I carry out an EPOS Sennheiser GSP 601 Review – headphones engineered for the competitive gamer, with maximum comfort and audio quality in mind, but is the £199 price tag worth it? Let’s find out.
The build quality of the GSP 601 headphones is exactly what you would expect from giants like EPOS and Sennheiser. The GSP 601’s have a weight that lets you immediately know what you’re dealing with as soon as you take them out of the box. All the hinges are extremely well built and only move how they’re meant to move, with no rattling and no coming loose by themselves.
The microphone arm feels light and effortless to move but at the same time feels secure and doesn’t impose on your face too much.
Comport is a place that the GSP 601 gaming headphones excel. Apart from the obvious need for good audio, comfort comes a very close second when headphones are made specifically and you can tell that EPOS and Sennheiser did their research with these.
Even though the headphones feel heavy (395g), the soft and responsive headband padding makes them feel like a pillow resting on your head, and the faux leather pads that cup your ears manage to completely encase your ears without you feeling an ache after a couple of hours of continuous wear.
GSP 601 Sound Quality
When it comes to sound Sennheiser knows what they’re doing, with over 70 years in the audio business these GSP 601 headphones were destined for great things.
When I get new headphones, my first test is always subjecting them to metal and trap music as I want to see how well the headphones can handle multiple frequencies at once, and the GSP 601’s passed with flying colours.
The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 601’s feature “closed acoustic” sound, and bass in the headphones is fantastic and smooth while still allowing room for the high and mid instruments to pierce through, and considering they’re headphones made specifically for gaming, their handling of music is fantastic.
The closed acoustic design of the GSP 601’s allows for a heightened focus on that game in hand and offers a passive noise cancelling element which gives games a lot more ambient and immersive feeling.
Where I felt the GSP 601 headphones excelled was in the accuracy of sound, especially when it came to footsteps and reloading, which is vital in games such as Counter-Strike. Being able to stay still in a match and hear your opposition run around you gives you an edge that makes these headphones well worth the price tag in my honest opinion.
The EPOS x Sennheiser GSP 601 headphones are a masterpiece of audio engineering that complements competitive gaming in its entirety. From the closed acoustic and noise-cancelling to allow for high focus, to the fantastic accuracy allowing giving you an edge over your opponents these headphones deserve their £199 price tag and more.
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