Sennheiser has long been a market leader, with extremely popular headsets like the HD598 and HD650 that cater to the enthusiast, gamer, and audiophile. Expanding on its already popular GSP series of headsets, Sennheiser has launched two new models that add wireless capabilities, today we look at the GSP 370.
The GSP 370 shares a similar design with the top-tier GSP 670 from earlier in the year. This includes a metal frame underneath premium plastics and class-leading electronics.
The microphone offers a 100-6300Hz frequency response around a unidirectional design, and the headphones, a closed-back design, offers 20-20KHz response. SPL is rated at 117dB, giving this headset a very efficient design, and adding to this is the overall weight of the headset at just 285g.
MSRP of the Sennheiser GSP 370 comes in at $199.99 with a two-year warranty.
The GSP 370 offers attractive packaging with that familiar Sennheiser logo at the top left, an image of the headset centered, and a few bits of marketing at the bottom left.
The back offers more detail on the headset in several languages, along with its claim of 100 hours battery life.
Unboxing, the GSP 370 includes the wireless dongle seen above. We also have reading materials to aid in setup.
The 370 shares much of its design with the entire GSP lineup. This means subtle branding and unique design choices like the section of dampening along with the mic for flexibility and vibration reduction.
On the right side, we have a large wheel for volume control.
Back over to the left side, we have USB input along with the power switch placed on the underside of the earcup. The LED just forward shows the status with purple for connecting and blue for connected.
The earcups are soft memory foam covered in a leather outer and velour contact area.
The GSP 370 uses the Gaming Suite for configuring and battery life monitor.
The first screen offers EQ control for the headset along with the ability to switch between a simulated 7.1 and stereo playback.
The middle tab includes controls for the mic. This includes voice modification, gain, and noise cancellation.
For testing, I set my playlist on repeat for four days seen above. The volume level was set at 50% for the entire duration, and after 38 hours, the battery life had come down to 80%.
Forty-five hours into testing, the battery life had hit 60% and seemingly stopped.
I checked back in after four days and four hours, a total time of 100 hours, to see the battery life at 9%.
I've seen some fantastic headsets come through as of late, and the Sennheiser adds to that as one of the most comfortable solutions I've used. The earpads are slightly better than that of the Corsair Virtuoso RGB and surpass the SteelSeries Arctis Pro only somewhat due to personal preference. Build quality is impressive with the 370 as expected with my only gripe being the head pressure it exerts on your ears, but then again, it may ease up with use.
Audio quality is clear and crisp, slightly brighter than the Virtuoso from Corsair, and the mic from my testing offers clear communication without issue. The battery life was on point with a full 100 hours of battery life, tested at 50% volume, and the included software offers enough customization with EQ and mic optimization to be worth installing. That said, the software is PC only at this point, so macOS users need not apply.
Pricing for the GSP 370 at $199.99 puts this headset in a solid place as far as the market is concerned. It's firmly placed just under that $200 barrier, making it a solid contender for best headset under $200 and perhaps a top gift option for the gamer in your life.
Last updated: Dec 17, 2019 at 06:05 pm CST
The Bottom Line
Sennheiser's GSP 370 gaming headset offers a solid amount of features with wireless connectivity and 100 hour battery life for under $200 USD.