Quick Time Review: Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 (PS4/PS5)

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Posted April 28, 2021 by Andrew Semicek in Video Games

Pros

  • The overall look of the headsets look cleaner and less “plasticy and toy like” than the Gen 1s.
  • Audio quality is AMAZING even with superhuman audio disabled.
  • Cooling gel infused headset cushions feel incredible and never irritate your ears and creates a great audio isolation from external noises without the need of active noise cancelling.
  • Bluetooth enabled headset allows for an additional audio source which is something no other headset provides at that price range.
  • Mic that flips into the left headset allows the form factor to remain intact and lets the headset be utilized for everyday use without looking like a gaming headset.
  • Smaller USB dongle without the need of a optical cable connection is a great change.
  • Even after wearing the headset for 8+ hours it never became uncomfortable and the battery lasted nearly all day without needing a charge.
  • Battery level indicated by voice prompt as you turn on the headset is a great feature that needs to be implemented in other devices.

Cons

  • Less features than Gen 1s (active noise cancelling and firmware updates via phone app)
  • Syncing issues with PS5 (would need to restart the PS5 and the 700s to get audio to sync, this only happened a handful of times but was still annoying).
  • No cross platform capability with Xbox (PC does work though).
  • Headband may be too small for larger heads.

In Summary

The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2s have become my daily use headsets for my PS5 replacing the Astro A50s i was using previously. For $150 these are the BEST headsets to get for the PS5 if you’re not looking to spend more than $200 for a headset that has many of the same features as these but for a much higher price with worse audio quality. If you’re on the market for a new pair and want a high quality product look no further than these.


About the Author

Andrew Semicek

Owner and Founder of We The Nerdy. HUGE fan of all things Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Spider-Man. Possible Time Lord but he can't find his TARDIS (his chameleon circuit actually works) and loves to talk about nerdy things!