Can you actually have it multi function pair of headphones? Turtle Beach’s new Stealth Pro, which the corporate calls “the King” of wi-fi gaming, goals to show you possibly can. These wi-fi cans ship a smorgasbord of options in an effort to be your ultimate gaming companion.
Noise canceling? Check. EQ-adjustable sound? Yup. Comprehensive platform assist? Indeed. The wi-fi headphones even have swappable batteries, so that you’re by no means left chilly in a scorching gaming session. If there’s a gaming characteristic you’ve heard of, the Stealth Pro in all probability have it, all wrapped in a comparatively trendy chassis.
True, there’s a little bit of the jack-of-all-trades impact right here. The Stealth Pro do nearly every part nicely, however they aren’t essentially the perfect at anyone factor. At $330, they’re additionally a hefty funding. But in the event you can abdomen the value, this pair has the products the place it counts, making for an opulent gaming accent it doesn’t matter what you’re into, and even a stable pair of journey headphones in a pinch.
Headset Meets Headphones
The finest praise I may give the Stealth Pro’s type is that it’s not too game-forward. They gained’t be mistaken for a pair of Sonys or Sennheisers, particularly with the removable microphone in place, however when in comparison with rivals just like the HyperX Cloud Alpha (10/10, WIRED Recommends), the Stealth Pro look positively debonair of their black and metal coloration scheme.
The chassis is hefty and a bit unwieldy at simply over 400 grams, however thick padding layered in gentle leatherette alongside the ear cups and band retains issues pretty comfortable. I wore the headset for round three hours with no complaints; after I did really feel some put on on my head, shifting the band helped rebalance issues.
The ear cups supply stable noise isolation, and when mixed with the headset’s adjustable energetic noise canceling, you possibly can successfully escape the skin world when listening to tunes or gaming. This isn’t top-level ANC, particularly within the increased registers, the place the headset will get handily crushed by masters within the headphone world just like the Sony WH-1000XM4 and newer XM5 (9/10, WIRED Recommends). I truly discovered myself turning it down a notch or two whereas gaming, which tamped down white noise and stored me not less than marginally conscious of the world round me.
On the left ear cup is a port for the wand microphone, which labored fairly nicely in my on-line gaming campaigns. A pal mentioned it sounded “100 times better” than my earlier headset. Of course, the Stealth Pro does price about 10X greater than my previous cheapskate mannequin. The mic will also be rotated as much as mute, and in the event you don’t need to use it, there are two built-in mics. These additionally work fairly nicely however decide up much more ambient noise.