Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Full Review | Gaming headset test

Check out the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2, the new version of the gaming headset that will allow you to play online with your friends comfortably, wirelessly and for long hours!

The end of the year is approaching fast and like every year, it will be synonymous with big releases, new games and even this year new consoles. 

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Full Review

Like all good gamers, you are demanding on the sound in order to be able to immerse yourself in your games. Whether it's during your solo sessions in a good narrative game or online with your friends.

Today, Digitalisia offers you a test of the new version of Turtle Beach headsets and the Stealth 600 range. This second generation evolves and offers a rather nice headset for your video game experiences. Let's see if it's worth a look!

To begin this test, a little tour of the packaging and the contents of the box. First of all, we specify "for PS4". And as you can see on the box on the left picture, yes, the headset is only compatible on PS4 (and PC/Mac). So if you're a cross-platform gamer and you own the Xbox One... The headset will not be compatible. For the Switch, it will be possible to make the headset compatible when you play in "docked" mode on the TV. But for the Xbox, this PS4 headset will not work.

For that, you will have to buy the Xbox version available right here. This is already a bad point for this Turtle Beach Stealth 600 second generation. The headset being offered at $99.99, ONLY $79.99, it will not be able to satisfy you on all your consoles. And that's not really good news.

The content of the pack is basic. You'll find the headset, a USB dongle that connects your headset to your PS4 or PC, a user manual, a charging cable (which could have been a little longer), and some Turtle Beach stickers that go well. Note that the charging cable is only USB Type-C with no base to plug it into an outlet. So you'll have to search for your headset either via an adapter or directly on your PC or PS4.

But as we just said, the cable being relatively short, it will not be possible to play and charge your headset at the same time (unless you are on a laptop). And for the time being, that's a shame too. Fortunately, the autonomy of the headset is rather correct with about 15 hours of use before having to recharge it.

As for the comfort of this helmet. At first glance, the headset looks quite "plastic", a bit like the entry-level Recon 70 model that we tested last spring. However, when you take a closer look, the finish of the Stealth 600 Gen 2 is much better and this will be felt when using it and its comfort is not negligible.

The Turtle Beach  headset is indeed quite light thanks to the choice of the various components. It remains nevertheless rather solid and of good quality thanks to a reinforced arch and hinges. All of this allows you to play long sessions before feeling some discomfort. For my part, I could also use it during long sessions of video editing without feeling any particular discomfort after two or three hours of use. It's only after a long time that the headset started to become a little uncomfortable in the ears. But as for the rest, no real problems to report.

This is made possible by the headband, which has several levels of adjustment and a comfortable foam that covers the entire headband and is slightly thicker than the Recon 70.

At the level of the earpieces, Turtle Beach opts for memory foam. All covered with fabric. And inevitably, it is very pleasant once the headset on the head and ears. However, they are not very thick, which causes this famous small discomfort after two to three hours of use. This is still relatively correct compared to some headsets that become unpleasant after the first hour of use.

On its website, Turtle Beach specifies that the headset allows a perfect compatibility with glasses. Not owning one, I could not judge this aspect of the headset, but according to the few feedbacks from our colleagues, the headset would indeed be rather pleasant to wear even for players with glasses. 

Turtle Beach says that this is made possible by a softer area where your glasses are placed. Thus, the pressure on your glasses is less important, and you play comfortably.

The ear cushions are extra-auricular which allows a better immersion in the games with a rather pleasant sound. The headset has 50 mm earpieces with neodymium magnets with a frequency of 20 Hz - 20 kHz. The sound is therefore quite nice, even if it lacks bass. Note also that the earpieces rotate on the horizontal axis, as well as on the vertical axis.

  • The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 connection via the USB dongle is instantaneous and very fast. The headset does not have a Bluetooth connection (reserved for the Stealth 700 models), so you are forced to go through the dongle whether on PS4, Xbox One, PC or Mac. But rest assured, it works very well and you have absolutely nothing to do.
  • The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 headset has several buttons and knobs that are at your fingertips. If at first it seems a bit complicated and you take off the headset to see where you put your finger, after a few hours of use it becomes a reflex and it is very convenient.

We have a first button to turn on or off the helmet. A second button to activate the Superhuman Hearing. For those who do not know this technology, it is a specificity of Turtle Beach headsets that allows players to hear the slightest sound in game. As Turtle Beach states on its official website, thanks to this technology, it will be possible to hear "crucial noises that were previously almost inaudible. The sound of an enemy's footsteps lurking behind your back, the clatter of a weapon reloading before an ambush or the roar of a vehicle carrying reinforcements in the distance.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 headset also features a volume control, as well as a dial to adjust the feedback of your microphone. Finally, there's also a button to change the equalizer mode of your headset.

Now to the microphone. The latter is rocker (very practical) and once again improves the voice chat with a microphone sensitive enough, but not letting too much noise through. However, the latter is relatively good quality and allows us to exchange clearly with our friends during online games without having the famous robotic voice not very pleasant. The microphone can be activated or deactivated via the toggle and is easily integrated into the headset when it is deactivated.


  • - Connections : USB dongle
  • - Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • - Headphones: 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • - Cable length: -
  • - Built-in controls: Master volume control, mic return control, Superhuman Hearing activation, EQ mode change
  • - Microphone: omnidirectional, rocker and non-detachable, can be muted with a flick of the wrist
  • - Headband padding: synthetic leather with foam
  • Ear cushion covering: extra ear cushion (closed), fabric and memory foam


Lightweight and comfortable thanks to its memory foam ear cushions, practical in the layout of its buttons to best adjust the headset for an optimal experience, very discreet microphone, practical, and good quality, wireless with good autonomy, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 of the second generation is a nice headset that will satisfy a large number of gamers for more or less long gaming sessions.

If on the whole, the headset is not optimal, it remains nevertheless very correct for the price proposed. The only big flaw we can reproach it for is that it does not take into account PS4 and Xbox One compatibility. The fact that you have to choose one of the two consoles could be a hindrance for some players who use both media. 

Good news though, Turtle Beach has already confirmed that PS4 headsets will be compatible on PS5, just like Xbox One headsets will be on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S!

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