Anyone use the Sennheiser GAME ZERO headset?

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by walwalka, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. walwalka

    walwalka 2[H]4U

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    I've been looking to get a new headset as the piece that holds the cup on to my G430's has snapped and I have it taped and ziptied together.

    I'm having a hard time finding a new pair that I actually want, I know I could get better audio but for the amount of use they actually get a decent quality headset will do the job.

    I mostly game and watch YouTube video with them, no music listening.

    That being said, anyone use the Sennheiser GAME ZERO's? Or have another headset recommendation?
     
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  2. Daeyx

    Daeyx [H]Lite

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    Go buy a real set of headphones like the HD558's or HD598's and get a zalman ZM-MIC1 for the mic. The headphones will sound much better then any headset for an equivalent price.

    The only advantage the Zero's have is that they are closed back, so escaping noise will be much less, but they will lack the dynamics of the 558 or the 598.
     
  3. walwalka

    walwalka 2[H]4U

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    I looked into the headphones and those seem very nice, I'm going to add the HD598's to my list. However that mic sounds like garbage in most reviews, the game zero's mic sounds better across the board. I may look into a different mic, something a little better that sits on the desk.
     
  4. John721

    John721 [H]ard|Gawd

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    The Antlion Modmic comes fairly close to the Sennheiser mic if you wanted to use headphones of your own choosing. Though, if you just wanted an open back version of the Senn Game Zero, the Game One fits the bill.
     
  5. Zahid Iqbal

    Zahid Iqbal [H]Lite

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    My recommendation is HD598's. As it has great experience
     
  6. Dephcon

    Dephcon [H]ard|Gawd

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    I have the G4ME ONE and they're very nice, I love the velour pads. My old beef is that the mic should have come with a windscreen but I'll eventually get one online and jam it on.
     
  7. walwalka

    walwalka 2[H]4U

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    Cool deal. I'm still considering them, but I'm not really sure which route to go now.
     
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  8. mls1995

    mls1995 2[H]4U

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    I usually recommend audio technica but there are a LOT Of choices
     
  9. tungt88

    tungt88 [H]ard|Gawd

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    You do know, of course, that the G4ME Zero = PC 350SE? Or that the PC 350SE = HD555/595? So the Zero is by no means your usual "crappy gaming headset". True, it is overpriced at MSRP, but on good deal seasons (like BF/CM right now), if you can get it at a significant discount to match a HD 555 + mic, why not?

    I snagged the "overpriced gaming headset" in my sig for a truly ridiculous price, even lower than its parent model without a mic, so that's the perspective I'm coming from.
     
  10. limitedaccess

    limitedaccess [H]ardness Supreme

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    Amazon.com sale prices for BF were -

    HD558 - $90 (expired, current $100)
    HD598 - $95 (expired, current $170)
    G4ME One - $150 (still going)
    G4ME Zero - $165 (still going)

    Personally I can't imagine buying these things (headphones in general) for MSRP, the markup is huge going by the sale prices. And headphones don't really get "outdated" like technology either.


    BTW as an alternative to the Zalman MIC supposedly these are better (and a more functional clip) -
    http://www.amazon.com/HDE-Computer-...d=1393142755&sr=8-1&keywords=hde+mini+clip+on
    http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-3-5mm-...393142675&sr=8-1&keywords=neewer+mini+clip+on
     
  11. N1GHTRA1N

    N1GHTRA1N Gawd

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    The Game Zero's are basically the same as a 558 expect closed. Game One is opened. I have HD 555 and HD 650. I mostly use Sennheiser PC 360 for gaming, it replaced my HD 555 (with foam mod) and zm-mic1 setup. I think the quality of the PC 360 lies between hd 555 and 650. The Sennheiser Game One is the replacement for the PC 360 and is pretty impressive.

    The Game Zero is good if you need/want closed headphones. I had the PC 350 before (also closed) but prefer the open sound so I returned them.
     
  12. walwalka

    walwalka 2[H]4U

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    Took some time, But I ended up with a pair of Sennheiser HD 598s, bravo V2 tube amp and a snoball mic!
     
  13. LancerJay

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    I have the game one and I think my audio technica ath ad700 sounds way better. There's a much wider Soundstage and it is far more comfortable to wear. Wish I just went with a decent stand up mic of some kind. Used to have the Zalman clip-on mic and hated that as it would pick up everything.

    My roommate has the audio technica's as well and went with the blue microphone which sounds pretty darn good and doesn't pick up every little sound in the room.
     
  14. tungt88

    tungt88 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Grats, solid choices there! Have fun w/your new upgrades :)
     
  15. dcun201

    dcun201 n00bie

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    I got the Game One and in my opinion it is one of the best as a total gaming headset compare to other brand like Astro a40-a50 (My old headset) , Turtle beach. and other "gaming" headset with mic.

    What I like about the Senns is that they are way more comfortable than other brands and sounds decent. If you want a very good all in one gaming headset then I would highly recommend it. The mic is actually not bad at all. The noise cancelling is actually pretty decent on it compare to my Astro A50.
     
  16. richac

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    I tried out some usb surround heapdhones and was totally disappointed by the fact my 10 dollar sennheiser hd 202 sounded way better on my pc. I feel these surround heapdhones are scams.

    So I went with the analog stereo game ones, then exchanged them for he game zeros because I needed more noise cancellation for my noisy room, and the game ones were hurting my ears. The game zeros are way way more comfortable then the game ones by far, they also sound just as good. hard to tell the difference once eq'd. I was worried that the game zeros would not sound as good and have no bass after reading many reviews. But this is not the case at all, they are awesome, I don't know what people are talking about. In fact I think the game zeros sound much better then the game ones cause the clarity is crystal clear. A great purchase. The game ones did have bigger soundstage meaning far and close sounds seemed more distinguishable, but not by much, positional audio is just as good.

    I'm using them on my b250f with sonic studio on the front jack and they sound superb. sonic studio even improves the already stellar mic. And this thing has better sounding surround sound then the so called surround heapdhones in games.

    on amazon the hd598 is 170 dollars. the hd598C is 140. so 170 for the game zero, which is only 30 extra dollars for a real awesome convenient mic and a probably tweaked encasement for soundstage, is worth it imo.
     
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  17. tungt88

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    Your Sennheiser HD 202 is actually one of the "kings of budget headphones" in the $40 and under range, as per this review:

    https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sennheiser-hd-202-inexpensive-headphones-done-really-well

    So it's no real surprise that the HD 202 beat out some other gaming headphones (before you got your Game Zero, which is a good upgrade in all depts: gaming/music/movies).
     
  18. B00nie

    B00nie [H]ardness Supreme

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    I bought the G4me zero set but it was too tight for my head so I donated them to my son.