Sennheiser introduces GSP 550 7.1 channel Dolby Surround Sound gaming headset

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Sennheiser has introduced a new gaming headset. The audio specialist’s GSP 550 headset is a high-end open acoustic design for PC gaming combining 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound with improved microphone performance.

Featuring a proprietary open speaker system, Sennheiser also claims the gaming headphones deliver a natural sound performance balancing clarity with an enhanced low frequency response. The open acoustic design features specially positioned speakers within the ear cups that channel the sound directly into the ears.

The GSP 550 gaming headset is paired with a Surround Dongle, designed to optimize the sound experience at a single click of its Dolby button. The intuitive PC software also lets you shape and customize your sound experience, with different surround sound modes and four equalizer settings for gaming, esport, music and an off setting which gives a neutral sound performance.

Says Andreas Jessen, Head of Product Management Gaming, Sennheiser Communications A/S:

“Thanks to its Surround Dongle, the GSP 550 makes it effortless for gamers to tailor their sound experience via Sennheiser’s intuitive software to be exactly the way they want.

“We know that for dedicated gamers, lightning fast, intuitive controls are vital. This is why we created a streamlined user interface that, for example, lets you rapidly switch between stereo and surround sound at a touch.”

No matter how long the gaming session, the GSP 550 keeps you cool and comfortable thanks to its ergonomic design and customized fit, claims Sennheiser. The headphones feature an advanced, solid metal hinge with a 2-axis mechanism that gives the earcups greater freedom of movement.

This durable system pivots smoothly to conform just as well to both narrow and broad jawlines for an improved fit. In order to adapt to different head sizes, Sennheiser has integrated an innovative adjustable contact pressure mechanism into the headband that can be adjusted according to each user’s preference to ensure the headset feels perfectly secure without ever feeling too tight. Ventilated ear cups are fitted with ergonomically designed ear pads covered with a soft and highly-breathable fabric. 

Furthermore, the GSP 550 has an advanced broadcast quality microphone with high-quality noise cancellation. Three side tone settings, which can be selected via the software interface, allow gamers to choose exactly how much they hear their own voice. The mic can be quickly muted during gameplay by lifting the flexible boom arm and similarly, a volume control on the ear cup offers convenient on-the-fly adjustment.

The GSP 550 is available from the end of October 2018 at the recommended retail price of £219.99 GBP. 

Chris Price