Well I guess you had to know that this was going to happen. Once I got a taste of the Stealth series, I had to at least get the 700 to compare. The 600 got a perfect score from me. So now that I have the 700 in possession does it live up to the extra cost? This is a strange situation. It could go two ways. One, maybe the new wow factor is already spent on the 600 and the 700 just doesn’t wow me now. Secondly, the 700 could make me feel like the 600 score needs to be dropped down because I’m exposed to a better product.
Well right away I can say that these headphones look almost exactly alike. The leather accents and buttons feel help the 700 seem a little more expensive but only slightly. Depending on your preference, leather might not be your thing. The cloth on the 600 is really comfortable in its presentation. So I really can’t say one over the other. I do like both, but for different reasons. I love the soft feeling of the cloth on the 600. I would say they are softer overall because leather is harder. However the fear of that cloth becoming dirty and or torn quickly is a concern. The leather on the ears of the 700 just makes things more premium but it doesn’t come across as better necessarily. While I can clean the leather easily and it would probably last longer, it’s not as cozy as the cloth on the 600, I will admit. The 700 also has one more button and function than the 600. The 700 has the Bluetooth button and has better spacing for the volume buttons. So I would have to give the overall additions of leather and soft plastic on the 700 the nod over the the standard materials on the 600. But this is still not worth the money difference yet.
But what did make it worth it was when you added the mobile app hub to change settings and control functions of the 700. The Bluetooth option is pretty nice and was something I really didn’t get the need for until it happen. I was into a Forza race when my wife called through to my headset. Answering my cell phone while I playing games and listening to music from Spotify come through the same speakers at the same time and I did not miss a beat. It was like magic. My wife couldn’t hear any music or game sound. She had no idea I was playing and listening to games, listening to music, and listening to her while speaking back to her through my mic was really epic. Then if you hit the noise canceling button you really get a treat. You can really hear yourself and the phone call better. It brings it to the front more. It was the wow moment that really made me feel that theses puppies were justified in price over the 600. But this again, doesn’t mean this will mean that it’s worth the price to you. The 600 is such a good headphone for that price that $50-60 extra might not be not be worth it for Bluetooth, leather, and noise canceling. If all you looking for is a Atomos compatible headset that will submerged you mind in gaming for $100 without wiring, any dungles, or extra equipment to being sound to you then the 600 is yours. I will warn you though mine started making very loud squils over time as I twisting the head phone as the plastic rubbing in the adjustment bars acted like the needed oil. I tried to add Wd40 to it but it still didn’t work. But that’s minor, once you get them adjusted on your head you don’t have to worry about that squiling. But unlike the 700 which holds their adjustment better, the 600 will always have to be adjusted when you put them on. So this could be added to the cost difference as well.
So in light of all this I will have downgrade the 600’s to a 4.5 out of 5 now. The 700 now stand as the best wireless headset on the market with a 5 out of 5 for that price. Next up could be 800….I wonder if I could get Turtlebeach to send them to me??
12-10-17: NEED TO CHANGE RATINGS AGAIN.
I have some really Sad news guys. First off, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I didn’t give the proper time I really needed for this product before giving it a rating. I really thought that this headset was amazing and a true game changer. It turned out to be a different result as time went by. Even though these headsets are updated with the latest firmware the problems of drops and slowed sound increased like every other day. All the nightmares that you read about on line are true. They just might not show up immediately. Sometimes you can use them and they work perfectly for about 3-4 hours but then all of sudden problems hit out of nowhere. If wasn’t the squiling plastic of the 600, it was the 700’s bad comfort level of the hard faux leather. But the common problem of slow sound and drops just couldn’t be fixed. Once this is fixed this headset could be great. But I fear that it will not recover in people’s opinion even when fixed. Both headsets with these problems get 2.5 out of 5.