I love being immersed in my video games. Living in an apartment makes it a challenge to blast my surround sound in the manner in which I'd like so I have to default to using a headset. For the past month I've strictly been using the Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset, Sennheisers latest entry into their growing gaming headset line. Does this $249 headset live up to its high asking price?
I should probably start with some back-story. I've owned quite a few gaming headsets in my gaming life. However, with the upgrade to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One I haven't found a headset I've been happy enough to invest in. So instead I've been using my Apple Earbuds to play games. The Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset is a headset built for both PC and PS4/Xbox One, however not right out of the box. I was extremely surprised to see that you had to buy an additional adapter for the headset to work with your consoles (the PVC 05 Combo Audio Player Adapter). For the $249 asking price that seemed to me like a pretty big oversight not to include in the package.
Once I got the adapter I was ready to test the Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset out. To test out the Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset I played a bunch of recent releases including Watch Dogs, Wolfenstein: The New Order, EA Sports UFC, Child of Light and MLB 14: The Show. I wanted to get a variety of different genres to understand how the headset did in both high action sequences and also slower genres. I'm very happy to report that my time with the Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset was absolutely incredible.
Let's start with the design. The Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset might be the most comfortable gaming headset I've ever tried. There is a perfect amount of padding on the ear-holes that keep a snug fit without making you feel like your suffocating. When reviewing Watch Dogs over the holiday weekend I played over 30+ hours of the game in four days and used the headset for all of it. Never once did I get any discomfort or irritation. The headset is soft and has a wonderful cushion on the top ring that keeps things extremely comfortable even during long play sessions. Not to mention the headset looks spectacular. I got my headset in black which I found to be a simple yet elegant designed. It definitely looks its $249 retail price tag without looking like an obnoxious “gamer” headset.
So now to the big question, does the headset produce great sound? I'd say an almost emphatic "yes." Although it's missing a virtual surround sound element the headset produces some jaw dropping sound. Whether it was shooting up robotic Nazi's in Wolfenstein: The New Order or hitting a home run in MLB 14: The Show the headset produced crystal clear audio. When pumped up to the higher volume settings the headset continued to produce the highest level of quality sound I've heard in a gaming headset. It's really quite spectacular. The only drawback is the headset is wired which means your going to have the lengthy 3m cable connecting to your controller/computer. At first it was a distraction but a couple days after using it, I was fully on-board with using the headset.
For me the Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset is a set of choices/taste. If you don't mind a wired headset that you'll have to buy an adapter for to use with the PS4 and Xbox One then the Sennheiser G4ME One Gaming Headset is an incredible choice. It packs amazing sound and comfort in easily the best looking design available on the market today. It's pricey but from my months worth of testing its absolutely worth it.
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