Updated January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Sennheiser Headsets

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2017. Sennheiser is renowned for the quality of its headphones and microphone technology, so it's no surprise that the company makes great headsets for business, entertainment, and mixed-use applications. Here are some of their most advanced and affordable models, which are compatible with a variety of platforms, including universal communications, console gaming, and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Presence Grey

2. Massdrop X PC37X

3. Century SC 660 USB ML

Editor's Notes

January 15, 2021:

Whatever your desired application, we have made sure to include something for you here. Gamers will want to look to the Massdrop X PC37X and GSP 602. The former has an open-back design, while the latter has a closed-back configuration. This means the PC37X are going to let in more ambient noise but will have a more open soundstage, whereas the GSP 602 will produce a more immersive experience that cuts you off from the outside world. Those who work in call centers and other professional settings where they are on the phone all day will be well served by the Century SC 660 USB ML, SC 165, SC 135 USB-C, and SDW 5066. Of these, the SDW 5066 are the priciest, but they are the only wireless option, while the SC 135 USB-C and SC 165 are the lightest weight, with both coming in below 3.5 ounces. The PXC 550-II is a great multipurpose pair that works equally well for chatting as jamming out to your favorite tunes, while the Presence Grey is a top choice for professionals on the go.

July 19, 2019:

Depending on what you need it for, there's almost certainly a Sennheiser headset for you, and the models we've listed here all have some of the brand's finest microphone and dynamic driver technology. The SC 660 and 165 are both great if you spend a lot of time talking with clients or customers every day and want to make sure you're heard clearly, but if you need top-of-the-line functionality and can afford the investment, the SDW 5066 is also worth a look. If you can't afford to have both of your ears blocked all day, the SC 45 is one of their best low-cost single-sided options, though if you want their best (and most popular), check out the Presence Grey. It's been re-released multiple times now, and for good reason; it's widely regarded as one of their best products. The PC 5 is a good choice if you want to spend as little as possible but still get great quality, although it tends to pick up background noise and sometimes even the user's breathing (although you can mitigate that by adding a simple foam pop shield).

If you plan to enjoy your headset as much as you use it to work, the GSP 300 and 600 are two of their best gaming-focused models. The former is a good budget pick and the latter is for serious gamers only, thanks to its price, and they both work with computers as well as consoles. If you want to be able to listen to music and make calls without sacrificing the quality of either, the PXC 550 is almost certainly the best one.

4. PXC 550-II

5. SC 165

6. GSP 602

7. SC 135 USB-C

8. SDW 5066

9. PC 8.2 Chat

10. Ambeo Smart


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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