Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless Headset Review

This review is coming out a bit late due to some technical issues we had with the headset early on. These issues have since been patched and the headset works great! Our main issue was when using it on a PC via the Xbox wireless adapter we could not use a wired Xbox controller at the same time due to a conflict. We also had some issues with connecting to a Google Pixel 3XL smartphone via Bluetooth. If you have an early production model, please make sure you download the Turtle Beach Audio Hub software via PC and update the firmware immediately. Turtle Beach support was phenomenal with communication and the issue was resolved with a great sense of urgency.

We had a chance to review the Gen 1 Stealth 700 Wireless Headset a while back and it seems Turtle Beach listened to our requests for upgrades on the Gen 2! Overall, the comfort level is 100% better than its predecessor. The Gen 2 features Synthetic Leather (Black) with Memory Foam Cushioning which is by far the most comfortable earpiece I have ever felt to date. I do not know what weight the memory foam is but it’s so soft on the ear and headband. It also includes Aerofit Cooling Gel-Infused technology which is designed to keep your temperature down as you game for long hours. Do they make a pillow with this exact material? Because I need one.

Ergonomics were improved from top to bottom starting with a re-designed meta hinge structure which is very lightweight. It did move up in weight from 1.6 to 1.73 pounds but it’s virtually unnoticeable. It has a much “Stealthier” look to it now that the microphone boom retracts into the headset flush and hidden. This was one of my biggest complaints about Gen 1, you would lose a bit of daily lifestyle usage. I am down with rocking my headset out in public, but the permanently extended microphone of the previous generation made it look like you were in a full-scale Esports tournament all the time. I am just trying to grab the mail and listen to some chill tunes you know. It is a well-built headset made from quality materials that will last you a long time.

50mm Nanoclear™ neodymium drivers distribute the sound which I must say is hard to imagine an upgrade from the previous version, but it is. Superhuman Hearing provides such a great sound experience which I have expressed in the review of the Stealth 600 Gen 2. Subtle noises like footsteps have so much emphasis and directional recognition. Sound adjustability can now be fine-tuned using the phone application. You can adjust the Superhuman hearing, microphone volume, game volume and it even has an equalizer if you really want to personalize your experience. A huge feature for me personally is the simultaneous Bluetooth connection which allows you to connect to your smartphone and PC at the same time. Take or make calls while gaming that totally my lifestyle. Gen 2’s flip-to-mute microphone is larger with high-sensitivity and it outperforms Generation 1. Topping it off you now have 20 hours of battery life which is double the previous version.

The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless is priced at $149.99 which is amongst the higher end of gaming headsets but still a bit lower than some. I think it is worth every penny and I cannot think of anything negative to say about this model aside from it should come in more colors. An amazing product by an amazing company.

Summary
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 is the flagship gaming headset by Turtle Beach priced at $149.99. It has the most comfortable soft ear cushions of any headset I have ever worn to this date. Every aspect of its design and technology has been improved from the previous generation. New mobile application technology allows you to adjust your audio for a personalized experience. Its flip-to-mute microphone tucks nicely and into the earpiece providing you with a clean stylish look for daily lifestyle use. A solid candidate for gaming headset of the year.
Good
  • Extremely soft and comfortable ear cushions
  • Flip-to-mute microphone now hides completely
  • Sounds experience is stellar
  • Simultaneously connect to your phone while gaming
Bad
  • I wish it came in more colors
9.4
Amazing
Design - 9
Quality - 9
Performance - 10
Audio - 10
Price - 9
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