Futureproofing is always a good thing, and that’s just one of the advantages you get with the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 for PS4.
With the PlayStation 5 just around the corner, and its object-based 3D audio, you may be after a wireless headset that supports the functionality, and this one delivers. Well, it promises to, as we don’t have a PS5 handy as yet to test them on!
An evolution of the very popular Turtle Beach Stealth 600, these couldn’t be easier to get going. Just plug the USB transmitter into a spare USB port on the PS4, press the power switch on the headset itself, wait a few seconds for it to sync up and then get about your gaming business.
If that gaming business happens to include chat, then the mic here will come in handy. Larger than its predecessor, it’s offers flip-to-mute functionality, with pleasing little “it’s down” and “it’s up” beepy melodies that play when you switch off and on. Our testing had us coming through loud and clear to others – the consensus being that this is a good quality microphone. Also handy is that when it’s not needed it folds neatly into a cutaway in the headset.
The left earcup is where the button action is, where a USB-C charging socket (a cable is provided) is accompanied by an on/off switch, ‘Mode’ selection (for variations on bass/treble boost), plus volume and mic monitoring dials.
Comfort is always a key necessity when looking at a headset, and Turtle Beach have made efforts to provide it with soft, meshy ear coverings that are very breathable, and are also very glasses friendly. The unit itself offers rotating earcups to get just the right fit over your lugs, that couple well with clicky adjustment channels that allow the nicely padded headband to expand for bigger bonces. Despite the entire unit being made of plastic, it feels sturdy but, as with any headset, it will need to be looked after.
Turtle Beach claim that the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 offer 15 hours of play per charge, but we found that to actually be a very conservative figure, as we powered past that number (over a few sessions).
Ultimately, the key criteria for whether a headset is worth considering is the sound. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 delivers via 50mm drivers that bely their affordable price point. Bass sounds great, and with the mode selection there’ll most likely be a balance to suit everybody’s taste.
If an affordable wireless gaming headset is what you’re after, then we do suggest that you check these out – and just think, they’re going to sound even better come PS5 time!
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 wireless gaming headset is available now for PS4/PS5 (as reviewed) and also for Xbox, each in both black and white.