Officially licensed for Xbox, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB wireless amplified gaming headset delivers high-quality audio & chat for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X & Xbox One S. A long-lasting 24+hour battery means less charging, and more gaming and with quick charging you can get 8.5 hours of battery life on just 15 minutes of charge time. A consistent, low-latency, lossless connection is made possible by our proprietary lag-free 2.4GHz wireless technology, giving you a gameplay advantage over the competition. Hear immersive, detailed game audio, optimized for Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, & DTS Headphone X through a pair of expertly tuned 50mm speakers. Call out your team’s next move with authority or chat clearly with friends thanks to a larger, high-sensitivity, 99.95% voice accurate gen 2 flip-to-mute mic delivering improved chat clarity and now seamlessly integrates into the headset when muted. Plus, with mic monitoring you can hear the volume level of your voice in the headset so you can avoid shouting. A durable, reinforced headband and hinge design provide flexible, long-term durability, and soft, glasses-friendly ear cushions offer plush comfort. Easy access dials on the headset let you adjust master volume as well as independently control game & chat volume for the perfect mix. And the additional easy access controls let you cycle through audio presets, adjust the variable mic monitoring and activate Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing for a definitive audio advantage.
Officially Licensed for Xbox
Officially licensed by Microsoft for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One X & Xbox One S to ensure a high-quality gaming audio & chat experience every time you connect.
24+ Hour Battery Life
An upgraded battery provides 24+ hours of gaming per charge so your headset is ready to play when you are. Plus, with quick-charging you can get 8.5 hours of battery life on just 15 minutes of charge using the included USB-C cable.
Our proprietary low-latency, lossless 2.4 GHz wireless connection optimizes gaming audio & chat in real-time for a lag-free gameplay advantage. Plus, the simple mini-USB transmitter quickly connects with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S & Xbox One.
Surround Sound Ready for Xbox
Optimized to deliver immersive surround sound with Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone: X*. *Dolby Atmos and DTS:X: may require additional purchases, app downloads, and supported hardware.
Powerful, Amplified Audio
Refined ear cup acoustics and expertly tuned 50mm speakers are powerfully driven to give you accurate, immersive audio.
Gen 2 Flip-to-Mute Mic
Turtle Beach enhances voice chat once again with a larger, high-sensitivity, 99.95% voice accurate microphone. The Gen 2 mic improves chat clarity and seamlessly integrates into the headset design when muted.
Better Fit, Bigger Sound
Uniquely shaped ear cushions with soft, breathable material improves comfort for long gameplay sessions and allows for a wider audio soundstage and greater depth perception.
Turtle Beach’s exclusive, patented ProSpecs glasses relief system features dual-foam ear cushions, with softer foam in the section of the ear cushions that rests against your glasses, alleviating pressure and allowing gamers with glasses to play in comfort.
Easy Access to Audio Presets
Enhance your gameplay experience at the touch of a button with four signature Turtle Beach audio presets including Bass Boost, Signature Sound, Treble Boost, and Vocal Boost.
Superhuman Hearing Sound Setting
Turtle Beach exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting lets you hear subtle, game-changing sounds so you can live longer and win more. Hear vital game details like enemy footsteps and weapon reloads to elevate your game above the rest.
Avoid shouting thanks to built-in mic monitoring which allows you to hear your voice through the headset while you chat.
Game & Chat Volume Control
Control game and chat audio to find the perfect balance for your gaming preference.
Built to Last
Strengthened headband and hinge design ensures added durability and proper functionality over long-term use.
Included USB-C cable provides fast charging, and easy firmware updates via Windows PC or Mac.
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
I have used a lot of headsets and picking up the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB makes them my 12th gaming headset, but only my 4th wireless setup. I have another Turtle Beach headset that I have used frequently over the years, and it has served me well. I also have headsets from Corsair, HyperX, Plantronics, Astro, Alienware, and Razer. I use my headsets for Xbox and PC gaming as well as work/conference calls. However, this is my very first Xbox compatible wireless headset – I’ve always used wired options until now. I am pretty familiar with using wireless headsets, and I’m also aware of the inherent advantages/disadvantages. Fully wireless headsets give you extra freedom, but that can come with the cost of added weight (batteries), increased price, and compatibility. The Stealth 600’s seem to mitigate these offsets to a point by keeping the weight and cost down.
