PROS / The Sennheiser PC 363D headset has an attractive, gaming-friendly design.
CONS / The bass frequency response is a little weak.
VERDICT / This PC gaming headset is well made and has many features gamers look for, like intuitive controls on the headset.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top PC Gaming Headset here.
The Sennheiser PC 363D is one of the best-sounding PC gaming headsets you can get. It's also the best PC gaming headset that Sennheiser offers. You'll find a lot to love with this headset, but it has some flaws that keep it from ranking higher in our gaming headset reviews. For example, the headphones do not fold into a smaller size, which reduces their portability.
The PC 363D sports 7.1 virtual surround sound to help you pinpoint where sounds are coming from. That surround sound is powered by 38 mm drivers, the smallest on our lineup. The PC 363D also has intuitive controls on the headphones and gives you the ability to mute chat by raising the mic arm. This, along with the superb midrange tones that the speakers put out, makes the PC 363D a compelling option.
You can expect to feel some bass from this headset. The headphones are capable of hitting frequencies as low as 15Hz, which is below human hearing. They can also reach high frequencies of up to 28kHz, which is above what just about anyone can hear. The impressive range allows the PC 363D to replicate sounds realistically in feel and sound.
You can mute the mic by flipping up the mic arm, which is a rather useful design idea. You may not always want to be heard, and getting the boom out of the way is nice sometimes. Combine that with the volume control built into the right ear cup and you have intuitive controls at your fingertips.
The PC 363D is very comfortable. It weighs only 10 ounces. The weight of a gaming headset is important, because over time your head can get tired of holding the headset up.
Since the Sennheiser PC 363D uses 3.5 mm connectors, you can use it with any mobile device that requires 3.5 mm connectors. That includes music players and full-fledged media devices like tablets. The length of the cable is about 10 feet, which leaves more than enough room to plug this PC gaming headset into the rear ports of your computer.
Sennheiser really knows what it is doing, as is apparent with the PC 363D headset. This PC gaming headset has an intuitive design and high-quality sound. It has a few flaws, but overall, this is a solid gaming headset. It is not the very best gaming headset on the market, but it's not too far off either.