With orchestral musical scores, thunderous sound effects and potentially dozens of teammates in your ear, having a decent set of gaming headphones has never been more important.
Fortunately, gaming fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to affordable headsets.
As previously reported here on the Express, Turtle Beach has some fantastic headphones available for all budgets. From the “battle royale ready” Recon 200 and Stealth 300 wired gaming headsets, to the budget-friendly Recon 70 model, you really can’t go wrong with a set of Turtle Beach headphones.
But what if you’re looking for something a bit special? Headphones that simply ooze class and quality? Well that’s where the Sennheiser GSP 670s come into play.
Available for an eye-watering £299 on Amazon (at the time of writing), the GSP 670s are about as premium as it gets.
Featuring a slick design with a kind of matte black finish, Sennheiser’s latest set of cans have an almost futuristic look to them.
While you could argue that they’re a bit bland compared to flashier and more colourful rivals, the muted colour scheme only adds to the perception of quality.
Indeed, if you could only remove the mic, then you’d probably be inclined to use the GSP 670s for more than just gaming.
The Sennheiser GSP 670s are also about as comfortable as headphones get, narrowly surpassing Turtle Beach’s excellent Elite Pro 2 headset in the wearable stakes.
Superior padding and a breathable frame provide the top of your head with plenty of protection, while a unique headband slider lets you reduce contact pressure for added comfort.
Crucially, the new Sennheiser doesn’t just look great and feel the part, it also sounds phenomenal.
Bass levels are powerful but never overwhelming, while the ability to activate 7.1 Surround Sound through companion software really draws you into the game.
This is further bolstered by some excellent noise isolation functionality that’s as much to do with the design of the headphones and quality of its ear pads.
Separate controls for game audio and chat volume are a godsend, and are logically placed to ensure you never have to pause the action.
Unfortunately, battery life doesn’t quite live up to the billing, providing closer to 14 hours than the suggested 16-20.
The other big stumbling block is the price, which at £300 is sure to put a lot of people off.
If you’re really serious about your gaming audio, or perhaps have ambitions of joining an eSports team, then the Sennheiser GSP 670s should be at the top of your list.
Everybody else might want to consider something cheaper.