Turtle Beach is releasing new versions of the Stealth 600 and 700 gaming headsets, revamped on 2017 models with a refined design that moves its buttons to a more convenient location while switching Micro USB charging to USB-C is required on entire product line.
The peripherals maker is still splitting the headset by gaming platform, with the Stealth 600 and 700 for Xbox owners and options exclusive to PlayStation players. Really, the main difference is what they have ever been: colors and the type of connection. For the Stealth 600, you can get a headset that matches the color scheme of either panel (or simply white if you don̵7;t want to show your loyalty). And while the PlayStation version relies on a USB wireless receiver, Xbox headphones can connect directly to the console or to a PC if you’ve plugged in an Xbox wireless adapter.
Turtle Beach says that their new headphones will work with the PS5 and Xbox Series X, in addition to current consoles. In the case where the Stealth 600 and 700 Gen 2 are made for the PlayStation, the USB wireless adapter allows it to work with the Nintendo Switch when the console is docked. Just to avoid confusion, though, the previous version of the Turtle Beach headset will function identical to the new technology. You won’t get the handy USB-C charging and the other tweaks it brings.
Speaking of which, the biggest change will affect how you use these headsets in relation to the controls. The offer is the same (except for the USB-C port), but all has been moved around the edge of the left ear cup. Visually, the new headset’s button layout is an improvement over previous iterations, with buttons scattered around the headphones.
But if you’re using one of Turtle Beach’s older headsets, you might have to practice a bit to figure out how to arrange the update. The microphone is still a foldable device that can automatically mute when it is inserted, but now it is nicely conceived in the earcup design when turned off, effectively hiding it from view. With regards to the microphone as well, it still has a great monitoring effect in use.
If your opinion of the older Stealth headphones is that they are not very comfortable, then my limited time with the Stealth 600 Gen 2 tells me that your thinking probably won’t change. The breathable mesh ear cushions deliver great feel and great sound quality, but the frame really pressed hard against my head. I admit my noggin could be larger than most, so your results may vary. The Stealth 700 Gen 2 has a metal-reinforced headband, so it will probably be more durable and easier to wear over long periods of time.
The new Stealth 600 Gen 2 will cost $ 99.99 and the PlayStation version will be released today, while the Xbox version will launch later on September 20. The Stealth 700 will be more expensive at 149, $ 99 and will be released for both platforms on September 20th. That increased price will get you an all-black design with plush leather ear pads and the ability to connect to devices via Bluetooth. beyond your game source, so you can hear more than just your in-game audio. you play.