Review Sennheiser GSP 600 Professional Gaming Headset
The Sennheiser GSP 600 delivers sound quality serious gamers expect. Sennheiser’s German-engineered transducers provide a smooth frequency response with exceptional detail, dynamics and extended bass response. A broadcast quality noise-cancelling microphone provides crystal clear in-game chat. The volume control is located on the earcup for intuitive use. Ergonomic ear pads help the closed-back GSP 600 block out ambient noise so you can focus on the game.
Sennheiser GSP 600 Specifications:
- Dynamic drivers (neodymium magnet)
- 28 Ω impedance
- 10-30,000 Hz frequency response (specified by the manufacturer)
- Closed-back, over-ear design
- Pivotable noise-canceling microphone
- 3.5-mm connectivity (TRRS and dual TRS)
- 2.5 m detachable braided cable (dual TRS) + 1.5 m detachable braided cable (TRRS)
- Built-in volume dial
- Weight: 395 g
Being a gaming headset, the GSP-600 does have a focus on the lower end of the scale. Bass rumbles along nicely, making explosions and other deeper noises sound particularly rich, and listening to your favourite rockin’ music is similarly boosted by the bias toward bass. But in more expansive soundstages, you can notice the upper and middle ranges lack a little in punch and clarity, and music with more nuance suffers similarly.
It’s a shame, because if there’s one area the GS-600 really excels it’s in its positional audio. Sounds coming from any direction are clearly and precisely located in space, allowing you pinpoint cues with uncanny ease. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a great benchmark for this kind of audio, and I felt actually better at the game because of these headphones.
A boom mic rounds out the package, and this too is little mixed – it mutes input based on being up or down, which works well, but it’s hard to fix in just right spot. It is very flexible, almost to a fault. Finally, there’s volume wheel on the right-hand earcup, and this is wonderfully stiff by comparison, helping you accurately dial in the right sound levels for whatever you’re doing.