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Turtle Beach - Stealth 600 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox One and Windows 10 - Black/Green-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 699 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awful... DON'T BUY

    Posted
    Eddie
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    I bought this headset about a month ago, and just returned it today. The headset itself was comfortable and sounded good WHEN IT WORKED. I liked the design, I liked the wireless for the price points, and I liked the functions. The reason this product is an absolute dud is that the wireless connection simply does not work efficiently and it seems as though the company has already given up on the product. The first thing you read is a bunch of negative reviews about audio dropouts, distortion, and mic issues. I chose to ignore them and give it a go because of the prestige of the Turtle Beach brand. As soon as you open the box you see a big print out notice in bold letters saying "DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT, WE CAN HELP". The notice goes on to say to contact support if having any difficulties. It's obvious through that notice and a few hot fixes that they patched out that the company knows the hardware itself is flawed. I was having issues with audio dropouts, mic problems, and most notably the god awful audio distortion; everything sounded out of tune and sometimes slowed down like a DJ spinning tracks. It was so bad that it destroyed any in game music by transposing it a few cents off key. I went through the troubleshoot. I updated and formatted the headset 3 times. I turned off one of my router's signal bands. I even turned off my wifi for moments to test it. Nothing helped. Finally helpless, I contacted support. This is where the true essence of this warning review comes into play. I contacted them expecting some words of consolation and reassurance. Maybe providing some ideas on how to get the product to work. Maybe reassurance that the problems were recognized and were being worked on. What I got was the exact opposite. A turtle beach rep named "Jin" simply told me to return the product and stating that there was something in my "wireless environment" causing interference. Mind you, I turned off my router's wifi and the 2.4 ghz band. So basically this product seems to have some inherent design flaws, which the company is aware of and believes it can't fix. They suggest things like removing the router from the xbox room (which any true gamer knows is absolutely ridiculous proposition). I believe this is probably a legacy product inside the company's inner circle and they are moving away from trying to provide solutions and just cutting their losses. So if you live on a farm, with no wireless signals around you, don't have your router in the room, are ok with turning off a band from your home router this might be a good headset for you. If you live in any city or urban environment, I can almost guarantee you will have the same interference that I did, and the company just doesn't care. Save yourself the money, stay away for now. I would be wary of any Turtle Beach products going forward after seeing how this company's culture operates. I personally lost all trust that the company can actively support their customers and their purchases after-the-fact once their 30-day return period is finished.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset!

    Posted
    Kenny
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    First of all, their latest firmware update has taken care of the signal dropping issues. I played all night with zero interruption. Second, I have no distortion or crackling issues as stated in other reviews.The sound is amazing! I can hear so much more, and with the surround sound that these provide, I can detect sounds coming from any given direction. It is really nice having 4 different audio presets, but I just stick with the deep base preset. I’m having a hard time finding the super human hearing ability helpful or even necessary, as it sounds terrible, and I feel like I can hear more when it is turned off. When you turn the super human hearing on, it just sounds like they cut the bass completely out, and jack up the treble, it’s weird, but not a deal breaker for me... I just don’t use it. These also sound phenomenal when watching a movie with a lot of action, like John Wick. I just turn the tv down, and throw these on, and I have surround sound that sounds way better than anything I can get out of my TV. Coming from a wired headset years ago with the X12 I had for my 360, it is a world of difference not having cords stretched across the living room. You just turn on the headset, and it links to your Xbox just like a controller would, after you have done the initial sync, of course. Hands down, these are awesome, and worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset

