Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
An in-depth look at the hugely popular Sennheiser GSP 370 headset to see how they stack up in price, performance, sound quality, and overall value for money
Sennheiser is a household name across the world, known for its high-quality audio products that cater to audio enthusiasts and gamers alike.
When it comes to headphones and audio equipment, Sennheiser is a definitive market leader, with some highly popular headsets to its name. Today, we are going to be looking at the GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset, which is one of the latest models to launch with their wireless technology.
The GSP 370 headset follows on from the higher-end GSP 670 Wireless Headset, only as a much more affordable option that comes with up to 100 hours of battery life.
Let’s take a closer look at the headset!
The specifications of any product are a great place to start, as you can quickly determine whether or not your needs are being met.
With the Sennheiser GSP 370 headset consumers can expect:
- GSA 370 Wireless Dongle
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- Feel durable
- Comfortable memory foam earcups
- Excellent software
- Clean audio and excellent microphone quality
- Swivel-to-mute microphone
- Maybe too small/tight for bigger heads
- The 'clamp' is on the tight side
Setting up the Sennheiser GSP 370s was extremely easy. As mentioned before, the headset features a USB dongle to connect wirelessly with your PC or console. The dongle gives you instant use without the need to download software or drivers.
Once the dongle is in place, you slide the “on” switch down, and it will connect to your device. The headset responds to your actions with different colored LEDs to indicate if it has connected to your device and battery status.
If you download the Sennheiser Gaming Suite software, you can tweak your preferences as much or as little as you like. The software will allow you to alter the EQ with presets or your own configurations.
While in the software, you can change the playback mode between 2.0 stereo (perfect for music) and 7.1 surround sound audio (ideal for gaming).
We also get an advanced microphone for gamers in this headset, so it isn’t surprising to see some customization options for that in the software too.
Many might not even choose to use the Gaming Suite, but we recommend it; it comes with plenty of presets for you to get a better audio experience depending on your audio preferences.
On the first appearance, the headset isn’t too bulky, and the two-tone soft grey plastic actually looks great. You notice the prominent microphone immediately, which looks and feels high quality when compared to the cheaper/older Sennheiser Game One’s.
The GSP 370’s are quite a lightweight headset, coming in at just 285 grams. That being said, they feel rather sturdy and the thick plastic shell around the cups doesn’t appear to have much ‘give’ in it.
The microphone is encased with the same materials as the rest of the headset, except the middle section. For flexibility and maybe to stop the mic from being damaged, it has a rubberized middle, that allows you to bend the mic from side to side.
The build quality surpasses the cheaper models we have seen from Sennheiser, and the quality of the headset feels more premium, closer to the expensive GSP 670s. Of course, these are much lighter than the 670s, but for the price, the GSP 370s feel well constructed.
Comfort really depends on how they feel on your head, but from my point of view, the tight clamp and plush velvet ear cups made the GSP 370’s feel very comfortable. If I’m honest, the clamp was a little too tight for my liking but I do have a rather large head so it would be unfair to knock off points for that. Furthermore, we see memory foam cushioning the top of your head from the headband and also inside the velvety ear cups, making the headset feel like they just sink into your ears.
The fact that these only weigh 285 grams means you don’t really notice they are on your head, or when they are around your neck, as you stroll around the house.
There is a gap in the headband that is designed to prevent your head from sweating, which is a great touch for those extended gaming sessions. After prolonged use, they were still comfortable, but the clamp became more noticeable despite the plush ear cups.
So unlike the GSP 670s, this headset doesn’t feature the clamp adjustment controls, but these are cheaper, so I guess we can let that slide.
There are adjustment options, but it’s just a clicky up and down function to help the headset fit on a wide range of head sizes. There are no rotating ear cups with this headset like we see on the Sennheiser Gaming One’s but they do have a bit of wiggle room for different head sizes and shapes.
While the overall sound quality wasn’t quite the same level as the more expensive GSP 670s, at this price point, these are still a fantastic pair of headphones. In terms of music, well, they are slightly above average for a gaming headset, but you wouldn’t be producing music with these any time soon. That being said, the quality of the drivers shines through and brings clarity to whatever audio you choose to play.
This pair of headphones features your standard 20 – 20,000 Hz frequency response for some seriously crisp highs and deep lows. While the GSP 370s do a great job of adding thumping bass to your music experience, its nothing really to note as these are geared towards immersive gaming. In-game is where the Sennheiser GSP 370s truly began to show their full potential, with incredible detail too.
I tested the Sennheiser headset across a few different game titles to get a good feel of how these actually perform while in-game. Moving from a relatively cheap pair of Corsair headphones, I instantly noticed the volume is much lower on the GSP 370s, but the quality of the sound was miles ahead. While playing Squad and a few other tactical shooters, the first thing you notice is the immersion from the bullets and explosions.
Game developers spend a lot of time making brilliant audio, so it’s great to hear it in such high-quality detail. As mentioned, these are quiet when compared to cheap gaming headsets, but you don’t miss a sound. Not only could I instantly hear what direction my enemy was, but I felt like I was getting audible feedback on the distance too.
The clarity with these headphones is superb, and as someone who never spends a lot of money on audio equipment, I can tell you there is no going back now.
It is of no surprise to see a pair of Sennheiser headphones produce good quality audio. That being said, the quality of the audio is directly reflected by the price of the headset. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the microphone.
The mic has a frequency response of 100 – 6,300 Hz, and it features noise-cancellation. This broadcast-quality microphone also has a unidirectional pick-up pattern, meaning it’s going to pick up the noise mostly coming from you and not the rest of your room. The noise cancellation worked like a charm, and I was even able to turn off push to talk in-game without annoying my teammates.
It is worth noting the very handy “mute-mic” is nothing new for Sennheiser, as we’ve seen it before in a range of their headsets, but it’s a nice touch for gamers. When you activate the mute, there is a satisfying tactile click and an audible sound to let you know.
With headsets, features are limited, but the GSP 370 has a few trump cards up its sleeves. Down below, we are going to go over a few key features to the headset.
The standout feature of the Sennheiser GSP 370s has to be its incredible battery life. You get up to 100 hours of uninterrupted use with these via a low-latency connection, and while I haven’t had the chance to get a full 100 hours usage just yet, I can assure you the battery indicator has barely budged over the last 30 hours.
As lightweight as the GSP 370s are, you would expect the trade-off to be battery life but it’s so good you can afford to forget to charge these a few times a week!
The Sennheiser GSP 370 Gaming Headset is compatible with PC, MAC, and PlayStation 4 and features an almost non-existent delay. The transmission remained stable throughout my time with the headset, and I didn’t get the wireless crackle I have had in the past with other wireless models unless I went out of range.
I’m not entirely sure on how far away from the dongle you can go, but I could stroll around the flat listening to much without losing sound, so it’s reasonable.
From a stereo headset point of view, the Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Headset is the one to beat in this price category. While the surround sound on these may not compete with the more premium headsets, the performance on the 370s was still decent.
These felt very sturdy on and off the head, and the two-tone gunmetal/ black design was one I personally liked. While some may feel it’s a rather dull design, I think the understated simplicity of the headset is something I prefer. What was most impressive from this pair of headphones was the clarity of sound in-game. Regardless of what game I played, they felt like I could accurately hear where a pin was dropped. As far as immersion goes, these were outstanding, explosions and gun sounds were incredibly detailed, and they added to my gaming experience more than I thought they would.
Despite what you may think of the design, the GSP 370s are a great wireless gaming headset, and with a battery life that just won’t quit, you’re in for an audio treat.
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