Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset for Xbox One
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 is the latest gaming headset for Xbox One, debuting Microsoft's new Xbox Wireless direct to console technology and Windows Sonic surround sound, plus an all new modern style with a flip up mic. The Stealth 600 delivers immersive surround sound plus chat audio through...
Last night they worked great. Tonight it was cutting out several times per minute. I'm hoping there is a firmware update coming to fix this.!!!UPDATE!!! - 9-8-17After an email exchange with Turtle Beach's customer service I learned that there is a firmware update for the headset. I was able to update this morning and it seems to be working much better, but I will provide an additional update in a few day to let everyone know if this seems like a long-term fix. Even after the update it cut out occasionally, but was much more stable. If you live in a very noisy WiFi location, these may not be for you. They are very susceptible to radio interference.!!!UPDATE!!! - 9-10-17I used the headset some more over the weekend and found a few things of note. On a fresh charge, it works great. After a few hours, performance starts to degrade. My couch is about 10 feet from my Xbox and TV. If I sit in line of sight of the Xbox, without the coffee table in between, it stays connected for the most part with a few dips in connectivity due to interference. If I sit with the coffee table in between, it dips more frequently. If I sit closer to the Xbox, say about 6 feet away, it stays rock solid stable 99.999% of the time. Perhaps it is time for a gaming bean bag so I can sit closer.All issues aside, when they are working the sound performance these offer is incredible. This would be 5 star if there were no issues. This would be 1 star if the sound wasn't as good as it is. I'm hoping a few additional tweaks to the firmware make these even better over the next few months. Until then, I am going to try to be patient. I will post again after the next firmware update.!!!UPDATE!!! - 9-14-17 - firmware 2.1.3For the last few days I have been connecting my headset to my laptop to see if the Turtle Beach Hub application has a new firmware. Tonight, I was rewarded for my diligence. For some reason you have to pair your headset with your Xbox each time the firmware is updated. Anyway, already the performance is better. I haven't had a single interruption in the audio in the first 20 minutes of watching Netflix. If you followed up to this point you will also like to know I sat as far back on my couch as I could to see if the audio stayed stable. So far, so good. I'll report back in a few days.!!!UPDATE!!! - 9-23-17So, it has been just over a week since the firmware update to version 2.1.3. This week was much more enjoyable with a much more stable connection. Battery power still has a bearing on how stable the connection is, but I have gone 8+ hours without any problems. On the other side of the coin, being wireless, they are subject to interference in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum so this can result in random connectivity issues even under ideal situations. They will never work 100% of the time, but they are comfortably working at 99% of the time for me now. Also, the sound seems richer than any of my previous headphones due to the Windows Sonic Surround Sound. A tap of the power button turns on Super Human Hearing, and a tap of the function button toggles between 4 different EQ modes. A native Xbox One app to control the finer details would not go amiss. But I expect that we will see one shortly if Turtle Beach continues down this road.RESULT: I can now safely recommend these with the minor caveat that a little but of patience will serve you well. The sound quality alone is worth it.
I wanted to add a review of this product because the reviews seemed so mixed. I purchased these on 1/15/18 and am reviewing on 1/22/18. As soon as I received these cans I hooked them to my Mac and updated the firmware and allowed them to fully charge (green light). I then hooked them to my Xbox One X as I would an Xbox controller. Since that time I have not had one single issue with them. No disconnects, no low sound, no dead time, no cutting out, no popping....just a great experience. Are they $150 bucks?? No. I have never owned a set of headphones that pricy so I can’t compare. Compared to my Polk Audio Striker Contract Editions they sound as good or better and no wires! The mic monitoring is great, and works better then the above mentioned pair. The fact these don’t have noise cancellation is evident, especially when the wife fires up the mixer in the background while gaming....but they were $80 bucks. And Turtle Beach said the 600’s don’t have this feature so I was not expecting it.The complaints about distance and disconnects...never seen it. Multiple rooms, literally all over my house never had a disconnect. Regularly sit 15 feet from the Xbox.I can hear people (in game) around me while gaming as good or better then before. The audio controls on the back of the cans do hit my couch if I slouch....but it’s nothing a piece of tape won’t fix if I’m having a bad posture day. I purchased these on an open box item from Amazon. They arrived with no box damage and the silica pack still inside (along with everything else. I have used them daily for the last week and only charged once...not because they needed it, but because I wanted them to last for my next session with no issues. I could not be happier with this purchase!
Not bad for a completely wireless headset. they connect to the console the same way the controller does so that's very nice. The audio is crisp and I was surprised by the virtual surround sound and the different EQ sets. Nice quality all the way around. I normally don't buy Turtle Beach because they have so many different kinds and I always found them to be of cheap quality. One thing I don't like about this headset is the audio drops every once and a while and it's kinda understandable but this is 2017. I guess it depends on what you have around. WiFi etc. I did update the firmware on the headset and the audio drops were less frequent but it still happened. Overall great headset to come around in a long time.REVIEW UPDATE: I had to return these. The sound cut off was getting worse and worse. There was also a high pitch noise like the other reviews have mentioned. I tried moving my wireless router and see if that made it better and no. Gosh I really wanted to like these. When they work they work well. If Turtle Beach does acknowledge these issues and provide a new update and things are working again then I might consider buying them but until then I cannot justify a reason to keep them around. One thing I will point out is the instructions are not accurate when going into the sound settings on the Xbox One. Maybe they made this with new system update that is coming up around the time the Xbox One X is released. Who knowsReview Update 9/16/17: I read about the new firmware so I bought them again updated to the latest firmware and no problems! The headphones are now working normally. Good job TurtleBeach.