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Sennheiser Updates the PC 350 and PC 360 Gaming Headsets

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Sennheiser announces the rebirth of two of true Legends. The sought after PC 350 and PC 360 gaming headsets have been reengineered to feature optimized comfort, design and virtual 7.1 surround sound, and will be officially launched at CES, the World's Largest Consumer Electronics Show in January 2012.

Great news for quality-conscious gamers, who seek nothing but the best: the new Sennheiser PC 350 Special Edition and the PC 363D Surround Sound Gaming Headsets ensures your partner can live in tranquillity, not being able to hear the action from your headset, while you become fully immersed in your games.

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Right after I got my PC360s, although granted by what they say they changed I thing I'll prefer these over the 363Ds.
 
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I have always had the thought that considering the age of the former headsets there would be a redesign in order. All that is left now is the consideration of buying it. :toast:
 
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All the did was take the PC360,slightly change the way the ear cup's looks and add an external 7.1 emulator that the headphone connects to and which in turn connects to your PC via USB which means it will not use your sounds card,i like the old 360 better.
 
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Sennheiser has been a pinnacle of quality for a while now. Prices are still a bit high.
 

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I'm pretty interested in their "lower end" model 310 and 330 models which were released recently. These ultra-pricey models may not buy much more than bragging rights.
 
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I still have my Sennheiser PC 350, and my headsett is now 5 years. There is no 1 that is beter on sound in that price range. Even Logitech that has it's gaming headset in that price range are crap.

My headset stil has that same clear sound, but my earpads are abit heavy worn :) There are almost nothing left og the synthetic leather on the earpads.
 
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I'm pretty interested in their "lower end" model 310 and 330 models which were released recently. These ultra-pricey models may not buy much more than bragging rights.
I hear good things about the 330.
 
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I'm pretty interested in their "lower end" model 310 and 330 models which were released recently. These ultra-pricey models may not buy much more than bragging rights.
Don't forget that the 330 is on-the-ear design while these are around-the-ear headphones.

You get pretty good quality and comfort for the high price. The 350 is very good for some quiet gaming, but needs the bass mod for general use (music/movies), while the 360 sounds pretty awesome right out of the box, and has a great soundstage too. Sometimes you can find very good deals for both on sales.
 

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Don't forget that the 330 is on-the-ear design while these are around-the-ear headphones.

You get pretty good quality and comfort for the high price. The 350 is very good for some quiet gaming, but needs the bass mod for general use (music/movies), while the 360 sounds pretty awesome right out of the box, and has a great soundstage too. Sometimes you can find very good deals for both on sales.
No you dont need to mod the PC 350's for bass or general use. Hook them up to a good sound card... Hmmm umm the Asus Essence STX! Boom baby boOm!!! change the driver setting from
Normal gain (0dB for <64ohms)
to High Gain (+12dB for 64~300 ohms) PC 350 run @ 150 ohms :)
or vibrate the hell outta the side of your head and use the
Ultra high gain (+18dB for 300~600 ohms) :rockout:
 
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I recently bought the pc330s, and they really do have the same cans as the 333ds and possibly the 360s. However, they brought the price down by the design, and lower quality construction. They are not comfortable after about an hour. For the much lower price, they are worth it, especially if you can get them on sale, otherwise I'm looking forward to a set of these 360s!
 
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No you dont need to mod the PC 350's for bass or general use. Hook them up to a good sound card... Hmmm umm the Asus Essence STX! Boom baby boOm!!! change the driver setting from
Normal gain (0dB for <64ohms)
to High Gain (+12dB for 64~300 ohms) PC 350 run @ 150 ohms :)
or vibrate the hell outta the side of your head and use the
Ultra high gain (+18dB for 300~600 ohms) :rockout:
Why on earth would somebody, who buys an "expensive" headphone like the 350 would hook it up to an unamplified output? Is the Xense good enough for you?
The headphone uses the 595's drivers which are pretty good with their open design, but they do benefit from a carefully done precise and gentle modding to sound even better when they are closed, but I would highly agree that it's very important not to overdo the mod, because it will just ruin everything.

Since Sennheiser engineers acknowledged and even supported some of the mods enthusiast did for the PC350, I wouldn't be surprised if the new version would already have some of those modifications officially built in.
 
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The Asus Xonar Xense, and STX soundcards, have headphone amps built in to support up to 600ohm headphones.

I don't know what makes you think its unamplified soundcards...

Also on another Note, i recently got PC360.. used it with a Xonar D2X but due to shitty driver support the sound card makes some of my games crash so i took it out.. will have to save for a different sound card now before i can appreciate my headset again..
 
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The Asus Xonar Xense, and STX soundcards, have headphone amps built in to support up to 600ohm headphones.

I don't know what makes you think its unamplified soundcards...
No?, I used the PC350 with the Xense, that's why I told him I did not used it without amps, so I did not claim that they need some modding just because the juice wasn't enough in my setup.
 
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No?, I used the PC350 with the Xense, that's why I told him I did not used it without amps, so I did not claim that they need some modding just because the juice wasn't enough in my setup.
Read your reply again, Then you'll see you didn't tell him anything.. merely asked rhetorical questions.. which would confuse someone that is not as informed as you and I..
 
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Read your reply again, Then you'll see you didn't tell him anything.. merely asked rhetorical questions.. which would confuse someone that is not as informed as you and I..
are you for real? :shadedshu