Welcome to our Sennheiser GSP 370 headset review. The GSP 370 is a wireless gaming headset designed by audio giants, Sennheiser. Its key feature is its battery life which can last up to 100 hours per charge, making it the ideal headset companion for long gaming sessions.
- Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset
- System: PC, PlayStation 4, MAC
- Model: SCBT12
- Colors: Slate Grey/Black
- Available: Now
- Price £169.00
- Review Sample Provided
Using their expertise of all things audio related, Sennheiser has packed the GSP 370 headset with specifications that aim to make it one of the best headsets in its price range.
- Microphone frequency response – 100-6,300 Hz
- Ear coupling – Around ears
- Weight – 285g
- Pick-up pattern – Unidirectional
- Microphone sensitivity – -41 DBV/Pa
- Connection type – Wireless
- Headphones frequency response – 20-20,000 Hz
- Headphones transducer principle – Dynamic, closed
- Sound pressure level – 117 DB
Featuring a very modern looking design that seems to suit gaming quite well, the GSP 370 headset is a treasure to look at withs its curves in all the right places and well-designed earcups. One area it falls short on, in my opinion, is the materials used which in the case of this headset is a lot of plastic and for some parts such as the headband, this plastic feels rather cheap. For a headset costing £169, I’d have expected a little less plastic or at least some better quality plastic all around especially when I consider that my other gaming headset from a well-known brand cost around £50 and feels much nicer than this one.
Don’t get me wrong the GSP 370 headset may be made of plastic but it has been well made and really feels quite sturdy. It flexes nicely in the hands which means it’s able to fit easily on most head sizes without an issue.
The left earcup of the headset is home to a MicroUSB charging port, LED status light, and a small power switch. The power switch is a bit too much on the small side and requires a good fingernail to use, so its good that it has grooves on the top for you to easily place your nail in and slide it on. Also present on the left earcup is the rather impressive microphone which sits on a pivot that allows it to move up and down and also acts as a switch for turning the microphone on or off, whilst the microphone arm itself features a bendable rubber mid-section to allow for easier positioning closer to or further from the mouth.
Over on the right earcup, there isn’t much going on other than a large volume dial. This large volume dial is extremely easy to find and just as easy to use and is by far one of my favorite design features of the GSP 370.
One thing the GSP 370 is lacking is the ability to use it as a wired headset as well as a wired one. There’s no 3.5 mm audio jack anywhere and the USB cable doesn’t allow for audio to be passed through. Instead all audio transfer is done using the included low latency connection dongle and whilst many modern PCs feature quite a few USB ports, the PS4 features two, which for me is kind of awkward as one of my two ports is taken by an external hard drive and the other which is usually my control charging port has been taken by the dongle.
A major deciding factor when it comes to purchasing a gaming headset, comfort is not something that companies like Sennheiser want to skimp on and that’s why the GSP 370 is one of, if not, the most comfortable gaming headset I have had the pleasure of wearing. Featuring soft foam ear enclosures with an ear-shaped design, the GSP 370 headset is able to provide me with many none stop hours of comfort and that isn’t something that can be said for many headsets. There’s also a split padded headband that ensures a nice level of airflow to the user’s head, which results in the headset not getting drenched by your warm head’s sweat.
Thanks to a simple sliding mechanism each ear enclosure adjusts easily to sit comfortably around the ears. With varying levels of height, the headset can easily fit many different sizes of head, making it ideal for teenagers and adults.
Since things do eventually wear out, even headphone ear enclosures, Sennheiser has made it possible to replace the ones on the GSP 370 by making them removable and even telling users what part they need in order to replace them.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, the GSP 370’s key feature is its incredible battery life which is said to last up to 100 hours per charge, depending on usage of course. Since receiving this headset, I’ve only given it the customary first-time out-of-the-box charge and have since used it for roughly a total of 20 hours for a mix of music and gaming, with the majority of that time spent on the PS4’s party chat. At this very moment in time, the headset’s battery life has in excess of 50 hours left.
How do I know how much battery life remains? Well, that’s simple as Sennheiser has made it easy to check the headset’s remaining battery life. In fact, there are two methods, the first one which is the simplest is done by plugging the dongle into your PC and viewing the battery level on the Sennheiser Gaming Suite software (more on that later), and the other method sees you using the LED status light which has a handy color system to help you figure out how much battery time remains.
Sennheiser Gaming Suite
Windows 10 users of the GSP 370 will be happy to know that they get access to Sennheiser’s Gaming Suite software that gives them access to various adjustments and presets for things such as bass and treble as well as an equalizer.
The software also allows you to upgrade the firmware of both the headset and dongle. Firmware upgrades for headsets ensure that the headsets enjoy a long manufacturer supported life with new features and fixes released every so often.
Audio And Microphone Quality
With Sennheiser’s audio expertise, I’d be shocked if I had to say the audio is terrible, which is why I’m relieved I don’t have to say that. Whilst I’m no audiophile myself and wouldn’t call myself an expert when it comes to audio, I do know when something sounds good and the GSP 370 headset sounds amazing.
My main use of this headset is with my PS4 for party chat and occasionally I do switch the game sound to play through the headset. For chat purposes, the headset clearly delivers what other party members are saying and I don’t find myself having to ask them to repeat themselves. In-game audio is well, quite impressive through the GSP 370 headset, which I have learned from using it with games such as the action-packed Borderlands 3 in which I was clearly able to hear my surroundings from all angles whilst engaging in combat with the many enemies of the game and in the recently released Monkey King: Hero Is Back in which I was able to enjoy the way the headset played back the many ancient Chinese audio tracks the game has to offer. PC users will be happy to know that they can enhance the audio by turning on the headset’s 7.1 surround sound for an even more immersive gaming experience.
The microphone works really well and thanks to its flexible bendy arm it’s really easy to set up in a manner that suits the wearer, so if they have a quiet voice they can move it closer for easy pickup or if they have a loud voice they can move it further away.
*One issue I have experienced and hope will be fixed in a firmware update is that if I venture just a bit further away from my PS4, other party members tell me my voice begins to sound distorted and like its breaking up as if I’m too far away, despite the 10m working distance. This has no effect on me being able to hear them clearly and doesn’t happen if I’m sat on the couch which isn’t far from the console.*
*EDIT – Since seeing my issue noted above, Sennheiser has been really helpful in resolving the issue by providing some advice and since repositioning my PlayStation 4 in a more open area, I’m able to move around my front room with no issues to be reported. It’s hard to explain but the corner of my couch sits right in front of the PS4 console which was most likely creating some issues for the dongle.*
With the expertise of the folks at Sennheiser, it comes as no surprise that the GSP 370 gaming headset is an overall decent offering with its modern design, fantastic comfort and great audio. Even though it has its flaws such as no wired capabilities and a lot of plastic, It’s become one of my favorite headsets in part thanks to its brilliant comfort and amazing battery life.
That concludes our Sennheiser GSP 370 headset review. For more information check out the official product page on the Sennheiser website.