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Sennheiser PC 165 USB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Sennheiser PC 165 USB. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and size are on the whole positive. The microphone and comfort also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the design and price.

sound, comfort, microphone, size, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser PC 165 USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sennheiser PC 165 USB from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Many are negative about the price and comfort.

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser PC165 USB PC Binaural Gaming Headset with 3D Sound ( VOIP ,USB Adapter with Built in Sound card )

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Sennheiser PC 165 USB from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People really like the size and price. The durability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sennheiser PC165 Progaming Headset with Microphone Feature

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Greg King (

Sennheiser PC165 USB Headset


If you are looking for a gaming headset with Sennheiser quality, then where else to look but... Sennheiser? We are taking a hard look at their PC165 USB headset with noise cancelling microphone.

High quality sound reproduction ; Comfortable on the ears design ; Soft ear pods ; Noise cancelling microphone ; In-line volume controller with on/off microphone switch ; USB sound card adapter

USB sound card adapter isn't as strong as a high quality sound card ; Some people prefer over the ear design as opposed to on the ear

To test out the 165s, I took them with me to Stompfest 2 weekends ago. While there, I played in the HL2: Deathmatch tourney, BF2 tourney and the CS:S tournament. All of these games have a strong dependence on sound and the 165s did not let me down. I...

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: gritts1 (

How not to disturb the sleeping family...


I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good headset. Can be a little pricey but I tend to buy for durability. (I prefer to keep things for a while)

simple, get one of these. I plugged these in shortly after receiving them and they were great. I play WoW on a regular basis and enjoy the sound effects, especially in the Dungeons ; Comments from fellow guild members regarding the microphone audio has...

The cushions on the ear pieces are comfortable. Even so, my ears get a little sore where they press on my glasses. Usually doesn't last long though as these do not squeeze your head hard

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Skubi (

A must have for gamers


Haven't tried these without the USB soundcard, I use onboard audio on my A8V and it's horrible so why bother. I plug these right into a USB port on my G15 for ease of use. X2 4800+ Thermalright XP120 Thermaltake Kandalf case w/25cm side panel fan and...

Sound quality is great, mic works great, comfy on the ears. I use it for on-line gaming and is ideal for ventrilo/teamspeak users. Music listening quality is up to par as well

Enough cord to trip the neighbors, but not I con I suppose lol

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: tunacommy (



Look cool - sound good acording to others

Uncomfortable. I wore them for 5 min before I even plugged them in and they gave me a headache. The "pad" on the top of the band is not padded enough - and is fairly FLAT across, so it tends to put pressure on the top of my skull.....not a good fit

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Notik (

SENNHEISER PC165 2 x 3.5mm & USB Circumaural Headset


I wish i could rip the mic off this headset and attach it to my Bose Triports some how :P Can't wait til Bose makes a gaming headset

Sound is pretty good, better than i thought it would be and the mic sounds awsome top notch mic!!! :)

I like headphones with big cans that cover my ears and these rest on your ear. Not good for long extended uses

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: DeathWalking (

This thing is NICE.


These headsets are definatly some of the best I've ever owned, even a step above some of the more expensive headphones that I've bought; worth the money 100%. I use it with an X-Fi card, the sound quality of these two items together are unmatched, and...

Superb sound in all registers, especially the base ; Excellent simulation of surround sound ; Very comfortable, after about a week of wearing them ; Crystal clear microphone

Uncomfortable out of the box. (They need to adjust to your ears) ; The ear cushions seem to attract hair strands, very minor, but it annoys me as I'm something of a neat freak

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Brain925 (

SENNHEISER PC165 2 x 3.5mm & USB Circumaural Headset


As long as you don't have a small head they are very comfortable.

They sound great, I've owned several headsets and by far the best quality. The usb adapter makes such a differance when I use them with my laptop, the sound is so clean and crisp

I have notice that the form of the headphones seems rather large. I usually wear headphones at about the middle of their length. These seem to fit just right on me, however my girlfriend can simply not wear them as they are too large to fit comfortably

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Fletch (

Awesome sound and fit


I am a big man and was worried about the issues of comfort and fit. These have a wide adjustment range to fit any person. I have listened to them for several hours and wear glasses. I think these are the most comfortable headset I have ever owned. The...

Good sound. Comfortable fit

Lil pricey

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: gwolb (

Best headphones used!!!


I just got the Sennheisers pc165 headset about 2 days ago, and wow, are these things impressive. I had a pair of LTB USB 5.1 headphones, and I thought these were good, but after the plastic broke on headband after 4 months, I got the 165's, and they...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: linc^hawk (



Love this headset... pricy but well worth it :D

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

The PC 165 USB stereo multimedia headset was designed in cooperation with leading professional Gamers to fulfill their very demanding requirements. The USB adapter, with integrated sound card chip, plugs into any USB port to ensure marvelous sound no matter where you play.


Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: Yes
Noise Cancellation: Yes
Sound System:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Connection:Other Wired Connection
USB: Yes
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset