Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Reviewing Sennheiser’s GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset is a belated Christmas miracle. I’d worn the hell out of my PlayStation Gold headset and was seeking not only a replacement but an upgrade. Fortunately, The GSP 370 is exactly what I was looking for.
While exceptional audio is a necessity for every headset, it’s entirely meaningless if you’re unable to wear it comfortably for hours at a time. The squishy earpads, split padded headband, and light weight of the 370 adorns my egg-shaped skull in the coziest fashion. It’s like it was designed specifically for my head. The leatherette exterior combined with the interior suede sound insulation of the earpads fulfills Sennheiser’s pitch of “perfected comfort” and reduced heat build-up. They’re also replaceable should you wear them to the point of deterioration. The split padded headband is a Godsend, as headbands are often the bane of my noggin. Following a three hour session of game time, I hadn’t experienced a moment of discomfort. In terms of personal comfort, the 370 checks every box.
Currently, there’s no better place to test audio quality than Modern Warfare. I can only compare the 370 to my Gold headset. By default, the 370 packs significantly more low end, which is an absolute plus for me in a shooter. I prefer for the brutality of warfare to rattle my brain without sacrificing clarity. My satisfaction across the entire spectrum is undoubtedly attributed to the integrated digital sound processing and noise cancelation. These cans silence outside noise nearly to a fault. The 370 doesn’t feature voice monitoring, often making it difficult to hear yourself speak. The absence of the feature doesn’t ruin the headset, but it’d certainly improve the overall experience. My favorite aspect of the headset’s design is the volume wheel on the right earpad. I much prefer spinning a wheel over clicking buttons to alter the volume on the fly.
I haven’t felt the urge to take advantage of it, but the five band equalizer within the Sennheiser Gaming Suite software is highly responsive, granting total freedom in tweaking the soundscape to your preference. There’s also a shortlist of presets to choose from with general alterations like additional high end, reduced mids, etc.
The 370’s mic is the weakest component despite the relatively effective background noise-cancelation. It’s advertised as “broadcast quality,” but falls quite short of that description. It’s far from terrible, but the mic’s quality is average at best. Fortunately, you can adjust the tone, gain, and add a noise gate within the Gaming Suite. In altering all three settings, I’ve managed to improve the quality from its default state by a considerable degree. To mute the mic, you raise it to its upward position. It isn’t necessarily any better than pressing a button, but it contributes to the headset’s simple functionality.
The most enticing feature of the 370 is the one hundred hours of battery life. Gone are the days of charging your wireless headset after a mere few hours of game time. Chances are you’ll never need to charge the headset while playing, but you’re able to do so with the included micro USB cable should it occur. While the 370 is designed to be a gaming headset exclusively, I’m disappointed by the lack of a 3.5mm input. Considering the phenomenal quality of the headset in its default state, jamming to tunes on the go would be a great perk.
The Sennheiser 370 Wireless Gaming Headset is comfortable, it functions simply, sounds incredible, and taking advantage of the Gaming Suite enhances it even further. While the mic falls short of broadcast quality, the remaining features compensate for it tenfold. If you’re seeking a great headset for PC, Mac, or PS4 at an affordable price, the 370 is well worth your consideration.
***Headset provided by Sennheiser for Review***
- Excellent audio
- Long battery life
- Mediocre mic quality