Turtle Beach launches new versions of its Stealth 600 and 700 gaming headphones, improving on the 2017 models with a sophisticated design that moves its buttons to a more convenient location, while changing the Micro USB charger to the much-needed USB-C throughout gamma,
The peripheral manufacturer is still spreading the headset from a gaming platform, with Stealth 600 and 700 for Xbox owners and options made specific to PlayStation gamers. Indeed, the main differences are what they have been for some time: color and type of connection. For the Stealth 600, you can get headphones that match the color scheme of each console (or just white if you don̵
Turtle Beach says its new headphones will work with the PS5 and Xbox Series X, in addition to the current consoles. In the case of the Stealth 600 and 700 Gen 2 made for the PlayStation, the USB wireless adapter allows it to work with the Nintendo Switch when the console is attached. Although, just to avoid confusion, the previous iteration of Turtle Beach headphones will work exactly like this with the new technology. You just won’t have a convenient charge with USB-C and the other tweaks it brings.
Speaking of which, the biggest change that will affect the way you use these headphones is related to the controls. The suggestion is the same (except for the USB-C port), but everything is moved around the edge of the cup to the left ear. Visually, the button layout of the new headphones is an improvement over previous iterations, in which the buttons were sprinkled around the ear cup.
But if you’re coming from one of Turtle Beach’s older headphones, it may take practice to learn the updated layout. The microphone is still a folding affair that automatically mutes when placed, but now forms beautifully in the design of the ear cup when turned off, effectively hiding it from view. As for the microphone, it still has a great monitoring effect when used.
If your opinion of the older Stealth headphones was that they weren’t super comfortable, my limited time with the Stealth 600 Gen 2 tells me that your opinion probably won’t change. The breathable mesh ear pads feel great and the sound quality is fantastic, but the frame really puts a lot of pressure on my head. I admit that my legs can be bigger than most, so your results can vary. The Stealth 700 Gen 2 has a metal-reinforced headband, so it may be more durable and forgiving to wear for long periods.
The new Stealth 600 Gen 2 will cost $ 99.99, and the PlayStation version comes out today, while the Xbox-ready version comes later on September 20th. The Stealth 700 will be more expensive than $ 149.99 and will be released for both platforms on September 20. This price increase will provide you with an all-black design with plush, leather-like ear pads and the ability to connect to devices via Bluetooth in addition to your gaming source, so you can listen to more than just your in-game sound while you play.