Sennheiser PC 350 Collapsible Gaming Headset
Manufacturer: Sennheiser Part number: PC 350
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- Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews
- Whether battling evil aliens or fighting guerilla warfare, a fraction of a frame separates winners from the rest. Hearing and being heard can make or break a game. PC 350 marks the beginning of a new era in the gaming headset technology, by adding a never before experienced dimension of reality to gaming providing the most accurate sound positioning and ... Read more
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Best sounding headset I have ever owned.
by V_Master on February 3, 2012
Pros: Great sound.
Anything you say into the microphone is heard clearly by others.
Cons: Fake leather ear cups started peeling within a year.
Summary: I loved the PC-350, but for the extremely high price, Sennheiser could have used much better quality material in manufacturing it. I babied this headset, always hung it up when ...
Summary: I loved the PC-350, but for the extremely high price, Sennheiser could have used much better quality material in manufacturing it. I babied this headset, always hung it up when it was not in use but in less than a year the fake leather started peeling off the foam. Not happy.
If Sennheiser ever changes the material they use or lowers their prices considerably, I will not buy another headset from them.
5 stars for excellent sound and comfort.
Negative 3 stars for being made out of crappy material.
You can?t go wrong with these.
by rwtiedemann on July 2, 2010
Pros: Quality, Packing, Performance
Cons: Pricey, A high end sound card is a must.
Summary: I've owned a few headsets in the past 10 years, including Logitech, Altec Lansing, Sony (without a microphone) and a lower model Sennheiser about 5 years ago. I am ...
Summary: I've owned a few headsets in the past 10 years, including Logitech, Altec Lansing, Sony (without a microphone) and a lower model Sennheiser about 5 years ago. I am an avid computer gamer and often go late into the night at stretches of 8 hours at a time or more. And this is the best headset I've ever used in almost everyway.
First impressions on removing it from the packaging were of durability and a solid build. It's well put together, nothing seems flimsy or cheap, but its also surprisingly lightweight. The wire is quite heavy duty, unlike the Altec Lansing and Logitech headsets I previously owned. Not to mention robust strain relief where the wire connects to the headset, the control pod, and the jacks.
The control pod is perfectly positioned and lightweight, so even if it's dangling you don't even feel it, unlike the bulky control pods on some other headsets. In terms of fit, the ears swivel almost 45 degrees in each direction, and extend from the head-bar with solid clicking intervals. The head bar and ears are both covered in comfortable velour padding which unlike faux-leather on my previous altec lansings, don't cause your skin to sweat and stick to it. The earpieces swivel slightly in and out, and if you push firmly on them they will collapse inward with a snap - don't be afraid, it just prevents them from collapsing on accident, which I was concerned about when I saw them folded inward in the pictures.
They collapse solidly but will not do so by themselves. The microphone is adjustable, but not overly so - you have to bend it firmly to adjust the position and it won't bounce back on its own. It descends down from its perch vertically along the headset with a moderate degree of resistance, so it won't flop up or down on its own. And if you want to move it halfway up and leave it there, it won't flop back down.
In terms of comfort, its extraordinary. Many headsets I've owned claimed to be circumaural, meaning they surround you ears and don't sit on them or in them. But most either never intended to actually follow through on that promise or they are made for people with ears the size of quarters. Even my old Sennheisers sat right on my ears, and my Altec Lansings, while a very nice headset, had padding large enough to go around my ears, but the speakers inside the earphones themselves pressed up against my ears, which became extremely uncomfortable after periods of time.
These earphones are ACTUALLY circumaural. The padding surrounds your ears but never touches them. The only pressure is on your actual head; your ears are never in contact with anything. The velor is soft and the pressure is almost unnoticeable. The velor padding on the head-bar rests gently on the top of your head and the whole thing seems to distribute the weight of the headset evenly so you barely feel it.
Now for sound - Everyone knows Sennheiser is one of the premier names in sound quality, and these are no disappointment. Now these are probably not the headset you want if you're just listening to music in a studio or something - but for a combination of a microphone and comfort and audio quality, I doubt there's any better at this price. I began by watching a DVD of Band of Brothers on my computer. At first I thought something was wrong! It sounded like there was some kind of noise coming from somewhere else besides the DVD, when I realized I was hearing things I've never even before heard on my speaker system!
Every sound, especially the mid's and high's are exceptionally clear and sharp. And for a headset that is not a 5.1 headset, the directionality of the sound is amazing. Some here have complained that the base is not heavy enough, but honestly, if you want to have more base than this, you're not looking for audio quality and accuracy, you're just looking for ridiculous base. The base was excellent and sharp, not booming or echoing. Explosions sounded realistic and surprising, without any buzzing or crackling. For sound quality, these are better than my Klipsch Promedia speaker system, and that's saying something.
The microphone quality, while it is hard for me to tell myself, I've been told it's excellent, although I had to turn my gain up a bit on my microphone, because apparently its a bit quieter because of the filter on it.
My only con with this set of headphones is the cord I think could be a bit longer, but that's not a big deal, for me anyways. Also, I think a carrying bag might be nice to go with these headphones.
Overall, if you're looking for a headset with superb audio quality, comfort, durability, longevity, and a high quality microphone, not to mention incredibly stylish looks and a classic and understated appearance, you can?t go wrong with these for the price. Forget the 5.1 channel headsets with bulky, powered control pods for surround sound and brightly colored headsets, get this one for a lifetime of quality and enjoyment.
by TurboMonkey8u on March 18, 2010
Pros: Headset is comfortable even during long gaming sessions (6+ hours) Sound is amazing for the price of the headset. Amazing sound distinction and direction. Music sounds AMAZING. Mic is clear and handles cutting ambient noise well.
Cons: This headset is power hungry and does not perform as well with budget sound cards. Go big or don't buy it :D Bass needs boosting to really get these things to thump.
Summary: For someone that wants the ultimate in stereo directional gaming sound, and incredible music response for any type of music, this is your set. The bass is punchy, and after ...
Summary: For someone that wants the ultimate in stereo directional gaming sound, and incredible music response for any type of music, this is your set. The bass is punchy, and after turning up the bass boost these literally vibrate my head, with no distortion or hi/mid cutout.
- Manufacturer: Sennheiser
- Part number: PC 350
- Description: Whether battling evil aliens or fighting guerilla warfare, a fraction of a frame separates winners from the rest. Hearing and being heard can make or break a game. PC 350 marks the beginning of a new era in the gaming headset technology, by adding a never before experienced dimension of reality to gaming providing the most accurate sound positioning and sound quality available in the market. Thanks to Sennheiser's expertise as a global leader in electro-acoustic, PC 350's sound perception is so precise, that you will literally feel like you're in the game.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Headset
- Recommended Use PC multimedia
- Additional Features Noise canceling circuit
- Headphones Form Factor Full size
- Headphones Technology Dynamic
- Connectivity Technology Wired
- Sound Output Mode Stereo
- Frequency Response 10 - 26000 Hz
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.1 %
- Sensitivity 108 dB
- Impedance 150 Ohm
- Diaphragm 1.5 in
- Magnet Material Neodymium
- Type Boom
- Microphone Operation Mode Mono
- Sensitivity -38 dB
- Response Bandwidth 50 - 16000 Hz
- Type None
- Connector Type Headphones ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ),
Microphone ( Mini-phone mono 3.5 mm )
- Cables Included Headset cable - 10 ft
- Power Device None
- Battery None
- Service & Support 2 years warranty