Turtle Beach 2nd Gen Headsets with Refreshed Design & USB-C Charging
Turtle Beach is releasing new versions of its Stealth 600 & 700 gaming headsets, improving on the 2017 models with a refined design that moves its buttons to a more convenient location while swapping out Micro USB charging for much-needed USB-C across the whole lineup.
The peripheral maker remains splintering the headsets by gaming platform, with a Stealth 600 & 700 for Xbox owners and options made specific for PlayStation Gamers. Really, the main differences are what they’ve been for a short time now: color and connection type. For the Stealth 600, you’ll get a headset that matches the colour scheme of either console (or simply in white if you don’t desire displaying your allegiance). And while the PlayStation version relies on a USB wireless Receiver, the made-for-Xbox headsets can connect on to the console or to a PC if you’ve got an Xbox wireless adapter plugged in.
Turtle Beach says that its new headsets will work with the PS5 and Xbox Series X, additionally to the present consoles. within the case of the Stealth 600 and 700 Gen 2 made for PlayStation, the USB wireless adapter allows it to figure with Nintendo Switch when the console is docked. Though, just to avoid confusion, the previous iteration of Turtle Beach’s headsets will work just an equivalent with the new tech. you only won’t have the handy USB-C charging and therefore the other tweaks it brings.
Speaking of, the most important change which will impact how you employ these headsets is said to the controls. The offering is that the same (except for the USB-C port), but it all has been moved round the fringe of the left ear cup. Visually, the new headsets’ button layouts are an improvement over the previous iterations, which had buttons sprinkled all round the ear cup.
But if you’re coming from one among Turtle Beach’s older headsets, it’d take some practice to find out the updated arrangement. The microphone remains a fold-out affair that automatically mutes when it’s tucked in, but it now forms nicely into the ear cup design when it’s off, effectively hiding it from view. Also regarding the microphone, it still has the good monitoring effect when it’s in use.
If your opinion of the older Stealth headsets was that they were not super comfortable, my limited time with the Stealth 600 2nd Generation tells me that your mind probably won’t be changed. The breathable mesh ear pads feel great and therefore the audio quality is astounding , but the frame really presses hard against my head. I admit my noggin could be larger than most, so your results may vary. The Stealth 700 Generation 2 features a metal-reinforced headband, so perhaps that one are going to be more durable and more forgiving to wear for long periods, too.
The new Stealth 600 Gen 2 will cost $99.99, and therefore the PlayStation version is releasing today, while the Xbox-ready version is coming afterward September 20th. The Stealth 700 are going to be costlier at $149.99 and can release for both platforms on September 20th. That bump in price will get you an all black design with plush, leather like ear pads and therefore the ability to attach to devices via Bluetooth additionally to your game source, so you’ll hear quite just your in-game audio while you play.