Sennheiser G4ME ZERO: Right gear for gamers ears

Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Updated: Mar 27 2014, 23:33pm hrs
Sennheiser G4ME ZEROSennheiser G4ME ZERO has just been launched in India and it tries to attract high-end gamers who would go to any extent to improve their chances of winning.
I am not a big fan of gaming. But I am not dumb enough to let go of an opportunity to review a new gaming headset, and that too from Sennheiser. The Sennheiser G4ME ZERO has just been launched in India and it tries to attract high-end gamers who would go to any extent to improve their chances of winning.

Design and comfort: The G4ME ZERO wont go with your Alienware. No, its all-white body will stand out like R2-D2 on a black granite floor. But this is just the kind of equipment you need to score high if you own an Alienware or any other gaming rig of your own. The white is stylish, but has a chromish red line on the ear cups. The headband is black, but the mic is white and again reminded me of Star Wars, in a very good way.

This headset does not have Alcantra, like the Momentum headphones from Sennheiser, but the thick leatherette and dual-layered memory foam is good enough. And for a change this headset does not heat up when you have it on for long hours, trying to get to stages you have only read about. The headband too is soft enough not to irritate you. The cable is fabric covered and long enough for you to relax on a gaming chair away from the screen.

Audio quality: No, you wont buy this to hear AR Rahman or Jagjit Singh. But you wont be disappointed if you choose too. The audio quality is what you have come to expect from Sennheiser. It is clear and noiseless. The earcups are good enough to keep out most noise, in fact all noise. Your gaming will not be disturbed by your mothers weekend soap reruns or the constant honking on the highway outside. It is just you, your target and your teammates. That is where this headset really comes into its own. You will hear the minutest commands and instructions, which might be crucial for the game. Also, you can even whisper to your teammate and rest assured that the other side will hear everything. We tested the mic online and every single sound in the room was going through, even the murmur of the fan.

Should you buy it: If you are a gamer who likes to buy the best equipment to win all your conquests, then yes this is the headset for you. For part-time gamers, this might be a bit too much, especially given the price tag of R24,990. But you can make this value for money by using the headset for your regular music needs and for gaming when needed. But dont think of wearing this headset in the metro, not with the headset sticking out. Sennheiser could think about making that detachable. That will make the G4ME ZERO a real game changer.

* Estimated street price: R24,990