Design

Both Stealth 600 headphones are physically identical and are available in either black or white for the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Both are lightweight headsets constructed of matte plastic, with a hard plastic boom mic that flips down from the side of the left earcup.

The same earcup has all of the headset’s controls and connections, including a USB-C charging port, power and audio mode buttons, and microphone monitoring and volume wheels (all mechanical, working independently from the volume setting on the connected device). The Xbox One version has an additional pairing button adjacent to the USB-C connection, demonstrating how the two devices operate differently.

Connectivity

The headset’s Xbox One and PlayStation 4 models are also meant to work primarily with their respective platforms. The PlayStation 4 version I tried came with a little USB transmitter that plugs onto the front of the machine. Because the headset is already associated with the transmitter, you won’t have to worry about pairing it manually like you would with the Xbox One version. The transmitter is also compatible with PCs, so you may use the headset with your computer by just plugging it in. It does, however, necessitate the availability of a free USB port.

Wireless Audio

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is a very sturdy wireless headset with excellent audio performance, hampered only by a slightly mediocre microphone. However, PC gamers have a plethora of other enticing options, with the Razer Nari Essential standing out for its improved sound and significantly superior microphone for the same price.

Because both the PS4 and Xbox One allow wired headsets via their controller connections, you can save money by opting for the Astro Gaming A10 or the Razer Blackshark V2 X (the USB sound-card-free version of the superb Razer Blackshark V2), as long as you don’t mind dealing with a cable. The Stealth 600, on the other hand, is a good pick for a basic, straightforward wireless gaming experience on your PS4 or Xbox One.

Value

The price of Turtle Beach Stealth 600 has dropped since its release, as has the price of the next step up, the Stealth 700. The 700 has more features, including noise cancellation and Bluetooth connectivity. So, what does this mean for the Stealth 600? Turtle Beach is well-known for its sound quality; in fact, the 600 is an excellent entry point into the Turtle Beach lineup.They’re comfy, sound excellent, and cost $90, allowing you to buy a Razer Gaming Mouse Bungee, Razer Gaming Mouse Bungee V2, or Redragon K585 DITI.

Conclusion

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 are a great pair of Xbox One wireless gaming earbuds and an appropriate pair of Turtle Beach headphones for newbies to Turtle Beach. Because of the comfort of the mesh ear cups, you’ll be able to fully utilise its Superhuman Hearing technology, even on your PC. Without noise cancellation, it still performs a decent job of naturally masking outside noise.

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