Turtle Beach Stealth 700 leads the charge
It hasn’t got a release date, it hasn’t got a price, and it hasn’t even got an official name yet. But if you’ve already set your heart on buying Microsoft’s Xbox Project Scorpio when it becomes available, you’ve now got a headset you can pre-order alongside it.
You’ve got two choices per console family, with the Stealth 700 and Stealth 600 headsets going up for pre-order today at £129.99 and £89.99 respectively. That converts roughly to $170 / AU$225 and $115 / AU$155 for US and Australian gamers. They’ll hit shops in September.
There are a few key differences across both headsets for both platforms. Looking first at the Stealth 700 and 600 series for Xbox One, Xbox One S and Scorpio players, you’ll be able to take advantage of Microsoft’s new Xbox wireless technology to connect the headsets, making the set up process as simple as it is to connect a controller to the console. They’ll take advantage of Microsoft’s Windows Sonic for headphones too to push “immersive” surround sound, too.
For the PS4 version of the Stealth 700 series, it’s making use of DTS: Headphone:X surround sound tech to deliver 7.1 channel surround sound, with the PS4 Steal 600 using Turtle Beach Virtual Surround Sound instead.
The 700 sports a slightly more premium design, too, with synthetic leather used in the construction, and active noise cancellation. Additional Bluetooth connectivity allows you to stream music and take calls from a connected device, while the Turtle Beach Audio Hub app lets you tweak sound settings on the fly too – including those to boost the footstep and reload sounds of your enemies to give you an edge during competitive play.
Across both series and console families, the 700 and 600 make use of 50mm drivers, and a high-sensitivity chat mic that can be flipped up and out of the way when not in use. Both the Stealth 700 and 600 use Turtle Beach’s ProSpecs design to make for more comfortable long-term play for glasses wearers.
We’re going to be checking out the Turtle Beach stand at this year’s E3 conference, so check back this weekend and into next week for all the news from the giant gaming show.