The EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370 headset balances quality and price. With an RRP of $200 (£179/AU$350), the item is priced in the center of the market, just above what most people consider entry level.
For that money, you’d expect some best-in-class characteristics, such as a headset with a crystal clear audio profile and a sturdy and elegant design that lives up to Sennheiser’s history. However, the EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370 is not the finest gaming headset available at this price point.
The battery is the most amazing element of the headset: Sennheiser’s improbable claim of a 100-hour charge is no exaggeration, as we haven’t had to charge the headset once in the whole 20-day testing period (despite averaging two-to-three hours a day playtime). For others, the convenience may be worth the cost of admission.
The sound is crisp, clear, and balanced, making for a wonderfully cromulent experience even with a flat profile for those with acute ears looking out for teammates’ chats and in-game audio cues. Sennheiser’s decades-long reign as ruler of the auditory castle shows through with the GSP 370, especially while playing situational awareness-based games. Noise cancellation is done through the earcup design, allowing for complete immersion in whichever imaginary universe you’ve launched.
When it comes to sound, the EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370 can compete with the more expensive, premium-range Sennheiser 670. It’s simply a pity that it’s plagued with a lack of flexibility, a mediocre mic construction, and a flimsy design to compensate for its excellent sound and battery life.
EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 370 Overview
Let’s get one thing straight: this headset isn’t subtle. The Sennheiser 370 is a hefty headset, but not as big as its larger, more annoying sister, the GSP 670. Even the most dexterous gamers will hard to ignore the tactile, snappy volume wheel, which is a huge positive for the headset’s conventional, sleek, and matte black appearance.
A low-slung (and, to be honest, pretty cheap-feeling) connection connects the earcups to the headband, which occasionally squeaks a bit if you’re moving about during a gaming session. The ball-and-socket connection that connects the headband and earcups only allows for a few degrees of mobility – something to keep in mind if you’re an anxious, energetic player.
Despite its size and eye-catching appearance, the headset is lightweight. This is both a plus and a minus: sure, it’s fantastic for comfort and long sessions (which goes hand in hand with its incredible battery life), but it also means it’s not the most robust headset on the market. If you sit on it by mistake once or twice, the earcups or the unexpectedly fat and flexible mic will be aware.
The headset is a delight to use in audio-rich games, thanks to Sennheiser’s unrivaled track record in aural engineering. The GSP 370’s 20-20,000Hz frequency range is most highlighted in first-person shooters and survival horror games, but the headset shines in pretty much any PS4, PS5, or PC game right out of the box.
There is no specific balancing feature, so if you want to use this to talk with your friends while you mow down zombies in Call of Duty or shout at the ref in FIFA, you’ll have to use an app or the PS4/in-built PS5’s capability to adjust the balance. On PC, you may experiment with and EQ due to some proprietary software, but it’s a complex and unfriendly application (particularly when it comes to the mic) that you should avoid as much as possible.
Speaking of the microphone, it’s perhaps our greatest complaint about the headset as a gaming gear. When we were playing, our colleagues could hear the clack and click of a DualShock 4, and despite promises of being unidirectional and noise-cancelling, the mic picked up a lot of ambience on voice channels. Add in some crackling going through to other members of our fireteam, and you’ve got a problem – even if your voice comes over warm and clear when the mike is firing on all cylinders.
When linked with either a PS4 or a PC, you may experience a very infrequent connectivity glitch: an always-on USB dongle handles communication, and we saw a short drop-out maybe four or five times over 60-70 hours of use. It’s hardly a game-changing bug, but it’s worth noting (particularly if you want to play ranked or competitively while using the headset).
Why should you buy it?
You value high-quality sound
To be honest, we can’t say enough about how great Sennheiser goods sound.
You don’t mind spending a bit more
At $200/£170, the Sennheiser 370 is somewhat more expensive than both the SteelSeries Arctis 7P and the Corsair HS60 Haptic, but it provides greater sound quality. Select if you favor value or performance.
You really can’t fault the 100+ hours of battery life, and to be honest, we believe Sennheiser must have used some sort of black sorcery to make it happen.