The second generation of the most recognized headset for consoles is here. Turtle Beach has launched the Stealth 600 Gen 2 and in the next paragraphs I am going to tell you about my experience with this headset.
For those looking for headsets, they will have realized that anywhere there will always be one of the brand Turtle Beach. Now they have decided to give us a “refreshing” from the Stealth 600 line, this version that I have to review is focused on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 but also works in a limited way for Switch and PC.
First of all, let’s talk a little about the specifications of this headset:
- Connections: PlayStation®5*, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, Nintendo Switch™** via wireless USB dongle.
*Wireless compatibility with Nintendo Switch is supported via a USB connection in docked mode only. Chat available for games that support in-game chat capability.
- Speaker Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Speaker size: 50mm with neodymium magnets
- Headphone power: Battery (approximately 15 hours)
- Drums: rechargeable lithium polymer
- Microphone design: Flip-up omnidirectional
- Earmuff Design: Over the ear (closed)
- Ear pads material: Foam padded fabric
The most important thing to note here is that like any wireless headset we need to be able to rely on the battery life and as you can see it offers a total of around 15 hours. In addition to this Turtle Beach is characteristic of offering a fairly comfortable fit for those of us who wear glasses.
Something that should be noted is that the headset does not have a 3.5mm port to connect the audio directly to the control, which makes it a 100% wireless headset. Its price is $100 USD, which makes it an excellent opponent for casual gamers who are not looking to invest much but are looking for excellent quality in a product. As you can see, this headset comes in blue and inside the box comes a manual/startup guide, a dongle (very small) and a USB-C cable to charge the headset.
Its design is completely made of plastic with fabric headphones mixed with Foam. Quite comfortable and they do not generate much temperature once we have them in use for long hours. With all this design, I can say that it feels very light for a wireless headset. The advantage of a headset being so light is that we will not feel that tiredness in the ears, although there may be a danger that the audio quality is a bit poor.
Speaking of audio quality, once connected to the Playstation 5 we just have to activate our 3D audio and configure it to our liking. After that the magic begins, listening to the footsteps of our enemies in games like Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone and even the same Overwatch 2 is incredible. We’ve already mentioned it in several of our reviews but Turtle Beach’s signature technology called SuperHuman Hearing is on another level, wherever this feature is present it’s kind of relieved that we’ll be able to hear some things in detail than other gamers with regular headsets. they wont be able.
We must mention that the microphone is still something standard to personal taste and that of many in the competition but it is still a notable addition. Many companies opt for detachable microphones but the reality is that being able to lift the microphone to store it or mute ourselves is quite useful. The microphone is not that long or that uncomfortable when using it, just that a little more quality would be more than welcome since it usually captures a lot of ambient audio and more in PlayStation party chats since they do not use any audio suppression.
As always on the left side we have the headset controls in general. Power button and two wheels. One of them for the volume of the game and the other to control the audio monitoring (to listen to ourselves). On the other hand we also have the mode button that helps us switch to four different audio profiles. If we read the manual we will find that to activate the SuperHuman Hearing we must press the button to turn on the headset quickly to activate it.
SuperHuman Hearing practically what it does is compress the audio to increase the high-pitched sounds (footsteps, gunshots) making them coincide with the soft sounds of the environment and thus we can have that push when playing. Connecting the headset is quite simple. It can be said that it is a “plug and play” type, only if we do not have 3D Audio activated on PlayStation 5 if we should. It is very interesting how these headsets can be very affordable for a large part of the public without our pockets suffering.
For those who are looking for wireless headsets for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is the perfect option. They are quite light and offer us a few reasonable hours of play without neglecting the audio quality that we will get for this price. Although the pads are somewhat not so comfortable to a certain extent I do not think this is a great disappointment when listening to audio with excellent details. 3D Audio mixed with SuperHuman Hearing has been one of the most interesting mixes I’ve seen on consoles. Not having a 3.5mm jack makes us depend only on wireless mode, although for a casual gamer these 15 hours of average use will be more than enough. This review was made thanks to the headset provided by Turtle Beach.