New Turtle Beach gaming headset targets long-lasting wireless play for all

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 & 600 Gen 2 MAX

Although designed for Xbox consoles, the upcoming Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX headset will offer premium wireless connectivity for gamers across all platforms – with longer battery life.

Launching globally from 8 May at a local retail price of $319.95, the Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX includes wireless USB and Bluetooth connectivity, making it compatible with several different platforms. More than just an Xbox headset, the latest from renowned gaming headset brand Turtle Beach will work across PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, and various iOS and Android devices.

Its Bluetooth functionality extends to taking phone calls, chatting on Discord, listening to music, and connecting to the Turtle Beach Audio Hub companion app for customisation features. In short, it’s made for more than just gaming.

An upgrade from the previous model, Turtle Beach reports the Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX has upwards of 40 hours battery life, more than the Stealth 700 Gen 2’s 20 hours. If you get caught out with a low charge, the MAX model only needs plugging in for 15 minutes to get eight hours of wireless play.

From an audio standpoint, the Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX packs in 50mm Nanoclear drivers to power high-quality 3D spatial surround sound for supported games. Aerofit cooling gel-infused memory foam ear cushions and a metal-reinforced headband help create a comfortable headset designed to be friendly for glasses-wearers. Another handy feature is the flip-to-mute microphone so you can get it out of your face when not chatting.

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 & 600 headsets

More Turtle Beach headsets incoming

Available in Black or Cobalt Blue, the announcement of the Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX is flanked by reveals of the Stealth 600 Gen 2 MAX and 600 Gen 2 USB headsets. The main difference between the three models is that the 700 Gen 2 MAX is the only one with Bluetooth functionality – and the mobile multitasking it brings – and includes a synthetic leather ear cushion material. Conversely, the 600 Gen 2 MAX retains the multiplatform functionality (sans mobile) and has a longer battery life of around 48 hours. Meanwhile, the 600 Gen 2 USB model only works with Xbox consoles.

Locally, the Stealth 600 Gen 2 MAX will cost $219.95 and come in Midnight Red, Black, and Arctic Camo variants. The comparatively cheaper Stealth 600 Gen 2 USB will be $169.95 with Black or White versions.

Despite the 8 May global release window, no specific Australian date is set in stone, but pre-orders will open soon. Given how popular Turtle Beach gear is, the latest headsets will likely sell like hotcakes. The longer battery life and Bluetooth functionality make the Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX an attractive option for gamers who prefer to use Discord instead of various dedicated console chat systems.

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