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EPOS Sennheiser GSP 602 + GSX 300 Review

Today we are reviewing not one, but two audio peripherals. First up is the EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 602 headset, based on the highly successful Game Zero headset, which has an RRP of £199. We also look at the GSX 300 soundcard which is priced at £69. The GSP 602 is a wired-only headset that uses a 3.5mm jack, so it is “plug & play” with most devices, whereas the GSX 300 soundcard uses USB and only works with PC due to software requirements. Let’s see how they hold up against our testing.

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GSP 602

 

GSP 602 Headset Specifications:

  • Transducer principle Dynamic, closed
  • Cable length: 2.5 m PC cable / 1.5 m Console cable
  • Connector plugs 2 x 3.5 mm (3-pole connectors)
  • 1 x 3.5 mm (4-pole connectors)
  • Compatibility: PC, Mac OSX, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and consoles with 3.5 mm jack input
  • Warranty: 2 years, international
  • Headphones Frequency response: 10–30,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 28 Ω
  • Sound pressure level: 112 dB SPL @ 1 kHz, 1V RMS
  • Microphone Frequency response: 10–18,000 Hz
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
  • Sensitivity: -47 dBV/PA

You can purchase the GSP 602 directly from EPOS for £199.00 HERE!

 Pros

  • Interesting aesthetic.
  • Good quality padding in the headband and earcups.
  • Great sound quality.
  • Well isolated.

Cons

  • Quite large and heavy design.
  • Aux cable length is pretty short.
  • Have to push really hard to insert cable.
  • Microphone quality compromised without the soundcard.
  • Lots of flex and too much plastic.
  • Doesn’t work with software without soundcard.

Rating: 7.

GSX 300

 

 GSX 300 Soundcard Specifications:

  • USB standard : USB 2.0 full speed
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.1%
  • Cable length: 1200 mm
  • Connector plugs 3.5 mm headset socket
  • 3.5 mm microphone socket
  • 3.5 mm loudspeaker socket mini-USB socket
  • Compatibility PC
  • Warranty 2 years, international
  • Supported sample rates Main Audio 24 bit 48 khz (locked to 16 bit 48kHz with gaming suite installed)
  • Audio outputs: Headphones
  • Recommended headphone impedance 50 Ω

You can purchase the GSX 300 directly from EPOS for £69.00 HERE!

Pros

  • Reduces potential electromagnetic interference.
  • Helps if your sound card is old or very basic.
  • Good software.
  • Really improves sound of microphone
  • Easy to use with simple controls.

Cons

  • Extra money if purchasing headset as well.
  • Short lead.
  • Micro-USB not USB-C.

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KitGuru says: The GSP 602 and GSX 300 are certainly capable but we do find them on the pricey side. Especially because many headsets now come with integrated soundcards, having to purchase a separate one alongside the GSP 602 makes this combination rather expensive.

Rating: 7.5.

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