The headphone market is more saturated than ever and it takes a really special set of headphones to wow me, but I’m happy to report that the Sennheiser GSP 600 has done just that.
Comfort is massive for me, it’s the first thing you notice when you put a headset on and it’s something that never changes overtime (for the most part). I was curious to see how the GSP 600 would fare comfort-wise, as obviously it’s got quite a big frame. As soon as I put the GSP600 on my head, I was delighted with just comfortable they were.
This is largely due to the fact that not only due you have complete control over how far they go down each side of your face (which is fairly standard these days), you can also customise the amount of pressure based on a little slider that sits on the top of the headset. It’s great for those that like a looser fit, or those that wear glasses like myself, but largely, if you want a much tighter experience (which is better for keeping external sounds out), then obviously there’s the option to tighten it up.
The GSP 600 is wired, which is what I prefer these days. Due to the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One now have audio export straight from the controller, the cord doesn’t bother me anywhere near as much as my headset battery dying mid play session. I get that some people will want a wireless headset, so obviously if you’re after something wire-free, there’s better places to spend your money.
That’s the other part of it. These headphones are quality right down to the packaging. The price tag on them is $399.95, so this isn’t to be unexpected. Little touches like the advanced metal hinge system as well as the cooling suede that is on the headset cups are nice little touches that you won’t find on low-mid range headsets.
Sennheiser is obviously known for audio quality and that’s exactly what you’re getting here. There’s a decent amount of bass, and everything sounds crystal clear through these headphones. Nothing every sounded murky and voice chat always came through crisp and clean.
The boom mic lets you mute yourself and all of my party mates were quick to comment on just how clear I was coming through the other end, which is obviously important for gaming these days. The volume is controlled through a dial that sits on the right side of the headphones. It’s easy enough to reach, but one little annoyance that I had was not being able to control voice chat on my headset, which obviously isn’t a major issue but just something I’d like at this price point.
The Sennheiser GSP 600 is an incredibly comfortable headset that oozes premium quality. For $400, it won't be for everyone, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a higher quality gaming headset.