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on 26 March 2017
Earpads hurt ears if using for extended periods of gaming etc. The microphone is described as sounding really muffled by other gamers in team speak etc.
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Although the Sennheiser PC310 is described as a gaming headset it is also suitable for a number of other PC or consul uses; Skype and speech-recognition applications being two of the most popular with me. The headset comes with a VERY long cable - 3 metres! - So is handy if you want to sit across the room from your gaming consul, but may just get in the way for normal computer use; a couple of detachable cables in different lengths would have been useful.

These are some of the details to give you an idea of what you get:

Cable length3 m/9.8 ft
Connector sockets Mic & Audio, 2 x 3.5 mm
Weight 195 g
Headphones Frequency response 17-22,000 Hz
Sound pressure level 118 dB
Microphone Frequency response 80 - 15,000 Hz
Pick-up pattern Uni-directional
Sensitivity -38 dBV/Pa

The headphones are good quality, as you would expect from Sennheiser, but are probably the least comfortable set I've used from the brand so far - not too uncomfortable, but not as good as I had expected. The headset as a whole is well made and comes with Sennheiser's usual warranty so will hopefully last a long time. Designed by the company's Danish division, rather than by the German head office, the headset is OK rather than really brilliant and better value and comfort may had from a less well-known brand if you shop around or check what "customers also viewed" on Amazon.
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First let me start by explaining that I am not as technological as the other reviewers appear to be so apologies if I don't word something right but I will try and review the headphones to the best of my ability (although somewhat technologically challenged as my husband likes to tease me).
The headphones are a really nice chunky size with additional cushioning on the headband, also the headphones themselves have a decent amount of cushioning on them too to help against that red eared sore feeling you can get when you have been wearing your headset too long. Obviously as with all headsets these days they are adjustable to fit your individual head size. The headset has one wire from the microphone side of the headphones and at the bottom this splits into two leads, one for the headset to attach to your computer and the other for the microphone to attach. The sound quality from the headset is superb and as the title suggests the microphone is noise cancelling. The headset is really comfortable and reasonably priced for a headset especially a Sennheiser which I am reliably informed are a really good brand of headset. Apologies for the lack of any techie talk but hopefully my review may still assist.
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If you are serious about playing multiplayer online games - especially team-based games, where you need to keep in close touch with your teammates - a headset like this is pretty much essential. Players who type their messages into chat windows find themselves respawning more often than they ought. The PC310 headset is a no-nonsense, practical gaming headset from a company with a track record for quality products, designed to give your team that competitive advantage.

Sound quality in the headphones is very good for gaming. The headphones are "open" on-ear phones, so you can still hear what's happening round you. Game sound is full but not too boomy; the headphones are quite loud, so you may need to turn in-game volume down a bit. The microphone boom is on the left, and swivels smoothly down into place under and to the left of your mouth, so you can't accidentally breathe into the microphone. Voice quality speaking into the microphone is very good indeed, and the noise-cancelling is surprisingly effective: the microphone just about picks up ambient noise, but it's kept in the background and your voice stays loud and clear over the top.

The PC310's padded headband is quite wide over the top. The length of the headband can be adjusted at each earphone. It's not a super-comfortable headset to wear, but it's not significantly uncomfortable either; they just feel a bit tight, with the headband pressing down on my head somewhat. When gaming, this may be an advantage: you don't want your headset falling off at a crucial moment!

This headset aren't just useful for gaming, they're also a very good way of improving voice quality over Skype (as long as you don't mind wearing headphones during the call, of course). I previously used a Sennheiser PC 31 Headset for Skype; this headset is a huge advance over the PC31. They're bulkier for sure, but they also outclass the PC31 in every way, and feel more substantial and well-built into the bargain.

This probably isn't the cheapest gaming headset, and I have minor concerns over comfort, but the sound quality, both of the headphones and even more so the microphone, is excellent.
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VINE VOICEon 16 January 2013
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This is a good budget but quality gaming headset. I personally use this for Skyping and the mic is great quality and the sound is excellent as you would expect from Sennheiser - I have always used them in the past. The only thing letting them down is they arent the most comfortable unfortunately, they feel a tad rigid for long periods of time and have a basic pad headband - They are great if you aren't going to be wearing them for hours - If you're a more serious skyper or gamer it might be worth going for ones with the full padded headband which i prefer personally.

