If you’re looking for a gaming headset that’s only a little bit goofy but does the job, consider the new Sennheiser GSP 600, which comes with a new speaker system, new ear pad design with deep memory foam, and improved aluminum voice coil speakers. The GSP 600 builds on Sennheiser’s Game Zero gaming headset and comes with better performance, an improved mic, and increased comfort and durability. The company promises “an exceptional audio experience with an increased sub-bass range.”
The newer headset looks to be a bit big and clunky, but Sennheiser says it’s ergonomically shaped and provides improved noise insulation (with high-end noise cancellation) and wearing comfort. The headband is adjustable so you can even customize contact pressure. Sennheiser says the headphones feature a “cooler feeling suede-like material used around the ear that won’t stick to the skin,” which is a bonus for all those sweaty, anxiety-ridden skirmishes you might play through. That’s a plus for me, because one thing I personally detest is when stuff sticks to me in hot weather.
The GSP 600’s mic can also be muted by lifting the boom arm, while gamers can also easily adjust the volume via a control wheel that’s integrated into the ear cup.
The headset is compatible with PC, Mac, mobile devices, and gaming consoles, and features a 3.5mm jack. The GSP 600 will be available at the end of January for $249.95 (or €249), and comes with two-year worldwide warranty.