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Sennheiser unveils G4ME Zero and G4ME One gaming headsets

Sennheiser unveils G4ME Zero and G4ME One gaming headsets

The Sennheiser G4ME Zero

Sennhesier has unveiled a pair of new premium gaming headsets, the G4ME Zero and G4ME One, that the company claims will "deliver incredible sound quality".

The new models aren't dripping with features but do offer noise-cancelling mic's that will automatically mute when raised, making for one less thing to worry about in the heat of battle. They also conveniently incorporate the volume control into the earcup.

Sennheiser also emphasises the company's 70 year history in making high-end audio equipment and the fact that it is the only gaming headset manufacturer to make its own transducers.

Both headsets are full-size over the ear designs with thick, foldable and heavily padded headbands. What mainly distinguishes them is that the G4ME Zero uses an open-back design while the One has a closed-back design.

Both are also finished largely in white with black headbands, earcup padding and red accents. To our eyes they definitely look the part.

Available now from the Sennheiser website, the G4ME Zero headset costs £199.95 while the G4ME One is priced at £189.95. A pair of each will be hitting our labs imminently for a full review.

Sennheiser has also announced a continuation of its partnership with IO-Interactive that will mean the game development studio will use Sennheiser's recording equipment for its future games. The two company's have already collaborated on the game Hitman Absolutions.

G4ME Zero Specs:
Impedance: Headphones: 150 Ω
Connector 2 x 3.5 mm for desktop/laptop
Frequency Response Microphone: 50 Hz - 16,000 Hz
Frequency Response Headphones: 10 Hz – 26.000 Hz
Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Headphones: 108 dB
THD, Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.1%
Ear Coupling Headphones: around-the-ear, closed acoustic design
Cable Length: 3 m
Weight: 312g

G4ME One Specs:
Impedance: Headphones: 50 Ω
Connector: 2 x 3.5 mm for desktop/laptop
Frequency Response Microphone: 50 Hz - 16,000 Hz
Frequency Response Headphones: 15 Hz – 28.000 Hz
Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Headphones: 116 dB
Ear Coupling Headphones: around-the-ear, closed acoustic design
Cable Length: 3 m
Weight: 300g

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GiantKiwi 21st November 2013, 17:25 Quote
70 year history*
Meanmotion 21st November 2013, 17:32 Quote
Ta, fixed.
Shirty 21st November 2013, 17:33 Quote
I don't know what it said before it was fixed, but I want it to have said "70 ear history".
Silver51 21st November 2013, 17:40 Quote
Aside from the mute and volume controls being on the headset, rather than cable, how do these differ from the PC-350?
Maki role 21st November 2013, 19:28 Quote
Yeah I'm holding up my PC-350s to the screen trying to find differences but they're all seemingly pretty minimal on the outside at least (aside from the colour changes). Having the volume on the earcaps and auto-muting mic would be welcome on my current set, I hate inline controls, can never seem to find the damn thing, that or it mutes itself without me realising because I dragged it across my chair.

If they're anything like the PC-350s though (and they certainly look like it) they'll be supremely comfortable. Plus if they've updated the earcup drivers, the sound should be even better to boot.
edzieba 22nd November 2013, 01:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Silver51
Aside from the mute and volume controls being on the headset, rather than cable, how do these differ from the PC-350?
A palette swap, and some letters replaced with numbers. Sennheiser know how to make decent audio equipment, and apparently they also know how to make a buck from clueless punters (by taking cues from every other 'gamer' brand). Hell, if Beats can sell shite headphones for £200, at least with these you're getting something half-decent.
.//TuNdRa 22nd November 2013, 02:43 Quote
While the G4ME Zero look expensive as hell; looking at the actual stats for the headphones themselves; they're comparable to a midpoint between the HD 558 and the HD 598, so roughly £160 to £200 headphones by themselves (Using RRP).

The addition of a microphone, volume wheel and an auto-mute function probably nudges it up so that it's honestly worth that compared to the normal headphone range, and if they sound anything like my HD 485s; they'll be absolutely astounding in games with that kind of a soundstage anyhow.
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