    Posted
    Richw23
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    I dont know where people are having a problem with these. I have had zero issues with them. Once i got them home i followed the instructions to the T for the update (which was super easy). Once i updated i went online and setup a private match against some bots on MWR. I heard everything exactly where it was supposed to come from. I also then engaged super human hearing, which is nice but not needed for that game. I also played some ghost recon wildlands ghost war pvp mode and that is where this headset really shined. The regular mode was great, bass boost was good, bass and treble boost was pretty good and super human hearing was excellent in that game. I think the overall sound is a little tinny, but really what headset isnt with most of them having 40 or 50 mm speakers. The sound isnt the best but the surround is where these shine. The new windows sonic surround with the wireless (yes these are completely wireless, they connect just like a controller with a button to pair with your xbox) is just spot on. I am happy with my purchase. I went with these because i saw what its big brother offered and from what i saw, i dont need bluetooth for my phone and that looked to be the only upgrade. As far as the ear cushions, i am very happy with the fabric instead of the faux leather that is very typical for headsets. I find my ears/head dont sweat at all with these as opposed to my old TB Stealth 420x. Th3se are worth the $100 and to be honest after seeing what you get with $150, these are worth $200. You wont be upset with the quality of the directional sound. Like i said the sound is just ok, but the directional audio is far better than the stereo headsets out there that i have used in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Simple Yet Underwhelming

    Posted
    Jeff

    So the Stealth 600. I was very excited when I heard about this headset from TB, mainly because of the "Direct Connect" feature. I finally picked these up from my local Best Buy, and got them home. How does it preform? That's what's really important, right? At best, this headset is underwhelming. At worst, it's a complete waste of $100. The volume is ridiculously low, and on Xbox there's no way to raise it. Even with the volume wheel all the way up, it's just too soft. The "surround sound" is also not very impressive, as it's completely virtual through Windows Sonic. If you're thinking of buying this headset for that, DON'T. You'll be disappointed. Drop a little more money and get the Threshers or better. The range is also not very good, as even stepping over to my kitchenette (I live in a small studio) will cause semi frequent distortion. I even hooked these up to my laptop to make sure they were updated to the latest firmware update, and they definitely are. There's also no nose cancelling it isolation of any kind, so your environment comes through very noticeably with this headset. Now the headset is comfortable, and I say that as a glasses wearer. Setup is also very easy thanks to the direct connect. However, due to the issues listed above I will definitely be returning these for something better. Maybe these are all some people need, though. They're not "bad" per se...they're just not good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for price

    Posted
    NOTtechsavvy
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    (Xbox user here) Bought these and am quite happy so far. Connection is easy and automatic. Just turn on and sync with Xbox and voila, wireless sound. Tried the “super human hearing” mode but would not recommend as it makes things sound underwater. There are four sound settings and imo, best to use the bass and treble boost as that helps to make the game sounds so much deeper and richer. Decently long battery life as well and fairly quick charging times. Ear cups feel standard size but I’m able to squash them over my hearing appendages fine. If you have normal lobes, these should work great. Foam pads around the ear cups and at the top of the headband part are comfortable and these are pretty light so can do long sessions without discomfort. Two cons I’ve experienced are that it picks up either the sound from my nearby fan or the interference from the electrical current which causes a tiny hissing sound. Very minor and after a while, I hardly notice it. Secondly, once in a while, the headset’s connection gets a little weak and the music goes a little flat/sharp. Truly minor issue. Otherwise, great headset at the price. Although I’ve only owned this headset for a couple of weeks now, Turtle beach quality definitely shows.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, but...

    Posted
    b0n87
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    The overall build quality of this headset is actually pretty good (considering that Turtle Beach headsets are known to break easily). I also enjoy the sound quality of these things and the fact that it connects directly to the Xbox and needs no other accessories . The super-human hearing feature is nice, but all it really sounds like is the volume being increased. It still sounds very nice with Dolby Atmos and Windows Spatial (or whatever it is called). So I have all these good thing that I like about, why did I give it 3 stars. The connectivity sometimes drops for no reason. The materials used in the headset is better than what TB usually puts out, but for $100 these things squeeze your head if your wearing them for a long period of time. If you have a small head these will work great for you, but if it is a little bigger than most like mine I would recommend going with the Astro A20s or the Plantronics RIG 800. Both are comparable in sound quality, but have a better build quality. I will most likely be returning these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Expectations

    Posted
    TwEaK
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    After reading reviews for this product when it first came out I was not ready to buy it until some of the bugs got fixed. After a couple months, maybe less, I saw reviews and heard about updates to fix issues with connectivity. With the problems being fixed I went ahead and bought them and was completely surprised on the comfort and blown away by the sound. I got these ones over the more expensive hair because I did not need the Bluetooth function. Only thing I wish is the volume buttons were in a different location and that the earmuffs were leather instead of a fabric material. But I have had zero connectivity issues and having zero wires is unbelievably convenient. Also having to not plug anything into my Xbox so the headphones can connect to it is just another added perk. Very happy with the overall purchase! Especially since the price is bit lower than the competition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple to get setup and use