The 600 is a closed back design with a hinged mic and volume/EQ controls. The headset uses a regular adjustable band setup – all parts are plastic. The earcups are wrapped in a breathable cloth material. Each earcup can rotate and lay flat making for easier transport/storage. The rotation point is a solidly made pivot point, even if it’s mostly plastic. This pivot is the same as what’s on my TB Elite Pro 2’s (although it’s metal and plastic), and it has held up to years of wear and tear. The headset is lightweight and weighs about as much as my wired HyperX Cloud Alphas.
The left earcup holds all the controls/ports – EQ mode, power, volume wheel, mic monitor, and USB C charging port. The volume and mic monitor wheels have upper and lower stopping points. On PC the volume wheel controls the headset level only – your system sound level is not affected. Turning on the headset requires pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds – it will give a couple of beeps in the earcups to indicate that it is on. Same method is used to turn it off. The mic boom is short and stubby, but it folds seamlessly into the earcup structure when not in use. Flipping the mic out, you feel it hit a bump mid-way before folding all the way down. This bump is the mute/unmute threshold. Once rotated down you can pitch the boom inwards at its little hinge point – you need to straighten it back out before you flip to mute. A boop-beep tone plays when you mute or unmute.
Specs on the headset are pretty good. The battery life at 24 hrs is very good – I haven’t had to charge it after a week of casual use. Range for the receiver is 30 ft – in my experience I could travel a little further and be closer to 40ft before it cut out. The earcups come loaded with 50mm drivers, which is which is a more speaker than I expected at this price range (I’m used to seeing smaller 40mm drivers at this price).
First of all, I have a love/hate relationship with headphones that use a single strap versus a suspension band. Some headphones, like my HyperX’s pull it off well while maintaining a comfortable fit. Others can feel uncomfortable after a while because they create a heat/pressure band on the top of my head. The 600’s fall somewhere in the middle on that. Their lightweight design helps take pressure off the top band, but it gets undercut a bit by feeling tight (even when properly adjusted). The all-plastic construction hampers it in the comfort department. Without the flexibility of a metal headband the headset feels a little stiff and tight on my head. Thankfully plastic headbands loosen up over time, so this will lessen with more use.
There is also the earcup construction. The material and cushioning in the earcups makes it feel a little stiff, which adds to that tightness feeling. This also interferes with my glasses and gives them an extra squeeze on the back of my ear, but weirdly doesn’t them squeeze in front of my ear. The earcup does fit completely around my ear, which provides some passive noise isolation. The earcup material has some benefits though with heat dissipation – my ears never felt hot while wearing for longer periods.
Overall, these are mildly comfortable headsets, but I would be wary if you have a larger head or wear thicker glasses. Definitely check these out in the store and see if the fitment works for you. In comparison the next tier of Turtle Beach wireless headsets – Stealth 700’s – are a noticeable step up in comfort even if the designs are very similar to each other (metal band, plusher/larger earcups, etc.). The one thing I would keep an eye on is the headband – it doesn’t appear to be any different than the Gen 2 headset that this Gen 2 USB is refreshing. There seems to be a decent amount of headband breakage going on with the Gen 2, so I would try to be gentle with these.
These Stealth 600’s are wirelessly compatible for Xbox One/S/X, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Plugging the receiver into the back of my Series X is the only setup needed – it was immediately recognized and ready to go. The Xbox interface assigns the headset to the signed in account and it detects battery level as well. Plugging the receiver into my PC was a similar experience. The only difference is there is no way (that I know of) to view the battery level. The USB receiver resembles a thumb drive, so definitely consider where you plug it in. The backside of my Series X is a safe place where the risk is low for damage, but it might be worthwhile to get a USB extension cable to make sure it can’t be snapped off at the port. This also has the benefit of giving you slightly better range by getting the receiver out into the open more.
When using on a PC there is some funkiness with the volume control. You have to set the mic monitor wheel all the way to the bottom otherwise it will mess with the master volume control wheel (makes it louder than intended).
