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Sennheiser PC 161

Sennheiser PC 161
alaScore 78

495 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 495 reviews of Sennheiser PC 161. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The price and comfort also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability.

sound, comfort, price, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser PC 161 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser PC 161

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sennheiser PC 161 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The microphone and comfort are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the portability. Opinions about the reliability and price are mixed.

sound, comfort, microphone, durability, usability

portability

33% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser PC160 PC Headset, Over HeadSennheiser PC160 PC Headset, Over HeadPC 161 Open-Back Gaming & VOIP Headset - Black

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser PC 161

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Sennheiser PC 161 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and microphone. The price and comfort are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the portability.

sound, comfort, price, microphone, design

portability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser Pc161 Over-The-Head Open-Air Binaural Headset With Xxl EarcupsSennheiser Pc161 Over-The-Head Open-Air Binaural Headset With Xxl EarcupsSennheiser PC 161 PC Gaming Headset

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sennheiser PC 161

 

High-quality and detailed audio, Comfortable design, Built-in microphone

A little flimsy, Sound leakage

As a gaming headset that offers high-quality audio and combines it with a relatively comfortable design, the PC161 won't please all listeners, but for gaming and movie-watching, it fits the bill nicely

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sennheiser PC161

 

Sennheiser is well-know for producing top-quality stereo headphones, however it also excels in other audio products, including telephony and gaming he...

High-quality and detailed audio, Comfortable design, Built-in microphone

A little flimsy, Sound leakage

As a gaming headset that offers high-quality audio and combines it with a relatively comfortable design, the PC161 won't please all listeners, but for gaming and movie-watching, it fits the bill nicely

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Nathaniel Wilkins, CNET.com (cnet.com.au)

Sennheiser PC160 Review - Games

 

The Sennheiser PC160 two-way headset performs equally well with games and music, and its mic sounds exceptionally clean.

Impressive sound with games and music, Exceptional performance from built-in-microphone, In-line controller module, Solid construction, Somewhat pricey, No simulated surround sound

Somewhat pricey, No simulated surround sound

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: (bit-tech.net)

Sennheiser PC 161

 

In the end the Sennheiser PC 161 stands out as a fairly decent headset which suffers from the same main problem as the Creative Fatal1ty, namely that it's painful for those who wear glasses. The sound quality is decently passed down through the...

May, 2007

Expert review by: XtremeComputing (xtremecomputing.co.uk)

Sennheiser PC160 Headset

 

For more than 50 years, the name Sennheiser has stood for top-quality products and tailor-made solutions in all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction. Microphones and headphones of every kind, RF transmission equipment ranging from...

Excellent sound reproduction, Ease of setup, Volume control included, Size & Design, Comfort

Price maybe a bit steep for some

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good sound

 

Id say a great gaming headset minus the lengthwise size of these a great headset overall. Only downfalls are the quality of the bass and them sometimes wanting to fall off your head.

Great price for Sennheisers, sound is good without going up to the 555 or 558s. Mic quality is excellent vs a lot of other headsets including most of the steelseries ive found. Comfortable

They are a bit loose, ive found a few times having to look down and they almost slip off, i wish there was a way to actually make them smaller, the 555 actually fit around your ear giving them a nice secure hold on your head but the 161 sit on top of...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: chenwood (newegg.com)

Microphone DOA

 

Good Sound. Comfortable

Microphone is dead on arrival. Product is useless to me without it

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Mamucas (newegg.com)

SIMPLY THE BEST!!!

 

The 3D sound in them makes you aware of your sorroundings in the game, I have been accused of hacking the game just cause I know when people are coming to me and I turn around and shoot them, but it's the freaking heatset it let's you listen the...

I have owned several headsets, several brands and these are the best I have ever owned, the sound is rich, the clarity of the mic is perfect, that's what other gamers tell me when we're in the middle of a battle that I sound as if I was right next to...

None so far

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Jer (newegg.com)

Most Comfortable Headset Ever

 

If I happened to break them I'd definitely buy another set. Being open ear, they might not be the best gaming headset ever but they're perfect for listening to music during long coding sessions, and they hold up gaming pretty well as long as your space...

They sound great for <$100 headphones ; Open ear design so you can still hear people talking to you ; They're comfortable, I can wear them for 10-12 hours listening to music and not get a headache or sore earlobes

The highs are a bit muted if they get too forward on your head ; The cord is skinny and cheap compared to my Grados, I'm worried about breaking it ; Not for people with small heads ; Not built for traveling -- don't try to take them with you, get a...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Painful

 

I ordered these somewhere else for a lower price and am shipping them back to replace them with something more comfortable.

Sound quality is nice

Cord is kind of short ; Extremely painful to wear if you have glasses. These things crush the top of my ear into my glasses. I've found myself with a headache every day I've worn these as well. My head isn't even that big

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

It is simply the ultimate headset for professional Gamers who only want the best for serious on-line match play, competition, or LAN party. Sennheiser Communications has quickly become established in the gaming scene. As a market leader for PC gaming headsets the PC 160 model completes the portfolio as the top-of-line product. This headset is specially designed for professional gamers, and developed in close cooperation with people from SK-Gaming, the best, and most successful gaming team worldwide. The members of SK have provided detailed input and requirements for the ultimate gaming headset. "Before you see, you hear" is their philosophy - meaning that in a computer game, you will get wiped-out of the game if you don't listen. The result from Sennheiser Communications is a headset with XXL-size speakers and an open-air speaker system that provide superior sound acoustics.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Sensitivity:-38dB/38dBV/Pascal
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:15 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia
Type:Headset

Header

Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:160/161
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser PC

Remote Control

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