    Posted
    Rflawhite
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    I've owned several TurtleBeach headset starting with the PX51 to the 800X elites. I need something for my grandson for Christmas and we had gotten the Stealth 700 for his brother this summer. This will be his first headset and this is a good starter pair. The are just like the stealth 700 except minus bluetooth and another feature. The pair to the console exactly like a wireless controller so no extra transmitter to worry about. This makes it simple to move between consoles not extra parts. Battery life seems to be good too. Flip up mic muting is a great feature, you know when the mic is muted. But what is even better as parent, Mic monitoring. Mic Monitoring allow the wearer to hear themselves so it reduce that tendency to shoot in the mic because they can not hear themselves.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for price

    Posted
    Happicamper
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    I was a little apprehensive when buying these as some had said in reviews that the sound quality was poor. They said the sound was quiet. That is not the case at all. My fiancé loves these! The sound quality is excellent. The wireless feature makes connection and use very convenient. They are very comfortable as well. The rep said he personally preferred astros because they were more cushiony - but these are great. They cup your ear perfect and have very adequate cushion. They are not uncomfortable at all - even after hours of wear. One thing my fiancé loves is the mic flips up and makes it so others cannot hear you. The only thing I can say negative is there is no foam over the mic so it does pick up background noise a little - otherwise 5/5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works, but disappointed

    Posted
    JustAnotherGuy
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    Upgraded from the TB Stealth 420x+, and for a model upgrade and several year in between, I would have to say I am disappointed for 2 main reasons, neither of which are the sound or comfort. 1. On the Stealth 420x+ if you pushed a button it told you what changed, like Power Button it would say "Powering On" or "Powering Off" or "Super Human hearing enabled". On the 600 it just beeps. No words, just beeps. So learn to speak R2 and you should be ok. Major step back. 2. The headset keeps disconnecting from the Xbox Wireless. In the first 10 hours I have used it I have restarted no less than 4 times because the sound cut out. That isn't fun when you are playing a team game. The sound once setup works fine and sounds great, but the customer experience is disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for late night Xbox gaming

    Posted
    Airdog
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    So my Xbox set up is between my bedroom and my children’s bedroom and I usually have to wait until everyone (including my wife) is asleep before I get to play.. I have an incredible surround sound setup which I can’t use because it would be too loud, so these headphones are a perfect substitute so I don’t lose out on the sound quality. Also with the mic monitoring feature as a default, and the superhuman hearing I am able to hear myself speaking to fellow gamers during multiplayer chat parties, which prevents me from talking to loudly and waking the Family! The only downfall I would have to say is the wireless range of the headset. If I walk out of the room into the kitchen or to the back door to let the dog out(Either way is about a 20’ max distance from the console) the headset cuts out and the sound quickly is heard over the tv speakers. Other than that I would strongly recommend!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    KingZM7
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    Finally a "completely" wireless headset for Xbox One connected via Bluetooth just as you would a new controller. It's easy to set up. The game audio that feeds into the headset has amazing sound quality. Simply flipping the microphone up to mute it is extremely easy and doesn't cause any breakage in your gaming experience. Only issue I had with it is that it would randomly disconnect when I was chatting with friends without any warning. That could've been as a result of something I did, or it could've just been a bug because this is new. That hasn't happened since around the time I first got it which was around 2 weeks ago. So overall excellent experience. Would absolutely recommend this to everyone and anyone looking for a truly wireless experience for a headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    gollb
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    For $85, this headset is nearly perfect. I have always been a fan of Hyper X headsets, but wanted wireless. I didn't mind the materials and thought the TB's were comfortable. I even thought the sound was a touch better than my Hyper X, which doesn't happen often (the Hyper X just seem to be what my ears like). The reason I give these a 4 star and returned them is because the mic is terrible. This is the second TB headset where my friends cannot hear me when we are in a party. They say I sound very far from the mic and I end up going back to the Hyper X that have a stellar mic. I would only recommend these to someone who does not game with friends, or who doesn't mind yelling for others to hear you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They work!

