Hello and welcome to a review of what I believe to be the top two gaming headsets in terms of all-round available features AND affordability. A quality headset is a vital tool in any gamer’s arsenal. However, prices can be deceptive with the most expensively priced one not necessarily always being the best headset (a famous rapper and his line of headphones come to mind when thinking of overpriced junk). The trick is to find the one that gives you all the capabilities that you would need while gaming, yet won’t cost you a week’s wage in order to afford it. Below are what I believe to be two headsets that fulfill these criteria.
Introducing the Sennheiser G4me Zero PC Gaming Headset
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Current Amazon Rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars!
Key Features of the Sennheiser G4ME ZERO:
-This headset features a closed back design that incorporates double layered memory-foam ear pads for not only maximum quality in acoustics, but also an unrivaled level of comfort. It is also easily foldable for easy storage when you are finished gaming.
-The G4ME ZERO headset uses Sennheiser’s model specific transducer technology to provide super clear sonic clarity as well as accuracy.
-The modern design of this headset means that it is both lightweight and durable. This means that not only will the G4ME ZERO last the test of time, it will also remain comfortable even if you are gaming for hours on end.
-A main feature of this headset is the professional grade microphone that enables you to have quality conversations with other gamers when you are online. This mic also provides a noise cancelling attribute that automatically goes into mute when the boom is lifted into a raised position.
-The volume control is located on the right ear cup for easy access. This ensures that you can raise the volume up and down at will without ever having to pause your gaming.
-The braided fabric used in the G4ME ZERO’s headset works to enhance the overall comfort level provided.
-Every G4ME ZERO gaming headset that has been bought from an authorized Sennheiser dealer comes with a two year warranty.
Overall verdict: a truly top of the range gaming headset that delivers everything that you could want in terms of noise quality and comfort level. The price as well is extremely affordable when you take into account the overall quality and longevity that this headset will provide. Available in both a white and black design.
Sennheiser G4ME ONE PC Gaming Headset
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Current Amazon Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars!
Key Features of the Sennheiser G4ME ONE:
-Lightweight and open-backed design ensures that your head stays cool and unobscured as you game.
-Audio that is both natural and accurate sounding is delivered to your ears via the use of Sennheiser’s patented transducer technology.
-Ideally suited for either gaming at home or else in the use of a professional environment.
-The XXL-sized ear cups with plush velvet pads add to the overall comfort level by snugly resting on either side of your head.
-The G4ME ONE’s cushioned headband provides both support and comfort for your head. This feature is vital when it comes to using the headset for more than a couple of hours.
-This headset also comes with a two year warranty when purchased at an authorized Sennheiser dealer.
-Accompanying microphone features a noise-cancelling element which mutes any sound once the boom is raised. This mic also allows for top class verbal communication with other gamers.
Overall Verdict: The ONE is a top class gaming headset that provides both an unrivaled audio experience as well as a comfortable one. The G4ME ONE is as easy to use as it is effective. The simplistic and effective nature of this headset means that you can concentrate on your gaming rather that fiddling around trying to get the sound right in your headset. Available in both a white and black design.
Compare & Contrast Between the ZERO and the ONE
G4me One Headset – this headset is Sennheiser’s attempt at making the perfect personal audio tool for home gaming. To be honest, they come pretty close to achieving perfection too!
The open back design allows air flow to keep your head cool in those hot gaming sessions. The open back design also delivers a more natural and clear sound to your ear.
The open back feature as well as those I mentioned in the above section come together to form a product that delivers a gaming audio experience that is as realistic as you are going to get.
G4me Zero Headset – this headset delivers an immersive gaming experience that would be hard to match. The closed back feature of this headset has been specifically designed so as to keep your gaming sounds in while at the same time ensuring that any unwanted, outside noise is kept in the outside world. This results in a gaming experience that allows you to be fully focused and lost in your favorite game.
The choice basically comes down to personal preference whether you like open or closed back, as both have many of the same features.
Another difference is the material of the ear pads. The ONE has plus velour ear pads and the ZERO has leatherette covered memory foam. Also take note that the design is different on each where the ear cup attaches to the headband.
Still want more? Continue reading our best gaming headset article series:
Page 1: How To Choose The Best Gaming Headset
Page 2: The Best All-Around Gaming Headsets 2015 – Sennheiser G4ME ZERO vs G4ME ONE (you are here)
Page 3: Best gaming headset under $100 – HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset Review
Page 4: Best budget gaming headset under $50 – Turtle beach Ear Force X12 Review
Page 5: Best High-End gaming headset – Sennheiser PC 363D Review
Page 6: Best Wireless Gaming Headset – Logitech G930 Review (coming soon!)