While Sennheisers are best known for making headphones that make your favorite music sound pristine, they do make headsets for those who prefer to relieve their stresses amid the sound of virtual battlefields, too. Their latest is the Sennheiser PC 373D, a surround sound headset that boasts serious gaming immersion.
No, they didn’t put seven separate drivers in the darn thing to recreate a surround sound setup. Instead, it simulates the effect using 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound, the processing for which is handled by a companion dongle that plugs into the PC during use. A button on the headset allows you to trigger the surround sound with a single push, ensuring you can bring on the immersive audio and switch back to stereo on cue.
The Sennheiser PC 373D is an open-back headset that pairs the outfit’s transducer technology for accurate sound reproduction with a noise-canceling mic for crystal-clear communication during games. A boom arm allows you to raise and lower the mic to your preferred angle, automatically muting it when raised out of the way, with three microphone side tone settings allowing you to control how much of your own voice you hear.
Designed with long gaming sessions in mind, it comes with a padded headband, super-soft velvet ear pads, and vented aluminum ear cups to ensure proper gaming convenience. It comes with a custom software that offers different modes for customizing the sound profile according to whatever game you’re playing.
Available now, the Sennheiser PC 373D is priced at $259.99.