Recently we were given the chance to try out and review the recently released Stealth 600 Gen 2 Max Headset and for anyone that doesn’t know, Turtle Beach are well known in the gaming headset market as perhaps one of the best go-to gaming headset providers these days, and for good reason. With a wide range of products and an even wider spectrum of pricing, they’ve established themselves as one of the biggest gaming peripheral providers on the market.
Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 MAX – High Spec at a Low Price
Designed specifically for the Xbox, the Stealth 600 Gen 2 MAX headset also comes with a USB adapter that pops straight into any console, PC or other hardware and is instantly connected and usable. Featuring ‘Immersive 3D Audio for PS5’, it’ll feel like you’re in the middle of a firefight, swarm of rats on in the stadium when playing a sports game, and it doesn’t struggle with any of it. There’s also a setting called ‘Superhuman Hearing’, which’ll be of great use especially to Call of Duty players, as the aforementioned 3D Audio gets boosted until you can hear your enemies opening a door or letting off a flurry of gunshots hundreds of meters away.
Anyone familiar with Turtle Beach headsets will be aware of the battery life concerns of the earlier models, however, this is just a distant memory with the latest release boasting a huge 48 hour battery life. I played through the entire campaign of A Plague Tale: Requiem, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well as some of the multiplayer of the latter over the course of a week. In that time, it was charged only once. Towards the end of the battery life the headset would periodically warn me that it was nearly dead through a series of beeps when turning it on, but other than that, there was no noticeable degradation in the quality of sound hitting my ear drums.
Another big plus to this new headset is the clarity of the ‘flip to mute’ microphone. Whilst playing with a friend on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, he unfortunately got an earful when my dog decided to try and flip his food bowl. His response made me realise how good the mic was, ‘unfortunately for me, I heard every word of your loud shouting at the dog misbehaving, with absolutely no disruption, crackle or dropout’. And the same could be said in reverse when even over the explosions and gunshots, I could still make out exactly what he was saying with ease, with neither the voice chat or game audio overpowering the other.
The only thing I can criticize about the headset as a whole is that after three or four hours using it, my ears would be hurting from the extended use, but after a quick adjustment, the pressure would go and the headset would be comfortable again.
Especially with the current sales going on leading up to Christmas, this headset’s quality far outweighs its price tag, but even at full price it’d feel like a steal whilst actually using it, and its one I’ll continue using for a long while to come.
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 MAX Headset was used and reviewed on a headset provided by LickPR.