We previously reviewed Sennheiser’s ultra premium, premiere wireless gaming headset – the GSP 670. While that headset is basically the Rolls-Royce of the gaming headset world, the company is offering a newer, more budgeted gaming headset for gamers on a budget. The GSP 370 is appropriately named, as it’s basically half the price of the original headset, only without sacrificing the overall quality and build of the hardware itself. The new headset includes an advantage over its predecessor – a massive upgrade in battery life. All things considered, is the GSP 370 worth picking up? Is it worth considering just going all out for its bigger brother? Read on to find out why you definitely shouldn’t pass up the GSP 370!
The overall design of the GSP 370 to its 670 bigger brother is just that – a lighter and thinner design. While the headset is at first quite a bit lighter in overall weight, it’s not only skinnier in its overall frame, the cups that house the audio drivers are also a tiny bit smaller too. The shaving off of materials provides a lighter, and in my opinion – somehow more comfortable feel overall.
The feel of the GSP 670 was exceptional, much like Sennheiser’s pedigree with making really masterful pieces of audio hardware. The lighter overall feel of the 370 has honestly made me prefer it over the 670. That little bit of extra lightness makes it easier for me to put them on, listen away, and forget they’re even on my head. Everything feels just right, and in exactly the right place.
The GSP 370 has no active noise canceling, instead its robust ear cups provide a pretty nice amount of insulation from outside sound – the same with sound leakage. Whether you’re listening to The Return of the King or playing MechWarrior 5, these cans really pump out the sound faithfully and with no wobbling. The build of the 370 is exceptional and definitely made to last.
One of the only areas the GSP 370 is lacking in comparison to its big brother is in its feature set, and that’s to be expected considering this is the cheaper model of the two. The 370 drops a few things to shave off the price – Bluetooth, a slightly lesser microphone, and no option to adjust your main audio and chat audio on the headset. It still supports the Gaming Suite software, though.
The Gaming Suite software, just like with the 670, lets you customize the overall audio fidelity of the 370 to your liking. Prefer a more bass-heavy sound? Something more flat? Or maybe you’re balancing out audio levels for music that hasn’t been mixed properly? You can do all of that with this software. Honestly, the cans that Sennheiser makes are masterful by default, so try them as is.
Outside of that, all you really have with the GSP 370 is its main audio level knob, the on/off switch, a charging port, the mic, and the indicator light for the battery level. The last part isn’t as important as with most devices as the GSP 370 has a freakishly powerful 100 hour battery. I’m not sure how Sennheiser managed to fit a battery this powerful into this form factor, but I digress.
Since I received the GSP 370, I’ve rarely, if ever, had to charge the headset. In my usual 1-2 hour blocks of use it has taken me a truly large amount of time to even drain the battery on the headset. This is the kind of premium, wireless headset you should get if you never want to have to worry about charging it – it just keeps going. It’s astonishing how long the battery on the GSP 370 lasts!
As for performance on the GSP 370, these are honestly on par with the GSP 670 in that the overall 20-20,000Hz range is astounding. Even the softest of dialogue can be heard in crystal-clear clarity, while the loudest explosions and gunfire really pack a throaty punch. Despite the slightly lesser price tag, these are still packing the premium, masterclass audio Sennheiser is known for.
I really want to focus on the overall range and balance of the GSP 370. It’s truly something else when you actually feel your ears being actively stimulated from truly high quality drivers producing an audio experience I haven’t had with any other manufacturer. If you’ve been on the fence of stepping your audio game up a bit and going with Sennheiser, you need to at least try them.
The microphone performance is about the same as the GSP 670, although it did sound a tiny bit more grainy in comparison. I’d say for a headset mic, I was definitely satisfied with its performance as were my buds that tend to hop in games and Discord chats with me. The mic is pretty good at filtering out the distractions that may pop up, however, and can be flexed to get nice and close.
Are the GSP 370s worth picking up? I definitely think so, as they combine the absolutely breathtaking audio performance of Sennheiser but packaged in a slightly more inexpensive yet still premium quality headset. What’s more, you get a ridiculously powerful battery, so these are really a no-brainer for someone looking to game a lot, listen to music, or both. The GSP 670 will set you back $350, while the GSP 370 is $200. For a premium quality headset, I think it’s worth it.
One of the only negatives I had with the GSP 670 was its hefty price tag – and it seems like Sennheiser answered my plea by offering a more affordable yet still a meticulously well-balanced and fantastic sounding headset. The GSP 370 may have less features, but it’s really the go to headset for someone wanting premium quality but with no extra frills.
The Sennheiser GSP 370 was reviewed with a retail unit provided by Sennheiser. You can find additional information about Niche Gamer’s review/ethics policy here.