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Sennheiser Game One

Sennheiser Game One

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82 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

The name "Sennheiser" comes with high expectations attached to it, and the Game One doesn't disappoint. Unfortunately, it also has a high price point that might just put it out of reach of many gamers.

At first blush the Game One is a good looking set of cans, even in spite of its plastic build. PC Mag says it doesn't "feel cheap at all," and Trusted Reviews finds its red and black coloring makes more of a statement "than the grey and black headsets Sennheiser usually makes," with solid build quality to boot. But solid doesn't mean it feels unpleasant, with AVForums calling it "extremely comfortable" and SlashGear likens the Game One to "a lovely pair of earmuffs." PC Mag says it's "light enough to wear for long periods, and Trusted Reviews was able to play "long sessions of Titanfall and Battlefield 4 without needing to remove or adjust them at all."

And with such a "pleasantly balanced soundstage," you'll want to keep them on for hours, as IGN Middle East took special note of its "natural, organic sound" and "exceptional sound positioning." PC Mag says it's "fantastic for music," and while it "sounds similarly excellent" when gaming it's still a bit lacking in that department, missing useful features like "audio processing enhancements, mixing tricks, and simulated surround sound" found in rival headsets. Still, Hardware Heaven says that "everything sounds like we imagine it should" and that it maintains Sennheiser's reputation for "excellent quality."

While there are a few little things to nitpick in the Game One, it's still an overall great headset. However, many rival headsets offer similar features at a better price.
82 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Average Critic Score
 
70
PC Mag
The Sennheiser G4ME ONE is a high-end wired headset that offers excellent sound for audiophiles, but is too pricey and doesn't hit quite the right notes to be the best choice for gamers.
 
80
TrustedReviews
You won’t be disappointed with the G4ME One headset. It’s comfortable, sounds great and is as much at ease with music and movies as it is with gaming. We do feel that it could come with a few extra features (such as a PS4 adapter) for the price.
 
80
bit-tech
If you really want high-end audio then spending £150 on headphones and £20 on a stick on mic would still be the better bet. But, if you don’t want to bother with the hassle of that then the Sennheiser G4ME One is a great, if a tad pricey, buy.
 
100
Digital Versus
The Sennheiser G4me One is truly one of the most comfortable open-back headsets around, and the sound quality is tip-top with an impressive soundstage. Just remember, it's best used at home or in quiet settings (not ideal for a raucous LAN party).
 
80
pcGameware
It isn’t as good an all rounder or as a Gaming headset and offers less than the G4ME ZERO. This along with an SRRP of £189.99 ... makes it a pretty hard recommendation. Which doesn’t come lightly as it’s certainly not a bad headset at all.
 
80
AVForums
It's difficult to go back once you've spent some time with G4ME One's audio and gotten used to its headset-mounted volume and mute controls.
 
90
SlashGear
Here in the G4ME ONE we've got an exceedingly comfortable experience with just as fine a quality in sound delivery as we heard in the Sennheiser Momentum.
 
90
KitGuru
An excellent gaming headset with a steep price tag.
 
90
Hardware Heaven
An evolution of their existing range the G4ME One looks great, is comfortable to wear and sounds fantastic.
 
80
IGN Middle East
It’s a Sennheiser product, so our expectations start from the top. The G4ME One easily exceeds that, though. Unlike other gaming headsets, which are usually tweaked to produce punchy sound effects and booming bass, the G4ME One has a pleasantly balanced soundstage.
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