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We got the wonderful opportunity to check out Sennheiser’s first wireless gaming-focused headset, the GSP 670, at this year’s E3 expo. After spending a good amount of time listening to the pair of cans and speaking with someone from Sennheiser, here are our thoughts.
From the get-go, the overall build quality and construction of the headset is extremely robust, and it simply feels like a quality product. At $349.99, this premium headset certainly feels masterfully built, and like it will stand up to many hours of use – despite us only getting some time with the set.
Even the hinges on the earphones feel superb, a design that makes these over-ear headphones the first I have personally worn that don’t suffocate my massive Italian ears. Joke all you want, poor design that puts extra pressure around my ears has been a downer for me as an audiophile.
Many gamers (including myself) stick to wired headsets out of concern for latency, hence why Sennheiser’s GSP 670 comes with a low-latency, GSA 70 compact USB dongle which they pledge has “near-zero delay.” Between syncing and switching audio, I couldn’t really hear delay – at all.
While the USB dongle is compatible with Windows 10 PCs and PlayStation 4, the GSP 670 also has bluetooth, which you can pair with your smartphones and tablets. With the premium materials used in the cups, I can actually see myself using these cans even outside.
The lithium battery reportedly lasts up to 20 hours on bluetooth, and 16 hours on the GSA 70 dongle. The battery can also reportedly get a quick two hour charge in seven minutes.
Noise cancelling on the GSP 670 headset is superb, even with no audio playing it was difficult to hear regular level speaking. In terms of overall balancing and audio quality, as per the Sennheiser pedigree, I was absolutely satisfied. I played a variety of music and heard great tones all around.
In particular, I wanted to highlight the bass reproduction of the GSP 670. Sennheiser has really nailed the balancing in this pair of cans, no matter how hard I pushed them, both highs and lows in both stereo and surround sound were fantastic overall. There was no rattling when bass was real heavy.
With how meticulously constructed the audio drivers and headphones are overall, I can easily see myself using the GSP 670 for not just gaming but overall music listening as well. Sennheiser is positioning the 670 as a gaming headset, but it packs the punch of their superb mainline sets too.
There’s two volume wheels too, one for chat audio and one for game audio – a feature I’m already a huge fan of. The flexible mic arm is robust and sounds great as well, and raising it will mute your mic audio. Other sets had pretty cheap or plastic-y feeling mics, this mic felt like it will last.
The Windows 10 “Gaming Suite” software Sennheiser developed in house, lets you fine tune the audio experience with presets, or going fully custom. You can also toggle the 7.1 surround sound off or on, but I usually choose no equalizer and a mix of regular stereo audio with some surround sound.
The Sennheiser GSP 670 is currently up for order on their official website, for $349.99. Shipments are expected to go out sometime in the middle of this month, upon which we’ll do a full review and breakdown of the headset.