Review: TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 600 GEN 2 WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET

Refreshed and ready to take its rightful spot atop a new generation of consoles, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is the successor to the best-selling gaming headset for PlayStation 4 and will also compatible with PlayStation 5, so gamers can be ready to win on either system. The Stealth 600 Gen 2 is enhanced with a host of upgrades, including a larger, high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic that delivers improved chat clarity and seamlessly integrates into the headset when muted.

Upgrades to the Stealth 600 Gen 2 also include meticulously refined audio so gamers have an even better chance to hear everything and defeat everyone, as well as a larger high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic that delivers improved chat clarity and now seamlessly integrates into the headset when muted. The Stealth 600 Gen 2‘s headband and hinge design have been reinforced for added long-term durability, and soft, glasses friendly ear cushions provide plush comfort while refined 50mm speakers produce high-quality, immersive game sound. The Gen 2 headset is designed to utilize the PS5’s onboard (from the console) solution for 3D audio to deliver an immersive surround sound gaming experience out of the box upon release later this year claims Turtle Beach. On PS4 there is no onboard surround sound option from the console, so Stereo audio is delivered to the headset.

A user-friendly audio preset button on the headset allows for easy access to customize audio, and gamers can still count on Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing for an audio advantage on the battlefield. Finally, connectivity on Xbox is still easy as ever, using Xbox Wireless technology so gamers can connect to their Xbox with the push of a button, while wireless game and chat on PS4 and PS5 is handled through the included USB transmitter. All of this included in a headset with a 15 hour battery life. It’s insane.

Gave the headset a gauntlet run of 5 music-based games including DJMAX RESPECT (PS4), MUSYNX (PS4), Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!! (Switch), Crypt of the Necrodancer (PS4), and Thumper (PS4) and my thoughts were exactly what I expected. Pros are that the headset is insanely comfortable for some who wears glasses all day, everyday so soreness was never put onto me with this thing. Chatting with friends in party chat and hearing both sets of audio still made it a pleasant experience and mic quality was above my expectation. The only downside I saw with this budget wireless headset was the bass. In a game like Thumper and Crypt of the Necrodancer, hell, even on DJMAX RESPECT I love and want my bass. It brings songs together. But the lack of bass in all preset modes was heartbreaking. Overall, it’s a MASSIVE improvement to both the original Turtle Beach Stealth 600 and the headset game.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 GEN 2 headset releases August 16th at retailers for $99.95.

*The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 GEN 2 headset was given to us to review from Turtle Beach.

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