Sennheiser GSP 670 Wireless Headset Review
Published: 30th January 2020 | Source: Sennheiser | Price: £299 |
Headsets, more than almost any other hardware we review, live and die on their performance more than any other consideration. Are they comfortable? Do they sound good? Those are the key elements, but with a wireless headset, you also get an additional part of battery life.
Let's start with the battery life. If you've ever used a wireless headset you'll know that any manufacturers claim is overstated, and we've lost count of the number of times we've been in the middle of an intense gaming session and suddenly found ourselves with silence. Companies have got around this issue in two main ways. There is the Corsair way of letting you 'play and charge', which somewhat negates the wireless freedom but does work. Steelseries have done a different idea by supplying you with two batteries so you can swap out and return to wireless listening in about twenty seconds. Sennheiser has gone for a totally different idea of just sticking in a massive battery and letting you listen all day. That's a claim others have made, but we hit 19 hours before they finally needed charging, and if you're gaming/listening for more than 19 hours in a single stretch then we'd like some of your Monster energy sponsorship, please. If this isn't enough for you then check out our review of the Sennheiser 370 which gives a barely believable 80 hours of real-world listening.
Connectivity is something else the GSP 670 do well, with every option catered for. There is the wired option if you've got an old fashioned device, a wireless dongle for PC or Playstation 4 compatibility, and if neither of those floats your boat then the GSP 670 also has Bluetooth support for pretty much everything else on the planet. There is a one-touch call and answer facility and then you're right back to gaming.
You definitely will want to be using these for a long time too as the sound quality is everything you would expect to find on a high end headset from a company as famous as Sennheiser. There is tight, pumping bass, but in a way that never overrides the other frequencies. We're so tired of headsets which think that bass above all else is the way forwards, whereas a balanced sound profile is the king of all things. Naturally, if you're a total bass head you can tune the headset to rattle your fillings, but by default the bass is thumping yet leaves plenty of room for broad midrange response and crystal clear high notes.
So it has a battery that lasts ages and sounds great. That's two ticked off the list. Comfort is the last one and as you can see from the design there is a lot of 'design' going on to give you the best user experience. The earpads are vegan-friendly suede-like material which keeps them soft on your head without sticking, whilst the leatherette surround helps keep in the music to stop it bleeding into your surroundings. Perfect if you share your gaming space with others. Lastly, the hinge system keeps the GSP 670 firmly on your head without leaving any pressure points, which work perfectly in conjunction with the adjustable pressure headband so you're neither fearful of it sliding off nor grow weary of it in those long listening sessions.
The Sennheiser GSP 670 is as brilliant as you'd expect from a name so renowned in the audio world. They are comfortable, connect to everything and sound fantastic. Only the price, £299, might keep you from owning a pair your ears deserve.