What’s better than doing a reiew on one of the best headphones in the market? Why by doing three of their finest headphones in one review.
Madness? Probably. But it’s three of Sennheiser’s best compared together in rigorous testing in real life condition. So in the stands, we have the Sennheiser GSP series 300 and 350 along with the highly sought after Game Zero. Two weeks with these three and I have a clear picture of which I prefer the most.
These review unit headphones aren’t exactly slouches in their highly competitive category. Especially the highly popular Game Zero pair, used by many Youtubers, streamers and e-sport athletes as the best out of all Sennheiser has made. And for good reason, it’s pretty comfy to the ears, has good noise cancelling features and has just the right base for those wanting to hear those sick beats or listening for that Hanzo ultimate in Overwatch. The mic for the Game Zero is also a plus point; it has better voice quality than my own Logitech C190 webcam and that thing has good range.
Out of all three that I’ve used over the course of two week, surprisingly the GSP 300 is my preferred choice. The comfy blue is very inviting and although it’s not as soft as the last pair, the 300 did its job of being a “Close Acoustic Gaming Headset”, it’s pretty very firm and covers the ear just as well, with the sound quality also as crisp. Testing out in various different ways (i.e. listen to heavy base music, playing racing games on high volume), it’s clear that I prefer this to, say the USB-focused GSP 350.
Not that I wanted to bash the GSP 350 but I didn’t really enjoy this as much as the other two for two different reasons. One of the reasons is the USB cable connecting the computer with the headset. It’s quite annoying to get pretty bad and washed out audio when I replug the 350 whenever I try to insert something and accidentally hit the headphone’s cable, though it’s probably the fault of my PC. The other reason is how, even though it’s marginally different than the 300, the add-ons like USB plug-in support doesn’t really do it for me since its sister set is cheaper.
Well, since all of them are gaming oriented, you wouldn’t want to bring it outside to the public except maybe to a game jam or something similar to that. And like I said before, all three are pretty good in audio quality. The surround sound (with the doungle attached) in the 350 does make the experience better with the “premium audio” menus but still doesn’t really convince me that it’s better the other sets.
Now, onto serious matters. The Sennheiser GSP 300 will cost you around RM 520. Quite hefty then, say, a Razer pair of headphones which are a fraction of the price. The GSP 350’s price is also on the heavy side, costing around RM700 a pair. And then we get to the Game Zero. At around RM 1,300 a pair, this one taken me aback when I saw the price and immediately took special care of it. Personally, I think the price is appropriate for the built quality of these three and I’m certain it can rival the likes of Bose and JBL in terms of price and feel.
So to conclude, if any of you guys are planning to buy any high-end headphones in the near future, I can safely say that all of them can be consider of be a worthwhile purchase. And if you’re like me, only one of the three set we review here might be of interest for your setup. But really it all comes down to preference and like I said many times before, these are highly recommended, even with their flaws.
Thanks to Fundeavour for letting us review this!