    Posted
    MegCor
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    We haven't had these for long, but they work great. The charge lasts all day. We can hear our game chat and they can hear us. We can also hear everything in our games, sounds we didn't know existed. Much better than the $25 corded headset that always breaks (don't waste your money on the cheap headset, get the Turtle Beach). They are very comfortable, just a little odd to adjust to at first, especially if you're not use to wearing a headset that covers both of your ears. There is feedback (so you can hear yourself and know the volume of your voice that other gamers are hearing which is good if you're a loud person and need to chill out, but it is very distracting) we plugged them into our computer, went to their website and turned that setting off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be better

    Posted
    acgr4me
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    I have played with these only a couple of times but I already have some doubts. The fit is decent but the part that goes at the top of your head is a little uncomfortable. I am hoping it has to do with the foam inside that needs to get worn in. My next issue is the connectivity. Like all the other reviews it does sound choppy but I think I need to update the headphones, which they tell you to do right out of the box. I will do that and hopefully that will solve that issue. Last complaint would be the adjusting of the headset. When you want to make them bigger it is really tough to extend them or make them smaller. It almost feels like you are going to break them by tugging on them or pushing them in. I may take these back for another pair if it persists, but like the foam maybe they just need to get used a little more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless headphones that could be better

    Posted
    segadc
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    There are times when the audio gets choppy but usually just restarting the headphones does the trick. Other than that, they sound great and are comfortable. The mic on the other I am told sounds clear. It's cool playing without wires and even turning on my XB1X when turning on my TB Headsets. The battery lasts a good time and (just like the controller) you can plug in the cable to a portable batery pack and continue playing. Price is good for what you get IMO. You can even jam to Spotify or watch Netflix without waking up the neighbors. Even with the issues, I wouldn't go back to a wired headset ever again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mid-Range Xbox One Headset

    Posted
    TheDarkKnightSB
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    So far so good with this headset. Its replacing a $250 Turtle Beach headset that my kids broke. Its light. Its comfortable. The innovation in the foam for those of us that wear glasses is a welcome touch. The sound quality has been really good. No issues connection and no cracking, popping or loss of sound from 12-15 feet away (so far). Best features are the direct wireless / bluetooth connection to the xbox. Worst feature is that you have to connect the headset to your PC to adjust Mic Monitor levels through turtle beach software. You should be able to do this directly on the headset. For a mid-range low to mid-range headset its really really nice and I would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THX IN A small PACKAGE

    Posted
    BEARRACING75
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    I have dealt with allot of different headsets & have never found a pair as comfortable or having as good quality sound as these do. You get PC headphone surround sound quality for your Xbox One. Not only awesome for playing games but in my opinion watching movies make you feel like you’re in a theater without bugging the person next to you. The Bass vibrates your upper body during explosions just like your local theater. Without using the enhanced setting the volume gets very high & you might not even turn it all the way up. The 15 hr battery life is no joke as well. I charged it when I got it & playing about 4-6 hours a day it lasted me 3 whole days & died about a hour into the 4th. This is a must buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    sevnminabs56
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    This is my first wireless pair, and I wish I would’ve bought them sooner! If you can’t hear your soft-spoken friend online or want to be submerged into the gameplay like you’re actually there, then just reach to the left side and turn up the chat volume or the game volume. There are separate scroll wheels for both volume options. Gets loud enough for me, and I don’t have the best hearing. Pairs quite well with Windows’ free dynamic sound feature on Xbox One(comparable to Dolby Atmos) especially if you’re playing Call of Duty or anything similar where you need hearing in all directions for more advanced gameplay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great headset, bad connection

    Posted
    Techy
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    As a frequent Xbox user I was excited to get these when I came out. I was able to get one of the first Pairs at Best Buy and when I got home I set them up unfortunately soon after I set them up I started experiencing random disconnects and quirky issues such as I could hear game volume but when doing a party I could not hear others but they could hear me talk. I updated the firmware and did a couple of resets to make sure it wasn't a one-time thing unfortunately after a couple of days I returned it for a different headset, but if the problems are fixed I'm willing to give it another shot.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend