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Turtle Beach - Ear Force Stealth 520 Wireless DTS 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 449 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall great but...

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    SpidermanIsReal90
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    I want to start by saying I love these headphones but... there was 2 flaws in my opinion. I want to start this off by stating that the audio quality was very superior for it's price range. I can hear noises that I have never hear when listening to music before. Online is a real treat because I was able to tell physically where people were standing near me in game. No one could sneak up on me because I could hear those footsteps loud and clear. Back to the downside. The fact that it cannot connect via bluetooth without the requirement of a transmitter that is included in the package. The 2nd flaw I believe stems off that transmitter itself. I play videos for many continious hours. Sometimes I leave my game running on the background as I do chores or have to make some runs out the house whatever the case may be I occasionally have to step away from my consoles. After having the headphones running wirelessly for about 4 hours the audio starts to have a static trace behind it. At first it is very subtle but it is noticeable especially if you're like me that pays attention to every little detail. By 4 1/2- 5 hours into continuous use everytime someone would speak the audio would would instantly be heavily overwelmed by static. There is a simple solution to this which is simple remove the transmitter and place it back in the usb slot. No need to turn off or switch any settings. I believe this to be a defect because the quality is superb. Or it could be the flimsy material of the transmitter. Also I'm literally 5 feet away from my transmitter with no electronics or wireless electronics standing between the transmitter and the headphones. It is supposed to run for 15 hours of continious use and it has a very long range of wireless which is true i walked into every obscure crevice of my apartment and the quality remained true regardless of my position. I hope this helps. I also really think my headset is defective or at least the transmitter is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound as expected, cheaper build quality

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    srauhala
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    I have had a couple pairs Xbox Turtle Beach headsets over the years and have been pleased with them. Since I just purchased a PS4 Pro I thought I would get a PS4 compatible headset to go with it due to previous experience with TB headsets and decent reviews. Overall, they sound good but seem to be a little cheaper in other areas than my current Xbox headset. My current Xbox headset is probably 2 years old but is fully wireless with digital surround sound like this set. When getting my PS4 set I was essentially looking for the same two requirements. Pros: -Lightweight -Fully wireless -Digital surround sound -Look pretty nice -Sound about as good as the Xbox set with a smaller digital transmitter Cons: -The materials seem to be cheaper than previous versions. Ear pads and head band seem to be cheaper quality and not as comfortable. They tend to squeeze my head way more and I have to adjust them more often during longer gaming sessions - Short USB cable for charging. There is no way to charge and play at the same time without getting a longer cable. Luckily I have a long cable that works so I can play and charge but the USB charging cable it comes with is maybe 2 feet long. I have not tried the chat functionality with this set but if it sounds as good as what the PS4 mic test sounded like it will be just fine. So overall I think it is a decent set if you are looking for fully wireless headset with the digital surround sound that sounds good. Comfort for these is disappointing and I wish they were on par with my Xbox set. I would probably recommend them as long as you can handle the cons above.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Headset works good

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    kawarn
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    i purchased this headset for my dad to hook to the tv so he doesn't need the volume at 90. Pros: hook up was easy and simple it hooks up via fiber optics and a USB drive for the blue tooth took two sec. and it puts sound out job both on the tv and the headset( so far works on a lg and Samsung tv modles) easy to use for my dad that can't even turn a computer on Con: in this application these headset are a on ear headset so it is kinda hard for my dad to line it up with the hearing aid, also this makes it much tighter and tends to not be as comfortable as my px51's over longer movies. The biggest problem was Best Buy's associates, I asked at a store in Fargo and imeditly they said couldn't be done(which I have a set up like this on a discontinued headset at my house). So I went to some competitors and didn't like the selection they had so I took my dad into a different Best Buy and again I asked the guy in tv's and he told me it couldn't be done. I was like well I do it now and it hooks up like this and he change his answer to "well if you do it that way it would work but they don't make gaming headsets like they anymore". So I walk around the corner to find this one right in the middle of the aisle. Hooks up just like I explained earlier, works flawlessly didn't even need to change any settings on the tv. Idk how many people ask these questions but I feel like this is a big problem for people with hearing loss.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Left me speechless!

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    Jawad
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    My quest for a $100 headset ended with the Turtle Beach 520 for the PS4. I wanted a cheaper alternative to my Turtle Beach Elite Pro headset + TAC, which are great but too expensive to keep. These 520s blew my mind. I had low expectations when I bought it. I was expecting a sub-par sound experience, something I would have to trade for the cheap price and wireless feature. Boy was I wrong. These are JUST AS GOOD as the $400 experience I got with the Elite Pro lineup! The 7.1 surround sound is just fantastic. Its loud, its crisp and the bass thumps. I played a few hours of Titanfall 2 which left a smile on my face. Its a satisfaction you get when you buy something that's truly worth the money. The mic is crystal clear and so is the incoming chat audio from other players. There are two cons: One is the build quality and the other is comfort. The extensive plastic reminds you that this is a $100 headset. I don't mind as long as they survive my use. The headsets are a little tight which makes it difficult to where for extended periods. Overall, I'm utterly shocked. I've tried other cheaper TB brands like the 420 stealth which were mediocre. Not these. Turtle Beach definitely deserves kudos for this. TRY IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for the price.

