Stealth 350VR Multi-Format Gaming Headset Review




/ 3 years ago

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A Closer Look


The headset its self doesn’t look like much, and it’s one of the few headsets from Turtle Beach that breaks away from their almost uniform aesthetic. The headband is slim, the drivers are quite deep, but otherwise quite compact compared to their often larger designs, and the usual colour matching is gone in favour of a stylish monochrome vibe, which I certainly approve of.

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The headband is nice and flexible and comes with a simple slider adjustment on each side to ensure a comfortable fit.

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There’s a good range to the sliders, and they lock in place firmly so the headset doesn’t change fit while you’re moving around.

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The headband is even slimmer at the top, meaning there’s less hardware there to conflict with any VR headsets.

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The ear cups are mounted on small pivots too, helping further improve how they fit over your ears.

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While they ear cups can also be folded in 90-degree to aid the fit, as well as make them comfortable to wear around your neck between uses.

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The deeper housing packs in 50mm drivers, and the ear cups themselves are barely bigger than that, so they really packed them in there! There’s also a built-in rechargeable battery, with a small USB port on the headset to help you charge them, as well as the 3.5mm jack port for hooking up your PC, console, mobile device, or anything else with a 3.5mm audio output for that matter. There are two dials on the side too, both of which are basically volume dials. The main one is the master volume, while the other one dials up the bass.

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The headset sounds damn impressive given its relatively compact size, the sound is big and has a lot of detail to it, certainly enough to put a smile on my music loving face. However, you dial up that bass setting, it kicks in the built-in amp, and really takes the sound to another level. The stock performance is great, a little treble heavy, but what I would call ideal for competitive FPS gaming. Crank that dial all the way up, and the bass is a real bone shaker, giving you all the thrills you would expect from a cinematic experience, which is great for those immersive VR experiences. The controls are easily reached on the side of the headset too, and there are master mute and power switchs on the ear cup too, so you’ve always got the right controls at your fingertips.

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The soft padding is rather luxurious too, super soft and breathable, which is a big benefit for VR, which can sometimes come with enough discomforts of its own. The headset is light, sits around you ears with grace and it’s easy enough to forget you’re wearing it, it’s that comfortable.

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There’s a thick layer of soft padding on the headband too, but also a large notch cut out of it. This is handy, as many VR headsets use an over the head strap, and it’s designed to go over that strap without causing conflict or discomfort.

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The microphone is a standard Turtle Beach one, found on most of their headsets. It’s got voice monitoring should you need it, has a bright and clear sound, and most importantly, it’s completely detachable. While this headset is ergonomically sound for VR, it’s just as great to use on its own, so don’t feel you need one headset for day-to-day use, another just for VR. The 3.5mm 4-pole cable works great on mobile too, so if you want to go out and about and just enjoy some music, you can do just that, and you still get the benefit of the built-in amp, as it’s rechargeable anyway!

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