- Developer: Turtle Beach
- Type: Wireless Headphones
- Release Date: 4th September 2017
- Platforms: Xbox One, Windows 10
- Supplied by: Turtle Beach
The simplest wireless connection to date, simply pair with the console like you do your controller and you’re off!
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 offers unrivalled simplicity in it’s features and design yet somehow still provides the premium feel I have come to expect from Turtle Beach
Based on my long standing day to day headset the Stealth 420X the build for the Stealth 700 is tried and tested. Having used mine for months now I can say they are durable lightweight and comfortable once you find the right adjustments to suit your own head.
The bulk of the 700’s features are piggybacked off the slightly cheaper 600’s released on the same day so check out my review on the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 wireless headset for all the basics.
In addition to all the 600 features the 700’s are also blessed with a few important additions. Firstly the leather ear cups instead of the fabric ones. Now a s a huge fan of the 500X when they were around I was pumped to hear the 600’s were going to have these cups, however the leather ones on the 700’s have actually been extremely comfortable to wear and no sweat issues as many gamers talk about.
Second is the active noise cancellation, as an active family gamer this can be very frustrating for fellow gamers hearing kids or friends round so this is a great feature to have although not vital for all.
Dynamic chat boost, so you’re all running along then boom the action kicks in, game volume ramps up 100% and you can’t hear the calls from your teammates anymore, dynamic chat boost increases your chat volume to combat this, a very useful addition to the 700’s features.
And finally for the connected amongst us the bluetooth feature. Being able to take a call mid game without having to pick up your phone but still maintain your role in the team’s objective can be extremely useful, or just to walk around the house to save carrying your phone if you’re that way inclined. Either way there is a gamer out there that will benefit from this hugely.
Aside from those features it’s really personal preference and the minimal difference between the 2 latest headphones from Turtle Beach may simply put it down to budget or the extra couple of features to the one you might buy.
Perhaps not enough difference from the 600’s to make a outstanding purchase as gaming wise there is very little between the 600’s and the 700’s however like all headsets there is a place in the market for these extra features.
The only final note I would say is check you have updated the headphones to the latest firmware to avoid the issues many people are speaking of with hissing or drop outs, I Only experienced a couple of drop outs before the update but have not had any since.