|Item model number||GSP 550|
|Item Weight||12.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.7 x 3.2 x 8.5 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||6.7 x 3.2 x 8.5 inches|
|Date First Available||October 20, 2018|
Sennheiser GSP 550 PC Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, Flip-to-Mute microphone, USB connectivity for Dekstop and Laptop compatibility, Open-back ear cups, breathable fabric Headset, black
|Headphones Form Factor||On Ear|
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- sennheiser precision audio engineering combines with 7.1 dolby surround sound to create the ultimate, expansive soundscape experience so you can fully immerse yourself in the game
- the unique headband design provides adjustable contact pressure and a customized fit providing the most comfortable wearing experience
- an intuitive volume control on the right ear cup puts on-the-fly audio adjustment at your fingertips for easy volume control while you're playing
- desktop and laptop compatibility. the gsp 550 can be used with mac and console systems using the optional gsp 505 pc cable or gsa 506 console cable.
- a usb connected, in line dongle provides dolby 7.1 surround sound processing compatible with pc systems.
- perfect fit - an innovative headband and a new dual axis metal hinge design allow the gsp 550 adjust perfectly to different head sizes and face shapes.
- dolby 7.1 surround sound is activated with a single button click on the inline dongle. intuitive pc software provides four sound equalizer modes to optimize game type to your listening preference.
- Connectivity technology: Wired
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Sennheiser is shaping the Future of Audio – a vision built on a 70-year history of innovation and a continued drive for excellence that is woven into our company’s DNA and culture. Around the world, our employees share this passion in the pursuit of the perfect sound, creating products that exceed expectations and set new benchmarks in audio.
Meet the Sennheiser GSP 550
A perfect combination of critically acclaimed Sennheiser sound and Dolby 7.1 surround, the GSP 550 PC headset creates an immersive surround sound gaming experience. Intuitive PC software provides audio control including selectable equalizer modes for gaming, esports and music. Enjoy exceptional audio performance surround sound realism to your gaming experience with the Sennheiser GSP 550!
- The GSP 550 features system specific transducers, engineered in Germany and manufactured in Ireland at Sennheiser owned and operated facilities.
Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound
The GSP 550 features Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound processing via a USB connected dongle to deliver a 3D-like, enveloping audio experience.
Dolby 7.1 surround sound is activated with a single button click on the inline dongle. Intuitive PC software provides four sound equalizer modes to optimize game type to your listening preference.
The GSP 550’s pro-level microphone features Sennheiser's latest noise cancellation technology for crystal clear in game chat. Lifting the mic boom arm conveniently mutes the mic.
An innovative headband and a new dual axis metal hinge design allow the GSP 550 adjust perfectly to different head sizes and face shapes.
Exceptional Wearing Comfort
Open-back, ventilated ear cups fitted with cushions covered in a soft, breathable fabric keep your ears cool and ensure superior wearing comfort.
Desktop and Laptop Compatibility
A USB connected, in line dongle provides Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound processing compatible with PC systems. The software operates with all Windows versions from Windows 7 and onwards. The GSP 550 can be used with Mac and console systems using the optional GSP 505 PC cable or GSA 506 console cable. (Note - Stereo Mode only, no 7.1 surround when used with Mac and console systems)
|GSP 350||GSP 500||GSP 550||GSP 600|
|Acoustic Design||Dynamic, closed||Dynamic, open||Dynamic, open||Dynamic, closed|
|Frequency Response||15 – 26,000Hz||10 – 30,000Hz||10 – 30,000Hz||10 – 30,000Hz|
|Impedance||19 Ω||28 Ω||28 Ω||28 Ω|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||113 dB SPL (1kHz / 1Vrms)||107 dB SPL (1kHz / 1Vrms)||107 dB SPL (1kHz / 1Vrms)||112 dB SPL (1kHz / 1Vrms)|
|Microphone Mute||Automatic by raising the boom arm||Automatic by raising the boom arm||Automatic by raising the boom arm||Automatic by raising the boom arm|
|Connectors||USB||2 x 3.5 mm (3-pole connectors) 1 x 3.5 mm (4-pole connectors)||USB||2 x 3.5 mm (3-pole connectors) 1 x 3.5 mm (4-pole connectors)|
|Compatibility||PC||PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and other consoles using a 3.5 mm jack input||PC||PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, and other consoles using a 3.5 mm jack input|
|GSP 350 Gaming Headset / USB Surround Dongle Cable / USB Extension Cable / Quick Start Guide / Safety Guide||GSP 500 Open Acoustic Gaming Headset / GSA 505 PC Cable / GSA 506 Console Cable / Safety Guide / User Manual||GSP 550 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset / Surround Dongle / USB Extension Cable / Safety Guide / User Manual||GSP 600 Professional Gaming Headset / GSA 505 PC Cable / GSA 506 Console Cable / Safety Guide / User Manual|
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The Sennheiser GSP 550 is a 7.1 Surround Sound open-backed gaming headset. Designed for PC gaming, the GSP 550 delivers high-fidelity 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound for the ultimate expansive audio experience. German engineered transducers provide exceptionally clean sound quality while 7.1 Dolby Surround processing delivers an immersive, 3D audio experience. Every component, from the open ventilated ear cups to the breathable ear pads to the unique adjustable headband, are carefully selected with comfort and fit in mind. The broadcast quality, noise-cancelling microphone provides crystal clear in game chat. Ready to take on the gaming world? Step up with the GSP 550!.
