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Sennheiser PC 161

alaTest has collected and analyzed 463 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the microphone and value for money. The design and comfort also get good comments. There are some negative opinions about the treble quality, and there are some mixed opinions 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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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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Amazon review summary for Sennheiser PC 161


alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Sennheiser PC 161 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on

sound, comfort, value for money, microphone, build quality

88% of the reviews on 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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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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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

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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...

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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

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Awesome Headphones


best headphones I've ever owned


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Lives Up To The Sennheiser Name


The quality is way above the price of this product. I have used it in voiceover work, video narration and video tutorials with excellent results.

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Quality Headset


The sound reproduction whether you use it for gaming or listening to music is top notch. The headset fits comfortably and is light weight. The long cord which also includes volume control is also a big plus

I haven't found any cons, The headset is everything I expected and more

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

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser PC

Remote Control

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