Sennheiser operates in the market of audio equipment for more than 70 years. During this time, the brand has won the recognition of the fans of good sound, paying attention to the ratio of quality and value. In the catalog of the manufacturer now has a huge number of models for all occasions and budgets.
More recently, the company has paid attention to the segment of gaming headsets and introduced several models for him.
In this article we look at the simplest of innovations – Sennheiser GSP 300.
In testing the headset Sennheiser GSP 300 came in a banal white cardboard box, which was only a sticker with a hologram to confirm the authenticity of the product and is written in pencil on hand the name of the model. Judging by the videos on the network in the retail headset will be sold in the traditionally decorated packaging with photos, specifications, and other useful information.
Inside the box there is another complex form and in a sufficiently dense plastic, so for the safety during transport, you can not survive. You can also use this package to store the headset.
The delivery of this model includes an adapter for connection to devices having combined audio jack, such as smartphones or tablets. Note that the adapter implements option LRGM, so that the device should be compatible with, or be universal. In particular, with the iPhone and Xiaomi everything is working properly, including the microphone. However, given the lack of buttons, call the script on the road is not very convenient. Most likely, in the official supply will be present, and some minimal documentation.
The color design of the headset used dark gray, gray and light blue colors. More than usual for the gaming segment red can be found in the model, located in the notch in the line of this manufacturer. And almost everywhere we see practical matt surfaces. And it’s not paint, and the base material. Gloss is very rare, but it adds a bit of design appeal.
Most of the headset frame is made of strong elastic plastic. In some places, there are screws under the asterisk, but it is unlikely that you will need them to service the device.
The upper part of the headband is divided, on the one hand, improves the adhesion, and the other – the pressure does not increase. However, she calmly refers to deformation, including twisting, which could serve as a guarantee of long life.
Additional comfort is provided by inserts on the inner side of the foam, closed cloth.
Headset weight average, and cups and headband design tend to produce good color retention.
The plates are original asymmetrical shape and well fitting to the ears, combining sound insulation with a relatively small size. Use soft foam ear pads with memory, closed black imitation leather.
Another interesting solution – a special form of sites for installing the speakers, which helps to improve sound transmission. Sami grid covered with a cloth of blue.
External cups plastic enclosure combines two colors and does not look massive. On the left cup attached microphone, and on the right there is a large volume control. Note that even at low sound volume remains, so to find out what is going on outside, if desired, or have to turn off the sound on your computer, or remove the headphones.
In addition, with the convenience of using the regulator not so good – in the case of need for a strong change in the level will have to do it in a few movements with the interception of the fingers, or they run into the mount to the headband.
Regarding the latter, then here it is designed as a ball joint, albeit from a very small range of positions.
But adjusting headband for good – almost four centimeters on each side. So problems when adjusting the size of the head should not be. Provisions to ensure that the spring-loaded latch, a dozen or so.
The microphone in this model, non-removable headset – his rod is attached to the left cup. rod length of about fifteen centimeters. If the microphone is not needed, it can be lifted up, and thus there will automatically mute electric approximately mid movement.
The central part is flexible, with softly pronounced memory effect, so you can try to find the most comfortable position, combined with the angle of choice (range – more than 135 degrees).
Signal cable nonremovable and is supplied to the left cup. The attachment point is present coupling to reduce the risk of inflection, but it is too rigid, and almost does not fulfill its role.
The cable has a length of more than two meters. Circular cross section, the thickness – of about 3 mm, the sheath is made of a soft, rubber-like material.
For about fifteen centimeters up to a strong coupling of connectors installed. From it are separate cables with connectors for connecting to the headphone output and microphone input. Connectors themselves are thin, use them convenient. Marking includes the logo on the housing and color rings around the plug.
To measure the frequency band we played involved stand Bruel Kjaer 4153 – Artificial Ear / Ear Simulator (corresponding to IEC 60318-1 standard), which is able to emulate the ear impedance at frequencies up to 16 kHz.
At a relatively low sensitivity headphones, so they need to use a good quality amplifier and signal source.Despite the tonal distortion, the sound of music at a high level. You can call it a “thoroughbred”, peculiar individual headphones Sennheiser. Distortion is small, it is possible to listen to music, and for a long time. In this scenario, the headset makes a good impression.
Given the reputation of the manufacturer, there is no reason to doubt the possibility of using this headset for listening to songs of popular formats with a conventional computer.
The audit found that this model did a good job with recordings of various genres and formats lossless compression. Here are just some of the compositions looked somewhat strange low frequency. This is probably a consequence of the declared by the manufacturer of the additional processing range.
In games, the device proved to be a good side. Music, speech, shots and the rest provided by the creators of sound design – all is transferred correctly. Positioning depends more on the game itself, but this does not prevent her headset. Soundproofing in cups of good, so that distracting background sounds will not. The maximum volume is also quite high, including when working with the standard built-in sound card of the computer.
In describing the model, the manufacturer refers to the presence of noise-canceling microphone, though not very clear remains its implementation. Moreover, in actual use, the effect of it is invisible.
These, including tone of voice, the microphone transmits well. Legibility is only slightly dependent on the position of the rod, on the condition that the distance to the microphone is 5-10 cm. When the recording can be heard and sounds close to the user, including keystrokes or mouse clicks. A little background noise, you can remove the sound card configuration.
Sennheiser GSP 300 open line of gaming headsets companies. The model boasts a convenient and reliable design and, of course, the quality of the headphones. But the design is rather neutral. The headset can be interesting for those users who are on computers not only play, but also to listen to music. Despite the presence of the adapter in the kit, consider the device is not necessary as a universal smartphone.
The cost of the headset is hardly low, if we consider the segment of the gaming models of well-known manufacturers. On the other hand, for the brand, it seems quite justified. At the same time the need for high-quality sound for a given application scenario, users can evaluate yourself.