This Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max for Xbox gaming headset was something you really wanted to like. Instead, you simply enjoyed it. This headset improves on the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 by adding additional features and compatibility at a greater cost. (The Gen 2 is $150, while the Gen 2 Max is $200.) Of being fair, this Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max for Xbox delivers high-quality wireless sound all over a range of platforms, including Xbox – a system that doesn’t play along with other wireless protocols.
The headset, on the other hand, has several flaws that cannot be overlooked. The fit is incredibly tight, but not even Turtle Beach’s groundbreaking ProSpecs technology can fully compensate. The buttons & dials are all crammed in too close together, making it difficult to find the proper one in a hurry. Even basic functioning requires a PC as well as a smartphone to alter.
The Xbox Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max isn’t the best gaming headset for everyone, but it does have its advantages, especially when you own either an Xbox or a PlayStation.
What you will see here?
This Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max gaming headset for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S (sounds great, doesn’t it?) It looks a lot like earlier Stealth 700 designs. It’s a big, hefty headset with cushioned headband and oval earcups. The gadget is available in blue or black (the blue is more striking) and does not require any cables other than a USB-C charging cable.
While I have some reservations about how Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max for Xbox will fit (more on that later), it otherwise appears to be a great product. It’s not as basic as most music headphones, but it’s also not as extravagant as most gaming headsets.
However, the button layout left much to be desired. Nothing is on the left earcup. A chat mix dial, an audio mode button, a volume dial, a power button, a Bluetooth button, a charging connector, and a foldable microphone are all found on the right earcup. This may appear to have a lot of controls, and it does. The two dials are nearly comparable in feel; the audio mode & Bluetooth button are practically identical in feel, and the power button is tucked away in the center. Finding the right button or dial at the right time is a continual challenge, and it’s made much more difficult when you consider that console functionality differs.
- 50mm drivers.
- 20 Hz – 22 kHz Frequency Response.
- Yes, wireless.
- 13.3 ounces in weight.
- Microsoft has officially licensed this game on Xbox.
- Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, PC, and Nintendo SwitchTM are all supported.
- Long-Lasting Battery (40+ Hours).
- Lag-free 2.4GHz Wireless Connection (proprietary).
- Bluetooth® allows you to game while staying connected.
- Memory foam ear cushions with gel cooling.
- Tuned for surround sound immersion.
This Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max gaming headset for Xbox isn’t particularly pleasant to wear. The headset is somewhat hefty at 16 ounces, but the true problem is that it is quite tight. Your ears will be forced uncomfortably against the memory foam earcups, as well as the flexible steel headband only assisted with height, not width. (The headband also lacks notches, making it difficult to achieve a comfortable fit.)
You will also be able to remove the earcups & establish little “channels” to accommodate spectacles using Turtle Beach ProSpecs tech. But was generally ready to take the headset off after about an hour, if only to give the temples a breather.
There are a number of features here on Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max for Xbox. Putting them all to use, on the other hand, can be difficult. To begin, you’ll need two distinct pieces of software on two different systems to handle the Stealth 700 Gen 2, Max. Firmware updates are handled by the Turtle Beach Audio Hub on PC, while mic sidetone, button commands, equalization choices, and other typical headset adjustments are handled by the Turtle Beach Audio Hub for Android/iOS.
It’s irritating to have to deal with two distinct software packages. But it’s not as bad as attempting to obtain the all commands you want on a single profile. The secondary dial may be used to mic sidetone, manage chat mix, or Bluetooth volume; the Mode button can be used to activate superhuman hearing, modify equalization settings, or do something completely else. This differs depending on whether you’re using the headset with an Xbox or another system. If you need to use all of Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max’s functions, you’ll need to have your phone’s audio hub open all of the time.
On the plus side, the headset lives up to its billing. Few wireless headphones can link to Xbox consoles due to Microsoft’s proprietary protocols; even fewer can link wirelessly to other systems. The Xbox Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max overcomes this problem by including a wireless USB dongle with an “Xbox/USB” option.
Toggle Xbox to access Microsoft’s consoles; USB to access anything else. Bluetooth connectivity is also available, albeit it, like other headset capabilities, might be difficult to toggle on and off when needed.
Sound quality is one area where Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max for Xbox shines. It’s Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max audio is incredible, regardless of what you’re playing or viewing. Thanks to its 50mm drivers and rich default soundscape.
You tried a broad range of titles, including Age of Empires IV & Final Fantasy XIV on the PC, Hades and Yakuza 5 Remastered on the Xbox Series X, Nioh Remastered on the PS5, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 on the Switch, because the Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max works with so many various platforms. Whether you were listening to peaceful background music while creating medieval armies or battling off criminals with witty superheroes, the headset delivered nuanced, balanced audio. The voice work, sound effects, and music within Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max for Xbox balance well.
It’s also worth noting that the headset’s Mode button activates Turtle Beach’s trademark “superhuman hearing” mode by default. In first-person shooter games, this amplifies noises like footsteps and gunfire, making games like Doom Eternal and Halo: A Master Chief Collection feel more immersive. However, because superhuman hearing may mess with the conversation, single-player adventures may benefit from more balanced audio.
They also used the headset to listen to music and watch TV, viewing an episode of Bob’s Burgers while listening to Flogging Molly, The Rolling Stones, Old Crow Medicine Show, and G.F. Handel. Its sound quality is excellent if you remember to switch off superhuman hearing. Music does have a lot more bass than you’d expect out of a gaming headset, and dialogue is near and quick.
Price and availability
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This Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max for Xbox is a game that you normally recommend. It integrates well with a variety of platforms and sounds fantastic while doing so. At the same time, you have no strong urge to resume it. Its SteelSeries Arctis 7X offers similar connections and a more comfortable design. While the Razer Kaira Pro offers comparable Xbox performance at a lesser cost.
The Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max is still worth considering for gamers that own a range of consoles. But want a one-size-fits-all solution. And if you’ve always desired a blue gaming headset instead of black, that’s even better.