It wasn’t all that long ago that I was reviewing the Sennheiser GSP 670 wireless gaming headset – which was great, by the way – and here I am, back at it again with another Sennheiser product. This time it’s the GSP 370 wireless gaming headset. But what sets it apart from other headsets on the market, and even Sennheiser’s own product line? 100 hours of battery life, that’s what.
I’ve spent the better part of a week dropping the GSP 370 over my noggin. I’ve mostly used it for playing PS4 games, which I’ve had a lot to review. Being that I’m up late most nights and up early most mornings, it’s nice to be able to do my thing without making a racket. It’s made all the nicer by using a decent headset and not having to worry about whether it’s charged enough to use or not. The GSP 670 has a battery life of around 15-20 hours, but sometimes I’ll reach for it only to find it has died. I’ve yet to have that happen with the GSP 370, and that’s why it has become my go-to headset for the past week.
Since the GSP 370 arrived at my house, I’ve charged it a grand total of one time, and only for about an hour. It wasn’t quite at a full charge after that hour, but it has managed to hold its own so far with around 2-3 hours of use each day, and at full volume, too.
Comparing the GSP 370 to its bigger and more expensive counterpart, the GSP 670, there isn’t much that’s different. The build quality perhaps isn’t quite as impressive, but it’s still a very well made device. It’s rigid where it needs to be, but flexible and comfortable in all the right places.
My one complaint with the GSP 370 would be in the ear pads. They’re not quite as premium in feel as the GSP 670, but maybe I’ve just become a little spoilt? One headset costs £300, the other is less than £200. Some concessions have to be made, then, but thankfully the audio quality wasn’t left suffering.
You’re getting a much more basic frame with the GSP 370, but that also means it’s a much lighter headset so you’ll have no problem wearing it for long periods. I didn’t have any problems with longer-than-average sessions. When I wasn’t using it on the PS4, I’d be sat at my desk with the wireless dongle plugged into my PC, blaring Billy Joel and The Killers into my ears as I worked. I couldn’t find any fault with the audio quality, and I tried. I cranked the volume up to full blast and played ‘Wonderful Wonderful‘ from The Killers’ latest studio album. Not just because it’s a great song, but because it opens with a sickeningly deep bass pattern that will put any headset through its paces. I usually just have my music playing through my desktop’s speakers, but having Wonderful Wonderful crashing its anthemic chorus taught me something: my computer speakers are absolute shite, and so the ones in my car.
The headset performs well in games, too. But of course it does – it is a gaming headset, after all. But it’s nice to be able to use it elsewhere and not just on the PS4.
I played a few rounds of Door Kickers: Action squad wit my colleague Stuart over the weekend. There’s not much to say about that game’s audio work, but I was able to hear Stuart clearly and he could hear me just as well. The GSP 370 comes with a funky flip-down microphone that can be brought down to your mouth when you need it and pushed back up to the side when it’s not in use. It’s a perfectly good mic and in communication-heavy games it never let me down. Well, not until Stuart’s own cheap headset crapped out on him. That’s what you get for buying a headset from Poundland.
I can’t fault the GSP 370, as much as I would like to be known as that hard-hitting critic who takes no prisoners. It’s a very comfortable headset with a great stand-out feature at a fair price. Where else are you going to find any other modern gadget that can run for 100 hours between charges? Let me know so I can upgrade just about every facet of my life. Thanks.
Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Overall - Fantastic - 8/10
There’s a lot to like about the GSP 370. The audio is fantastic, and that’s the main thing with any headset, really. The comfort is spot-on and the general build quality is high. The biggie for this one, however, is that it boasts a 100-hour run between charges. Even if it only manages to come halfway to hitting that lofty goal, it’s still an achievement and, as far as I know, there’s nothing else that comes close in terms of quality and cost.
- 100-hour battery!
- Very light and comfortable, ideal for long sessions.
- Another great flip-down mic with a bendy end. Ha. Bendy end…
- Sennheiser Gaming Suite on PC is a must if you like tinkering with the audio levels.
- That 100-hour battery depends on your volume and mic usage, so you may never actually get that 100 hours between charges.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)