Leading peripherals company Turtle Beach have revealed their new headsets compatible with both current generation consoles and the upcoming Xbox Series X and PS5.
Gaming headset brand Turtle Beach recently revealed their next generation of wireless gaming headsets for next-gen consoles Xbox Series X and PS5. The Stealth 700 Gen 2 and Stealth 600 Gen 2 will be compatible with both the new consoles and current ones (PS4 and Xbox One), and like their current offering of headsets, PlayStation and Xbox consoles will each get their own versions. With the new generation comes a brand-new design and quality of life features. Actually, one of the new headsets already released on August 16 — the Stealth 600 Gen 2 for PS4 and PS5.
The Gen 2 lineup includes:
- Stealth 600 Gen 2 (PS4 and PS5) – Available in black and white versions. Released on August 16, 2020.
- Stealth 600 Gen 2 (Xbox One and Xbox Series X) – Available in black and white versions. Releasing on September 20, 2020.
- Stealth 700 Gen 2 (PS4 and PS5) – Available in black. Releasing on September 20, 2020.
- Stealth 700 Gen 2 (Xbox One and Xbox Series X) – Available in black. Releasing on September 20, 2020.
Both models are wireless headsets, coming in at $99.95 for the Stealth 600 Gen 2 and $149.95 for the Stealth 700 Gen 2. The Stealth 600 Gen 2 features a large, high-sensitivity, flip-to-mute mic, a new shape to the ear cushions that make them glasses friendly, 50mm speakers, and better headband and hinge design to help improve durability. The Stealth 600 Gen 2 features 15-hour battery life.
Meanwhile, the Stealth 700 Gen 2 features Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to connect the headset to the Turtle Beach Audio Hub app and have the ability to take calls or listen to music while connected to your console. Everything else in the Stealth 700 is similar to the 600, but upgraded. It boasts a 20-hour battery life, is also glasses friendly, has a metal-reinforced headband for even more durability, and the speakers are 50mm Nanoclear speakers surrounded by cooling gel-infused memory foam ear cushions.
I haven’t had a chance to test either of them yet, so I can’t comment on how much more comfort, durability, and better sound the Stealth 700 Gen 2 has over the Stealth 600 Gen 2 for a $50 difference. That said, neither are in that $250+ range so they’re more affordable than some competitors’ offerings.
If you were worried about purchasing a headset now because new consoles are coming out soon and you want to get something compatible with them, Sony did say that PS4 headsets will work on PS5.