Sennheiser Game One vs Game Zero

Sennheiser is a well-known manufacturer of earphone and headset products. With the gaming industry rising in the last few years, Sennheiser has also made several headset models designed specifically for gaming. Two popular PC headsets from Sennheiser are Sennheiser Game One and Sennheiser Game Zero. The two models appear quite look alike, and they are also available in the same price range. So, what is actually the difference between Sennheiser Game One and Sennheiser Game Zero? Which is the gaming headset the most suitable for you?

Sound Character
Despite the similar looks, Sennheiser Game One and Sennheiser Game Zero have been designed based on different models, and they have different sound characters. Sennheiser Game Zero is actually based on the PC363D and PC360SE models. These headsets concentrate mainly on the midrange and treble. These headsets have very light bass, to the point where some people consider these headsets to be tinny sounding. But, with the enhanced midrange and treble, Sennheiser Game Zero can give you practical advantages in your game, such as being able to hear footsteps easier. It will be a very functional headset, but it does not over much for enjoyment.

On the other hand, Sennheiser Game One is based on the HD598 headset. It has a fairly neutral sound signature. It is neither overly bright nor overly bassy. Still, the overall bass level is significantly better than the sibling here. The balanced sound character makes Sennheiser Game One much more enjoyable and more pleasant to use for hours without getting your ears fatigued. (See also : Astro A40 vs Sennheiser G4me One)

Ear Coupling
Both Sennheiser Game One and Sennheiser Game Zero are equipped with over-the-ear ear cups. Their headbands and ear cups are all well padded. Thanks to the nice padding, they are soft and comfortable. However, Sennheiser Game One has open-back earcups, whereas Sennheiser Game Zero has closed-back ear cups. Sennheiser Game One’s open back design allows for a more realistic audio experience, but the sound of the headset will leak to the surrounding and the outside noise can get into your ears. On the other hand, Sennheiser Game Zero’s closed back design allows better noise blocking.

Additional Features
Each of the two models is coming with a boom mic that has excellent sound quality. Each model has two 3.5 mm ports for connecting to PCs, but Sennheiser Game One also has a 3.5 mm compatible with consoles. Sennheiser Game Zero is foldable.

- Open-back design keeps head cool while delivering extreme sonic clarity and accuracy courtesy of Sennheiser's model specific transducer technology (50-ohm)
- Modern, lightweight yet robust design featuring plush velour covered XXL ear pads for extreme comfort
- Extreme sound clarity & accuracy with original transducer technology
- Closed back design featuring tailored leatherette double layered memory-foam ear pads for maximum acoustic seal to block outside noise
- Modern, lightweight yet robust design featuring XXL ear cups incorporating Sennheiser's model specific transducer technology delivering extreme sonic clarity (50-ohm)
- Crystal-clear conversations ensured with the professional quality noise-canceling microphone that automatically mutes when boom arm is raised

Sennheiser Game One vs Game Zero
In general, Sennheiser Game One is more recommended because of the more enjoyable sound quality. But you can choose Sennheiser Game Zero if you prefer the closed-back design or if you need a foldable headset.