Sennheiser’s G4ME ONE PC headset recently became available in Canada and I had to pick up a pair as soon as I could!
I’ve been a fan of Sennheiser since I can remember. Purely for music, I’ve collected at least 5 pairs of headphones from the brand within the last few years. When I heard the company was releasing their G4ME Series headsets geared toward gaming – I got intrigued.
I like playing PC games and I LOVE listening to music. I found it interesting that Sennheiser would try to join the two instances into a single product. Combining crisp & clean sound quality (signature to Sennheiser) with voice chat & surround sound functionality – you have a pretty damn versatile headset.
The Sennheiser G4ME ONE PC Gaming Headset is a lovely piece of equipment at a reasonable price (approx $250-$300) I will be rocking for a while.
The G4ME ONE’s are unlike any headset I’ve owned before. From the ground up, it’s been designed for comfort. It uses an ‘open design’ that allows air through to your ears – keeping you much cooler for those long gaming stints. Also, the ear pads are made of a soft velvet material that sits nicely without too much head squeeze. I’m particularly fond of the overall weight as well – light and relaxed.
On the left cup, a sturdy boom mic extends that is easily adjustable and sits at a flexible distance away from your mouth – a necessity that I find many headset manufacturers get wrong. On the right cup is a really nifty volume wheel which is great for pumping up those moments when you really want to immerse yourself.
The G4ME ONE’s only seem to come in one colour so far – a ‘storm trooper’ styled white/red/black. Doesn’t look too shabby. Here’s hoping they come out with a lime green version in the future!
The first thing I did when I hooked these bad boys up was test the sound quality against my Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones. They measured up almost equal – clean, clean, clean sound. During some Ventrilo chats, I also noticed that voice comes through crystal clear with little inaccuracy detected on my end. Impressive but expected from a Sennheiser build.
The biggest test came during key moments when surround sound was necessary. The G4ME ONE’s held their ground, however I do feel that they were built more for clarity than sound mixability. In the slightest way, I didn’t get the full immersion effect I was expecting when combining those explosive lows and punchy highs. This was overshadowed however by icy clear sound quality.
Overall, this is one of the best PC headsets I’ve used to date. If you’re looking for something built for accuracy/comfortability and looks great – pick up a pair of G4ME ONE’s.