Turtle Beach now enters the second and a half generation of their Sealth 600 wireless headset? Either way, it’s been Turtle Beach’s best seller for years due to its quality and price point. Now we get to find out what puts the MAX in the Sealth 600 Gen 2 gaming headset! Now more universal than ever adding compatibility with Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC & Mac. The Sealth 600 Gen 2 MAX features a Proprietary Lag-free 2.4GHz Wireless Connection, 50mm Speakers, Gen 2 Mic, and a Massive 48+ Hour Battery Life priced at $129.99.
While the frame appears to be identical from a glance there are some major differences. Due to being wirelessly compatible with more devices than ever, the gear needed to make this possible has added some extra weight. In Gen 2 the headset weighed in at 1.28lbs, now in the MAX version, we gain .13 more lbs at a total of 1.41lbs (According to Turtle Beach’s Amazon store pages). A subtle almost unnoticeable difference to a headset that sits in the middle of the road weight class. It comes down to personal preference here while some headsets in the 2lb range can have a much larger more comfortable cushion, but personally, I prefer a lighter weight headset overall on my head.
Its cushion fabric has been updated and they decided to keep the new Flip-up Omni-Directional mic design we all loved. Thankfully they also decided to keep the ear-cup design which closes the entire ear, this is a must. If you wear eye protection as you should be then you will appreciate Turtle Beach’s proprietary glasses-friendly ProSpecs technology. Props to Turtle Beach for not trying to reinvent the wheel and stick to what works with the Sealth 600 Gen 2 MAX wireless gaming headset. The quality and performance of this headset remain above the average mark as we reviewed in the previous version.
I think the big question here is what has changed with the Sealth 600 Gen 2 MAX? Are the features adding the extra $30 worth the purchase? In the original Gen 2 headsets, there was both an Xbox version and a PlayStation version. The PlayStation version of the Sealth 600 Gen 2, fortunately, supported Bluetooth so you had a bit more flexibility with connectable devices. Now Turtle Beach has decided to break the wheel and allow Compatibility with Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC & Mac. While these are all great editions to this model, unfortunately, the Sealth 600 Gen 2 MAX does not support Bluetooth devices. Secondly, they have massively upgraded from a 15+ hour to a 48+ hour battery life. Turtle Beach also expanded sound optimization software support by adding DTS Headphone: X and Sony 3D Audio for PlayStation while maintaining its previous Windows Sonic, and Dolby Atmos support. Refined sound from the updated chambers is also a plus.
Please give the engineer a raise who made the call on these upgrades! Maximum compatibility and maximum battery life make the difference for Turtle Beach’s Stealth 600 Gen 2 MAX. At $129.99 the new Sealth 600 Gen 2 MAX enters a new headset tier bracket. Its added features give everything it needs to keep up with its new competitors. You can pick this headset up in black, white camo, or my personal favorite midnight red. It’s a great purchase for those who doesn’t mind wearing a headset weighing in at over a pound.