Sennheiser has been my go-to headphone brand for over a decade. The company’s products sound incredible and look stylish, and you can’t just break them. But the SAP 370 nails only one of those three criteria. Yes, the Sennheiser GSP 370 sounds excellent, with a well-balanced flat profile and lots of ways to even it out for music, movies, and competitive games. But it’s also expensive, awkwardly designed, and dependent on totally broken software. This is our Sennheiser GSP 370 Review.
The GSP 370 has an exceptional Sennheiser design and is very much in line with their traditional aesthetics: smooth, matte black finishes for the sturdy cups, double top bands, and the fold-down microphone. As a result, they are immediately identifiable. They are sturdy in hand, and the closed-head design over the ear is neither too heavy nor too light, although they reach the lighter end of the spectrum at a weight of 285 grams.
This ensures sufficient comfort to be able to wear them for hours on end so that you can optimally benefit from the battery life that the GSP 370s offer (more about that later). However, it is generally a premium headset in terms of design and build quality – the robustness of the headset is evident. It would probably survive a good bump or two, while some headsets feel that they are held together with hope and dreams.
The design of the GSP 370 is also one that promotes noise reduction through its composition: the way the earcups hug your head tightly means that their design stops the arrival of external sound. This is probably something that I would expect on a Sennheiser headset and one that asks for such a price tag, but it is reassuring to experience that it is so sublime.
Sennheiser GSP 370 Review Features
A few built-in controls are connected to this quality version, making the use of the headset pleasant and comfortable. Below the microphone on the left cup, there is a triumvirate with small functions: the LED battery and the status indicator; charging via micro USB; then the on/off switch. Simple things and easy to get used to and navigate by feeling. On the right side of the cup, the large volume control does all the work – a significant but seamless part of the design.
Elsewhere, the USB dongle with which the 370 works on both PC and PS4 is a good and decent size – imagine a small USB stick. It is not nearly as small as that in the more expensive GSP 670s, but I prefer this because the 670 USB is smart but small to the point of being pretty clumsy, especially when interacting with the PS4. But such problems do not exist here, because it is an easy-to-use USB for the 370.
The Bluetooth connection offered by the dongle mentioned above is always secure and also has a good range if you find yourself going away, hiding behind the couch, or just doing something else apart from your PC or PS4. Elsewhere, and on PC, the GSP 370 uses Sennheiser Gaming Suite software (currently only compatible with Windows 10). This is pretty handy and allows you to adjust and change the settings at your discretion, with a few presets to select from and other available changes. However, the audio from the box is so good and excellent that I doubt that many should change reality.
Sennheiser GSP 370 Review Performance
Starting with the usual aspects in terms of game audio tests, the weapon-filled gameplay from Doom and Wolfenstein and the soundtracks composed by Mick Gordon were a pleasure to listen to; apparently, I gave myself the entire width of the 20-20,000 Hz frequency range of the headset. From tiny machine noises to unadulterated hell-spawn screams and from chainsaw craziness to clip-empty machine gun sprays, the audio was beautiful.
Meanwhile, games with detailed and more subtle audio profiles such as Assassin & Creed Odyssey can reveal the inability of some headsets to present something lighter or more subtle. No problem here – the GSP 370 gave me an immersive audio experience that traveled through ancient Greece. Every wave that crashed or even knocked against the ship or shore was as real as, well, real-life; the collision of arms on leg and tendons was creepy and detailed, and voices were rich and clear.
I currently play Dying Light co-op with my friend, and the GSP 370s proved to be the perfect companion here, who excelled in every aspect of multiplayer gaming. Or, I should say, almost every aspect, because of the lack of game audio versus chat audio balancer function is one that feels like an overview when playing with friends. However, the overall sound of the game’s fight was beautifully rendered, and it was always clear how close zombies would sneak into you or from which side the Nocturnals came from in the night.
The GSP 370s has improved that game because it can communicate with ultimate clarity – the microphone is one for the Best I’ve used in recent months. With a broad brush, the mix of game audio is beautifully balanced and can be enjoyed with chat on top (even though there is no particular balance function). The switch to Netflix or a movie was equally fun and with the effectiveness of the 370s with voices and overall audio quality.
Absolutely yes. If you can save and expand your budget to a premium model, then this is the one for you. If you oscillate between the Sony console and the PC, this is ideal. The GSP 370 headset comes closest to a perfectly scoring headset that I used and misses only one missing function: the balancer between in-game audio and chat, especially since this is something both official PS4 headsets have and perform very well. For the price of the 370, you would probably expect that such a feature would exist in one form or another.
But apart from that, the GSP 370 is a headset that is ridiculously simple to recommend. And I would probably go so far as to say that it gives them much more expensive GSP 670s a severe run for their money; I would have trouble recommending going for the 670s now because the 370s offer equally excellent audio and all-round performance, as well as that fantastic battery runtime. And also for less money.
If you’re happy to pay a little more for Sennheiser – which is a very sensible thing to do – then you should strive for this if you can. The immense battery life is certainly worth a few other currencies, and that Sennheiser quality will generally also make the price tag tastier. In short, this is one of the very best PS4 headsets and the very best PC headsets for gaming.