Sennheiser fans already know the invaluable contributions to the world of great audio quality made by this company. They’re always in “pursuit of the perfect sound.” In this Sennheiser PC 350 Review, we’ll see if they live up to their promise.

First, check out this quick video review and unboxing of the PC350 Special Edition:

Price

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Flexibility

For one thing, the Sennheiser PC 350 has a structural design which can rival that of a very limber gymnast. Its earpieces are manufactured in such a way that makes them flexible enough to turn in and out, without breaking apart. This feature gives them added protection in case of an accident, like when you suddenly wrench your Sennheiser PC 350 from your head and hurl it on the floor in a fit of extreme frustration during a gaming session (yes, you know there are gamers who do that!).

The microphone is also another wonder of plastic technology. It’s pliable, but sturdy, which means it doesn’t act like a floppy strand of al dente spaghetti if you need to move the mic up and down. If you move it up, it won’t try to sneakily make its way back down. You can trust the mic to stay up, when needed.

Comfort

One of the things that this Sennheiser PC 350 review is happy to point out is that it is a truly and fully circumaural headset. This means that the speakers inside the earpad can deliver full sound because the earpads closely cover the whole ear to reduce the mingling of external noise with the sounds coming through the headset’s speaker.

The earpads are soft and don’t push or otherwise put undue pressure on the ears. The same goes for the headbar. The softness of the padding, as well as its nearly lightweight quality can almost make you forget that you are wearing a headset. There’s nothing oppressive about the Sennheiser PC 350 at all, in terms of its weight and design.

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Audio Quality

You will be enjoying an amazing soundstage with [easyazon_link asin=”B008O510Y8″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]the Sennheiser PC 350[/easyazon_link]. This can instantly become noticeable by carrying out this simple test. First, listen to the sounds of a game of which you are not yet very familiar with, using only your speakers. Take a short break, then do the same thing, but using a non-Sennheiser PC 350 headset to listen.

Take another short break, then do the same thing once more, this time using the Sennheiser PC 350. You don’t even have to buy the Sennheiser PC 350 right off to do this. If you have a favorite gaming shop that you go to, you can usually ask for assistance in testing out this way.

Anyway, you’ll notice immediately that there are more sounds that you are now perceiving.

This is particularly true for the mid to high range sounds. Using the Sennheiser PC 350, it will be as if you suddenly gained a “third ear” that opened another dimension of hearing, much like the same way that a “third eye” is reputed to show you things beyond what is readily seen by others.

But don’t worry, the Sennheiser PC350 won’t turn you into a psychic medium! It’s just that the guys at Sennheiser clearly went all out on the development of the PC350 in their “pursuit of the perfect sound.” You’d have to thank them for gaining a virtual third ear that can hear mids and highs with such exceptional clarity.

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However, just because it’s the mids and highs that get more fine-tuning doesn’t mean that the bass effects have been forgotten. As part of the physical side of this Sennheiser PC350 review, loud and deep sounds like that of explosions which take place in war or battle gaming, are just as clear and with no trace at all of static, crackle, popping, or reverbs (echoing).

That’s just one of the abiding reasons why this headset is great for gaming and why most hardcore gamers (those who have used it with some degree of frequency and length of time) have stated their admiration for it.

Sennheiser Gaming Headsets Comparison Chart

In case you’re curious how a few of Sennheiser’s top gaming headset models stack up in terms of features, here’s a nifty chart for you:

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Sennheiser PC 350’s Cons

However, even as we’d nearly like to wax poetic in our review of the Sennheiser PC 350, we’d be fools not to note some disadvantages about it.

Aside from the price which could be not to everyone’s liking, another reason that the Sennheiser PC 350 isn’t perfect is that it works too well for sound isolation. That goes for the Sennheiser PC 350 Special Edition as well.

Now, sound isolation isn’t really a bad thing in itself. It clearly lets you focus on the sounds you are dealing with during a game, and allows you to shut out the external world and its noises. However, if you’ve ever used the Sennheiser PC 350 for chatting, you may suddenly have an eerie feeling that you’ve been transported to another dimension of sight and sound (it’s kind of Twilight Zone-ish that way). That’s because when you’ve got your Sennheiser PC 350 headset on, you won’t hear even yourself talking in a room ambiance. All that you will hear is your disembodied voice in the way that the person you are talking to hears it.

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So, it’s kind of creepy that way, unless you enjoy things that are not ordinary or unusual. In which case, it’s probably safe to bet that among your favorite games, the ones that enthrall you the most are [easyazon_link asin=”B00G6YJ60E” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Outlast[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link asin=”B00EPIG606″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]The Walking Dead[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link asin=”B00000K4AX” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]System Shock 2[/easyazon_link], and [easyazon_link asin=”B0001X5YN4″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”vicdor-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl[/easyazon_link].

But just in case those games aren’t your favorite, it’s still all good. Anyway this Sennheiser PC 350 review is only meant to show you the pros and cons of the headset before you decide to buy. Whether or not you like scaring yourself to death while gaming, is a totally different matter.

Last but not least, here’s a sick gameplay video so you can see (and hear) these suckers in action for yourself!

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