Featuring Sennheiser’s “Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement” technology, the G4ME™ ZERO delivers the...

Sennheiser G4ME ZERO Over-Ear Gaming Headset

Average User Rating:
3.83333/5,
  • Featuring Sennheiser’s “Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement” technology, the G4ME™ ZERO delivers the ultimate in sonic accuracy and clarity. The updated closed design provided by the custom-made painted steel ear cup grids lets you hear even the faintest detail of your game. Supreme ComfortIntroducing a new era in professional gaming headsets.With G4ME™ ZERO we have gone back to where we started and completely rethought the concept of comfort for gaming. Our aim was to design the most comfortable and best sounding closed professional headset on the market. We think we’ve done just that.Tailored Ear Pads: The first ever gaming headset to feature multiple layers of fitted ear padding.Sennheiser Transducer Technology: Extreme clarity and accurate, developed at our own labs."Ergonomic Acoustic Refinement": The Sennheiser technology delivers ultimate sonic accuracy and clarity by channeling signals directly into your ears.XXL Ear Pads: Plenty of space around your ears for best fit and comfort.Noise-Canceling Microphone: Professional-grade noise-canceling microphone with intuitive mute function.Closed Design: The closed design blocks out all outside noise allowing you to focus on your game.Perfectly AdjustedG4ME™ ZERO features an all new ear pad design, which we have further developed from our professional pilot headsets. Our ear pads are made from thick leatherette and dual-layered memory foam. The base of the ear pads are thicker, to ensu

Recent User Reviews

  1. Jetpil0t
    4.0/5,
    "High Quality, Clarity and Comfort. Needs Power."
    Pros - Comfortable, Mic Quality, Audio Clarity, Tight Bass, Replaceable Parts
    Cons - Durability, Requires Good Source
    I have had the headset for about 12 months now so I will just drop some of my long term expectations to anyone wanting to buy this. I have the second (current) revision of the headphones with the detachable cable.
     
    Using this on over half a dozen sound cards now, I can confirm these need a good, clean power level for optimal performance. The availability of an EQ, ideally through a PC sound card would be ideal for lifting bass and enabling a virtual 7.1 effect which sounds great in these headphones. The bass response, once lifted through a quality source, is tight and goes loud, which allows the mids and highs to remain extremely clear at any volume. If you use them on a low end sound card they are going to sound bad as they are 150Ohm headphones.
     
    They have a slightly unusual balance and sound signature compared to a studio headset, it works well for positional audio in games, but it will sound unusual for music enthusiasts. 
     
    The ear cups are not made of leather, they are made of fake leather and they don't last long and are not covered by warranty of any kind. You can buy replacements but they are very expensive, off brand replacements for PC350s will fit, but they also have an asymmetric design of the foam, so replacement cups don't quite fit as well. I replaced mine with genuine leather and memory foam replacements for a PC350 and they offer more space inside the cup and a tighter seal for a better overall sound, but they are less comfortable, so...
     
    The braided cable does kink at the connector and the braid will fray over time, though that is to be expected, I do not expect this would be covered under warranty. The cable can be replaced, though it too is expensive and uses a priority connector, though it is a quality cable.
     
    The carry it comes with I have literally never used, so I don't see any value there.
     
    These headphones, while their original RRP was excessive, are good value at their current price. I would recommend pairing this with a high quality PC sound card rather than a dedicated external audiophile DAC or Amplifier.
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  2. killeraxemannic
    5.0/5,
    "After burn in these become just spectacular. They are perfect for gaming. DO NOT buy them expecting to be happy with the music performance though. "
    Pros - Great gaming sound, Great mic. Best closed back soundstage I have ever heard. Rediculously comfortable, excelent build
    Cons - Harsh before burn in, Large condenser mic needs lots of power, fatuiging music listening. Bad pairing with Creative soundcards and SBX pro studio
    I made a huge mistake when I got these.... First thing I did was plug them into my phone and try to listen to some music... Bad idea! This is one of those headphones that I wouldn't even listen to until after 50 or so hours of burn in. The sound signature of these is specifically designed for gaming. Before burn in there is a very strong harsh and unpleasant spike in the upper mids. After burn in everything smooths out but there is still an upper mid bias. Why though? For the glory of gaming of course!!! To me these seem to have a fairly close to neutral bass and treble response with a boosted mid response. With no EQ and no virtual surround sound when gaming these aren't the most fun sounding headphones but they are very accurate. The mid spike makes footsteps and enemy movements really pop out at you. I am guessing that was absolutely the intent by Sennheiser when they made these. They are vastly different from the sound signature from most gaming headsets that have loose boomy bass and boosted treble. It takes a while to get used to but after you do you won't ever want to go back if you are looking for detail and want accurate enemy placement. For me where these really come in to their own is when you use virtual surround sound software with them. The 2 I have tried are Creative SBX pro and Razer surround pro. Lots of debate on what is better but for these specifically my vote goes to Razer. The creative software does the same thing as the sound signature from the Game Zero's... It boosts the mids. With that on top of the software boost it just becomes too much and a little harsh. The Razer software doesn't really EQ the sound it just adjusts placement of sounds. That works perfectly for these. The razer software also lets you boost the bass. These respond very well to that and become way more fun with a little added low end. I would rather they be flat and require me to use the surround software to boost the bass than to try to cut it out with a boomy sounding headset. With the razer software you can get a full enveloping surround sound experience with plenty of bass and no harshness. Now on to the mic... The mic on these sounds great... If your sound card can power it up. This mic with my Creative Sound Blaster Z might have been the absolute worst mic and sound card pairing I have ever heard. In fact once I got these my 2 year old SBZ got ripped out of my PC and thrown in a box. I have a Schiit stack now so it was time for it to go anyways as I was just using it for mic in. After researching I found that headsets all use small condenser mics that need power. Sort of like regular condenser mics that require phantom power but on a lesser scale. Usually headsets run on 'line power" between 2 and 9 volts. PC sound cards put out voltage to mics usually in the range of 2-5 volts. Most gaming headsets with tiny microphones are perfectly happy getting 2v and sound fine... However the mic on the Gzeros is a bit bigger and is pretty quiet with 2v going into it. More voltage = more sensitivity with condenser mics. Creative cards appear to only put out about 2V. With my Creative Sound Blaster Z I had to max the mic volume and mic boost to get enough volume from this mic which resulted in tons of white noise. Asus sound cards tend to put out a little more voltage to mics (Around 3V) so I would pick that over a Creative card if you are considering these headphones. I would also steer clear if you have Realtek onboard audio as all the Realtek chipsets I have tested put out about 2.2V. There are a few chipsets out there that put out 4.5V and I would assume that would be ideal for the Gzeros or G1's for that matter. Still trying to find a small USB sound card to use for mic input only that puts out 4.5V to use with the mic on these. So far I haven't been able to confirm voltage for anything other than the ones I have personally tested because that information isn't published by sound card manufacturers.
  3. Wolfgazm
    2.0/5,
    "Really just Meh."
    Pros - Extremely Comfortable
    Cons - Expensive for quality
    I was really excited about getting this headset for my setup.  I was pretty disappointed with them, though.  The sound isn't that great of quality and it doesn't muffle ambient noise at all.  It's almost like you don't even have headphones on while you are wearing them.  So if you are in an even remotely noisy setting and that is part of the reason for getting these, don't.  You can hear everything going on around you.  They are extremely comfortable for extended wear though.  That I will give them.  Otherwise, I'd say I was probably happier with my old $100 turtle beaches than I was with this $250 set. 

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