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Review: Epos Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset

Review: Epos Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset is a great headset that manages to bring something of a premium design with it

Review: Epos Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset – When someone calls Sennheiser, the bells will ring immediately. This company has been guaranteeing good sound for years and it looks like they will live up to their name even more in the near future. The GSP 370 is a mid-range headset that makes quite some promise; you could enjoy this headset wirelessly for no less than 100 hours before plugging it back into the charger. A bold promise, because you usually come home from a rude awakening. Either the quality of the sound that is handed in, or the battery life, which is more of a marketing pitch than reality. Nevertheless, we recommend that you read on, because not everything is too good to be true.

What you expect from it

Sennheiser has been around for a while with their separate gaming department. What is almost iconic in this are the somewhat larger and striking microphones attached to their headsets. This is no different with the GSP 370. Although striking, it does not disturb the design, which is simply sleek and functional. The headband can be easily adjusted by a sliding function, so that everyone can comfortably put the headset on their head. It is a pity that the headset is completely made of plastic, because it may have a premium design, it does not necessarily feel that way. The earcups of the headset are also not particularly mobile, which is a shame, especially when you consider that the headset is a bit tighter around your head. If the earcups had been a size larger, it would have been just a bit more comfortable for the ears, because a little jigging or twisting is not possible.

The headset feels somewhat rough with its sturdy plastic design. Fortunately, the headset is not heavy, so long playing sessions are no punishment with this model. The headband also has fine fabric cushions that will never press on your head, so it doesn’t disturb, which benefits comfort. On the right earcup you have a large rotary wheel with which you can regulate the volume. On the left is the microphone that you can fold up and down and when you raise it, the headset will automatically go into mute mode. A well-known system that also works very well here. Furthermore, the earcups have leather cushions with a suede texture finish, which contributes to the premium look. In short, the headset looks fine.

This is what Sennheiser is good at

Nice and nice that design, but you don’t necessarily buy this headset for that, that is of course the sound. Well, that sound is a real pleasure to listen to. Pure tones with a modest bass ensures that every game is a beautiful experience with this headset on. Despite the fact that the headset must be counted in the mid-range, the performance within its price range is above average. Compared to other headsets, this one sounds a bit cooler, but thanks to the good nice bass it will never get tinny. Above all, it is very pure and the distinction in the different tones is presented clearly enough. You don’t have to worry about the volume either, because the headset can really blow. With that, the headset does what it should do and this model does an excellent job in that sense.

The headset feels somewhat rough with its sturdy plastic design. Fortunately, the headset is not heavy, so long playing sessions are no punishment with this model. The headband also has fine fabric cushions that will never press on your head, so it doesn’t disturb, which benefits comfort. On the right earcup you have a large rotary wheel with which you can regulate the volume. On the left is the microphone that you can fold up and down and when you raise it, the headset will automatically go into mute mode. A well-known system that also works very well here. Furthermore, the earcups have leather cushions with a suede texture finish, which contributes to the premium look. In short, the headset looks fine.

This is what Sennheiser is good at

Nice and nice that design, but you don’t necessarily buy this headset for that, that is of course the sound. Well, that sound is a real pleasure to listen to. Pure tones with a modest bass ensures that every game is a beautiful experience with this headset on. Despite the fact that the headset must be counted in the mid-range, the performance within its price range is above average. Compared to other headsets, this one sounds a bit cooler, but thanks to the good nice bass it will never get tinny. Above all, it is very pure and the distinction in the different tones is presented clearly enough. You don’t have to worry about the volume either, because the headset can really blow. With that, the headset does what it should do and this model does an excellent job in that sense.

Although it is a 2.0 headset, it doesn’t sound like 2.0. The standard is of course 5.1 surround for most games, but Sennheiser knows how to translate the output so well that 2.0 actually sounds like a full 5.1 experience. So you will always hear footsteps from the right direction and that is very interesting for competitive gamers, for example. If you need it, there is also an option to set the headset output to be 7.1, although the surround option is only supported for PC. This remains simulated anyway and although this sounds fine in itself, the 2.0 output is a lot more precise and actually even the better option for games.

Software and features

You need to download the Gaming Suite for PC settings via the Sennheiser website. Via this software you can update the headset or use the sound options, as well as set whether you want the output in 2.0 or 7.1. Sennheiser offers a few presets, for music, movies or esports (games), but you can also mix the sound to your own needs via their equalizer. At first glance, it looks like a bit of simple software, but it goes deep enough to adjust the headset exactly as you wish. In addition to the audio output, you can also set the input of the microphone. Think of noise cancellation and other options that should ensure that your friends don’t get a headache from your voice. The microphone is also of a decent sound quality, nothing earth-shattering,

It is just a missed opportunity that there is no option to mix the game and chat audio hardware. This is a known issue on the PS4 that more headsets are struggling with and to fix this you will need to set the in-game audio for proper balance. Very unfortunate, because given the price tag (€ 200), an onboard function would certainly not have been an unnecessary luxury. The point with this headset is that the chat sound is standard too loud compared to the game sound, so you will have to ask your friends to turn their microphone down or you have to set this yourself via the game. It does not detract from the headset, but as mentioned earlier, this function should not be missing, given the price tag.

Is it really 100 hours now?

The big question of all this is of course: does the GSP 370 really last 100 hours? To paint a picture, after four days of spending many hours with different games and even movies, the battery was at 82%. Before use, we fully charged the headset and so far, even while writing the review, we did not have to put the headset in the charger once. It is truly a titanic battery that is in this headset, so a full game week does not even have to be a reason for most gamers to reach for the USB cable. And should the headset go towards 10% (which still means quite a few hours of use), you can swap the USB dongle for a micro-USB cable to use the headset wired while it charges.

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Despite the long battery life, you would expect the headset to be slightly heavier because of this, but that is not the case. At 285 grams, the headset can actually be called very light. So Sennheiser has something special here, because even with competitors you can be satisfied if you can achieve about 30 hours with a wireless headset. So we can safely say that the approximately 100 hours of battery life is not a piece of cake and is a deserved selling point for this headset. It is especially noticeable that almost nothing was sacrificed to achieve the 100 hours. The sound is very nice, the weight is fine and the most important functions are there. Although the price is € 200, we can recommend this headset to everyone, even casual gamers; maybe even the casual gamers because it lasts so long.

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Epos Sennheiser GSP 370 – Conclusion

Although the GSP 370 has a plastic look, it manages to bring something of a premium design with it. In terms of comfort, we have made our comment, but no matter how you turn or turn it: it is a great headset to place on your head. The sound is really excellent in its class and with its clean output it knows to be an interesting option for both casual and competitive gamers. The software is a nice addition to put all the finishing touches on all audio aspects of the headset. The biggest selling point is the amazing ± 100 hours of battery life, which is very nice. We do miss an onboard function to mix up the party chat, but under the guise ‘you can’t have everything’, we can’t blame Sennheiser. A price of € 200 sounds like a hefty expense,

Positives of Epos Sennheiser GSP 370

  • Battery life
  • Pure sound
  • Software is fine
  • Microphone is ok
  • 2.0 representative of 5.1

Negatives of Epos Sennheiser GSP 370

  • Could have been something more ergonomic
  • Rugged design

 

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