Turtle Beach Stealth 400 Reviews

“A secret weapon which is comfortable, 100% immersive, and 100% wireless.”

In the gaming-peripheral business, Turtle Beach is a huge name.

Owning a right handset for the right console is a must-have. This makes flicking between consoles such as PS3 and PS4 relatively easy.

You can enjoy an interference-free wireless experience with Stealth 400 which is an intelligent channel with loads of impressive features. Click here to know how many people recently bought this product.

This comes with a detachable microphone that helps you in making and taking calls. The Stealth 400 possesses a wireless transmitter along with a cable for the mobile devices.

For gaming and chatting this facilitates separate volume controls. A turtle beach sticker and quick start guide is included with this and you also get a wire for the wired music, gaming, and movies on the PS Vita.

What We Appreciate

  • Multi-format support.

  • Wireless technology.

  • Crystal clear sound.

  • Great chat audio quality.

  • Breathable mesh fabric-wrapped ear-cushions.

  • Optical cable included.

  • Removable microphone.

  • Excellent build-quality.

What We Dislike

  • Clear sound but a bit dull for music and movies.

  • Price is closer to superior Turtle Beach PX4.

Our Verdict

A well-renowned brand that provides a wide range of headsets with different price tags. It comes equipped with mobile support, wireless technology, and support for more than one console.

Not a very reasonable one but does not compromise with the build-quality and the entire unit feels strong. Without any issues this can live for more than few knocks and bumps.

According to my personal experience, the headband padding that feels a bit tough in the beginning goes longer and with extended use the toughness also settles down. This is light in weight which is a good quality and the sound is pretty impressive but not like the best in the list.

A worthy headset for our gamer’s choice award too.

Design and Build:

The Digital Signal Processor can be used to control microphone signals, chat, and game independently. In case you lose carrier signal then there is automatic audio-mute to deal with this.

The weight of the headphone is just 8.6 ounces with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20 kHz. The ear cup design is around-ear or closed and the speakers are made of Neodymium magnets that have an impedance (effective resistance) of 32 ohms. The headband or ear pad is made with fabric and foam cushions to provide ultra-comfort.

Note: More can be read in the material and style below.

The summary of specifications:

  • Speakers: 50mm with Neodymium Magnets

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz

  • Transmitter Frequency Response- 2.4GHz

  • Speaker Impedance: 32Ω

  • Headband/Ear pad Material: Fabric (Black) with Foam Cushioning

  • Microphone Design: Removable Omni-Directional Microphone

  • Battery life – Up to 15 hours

  • Speaker Size- 50 mm

  • Audio Connection- Digital Optical (Game) & USB (Chat)

  • Headset power- Rechargeable battery

Breathability:

These have breathable around-the-ear mesh air cushions. Even if you wear them for extended periods you won’t feel uncomfortable.

Sound Quality:

The Turtle Beach Stealth 500 is a powerful headset with a pretty decent sound effect and quality. This remains crystal clear most of the time and sounds quite good while gaming though lacks a bit in the bass department.

It is not so enthralling while listening to music or watching movies. This delivers a supreme performance while in-game chat studio and microphone performance.

The headset is tuned towards pro-gaming and eSports in general. It is often preferred to aim at the higher frequencies as picking out the enemies at the footsteps in fps titles becomes easy. The Stealth 400 boasts of noise-cancellation technology and ensures zero noise pick-up.

The crystal clear sound of the headphone is unparalleled in terms of accuracy which is delivered by the 7.1 surround sound. Henceforth, this headphone can be trusted in for its superb sound.

What is inside the box?

  • Headset- Stealth 400 Headset / Stealth 400 Microphone

  • Transmitter- Stealth 400 USB Transmitter

  • Cable- Digital Optical Cable (Toslink to Mini-Toslink) / Charge Cable (USB Micro) / Mobile Cable

  • Guide- Quick Start Guide

Call Quality:

The microphone also has a good quality, on the same time the call-quality is also great. You need not speak louder on the phone to be audible to the other person.

Another great feature is that you can even text while you are playing games on the microphone by making use of the voice command.

Battery Life:

As mentioned above also this wireless speaker is quite impressive. This is almost 15 hours on low-volume and 13 hours on high-volume. There is a rare need to charge this wireless headphone on a frequent basis. Incredibly long battery-life isn’t it!!

Connections and Controls:

This has an easy-to-use dongle and it is nothing but a USB plug that can be connected to your console and on the side is a small optical cable.

For adjusting your speaking positions the detachable microphone comes with a flexible boom.

The Stealth 400 possesses a wireless transmitter along with a cable for the mobile devices. This brings a lot of ease as you are free to set the music into various pre-sets:

  • Extra bass

  • Treble

  • Combo

  • Extra bass and treble both

This plastic constructed unit remains light with its overall weight and makes it more portable.

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All the major controls of this headphone are placed under-side of the drivers. The left-driver features a recessed jack-socket for the microphone. The Audio Hub of Turtle Beach keeps your gear and gaming headset up to date. This also allows for specific products to customize and adjust settings.

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Material and Style:

As we have mentioned earlier also that these are made of plastic but also have a slightly textured matte-finish. The small glossy panel on the back of each driver is an exception though.

Don’t worry!! Even with the plastic material these remain durable and tough.

You get a good range of extension with these headsets which remains suitable for adults and younger gamers. The slide-out extenders lock it firmly into place.

There a blue trim around the ear cups and I like it personally. But completely black could also have looked cool and classy.

Compatibility: 

The Turtle Beach Stealth 400P is designed to show its compatibility with PS3, PS4, and PS4 Pro consoles. While only in docked mode you get wireless compatibility for Nintendo Switch also which is supported through USB connection. There are chats available that support in-game chat ability too.

Performance: 

It is absolutely easy to set-up the Turtle Beach Stealth 400. You just have to simply plug-in the USB dongle to your console’s back and later to this the TosLink optical cable should be hooked from the console to the dongle.

Any of the console’s USB port can be used, but most convenient one is at the back which will prevent the wire from trailing around to the front. Before you use it, you need to charge the headset and this takes just an hour or so for a 100% charge.

Using for a mobile device is even easier and this should be hooked up to 3.5mm cable. Any of the available USB port from the PC, TV, or special mains adapter can be used to charge your headset.

As I tried the headset initially, it was pretty impressive and I found out on my ears that over a range of 3 ft. the 72 Dba volume leaked when it was at 100% volume and the ones sitting next could hear what I was listening to. So, this could be a bot disturbing if the headset is used to hear higher volumes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is the Turtle Beach Stealth a surround sound gaming headset?

Ans. Yes, Turtle Beach Stealth 400P is a gaming headset which is designed for PS4 and a 100% wireless surround sound. This makes use of Optical Audio Jack along with a USB-port for providing separate game-audio (through optical), chat audio (through USB) channels, as well as Dolby Digital with surround sound.

Q2. How can the Stealth 400P be connected with my phone?

Ans. Some of the easy pairing instructions are under-mentioned:

  • The transmitter should be connected to the USB port on the console and the headset should be switched-off.

  • You can make use of a paperclip for pressing and holding the pair button on the transmitter for just 5 seconds.

  • The power button should be pressed and held on the right ear-cup, till the LED flashes rapidly.

  • After just 5-10 seconds the LED transmitter will turn solid, the power LED will then blink once every second, and you will get the successful pairing confirmation with the voice prompt.

Q3. Where is the PAIR button positioned on the Stealth 400P transmitter?

Ans. On the left side of the transmitter you will find the PAIR button. This is placed on the opposite side of the Digital Optical Input in the form of a small pinhole that could be missed though. A sharp object should be avoided to press the pair button and paperclip is a better option.

Q4. Is Turtle Beach Stealth 400P compatible with PS4 and PS3?

Ans. The answer to this is yes, the Stealth 400P is designed to be compatible with PS4 and PS3 consoles alike and this is suitable for mobile devices too. This is completely wireless and enthralling too.

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