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Published on December 6th, 2016 | by Greg


Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+: Hear It All With This Xbox Headset

No matter what your game is, chances are that the Xbox One offers it- and if you already have one, you probably have tried out a basic headset for use with Xbox Live and online gaming. But that’s similar to the difference between an old rotary phone and a newer smartphone- the functionality might be similar but that’s about it. For any serious gamer, it’s well worth gifting or picking up a newer headset like the one we’re looking at today.

One of the latest models from Turtle Beach is their Stealth 420X+, now with the addition of their SuperHuman hearing feature. It’s a fully wireless headset boasting an impressive 15 hours of battery life, and has nice sizable ear cushions as well as a detachable bendable boom microphone. Four separate presets give you instant bass boost or vocal boost, and setup is simple as with most any USB headset. Turtle Beach included a mobile-capable cable though, a nice touch that allows you to take these out for use on the go.

The 420X+ is quite a bit less expensive, but also less impressive, than the Elite Pro model we checked out over the summer. It’s more similar to their Force XO Seven Pros, but wireless instead of wired and with a bit better comfort, though we liked the aesthetics of the Force XOs slightly more. As we mentioned in the previous review, chat quality was top-notch, with crystal clear voices and no distortion. Speaking of clarity, the 420X+ offered pinpoint accuracy for shots, allowing you to easily identify where snipers were firing from and hear the steps of enemies and the clicks of reloading weapons in first person shooters.

About the only thing that we missed was cross-platform compatibility. Otherwise, these were durable, solid, and pretty comfortable too, thanks to ventilation and decent adjustability. Available now, online and in stores, expect to spend around $150 or so for the Turtle Beach Stealth 420X+.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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