|Sennheiser PC 350 Gaming Headset
|List Price: $249.95
Our Price: $141.05
You Save: $108.90 (44%)
Whether battling evil aliens or fighting guerilla warfare, a fraction of a frame separates winners from the rest. Hearing and being heard can make or break a game.PC 350 marks the beginning of a new era in the gaming headset technology, by adding a never before experienced dimension of reality to gaming providing the most accurate sound positioning and sound quality available in the market. Thanks to Sennheiser's expertise as a global leader in electro-acoustic, PC 350's sound perception is so precise, that you will literally feel like you're in the game.
- Closed circumaural construction shuts out disturbing ambient noise
- Large size ear cups for comfortable wearing during long gaming sessions
- Large size microphone for highest intelligibility
- Collapsible for easy transport
- Volume control with microphone mute
- The best headset on this planet or any other.
Just one important thing: a (the) USB adapter should be included (not least with Mac users in mind) - an upgraded USB adapter that has a max volume that is just as loud as that through mic-in/sound-out (the USB adapter that shipped through 2007 lowers the volume range by about 30% relative to the one achieved directly through the jacks)....more info
- Best Headset Money Can Buy
This headset is the most amazing headset I have ever used. My roommate bought this highly recommended, by friend of his who works in a recording studio. I have since "liberated" the headphones from my roommate. The headphones are basically noise canceling, even without being plugged in, allowing you to have the volume lower. The sound quality of both the mic and the speakers is excellent. I would recommend these to anyone who can afford them. ...more info
- Best Gaming Headset I've Used.
While the PC 350 is an expensive headset, I am very impressed by the quality of construction and quality of sound reproduction. Additionally, the microphone is superb. Highly recommended....more info
- Great headset!!
Just received this headset yesterday, and I can tell you they are the best headphones/headset I have owned yet. They are well worth the price that Amazon is selling them for. The detail in my games is amazing now. I used to just use my 5.1 setup, but believe it or not, the stereo headphones sound much more detailed and I can definately tell where all the sounds are coming from. Microphone is supurb also, I used to use a usb mic and it sounded ok, but everyone always said it was just a little scratchy. As soon as I started using this headset my friends immediately commented that I must have gotten a new MIC because I sould nice and clear now. BTW, My set did not come with a USB converter like someone else commented about....more info
- Hard core gamer
Excellent quality headset - comfortable to wear. Microphone quality and sound quality is the best I have experienced. The excellent sound seal of and comfort of the phones to wear for extended periods is great, though, they can be a little warm in a hot room. For Ventrilo, other users said I sound much better than even my previous Sennheisers. I think they were a little on the expensive side, however, feel they were certainly worth the cost. If you aren't looking for excellent, excellent sound, might be better with a less costly pair.
- Great Headphones
Great headset, audio is clear and the microphone works beautifully. The mike is not fixed like it may look on the picture, you bend it closer/further from your face as you wish. Comes with on/off switch for the microphone and inline volume adjustment....more info
I had been looking for a new headset for a long while. I've used Logitech, Plantronics and no-name brands over the years. I've always struggled with trying to find a headset that was comfortable to wear for hours on end (I wear glasses plus play games for long stretches) that also had excellent sound quality both for me and from the mic.
Until I bought the PC350s, I had yet to find a headset that would satisfy me.
They are very well made, they sound amazing, they're comfortable (although a little heavy, but not too bad).
I did not buy mine from [...], since I was able to find it elsewhere for nearly $[...] less. I did have to wait nearly 3 weeks to get them, though, since they are so new....more info
- Can't believe everyone else just loves these?! For the money..
I have used quite a few pairs of high end headphones over the years, mostly for gaming. I bought these after reading all the great reviews online from both the public and a few review sites. Since everyone else seems to be raving about the pros, I will get right to the downsides that I see.
Does not cancel out surrounding noise really whatsoever, but to make things much much worse, all sounds it telegraphed up the headphone wire, so any time you move the sound of the wire brushing your shirt is heard in the headphones. Of course if you are in the middle of a bunch of things blowing up you won't notice, but if you are lurking around waiting for someone to pop up it will drive you insane. It sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard at times, it is truly very very noticeable.
No low-end at ALL in these headphones. I have a pair of older Sony Studio Monitors (about $ 60 on e bay) and was used to those. I put these on and thought something had been muted in my audio settings. There is simply no bass whatsoever. In games where there is supposed to be deep dark music it really just doesn't cut it. For a $250 retail price, and well over $100 anywhere you look these headphones are simply not worth it.
- Best bang for your buck
I received my headset yesterday, and simply cannot stop using it. I bought it to replace my Sennheiser HD 555's on my gaming PC, and now I may not miss my old cans. They fit nice and snug on my big head, and the sound quality can't be beat for the price.
There really is no comparison to other gaming headsets; Sennheiser basically took one of their audiophile sets and added a mic. Beyerdynamic did the same with their MMX 300, but then I wouldn't recommend the PC 350 to anyone willing to drop $400 on a headset anyway.
