Summary: These headphones are a bit expensive, but awesome. If you're looking for a higher-end surround sound gaming headset then this might be the product for you. Here's a quick breakdown. PROS: - 7.1 surround sound is awesome! I'm not a super audiophile, but it sounds excellent to me. - Comfortable. I have a pretty big head and often headsets don't fit properly on my head, this one fits well, is quite comfortable, and has lots of padding. - Excellent mic quality/clarity.
Summary: I have been using this headset for around a month now and I have to say I am in love. I play a lot of bf3 and with the 7.1 enabled i find myself ducking at helicopter missles as the fly overhead and explosions tend to actually scare me. Ive used 7.1 before in the steelseries headset.. but this is a tremendous upgrade. If your main purpose is gaming.. these are the best you can buy. Mic clarity is great, people comment in mumble on how i sound very clear.
Summary: This is a good headset for the gaming audiophile. The sound reproduction is excellent. The fit is very comfortable. For long use sessions, the headset is light enough and doesn't squeeze too hard for those to be an issue. Even though the speakers are open, my ears still warm up some in long sessions. Still, it is much better than closed headsets I have used. The included microphone is decent -- it worked well for podcasting.
Pros: Great sound quality; comfortable; good microphone.
Summary: I've copied and pasted my review from the Amazon UK product page for this headset below. I live in the United States and ordered this headset from Amazon UK because it wasn't available for sale domestically at the time. I decided to pay the extra expense based on the positive reviews of this headset and its predecessor, the PC360. I was really looking forward to receiving the headset, thinking I would get years of enjoyment out of it.
Summary: Executive Summary - Sennheiser applies their headphone and microphone expertise to PC gaming, and it shows. Details - The installation was not a problem. I did, for the first time in a while, have to use the installation CD for the drivers. On my taskbar there is an icon that lets me set the audio quality from stereo to 5.1 to 7.1, and then I slide the top of the USB soundcard to turn on the effect, which means at any time I can switch from stereo to 7.1 sound while...
Summary: The Sennheiser PC 363 D High Performance Surround Sound Gaming Headset is impressively comfortable with large ear cups and lots of soft padding and plush fabric, as good as any headphones I own, and they truly can be worn for hours without fatigue. There are louvers in the back of the ear cups which prevents heat and moisture from building up but which let sound in and out as with any open-back headphone.
Summary: I'll start off by saying that I've got 11 different gaming headsets, The better ones include, Senn 360's, Astro 40's, Tiamat 7.1's, Rocat kaves as well as a bunch of others. These are surely the best of the bunch. The new usb soundcard is really great and does a wonderful job. I'd say not as good as the Tiamats or kaves in position but the overall SQ is miles ahead (though the tiamats surprised me, they are pretty decent).
Summary: My son is a gamer and needed a new headset to replace the PC 350 Sennheiser headset we purchased back in 2009. (We had to replace that one once due to a broken cord, then the replacement eventually developed the same issue.) The PC 363D headset is a much better product in several respects.
Summary: $300 clams might seem like a lot to spend for gaming headphones, but if you're into it you must be all the way in. Unfortunately, I am not, and could not find an easy way to check out the 7.1 Surround Sound. Must be awesome. Maybe there's a test track on the install disk, but despite their fabulous products, Sennheiser has always been weak on software and documentation. I will not now speculate why.
Summary: I currently have the Sennheiser PC360 headset that I've been gaming with for over a year. So I'm quite familiar with this excellent headset. In fact, they are nearly identical. The 363 has a vented covering instead of wire mesh on the outer ear piece and the mic grill is orange. That's about it. The big piece that you're paying for here is the USB sound card that creates a virtual 7.1 surround environment with Dolby Digital. So let's see how it works.