If you’ve swung by twitch.tv/trubros at least once, you’ve seem me rocking this headset:
Like many, I’m listening to music constantly-while the sound quality on the trusty V-Moda headphones I’ve had for many years is still impeccable despite some significant wear and tear, the weight of thems begins to take its toll on my head during hours-long play sessions. NoScope and I were lucky enough to win this Sennheiser headset from Discord trivia way back at PAX East 2017 and I’ve been using it to stream/play games ever since. It’s been nearly a year and I can confidently state the following if you’re looking for the quick review: the Sennheiser GSP 350 headset offers great noise-cancelling, allows you to manually control volume on the side of the device and is an unexpectedly light USB headset. It’s a tremendous value and a device I highly recommend to any gamer who wears a headset for a long period of time.
The headset has a slick black/red color scheme and although I’d much prefer some TruBros purple in there, it’s a good lookin’ device. It comes built in with a long USB cord so even if you’re PC isn’t incredibly close to where you game, odds are the length will be sufficient and you won’t have to do any awkward maneuvering. The headset itself is hefty yet incredibly light-despite more than a few 8-10 hour gaming sessions it’s never felt uncomfortable and the earphone cushions are quite soft.
The noise-cancelling feature works like a champ-despite NoScope consistently gaming a mere 7 feet away from me, unless we’re using voice chat I have to remove the headset to hear what she is saying. This makes hearing footsteps in PUBG a breeze and truly helps to immerse oneself in a game. The most useful feature on the device in my humble opinion is the ability to control volume directly on the headset-whenever I’ve music blaring I can quickly turn it down without having to use my keyboard and mouse. Whenever I need to check if I’ve some competition trying to close in on my position it just requires a quick turn of the knob on the right side of the headset.
Truth be told, the only drawbacks of the device I can come up with are the mic is not removable (meaning you can’t use this solely as headphones when not gaming) the device is not wireless, it does not come with a travel case and it does not come packaged with a 3.5mm audio cord-this is sold separately. However, it should be noted the aforementioned “complaints” truly aren’t even drawbacks, as spending more can net you any of these functions. From a functionality and quality standpoint, I’ve no complaints whatsoever with this headset.
The Sennheiser GSP 350 headset is the absolute best gaming headset I’ve ever used. Despite (literally) hundreds hours of gaming, multiple trips where I’ve shoved it into a bag and more than a few rage quits, it still works perfectly and looks brand new. If you’re on the market for a slick USB headset which allows you to adjust volume on the fly, I can’t see how you can find a better option/value than this bad boy.