Also, the included manual shows the USB receiver having a toggle switch used for changing from Xbox to PC mode. My receiver does not have this switch, and it automatically recognizes what I plugged it into. I think this is a holdover from the Gen 2 manual (this is the Gen 2 USB model)
The 600’s have 4 different EQ profiles to choose from: Signature, Bass Boost, Bass+Treble Boost, Vocal Boost. Signature is a flat EQ profile. Bass+Treble is a V shape profile that boosts the highs and lows. Bass picks up the lows, and Vocals picks up the mids and highs. You can cycle through these EQ’s with the Mode button, and is accompanied by a series of beeps that indicate which EQ you are using. There is also the Superhuman Hearing mode that is activated by pressing the power button once to turn it on, and then tapping it again to turn it off. This drops the bass off completely and picks up the mids and highs. It basically flattens the sound landscape and makes it potentially easier to hear small surrounding noises like footsteps.
The 600’s also employ 50mm drivers – something that only 3 of my headsets have. I personally really like the sound out of 50mm drivers over 40 as long as they are properly tuned. They just tend to give me a little better lower range and deeper sound. This felt like the case for the 600’s, which sound great. Overall they are some of the better sounding headphones that I own, and have some of the best lower end bump/rumble. Sound quality-wise I would say they are about as good as my Astro A40’s and maybe only a little behind in the mids and highs.
Sound wise I really liked the Bass Boost and the Bass+Treble Boost. Music sounds great under both modes. Watching TV I would switch between Signature for a regular show, Bass+Treble for action or upbeat shows, and Vocal for more talking heavy shows. There is certainly a difference when toggling to Vocals when it comes to discerning speech from the background noise.
For conference calls on my PC I changed the EQ to Vocal which was a decent improvement in clarity. It cleans up some of the background noise that comes through on other people’s mics. It sharpens the voices up and makes it easier to pick out a voice if multiple people try to talk at once.
I changed up the EQ depending on what I was playing. I have been toggling between Halo Infinite and Wreckfest. For Infinite I had it set to Bass+Treble Boost. It gives the low rumble that I want when playing, but the bump in treble brightens the sounds of shots, grenade bounces, and other important noises. I didn’t care for the Superhuman Hearing mode – I really like games to sound full when I play, and for me it was just too flat. I am more casual with my playing, so I would rather enjoy the sound mixing than deaden out the EQ in order to pick up a slight edge. However, I can say that you do pick up some extra audio cues – footsteps, slides, grenade clanks, etc with it on. Playing Wreckfest I kept it on the just the Bass Boost. The upper frequencies are already saturated in that game, and I don’t need the EQ to boost them any further. Overall, the Signature sound lacked the rumble that I desire but it still sounds good. On something that is well mixed, the Signature would be a good EQ to roll with.
The mic is wildly different from what I am used to, but I like it. The mic is very stubby, which it has to be due to its ear cup conforming design. The mic can angle slightly at a little pivot point. You have to turn it back straight to flip up to mute. The Sound quality is great and the built in mic monitoring works well. My teammates can hear me well, and I have used it for phone calls on my PC. It does a really good job of filtering out background noise from the room. I have had my sound system up pretty loud without it being picked up on the mic.
Overall, the Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB is a solid wireless headset for the Xbox platform. It brings great sound and a number of nice features (mic monitoring, 24hr battery, good range) at a really accessible price point. The only place the cheaper price seems to manifest is in the materials, and headband design.
The Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB wireless headset for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One is another great product from the gaming accessories manufacturer, Turtle Beach. The main advantages to this headset is that it is wireless, lightweight and offers several sound options. For the price, you get everything you need and want, if you’re an Xbox gamer.
The headset is light, comfortable and adjustable. After wearing it for 2 hours, I barely noticed that it was on my head, so no headset fatigue, unlike another headset I owned in the past. The microphone must be pulled out of the left side to activate, and you can quickly mute it by pushing it back. It makes a sound whenever the mic is unmuted or muted. You can also bend the microphone closer to your mouth. As much as I like the concept of this, I didn’t find it super easy to push it closer to my mouth, as I noticed more resistance than I expected.
The headset offers several sound options. The standard setting (Signature) is perfectly fine, but you can also choose Bass Boost, Bass + Treble Boost and Vocal Boost. Bass + Treble Boost might be my favorite, but it will depend heavily on what game you’re playing and the EQ settings within the game (e.g. Call of Duty.) Another sound option is the Superhuman Hearing, which is designed to make it easier to hear enemy footsteps and reloads. Although this may be very tactical in a competitive setting, I preferred the sound without this on, as it sounds a little boxy to me.
