How to Avoid Accidentally Shouting at Your Teammates? Simple: Turtle Beach – Ear Force Stealth 420X
Excellent communication among teammates is one of, if not the, primary ingredient to successfully bagging an online multiplayer match. Whether it’s in the action-packed world of multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA) like League of Legends or in the fast-paced firefights in shooter games like Call of Duty, great communication leads to great teamwork.
And it’s more pronounced in today’s age of gaming, where gaming tournaments has taken a life of its own and is now being recognized as a sport. A simple miscommunication between teammates in high-stakes matches can mean the difference between $100,000 and a face steaming with tears of disappointment.
The most noticeable thing about the Ear Force Stealth 420X, which is tailored specifically for the Microsoft Xbox One, is that it’s a wireless peripheral, instantly saving you a good 5 to 10 minutes of constantly having to untangle the wires during game time. All you need to do is plug in the USB transmitter to your Xbox One console and you’re good to go! This gaming headset is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts up to 15 hours of gameplay, so don’t worry about power issues.
15 hours of usage isn’t exactly eye-popping compared to, let’s say, a gaming mouse that lasts up to 10 days of gameplay, but the headset CAN be used while it is being charged. Although the charging cable is a bit short, so using the headset while it’s plugged in will be a bit awkward unless you play with your face almost kissing the screen. Besides, using the headset while it’s plugged in basically beats the idea of it being wireless.
The Ear Force Stealth 420X is equipped with the Turtle Beach Mic Monitoring system. The name may sound fancy, but its function is pretty simple: It allows you to hear your voice in the headset. And that means if you can hear you own voice, you are less likely to inadvertently shout, either towards your teammates or the screen itself (poor screen). This mechanism could have been useful during the golden days of LAN parties, except that LAN parties are basically dead now, no thanks to this thing called the internet. But while the chances of you accidentally shouting your team’s plans to the opposing team is now pretty much zero, it would still be in your best interest to refrain from shouting. You wouldn’t want your dad to break into your room with a shotgun in tow because he heard you angrily shouting at someone, would you?
And in case you ever need to actually shout at someone, you can rest assured that this gaming headset’s highly sensitive and adjustable boom mic can pick up every syllable of whatever curses your mouth can come up with. The mic is also detachable, so you can just pop it in and out if you’ll be using the headset for situations that don’t require it, like in mobile gaming.
Multiple controls and options
The Ear Force Stealth 420X has separate game and chat audio controls and it comes with four audio presets – all of which you can access/control in the headset itself – so it can practically cover all your needs, including just listening to music if you want to relax before a pretty big match. Chats come out clean and crisp, negating your need to constantly ask your teammates to repeat instructions (unless you really, really have bad hearing).
Although this gaming headset is equipped with a Bass Boost and is capable of handling very high volume without the loss of quality, the sound isn’t abusive to the ears. So don’t be shy about turning up the volume in order to experience every bit of sound the game developers wanted you to experience.
A must-have for Xbox One owners
If you’re a loyal Xbox One owner and want to take your loyalty a step further, then why not add this black-and-green (the Xbox’s colors) gaming headset to your accessories? With this headset, you will no longer have to worry about lost-in-translation moments with your team, unless, of course, they speak a different language. The Ear Force Stealth 420X’s ability to produce high-quality sound and deliver very clear input makes it an excellent companion for online multiplayer skirmishes.
And don’t be fooled by the heavy-looking image of the Ear Force Stealth 420X; it’s actually incredibly lightweight. If you want to nitpick, the headset’s most noticeable drawback is the headband’s lack of flexibility, so if it doesn’t fit your head, well, then it doesn’t fit. But overall, the Ear Force Stealth 420X from Turtle Beach is an excellent gaming headset that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.