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    91preludesi
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    I had been using an old BlueAnt X3 Micro bluetooth for gaming, which was great for chat, but did nothing as far as gaming sound. It finally died and I decided to upgrade to Turtle Beach. I used these with Battlefield 4 and the sound quality is great. The 7.1 surround sound lets me hear exactly which direction a sound is coming from so I know where the enemy are before they get too close. The different presets (bass boost, bass and treble boost, natural and vocal boost are good to customize the sounds to your liking. I like that there are two independent volume controls. One for game sounds and one for chat sounds. My only complaint is that it's supposed to have voice feedback so that you can hear yourself through the speakers so that you can avoid shouting. It does have that feature. However, your own voice is so quiet that you can barely hear yourself and you end up shouting anyway. This resulted in my wife being woke up at 1:30 in the morning. That's the only thing I would change. Have another volume level for your own voice. Other than that it's definitely worth getting this headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Klanger74

    So my dog ended up getting a hold of my old headset and chewed through the wires which is why I purchased this headset. No wires for him to chew on, and I have surround sound set up on my tv so I thought if I could get surround sound in my headset that would be perfect to. So this one seemed to be perfect, I looked up lots of reviews before purchasing them as I am very picky about my electronics. Got home excited to use my new headset and it turns out this one isn't compatible with my PlayStation 4 even though they are meant for the PlayStation 4. We'll it turns out the PlayStation 4 Slim had gotten rid of the optical port which this head set needs to plug into. The optical port is still on the PlayStation 4 pro and original PlayStation 4 so I can see this headset working great for both of those systems but right now I only have stereo sound so I will be taking these back to get a different pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice

    Posted
    MrC1
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    I returned the one I bought only because my son wanted a different style. I used it for a couple of hours with the PS4, playing Battlefield 1 online. Sound is great, good bass. Chat Mic worked ok . Some muffling or so I was told. I don't know about the superhuman hearing. If there was a button or switch to turn it on, I could not find it. Very light in weight and comfortable to wear. It has the leather or leatherish ear pads. Pretty solid and sturdy unit overall but if you're familiar with Turtle Beach, then you know how they are made. Like I said, had them for less then 16 hours so I couldn't tell you how long the battery last. I do know that they are charged up right outta the box. I tried walking around the house with them on and noticed they did not disconnect. If they did start to fade in and out it was probably at 40-45 feet away from the PS4. I thought that was pretty good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    If you like bass this is for you.

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    ISMO6060
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    I was excited to purchase this headset initially. However that excitement turned to disguise with the sound and the cheap quality of the plastic used for the frame itself. I own multiple headsets and I know about updating firmware, changing the settings in dashboard in the PS3/PS4 gaming console. Yet no matter what I did the sound stage was terrible very garbled and the bass was over kill. Every time I moved the plastic frame felt like it was going to break and fall apart. I returned the headset and got the Steel series Arctis 5. Its a night and day difference. I am much happier.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound is Amazing

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    Allen
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    I got these for Christmas along with Watch Dogs 2. Perfect type of game for these headphones. The DTS surround sound envelopes you in the open world. And the music rocks you out. Stealth is great with Superhuman Hearing. Other games sound great too. God of War 3 Remastered will punch you in the face. On the down side, they feel kind of cheep. The plastic is light and feels hollow. I feel like I have to be very careful when handling them. The head band feels solid and it's padded. The ear cups have good padding but they can be squeaky when they rotate. Don't wear a hoodie with these. It can interfere with the volume wheel on the right ear cup. I don't play multi-player too much so I can;t say much about the microphone except that it's hard as f' to plug it in. I'm rating these 5 stars because the sound is truly amazing. I can't play video games without them I just hope they don't break.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the $

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    Adam
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    My brother got a pair of these, so I did too. After reading lots of reviews online good and bad, I decided to get these. So far, about a month in, they still work great and the bass is definitely there. Great sound quality. The cons: they're a little hard to get set up with the PS4. Until you've had a week or so to really break them in, they feel like they're going to squeeze your head till it pops. And the "superhuman hearing" is lame. All it does is removes all bass so everything is a high trebble, unilevel sound. Playing Destiny 2 campaign and multiplayer, I noticed no difference in subtle noise amplification. However, worth the $100 definitely. It's also awesome to be able to indepentently adjust game volume and chat volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset

