When it comes to the Audio gears like the Microphones and the Headphones, the name of Sennheiser’s is one the top. The Sennheiser’s is one of the most famous companies who manufacture the top-class audio equipment like the Headphones and the Microphones. Recently, the Sennheiser’s launched a new gaming Headphone with Microphone and named it P363D gaming headset. This gaming headset comes with some amazing features like the 7.1 Surround Sound from Dolby Digital for excellent gaming audio.
This is one of the best Gaming headsets from the house of Sennheiser’s. This gaming headset comes with tons of different features apart from the signature 7.1 Channel Surround Sound by Dolby Digital, Best-in-Class Microphone for better communication in -game and also the stunning and beautiful design.
Here are all of the features of the PC 363D Gaming Headset from Sennheiser.
Features of Sennheiser PC 363D Gaming Headset
- Surround Sound by Dolby Digital
The Sennheiser PC 363D Gaming Headset comes with the Dolby Digital’s signature 7.1 channel surround sound. With this feature, the audio listening on this gaming headphone becomes more enjoyable than the other options available for gaming gadget enthusiasts. The Dolby Headphone Technology makes the sound experience for the PC gamers who are looking for the best audio experience.
- Comfortable for Long Use
The Sennheiser has taken care of the comfort of the gaming headset user. With the XXL velvet cushions for the ears make it comfortable for ears to wear the headphone for a long time. Also, the foam covering at the top makes it, even more, cosier than you ever felt with any other gaming headset. The XXL Ear cups made from the velvet allows the air to flow properly and maintain the sweatiness on the ears, helping you to the game for a longer time without getting the sore ears.
- Top-notch Microphone
The PC gaming requires constant chatting with the teammates, and that’s why the Sennheiser team added a top-notch gaming receiver with this Headphone. With the top-notch gaming microphone, which comes with best-in-class noise cancellation and flexible positioning, it helps users to use it whenever they want and however they want. Also, if the user wants not to use the Microphone and stop chatting with their friends, then he can lift up the Microphone to turn it off. Simple as that!
- High-Class Engineering involved
The Sennheiser PC 363D Gaming Headset is not made in a hurry. The highly professional German engineers studied and then designed this gaming headset for best audio experience and also for the comfort of the users. Every material that is used to build this fantastic gaming headphone comes from the official factories of the Sennheiser or the trusted suppliers of the company, making it more flexible and durable gaming headphone. The essential parts like the Speakers and the braided cable that ensures the overall life of the headphone are manufactured in the Sennheiser’s factory in Europe with top-notch German engineering.
Also, the PC 363D gaming headset comes with the “Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement” design, which is developed by the Engineers at the Sennheiser, which ensures the proper sound flow in the ear canals of the user.
- PROs use this Headphone
The Professional Gamers and the game developers are very fond of the Sennheiser PC 363D and the PC 350SE gaming headsets. The famous game developer, IO Interactive who was behind the Hitman game series uses these headphones to developer, test and play their games. The Professionals are also using the Sennheiser Microphone and other audio recording devices to capture the in-game sounds. When the professionals are choosing this gaming headset, there is no fear in the choice of the one for your comfort and maximum gaming performance.
- Independent Sound card
The Sennheiser 3D G4ME is the excellent audio converter that helps you to remove any external sound obstruction from being recorded. The 3D G4ME is itself a sound card for this gaming headphone, which converts the audio from Microphone and doesn’t let any little noise to pass through.
Also, the 3D G4ME is responsible for crystal clear audio quality of the headphone and the surround sound by Dolby Digital. The 7.1 Surround Sound is what makes this headphone different from the others.
Technical Specifications and the Box Contents
WEARING STYLE: Headband
IMPEDANCE: Headphone: 32 Ω
IMPEDANCE: Microphone: 2 kΩ
CONNECTOR Length: 2 x 3.5 mm for desktop and laptop
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (MICROPHONE): 50 – 16000 Hz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (HEADPHONES): 15 – 28000 Hz
SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL: 112 dB
EAR COUPLING TYPE: Around-the-ear, open acoustic design
CABLE LENGTH: 2 + 1,2 m
PICK-UP PATTERN: Noise canceling
MICROPHONE SENSITIVITY: -38 dBV/Pa
Sennheiser PC 363D headphone: 1 Unit
Quick Start Guide: 1 Unit
Headphone Driver CD: 1 Unit
3D G4ME Module: 1 Unit
USB Cable Extension: 1 Unit
3D G4ME Adapter: 1 Unit
The Sennheiser PC 363D gaming headphone comes in a big black box. On the box, you can see the 2 Years Warranty included with the headset for any manufacturing fault and damage. In the box, the Sennheiser PC 363D headphone sits with all of the accessories. The headset comes with the Quick Start Guide. Driver CD, 3D G4ME module, Extensions cables and the adapter for 3DG4ME Module.
