Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 Headset Review

Today we’re going to review the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 Xbox version. This headset is available on both Playstation and Xbox. The one that I have been given is the Xbox version and let’s explore the features, comfort, and sound quality.

In a glance:

  • Officially Licensed by Microsoft for Xbox
  • Upgraded, 80+ Hour Battery Life
  • Proprietary, Lag-free 2.4GHz Wireless Connection + Bluetooth 5.2
  • 50mm Nanoclear Speakers for Powerful, Amplified Audio
  • Uni-Directional Mic for Clear chat with teammates
  • Comfortable, Glasses-Friendly Ear Cushions

What’s in the box:

  • Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 USB Wireless Amplified Gaming Headset
  • Wireless USB Transmitter
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Turtle Beach Sticker

Design and Comfort

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 applies subtle but meaningful improvements across the headset’s design. It’s a better headset than the original Stealth 600. The ear cups are a comfortable fit for me. However, I find the headband to be slightly on the tight side. But it is not too uncomfortable anyway. Maybe it’s just because I have a big head. It is also worth noting that the headset is suitable for those who wear glasses. 

Sound Quality

Now, let’s talk about the sound. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 gives top-notch audio quality. Whether you’re playing Call of Duty or exploring the open worlds of Cyberpunk 2077, this headset provides clear and detailed sound. The microphone is ample and true to its input, making communication seamless during multiplayer games. And also you just have to flip the mic to mute it.

I’ve been listening to music with this headset via PC and I must say it’s been great. The bass is punchy and the mid is just right. Given its plug-and-play with the included USB transmitter. It’s convenient.

Wireless Gaming Experience

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 offers low latency over non-Bluetooth wireless connections, ensuring your audio and video stay perfectly in sync while gaming. It seamlessly syncs with your Xbox consoles, making setup hassle-free. This headset is compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S & Xbox One.

Battery Life

This headset boasts an upgraded long-lasting 24-hour battery life. Plus, there is a 15-minute quick charging for an extra 8.5 hours should you need it.

Tech Specifications

  • Compatibility: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC – Windows 10 & up, USB 2.0 or higher, PS5 & PS4, Nintendo Switch, Bluetooth Equipped Mobile Devices, Steam Deck
  • Connectivity: Wireless, Bluetooth
  • Drivers: 50mm Nanoclear
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Microphone: Uni-Directional, Flip-to-Mute
  • Ear-cushion Material: Athletic Weave Fabric, Memory Foam
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Polymer

Additional Features

Glasses Friendly

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 rest 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’s 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. It’s a pretty good feature to try out if you play high-intensity, competitive, first-person-shooter games like Valorant, Rainbow Six: Siege or Counter-Strike 2 where hearing every sound matters.

Mic Monitoring

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 the 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.

USB-C Charging

The included USB-C cable provides fast charging and easy firmware updates via Windows PC or Mac.

Quick Switch

A QuickSwitch button easily and quickly switches between the 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connection.

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 USB Headset Xbox Review Conclusion

In conclusion, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 is a well-rounded headset that offers significant improvements over its predecessor. With its officially licensed status by Microsoft, this headset ensures seamless compatibility with Xbox consoles, delivering an immersive and lag-free gaming experience. The upgraded 80+ hour battery life and quick-charging feature make it a reliable choice for long gaming sessions.

The design enhancements, such as the comfortable, glasses-friendly ear cushions, make it suitable for extended use, even for those who wear glasses. While the headband might be a bit tight for some, the overall comfort level is commendable. The sound quality stands out with its powerful 50mm speakers, providing clear and detailed audio for both games and music. The Gen 3 mic offers clear communication, essential for multiplayer gaming.

Additional features like the Superhuman Hearing sound setting, easy access to audio presets, and built-in mic monitoring further enhance the gaming experience. The strengthened headband and hinge design add to the headset’s durability, ensuring it can withstand intense gaming sessions over time. The inclusion of USB-C charging and the wireless USB transmitter contribute to its convenience and ease of use.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 is a reasonably priced headset that delivers where it matters. If you want convenience, comfort, and solid sound quality for your gaming sessions, do consider this headset. Turtle Beach has outdone itself with this second-generation revision. At the time of writing, you can get them at your local retailers like JB Hi-Fi for A$179 (RRP A$179.95). 

Disclosure: Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 3 review sample was supplied for reviewing

About Harsono Setiono

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