This is an official Microsoft licensed headset for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, which is both good and bad. It’s great for dedicated Xbox gamers who want to take advantage of Xbox features such as Windows Sonic (Surround Sound), Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone: X. The disadvantage is that it’s only compatible with Xbox, so if you have a console from PlayStation or Nintendo or a PC, you can’t even plug in with a 3.5 mm cable. If that’s the case, I’d look at the MAX version of the same product, which offers a USB plug that also works with other consoles and PC by switching from Xbox to USB, it’s only $30 more. My presumption is that Xbox/Microsoft have their own wireless technology that needs to be kept separate from the wireless technology that is compatible with everything else. Again, the advantage of the Xbox wireless technology is the Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos.
By default, the headset uses Windows Sonic, and it sounds great right out of the box. If you’re looking for what might be the best sound, consider Dolby Atmos. The only downside is that there is a $15 fee to activate it, although you can try it out for free for one week, and at least when I downloaded the app, it gave me a 25% discount for 14 days, making it only $11. Is it worth it? Yes. I’ve never been more immersed in a video game than when I played the Black Ops: Cold War campaign with Dolby Atmos. Incredible!
Game and chat volume are separated with two sliders. This works fine and with the amplified speakers, the sound is powerful and rich. I never felt the need to turn it all the way up, and I’ve listened to plenty of rock and roll in my life. The mic is great, and I need to express my appreciation for the mic monitoring. Although this is not something that can be adjusted or turned off like the Turtle Beach Xbox controller, it’s nice being able to hear yourself when the mic is on. With my previous headset, I often felt the need to speak louder because I couldn’t hear myself properly, so it’s nice to be able to hear myself and know what the other person is hearing, like when I accidentally touched the mic with my left hand and it makes a big “boom” sound. (Sorry to the French kid I played with in Fortnite the first night I was wearing this!)
Who should get this headset? A dedicated Xbox gamer who wants to get the most out of the sound options that the new Xbox consoles offer and is looking for quick ways to adjust the sound while playing. The high-quality mic and mic monitoring and a 24 hour battery life make this headset perfect for long days of gaming. This is my most recommended headset for Xbox in 2022 in this price range.
These are my second pair of Turtle beach headphones and I have had a good experience in general, it seems to me that little by little they are improving the quality of both audio and design. The unboxing is simple and everything is in sight ready to connect and start using, in the box are included the wireless headphones, the USB cable to charge them and the adapter in addition to the documentation and the quick guide which by the way is very clear and very helpful.
The connection is quite simple, you only need to connect the bluetooth adapter to the usb port of the Xbox. There are steps to follow to configure the headphones from the console. These steps are in the quick guide. I recommend using this configuration to get the best out of these headphones.
The audio is very good and depending on the needs of each one you can choose one of the presets as well as activate the Superhuman Hearing option which boost highs and mids to get the most clear detailed sound, if you are in the competitive scene or it is important for you to hear the minimum noise in the game may be useful, being able to monitor your voice seems to me an extra that is appreciated. The microphone works correctly and clearly, I have no complaints but it does not exceed my expectations, however it fully meets its function, with the Flip-to-Mute function it is very simple and practical to mute the microphone.
The headphones are light but not that light, you have to remember that the fact that they are wireless makes them a little heavier, however for periods of 2 to 3 hours I have not felt any discomfort, the ear cups foam is very soft and fits very well to my head, I do not use glasses but these headphones can be used with some on.
In summary, it seems to me that making an investment to have mobility, battery that lasts more than 24hrs, different audio presets, voice monitoring, Superhuman Hearing, an easy to mute microphone and best of all designed exclusively for Xbox is well worth it, if you want to give a plus to your console and gameplay I can definitely recommend these bluetooth headphones.
I got an Xbox Series X when they were released in 2021. At that point, my fiancé took over the Xbox One X. She loves playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and really liked the idea of adding the gaming console to her office. One thing she has been missing though is an easy-to-use set of wireless headphones. This Turtle Beach was just what the doctor ordered.
