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