Last week, Sennheiser gave us all a quick look at its first wireless gaming headset, the GSP 670, claiming it to be “the ultimate wireless gaming headset.”
The GSP 670 is much pricier than other wireless gaming headsets. It costs about $393. It is a big leap from its predecessor, the Sennheiser GSP 600, which was priced at $249. The company, though, does have a good reputation, so the price jump shouldn’t scare audiophiles away.
Freedom of wireless
Many gamers have the option to use a wireless headset, but instead, use wired headsets to avoid reductions in sound quality and connection speeds. They also won’t have to worry about the battery running out. The GSP 670 looks to fix these issues.
Like other wireless headsets, the GSP 670 needs to be connected to a wireless dongle. Sennheiser says it designed each USB dongle to ensure it retains a low-latency connection. The company claims it will offer a “near-zero-delay.” The dongle works with PCs and the Sony PlayStation 4. There is also Bluetooth so users can pair it to smartphones and tablets.
The GSP 670’s microphone supports noise-canceling and can be muted by raising the boom arm. The headset also has two volume wheels that control chat audio and game audio. The audio can also be adjusted through Sennheiser’s Gaming Suite for Windows.
Sennheiser says the headset sports a quick-charging battery that runs for two hours on a seven-minute charge. If the battery is fully charged, it can last up to 20 hours on Bluetooth. If connected through the dongle, the headset can last up to 16 hours on a full charge.
Pricing and availability
The GSP 670 is open for preorder on Sennheiser’s website. It will begin shipping on July 1 for about $393.
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