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Inside Mac Games Reviews the Sennheiser PC 350 Headset


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Posted 10 June 2008 - 03:51 PM

Inside Mac Games is pleased to announce that our review of the Sennheiser PC 350 headset is up and ready for your reading enjoyment. This headset represents the pointy end of Sennheiser's recent foray into the PC gaming market, and while it is expensive, the PC 350 delivers an aural experience that is almost impossible to match. If you're interested in learning more about what an audiophile-grade headset can do for your gaming life, we encourage you to read the review, or preview a portion of the article here:

While the PC 350 is advertised by Sennheiser as being a gaming headset, for MSRP $250, it had better be adept at delivering more than staccato gunfire and voluminous explosions to your ears. And deliver it does. After throwing a number of curve-balls at the PC 350, ranging from Franz Liszt's "Evening Harmony" to Daft Punk's "Robot Rock," the headset put up a brilliant performance. However, it was not without fault. Although the mid-to-high frequency audio output could be characterized as bright and very crisp, I detected a modest amount of overemphasis in the 10-16 KHz range (meaning that harmonics were slightly too strong relative to their fundamentals). While "harsh" is far too strong a term to describe this shortcoming (considering the fact that I had to crank up the volume on songs with crashing cymbals and high-pitched digital effects before listening became uncomfortable), on such an expensive headset, it was enough to merit the solitary one-point deduction that the PC 350 received during the evaluation.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:36 PM

Here's another review, from a dedicated headphone retailer whose opinion I trust:

http://www.headphone...e?productID=374

Notice any difference in opinion?

The prevailing wisdom there is for $250, you could get a really nice set of headphones, and a workable standalone microphone. For example, http://www.headphone...c-dt-250-80.php would sonically blow the PC350 out of the water. And you don't need a studio-grade mic for voice comms over the Internet. A $10 lapel mic would suffice. (Edit: although yes, you do need a mic preamp on a Mac.)

And you could put the mic away when you just want to listen to music, instead of literally have it hang around.

Or you could get a mediocre headset.