When I was offered a pair of Sennheiser GSP 670 headphones to review, I leapt at the chance. I own a pair of Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones, so I know the kind of sound quality and comfort the company produces. With that level paired with a microphone for the express purpose of making a gaming headset, I knew that the Sennheiser GSP 670 was going to be something special.
I wasn’t wrong.
As soon as you open the box, the quality of the build and the tech smacks you right in the face. Nestled inside are the GSP 670, the USB dongle and charging cable. The headset is chunky but not ugly and looks far more like a standard pair of headphones than any other gaming headset I’ve seen before.
Sennheiser GSP 670 Review
It seems to be some unwritten rule that gaming headsets have to be these garish, ugly things that you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing outside your house. The Sennheiser GSP 670 is almost a headset I’d wear out and about. Unfortunately, the microphone doesn’t detach and since it’s rather large, would look a bit strange on a walk down the street.
That being said, it’s still the best-looking set of gaming cans I’ve seen which puts it on a pedestal in my mind.
As this is Sennheiser’s first wireless, dedicated gaming headset, I wondered if there would be any issues with sound or microphone quality or connectivity. For the most part, the GSP 670 works flawlessly, however, I did have some issues with them on my PS4. No matter how close I was to the console, the sound would cut out, distort and crackle.
I thought it was really strange for such a high-quality pair of headphones, especially as it sounded like it was losing connection to the dongle. My PS4 sits on a shelf under my TV and it’s usually pushed in so it doesn’t stick out. On a whim, I pulled the console out so that the dongle had clear space around it and all of the issues vanished.
I’m not sure if this was because of my setup, the PS4 or both, but I didn’t have the same problem with my PC. With that issue out of the way, I was able to enjoy the GSP 670 fully. And let me tell you, these bad boys produce some incredible sound.
While you use plug and play to connect to the PS4, when using the headset with a PC you can install the Sennheiser Gaming Suite to give you personalised sound. You can choose various surround modes, fiddle with the EQ, change the microphone or use a number of presets. These options mean that even if you’re picky with how your games sound, you’ll be able to customise the GSP 670 to suit.
Playing games, I was able to clearly pick out individual sounds and sound effects as well as music and voice acting. Everything sits comfortably on its own when played through this headset and I didn’t experience muddled or distorted sound. The GSP 670 has a great bass response with low sounds coming through clearly and loudly.
The same goes for high-end. Sounds coming through the headset are crystal clear and easily distinguishable. And using them just to listen to music is great as well. While they’re made to be used for gaming, they work just as well for music, as they should.
It’s not only the game’s sounds you’ll be hearing clearly either. Voice chat through the GSP 670 is flawless. Teammates’ voices come through without distortion and without ruining the sounds of the game. You also have individual control over voice and game sounds. There are two volume wheels that you can use to balance game and voice volume so you hit that sweet spot.
If you need to mute yourself, simply push the mic into the upright position and away you go.
Wearing the Sennheiser GSP 670 is a real joy. They have some weight to them but they aren’t heavy and wearing them for extended periods didn’t cause me any issues. The soft leatherette of the cups and the cooling material covering the speakers means that you won’t be overheating. The headband is adjustable and features “adjustable contact pressure; in combination with a clever metal hinge system.”
Quite simply, the GSP 670 is one of the most comfortable gaming headsets I’ve used. If not, the most comfortable. The comfort and quality of sound are why the Sennheiser GSP 670 costs $499 AUD but the cost is worth it if you’re someone who isn’t willing to compromise on sound quality or comfort.
The Sennheiser GSP 670 is Sennheiser’s first wireless gaming headset and they’re absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
For now, if you love sound quality and gaming, the GSP 670 might be for you.
Sennheiser loaned PowerUp! a pair of GSP 670 headphones for this review.
Product Name: Sennheiser GSP 670
Offer price: $499