Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max review.
It’s finally here, Turtle Beach has a successor to the Stealth 700 series. The stealth 700 series has a special place for me, it was my favorite affordable headset. Now they are back with a second generation and we were allowed to work with it.
The Stealth 700 Gen 2 max has brought with it some major changes, one of which is the cross platform functionality. Physically, it’s pretty much the same, with some minor edits. But by means of the wireless adapter and the switch, it is possible to use the headset on the Xbox, Playstation and PC. In addition, there is of course Bluetooth, which ensures that you can use the headset anywhere.
Another good upgrade is the battery, the headset now easily lasts about 40 hours, which is almost double what the previous one did. The max version is also slightly more expensive than the regular Gen 2. You do get a device for this money that is compatible with everything.
The controls are identical to the Gen 2 model, only you won’t find the Xbox sync button on the side. You have the volume control disks, a chat volume disk. This can also be set, so you can choose via the app what you want on this drive, such as bluetooth, microphone, etc. It gives just a few more options to fine-tune the headset. In addition, we find the mode button, with which you can switch between various functions, it will default to SuperHuman Hearing, but you can customize this via the app. Then we find the on / off button and followed by the bluetooth button. And last but not least you will find a control light and the USB-C input.
So what we don’t find is a 3.5mm port, it’s the port that we see disappearing the most lately and so here too. So you can’t listen wired, if you still want to.
Then it is of course important how the headset fits. I can be really tight about this, the headset fits wonderfully on your head with large foam earmuffs. The headset can be adjusted quite well for the head and does not feel very heavy. The foam contains Turtle Beach’s Aerofit cooling gen-infused memory foam, so it stays cool on your head and with the hot days, the sweat will not run down your ears. It also fits very tightly on your head and around your ears, without actually becoming annoying. That is really an advantage for me, sometimes you have a headset that just presses on a spot and then starts hurting itself. Here I didn’t notice that at all after a long session.
Furthermore, as mentioned, the headset can be completely customized to your own liking, with Bluetooth and the Turtle Beach Audio Hub you can choose various audio options. There are four standard EQ modes to choose from, signature sound, bass boost, bass and treble boost and vocal boost. Then there is also the Custom EQ, here you can set everything yourself. In addition, as mentioned earlier, the headset also has the Superhuman hearing mode, which adjusts the EQ even more in the game area, so you hear shots and footsteps much better. It can help just a little bit better to spot that enemy earlier.
The custom part is not very extensive, I often chose Superhuman with a bass boost, but if you want to slide yourself, you can adjust three sliders, namely game treble, game bass and game dialogue. It’s not much you get to set up, but it’s something.
Furthermore, if you have everything set up the way you want, it sounds very nice. The headset comes with 50mm drivers and has a range of 20Hz to 22,000Hz. From the low to the high tones, everything is well represented and you get a wonderfully full sound. Listening to music through the headset is also no punishment. Music comes through well and sounds very nice. I found the sound just clear and good everywhere, I didn’t really have an idea that it missed the mark somewhere. The addition of SuperHuman is always nice, you can also turn it up or down and that means that you are not really short of anything for gaming.
All this is supposedly very compatible with various devices. From an Xbox to a PlayStation, so you can use the headset for all your consoles. This makes it ideal to have one headset at home that can be used anywhere. So you no longer have to buy a separate headset for everything. Even if you own a Switch or you play mobile gaming, the headset can be used perfectly with Bluetooth.
All in all, with the Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max you have a full-fledged headset at home, a headset that can be used anywhere and, with a tightly concealed microphone, also serves as a music headset on the train. You can use it in all directions through Bluetooth and wireless adapter. For me, the Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max is a versatile headset in a busy household.
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max
- Tight battery life
- Good sound
- Compatible with all devices
- Design looks really nice
- I find everything via that audio hub a bit less
7.6 3.8 5 Average Score