The headphone has the Sennheiser branding on the top of the headband. Below the headband, there is soft and comfortable foam padding for the comfort of the users.
On the left side of the Headphone, there is a Microphone which can slide up and down. When you slide it down, the microphone activates, and when you push it upwards, the Microphone turns off. On the right side, you can see the Volume control knob, which is highly useful in case you want to turn down the volume quickly. As many keyboards don’t have dedicated volume control keys, it is highly beneficial to have such volume control option on the headset.
On the speaker side, the headphone has the soft and comfortable ear pads, that doesn’t let you feel the pressure of the headphones. As the earpads are big and support the better airflow, you may not get much sweat even after wearing it for a long time. The best thing about this headset is that it comes with the thick and durable braided cable, which can last longer. The Headphone comes with the two 3.5mm jacks, one for the headphone and one for the microphone respectively. You can use them with the 3D G4ME or the default sound card that’s included with your PC.
Testing and Experience
We tested The Sennheiser Pc 363D gaming headset on the test bench for better accuracy of the test. Here is a specification of the test bench we used for testing purposes.
Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 5
Processor: Intel i5-4670K
Memory: Kingston HyperX Beast 2400Mhz 16GB
Boot Drive: Kingston 120GB M.2 SSD
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 770
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200W
Cooling: Custom Watercooling
Audio: ASUS ThunderFX External DAC/Amplifier and 3D G4ME1 Dolby 7.1 Digital Surround Sound Adapter
The Sennheiser gaming headset comes with the Driver CD for the 3D G4ME sound adapter. You’ve to install all of the drivers by inserting the CD and following all of the on-screen instructions. Once installed, the driver software will automatically detect the connected 3D G4ME adaptor, and now you can connect your headset to the Adaptor.
You can turn ON and OFF this 3D G4ME adaptor at your will with the switch provided at the side of the adaptor. Once installed and enabled, you can change the output channel from 5.1 to 7.1 and vice versa very quickly.
- Sound Quality
The Sennheiser PC 363D gaming headset has the exceptional sound quality compared to other top-notch gaming headsets. The sound is more lively with the 7.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound technology. When you are playing the game, you can hear every in-game sound very clearly, helping you to get the idea of what is going on in the match.
When you are using the headset with the 3D G4ME adaptor, you can get a better idea who is where and then apply your gaming sense to identify what is going on. We tested it with the Battlefield 4 Multiplayer, and we could hear every footstep, every gunfire, and every activity detail. With the help of the precise audio help from the headset, we were able to win the round pretty easily.
Not all people use their gaming headset for gaming. There are many tasks they can do with the help of gaming headset like the Sennheiser PC 363D gaming headset. Just to test the usability, limits and the experience of this headset, we tried watching movies and also listening to some songs. But here, we used the ASUS ThunderFX Audio amplifier. With the ThunderFX audio amplifier, you can listen and enjoy songs and watch movies. But, if you try to amplify the audio too much with the ASUS ThunderFX audio amplifier, then you’ll feel some distortions in sound quality as the 38mm drivers are not able to handle the lows and highs very well. But, if you keep everything balanced, then you can attain the highest possible stage of human satisfaction by listening to soulful music with this headsets.
- Microphone Testing
We tested the Microphone of this gaming headset while playing the Battlefield 4. In my opinion, these are some of the best gaming microphone’s that I’ve tested. The sound is pretty crisp and crystal clear with the 3D G4ME adaptor. By default, the external noise-cancellation feature is enabled to enhance the audio input. But, if you disable this feature, then you may feel like using the condenser microphone with the little bit of distortion and noise in the voice.
Here, we are summing up this review of the Sennheiser PC 363D gaming headset. In short words, this is one of the best gaming headsets we’ve ever reviewed. The Sennheiser PC 363D is the best gaming headset that we recommend you to buy now. We are giving it the 9 points out of 10 for the performance and the build quality.
This is not the best looking gaming headset from the Sennheiser, but it is one of the most comfortable and robust gaming headsets that you’ll love. As there is the brand name of the Sennheiser is associated with this gaming headset, it is going to be quite pricey. Currently, the Sennheiser PC 363D gaming headset is priced at the $209 on Amazon. But, if you have that budget, then there is no better option for yo than to buy this fantastic Gaming Headset.