This model appears to be a one-step upgrade from the previous model that was released in September 2020. This version of the headset has some subtle differences including:
the inclusion of DTS Headphone: X
an increased battery life (to 24 hours)
only being compatible with the Xbox console
increased sensitivity (99.95 decibels adjusted)
a mute function
the amplified audio functionality (Refined ear cup acoustics and expertly tuned 50mm speakers are powerfully driven to give you accurate, immersive audio)
The setup of the headset was super easy. You just plug the USB receiver into a USB-A port on your Xbox (we used the one on the front) and the headset automatically connects to it. The Xbox automatically switches over to using the headset as the output audio source. Out of the box, this headset did have a charge to it, but it’s always a good practice to charge headphones before using them - especially for longer periods of time.
My fiancé fired up RDR2 and played for a while as she got used to the headphones. At first she only had the standard stereo sound mode enabled, which she said was clear and very easy to hear sounds in the environment. She quickly kicked on the Superhuman Hearing sound setting and she said it was a total game changer (no pun intended).
She has played through RDR2 twice now and she is just taking advantage of free play in story mode. There were sounds she said she had never heard before using that sound mode. One of the things she really likes about the sound quality is how enveloped she felt with the enhanced sound from the headphones.
As far as noise isolation goes, the ear cups enclosed her ears completely and even without the sound on, she was able to drown out some of the ambient sound in the room. She said once she started playing the game she couldn’t hear anything around her. This actually bothered her a little because she thought I might sneak up on her while she was playing and she wouldn’t be able to hear me. That said, it really helped her enjoy the game even more than usual.
The headphones were plenty loud. My fiancé loved how she could control the sound directly on the side of the headphones. It was very easy to turn the dial up and down to adjust the volume. She really liked that it was an analog dial instead of a button or a touch-sensitive control.
As far as comfort goes, the headset is lightweight and easy to wear with glasses. The box actually states that they are ‘glasses-friendly.’ My fiancé said that her ears were comfortable and didn’t get hot or sweaty, but the longer she played the more she noticed that the top of her head was hurting right where the headband was resting.
If she moved it around a little she was able to shift the discomfort for a little while, but it eventually came back. She said she started noticing it after about 90 minutes of gameplay. She also said it wasn’t a deal-breaker for her but it was noticeable enough to cause her to stop playing after that long so that the ache didn’t get worse.
Aside from the actual headset’s functionality and use, there was only one issue my fiancé had with these headphones - the instructions. After reading some of the instruction booklet and noticing that the parts didn’t match and after attempting to update the firmware via her MacBook Air (the Turtle Beach Audio Hub is available for Windows and Mac), we discovered that the instructions included were for the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Max headphones and not the Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB Wireless Amplified Gaming Headset, which is the model she has.
This is something that should be alleviated as soon as possible because the two different models have different hardware options and different setup methods. The front of the literature packet says to upgrade the firmware before using the headphones, but if you visit turtlebeach, the Audio Hub page says, “...Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB for Xbox headsets are ready to go! No firmware update is needed. MacOS compatibility for these models coming soon.” We didn’t see this bit of information until after we had attempted to connect the headset to the hub a few different ways (using different USB cables, different ports, etc.).
When the headset didn’t connect, we went back to the Turtle Beach website and found this information. As you can imagine, the incorrect instruction packet made the setup process frustrating. The only reason that my fiancé got the headset connected is because she plugged the USB receiver into the Xbox just to see what would happen if she did it. It was a last ditch effort after she had been messing with the Audio Hub/firmware issue for a while.
If the correct instructions had been included, this headset would have gotten a higher review. They sound great and they work really well with the Xbox.
If you're able to contact our Support Team and provide them with images of the incorrect manual you received, it would be greatly appreciated. That team can be reached right from the support section of the Turtle Beach website.
Design, Ease of use
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Well designed headset that sounds great
I just unboxed the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gaming Headset. The box contains the headset, USB dongle, a USB/A to USBc cable, and an instruction booklet with a sticker.
