The German company Sennheiser is no stranger to audio equipment to offer a high-end demanding customers, and computer headset Sennheiser PC 373D – is no exception. This peripheral provides premium 7.1 surround sound and a microphone of exceptional quality with crystal clear sound – and all this in an easy and beautiful design, which can be worn for hours. The headset is equipped with an excellent app, allows you to change settings on the fly without wading through the jungle of complex menus.
Some of the competitors Sennheiser PC 373D – including, and wireless – offer similar functionality for less money, but a stunning surround sound and the ability to comfortable use throughout the day can be a decisive argument in favor of this premium headset.
Black and red Headset Sennheiser PC 373D blurs the line between simplicity and elegance. Plush velvet earpads and headband cause characteristic image of headphone-class high-end, with a black plastic frame looks modestly enough to fit into the interior, filled with all kinds of game accessories.
The only conspicuous element Sennheiser PC 373D – this is truly a great microphone that excuse just some nice flexibility and good purity of voice (more on this later). The microphone can not bend to the side while listening to music, but it can be folded up and turn off. The headset can not boast a variety of controls on the headphones, but on the right cup has a convenient volume control for use on the go.
Headset Sennheiser PC 373D is so convenient that the author of the review is often forgotten that it is put on it. This is one of the few gaming headsets that you can be happy to wear all day. And all this thanks to the extremely light frame weighing only 354 grams, and comfortable ear cushions plush that do not suffocate from the heat even after hours of gaming.
The headset is fully implemented a common set of options: you can lift the headband within 5 cm and change the slope of the cups, to better adjoined to the head.
Sennheiser PC 373D gives excellent surround sound standard 7.1 Dolby, who made almost all the games that I played much better.
The effect of immersion in the Star Wars Battlefront was so incredible that I could feel the roar of TIE fighters and X-wing, whizzing over my head in the battle for Jacchia. Ambient sound 373D allows you to determine exactly where the enemy fire blasters and makes explosions thermal detonators particularly impressive. If you turn off the surround immediate shortage of depth and inability to establish the direction of the sources.
373D headset is equally impressive in games built around melee combat. Shocks and jolts in Street Fighter V and Batman: Arkham Knight respond distinctive crunch. Well I hear the smallest details – such as the wind ruffled cloak of Batman as he flies around Gotham.
Sennheiser PC 373D is designed primarily for use with a PC, but it turned out that it works perfectly with the PlayStation 4 – after I connected it to USB-port of its console. You can not use EQ and features surround sound, but you still get a very good sound, including in chat rooms.
Brand application for Sennheiser PC 373D offers some not-so stunning, but nice extra features. You can select one of three audio presets – “Music”, “e-sports” or “Game” – or disable the equalizer, if you want to maximize a neutral sound. The preset “Music” you will get a substantial boost in bass, in the preset “Game”, it will be too, but less intense. Mode “E-Sports”, which I liked most of all, provides a sharp sound with distinct high frequencies, when distinctly heard steps and shots your opponents in the game.
In addition to the presets in this application, you can adjust the level of noise canceling headset microphone. You can also adjust the volume of the local effect (also known as the microphone monitoring) allows you to hear your own voice in chat rooms.
Possibility comfortable communicating with teammates almost as important as the audible sound in the game, and 373D uses one of the best mics that I have ever met. My friend with the prefix PS4 told that I sounded “High purity” as long as we treated each other in The King of Fighters XIV. Noise-canceling microphone on a foldaway leg system proved itself as reliable in conference calls, as well as in hot gaming battles.
Removable cable approximately 1.8 meters in length allows you to sit comfortably at a computer desk or sit on the couch with a joystick game consoles. In the cable connector has a single button to activate the Dolby surround sound – it’s cute, but it would be nice if there was a volume control and a mute button.
The only thing that really upset me is the lack of an analog cable with a 3.5mm jack that would give Sennheiser PC 373D more value as a casual pair of headphones.
Headset Sennheiser PC 373D is almost flawless in all respects.
The surround sound provides fantastic immersion in the game, the firmware application provides several clear options and, among other things, it is amazing comfortable. I could recommend it only for comfort, but not everyone will be able to pay $ 249, even for the most comfortable headphones.
If you like the wireless model and you do not have anything against the bulky headsets, beautiful (and much more cheap) alternative – Razer ManO’War it for $ 169. But if you prefer to buy a wired headset with one of the best quality sound, excellent microphone and comfortable to wear, the Sennheiser PC 373D is definitely worth the money.