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Geek Guy Geekout: Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset Review

Geek Guy Geekout: Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset Review

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Do you have an Xbox One and love gaming? Or have a significant other that does? If so, the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset for both Xbox One is the perfect holiday present! Why? Because this is the first premium wireless surround sound gaming headset that connects directly to the Xbox One family of devices (including the new Xbox One X)! And let’s face it, when you’re playing this fall’s latest games, you want to hear everything – and defeat everyone (Turtle Beach’s slogan – which we are completely onboard with).

Connect your headset directly to your console, just like your wireless control – but don’t worry about a USB transmitter, base station or wires.

Features worth highlighting:

  • Features Active Noise-Cancellation to keep you focused.
  • Bluetooth connectivity to take calls and listen to music while gaming, plus app-based settings you can control from your mobile/tablet device.
  • Lightweight and comfortable, with leather-wrapped ear cushions and Turtle Beach’s unique ProSpecs™ glasses friendly design.
  • Optimized for Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound for a truly immersive gaming audio experience (so make sure you select this via your Xbox One’s audio settings).

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset Battery Life

The battery should around 10 hours when you’re using Active Noise-Cancelling and the Bluetooth functions, if you turn those functions off, you can extend the battery life to about 15 hours.

The value of what you get here is truly impressive in terms of not only audio quality but also comfort and features at this price point. In the past, you would have been paying considerably more than $200 for a gaming headset that is comparable with fully loaded premium wireless surround sound.

I could say that the sound quality (which is amazing) is my favorite aspect of the Stealth 700, but I won’t. These are, after all, top-shelf gaming headphones – so stellar sound quality is to be expected. Though I do have to highlight my immense appreciation of the audio nuances in-game, like hearing the rich detail of footsteps complete with such fantastic directional accuracy thanks to the surround sound. What is my favorite aspect? The ease of use. These are genuinely a no-hassle setup, connecting to your Xbox One as easily as your controller does. Equally easily, I connected them to my phone while I write this to listen to the booming thrum of the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack. Excellent testing choice, if I do say so myself. Combine the digital ease with the physical comfort – these are pleasantly lightweight, modern design with clean lines and comfy faux-leather cups – and you have quite the awesome and neat little package. I dig the Stealth 700.

A few additional technical notes for you: You do need to be sure that your Xbox One is updated to the latest OS, and you can also pick up the Turtle Beach Audio Hub app for compatible iOS and Android devices. It’s also important to note that you can’t perform firmware updates from the app – you will need to use your PC or Mac for firmware updates.

And if you’re looking for a little extra savings on this one, you can save $20 on this headset from December 10 through December 23, 2017 at BestBuy!

Disclaimer: We did receive compensation in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and free productin order to complete this review. However, all opinions are our own. *please use #ad in your social media

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Emma Loggins

Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized “Geek Girl”, Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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