The Ear Force Stealth 420X hits gamers today

Published: July 18, 2015 11:51 AM /


Turtle Beach 420X

Turtle Beach has announced a new wireless headset for the Xbox One. This new wireless headset, called the Ear Force Stealth 420X, is their latest creation in the area of gaming headsets for the Xbox One.

With a price tag of $149.95, this will be Turtle Beach's third fully wireless headset for Xbox One, and brings a whole host of features that will interest those curious in odd sets of features.

According to the press release, which had some interesting capitalization’s and commas in it, the headset will have a host of High-Quality Features, Including 50mm Speakers, Synthetic Perforated Leather-Wrapped Ear-Cups, Mic Monitoring, which lets players hear their own voice in the headset to avoid shouting, and Independent Game and Chat Audio Controls.

The headset also sports a 15 hour rechargeable battery and a suite of other features as well, including one simple-to-set-up USB connection to the Xbox One along with the ability to use this headset on mobile devices and tablets.

The press release boasts that "a high-sensitivity, adjustable boom mic picks-up voice audio loud and clear. Gamers can remove the mic to enjoy mobile/tablet gaming, as well as listening to music and watching movies."

What's unique about this release is that it includes voice prompts with four presets, so gamers can hear, in addition to seeing what they have selected.

Commenting on the release, Juergen Stark the CEO of Turtle Beach Corporation, explains that they used a combination of features from their previous releases, "Our third fully wireless Xbox One headset, the Stealth 420X, delivers the perfect mix of best-in-class features and functionality from its Elite 800X and Stealth 500X siblings for a more immersive and comfortable gaming experience at a great price."

Quick Take

It's very rare to see a headset have audible prompts. I believe that this will help visually impaired gamers as well as people with dyslexia use the headset. What will be interesting, however, is when the headset wears down, and then some. Will the audible prompts still work or will they become hard to hear?

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