Turtle Beach Stealth 520 PlayStation Wireless Gaming Headset Review



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Introduction


Turtle Beach Stealth 520 PlayStation Wireless Gaming Headset Review

I love coming home at the end of a hard days work, OK that’s a lie, I work from home. I love moving from my desk to the couch, putting my feet up and grabbing a controller to enjoy my favorite games on the big screen. Having a wireless controller for every gaming platform these days is great, so why would you want the burden of a wire going to your console, PC, AMP, controller, or anywhere else for that matter? For that reason, we’re taking a look at the new Stealth 520 from Turtle Beach, which allows you to ditch those cables and enjoy high-end sound quality wherever you want to play.

“Take your wireless gaming audio on PS®4 to spectacular new heights with the Turtle Beach® Stealth 520. The Stealth 520 is loaded with the latest cutting-edge features like Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing™, which allows you to hear enemy footsteps sneaking-up from behind and distant weapon reloads. And DTS™ Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound delivers completely immersive game audio. But that’s not all. Dynamic chat boost, adaptive microphone performance, independent volume control and a removable mic are also included to give you the perfect headset for PlayStation®4.” – Turtle Beach

The headset may look pretty standard, but it’s specifications are a different story. It comes equipped with two powerful 50mm drivers, DTS Headphone:X surround, SuperHuman Hearing, mic monitoring, EQ, a mobile 3.5mm cable and more, meaning you’ll be able to get it setup with ease and get the best performance out of it with minimal fuss.

  • 100% fully wireless game and chat audio on PlayStation®4
  • DTS™ Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound –Pinpoint the exact location of every sound with immersive 7.1 surround sound
  • Superhuman Hearing – Hear every single thing around you from enemy footsteps to distant vehicles to weapon reloads
  • DTS Surround Sound Modes – Personalize your audio preferences with a variety of audio presets and sound modes.
  • High Quality 50mm speakers – Hear every crisp high and thundering low with these large 50mm speakers
  • Dynamic Chat Boost™- Communicate game-winning plays clearly thanks to automatically boosted team chat audio
  • Adaptive Mic Performance
  • Mic Monitoring- Say it, don’t shout it thanks to the ability to hear the volume of your own voice
  • High-sensitivity adjustable boom mic – For clear in-game and online chat, and then remove it when listening to music and watching movies
  • Independent game and chat audio controls
  • Built-in hour rechargeable battery – With up to 15 hours of gaming per charge, you’ll always be ready to play
  • Lightweight over-ear design – Play for hours (or days) in complete comfort with supple, perforated synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cushions that provide superior comfort, deeper bass response and noise isolation
  • Audible voice prompts from the headset
  • Simple setup using USB and optical connections
  • Mobile cable – included for taking calls, mobile gaming, listening to music and watching movies on any mobile/tablet device.

Packaging & Accessories

The box is pretty straight forward, following the usual design for the Turtle Beach product, and having a blue theme to signify that it’s for the PlayStation brand.

Turtle Beach Stealth 520

Around the back, we can see a quick diagram of the various features, such as DTS Headphone:X and the detachable microphone.

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Everything is very nicely packaged with protective straps and plastic wrap on all major components.

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There’s a quick start guide, although everything is fairly self-explanatory anyway, optical cable, mobile cable, recharge cable, detachable microphone, and the USB dongle.

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The dongle is nice and slim, and there’s an optical input on the side as well as a simple power LED on the top. That’s all the basics out of the way, let’s take a look at the headset!

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