Sennheiser GSP 370 full review
Whilst other gaming headsets like to stand out with funky designs and new-fangled features, the Sennheiser GSP 370 goes back to basics by focusing on two core elements: audio quality and battery life. Aiming to provide up to 100 hours of battery life, this no-frills headset offers all of this for a decent price compared to other headphone rivals.
But do the bold claims actually work in practice? Read on to discover whether or not the Sennheiser GSP 370 is a wireless gaming headset worth investing in.
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Pricing and availability
The Sennheiser GSP 370 is available from the Sennheiser website for £169.00/$199.95. Currently they appear to be exclusive to Sennheiser in the UK, but you can also get a hold of them from Newegg if you’re based in the States. When (or if) they become available on Amazon UK and Amazon US, this article will be updated.
Being below £200 puts them cheaper than some of our top-tier rated headsets like the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2, but they’re not exactly on the budget end of the scale. Nonetheless, for the price you’re getting a whole lot of wireless gameplay.
Sennheiser GSP 370 review
On the exterior, the GSP 370 retains a similar look to other standard Sennheiser headsets. Black with dark grey accents in the classic chunky gamer look, these headphones keep everything minimal. Granted, they may not look like an everyday pair of earphones, but they’re not designed for that anyway.
The headset itself is made up primarily of hard plastic, which does have a bit of weight to it when lifted. However, they’re actually extremely comfortable to wear and sit nice and snug on your head. Even after long periods of time, they never feel like they’re becoming heavy or squeezing your skull.
The dual material earpads play a huge part in this, coming with a leatherette exterior and a suede-like material on the inner parts which is designed to reduce heat build-up and sweat around the ears (something we can all agree is pretty grim).
Audio quality is crisp and dynamic with integrated digital sound processing, cancelling out background atmosphere and allowing you to be completely immersed in your gaming experience. This is mainly down to how well the headset performs on surround sound, separating different effects and showcasing the distance of people and objects within a game. Bass response is decent too, faring best with action-based games, but still performing well with bass-heavy music like dubstep.
The headset features a chunky volume dial on one side to manually control your sound, plus you can customise the audio even further to suit your preferences on PC - more on that later.
The headset connects to your device via a wireless dongle, not Bluetooth like some other headsets. However, it is only compatible with PC, Mac and PS4 - which is a shame for other console players. Though the micro-USB port does allow for the headset to be used over a wired connection to your PC/PS4 while charging (cable length permitting), the inclusion of a headphone jack would allow for just another layer of flexibility, not least because it would open up the option of connecting the headset straight to a controller.
Nonetheless, I can forgive this considering the Godzilla-sized battery life that this headset boasts, with 100 hours worth of playtime. Unfortunately I didn’t have quite enough time to fully test that figure. However, after around 10 hours of play the headset battery had dropped by around 10% (averaging around 1% per hour), so I’d wager that they’re on the money here. The GSP 370 comes with micro-USB for charging for when you eventually run out of battery, though it’s a shame to not see USB-C.
This is a huge leap for wireless gaming, especially if you’re a streamer, as it means that you can crack on with play without having to worry about making sure your device stays charged for an entire gaming session. Speaking of streaming, the headset also boasts quite an impressive noise-cancelling microphone to use for online gaming.
I did a test recording, and the headset cancelled out most background noise, with only slight feedback from the game once it was turned up to full volume (which realistically you won’t be doing unless you want to burst your eardrums). When you retract the mic, this also mutes you completely, mitigating the need to frantically search for the volume on your microphone. It would be even better if this mic was removable, an option that other headsets do include.
On the PC, this headset also comes with another layer of added functionality with an audio suite. This gives you the chance to calibrate your microphone to your desired settings, switch between four standard audio modes (flat, movie, music and e-Sports) and more advanced configuration to suit your preferences. All in all, a nice touch to an already solid headset.
If you're searching for a headset that has a long life battery, then the Sennheiser GSP 370 is certainly one to consider. It's built for big gaming sessions - staying comfortable on your head and avoiding nasty ear sweats - plus the audio is dynamic and clear, cancelling out background noise nicely.
Seeing as the audio is so good on music and movies, the only way this headset could get better is if it were compatible on more devices and offered a retractable microphone. The inclusion of USB-C also wouldn't go amiss. Nonetheless, if battery life on your headset is your main concern when it comes to gameplay for the PC or PS4, then the GSP 370 would be a solid choice.
Sennheiser GSP 370: Specs
- Compatible with PC, Mac®, and Sony PlayStation® 4
- USB Dongle for wireless compatibility
- 100-6,300 Hz mic frequency response
- 1.5 m charging cable
- Unidirectional pick-up pattern
- -41 DBV/Pa microphone sensitivity
- 20-20,000 Hz frequency response
- Dynamic and closed Transducer principle
- 117 DB SPL