Sennheiser PC 166 Binaural Gaming Headset Reviews

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Sennheiser PC 166 Binaural Multimedia/Gaming Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone

  • Gives unique 3-D, 360 sound experience
  • Adjustable headband for perfect fit
  • Adjustable, bendable and pivotable microphone
  • Noise-cancelling microphone
  • In-line volume control


You can talk on your cell phone while operating a vehicle such as a car.

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The PC 166 USB stereo multimedia headset was designed in cooperation with leading pro gamers to fulfil their very demanding requirements. The USB adapter, with integrated sound card chip, plugs into any USB port to ensure marvellous sound no matter where you play.

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4 Responses to “Sennheiser PC 166 Binaural Gaming Headset Reviews

  • Review by Tom Harper "berkeleyfoo"

    So I work on a video conferencing product as my day job, so I have been through a fair few headsets at this point. My last pair was a plantronics dsp 500, before that I had a series of logitech usb headsets. So, here is my 2p:

    This headset is quite good- i have a pair of grado 225s that soundwise blow away anything with a microphone attached- but this is one of the better sounding headsets i have tried for awhile (i listen to music- not gaming). The sound level on the cans is a little quiet, it could use a little amplification- but all in all they the sound you do get is excellent- very even across all frequencies, as you would expect from sennheiser. The microphone sound is good, low noise, very good for conferencing. There is a manual volume control and an on/off switch, and it does come with a nice little spool to wind up your cord into (no auto wind unfortunately).

    One other thing to note here is that this is a usb dongle with a sennheiser headset, so you could theoretically use this dongle with other non-usb headsets-

    In comparison to what else is out there I would take this one over the plantronics sets any day- my first set of plantronics were defective (one speaker was broken)- amazon graciously replaced them- and my second plantronics had a horrible microphone buzz, and the headset sounded generally muddy when used for listening to music. Also, even the portable plantronics are hard to haul around because of the bulky dsp component that is attached to the cable- it creates a cable snarl wherever it goes.

    The other sets I have used, the logitechs (all different types), have all fallen apart in some way, including wires falling out, ear pieces falling off, losing fuzzy parts, etc- and the audio playback was mediocre at best, though the microphone was ok- you get what you pay for and if you only want to spend $20 then they aren’t bad-

    Anyhow I hope that helps someone else trying to make the same decision- there are a number of other gaming oriented headsets out there I haven’t tried yet- so ymmv- but i would take the sennheisers over the plantronics at this point.

  • Review by Nick S.

    I’m not an audiophile; I’ll get that out of the way right here. This review is from the viewpoint of someone who can appreciate good sound as well as a good value.

    These headphones are expensive, and I was semi-afraid that I was just buying into a name when I bought these. I can safely recommend them, despite the price, because they are worth the cost for a few reasons:

    – If you find yourself using headphones for more than a few hours at a time (work, games, whatever) then you’re, no doubt, familiar with how your ears will start to hurt after a while, and you’ll want to take them off for a while. I’m not kidding at all when I say that it feels like they’ve put pillows on the ear pieces. This is easily my favorite part about these headphones. Very, VERY comfortable.

    – The sound quality is better than any other pair of headphones I’ve owned. To be fair, I don’t own any that would claim to be better in the first place, so the best I can say here is that they’re clear and responsive.

    – The mic quality is good. I haven’t had any complaints from people on the other end of a conversation.

    – The included soundcard module (which, of course, you don’t have to use) I’m not sure about. I haven’t directly compared with and without. It’s somewhat of a pain when you have to go into sound configuration settings to switch between headphones and speakers, if you use both.

    – These are also “open ear” – If you’re playing music loudly, people close by will be able to hear it faintly. It keeps outside noise out relatively well (I wouldn’t use them for sound isolation, though.)

    All in all, highly recommended.

  • Review by Debra Staub "DS gamer"

    I am extremely satisfied with purchasing the PC166’s.

    I’m sort of an audiophile, but not obsessively so and the sound quality is phenomenal. I bought a Sennheiser headset because I previously had a set of closed-ear Sennheisers which I was content with. As of late, however, they have been irritating my salivary glands, so I had to go for a pair of on-the-ear headphones and I thought I might as well get a headset for gaming while I was at it.

    I thought I would sacrifice some sound quality by going to a non-closed ear set, but I was pleasantly surprised. Bass is full and satisfying and the microphone quality is what you’d expect from a high end headset – clear, concise and intelligible.

    I bought these headphones for comfort alone and I was not disappointed. They’re very lightweight and the extra padding on the ears is very comfortable. I wear headphones many hours throughout the day and they’re comfortable throughout.

    I really don’t have any complaints about this headset. If you have the money to spend and quality is important, this is a very good buy.

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