CES 2014: Sennheiser Launches New PC Gaming Headsets

Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2014 - 10:15 PM |
Tagged: sennheiser, headset, gaming, CES 2014, CES, audio

Hi-end PC audio manufacturer Sennheiser has announced two new PC gaming headsets aimed at enthusiasts. The new headsets are called the G4ME ZERO and G4ME ONE and feature a closed ear and open ear design, respectively.

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The G4ME ZERO is a high end model circumaural headset with a foldable design, ample padding on the headband and ear cups, and noise cancelling microphone. The analog headset is rated at 150 Ohms and the speakers at 10 Hz to 26 KHz. The G4ME ZERO has a 3 meter cable that ends with two 3.5mm jacks for the microphone and headset. Users can purchase the Sennheiser PCV 05 Combo Adapter to take the two 3.5mm jacks into a single jack for use on Mac PCs and game consoles. It is slightly heavier than the G4ME ONE at 312 grams.

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The G4ME ONE, on the other hand, weighs 300 grams and features a open circumaural design that wraps around the ears but still lets air in to reduce sweat over long gaming sessions and allow some outside sound in.  This lighter analog headset is rated at 50 Ohms and the speakers at 15 Hz to 28 KHz. Similar to the ZERO, the ONE uses two 3.5mm jacks at the end of a 3 meter long cable. It uses plush velvet pads on the ear cups and provides plenty of padding along the headband as well.

Both headsets share a design aesthetic that incorporates white, red, and silver colors on the outside of the ear cups and microphone. The headband and ear pads are black with a large Sennheiser logo along the top end of the headband. Users can control volume via controls on the right ear cup and automatically mute the microphone by lifting the boom mic upwards. Both high end G4ME headsets look nice and comfortable from the specifications and amount of padding shown in the photos.

Along with the headsets, Sennheiser has announced a partnership with IO Interactive, which is part of Square Enix to develop game audio using Sennheiser recording equipment. The company is positioning this deal as the perfect way for gamers to get the exact audio the game developers intended by using Sennheiser microphones to record the audio, headsets in the studio to test the audio, and gamers using the same headsets to play the games. It is a nice perk for sure if you are already looking to buy into one of the company's high end headsets.

The G4ME ZERO has an MSRP of $279.95 while the G4ME ONE has an MSRP of $249.95. You can find more information on their respective product pages:

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Source: Sennheiser

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January 9, 2014 | 11:00 PM - Posted by ToiT (not verified)

Wireless or GTFO!

January 9, 2014 | 11:01 PM - Posted by Branthog

If you're going to spend that much money or more on a headset, you likely care about the audio quality - of which you're going to get very little with wireless.

January 10, 2014 | 06:16 AM - Posted by Kwaz

That and the latency

January 10, 2014 | 11:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

There's no latency with wireless headsets... Ive been using g930s for a year

January 10, 2014 | 02:30 PM - Posted by Esso (not verified)

Sennheiser has plenty of wireless headphones that do provided high quality audio, you can find that information from their site. Personally, I love their gear, but I'm getting stick corded solutions. I want to see something like this (mic is a must) in a wireless format. The Corsair stuff is alright, but the transmission power is garbage; the signal does not penetrate very well at all, and yes I do like to walk around and be on the go at times :p

January 9, 2014 | 11:01 PM - Posted by Branthog

With a name like that, I can't take them seriously. And with a price like that, I don't expect it to be exceptional. In my experience, you really have to opt for a separate mic solution if you want a quality headset.

Unfortunately, there is also almost no selection when it comes to headsets with a mic built-in, so if you really have to have one, your options are a sea of crap or one or two good (but not great) choices, like these and the PC360s (I believe that was the name of them).

January 10, 2014 | 03:39 PM - Posted by Esso (not verified)

Amen to that - the built-in mic is important to me as well. Unfortunately my head seems to be fairly sensitive as the Corsairs that everyone loves to praise are not very comfortable to me at all (and poor range if that's a thing for you).

January 10, 2014 | 02:24 AM - Posted by IRQ6


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