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Good old Turtle Beach. Reliable, affordable and a great way to beef up your audio experience with a some made-for-purpose headphones. The Turtle Beach range continues to offer an excellent level of quality at a mix of price points so that you can get the most from your investment, and the Stealth 300 headset delivers again, although not without issues.
It’s all about the performance though, and with these headphones you’re getting a lot more control than you even get with some higher-priced models. A mode selection button on the left ear cup allows you to select bass boost, treble boost or bass and treble boost on top of the normal playback option. Cycling through the settings on a good loud game really shows as you get meatier explosions with bass boost and more defined voices with treble. This also has its applications if you’re using the headset just for music, of course.
We did find the bass boost to be relatively weak for what it was trying to do, and it made everything else sound a little muddier as a result. What you’re playing is going to make a big difference here, or course. Perhaps more frustrating is the button placement, right next to the power button on the headset and with not much differentiation in their profile to judge them on touch alone.
The bigger annoyance for us, though, is charging this headset at all. It simply won’t work unless charged, and while there’s the promise of 40 hours of playback with it, charging a headset even if we don’t want to use its fancier features seems like a lot. Perhaps you’re cool with that, but it feels like a nuisance to us.
Ultimately, if you have the patience with it, there’s good value here and some excellent features available. Definitely an upgrade for a moderate investment. uk.turtlebeach.com
As well as being a generally comfortable cushion on this headset, it also features what Turtle Beach calls its Prospecs technology that means they're comfy to play when wearing glasses The headset mic couldn’t be easier to use. If you want to mute it you just flick it back up and that’s it. n n