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Pros / It has clear and precise sound.

Cons / The bass is less impactful and substantive than what you get with other models.

 Verdict / The Game One is a great headset for the audiophile gamer who is looking for the most faithful reproduction of in-game sounds. Although it lacks an immersive feel at times, it’s one of the best headsets out there.

TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

How a PC gaming headset is tuned can have quite an impact on your audio experience while gaming. Most manufacturers tune their headsets specifically to offer the most immersive experience of your games, even if it’s not always the most accurate. While this means different things for different manufacturers, tuning headsets for gaming often involves boosting the bass for more impactful explosions or sharpening the treble for clear details like footsteps. Seldom does a headset replicate sounds as accurately as the Sennheiser Game One.

While this alone doesn’t necessarily make the Game One better than other models, it does make it unique. While many gamers prefer the sound of a headset with boosted bass and sharpened details, the discerning audiophile may be more drawn to the faithful and precise sound of the Game One. In addition to its unique audio profile, the Game One is incredibly comfortable and is compatible with both consoles and PCs. For these reasons, the Sennheiser Game One sits among the best PC gaming headsets as our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award winner.

  • Headset Weight
  • Driver Diameter
  1. Lighter headsets are likely to be more comfortable during long gaming sessions.
    Lighter is Better.
  2. 3  Sennheiser
    10.0 oz
  3. 12.0 oz
  4. 12.5 oz
  5. Category Average
    11.32 oz

Audio Performance

As far as technical specifications go, the Game One is right at home among the best gaming headsets in our review. Despite having the smallest drivers, it has good bass as well as clear highs and mids. The bass is less substantive than some gamers would like, but we wouldn’t necessarily say it’s too little. It’s just that gaming headsets are often tuned to offer more impactful lows.

What we liked about the Game One compared to other options was the precision of the sound. Everything sounded tight and present. It was easy to pick up enemy footsteps or pinpoint locations based on sound alone. While that makes the Game One great for competitive play, we still didn’t find it to be quite as immersive as sets like the HyperX Cloud II, Logitech G933 or Turtle Beach Pro Elite.

Design

The earcups are made from mesh and large enough to encircle your ears, providing a comfortable experience. We did find a little more lateral pressure with this headset, however, compared to something like the Cloud II or SteelSeries Arctis 3. Because this headset is so light, though, it remains fairly comfortable. Keep in mind that the mesh earcups do not do much in terms of noise cancellation. You’ll be able to hear what’s going on outside, and the outside will be able to hear what’s going on in your game.

The Game One seemed reasonably durable to us. Under normal circumstances, you should really have nothing to worry about. But the Game One is still mostly plastic, so it might take less abuse than other models before breaking. This is something to keep in mind if you’re buying a headset for kids. But considering that sound accuracy is the main selling point of this headset, it seems unlikely that kids are the intended audience.

Features

The Game One is fairly simple as far as features go. First, it’s stereo only, so if you’re a fan of virtual surround sound, you might want to look at the PC 363D. It’s not as readily compatible with systems other than the PC, but it’s very similar to the Game One otherwise.

There’s a volume controller built into the left side of the headset, though no chat-specific volume. The mic sounded very clear in our tests and is easy to mute – a plus for having conversations in the real world. You simply flip the boom mic up and it’s muted. The mic is on the large side, and although we like its performance, its sensitivity could stand to be toned down a bit.

Help & Support

Sennheiser’s PC headsets are typically pretty dependable, but in the case that you receive a faulty model, you’re covered under a two-year warranty, which is among the longest in our review. The support staff is reachable by phone or email. For more immediate questions, you can check out the FAQs section of the Sennheiser website.

Summary

The Sennheiser Game One stacks up well against stiff competition. It offers some of the clearest, most precise audio in gaming, though it sometimes lacks the punch that other models offer. If you’re looking for something that accurately and clearly reproduces audio, then the Game One is your headset. Those looking for a bit more of a blockbuster experience may want to choose a headset that’s tuned more aggressively for gaming.

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