Bearing that in mind, I thought it was a little bit strange that Sennheiser neglected to include a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter. Most audiophile headsets are designed to be hooked up to amplifiers in order to get the full sound experience, and aside from the fact that it doesn't have an adapter, the PC 350 is no exception.
I normally plug my headphones into an A/V receiver that connects via optical from my PC, but it would appear that Sennheiser designed the plugs as default 3.5mm so as to cater to those who LAN often and can't afford to carry heavy amplifiers back and forth, and so I decided to give it a try without an amp.
As expected, plugging directly into my motherboard sound card via the 3.5mm plug yielded terrible results, with a lot of signal noise between the mic and the headphones. I found a spare adapter and plugged into my A/V receiver, then ran an extension cable to the mic port on the back of my computer. No problems so far with that configuration.
Sennheiser audiophile-grade sound quality
Mic is crisp and clear
Sound isolation helps block out my noisy friends at LAN parties
Price ($150 versus the MSRP of $250)
Designed for people with big heads
Needs an amp to experience the true sound quality...more info
- Sennheiser PC 350 Gaming Headset
When I first received this headset, I thought it was amazing... but each week it seems to be getting worse and worse. As I am playing games, specific sounds are all muffled and scratchy. I would like to get a refund, but I don't know how. And since it was from ValleySeek, I don't think I will be allowed one....more info
- New equipment.
I was going to complain a bit about these headphones. I was using the built-in sound card from my Dell. Then I bought a Soundblaster X-FI Gaming card. Man, these headphones sound awesome. The soundblaster is THX and DTS certified. It has a 3D setting that allows you to test. You really hear the 3D in these headphones compared to other headphones I've plugged in since I bought the card. The bass is crisp. The mic is actually too good. I had to keep it slightly lower than my mouth. Granted the sound card has a headphone setting, but that's the idea. Headphones should sound clear and crisp. If you can afford these I highly recommend them....more info
Best headset I've ever owned! Very comfy, although they took about a week to break in... but I can wear them for hours and not be bothered. Good, solid feeling construction too. My bf's headphones recently broke, and he is getting a pair of these too after seeing mine....more info
- Horrible audio quality, loose fitting, and absurd packaging
These are Sennheiser headphones; they are expected to be made of quality components, and provide quality audio. Sennheiser is generally known for those two things.
These cans are a major exception to the norm. I'm not even sure where to begin...
The audio quality is absolutely *horrid*. I'm comparing them to Sony MDR-7506, MDR-V6, and MDR-V600 phones, a US$30 "gaming" pair from Creative Labs (who normally makes horrible hardware), and high-end professional headphones like the Audio-Technica ATH-A900s.
The audio of the PC350 consists predominantly of treble and mid-range. I hate excessive bass, but these cans have absolutely none. Adjusting my soundcard settings to make up for it made no difference; it just ended up sounding compressed and washed-out.
The cord reminds me of the aforementioned Sony cans -- if you adjust it in any way, or it rubs up against something (your desk, arm, shirt, whatever), you'll hear it -- loudly -- in the left headphone. And with an in-line adjuster that consists of complete and total plastic... do the math.
The phones and the padding area appear to be made for people with huge, abnormally-sized heads. If you have such a head, these will fit you perfectly, and you'll probably appreciate them. If you have a normally-sized head, you'll find the phones don't press up against your head enough (they're comfortable, but they could use a little more tension) -- putting my hands over them and pressing them against my head improved the audio significantly (but still no bass). I could literally fit one of my fingers between the cushioning and my head -- imagine how that affects the quality of sound...
The packaging is an atrocity. You're probably paying US$20 just for all the plastic, ties, and unnecessary plastic bags. Even the in-line adjuster was wrapped with a plastic bag -- it's sealed, you fools! The box reminds me of a Rubix product, taking a good 10 minutes to figure out. I doubt any of the plastic used is recyclable either -- sad.
The only good thing is the microphone, which does sound clear and crisp as advertised.
In general, this product is just another example of marketing of garbage trinkets/gadgets towards younger generation gamers. The higher price tag does not make these better. If you want a good set of headphones, try Audio-Technica's ATH-A900 cans -- which lack a mic, of course....more info
This is the single best headset I have ever owned. Amazing sound quality on both the speakers and mic. nice long cord. suprisingly lightweight and comfortable expecially for its size. May be pricey for some but worth every penny in my opinion....more info
- Like playing with two pillows tied to your head
Just got these babies and they are soooo comfortable. No earaches no headaches, nothing. The tension of the band is just right. The volume can be controlled with an inline dial. It won't shut the sound off, merely lower it. Construction is pretty much rock solid. Doesn't feel cheap or flimsy. The audio quality is pretty much what you'd expect from Sennheiser. My teammate even commented on how "nice and natural" my voice sounded compared to my cheap old microphone. It folds into a compact shape capable for storage anywhere. It's really a beautifully manufactured piece of equipment. ...more info