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EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.5
Reviewed Aug 18, 2021 at 11:03 am
EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 Picture
7.6
Neutral Sound
5.3
Commute/Travel
5.6
Sports/Fitness
6.5
Office
5.3
Wireless Gaming
7.4
Wired Gaming
7.3
Phone Calls
Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless No
Noise Cancelling No
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 are straightforward wired gaming headphones. Their boom microphone offers great recording quality, so your voice is clear and natural, even if you're gaming in a noisy setting. You can flip the microphone up to mute it, too. Also, you can adjust the clamping force on the headband to get a more comfortable fit. While they have a pretty neutral sound profile, these headphones have an underemphasized bass response, and they don't have any companion software or customization features available.

Our Verdict

7.6 Neutral Sound

The EPOS GSP 600 are good for neutral sound. They have a pretty neutral sound profile that reproduces vocals and lead instruments clearly and with detail. However, they lack emphasis in the bass range, so you don't feel some of the thump or punch in your audio. Unfortunately, there aren't any sound customization features available.

Pros
  • Great imaging performance.
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • No sound customization features.
5.3 Commute/Travel

The EPOS GSP 600 are disappointing for commute and travel, though they aren't really designed for this use. While they're comfortable, these bulky headphones aren't very portable, and you can't remove their boom microphone for a more casual look. They can block out mid and treble range ambient noises like people talking around you, but unfortunately, they can't block out bass-heavy sounds like bus and plane engines.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Struggles to block out bass-heavy background noises.
  • Not very portable.
5.6 Sports/Fitness

The EPOS GSP 600 aren't designed for sports use. These gaming-oriented headphones have a bulky design, and you might accidentally snag their audio cable on equipment at the gym. While they're comfortable, they aren't stable enough to stay on your head during intense workouts. They also don't have any call or music-related controls, which can disrupt the flow of your workout.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Not stable enough for workouts.
  • Not very portable.
6.5 Office

The EPOS GSP 600 are fair for office use. These comfortable headphones don't leak much audio, and escaping noise shouldn't be too noticeable in a typical office. They can also block out office background noise like coworkers chatting around you or the hum of computer equipment. However, you can't remove their mic for a more casual look, which can be disappointing.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Not very portable.
5.3 Wireless Gaming

These headphones are wired-only, so they aren't suitable for wireless gaming.

7.4 Wired Gaming

The EPOS GSP 600 are satisfactory for wired gaming. You can plug these headphones into your PC or PlayStation and Xbox controllers for full audio and microphone compatibility with negligible latency using their 1/8" TRRS cable. Their boom microphone can transmit your voice to your teammates clearly, even if you're gaming in a noisy place. Dialogue reproduces clearly; however, their audio reproduction lacks some bass, so you don't feel the thump and rumble in action-heavy games. There isn't any customization software, either.

Pros
  • Great mic recording quality.
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Struggles to block out bass-heavy background noises.
  • No sound customization features.
7.3 Phone Calls

The EPOS GSP 600 are decent for phone calls. Their boom microphone makes your voice clear and detailed to whoever's on the other end of the line. The mic also has good noise handling capability, so your voice is transmitted clearly even if you're calling from a noisy place. However, they have mediocre noise isolation, meaning that you may be distracted by background noise during your calls.

Pros
  • Great mic recording quality.
Cons
  • Struggles to block out bass-heavy background noises.
  • 7.6 Neutral Sound
  • 5.3 Commute/Travel
  • 5.6 Sports/Fitness
  • 6.5 Office
  • 5.3 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.4 Wired Gaming
  • 7.3 Phone Calls
  1. Updated Aug 18, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 13, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The EPOS 600 are gaming-oriented headphones with a simple design. They're mostly made of black plastic with red accents on the ear cups. The boom microphone is flippable, but unfortunately, you can't remove it for a more casual look.

7.5
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.88 lbs
Clamping Force
1.4 lbs

These headphones are comfortable. You can adjust the clamping force by sliding the handles on each side until you get a comfortable fit. When both of the sliders are all the way up, the clamping force is 1.4 lbs, and when both of the sliders are all the way down, the clamping force is 1.1 lbs. You can also adjust the hinges to accommodate wider head shapes. There's even lots of padding on the headband and the ear cups, although the bulky design may not be comfortable for all users.

5.7
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Good
Feedback Good
Call/Music Control No
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control Mute/Unmute
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control No
Talk-Through
No
Additional Controls No

These headphones have a limited set of controls. There's a volume wheel on the right ear cup that stops when you reach min/max volume, and you can mute the microphone by flipping the boom mic into an upright position. Unfortunately, there aren't any call or music controls on the headphones, which can be limiting.

5.5
Design
Portability
L 6.7" (16.9 cm)
W 7.9" (20.0 cm)
H 3.5" (8.8 cm)
Volume 181.51 inยณ (2,974.40 cmยณ)
Transmitter Required No

The EPOS 600 aren't very portable. They have a bulky design, and you can't even fold them into a more compact format. As a result, they may not fit very easily into your bag. They don't have a carrying case for on-the-go protection, either. However, this shouldn't be an issue for users who plan to use them with their home gaming setup.

