Turtle Beach & Roccat 2020 Gaming Headsets (Techfluence 2020)


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Turtle Beach Stealth & Roccat Elo Headsets

As the pandemic forces people to work/learn from home, the gear that people use typically for gaming are now tasked with additional uses like schoolwork or team meetings. There hasn’t been such a demand for gaming headsets since the Fortnite boom.

FYI: Since Turtle Beach purchased Roccat, Turtle Beach will now only make products for console gamers like Playstation and Xbox while Roccat will focus on stuff for PC gaming (as you’ll see below).

Turtle Beach

Their most recent products are 2nd gen updates to their best selling Stealth 600 and Stealth 700 wireless headsets. They’re so new in fact, that aside from the Playstation version of the 600 (which is available now), the rest will start shipping this coming Sunday (9/20/20).

Both models have:

  • Newly designed D-shaped earcups for wider soundstage
  • A flip-to-mute mic (that becomes part of the mic when muted!)
  • Improved mic element for chat clarity
  • 2 volume controls (for game and mic)
  • “Superhuman Hearing” sound setting (for hearing footsteps in games like Fortnite)
  • ProSpecs Glasses Friendly Tech (removes pressure for glasses wearing players)
  • USB-C charging cable
  • Versions for Playstation and Xbox

The Stealth 600 has a 15 hour battery life and fabric covered foam ear cushions. It’s available in either black or white with a price tag of $99.95.

The Stealth 700 has a 20 hour battery life and has an app for programming headset controls and settings. Earpad comfort is kicked up another level with cooling gel infused in memory foam, which is then covered in faux leather. Metal is used in the headband for durability. This one only comes in black and has a price tag of $149.95.


Roccat is a very popular European brand that makes gaming headsets and peripherals like keyboards and mice. The company was recently acquired by Turtle Beach, so Roccat are now growing their US presence with support from their new owners.

Just announced this past Monday (9/14/20) are the Elo series PC gaming headsets. There are 3 models:

  • Elo X Stereo – ($49.99) Entry level, 3.5mm wired
  • Elo 7.1 USB – ($69.99) wired surround sound and RGB lights
  • Elo 7.1 Air – ($99.99) wireless surround sound and RGB lights

Visually, they all look the same if you put them side by side. What you don’t see is a swath of Turtle Beach technology infused inside. They all have in common:

  • The super comfy floating headband
  • Detachable mic that utilizes TruSpeak technology
  • ProSpecs glasses relief system (Turtle Beach infused tech)
  • 50mm drivers

While the Elo X Stereo is their most basic model, it offers the best in terms of cross compatibility. It’ll work with everything that has a 3.5mm plug across game consoles, laptops, tablets and smart phones.

The ELO 7.1 USB and Air versions also add:

  • 360 degree “visual audio” surround sound (hear everything above and below you too!)
  • AIMO intelligent light system, which synchronizes lights across compatible gear. Imagine your keyboard, headset and mouse lights color synced (almost like a crowd doing a wave in a stadium.)
  • “Superhuman Hearing” sound setting (for hearing footsteps in games like Fortnite)
  • Variable mic monitoring lets you hear and adjust the volume of your own voice
  • 2 separate volume controls – for audio and mic

Finally, the Elo 7.1 Air has an impressive battery life of 24 hours and uses Roccat’s Stellar Wireless technology, which Roccat claims is as good as (or better than) a wired connection.

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