Sennheiser is one of my all-time favorite headphone manufacturers. Their Game One was the first gaming headset I tested, and it was love at first sight. The feel of the soft velvet ear cups on and around my ears for the first time was quite the sensation. It was something that can only be felt once. I promise to give an unbiased review unto Sennheiser’s new GSP 350 PC gaming headset. Will it shatter my expectations, just like the Game One had done to me three years ago? So without further adieu, let’s take a closer look in this Sennheiser GSP 350 headset review.
Sennheiser GSP 350 Headset Review
The first thing I’d like to mention is the ease of access swivel to mute feature on the microphone. Like on its sister product, the Game One headset, the ease of access swivel to mute feature is back. Another ease of access feature is the volume switch on headset making changes to volume hassle-free. There are no game menus to navigate, and no Alt+Tab to strike. Another new attribute of the headset includes its top-notch Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, which I’ll touch more on later.
The plush velvet ear cups present on the Game One headset are not present on the GSP 350 headset. The latter is covered with some superb black leather earcups that I’ve gamed for a consecutive 12 hours and received little-to-no discomfort. The red-colored fabric padding on the top of the headset could use some improvement. The Game One and even Audio Technica ATH-AG1 headset best it with their designs.
The GSP 350 headset is adjustable using the notch system to fit large and small on extreme ends of the spectrum. It’s much more compact when compared to the Game One, ATH-AG1, or the HyperX Cloud Revolver.[soliloquy id=”7818″]
This headset requires software to achieve its full capabilities, such as enabling the Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound. An equalizer function balances for music, eSport, or games, noise reduction and sidetone for the microphone. The sidetone feature is a little weird upon hearing feedback for the first time when I used the mic, but I ended up enjoying it more than having none. The software runs well, better than the undercooked Hera software of Gamdias. I did have a couple of issues with it, but nothing a simple reinstall and restart couldn’t fix.
There’s one last thing. The cable isn’t braided like the Game One headset, meaning the cable can coil upon itself which gets a bit annoying.
• USB surround dongle cable length: 1.7 M
• USB extension cable length: 1.2 M
• Headphone frequency response: 15 Hz – 26 kHz
• Impedence: 19 Ω
• Sound Pressure Level: 113 db @ 1kHz
• Microphone frequency response: 10 Hz – 15 kHz
• Pick-up pattern: Noise-cancelling
• Microphone Sensitivity: -41 db ± 3 db
• Weight: 262 grams
• Dimensions: 3.1″ x 8.1″ x 6.8″
• GSP 350 gaming headset
• USB surround dongle cable
• USB extension cable
• Safety Guide
• Quick Start Guide
The Dolby 7.1 surround sound feature adds to the GSP 350 headphones and any gaming experience.
Mad Max sounds perfect! Hearing the sandy atmosphere echo through the surround sound was wonderful. Killing Floor 2 caused me a jump every time I heard an enemy directly behind.
No need to fear, the GSP 350 headset packs power into its smaller frame. I find myself having difficulty going back to the standard stereo setting on this or any gaming headphones. Without a doubt, I know that this is going to be my new go-to headset, replacing the HyperX Cloud II, thanks to its sound quality and easy to access features.
Just like on the more expensive Sennheiser gaming headsets, the microphone quality is exquisite. Of the dozen or so gaming headsets withing our sample library, it’s one of the best we have. The software is incredibly easy to use. Even a monkey could figure it out.
As I’ve stated above, this Sennheiser GSP 350 is my new primary gaming headset. It’s a good thing too as I’m a big fan of the Sennheiser brand. When comparing two Sennheiser gaming headsets, you’ll notice there’s a $110 price difference between the Game One and the GSP 350. Even at a lower retail price of $140, the GSP 350 gives you beautiful stereo and Dolby 7.1 surround sound, a noise-cancelling boom mic, and close to the same level of comfort as found in the more expensive Game One.
If Value is an important ranking factor in the purchase of a gaming headset, then it’s safe to say we all know which one has more.
These gaming headphones are worth your time and consideration when looking at the $100-150 price range.
The Sennheiser GSP 350 gaming headphones are available for purchase on Amazon (see link below) as well as the Sennheiser website.
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FTC Disclosure: Sennheiser provided Beantown LLC with one (1) Sennheiser GSP 350 gaming headphones sample for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and not a paid product ambassador.
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