Sennheiser PC 363D

Updated May 31, 2014
Sennheiser PC 363D
Bottom Line

The Sennheiser PC 363D is the best-rated headset we've seen for PC gaming. Reviewers say it has good general sound quality, with excellent surround sound and clear voice transmission. It's also comfortable to wear, and the on-ear volume control is easy to use.

Performance

Puts you in the scene. Professional reviewers are enthusiastic about the Sennheiser PC 363D's sound performance. Campbell Simpson of PC World Australia says that with the "excellent stereo separation" in surround-sound mode, "it's a breeze to tell where gunfire is coming from in a 360-degree arc." Reviewers like the overall sound performance as well; Simpson describes it as "very detailed and open for a set of gaming headphones." However, experts and users concede that they don't match the sound quality of top-notch music headphones. Several reviews at Amazon.com say the bass is too weak, while the high end can sound harsh. Reviewers have no complaints about the microphone, however, saying voice transmissions come through very clearly. Keep in mind that surround sound requires the use of an included USB sound card, and that's PC only. Sound is stereo-only on other platforms, and optional adapters may also be required.

ProsVery good sound, Easy-to-use controls, Comfortable for most usersConsLimited, buggy software, Won't work with console games
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