Stealth 600 Gen 2 Review: Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4

The Stealth generation from Turtle Beach has found real success with both PC and console gamers. The brand returns today with a revisited version of this bestseller with a generation two. We had the opportunity to test the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2, here is our opinion.

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2

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Headset Global

Although Turtle Beach helmets tend to look the same, they are nonetheless comfortable and very practical to use since they were designed according to user feedback. Here is a full detail of the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2. It should also be noted that this test does not compare with the first generation.

Frame

In our case, the helmet is white, but it also has a black version. At first glance and even to the touch, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 looks “plastic” and at first glance, we doubt its comfort. It is nonetheless not less pleasant since the choice of components allows first of all to reduce its weight, but also to make it more solid.

Its light appearance is a point that is confirmed from the first use. It is thus possible, coupled with the choice of foam for the headband and the ear cups, to use it over long sessions with permanent comfort. For the headband, we remain on the classic with an adjustment via a slide and a comfortable foam that runs on the upper part of the helmet.

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Headsets

The essential element of the helmet, associated with the headband, represent the hearing part, but also the comfort of the device. To do this, Turtle Beach, with a certain experience, decided to offer shape memory foams encompassed by fabrics. To the touch as to the use, it is an interesting and comfortable combination.

However, they are still much thinner than those of the Elite Atlas Aero that we tested recently. This difference does not really impact the gaming experience but could be an important detail depending on the expectations of the players.

Also, we find there the compatibility with the glasses which seems to be a point mastered by Turtle Beach. Although it does not have a means of modification like the Elite Atlas Aero, glasses wearers can easily be tempted by this aspect. The atria are also not removable.

With an overall oval shape, the ear cups perfectly encompass all types of ears although they are very snug. Once again, this point will remain with the appreciation of each one since they in no way interfere with its use or even its comfort. We just feel in a much more closed space which also gives a feeling of total tightness.

Buttons and Knobs

There are two each, they allow freehand adjustment of essential elements such as sound or microphone feedback for the dials, but also the switching on of the headphones or the activation of Superhuman hearing mode on the buttons. As a reminder concerning this last point, it is an exclusive Turtle Beach that allows you to accentuate most noises in order to have a more attentive and precise listening of the environment that surrounds you. So you hear footsteps or reloading sounds more easily during a game of FPS for example. All you have to do is play!

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We noted this during the test on the Elite Atlas Aero helmet, but the buttons are located on the back of the left ear cup. We, therefore, find the brand of Turtle Beach but accompanied by a slight improvement. During previous tests, we inadvertently engaged the buttons or knobs when we took the helmet in hand to equip or unequip it. For the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2, the discomfort is less since the location is slightly different, all on a smaller helmet.

Software

The software is not yet available, the article will be updated as soon as it is.

Microphone

While the microphone isn’t the most important part of choosing a headset, it’s still useful.

Note, however, that its rocking side is very pleasant since it allows to integrate naturally into the frame of the helmet, but makes the microphone more rigid and far enough away from your mouth.

Editorial Review

In short, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 headset is a good headset that lacks a bit of background though. The sound is pleasant but deserves more bass and a slightly less clear timbre. However, it is still nice if you don’t want to use it at a volume that’s too high. Beyond that, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is comfortable even after long hours of games or work. However, the charging cable does not allow use while plugged in which can easily become frustrating.

For the rest, overall, the headset remains in a classic good value for money by offering interesting audio and microphone content, but fairly neutral. The microphone rendering is quite faithful, but its rigidity and its omnidirectional aspect position it far enough from the face which can become restrictive if there are several of you in the same room.

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Conclusion

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 headset is thus an improvement on its award-winning predecessor. Comfortable, robust, and with a fairly faithful audio and microphone rendering, it remains a very good traveling companion. Associated with buttons and knobs capable of adjusting the headset on the fly, it is a fairly complete device that the brand offers us. We will only regret not seeing it in one version compatible on all platforms.

  • Lightweight and comfortable frame
  • Powerful and retractable microphone
  • Overall sound rendering
  • Wireless with long-range and good battery life
  • Handy buttons
  • Superhearing
  • The choice between PlayStation or Xbox
  • Rigid and not suitable if there are several of you in the room
  • Which lacks depth
  • Charging cable too short

Characteristics

  • Connection: Wireless
  • Compatibility: Xbox One and Series X / Win 10 PC / Attention, another version allows PlayStation and Nintendo Switch compatibility
  • Response frequency: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Battery: 15 h – 900 mAh, rechargeable lithium-polymer
  • Microphone: Folding and omnidirectional
  • Earphones: 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Pad shape: extra-auricular with memory
  • Colors: White or black for the 600 Gen 2 version / Only Black for the 700

Unboxing

Turtle Beach helmets are used to being comfortably installed in the heart of a cardboard packaging that allows total protection both of the helmet, but also of the many components that accompany it, here is the list:

  • The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 helmet
  • Wireless USB Transmitter
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Turtle Beach Sticker

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