Premium at a price
The gaming headset market is quite crowded at the moment, and let’s be honest, most of the headsets out there offer the same sort of thing, for the same sort of price. You can pick up a fairly decent pair of wired gaming headsets for around £30, as with the Venom Sabre Universal Stereo Gaming Headset that we reviewed earlier in the year. With this in mind, I was very keen to test our the latest offering from EPOS | SENNHEISER. At £279.99, did it do enough to warrant that price tag? Read on to find out.
What EPOS | SENNHEISER say
- Closed acoustic wireless gaming headset
- Flexible wireless features: low-latency connection and Bluetooth®
- Low-latency connection transmits with near-zero delay
- Bluetooth® enables a wide range of applications
- Intelligent battery management turns the headset on and off automatically
- Separate volume control of chat audio and
- game audio
- Sennheiser Gaming Suite for customisation and optimisation of audio settings
- Advanced noise-cancelling microphone for crystal-clear communication
- Flexible microphone boom arm with ‘lift to mute’ function
- 2-year international warranty
Design and Comfort
I’ve been using the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670s as my primary headset for the past few weeks. One of the strong points of the headset is how comfortable they are. I’m sure that everyone can relate, but I’ve been attending numerous video meetings every day, so it was essential to have a comfortable headset. The EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670 looks quite bulky, and when you pick it up, it does feel quite heavy.
However, when you wear them, it doesn’t feel heavy on your head. The earcups are very soft and padded, so you don’t feel any pressure on your ears. Another useful feature is that you can adjust the contact pressure point. This was a welcome addition, as I have had pain using some headsets.
Coming from Sennheiser, a company synonymous for creating brilliant audio products, it will come as no surprise to you to hear that the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670s sound fantastic! I was surprised as to how good music sounded when using this headset. Even at full volume, songs sounded almost ‘live’. Talking of volume, you can control it using on larger of the two volume wheels found on the right earcup. A slight issue I have with the volume wheel is that it is a little stiff.
Gaming audio is also top quality with the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670. Using the 7.1 surround sound option, games felt alive. For example, using a combination of the 7.1 surround sound and Dynamic Home Theater audio mix in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, I could feel the explosions and the ‘zip’ of the bullets flying past.
Battery life is an important feature when choosing a new gaming headset and thankfully, the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670 delivers in this area. I charged my headset when it arrived, using the included USB lead, and I was able to get a couple of days of usage before needing to recharge.
The headset has a switch on the left earcup that tells you how much battery you have left, although it doesn’t tell you the exact battery life remaining, for example, if you have 90% battery left, it will say “more than 80% battery left.” This is a small oddity, but you can see the exact battery left using the Sennheiser Gaming Suite.
A great feature for gamers is the quick charge. Charging the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670 for around 7 minutes will give you roughly two hours of battery life. I tested this out, and it did work.
The headset has a clever battery saving feature, and that is that it will power off automatically if it detects that it’s not being used. Furthermore, if you’re happy to lose the wireless aspect of the headset, you can plug it in using the USB cable, and not worry about the battery life.
The noise-cancelling microphone on the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670 is excellent. I have used the headset for numerous online meetings, and people have commented on the clarity of my voice. When using the microphone when gaming, my teammates have been able to hear me clearly. The microphone can be muted by lifting it up. Doing this provides a satisfying “click”, so you know that you’re muted. You’re able to control the chat and game audio by using the smaller of the two volume wheels, found on the right earcup.
When using the headset with a PC, you can control aspects of the headset using the Sennheiser Gaming Suite. Here you can change preset sound modes, including ESports, Music and Movies. I was able to hear a discernible difference between the preset modes, for example, when playing Call of Duty Warzone, using the ESport preset, I was able to hear the sounds of the bullets flying past me, and the footsteps of surrounding enemies.
If you’re someone who likes to tweak even further, you are able to do this using the suite. This includes changing the microphone options, and noise cancellation levels.
In conclusion, the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 670 is the best wireless gaming headset that I’ve had the pleasure of using to date. The sound quality is superb, the mic is excellent, and in terms of comfort and battery life, you get a lot for your money. Whether or not you’re happy to spend nearly £300, it is up to you. However, I can tell you that you will be getting a premium product.
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