Sennheiser announced their first products in its all-new gaming range, which include the GSP 300 closed acoustic gaming headset and the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO audio amplifiers with an advanced 7.1 algorithm for incredibly precise spatial awareness.
The GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO have been designed to be the heart of your gaming sound, with Sennheiser’s new Binaural Rendering Engine creating exceptionally immersive Surround Sound. Meanwhile, professional level built quality and ergonomics reflect a pure focus on the needs of even the most dedicated gamer.
The GSP 300 gaming headset offers greater clarity and realism, with enhanced bass that intensifies the action and ultra-comfortable memory foam ear pads that create a best-in-class acoustic seal to minimize background noise and ensure total focus. It is compatible with PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One.
The GSP 300 features memory foam ear pads with a best-in-class acoustic seal. They are based on extensive research into the ergonomics of the human ear to provide the highest possible quality of sound and comfort for prolonged play, regardless if you play for just one hour or for an eight-hour marathon session. The aviation-inspired split headband reduces pressure for enhanced comfort, while a clever ball-joint hinge makes it easy to perfectly angle the speakers to suit your face shape. And for the ultimate team performance the GSP 300 is equipped with a broadcast quality noise-cancelling microphone that helps minimize background noise for clearer team communications.
Even the smallest details of the GSP 300’s design reflect a pure focus on an optimized gaming experience. Its ergonomics reflect the need for fast access to controls in the heat of the action: An intuitive volume control on right ear cup makes on-the-fly adjustments effortless, while the microphone can be muted in an instant by simply raising the boom arm. The microphone boom has even been made shorter to help cut out breathing sounds to further enhance the clarity of in-game communications. And even when the game gets tough, Sennheiser has ensured that the GSP 300 is up to the challenge, thanks to its high quality materials and extensive testing to guarantee lasting durability.
The audio amplifiers are powered by dedicated DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chips that require no additional drivers, ensuring the ultimate ease of use – even when mid-game. There’s no need to tab out of the game into onscreen software as the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO handle all sound processing on their internal chipsets rather on the computer’s CPU.
Angled for easy visibility when gaming by an integrated kickstand, the LED lit displays of the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO take inspiration from the instrumentation on performance cars and fighter planes – giving fast immediate information and allowing players to rapidly adjust sound on the fly. Featuring red on black LED-lit touch panel displays surrounded by a durable aluminum volume wheel, the new audio amplifiers radiate a sense of potency, purpose and total focus on the gaming experience. The display even dims down when not in use to cut the distractions and brightens the instant it senses your hand is near.
The amplifiers provide double USB Enumeration to separate game and communication audio, and to give precise separate control of each of these elements of the sound experience. As well as a range of EQ settings, users can set reverberation levels to change the feeling of the virtual room they are playing in. For improved comfort during team communication, side tone adjustment makes it easy to change how loud one’s own voice sounds. Toggling swiftly between headset and speaker sound is also possible at a touch, so there’s no need to unplug cables.
Designed for competitive eSports arenas, the GSX 1200 PRO (pictured above, bottom) has been created by Sennheiser specifically for professional gamers. It adds features such as Chat Link, which makes it possible to connect up to 8 GSX 1200 PRO’s together for hard-wired lag-free communication. This professional model also allows control of inbound and outbound chat, with an advanced noise reduction feature that is optimized for headsets such as Sennheiser’s GAME ZERO to deliver crystal clear in-game communication.
Price and Availability
Sennheiser’s new gaming products will be available at the end of September 2016 at the following prices:
- Sennheiser GSX 1000 – $229.95 US ($279.99 CAN)
- Sennheiser GSX 1200 PRO – $249.95 US ($309.99 CAN)
- Sennheiser GSP 300 Gaming Headset – $99.95 US ($129.99 CAN)
As all Sennheiser products, they are built to last and come with a two-year worldwide warranty.