How to choose the best gaming headset

Sennheiser gaming headsets are so durable that you can keep them for years. So before settling on a new headset for your gaming gigs, there are a few things you should consider.

Which platform?

The first thing you need to consider when finding the right headset is which platform(s) you play on and the types of games you play. We have spared no expense to develop gaming headsets that plays with PC, PS4™, Mac and other platform.

Which platform?

Comfort

If you play for many hours you need to be sure that the headset is non-intrusive and comfortable. Although comfort is absolutely key in a gaming headset this is also a very individual matter of taste.

We have tested our headsets throughout many years on hundreds of different heads to secure the optimal wearing comfort. All of our headsets are developed in light materials for optimal comfort, so you feel the game – not the headset.

You also need to consider the wearing style of your headset and whether you would prefer comfortable lightweight on the ear (L), a comfortable fit around the ear (XL) or extreme comfort around the ear (XXL).

Comfort

Microphone

If you are a gamer and you need to communicate with other players you need a built-in microphone in your gaming headset. Our headsets come with a signature microphone in a class of its own. It provides high-end noise cancellation, so you can chat to fellow players with crystal clarity. If you want to enjoy your valuable me-time without communicating with other players, simply raise the boom arm in vertical position and you are off the air.

Microphone

Open or closed?

If you want to keep your ears cool and hear the surroundings outside the gaming sound without disturbing the surroundings too much, then you should go for an open gaming headset.

If you don't want to be disturbed while playing and don't want to disturb your surroundings, then you should go for a closed gaming headset. A key benefit for competitive players is that you hear the slightest details, with the closed design - even in noisy environments.

Open or closed?

Durability

When you have decided for the headset of your needs, you expect to have the gaming headset for many years. With our German engineered technology our gaming headsets don't just look great, they are built to last, too. Only top quality materials are used and the attention to detail is superb. The speakers are engineered and manufactured at our own facilities in Europe and the braided fabric cable ensures long-lasting durability.

Durability

Sound Quality

Superior sound is a "must have" when it comes to choosing the right gaming headset.

Being able to pick up on functionally interactive in-game and environmental sounds is absolutely essential for competitive and home gaming. Lightning reactions to sound queues like footsteps, gunfire and scenario indicators give you the competitive edge you need to take your game to the next level.

Whether to go with an immersive soundfield with up to 7.1 channel surround sound or stereo game sound, depends on the type of game you are playing. Our surround sound headsets are made with Dolby® Headphone technology and deliver 7.1 virtual surround sound quality that no set of speakers can duplicate.

Sound Quality

Spare Parts

We know you love your headset and want to use it for years to come. Therefore we provide original quality spare parts like ear pads and on some products, the cables can be replaced by a service technician as well.

Spare Parts

Why Sennheiser?

Why Sennheiser?

Game time is your time and every Sennheiser gaming headset comes with a built-in mission: to deliver pure immersive audio excitement. Click here to find out why a Sennheiser gaming headset is the best choice. Learn more

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