Gamers usually need to modify PC’s in order to get maximum performance levels of existing games. This “modding” background might explain why gaming headphones usually look like the ugliest designs in the audio industry, while being made of the cheapest plastic, since they need to be affordable. Sennheiser is one of the few brands able to combine the latest technology with better design in gamers headsets. With the release of its PC 373D, Sennheiser has announced a new reference headset for competitive PC gamers around the world.
The new Sennheiser high-end open acoustic gaming headset is able to deliver immersive 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound and crystal clear gaming communications thanks to its high quality, noise-cancelling microphone. According to the company, the sleek Surround Dongle and user-friendly software optimizes the experience for immersive gaming, and even music. The superior features of the PC 373D are matched by comfort to enhance the gaming experience, even after hours of playing.
“The PC 373D incorporates a host of impressive sound and design upgrades for the ultimate PC gaming experience,” says Tim Völker, Director Sales & Marketing Gaming at Sennheiser Communications A/S. “As the successor to our popular PC 363D, it is the definitive choice for gamers seeking to be fully immersed in their gaming sessions and that demand a very high quality surround sound level.”
“For an unprecedented gaming experience, the Dolby Surround Sound technology uses the shape of your ears to simulate the projection of sounds from different angles, creating a stunning 7.1 experience with a two-speaker system. Powered by Sennheiser’s unique transducer technology for optimum clarity and accuracy, the high-end open acoustic gaming headset is paired with a sleek and intuitive new Surround Dongle, designed to optimize the sound experience at a single click of its Dolby button. The all-new software incorporated into the headset’s Surround Dongle immediately allows the gamer to both customize the sound to his needs and quickly switch between stereo and surround sound,” adds Troels Rasmussen, Product Manager Gaming, Sennheiser Communications A/S.
A tailored sound experience
The software’s elegant, intuitive interface tailors the experience to each gamer, their game, or their surroundings. The equalizer offers four settings including optimized modes for competitive and immersive gaming, an eSports mode, and an ‘Off’ setting that allows for a neutral sound performance. The PC 373D also provides a music mode for a premium audio experience.
Thanks to its high quality pro noise-cancelling microphone and optional noise reduction algorithm, the PC 373D guarantees clear team communication with no background noise. Three side tone settings, easily adjustable via the software interface, allow gamers to choose exactly how much they hear their own voice. Sound is easily controlled via the volume button, which is neatly integrated into the right ear cup, with muting quickly and effortlessly achieved by simply raising the boom arm.
The PC 373D headset is equipped with large and comfortable XXL plush velvet ear pads that cushion ears during gaming, while the laser-cut open design aluminum ear-cups help players stay cool even as the tension rises. With its comfortable padded headband, the PC 373D is barely noticeable to the wearer, no matter how long the gaming session lasts.
The PC 373D is available from July 2016 at the recommended retail price of $259.99 in the U.S. and $299.99 in Canada.