Stealth 700 Gen 2 and Stealth 600 Gen 2 headsets coming to PlayStation and Xbox
If you’re a gamer, there’s a very good chance you know about or have even owned a pair of Turtle Beach headphones. We’ve reviewed almost their entire range, and have found them to be great value and consistently high performing.
It’s been a while since Turtle Beach released the Elite Atlas Aero, which earned 9.5 in our review. Now, with the next-gen of consoles incoming, they have updated two of their most popular headsets ready for the next wave of hardware.
Given the excellent consistency of Turtle Beach’s products, we’re very excited to bring you hands on reviews of the new headsets. In the meantime, here’s a rundown of the features to expect:
Stealth 700 Gen 2
Turtle Beach have made multiple improvements to the original headsets, first released back in 2017. Wireless functionality returns, through integrated wireless technology on the Xbox, and through the included USB dongle on the PlayStation. Battery life has been significantly improved, now offering a 20-hour lifespan which is up there with the best in the industry right now.
Further improvements include a refined and larger flip-to-mute mic, that is concealed within the earcup when retracted. The earcups themselves have been upgraded with Aerofit cooling gel-infused memory foam, and Turtle Beach’s new Nanoclear speakers. Holding it all together is a redesigned metal reinforced headband, promising hours of comfortable gaming.
Dual connectivity also means you can connect to your phone with Bluetooth and take calls or listen to music in tandem with your game audio.
The Stealth 700 Gen 2 is available in black, and releases for both PlayStation and Xbox family devices on the 20th September 2020.
Retail price for the Stealth 700 is £129.99 ($149.95).
Stealth 600 Gen 2
The Stealth 600 Gen 2 is a wireless headset that shares many of the new upgrades with the Stealth 700 Gen 2.
Sharing the same refined audio drivers, the Stealth 600 promises meticulously refined audio, as well as crystal clear voice comms with the new flip-to-mute mic. Glasses friendly design, introduced last year to the Turtle Beach range, means a much more comfortable experience for glasses wearers, too.
Superhuman Hearing also makes a return, with a custom EQ designed to emphasise gunfire and footfall, giving you a clear advantage in competitive gaming.
As on the Stealth 700 Gen 2, wireless connectivity comes from Xbox Wireless or a USB dongle on the PlayStation. Battery life is a very respectable 15 hours, too, so more time gaming and less time charging.
The Stealth 600 Gen 2 is available in black and white versions. They release for PS4 and PS5 on the 16th August 2020, and for Xbox One and Xbox Series X (and Series S, when they finally admit it’s coming) on the 20th September 2020.
Retail price for the Stealth 600 is £89.99 ($99.95).
- A wireless mini-USB transmitter or integrated wireless provides reliable game audio and chat connection.
PINPOINT AUDIO ACCURACY
- Tuned to deliver distortion-free game audio with precise, realistic directional accuracy.
GEN 2 FLIP-TO-MUTE MIC
- A larger, high-sensitivity, high-performance mic enhances chat clarity and seamlessly integrates into the headset when muted.
BETTER FIT, BETTER SOUND
- Uniquely shaped ear cushions with soft, breathable material improves comfort and allows for a wider soundstage.
- A strengthened headband and hinge design ensure added durability and proper functionality over long-term usage.
POWERFUL, AMPLIFIED AUDIO
- Refined ear cup acoustics and expertly tuned 50mm speakers are powerfully driven to give you accurate, immersive audio.
- Our exclusive, patented ProSpecs™ comfort-driven design removes pressure on your glasses while you play.
- From quiet footsteps sneaking-up from behind to enemy weapon reloads, our exclusive Superhuman Hearing® sound setting gives you the ultimate audio advantage.
VARIABLE MIC MONITORING
- Hear and adjust your own voice while you chat with friends so you’re aware of your own volume and don’t have to shout.
EASY ACCESS TO AUDIO PRESETS
- At the press of a button, customize the way your game sounds with four signature Turtle Beach audio presets.
15-HOUR BATTERY LIFE
- Always be ready to play with up to 15-hours of gaming per charge using the included USB-C charging cable.
We fully expect the Gen 2s to continue as top-performing products in the market, as the Stealth 700 Gen 2 provides the ultimate premium wireless gaming audio experience for $149.95, and the Stealth 600 Gen 2 looks and sounds amazing and delivers everything gamers could ask for at $99.95.
2020 continues to be a historic year for the gaming industry and the excitement continues as we head into the fall with a variety of AAA game launches and next generation consoles right around the corner, which we believe will also lead to further success for our Stealth 700 and 600 series headsets.Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach
For more information on the Turtle Beach’s all new Stealth 700 Gen 2 and Stealth 600 Gen 2 wireless gaming headsets for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PS5, as well as the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.