I plugged the dongle into my gaming PC, and it just kept trying to connect. The headset would beep, then the PC speaker, back and forth, over, and over. So, I tried a different USB port and no problem. It must be the PC USB port on my stand. The one that worked was directly into the back of the monitor (it’s an HP all-in-one). So that set, I think I’ll just play an old game and see how it does. I try to fire up Command and Conquer, but it’s so old through the Origin App, it has the DirectX 8.1 issue. I’ll deal with that later. So, what’s a new game that shouldn’t have any issues. Madden 22 sounds good. I get the game going and the sound is great. There’s a pretty long intro and I get pretty immersed in the sound. One thing that distracts me at the beginning is the heft of this headset. It weighs a bit. The website says it's 1.39 pounds. As I start playing the game (of course I’m KC) the roar of the crowd sounds great. So much so that I have to turn the volume down a bit. The volume control is nicely located behind the left ear. I like the controls, especially the mode and power controls being buttons and the volume controls being wheels. It’s easy to operate without looking and/or removing the headset. I haven’t spent much time with this game, and I score a TD in the first drive by intercepting a pass from Carr and scoring a TD with Jones! Doing that just got me into playing the game and forgetting about the heavy headset. I continued to play and had the Raiders scoreless until the fourth quarter. Being up 30+ points, I went into prevent defense and chewing up the clock, ending the game at 32-7. The weight never became an issue again, but I did find myself hanging it around my neck as I tried to figure out how to use Nvidia’s screen grab. I couldn’t remember what CTRL key to use, so I used Windows Snip tool as my keyboard has a button for that. I’ll post a pic below. As stated, game sound was impressive and with so many headsets not going loud enough, the Stealth 600 was great, and I had to turn it down. My next test is to see how loud I can listen to a song on iTunes at.
I have to switch PC’s and I open iTunes; I choose something old that I know has bass. Run DMC’s It’s Tricky for the first song. I press the mode button and it takes a few tries to figure it out. There four beeps, one for mode 1, 2 for mode two, etc. Mode 2 has bass, but mode three has bass, treble and good vocals. So, for me, mode three for music. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t even bother with mode while playing Madden 22. The sound was awesome right out of the box. I heard the roar of the crowd at Arrowhead and Mahomes calling out the blue lady. I think mode one works great, but I will try the other three next time I play. I try another song, Metallica’s Enter Sandman. It’s got great bass from the intro and it’s loud, but not loud enough (is it ever?). Any louder on a headset might not be great for my ears! The sound on both songs is clear, one being an Mp3 and the other Apple Lossless m4a. If I had one issue with the headset, it’s when nothing is playing, I hear either a low rumble or a hiss. The rumble sounds like the headset it picking up some interference from the PC and the hiss sound like I have tinnitus. But once the game or music starts, I don’t hear either one.
Lastly, something I wish headset manufacturers would do is create a spot to store the dongle. Like wireless mice have. Maybe in the top of the strap or on the side of one of the ear cups. With so many dongles, losing or misplacing one makes it difficult to keep track of which one goes with what. A simple design change would be appreciated from this user. At this price point, I’d say to anyone that the headset is a great buy. The volume gets loud enough for me, and it’s designed very well. My only real complaint is the weight, so know that going in.
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 gen 2 is a great budget friendly headset that offers all the basic amenities needed for gaming all without breaking the bank. Similar to the gen 1 version you will find that you still have some of the features needed to give you a step up with your gaming such as the super human feature setting.
The headset is a pretty basic set up which allows you to game wirelessly for up to 24 hours before needing a charge. The headset can be paired with both the Xbox or PC and while i have not tried it with a ps4 or ps5 i honestly see no reason as to why it would not work with those consoles. When connected to a PC you can download the free app which allows for a couple features. Through the app you can update the firmware and currently right now you can only adjust mic monitor levels and tone levels. There are no gate or equalizer balance adjustment but that can all be changed with future updates possibly. The headset comes with a flip up/down mic mute feature which is very ascetically pleasing. When you wish to mute the mic simply flip it up and the mic blends perfectly with the side of the ear cup. One side of the mic offers tow volume dials, one for game volume and one for mic volume allowing you to get the desired balance between in game audio and voice chat audio. Simply pressing the power button after the mic has been turned on will allow for the superhuman feature to be turned on. For those not familiar with this feature what this does is amplify alot of your background noises which is usually drowned out. For example you are able to hear footsteps and reloading alot more clearly and from which direction it is coming from which allows you to prepare for oncoming enemies in games such as Pubg and Cod. This does come at a sacrifice to audio quality as it compress everything however if your trying to get the upper hand in a combat style pvp game then that shouldn't matter too much. One thing i want to note which stood out right away was the comfort level. The frame design is a hard plastic design with cushion earcups. The frame and cushions were very rigid out of the box and this headset does require a decent amount of break in time. The first few uses were very uncomfortable however after about 24 hours of use i have finally started to feel as if they are breaking in and becoming comfortable to wear for longer periods of gaming. Audio quality is pretty decent however at this price point don't expect it to blow you away. There is on 360 or Saptial audio so if your the kind of person that is looking for the immersion factor when gaming you may want to pass on this however audio quality is not horrible just nothing special.
