Turtle Beach Stealth 600 vs. Stealth 700: Which headset should you buy?
We're experienced, dedicated, and passionate gamers who know our way around an Xbox, as well as all the accessories that go with it especially headsets.
Within its $100 price range, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 is the best wireless headset for Xbox One. Between its solid overall design, great sound quality, and excellent microphone, there's a ton of value, although the Stealth 600 lacks the luxuries of its big brother.
- Great all around quality
- More use time per charge
- Less expensive
- Fewer features
- Not as durable and comfortable
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 is a more expensive, higher quality alternative to the Stealth 600, offering better durability, comfort, and features in exchange for shorter battery life.
- Thicker, more durable build
- More comfortable fit
- More features
- More expensive
- Less use time per charge
Overall, both of these wireless headsets are fantastic. If you want to get your hands on a good wireless headset without paying more than you have to, you should opt for the Turtle Beach Stealth 600. However, if you're OK with spending a little extra, the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 and all of its benefits are worth the investment. And it's only $50 more.
Stealth 600 vs. Stealth 700: Price and luxury
When it comes to both sound and microphone quality, the Stealth 600 and 700 are the same. Both headsets have Turtle Beach's heavy-duty 50 mm drivers, which result in a great listening experience, especially if you have Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos spatial sound enabled. The flip-up microphone on both headsets performs admirably as well, ensuring your voice chat in-game will always be clear. The differences between the Stealth 600 and 700 lie in the way they're built, and the features they have.
|Spec||Stealth 600||Stealth 700|
|Speaker size||50 mm||50 mm|
|Speaker frequency response||20Hz to 20kHz||20Hz to 20kHz|
|Battery life||15 hours||10 hours|
|Headband and earpad material||Mesh fabric with foam cushion||Synthetic leather with foam cushion|
|Ear cushion||Mesh fabric with foam cushion||Bonded leather with foam cushion|
|Microphone||Flip-up omnidirectional||Flip-up omnidirectional|
|Features||Mic monitoring||Mic monitoring, active noise cancellation, and Bluetooth|
The Stealth 700 has leather incorporated into its design, which makes the headset more durable. In addition, the earcups are a little more spacious, which gives your ears some more breathing room and thus improves comfort. Feature-wise, both the Stealth 600 and the 700 have mic monitoring, but the 700 also has two additional functions: Bluetooth compatibility and active noise cancellation. The former allows you to use your Stealth 700 with your phone or with a compatible Windows 10 PC, while the latter effectively silences all noises outside of your headset with "blank noise." The Stealth 600 has an ace up its sleeve, however; by a five-hour margin, it has a stronger battery life than its counterpart.
Stealth 600 vs. Stealth 700: Which should you buy?
Ultimately, the choice of which headset to choose will come down to whether or not you think a better build and more features are worth an extra $50. If you have the money to spend and want some great bonus functionality, you should get the Turtle Beach Stealth 700.
Affordable and excellent
Though it lacks the bells and whistles of the competition, the Stealth 600 is an affordable, well-rounded headset that will serve you well.
The more affordable Stealth 600 is still a great headset, and you won't lose out on any sound or microphone quality by opting for it instead. If you're on a budget or don't find any of the Stealth 700's benefits to be particularly attractive, the Stealth 600 should be your choice.
Improvements and bonus features
The Stealth 700 is a more expensive, higher-quality upgrade to the Stealth 600 that brings some awesome features to the table, though it does get less battery life.
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