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    91preludesi
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    I got this headset as a replacement for my BlueAnt Bluetooth which I had used for gaming previously. This headset is comfortable enough to wear for hours of gaming. The surround sound is great and really lets you tell where a noise is coming from. There are many different settings from bass boost to chat boost. You can hear the smallest details and pinpoint exactly where they are coming from. For shooters this gives you an edge to know the enemy is coming before you see them. The one downside that I have found is that the mic feedback (hearing your own voice) isn't loud enough to keep you from shouting. I have not found a way to increase this. I actually woke my wife up one night because she said that I was shouting at people, yet I could barely hear myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic affordable wireless option

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    Zolundo
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    I am very pleased with this purchase. I am upgrading from my 5 year old Turtle Beach PX3 headset and the sound quality is what I've come to expect from this brand. Only had to upgrade due to the PX3s not able to hold a charge any longer but I am happy with my purchase. The wireless range is great with me being in a long room away from my tv and the virtual surround sound is spot on. Also added with the 520 set over the 500 series is the super human hearing. It makes a difference in online multi-player being able to hear footsteps and reloads. Functionality is very much improved over my old headset. Just plug in the usb and plug the supplied optical cable to the playstation. My old set had a box and multiple wires. They look sleek and feel good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound!

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    Spuds
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    Great product overall, the super human hearing is amazing for FPS. Booming sound and easy to use/setup. Headset was a bit tight on my head which made extended playing painful so I stuck a stack of dvd's in between the headset to stretch it out and it easy to wear and use now ...4 star for quality of material, it feels cheep and others have reported it snapping at the plastic hinge ..for $100 I would've expected exceptional build quality even for plastic but I just got the extended warranty just in case ...battery life is all day long on a single charge of you can play that long ...the 7.1 surround sound was a big surprise for headphones and sounds amazing! Amazing headset and features considering what you get for only $100

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing surround sound

    Posted
    JayMac72
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    I recently purchased a PS4 and was in need of a new headset. A friend has the Turtle Beach 400 Stealth wireless and he said the sound is incredible. So I one upped him and got the Turtle Beach 520 stealth wireless. It's amazing how much you don't hear with a regular headset. With these puppies you can hear people above, below, left and right which sure helps when trying to kill bad guys. Just a bit of advice if you have the PS4 slim it doesn't have the optical jack to connect the headset. You'll need an adaptor which you can get from turtle beach on their website for about $35

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall worth it

    Posted
    Jared
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    Love the wireless feature obviously, the bass doesn't seem as good as the older wired x12s but still not bad audio with bass and treble boost on. The head phones don't feel very durable but I'm usually pretty carful with my mine. The top of my head was getting sore after hours of use but I got use to it after a few days. Other then that they're pretty nice. Price point isn't bad, I just wish they used more durable material instead of plastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset

    Posted
    Flores91
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    Great headset for a great price I have used the px22 from turtle beach also a great product but I wanted something wirless and could move around in the house with and these are perfect for me but from time to time I get a really bad noise coming in through the speakers when i hear my other friend talk trough his mic idk if its something messsing with signal its just plain awful but other than that they work just great. I hear alot of people break their headset from the head band and I can see why but if your just careful with them then they should be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Peace and Quiet Has Returned!

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    Phil
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    I bought these so the kids could interact with their peers on PlayStation with quality sound and all the other bells and whistles. Little did I know they also restored peace and quiet to my home. Now they can fully engage in their games and I can listen to my music in solitude. Neither one is disturbing the other :) Plus, from the one time I did use them, they're pretty awesome. I bought them at the recommendation of my nephew, who is using them right at the very moment of this review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got on sale, excellent for the price

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    ChoochZero
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    Normally Turtle Beach can be quite expensive but caught this during Black Friday sale so VERY worth it. The mic is very flexible yet feels sturdy; sound clarity is great, use these late at night to play PS4 games and it's great. It is a step up from the Sony Gold Wireless which were excellent at that price point. You do get better fidelity at higher price points so if you can snag these on sale it's a great buy for sure. The only thing keeping it from 5/5 is it's simply not a price for the average gamer; on sale is a different story though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Casual Gaming

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    Katy
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    Love the way they fit and stay on really well. The pads around the ear are firm but don't hurt after a while of wearing them. The battery lasts a good amount of time and charges fast. The only thing I dislike is the button and volume wheel placement on the right side can hit your shoulder and may turn the volume down. Especially if you wear a hoodie, it will hit the wheel. Also, I haven't figured out how to get chat volume and game volume on separate channels so you can use both volume wheels. Other than that, they work very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Was expecting more for the price

    Posted
    Marissa
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    This headset blew me away at first. However, after having them a few month with the normal wear and tear I noticed 1 out of 5 times I used them a schreeching noise would slowly start to fade in and get louder and louder. This would not stop until I restarted my PS4. Also the right ear cup doesn't have full range of motion when adjusting it anymore and the volume button get stuck every now and then. I have not been rough on those headset at all for the price I guess I was expecting more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend