Turtle Beach Stealth 300 review – Perfect headset for Fortnite fans | Gaming | Entertainment
If you’re looking for some Battle Royale ready headsets that won’t break the bank, then Turtle Beach may have just the thing.
Available from Amazon for £69.99, the Stealth 300s sit somewhere between the upcoming Recon 200s and the wireless Stealth 600s.
The Stealth 300s feature a metal-reinforced headband, glasses-friendly memory foam ear cushions and a flip-to-mute mic with variable mic monitoring.
They also boast an impressive 40-hour rechargeable battery, so you’re unlikely to run out of juice mid-game.
The Stealth 300s won’t win any awards for the way they look, with Turtle Beach opting for a functional design that’s simple and clean.
They’re certainly not as stylish as the Elite 800s, but then they are £120 cheaper, so you’d expect nothing less.
Thanks to the metal-reinforced headband, the Stealth 300s feel strong and sturdy, and could probably withstand a frustrated throwdown or two.
The lightweight design means they’re extremely comfortable to wear, suffering only when you stretch them over your PlayStation VR headset – for PSVR, we’d recommend the excellent Plantronics RIGs instead.
The biggest problem with the design is that the power button and audio preset controls are on the side of the headphone, when it would be easier if there were inline controls.
We particularly like the flip-to-mute mic, which is securely and conveniently placed. Voice chat was loud and clear on both ends during our tests, although worryingly there’s no way of adjusting your mic if it’s picking up static.
Sound quality is balanced and clear, with strong bass that doesn’t overpower.
If you are struggling to hear cutscenes, the Stealth 300s also come with different audio presets, so you can crank up the vocals for narrative-driven releases.
The biggest problem with the Stealth 300s is that they’re only marginally cheaper than the Stealth 600s.
At the time of writing, the Stealth 600s are available from Amazon for £76.99, which is only £7 more than Turtle Beach’s newest model.
For just a few pounds more, you’re getting a wireless headset with comparable sound.
With such a small gap between the price of both models, it’s difficult to recommend the 300s over the 600s, however much we like the former.
Still, if you’re a Fortnite addict looking for a good entry level headset, the Stealth 300s do just the job.