The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 670 is the third gaming headset by EPOS that I’ve had the opportunity to review. In both the headsets I reviewed earlier — the GSP 300 and the GSP 370 — I came across the same issue. They were too bland in terms of looks. EPOS delivers phenomenal audio but when it comes to producing aesthetically striking and sleek headsets, the company doesn’t come through. When I got my hands on their GSP 670 Wireless Gaming Headset, I breathed a sigh of relief. EPOS finally did it; they released a headset that offers great sound and a gorgeous body.
EPOS brought a major change to their boring designs and blessed us with this black beauty. The GSP 670 is made from sturdy plastic that looks and feels high quality. It features large mixed material earcups made of leather and memory foam. Thankfully, the part of the earcups that touches your ear is memory foam. This prevents your ears from warming up due to the leather overheating.
Snug Fit and Intuitive Controls
EPOS’ navigation has never bothered me. I’ve ever had to watch a tutorial, read the manual or struggle with a headset to figure how it works. Not only are the controls incredibly obvious, they’re also laid out in a very intuitive manner. The controls are equally divided on the exterior of both earcups and are easy to get used to. The navigation, though simple, is very detailed. On one of the cups, you have a charging port, an LED for battery life updates and a pairing switch to connect with your phone. On the other cup, there’s a dongle button and two volume controls.
Yes, you read that right. The GSP 670 hosts two volume controls. There’s a slider that raises or lowers chat audio and a big wheel that controls game audio. Having separate volume controls for different aspects of audio is a thoughtful and unique feature. I just wish the game audio wheel was a little easier to rotate. I found it very tight and hard to operate during an intense game. In fact, the first time I used it I assumed it was purely aesthetic because I wasn’t expecting a volume wheel to rotate with so much difficulty.
The fit, is snugger than ever with a split headband that comfortably rested on the top of your head. The divider makes sure pressure is split equally between both of its parts just like in the headset’s predecessor, GSP 370. Both the earcup and the headband have an immense amount of foam and leather padding and never made my cranial area feel uncomfortable.
Phenomenal Gaming Session
The GSP 670 is made for a brilliant gaming session. I thoroughly enjoyed such a great amount of control over audio. In commentary-heavy games, I turned the chat volume up. However, while playing games in which I wanted to focus on positional audio to locate my enemies, I turned the game audio up. The 7.1 surround sound came through with a stereo feel. The audio feels like it’s being blasted through the room.
Even though the GSP 670 doesn’t feature active noise cancellation, the passive noise isolation its huge earcups provided is enough to mute most background noise. The audio is lag-free and the true definition of seamless. What made it better was playing with various controls on the EPOS Gaming Suite and setting the sound depending on the genre of the game. The mic is superb and picked up my voice within milliseconds. It is flexible and mutes when jerked up.
The GSP 670 provides quite helpful status updates for almost everything. Simply toggle a switch to check how much battery is left. This is communicated to the user through both an LED light and a voice update. The advertised battery life is two hours on a seven minute charge. I got a little less than two hours on a ten-minute charge but it wasn’t disappointing. Overall, a full charge gave me more or less 20 hours in on and off usage.
Overall, the GSP 670 was nothing less than a treat. Admittedly, its price is a little steep but it’s worth every penny. It also comes with a two-year warranty and is a headset you can truly rely on. In fact, out of the three EPOS headsets I’ve reviewed to date, this one was my favorite.
Is it Hardcore?
The GSP 670 is a great headset across the board. It impressed me with its flawless sound and highly intuitive navigation.