Only purchase if "budget" is what you're going for...
Jeff Record, Amazon
19 November 2014
Summary: I own a pair of HD 428, which off-the-shelf cost was half of what I got these for now. The HD428 have a lower frequency response but also lower impedance. I bought these because I'm tired of switching headset from when I need to communicate to someone vs. just listen to what's going on in the game. I saw that these had a higher impedance so I know that I would have to crank up the volume on them.
Summary: I guess I am an audiophile if you qualify one based on their acquisition of a few not-so-well-known-but-still-expensive headphone brands like Beyerdynamic, Audiotechnica, and V-moda. I bought this for the purpose of gaming and still being able to enjoy my music. It's pretty good, the headset is open design, so sound will leak out and people around you will be able to hear the audio (even if its around medium level).
Summary: Sennheiser tends to make some pretty good headphones so when I saw this on special I didn't think much of it and snatched it up. I've been using a paid of Sennheiser HD555's for about 3 years now and absolutely love them. So when reading keep in mind that this what I'm using for a baseline. Pros: Case - It's a nice quality travel case similar to some of the ballistic nylon cases Oakley uses.
Not terrible but wholly underwhelming for the price.
23 October 2010
Summary: I added these to my amazon wishlist recently after reading the reviews, and the very next day they showed up on woot, so of course I had to buy them there. They're not bad headphones, but they also don't meet the expectations I had. Let me start by saying that as someone with a large head, I was pleasantly surprised that this headset didn't have the issue that I'd read many other Sennheisers had with being too tight.
Disappointing sound quality lets down an otherwise great headset
Mr J, Amazon
1 March 2014
Summary: I had high hopes for these headphones based on other reviews, but ultimately despite my best efforts to set them up to my satisfaction, I couldn't get them to sound natural. I like my headphones to have a fairly flat/consistent response across the entire frequency range, but these seem to tail off at both the low and high ends.
Summary: I write this review after filing for return. I originally deliberated over a Razer headset or a Sennheiser, a gaming company that does audio, or an audio company that does gaming! I opted for the audio company and I am disappointed. 1. As previously mentioned the lacking of bass, shouldn't have to tweak your EQ just for a headset that uses 3.5 jacks. 2. Long term wearing (3+ hour play session) was uncomfortable 3.
Summary: I'd heard that the sound on this headset wasn't as great as expected for the price, and so I'd prepared by purchasing a sound card (Asus Xonar DX) so I could fiddle with the audio settings. After owning £40 Sennheiser 150s then £50 160s I didn't really think that at double the price the sound would be inferior, especially after reading the plethora of positive reviews.
Summary: I have for a long time desired a set of PC350s and recently when building myself a new pc I decided to finally treat myself. Having used the Siberia v1 and then v2 headsets for around 4 years, I was looking forward to something new. It was a toss up between the 350s and G35 headsets, and my good experience with Sennheiser forced my decision. On arrival I was reasonably pleased. The quality was clearly good, and looked promising.