With Christmas just around the corner, Turtle Beach have a number of new headsets you might want to consider. Here is our review of the Ear Force Stealth 600 Headset for Xbox One.
The TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 600 is the latest gaming headset for Xbox One, debuting Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless direct to console technology and Windows Sonic surround sound, plus an all-new modern style with a flip-up mic. The STEALTH 600 delivers immersive surround sound plus chat audio through powerful 50mm over-ear speakers, and features Turtle Beach’s renowned high-sensitivity mic that can be flipped-up to mute. For comfort, the STEALTH 600 dawns the latest iteration of Turtle Beach’s unique ProSpecs glasses friendly design, and has a breathable mesh fabric-wrapped headband and ear-cushions. The STEALTH 600 also includes Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting, Mic Monitoring, independent game and chat volume control, audio presets including Bass Boost, and a 15-hour rechargeable battery.
- Audio Connection
Direct Wireless Connection
- Speaker Frequency Response
- Headset Power
Up to 15 Hours
- Speaker Size
50mm With Neodymium Magnets
- Headband/Earpad material
Mesh Fabric with Foam Cushioning
- Ear Cushion
Mesh Fabric with Foam Cushioning
What’s in the Box?
The box contains the headset, a USB cable for charging and a manual.
A Closer Look
The first thing I noticed on the box of the headset was a big sticker advising me to update the firmware on the headset – so that’s exactly what I did. The whole process was very quick and easy, so make sure you do that before you use it.
The headset is fairly lightweight so you can wear it for extended periods of time without it becoming too uncomfortable.
The foam cushions are also designed to be glasses friendly, so if you wear normal glasses, or even gaming glasses, Turtle Beach say “alleviating pressure and allowing gamers with glasses to play in comfort”. And it works very well!
There is a flip up microphone that is easy to use and is very good quality. If you don’t want to use the mic is can stay tucked away but if you suddenly need to use it you can just flip it down. When it’s flipped up it’s muted automatically so you don’t have to worry about it picking up noise you don’t want to heard. You also don’t need to shout to be heard using the mic – it picks up the sound of your voice very clearly.
The battery life is very good on the Stealth 600, with a full charge lasting around 15 hours – so just remember to put it back on charge when you aren’t using it so that you can play as long as you need to!
There is a setting on this headset called Superhuman Hearing, which is a setting designed to allow you to hear every sound in the game to help give you that competitive edge when playing multiplayer. After all, don’t you want to hear that person creeping up behind you ready to take you out?
The headset itself is wireless and connects effortlessly to your Xbox One with the console performing all the configuration for you.
For a fantastic wireless headset with excellent sound quality at a very affordable price, you should definitely check out the Stealth 600!
The Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 600 Headset for Xbox One is available now priced around £89.95, but as usual look around for the best deal.