0
Design
Case
Type No case
L N/A
W N/A
H N/A
Volume N/A
8.0
Design
Build Quality

The EPOS 600 have a great build quality. They're mostly made of plastic, which feels quite solid and durable. The headband padding is a soft fabric. There's faux leather on the edges of the ear cup and a silicone-like fabric inside the cups. Overall, these headphones seem sturdy, though the cable could be a possible weak point.

7.0
Design
Stability

The EPOS 600 are decently stable. At their maximum clamping force, they should stay on your head during casual gaming sessions. However, they aren't designed for higher-intensity movements, and they may fall off if you shake your head vigorously.

Design
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Design
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In The Box

  • EPOS 600 headphones
  • Manuals
  • 1/8" TRRS cable
  • Audio/mic connections to 1/8" TRRS cable

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
-3.03 dB
Treble Amount
-1.23 dB

The EPOS GSP 600 have a fairly neutral sound profile. Thanks to their balanced mid and treble ranges, they reproduce vocals and lead instruments clearly and accurately. However, they lack some bass, so you don't feel some of the deep thump and rumble in action-packed games. Unfortunately, they don't offer any sound customization features.

5.8
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
1.03 dB

The EPOS 600 have poor frequency response consistency. Like many gaming headphones, they have inconsistent bass and treble delivery depending on their fit, seal, and positioning on your head. You may perceive their bass response differently if you have thick hair or wear glasses.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
7.2
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
3.3 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
187.55 Hz
Low-Bass
-3.37 dB
Mid-Bass
-4.11 dB
High-Bass
-3.09 dB

The EPOS 600 have decent bass accuracy. The entire range is even; however, it's underemphasized, so you don't really feel the punch or thump in your audio. Bass delivery can vary depending on their fit and positioning on your head, so this represents the average results. Your real-world experience may vary.

9.4
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
0.77 dB
Low-Mid
0.76 dB
Mid-Mid
0.17 dB
High-Mid
0.33 dB

These headphones have fantastic mid accuracy. The entire range is neutral and balanced, so vocals and lead instruments are clear, present, and detailed.

8.2
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.68 dB
Mid-Treble
-1.55 dB
Low-Treble
1.34 dB
High-Treble
-9.54 dB

These headphones have great treble accuracy. The range is pretty balanced, so vocals and lead instruments are detailed and present. Sibilants like S and T sounds can be alternately piercing or dull.

7.7
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.56 dB
Dips
0.86 dB

These headphones have good peaks and dips performance. The slight dip in the high-bass represents a lack of warmth in the mix, while the peak in the low-mids can muddy vocals and lead instruments. The uneven low and mid-treble ranges can make vocals, lead instruments, and sibilants alternatively harsh and dull.

8.1
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.5
Weighted Phase Mismatch
8.26
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.44
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.21

The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 have a great imaging performance. While they have a slightly loose bass reproduction, it shouldn't be too noticeable. The rest of their weighted group delay falls within good limits, resulting in a transparent treble. Also, the L/R drivers of our test unit are well-matched in phase and amplitude, which helps to accurately localize sound objects like voices and video game effects in the stereo field. There's some frequency mismatch, though, so there may be holes in the stereo image. That said, it's very slight, so you may not hear it with regular content. Also, these results are only valid for our test unit, so your real-world experience may vary.

4.9
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
2.67 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
4.04 dB
PRTF Distance
9.33 dB
Openness
3.7
Acoustic Space Excitation
2.4

The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 have a poor passive soundstage performance. Their soundstage is perceived to be small, and audio seems like it's coming from inside your head rather than from speakers placed all around you. Also, it doesn't seem as open or as spacious as soundstages from open-back headphones.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No App
7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.248
WHD @ 100
0.207

The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 have a satisfactory weighted harmonic distortion performance. While there are some slight peaks in the bass range at moderate listening volumes, the rest of the range falls within good limits, so audio reproduction is clean and pure.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
No Firmware
Power
Passive
Connection
Wired
Codec
PCM, 24-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
No ANC
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Boom

These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when using these settings.

Isolation
6.2
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-20.12 dB
Bass
-3.16 dB
Mid
-16.24 dB
Treble
-42.03 dB

The EPOS GSP 600 have mediocre noise isolation. Like many gaming headphones, they struggle to block out bass-heavy background noises like bus and plane engines. However, they can block out mid-range noise like people chatting around you and higher-frequency sounds like the hum from AC units.

7.9
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
34.29 dB

The EPOS GSP 600 have a very good leakage performance. If you're listening to audio at loud volumes, there may be a bit of leakage in the mid range. However, it shouldn't be too noticeable under the noise floor of an average office.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
No
In-Line
No
Boom
Yes
Detachable Boom
No
8.2
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
87.24 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
3.77 dB
HFE
10,240 Hz
Weighted THD
0.442
Gain
32.43 dB

The microphone has an impressive recording quality. Your voice is full-bodied, natural, and easy to understand.

