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Sennheiser G4ME headsets (Zero and One) vs. Steelseries Siberia Elite

Poll Results: Which headset do you think is better?

 
  • 41% (7)
    Sennheiser G4ME One`
  • 29% (5)
    Sennheiser G4ME Zero
  • 5% (1)
    Steelseries SIberia Elite
  • 11% (2)
    Either Sennheiser headset
  • 11% (2)
    Other suggestion? Please put in your post
17 Total Votes  
post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone!

 

I am new to this forum so I am not exactly sure where to put topics and so forth. 

 

However, I was wondering what your opinion was on the Sennheiser G4ME headsets were. I am referring to both the Zero and the One. Also I was wondering how that matched up in features and most of all sound quality also the mic quality. 

 

I am looking for a headset that first and foremost has good sound and mic quality. I am a fan of Sennheiser, but a friend told me about the new headset from Steelseries as well and I checked it out. 

 

I want to be able to have something that has a microphone for when I game or want to do casual recording. I particularly need excellent audio because I editing music and video quite often, I am also a gamer. 

 

I am looking to save up for an upgrade from my current headset which is the Sennheiser PC 141, Here is a link to that. 

 

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/pc-headset-internet-telephony-voip-pc-141

 

Here are other links to the headsets I am referring to as well.

 

Sennheiser G4ME One

 

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/g4me-one

 

Sennheiser G4ME Zero

 

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/g4me-zero

 

Steelseries Siberia Elite.

 

http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-elite

 

 

Oh an I should note that I would like to be able to use the headset with portable devices like my phone for music or other portable device. 

 

I would also like to know more about Portable inline audio amplifiers and how they work and what are the best ones on the market. Sennheiser told me that if I wanted to use one of their G4ME headsets for portable audio I would need one of these as well. 

 

Thank you for all of your help!

ClarinetsRock

post #2 of 6

You're better off asking on Mad Lust Envy's guide thread.

 

From the looks of it, the G4ME ZERO headset appears to be a rebranded PC360, so you can grab one of those and save some cash. MLE thought pretty well of it.

 

Or I can make your decision a little more difficult and bring up a fourth option: the Beyerdynamic MMX 300.

 

The soundstage is unusually spacious for a closed headphone, enough for positional audio cues to shine through. Bass is punchy, treble is sparkly, and mids are a tad recessed by comparison. Isolation is only moderate, but it doesn't leak sound outside. Sounds good without dedicated amplification.

 

The microphone is no slouch, either. Not only did my friends on Skype immediately notice the improved quality, but...take my word for it, I make any keyboard sound loud when I'm typing away, and on top of that, I use a trusty IBM Model M on my desktop. The background noise was often disrupting enough on my old desk mic if I forgot to mute that it completely stopped the conversation.

 

That doesn't happen with the MMX 300. They either just don't hear it, or it's too quiet to bother them. I didn't need any special noise cancellation options enabled computer-side, it just works.

 

The only major downside? Amazon pricing on the MMX 300 was around $275-300 during the holidays and now jacked up to $333-400, where it's a tough sell. (I paid nowhere near that for mine, thankfully.) By contrast, the PC360's only $166 on Amazon and can frequently be had for less.

post #3 of 6

You'll do fine with the Sennheiser G4me Zero headset.

If you have up to $250 to spend, and just want a simple purchase for headsets that have high audio quality, then you'd want to look at the headsets manufactured by companies that specialize in headphones (Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic). Unless you are on a <$100 budget, you generally want to avoid headsets manufactured by companies that specialize in computer accessories (Logitech, Corsair, Turtle Beach, Razer, Astro, Steelseries, etc).

The alternative is to buy separate audiophile-grade headphones + separate add-on mic. You could save a small bit of money that way, or potentially get very tiny bumps in audio quality. 

But if you just want a simple recommendation that doesn't require doing a lot of research, then you're in pretty good shape with the Sennheiser G4me Zero's.  You do pay a slight premium to have the newest and latest toy from Sennheiser.  But in the end, nobody will ever say that you made a bad choice by buying it.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

I agree with you on getting a good headset from a company who specializes in exclusively audio. 

 

While we are on that, what do you suggest as really good speakers for the computer as well? 

 

Thank you for your help! I think I will save up for the G4ME Zero's!

post #5 of 6

Can't help you too much there.  I'm not much of a speakerhead.

 

For what it's worth, you're looking at about $100 - $125 to get to the first major jump in audio quality.  After that, you're looking at ~$200 - $250 for the next major jump in quality, and to get into what audiophiles would consider using for desktop speakers.  And even in that case, you'll have lower audio quality than an equivalently priced set of headphones.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kent1146 View Post
 

Can't help you too much there.  I'm not much of a speakerhead.

 

For what it's worth, you're looking at about $100 - $125 to get to the first major jump in audio quality.  After that, you're looking at ~$200 - $250 for the next major jump in quality, and to get into what audiophiles would consider using for desktop speakers.  And even in that case, you'll have lower audio quality than an equivalently priced set of headphones.

Okay thank you! That is good to know! 

 

I am a music composer so audio quality is something of a need for me. :)

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