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Sennheiser Releases Over-Ear Gaming Headset, GSP 500

Sennheiser has added to its gaming headset range with the GSP 500, an open acoustic over ear headphone.

The GSP 500 features an improved open speaker system designed and manufactured by Sennheiser with specially positioned speakers within the ear cups channel the sound directly into the ears which the company says ensures the best possible spatial representation and awareness of the gaming environment.

The headset has a 2-axis metal hinge system fitting a wider range of face shapes by pivoting smoothly to conform just as well to narrow or broad jawlines. It is also built with an adjustable contact pressure mechanism integrated into the headband.   

Andreas Jessen, head of product management gaming, Sennheiser Communications says, “The GSP 500 has been designed from the ground up to enhance every aspect of the gaming experience and let you perform at your best. As well as delivering superior audio and comfort, a fully immersive gaming experience also depends on effortless ease of use and communication – even in the midst of fast-paced action.”   

Sennheiser says the GSP 500 noise cancelling microphone provides crystal clear communication and can be muted by simply lifting the boom arm. Similarly, adjusting game audio on the fly is made quick and easy by the volume controls integrated directly onto the ear cup. 

The GSP 500 is multi-platform compatible for gaming with PC, Mac, as well as consoles featuring a 3.5 mm jack input. The company says use with lower-powered devices is improved due to a reduced impedance acoustic system that makes it easier to game on the go. 

The GSP 500 is available from May 2018 priced at $369.95.

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