|Series||Sennheiser PC 363D|
|Item model number||504567|
|Item Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.2 x 4.2 x 9.3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.21 x 4.2 x 9.3 inches|
Sennheiser PC 363D High Performance Surround Sound Gaming Headset
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- Sennheiser's "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" technology delivers ultimate sonic accuracy and clarity by channeling signals directly into your ears
- 7.1 channel surround powered by Dolby technologies lets you accurately pinpoint the slightest sounds from all directions
- Full size, open back ear cups fitted with ultra-comfortable velour ear pads are ideal for long gaming sessions
- Pro quality, boom mounted microphone provides crystal clear conversations and automatically mutes when the boom is raised
- Two year parts and labor warranty
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The Sennheiser PC 363D establishes a new performance standard in surround sound gaming headsets. Combining Sennheiser headphone and microphone engineering with Dolby Laboratory 7.1 surround sound techhologies takes gaming to another dimension. Sennheiser's "Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement" (EAR) technology angles the drivers in the ear cups channeling the sound directly into your ears. This improves sonic detail, definition and dynamics. Dolby's 7.1 technology comes via a USB sound card providing headphone control and remarkable spacial effects letting you accurately pin point sounds with 3D like dimensionality. The PC 363D uses open back, full size metal cups fitted with luxurious velour covered ear cushions producing an extremely comfortable fit ideal for long gaming sessions. Many games incorporate player to player communication, so microphone performance is a very important element in premium headset performance. The PC363D incorporate a pro quality microphone delivering exceptional clarity. It's cleverly fitted on a boom that automatically mutes when raised. The headsets volume control is conveniently located on the right ear cup for easy level adjustments. The braided cable has a great feel and is extremely durable. The PC363D is a best in class gaming headset that will improve your skills and take you to new levels!
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But now I have finally purchased the 363d's and MY GOD are they stunning! The build quality like most have issues with didn't bother me. Straight out of the box to me the quality was well built and flexible. Sure they seem a little cheap in the price tag but they are built far better than Bose. After getting it all setup they got to be the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn aside from the ATH-M50's. I wear glasses and I usually put my glasses above and on the cushion rather than wearing them with the headphones on and inside the cushion. But these I had no problem with the cans being worn on the glasses. The Large cushions also cover my entire ears! You can hear everything when wearing these and I honestly prefer this. The sound stage is widen and the clarity is unmatched. Once you play a game though with sound going through them I can hardly hear anything outside my room or inside my room other than my own voice. Which is also nice because I know exactly how I sound while speaking. The volume knob on the side is nice but I tend not to mess with these because of possible shorts of it in the future. So I put electrical tape on it since it is black and goes with the headphones so it is hardly noticeable, I leave the knob all the way up to so that I can get the full clarity of sound from them. If you have a mute button or volume controls on the keyboard then there is no point in needing one on a pair of headphones as well.
The mic is gorgeous and well constructed! Every pair of headphones I've ever used never had a clear enough mic worth using. So for years I've always just used my webcam as my mic which was an 80 dollar Logitech webcam and gets me by sounding clear. But the mic on this I have to say is far superior to my webcam mic which is an excellent mic. The boom feature is a really nice option as well. The clarity of the voice is crisp and clear and never muffled, I've tried growling into it like a metal head doing voices like batman and the raccoon from D*ck figures as well as Kermit and many others. It does an amazing job in picking up the voice without any distortion at all. Has to be positioned correctly though to achieve this and not right by your mouth. More like underneath your chin or close to it. Now as far as sound goes..... WOW!
The 7.1 is amazing and notice hardly any difference between 7.1 and 2 channel. Highs are crisp and pleasant, Mediums are also crisp and pleasant, and lows are crisp and pleasant without being to deep or dramatic like the Krakens are. I feel like I can hear and listen to a game the way it was meant to be heard! Music as well. When comparing music to the ATH-M50's Audio Technicas I would have to say the ATH-M50's are better but they are also studio headphones designed around music, But the 363d's hold their own in this department. Where when comparing the ATH-M50's and the Krakens I have been using and every other pair of headphones I've tested/used in the gaming department vs the 363d's. The 363d's blow everything out of the water! There is no comparison 363d's win hands down! Give them about 2 hours and you'll notice how everything sounds seems like that is how the game is suppose to sound. I play lots of Quake Live where foot steps and weapon sounds are very very important and I can pick up all of it and can hear further because of it since the sound stage is vastly bigger. I hear things through walls and far away that I have never heard before or thought could be heard. So I am always on my toes now and aware of everything absolutely everything around me. Goes the same for CS:GO! I can hear further and pickup footsteps through walls. It's almost as if you are wall hacking with your ears! pretty insane.
