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Sennheiser PC 323D

Surround sound gaming headset for Windows® PCs

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    Flip up mic arm to mute

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    Headset plugs into included USB soundcard

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    PC 323D and USB soundcard

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    Volume control on earcup

 

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Immerse yourself in detailed game soundscapes

Wish you could get the benefits of surround sound in a gaming headset? Sennheiser's PC 323D brings your PC video games into the third dimension with realistic, detailed sound. The PC 323D interprets Dolby®-encoded game soundtracks and projects them across a spacious virtual soundstage, allowing you to hear precisely where sounds are coming from within a 360-degree field. The ability to pinpoint in-game sounds, like gunfire from an opposing player, can even improve your performance in online multiplayer battles. The headset plugs directly into the included multichannel USB sound card, which connects to your PC for an exciting, lifelike gaming experience.

Long-lasting comfort, because you can't play just one game

The PC 323D's comfortable earcups rotate and conform to your head for a perfect fit. Their open design keeps your head cool while delivering wide-open sound that lets you hear every move your opponent makes. Use the adjustable noise-canceling microphone for online chat, or flip the boom up to mute your mic and keep your conversations in the room. Volume control is always within reach — just turn the dial on your right earcup to crank it up and lose yourself in the immersive sound of your video games.

Highlights:

  • Dolby® Headphone and Pro Logic® IIx technology produces virtual 7.1-channel surround sound effects with your game soundtracks
  • open-air earcup design keeps your head cool while delivering immersive sound
  • noise-canceling microphone for clear online chat
  • flip-to-mute microphone arm
  • CircleFlex™ earpads rotate and adjust to your head for long-lasting comfort
  • volume control on right earcup
  • USB sound card and 51-inch USB extension cable included
  • audio driver CD
  • two 3.5mm miniplugs (for headphones and mic)
  • cable length: 6.75 feet
  • frequency response (headphone): 15-23,000 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • weight: 8.11 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 or above, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows 7.
 

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  • Over-ear headphones with boom microphone and attached 81" cable (has two 3.5mm plugs)
  • 3D G4ME1 module with attached 14" cable (with dual 3.5mm jacks on one end and a Type 1 USB connector on the other end)
  • 51" USB extension cable (female Type A USB on one end and male Type A USB on the other end)
  • Software Driver for 3D G4ME1 Version 1.1 on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide

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Features

Overview: The Sennheiser PC 323D gaming headset with Dolby Surround technology is designed to give you a better gaming experience on your PC. The headset's over-ear design and noise-canceling microphone allow you to clearly communicate with teammates or opponents. The PC 323D is lightweight (just over 8 ounces) and comfortable for hours of use.

Earcup Design: The PC 323D over-ear headset features soft, padded earcups mounted on Sennheiser's new patented CircleFlex system. This ensures the earpads swivel around their base to instantly adjust to your ears. The open-acoustic design keeps your head cool for longer playing time.

Dolby Headphone + ProLogic IIx: The combination of Dolby Headphone and Dolby ProLogic IIx provides depth and precision to the gaming audio soundtrack. You can pinpoint minute details to put you "in the game" and give you an advantage over your competition. The large rotary volume control incorporated on the right earcup lets you quickly and easily change the sound level.

Note: The 7.1-channel audio settings may not be compatible with all games. You should set the audio to 5.1-channel if you encounter problems.

Noise-canceling Microphone: The built-in noise-canceling microphone filters out background noise so you can hear instructions and game talk clearly. The mic has a wide frequency response, a high sensitivity rating (-38dBV/PA), and a uni-directional pickup pattern. The microphone is on a 5-1/2" boom that can be rotated 180° so you can position it as you like, or swing it up and out of the way when not using it. Raising the boom to the upright position automatically engages the microphone mute.

Connections: The PC 323D's 6-3/4-foot long main cable has dual 3.5mm plugs, one for the microphone and the other for the game audio. These plug into the 3D G4ME1 module, which then plugs into your PC's USB port. A 51" USB extension is included, if needed.

Driver Software: The USB Driver software (Version 1.1) is included on a CD-ROM disc, and must be installed before connecting the USB cable to your PC. The software has the following recommended system requirements:

  • Operating System:
    • Windows XP (32/64-bit) SP 2 or above
    • Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
    • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • USB Port: USB 2.0
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz
  • Hard Disk: 50 MB available space
  • Memory: 1 GB or above
  • Drive: CD or DVD drive
 
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Written By Chase T, Morgantown, WV on Sunday, July 28, 2013
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These headphones are great for any kind of PC listening. I personally use them for online gaming, Skype, and music. The 7.1 surround sound works well, especially with video games. This is the second pair I have bought, the first pair got chewed up by a pet. I would buy these again.
Pros:
Sound quality, adjustable boom, microphone pickup, comfort.
Cons:
I wish it was a little more bass heavy.
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