7.7
Microphone
Noise Handling
SpNR
29.24 dB
Noise Gate
Always On
Speech + Pink Noise Handling
7.5
Speech + Pink Noise Audio Sample
Speech + Subway Noise Handling
8.0
Speech + Subway Noise Audio Sample

The mic has good noise handling capabilities. It can separate your voice from background noises, so whoever's on the other end of the line can understand you even if you're gaming in a noisy setting.

Active Features
0
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
No Battery
Continuous Battery Life
N/A
Additional Charges
N/A
Total Battery Life
N/A
Charge Time
N/A
Power-Saving Feature
No
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Passive Headphone
Charging Port None
0
Active Features
App Support
App Name No App
iOS No
Android No
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
No
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
No
Button Mapping No
Surround Support
No
Connectivity
0
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
No Bluetooth
Multi-Device Pairing
No
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
N/A
PC Latency (SBC)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
N/A
Android Latency
N/A
0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A
9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 4.59 ft (1.40 m)
Connection
1/8" TRRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

The EPOS GSP 600 come with a 1/8" TRRS cable for audio and microphone compatibility. There's also a Y-splitter to 1/8" TRRS cable included, and it's 2.5m long. It's useful for systems that have separate audio and mic jacks.

Connectivity
PC Compatibility
Analog
Audio + Microphone
Wired USB
No
Non-BT Wireless
No

You can plug these headphones into your PC for full audio and microphone compatibility.

Connectivity
PlayStation Compatibility
PS4 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PS4 Wired USB
No
PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No
PS5 Analog
Audio + Microphone
PS5 Wired USB
No
PS5 Non-BT Wireless
No

The EPOS GSP 600 have full audio and microphone compatibility on PS4 and PS5 consoles when you plug them into the controller.

Connectivity
Xbox Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No
Xbox Series X|S Analog
Audio + Microphone
Xbox Series X|S Wired USB
No
Xbox Series X|S Non-BT Wireless
No

The EPOS GSP 600 have full audio and microphone compatibility when you plug them into the controller for your Xbox One or Xbox Series X console.

0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

These headphones come in Black, and you can see the label for the model we tested here.

If you come across another version, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Headphones

The EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 are pretty straightforward wired gaming headphones. Their boom microphone has great recording quality, and it can separate your voice from ambient noise if you're gaming in a noisy place. They have a pretty neutral sound profile, though they lack some bass. Unfortunately, they aren't compatible with any companion software, so you can't customize their sound.

See our recommendations for the best gaming headphones, the best headphones for PS5, and the best Xbox Series X headphones.

TOZO T6 Truly Wireless

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the TOZO T6 Truly Wireless or the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600. The TOZO are truly wireless in-ears with a more stable fit and better noise isolation. They also have better frequency response consistency. That said, the EPOS are for wired gaming. These over-ears have a more comfortable fit, and they're better built. They also have a better mic performance. However, you can't use them wirelessly.

HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II

The HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II are slightly better for wired gaming than the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600. The HyperX are more comfortable, and they have a better microphone performance. However, the EPOS are more stable, and they have better noise isolation.

Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset

The Logitech G Pro X Gaming Headset is marginally better for wired gaming than the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600. The Logitech are better-built and more comfortable. Unlike the EPOS, they come with a virtual soundstage feature, and they have companion software with a graphic EQ to customize their sound. That said, the EPOS are more stable, and they have better noise isolation.

SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless are better gaming headphones than the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600. The SteelSeries are more stable, and their default sound profile is more neutral. Unlike the EPOS, you can also use them wirelessly, and their companion software has a graphic EQ so you can customize its sound. That said, the EPOS have better noise isolation and leakage performances.

Sennheiser Game One Gaming Headset

The Sennheiser Game One Gaming Headset is better for wired gaming than the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600. The Game One are more comfortable, and they have better frequency response consistency. Also, thanks to their open-back design, they have a better soundstage. That said, the closed-back GSP 600 have better noise isolation and leakage performances. Also, they're better built and more stable.

Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019

The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2019 is better for wired gaming than the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600. The Astro are open-back headphones with a better soundstage, and they come with companion software that has a graphic EQ so you can customize their sound. They're also more comfortable, with a more neutral default sound profile and better frequency response consistency. That said, the closed-back EPOS have better noise isolation and leakage performances, and they're more stable.

HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II Wireless

The HyperX Cloud 2/Cloud II Wireless and the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600 are gaming headphones designed for different uses. The HyperX are wireless headphones with a more comfortable fit. However, the EPOS are wired-only. They're more stable, with better noise isolation and leakage performances.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

Depending on your listening habits, you may prefer either the Beats Solo Pro Wireless or the EPOS Sennheiser GSP 600. The Beats are more versatile wireless on-ears that offer better noise isolation. They have a more balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, and they have better frequency response consistency. However, the EPOS are designed for wired gaming. These over-ears are more comfortable, and they're compatible with more gaming consoles. They also have a better mic performance.

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