Sennheiser’s new gaming headsets offer surround sound, DJ-inspired features

Who said high fidelity was for music and not machine guns? Sennheiser just released several new headsets designed specifically with competitive gamers in mind. The line includes a new flagship headset for professional gamers, Dolby 7.1 surround sound virtualization, and DJ-inspired quality and performance. The company even used tips from professional gamers at mTw to make sure that these new headsets offer the best sound and convenience for pros and amateurs alike.

sennheisers new gaming headsets offer surround sound dj inspired features pc 360

PC 360

The PC 360 headset ($299.95), a follow-up to the popular PC 350, is specifically designed for professional gamers with comfort and sound quality in mind. The PC 360 features Sennheiser’s Open-Aire sound technology as well as a noise-canceling microphone for superior audio performance. Large cushioned ear cups provide comfort and help prevent artificial-sounding effects. The open design aims to create a lifelike soundscape, and a volume control on the right ear cup makes for quick and easy adjustments.


sennheisers new gaming headsets offer surround sound dj inspired features pc163d

PC 163D

This headset from Sennheiser uses Dolby 7.1 surround sound to create 360-degree audio, allowing users to stay ahead of the game by hearing audio cues from all directions. “Thanks to the fantastic multi-channel experience, we can now pinpoint the in-game competitor just by the sound,” said Christoffer Sunde of professional gaming team mTw. The PC 163D ($209.95) also offers a noise-canceling microphone, an adjustable boom, and an integrated volume control.

sennheisers new gaming headsets offer surround sound dj inspired features pc333dPC 333D

Using multi-channel technology, the PC 333D ($239.95) brings 3D audio realism to the gaming experience. The 7.1 Dolby surround sound and closed-acoustic design immerse the player in the game and put the movie-watcher right where the action is. Thanks to the input of gamers at mTw, this headset has helpful features like a “DJ Hinge” on one ear cup that users can easily swivel upwards to talk to people in the room. Conveniently, the microphone automatically mutes when the boom is up. The headset also features an easy-access volume control and a noise-canceling microphone.

sennheisers new gaming headsets offer surround sound dj inspired features pc 330

PC 330 G4ME

This Sennheiser headset aims to solve the problem of balancing in-game sound quality with direct communication with those around you. The PC 330 G4ME ($169.95) offers closed acoustics for immersive gaming action and an innovative flip-up right ear cup, inspired by club DJs, that lets users easily switch from game-mode to communicating with neighbors. The PC 330 G4Me also features automatic microphone mute, integrated volume control, and a noise-canceling microphone.

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