The Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450 nails the basics. They sound great, have excellent wireless range and have a healthy fifteen hour battery life. Turtle Beach’s Ear Force Stealth 450 comes along for under £100, specially when it also incorporates DTS Headphone X 7.1 channel sound.
The surround sound mix and presets work brilliantly across games, movies and music. Unlike some Turtle Beach products, there are only a few different presets to keeps thing simple, while the audio feedback through the headset always makes it clear what mode you are listening in.
It helps that the headset also pumps your own voice back through the speakers, so you can gauge how you sound. The stated range is 30 feet, with Turtle Beach claiming that the transmitter will hop across frequencies to avoid any interference it encounters.
We found that it was exactly even better than that quoted distance. One of the downsides of great audio quality is that a lot of noise spills out of the headset. If you are listening at more than about 35% volume in a quiet room, those around you’re going to hear it.
The Ear Force Stealth 450 addresses this issue with a headset that is elusive and understated, and something you might actually want to wear in public.
It looks more like a lifestyle headset than a gaming headset, even though the red trimming is a bit of a giveaway Turtle Beach still feels the need to color code its range, with red for PC, blue for PlayStation and green for Xbox.
The Ear Force Stealth 450 is another example of Turtle Beach’s sudden interest in making products that are actually stylish. While its previous headsets have usually sounded good, the company was not known for its product design.
The Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450 sounds great, is packed with characteristics and even looks good.