Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 420X Review
When I first saw the Stealth 420X I thought it looked awesome! Not only that but it was 100% wireless, a feature increasingly sought out. I’ll be honest, I have’t used a wireless headset in a long-time, in fact, since playing on the Xbox 360 and I think a lot has changed since then, so I’m really excited to review this brand new headset by Turtle Beach! The Stealth 420X comes loaded with a suite of must-have features for every Xbox One gamer, including micrphone monitoring, independent game and chat audio controls, four audio presets including Bass Boost, a rechargeable battery allowing up to 15 hours of wireless gaming on a single charge.
So how does it feel and what’s it like?
The Turtle Beach Stealth 420X is built to be comfortable thanks to a combination of Perforated synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cups and it’s super light components. It really does provide superior comfort and it’s so nice to walk around the room without holding the controller in your hand. The Frequency Response is: (20Hz – 20kHz) and features booming 50mm drivers. Also included is an adjustable and removable high-sensitivity boom mic with mic monitoring and separate game and chat audio volume controls.
So is wireless really that good and how does it work?
The Turtle Beach Stealth 420X is completely wireless the Range is up to 30 feet, It doesn’t need to connect to the Xbox One Controller using any wires at all. This extra freedom is a luxury for gamers, but it really makes all the difference in my eyes. It’s nice to just feel the controller again and not any wires plugged into it. Because of it’s wireless specification, it does use a rechargeable battery and I hope this doesn’t put people off. The Battery provides up to 15 hours of wireless gameplay, so more than enough in my opinion It comes with a USB Charge Cable for simple/quick charging. It comes with a Transmitter you plug directly into your Xbox One and you just need to click he Pair Button! It’s even easier to setup then a wired headset. You won’t fail.
Turtle Beach say this and believe me it’s true!
“Simple Setup – One simple-to-set-up USB connection to the Xbox One and all your wireless gaming dreams come true.”
How is the Audio Quality and what features are on the headset?
Turtle Beach has earned a reputation in the gaming market for great audio performance, and the Stealth 420X is no slouch either with it’s booming 50mm drivers. I found the Audio Quality just fantastic! I was playing Rory McIlroy PGA Tour and on striking the golf ball it seemed so close and clear it was like I hit it myself! It was super crisp. I then thought to test the headset with a more action orientated game so booted up Zombie Army Trilogy! When running up and down the stairs I could hear every footstep from the zombies making chase! The gunshots whizzed past authentically. I felt I was in a real battle which was pretty scary at times with the volume up full but it made the experience of the game so much better. I just can’t wait to give Slender a go next!
Let’s get onto the mic. When testing out party chat, the clarity for listeners was much improved and different ‘in a better way!’ You have a volume button on the headset for control of both the mic level and game level separately, like many other headsets. You also have a mute button for the mic a verbal notification saying ‘Mic OFF’ or ‘Mic ON’ so so you’re aware. Also on the side of the headset you have the power button: The turtle beach logo. If you click it again it says ‘Powering off’ or ‘Powering On’ and it really is as easy as that to turn on and off.
Ear Force Stealth 420X Design and Look
When you say Turtle Beach headsets normally that means luxuriousness design. I would put the Ear Force Stealth 420X up there in the top bracket thanks to Perforated synthetic leather-wrapped ear-cups. It really does provide superior comfort. It does look slightly smaller then my XO Seven Pro’s but in a positive, slick way. It has the classic Turtle Beach writing on the top and Ear Force Stealth 420X on each side. Just on top of each cup there is a small turtle beach logo that lights up green when the headset is on.
What’s in the Package contents?
Ear Force Stealth 420x Gaming Headset
Ear Force Stealth 420x Wireless Transmitter
Mobile Cable with In-Line Mic
Removable Mic Boom
USB Charging Cable
Quick Start Guide & Turtle Beach Sticker (Most Important!)
Should I buy The Turtle Beach Stealth 420X?
If you’re an Xbox One owner looking for a completely wireless headset then I really believe this is for you. It has a excellent battery life and is the most comfortable headset I’ve used. The luxury of wireless really makes me consider sticking to wireless from now on and ditching the wires of the past. You can pre-order the Stealth 420X on Turtle Beach’s official website right here. The headset is to be available Saturday, 18th July, and is has an RRP of £149.99.