EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 Series Wired Gaming Headset Review & Giveaway (GSP 602 & 601)

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Sennheiser released the Sennheiser GSP 600 a couple of years ago; this has now been updated with a significantly improved look.

You will notice this is now EPOS Sennheiser rather than just Sennheiser. This is because EPOS were in charge of the Sennheiser lineup and now they are slowly parting ways. Current models are now dual-branded, and we will start to see EPOS launch their own products in the near future.

Features

  • Compatible with PC, consoles and mobile with the 3.5mm jack
  • PS5 and Xbox Series X compatibility
  • Over-ear closed acoustic design
  • Frequency Response of  10Hz – 30kHz
  • Detachable cable with a 2.5m cable or a 1.2m cable.

EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 vs 601 vs 602

From what I can tell, the Sennheiser GSP 600 launched in 2018, though it wasn’t co-branded with EPOS back then.

All the headphones are identical in terms of functionality and performance.

The three models signify the three different colourways. There is the original GSP 600 which are black with a couple of red embellishments, the black and white 601 and these blue and tan GSP 602 headphones.

Personally, I think the 601 and 602 look far smarter than the 600.

Design and Build Quality

As far as gaming headsets go, these are the best looking I have used. They do have a plastic build, like most headsets, but the overall design is quite elegant while retaining a gamer look with the chunky industrial aesthetics.

While the headset has a removable cable it has an elongated plastic end which goes inside the headset, so you can’t use a third party cable if you lose/damage it, nor can you upgrade it. EPOS do sell them though; the PC cable is £12.90.

You also  get two cables, one long one with 2×3.5mm jacks for the PC and a 1.2m

The earpads are leatherette with memory foam; these are replaceable for when they inevitably wear out, but only available in Black.

I don’t play many multiplayer games so being able to lift the microphone entirely out of your way is a big bonus for me. It sits almost inline with the headband, so it never gets in the way, and in this position, it is muted. However, unlike some competing options, the microphone isn’t removable.

On the right ear cup is a volume dial, it is quite resistive and not as convenient as the media keys or volume dial on my PC but it will no doubt be useful for console gaming.

The headphones have a sliding apart for tension adjustments, and they can offer quite a firm tension or relatively loose while retaining a decent seal with the earcups.

Maintaing a moderate amount of tension, these earphones offer some of the best passive noise isolation I have used to date. This also helps improve the overall quality of the bass.

Comfort is good too, one of the reasons why I don’t wear gaming headsets often is that I find my head and ears start to become a little achy over long periods.

Sound Quality & EPOS Sennheiser GSX 200 Soundcard

I predominantly game on the PC, so I paired this up with the EPOS Sennheiser GSX 200. This is a relatively affordable external soundcard, or DAC as is often used nowadays, that offers up to 24 bit / 96 kHz stereo or 16 bit / kHz 7.1 surround sound.

With the soundcard and EPOS Gaming Suite, you can customise the sound with the EQ, either predefined or manually. You can also switch between stereo and 7.1 audio.

You then have various microphone controls such as noise cancellation.

Both the EPOS Sennheiser GSX 200 and accompanying software are basic but functional. I prefer the Creative Sound BlasterX G6, but this is £130 RRP (though £90 currently), if you wanted to move up to a better card from EPOS you are looking at the well regarded GSX 1000 which is currently £149.99 or the top of the range GSX 1200 PRO for £199.99.

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