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Sennheiser PC 161

alaTest has collected and analyzed 482 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the microphone and value for money are on the whole positive. The design and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the treble quality, and there are some mixed comments about the size.

sound, comfort, design, value for money, microphone

treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Sennheiser PC 161 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser PC 161

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 27 user reviews of Sennheiser PC 161 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, comfort, microphone, build quality, usability

value for money, portability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser Pc 161 Open Back HeadsetSennheiser PC160 PC Headset, Over HeadSennheiser PC160 PC Headset, Over Head

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Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser PC 161

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Sennheiser PC 161 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, value for money, microphone, reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser PC 161 PC Gaming HeadsetSennheiser Pc161 Over-The-Head Open-Air Binaural Headset With Xxl EarcupsSennheiser PC160 Binaural Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone Ideal for Pro Gaming

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Sennheiser PC 160

 

There are a number of gaming headphone options with integrated microphones. So, what happens when a high end, audiophile headphone manufacturer throws their best into the ring? The Sennheiser PC160, while exhibiting the same build quality we've come to...

Integrated microphone; comfortable for extended use; in-line volume control

Weak bass; small ear pads

The Sennheiser PC160s are an all-around excellent option for anyone that wants an inexpensive, high quality hybrid headset.

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Sennheiser PC 161 gaming headset review - Pocket-lint

 

Can these let you game in peace?

Comfortable, good microphone, independent volume and mute buttons

There isn't much to say about the Sennheiser's apart from that they do what they set out to do; offer great sound without disturbing those around you

There isn't much to say about the Sennheiser's apart from that they do what they set out to do; offer great sound without disturbing those around you

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

Overall this headset was better than the others and I found it to reproduce the sounds with an almost studio quality, Sennheiser have produced a wonderful product here and they will be my favourite for a while to come. I liked this headset so much I...

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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...

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Microphone DOA

 

Good Sound. Comfortable

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

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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...

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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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