These are great value and a fantastic brand, not at all let down by the quality of sound and a clear micorphone - not bad value at all.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 23 October 2012
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I have had quite a few gaming headsets in my time including Turtle Beach (X11 which are wired headsets for PC/Xbox and X3 and XP400 which are wireless headsets), Plantronics (Plantronics X40 GameCom XBox 360 Corded Stereo Headset - White) being an avid PC and XBox gamer. I found this gaming headset very basic and actually preferred the Plantronics headset which is a little over half the price of this one. Although Sennheiser are well renowned for their headphones and the sound is good, I didn't find it too much different to my other headsets. Playing the Xbox quite regularly with my Turtle Beach headsets, I'm used to having game and chat volume at my fingertips but it seems that both of my PC gaming headsets seem to lack this as standard which I do miss. A quick search on Turtle Beach PC Headsets yielded the Z1 and Z11 which are both cheaper than these headsets and had an in-line volume/mute control. Personally I'd say that although this gaming headset was nice, there are cheaper headsets out there that are just as good (or even better) with better functionality designed for hardcore gamers.
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on 11 July 2012
This headset is almost identical to my old Sennheiser headset apart from the new 310 G4ME tag. Therefore this headset wasn't made for gamers... but is still a great headset, hence the reason I bought a new one after my old one died.

The major downside to this set is the lack of an in-line volume control and mute switch. I've come across quite a few headsets in my time I have just come to expect such an addition with any half decent headset. What makes this even worse is that my old version of this headset did have the in-line control. I'm not sure how they can possibly consider that there is no need for this addition when it comes to gamers.. I would have thought the opposite. You'll just have to get used to using the volume control on your computer, or if you're lucky like me have a keyboard that can control it.

Anywayz, a good quality headset with predominantly an acoustic sounding texture (typical of sennheiser), and not bulky unlike many £30+ headsets out there.

3 star because the lack of volume control is unforgivable for a sennheiser "gamer" headset.
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on 12 July 2014
After 5 years my beloved sennheiser pc 160 sk edition broke down and i was looking for a replacement of that great piece.
Bought Sennheiser as they look exactly the same, just an updated version.
Very happy with the purchase, good sound quality, good mic, the only thing that i am missing is a controller on the cord to adjust volume/mute.
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Sennheiser is a famous name for headphones, and these gaming headphones certainly feel well made. I also like the way the microphone boom twists neatly out of the way when not required. Cable length is a generous 3m, ideal for console users sitting back a little way from the TV, though the downside is that the extra length can get in the way if, for example, you are sitting at the PC.

Still, in the end the two things that count most in a pair of headphones is first, the sound, and second, the comfort. In terms of sound quality I have no real complaints, but neither are these anything special; for music they were easily shown up by more expensive hi-fi headphones, sounding coarse by comparison, but for the price they are not bad and perfectly enjoyable. Bass was a little less extended than I had hoped, which is a shame for gaming where you want to experience the full drama of explosions and effects.
The microphone, which claims to be noise-cancelling is excellent and probably the best thing about this product. Skype calls or in-game chatter are crystal clear.

OK for sound then, but what about comfort? This is curious; I am not sure what it is, but I found the headband cushion too hard and after a short time quite uncomfortable. This fact alone makes me reluctant to recommend them, though possibly it will soften over time. The ear cushions are also somewhat firm, though not to the point of discomfort.
Comfort is a personal thing though and ideally I'd suggest trying them out before purchase, though appreciating that this is difficult if you are shopping online.

A decent product technically; but not something that I personally like using for long periods.
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VINE VOICEon 31 March 2013
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Good headset offers a comprehensive set of features with good performance to boot. You can pay a lot more for a gaming headset, but in my opinion I don't think you really need to, at this price they offer good sound reproduction in gaming and also other areas where they are perhaps not marketed such as listening to music, audio, and movies. The noise cancelling is good, and does the job no more or no less, people on the other end shouldn't notice any loss of quality of sound. Comfortable smart design, easily cleaned and good build quality coupled with excellent audio reproduction make this a must have at this price.

The headset although very comfortable around the ears is the not the best fit on and around the head, always an important consideration when choosing a headset, having said that its far from a bad experience. The cable is capped with 2 x 3.5mm jacks (1 x headphone in and 1 x mic in) and not a USB connector as is sometimes the case (so you can't connect these directly to most games consoles), the overall cable length of about 3 metres should more than suffice most people looking to sit at least a little distance away. The 2 year manufacturer warranty should offer a little more peace of mind ownership.

PLEASE NOTE: These are NOT games console console!

Overall: Good price, good audio re-production in variety of situations, good noise cancelling. The good build quality (2 year warranty included) might for some not be the most comfortable, but easily cleaned when needed is more or less what you expect from Sennheiser. There are certainly no shortage of slightly better alternatives in this very competitive price range out there, but on the whole a good package.

-Good gaming performance
-Good music / audio /movies sound reproduction
-Easy cleaning
-good cable length
-Great build quality
-2 year warranty

-Not the most comfortable on your head
-Slightly better alternatives available
-Not Games console compatible
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