All in all that's pretty much it in the way of features. This is a basic headset the gets the job done and does it all without leaving you broke. The audio quality is sure to please most people however for those people that are audiophiles you may want to pass on this set up as it may leave you wanting more.
These hit all the basics that you need for a gaming headset. Mic volume control separate from the sound volume control, USB C charging, easy to mute mic, and a comfortable for extended gaming sessions. The mic is clear according to others on the other side and I could clearly hear them as well. A bonus is the USB C stick does slow red blink when your headphones are muted which makes for a great visual cue as sometimes, I forget to unmute. These work great with your Xbox or a windows 10 computer, no other device I tested was compatible. The audio is immersive and more than sufficient for my needs. I couldn’t notice any lag which is necessary in a gaming headset.
The build quality is okay, not amazing, it isn’t going to break but it is all plastic and feels like it. The USB stick is USB A with no USB C adapter, just be aware of that if you are limited on your USB A ports. The other problem with the USB stick is that it isn’t small, on an Xbox that doesn’t move this isn’t a problem at all, on a laptop, depending on how often you move surfaces and use it in not gaming modes (such as to watch a video, there is a chance undue pressure can be put on the stick if you’re not careful.
The wireless range left a little bit to be desired, between rounds I would go grab water or something and with the mic control on the headset I would just keep chatting, but the kitchen was out of range, so I’d lose connection for a few min or I’d have to bring my laptop. The 30’ wireless range is extremely accurate, and you aren’t going to get any more than that out of it.
Overall, I think they are a great option for value.
Media and mic volume control
Lift to mute mic
Good sound quality
Size of USB stick
USB A stick instead of USB C
I have been in need of a wireless headset for my Series X and was searching for a wireless pair of headphones. It took sometime and I finally have the right pair. I ended up with the Turtle Beach Stealth 600. So, let’s start this review
Opening the box, it is basic and has what you need the headset, wireless USB dongle and a thick USB type C charging cable. I like that the headset is white and it is a simple design so far so good. All of the buttons and volume controls are found on the left side and I am left-handed so that is a plus in my book. This headset so far is great out of the box let us move along to the next topic of discussion.
Putting on the headset I immediately noticed just how comfortable it is with the added padding for the top where it rests on your head. I really appreciated that along with the extra cushion that are in the ear cups. There is plenty of flex and you can stretch the plastic to a certain degree without fear of breaking the headset. While this is made of plastic it isn’t a rigid type that breaks with any kind of movement. The only concern over time is the head band adjustment I do not know if it will hold up over time but I will see in due time.
The mic is a small arm that extends and is not detachable like some headsets so there is no way to lose it. I can appreciate that especially if you have kids, we all know how that can work out. Speaking of the mic let’s dive into audio quality the sound is rich and you have different modes to explore. While I toggled it and tested it out, I just stick with the default audio profile.
I tested out a number of different games thanks to Gamepass I tried FPS, RPG, Sports, Indie games and it all sounds amazing. I really appreciated the clarity especially while playing Battlefield 4. No one had trouble hearing me and I was able to hear my party without issue.
I also tested it out using Netflix and while it isn’t a hi fidelity home stereo set you won’t be disappointed it does as advertised. Just remember that this isn’t a substitute for a Dolby Atmos setup.
I attempted to plug it in and charge prior to my initial use and it wouldn’t charge. I was surprised that this came fully charged out of the box so there was no need charge the battery. I was able to get roughly 17-19 hours and have charged the headset about twice in two days. Not bad if you ask me. I forgot to track how long it took to fully charge the headset I normally just charge it after a gaming session if need be.
:::Pros & Cons:::
- Lag free
- Long battery life
- Every button and volume control are located too closely
The Turtle beach stealth 600 is a pretty good headset with good battery life and is comfortable for long gaming and media sessions. Of course, this is subjective and one size does not fit all some folk have bigger ears, various sized head shapes & whatnot. But for myself this meets my needs and personal tastes. I have never tried the first gen but the second gen headset is good for me.