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Sennheiser GSP 550

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After releasing two excellent gaming headsets, Sennheiser is at it again with the GSP 550, an open-back model with USB connectivity. That alone makes it quite unique, but does it also make it worth the high asking price of $250/€250? We are here to find out.

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Most of the price is probably for headphones and microphone, that card is probably pretty cheap.

Decent headphones cant be too cheap due physics.
 
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Looks wise I like. Wrong match my cheap hyper X or my qpad headphones for comfort.
 
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I still dont have a headset after my long lasted Razer Charcharias died 3 years ago.

Now i want something nuts so this pair of headset are very attractive to me
 
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I don't buy Sennheiser anymore, I've had a bunch, HD570, HD280 Pros, Momentum, and the cords eventually fail. The sound quality is terrible too. My current ATH-M50X and Antlion Mod Mic with Syba USB audio adapter is 4 years old and still going strong, sounds great.
 

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Most of the price is probably for headphones and microphone, that card is probably pretty cheap.

Decent headphones cant be too cheap due physics.
I opened this review thinking "if my AudioQuest DragonFly" set me back $200, these must offer pretty good value". Reading the review it became obvious my expectations were unrealistically high.
 
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I don't buy Sennheiser anymore, I've had a bunch, HD570, HD280 Pros, Momentum, and the cords eventually fail. The sound quality is terrible too. My current ATH-M50X and Antlion Mod Mic with Syba USB audio adapter is 4 years old and still going strong, sounds great.
Sound quality terrible.. what?

I opened this review thinking "if my AudioQuest DragonFly" set me back $200, these must offer pretty good value". Reading the review it became obvious my expectations were unrealistically high.
Think there is a bit of difference between dedicated DAC for 200 USD and headphones with DAC for 250 USD. Its not even comparable.
 
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Being honest, for 'gaming DSP' purposes if it must be USB, you are much better off with their GSX1000 + GSP 500 rather than the 550 IMO.

That being said, you start getting into some very expensive territory, for a set of cans that simply aren't well tuned for music.
 
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