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But before that, I’ll talk about my current headsets that I was using. For about two years I used the HyperX Cloud 2s, and they definitely got the job done in my opinion. Never had anything wrong with them, and they were comfortable and sounded good. I really enjoyed them, and if it weren’t for a few things, I’d buy another pair. Recently however, they started to create pressure around my ears, and the top of my head, so instead of buying the same pair again, I figured I’d choose a new set so I hopefully don’t run into that problem again. I figured to look for something similar, and hopefully with improvements.
Long story short the headset I went with was the SteelSeries Arctis 7(2019 edition). You might be thinking why? They seem so different than the Cloud 2s, and they kind of are, but I wanted to give them a try. They’re wireless for one thing, which I kind of wanted so I could move around my desk, or stand up without a wire getting in my way. They have surround sound which is a nice feature, and sound and feel pretty good in my opinion. All in all, I was pleased with them except for one thing, they’re sound isolation. I could barely hear myself or anyone/thing around me, which for me, was annoying.
After getting my refund, something clicked in me, and made me look a bit closer in to Sennheiser and found the gsp 550s. A newer version of the 500s with the addition of surround sound, and the same good comfort and quality. After getting them in the mail and fidgeting with my sound volumes in games and discord and what not, I started to get to some comfortable settings that my everything sound AMAZING. Not only is my voice super clear in discord, according to my friends, but they sound sooo good while playing games(tbh I’ve only tested them in Destiny 2) but I’m sure they’ll sound great in other games as well.
At first glance, they do look pretty bulky, and they are, but they are surprisingly light and there’s practically no discomfort while wearing them. There’s plenty of air flow around my ears, and sufficient padding.
My one flaw is that the cord isn’t braided so it can probably get tangled over time, and is pretty long, so you might need to bundle some of the loose cord. You could also argue the price is pretty high, but the are newer headphones and for everything these guys have to offer, and the quality of them is definitely worth the price, but yes, cheaper is still always better.
So if you’re considering these headphones, and don’t mind the price, then I highly recommend them.
I’m a guy who builds his own gaming PC so I know how to set things up. These simply sounded terrible for games. In Dolby mode, the sound was tinny, distant, bass-less, and as others have said, the volume was very low. Yes, I had my system volume set to MAX.
In stereo mode, there was decent bass.
The construction seems of good quality so I was let down for sure. I simply cannot recommend this headset.
Overall very good build quality and design, but just lacked the most important aspect to a gaming headset "sound".
Overall, there are better options at better prices out there.
Top reviews from other countries
The software, when it was available, was trash. It used an obscure audio driver that prevented Windows from updating properly for months! I'd hoped that eventually the drivers would be fixed but Senheisser sold/spun off the Gaming Headset division to EPOS and suddenly the driver for this software is gone! The page an "expert" linked to off of the Senheisser subreddit just leads to a 404 page. Lame.
The headset will work without the software and still sounds amazing but if you're buying for the surround sound in 2020, you ain't gonna get it.
While the headband is adjustable to different head sizes, allowing for a comfortable and ergonomic fit, its design adds a considerable amount of bulk to the headset and will look strangely large on you if your head shape is narrower. So long as you don't mind looking like a Cyber-Man from Doctor Who, this is a non-issue.
My biggest complaint with this headset however, is the microphone. When it works, it performs and records great. The mic's tilt-to-mute feature is also a nice touch. However after about 2-3 months of use, I've started to notice that even though my microphone is unmuted (Both in software and on the physical headset), people in my Zoom / WebEx / Discord chats have pointed out that my microphone input would abruptly cut off. When this occurs, I'm forced to mute-and-unmute my headset before people can hear me speak again. There is no indication as to when this happens and it has happened often enough that it's beginning to get frustrating having to be told to repeat myself because my mic would suddenly lose input.
Overall, I'd have to give this product a 3-Star. My previous Sennheiser headphones lasted me five years and while I am loving the audio quality of this pair, the consistent mic input cut-off issues are a huge letdown ESPECIALLY since I'm experiencing this only 2-3 months after purchasing. Given how high these headphones are priced, I honestly expected better...