We can't recommend the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 headset highly enough to anybody seeking for a high-quality, long-lasting, and comfy headset: it checks all of our boxes when it comes to good technology. In a world where linking headsets to Bluetooth dongles and grappling with buttons, flaps, and dials is the norm, the Stealth 700 Gen 2's simplicity and ease-of-use stands out by a long shot. It is, by a significant margin, one of the best PS4 and Xbox One headsets available at this price point.

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
This headset is stylish, smart, and well-made for such a low entry price (at least when compared to some of the more costly headsets), and it can handle music listening parties, solo playing sessions, and raids with ease. If you live in a noisy region or home, though, a crystal clear mic that is – regrettably – indiscriminate about what it takes up can give you pause.

The only drawback to this versatile, all-in-one setup is a tiny muddiness in extremely bright mixes and games. You won't notice the headset's penchant for bass and mids while you're ranting through the mic about an unfair guard breach in Guilty Gear Strive or holding your breath as your clan member saves you from a wipe in a raid.


The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2's subtle cool black is a breath of elegant, fresh air in a world of gaudy colours, RGB light strips, and ostensibly'gamer' design. The big, soft ear cushions bring in some soft textures that tie the whole thing together. Black and silver is always going to look smart – and pairs beautifully with the Xbox Series X and its related accessories – and the big, soft ear cushions bring in some soft textures that tie the whole thing together. 

These truly incredible leatherette cushions filled with cooling gel-infused memory foam hug your ears like a glove, and you'll never want to take it off after a night of pounding your head against a Destiny 2 raid. We tip our metaphorical hats to Turtle Beach's ergonomics testers on this one.

Even gamers with large heads and glasses frames will not be uncomfortable during marathon sessions thanks to the headset's newly integrated metal-reinforced headband and glasses-friendly design. We have a few small gripes regarding the quality of the hinges and joints that allow the cups to move and the headband to adjust, but after months of rigorous testing, the headset has held up well and is as good as new now, more than 100 days into our review period.

The headset's comfy configuration is complemented with a battery life that rivals that of previous wireless versions. The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 is supposed to last 20 hours on a single charge, but we've gotten more out of it on occasion (when playing without voice chat, for example). This headset has double the battery life of the prior generation, and it charges through USB-C, making it compatible with most contemporary peripherals.

Performance of sound

The Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 is equipped with 50mm nano clear neodymium drivers, making it ideal for complex, bass-heavy situations and games. As a result, FPS fans and shooter junkies will like the more low-end oriented sound stage the most. When things get very frenetic – we're looking at you, MMO gamers – the headset sometimes struggle to layer things through in a way that's simple to understand, and you might notice that the headset's customary clarity turns a little muddy in frantic circumstances.

Professional players will appreciate the option to select several sound settings to bring up different sorts of sound — one level (Superhuman Hearing) prioritises footfall and incidental sounds, making it simpler to figure out directions in FPS games. That's saved our hide more times than we'd like to confess in Warzone. Just keep in mind that this appears to enhance all audio levels, so you may need to adjust the volume settings on the console to compensate.

Wireless connection and microphone quality

The microphone is extremely precise and clear, allowing you to talk at a comfortable level with no interruptions or distortion on the receiving end. The flip-to-mute feature, which makes a welcome return from previous Turtle Beach products, is as straightforward and simple to use as ever, and will help you avoid drunken gaffes (if you're prone to them) or unpleasant chewing noises when snacking in between Tekken matches or whatever.

Surprisingly, the microphone isn't picky about what it takes up. This reviewer lives in an area with a lot of overhead traffic and isn't too far from an ambulance station (which is a nice treat). Multiple players on the other end of the chat picked up both ambient rain sounds and distant sirens via the mic - this isn't a problem in and of itself (in fact, it testifies to the mic's quality), but it's something to keep in mind if you live in a bustling and noisy city.

You should buy the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 if… 

You want a dedicated console headset 

With variants available for both Xbox and PlayStation, this is a headset that works great, sounds great and will likely only become more useful as exclusives are released for next-gen consoles. 

You want a quality headset without breaking the bank 

Coming in at £129.99, the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 is a gaming headset with a high asking price, but it certainly doesn’t break the bank. Despite this, it offers a number of distinct features and excellent audio quality. 

You want to use it across console, PC and mobile 

So long as you’ve got a Bluetooth dongle, this is a headset that can be used across multiple platforms with relative ease. It isn’t confined to the console it was made for, which is excellent for those who jump between different machines on a regular basis. 

You should not buy the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 if… 
You’re not a fan of plastic design 

Like many of its products, this headset is awash with plastic across the entire body, complimented by a reinforced metal headband to shake things up. If you want a more attractive peripheral, perhaps go for Sony and Microsoft’s official options.