In conclusion the price tag was a steal compared to its regular price tag and was soo soooo worth the price I'm glad I bit the bullet and bought. I was tired of the Krakens and the small sound stage of the ATH-M50's and wanted these for so long but never wanted to pay the price. Guess all good things come to those who wait. If you have the money don't hesitate give it a go you won't be disappointed. I'm some what of an audiophile who loves great sound but also isn't picky about it if I can make it work for my needs. These are the best pair of cans I've ever bought and now Audio Technicas & Sennheiser are my top companies for quality sound. I do want to purchase a dedicated sound card though to see if I can possibly get slightly better sound out of them using 7.1's virtual surround on the actual card itself. But the usb 7.1 dac it comes with will do for now and is very much close to perfect. No loss of sound quality noticeable that I've tested and are the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn with the best Headset mic I've ever tested/used with an open acoustic design for pitch perfect clarity with a bigger sound stage and finally the closest software to emulate almost true 7.1 surround sound. Was worth every penny I saved and spent on these gorgeous pair of cans for GAMING!!!!.
Quite a long review but if you do read this hopefully I helped a little in your decision of what headphones are worth purchasing. There aren't nearly enough reviews of these headphones so I figure I make the number grow a little bit more since they are truly a remarkable pair of cans. I was contemplating on going with the Hyper-X Cloud II because of price and the many great reviews on it. But the price tag drop so much for these and were well worth the extra 50 dollars as opposed to the possible extra 150 - 200 dollars!. There are many headphones on the market like the Hyper and some of the cheaper brands like Sentey GS-4731 7.1 virtual and the rest of their product line up. But I've always had my attention on Sennheiser ever since Audio Technica brought them to my attention since they are both great sound quality experts. Sennheiser also make Pilot Headphones and that always interested me because of all the different sound departments they are intertwined with. This is a great buy and again I've tested/owned at least 15 different headphones for gaming and studio since I growl&scream and love gaming and music. If you have your heart set on these because of the reputation Sennheiser has then these are defiantly worth a buy! and have closed acoustic and open acoustics that aren't 7.1. Different specs etc. Sennheiser for sure knows how to make headphones that meet consumer needs and expectations. <3
I've worn these things for hours and not had red, painful ears like I've had with other headsets. The headset itself is very light; the ear cups and band are covered in plush velvet-ish material that is comfortable; the vents in the cups mean you can hear and talk to people around you w/o having to remove the headset (so if your dog, cat or family member makes a ruckus you won't be deaf to it but still be able to hear your game).
I use the mic in WebEx, Uberconference, Skype, Ventrilo and in-game and I've gotten a number of questions about what mic I'm using because it sounds really clear. Could not be more pleased w/ this product.
First impressions and build quality: I haven’t thought about this in a long while, but I can recall being disappointed with the PC 363D’s out of the box. They didn’t look or feel nearly as good as the MMX300 headset because the frame seemed to be made of the “cheap” plastic we’ve all come to hate. Also, the swivel joint arms where each cup attaches appeared thin and weak, as did the extension arms. Coming from two broken headsets I was all but certain these wouldn’t stand the test of time.
A year and a half later my PC 363D’s are still in perfect working order despite hours of daily use and FAR too many falls from my desk (I blame my cats). The build and quality have since far surpassed those first impressions. It’s also worth pointing out that the 363D’s are highly flexible at multiple joints in the frame, including the extension arms, which no doubt helps it survive all the abuse it’s experiencing in our household.
Sound and Comfort: I’m not an audiophile and won’t pretend to be. My ear is only refined enough to lump the sound I hear into three completely subjective categories…. “Sounds like crap”, “Sounds good”, or “Sounds great!”. As expected, the 363D’s earn my “sounds great” distinction so take that for what it’s worth, lol.
The USB sound card must be doing its job as I haven’t experienced any technical issues, and again, I have no complains about sound quality. The 7.1 Dolby surround adds another level of immersion to my gaming experiences, but the headset sounds great with or without this feature enabled.
I spend a lot of time at my computer for both work and recreation and usually end up wearing the 363D’s for hours at a time. They’re lightweight, cool, and comfortable enough for long sessions, and once I’m engaged in whatever I’m doing I barely even notice they’re there.
Mic and Volume Control: The microphone captures good sound (I’d say it falls in my “sounds good” category from above) but is more than enough for Skype calls and gaming communication. It seems to work just as well if not better with the microphone a little further away from my mouth, so trying to track down “perfect” mic placement isn’t a necessity. The flexible arm does a good job at holding its position, and the automatic mute feature when the mic is swiveled to the upright position has been surprisingly useful.
The volume control dial on the headset might be one of my favorite features. It’s such a simple thing but it’s perfectly placed, insanely useful and convenient, and is now a necessity for all future headset purchases.
Final thoughts (TL:DR): Despite my initial quality concerns the Sennheisers PC 363Ds have exceeded my expectations and are hands down the best headset I’ve ever owned. I’d feel comfortable recommending them to anyone and would buy them again in a heartbeat… though it seems like I probably won’t have to.
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