Anyone in the audience who works with sound for a living--be
it a rock star or recording studio sound technician--will already be familiar with
the name Sennheiser. I was introduced
to the company over a year ago by our Systems Admin and Webmaster, Eric Hampton,
who is also our resident Audiophile. When
my headset conked out, I decided to see what the Sennheiser mystique was all
I knew the moment I put them on that they were indeed something
special. At the time my old headset
died, I was playing lots of BFV. With
the “Sennie’s”, the bass was much deeper, and I heard sounds I hadn’t heard with
my old headphones. I actually started a
bit in my seat while flying a chopper and the Mini-gun ripped.
those who prefer their audio reviews with lots of synthetic benchmarks
and graphs, you will need to look elsewhere. We employ the real
world method of a guy actually putting the headphones on and
listening. Is this a scientific method? Not at all, but
trying to quantify sound quality is a bit like trying to quantify
taste; some can tell you every nugget of nutritional info in a
meal--while others simply know good food.
3m / 10 ft
USB or 2 x 3.5mm
~2 k ohms
As you can see above, the packaging is somewhat sedate by Asian
and even US standards. No flames, no
shadowy cloaked figures, and no explosions.
Just classic understated German brevity. It also doesn’t take a PH.d and a chainsaw to
get the thing open. Inside are
the Sennheiser PC 155 USB’s and nothing else.
No manuals are required, and there isn’t the usual pamphlet pitching
other products the company sells.