Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Headset Review
Published: 31st December 2019 | Source: Sennheiser | Price: £169 |
The Sennheiser GSP 370 is a very clever headset indeed. At a glance you could be forgiven for thinking it's a fairly standard gaming headset design but with the Sennheiser logo and price hike that comes from such a famous brand, but once you dig a little deeper you'll find it has much to offer, and one particular highlight.
Naturally it hasn't got quite the full set of premium elements that we saw from the GSP 670. It's missing the complicated hinge system, adjustable headband pressure as well as the Bluetooth connectivity, but that isn't to say that it's uncomfortable at all. In fact it's light enough and there is plenty of padding so that even the most sensitive of heads will be able to wear it for a long time. The headband is vented with memory foam padding so that you neither get hot nor uncomfortable. Those hinges hide a very clever ball joint system that guarantees you can find the perfect balance between pressure and comfort. Too often hinge designs can run the gamut between having your head in a vice or fearing that the slightest head movement will cause the headset to shift off your ears or the sound to leak out, but the GSP 370 has no such issues. There is a lot of height adjustment too, should your ears be in an unusual place on your head, or a particularly strange size. Add to all this those ear cups which are beautifully covered in a suede-like material for softness and a total lack of stickiness, yet are surrounded by leatherette which aids with passive noise cancellation.
The sound itself is everything you would expect from a Sennheiser headset. The default audio profile is very well balanced with pumping bass that doesn't drown out the other frequencies, a clear spacious midrange that is airy enough to make us double check that the GSP 370 is a closed back design because it sounds like an open backed one thanks to some Sennheiser voodoo, and the glassy highs that bring music to life and stop it sounding like you're listening to something underwater. Special kudos needs to be given to the microphone too. So often we hear the words "broadcast quality" or "noise cancelling" bandied about but the microphone on the GSP 370 lives up to both those claims. With plenty of adjustment in where you put it you can be guaranteed of your words being clearly heard on the other side. Those of you who partake in team online games will appreciate that you'll be the clearest and thus your orders the easiest to follow.
Saving the best til last the battery life and wireless capabilities of this thing are insane. A good wireless headset will last for around 14 hours. One with a seriously beefy battery like the GSP 670 might last nearly 20 hours. In our testing the GSP 370 got darn close to its claimed 100 hour run time by hitting just over 80 hours before it gave up the ghost. EIGHTY hours. If you've had any experience of wireless headsets you'll know how ludicrous this is, and if you've ever shied away from owning one because of the fear of going flat in a key moment then worry no longer. If that wasn't enough it has the same super-fast charging ability you might be familiar with from Beats headphones where you can put them on to charge whilst you make a cuppa and get another couple of hours out of them in those few minutes.
With our only quibble being that the price is definitely at the high end of what we'd be willing to pay for a 20Hz-20kHz headset, and this is assuaged by the insanely brilliant battery life, the Sennheiser GSP 370 combines a high level of comfort with their famous audio quality and zero latency wireless for a headset which should be at the top of anyone who likes their audio to be cable free.