Everyone on their gaming journey always experiences little moments like these: once you’ve tried a mechanical keyboard, normal keyboards just don’t feel right; once you’ve added a second (or third) monitor to your gaming setup, going down a screen seems impossible. I’ve experienced one of these moments recently. Once you’ve tried a wireless headset, you can’t go back to a wired one.
The Sennheiser GSP370 Wireless Gaming Headset is the older brother to the GSP300 Wired Gaming headset. While similar in design and the award-winning audio quality, the GSP370 stands out from the crowd with its wireless capabilities, 100 hour battery life and easy setup.
The GSP370 connects to your PC, Mac or PlayStation 4 through the use of a simple USB dongle. Connecting the headset to the PS4 was as simple as plugging in the USB and turning on the headset. This is an absolute dream. Having worked in gaming retail for quite some time, one of the things I dreaded most was trying to set up a wireless headset. Going through all the settings, trying to work out if the headset is even on… A nightmare. The GSP370? A dream.
For PC and Mac, simply download the Sennheiser Gaming Suite and plug in the USB. Once connected, the audiophiles out there will have a blast adjusting all the settings and creating their own presets for different occasions.
The headset comes in the typical Sennheiser black and gray colours with an ‘aviation-inspired’ split headband that sits comfortably across your head. You can adjust the headset to fit almost any sized head, large or small. The earcups completely cover your ears removing all outside noise distractions. The cups are made of a dual material, a leatherette exterior and a suede like material on the inside. The suede material was extremely comfy and felt nice on my ears during extended sessions.
As previously mentioned, this is a gaming headset, and what would a gaming headset be without a mic? The GSP 370 comes with a “broadcast quality noise-cancelling microphone” attached to the boom arm, which true to its name, did manage to cancel out the general background noise; computer fans and such. However, the clickity clack of the mechanical keyboard could not be silenced. A nice feature worth pointing out is that the microphone can be muted by simply lifting the boom arm up until you hear a nice audible ‘click’. Once you’ve had your IRL private conversation, boom arm back down and you’re back into your Discord call.
When testing this headset, there was only one choice when it came down to what game to play. Crypt of the Necrodancer. The already brilliant musical indie title sounded amazing through the GSP370. Trebes and basses blessed my ears in fantastic symphonies. I also managed to play Death Stranding with the headset. The calm, ambient noises sounded like the real deal. The pseudo-noise-canceling ear cups helped with the immersion immensely.
As far as the “100 hour” battery life goes. I’ve yet to drain the headset. Most of my Death Stranding playthrough (30 hours), Crypt of the Necrodancer sessions and the music session I’m having while writing this review has all been with this headset. I’m currently at 31% battery and I’ve not charged the thing at all. I’ve taken it out of its box and used it straight away. It’s one of the longest lasting wireless headsets I’ve tried.
The Sennheiser GSP370 Wireless Gaming Headset is not an entry level headset. This is a premium piece of tech that any audiophile wanting to ditch wires, or a gamer looking to upgrade their setup, would love. A comfortable fit, a crisp microphone, top notch sound quality and a 100 hour battery life. What’s not to love about this headset?