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Sennheiser PC 363D

Surround sound PC gaming headphones

Item #: 143PC363D

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Get surround sound in your gaming headphones

Want pinpoint accuracy for all your PC game soundtracks and sound effects? Try Sennheiser's PC 363D surround sound gaming headphones and add more realism to your favorite video games. Hear sounds with more directional accuracy so you play smarter than your opponents. Just plug these high-performance headphones into the included Dolby® surround sound adapter, which connects to your computer's USB port. Then you can experience virtual Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1-channel surround with this pro-quality headset. Explosions will rumble with depth, dialogue will be crystal clear — you may even find yourself looking over your shoulder for sneaky opponents.

Flip-up noise-canceling microphone

Ready for some smack talk? Your online opponent better be. Because he's going to hear every word of it clearly thanks to the PC 363D's noise-canceling microphone. Need to confer with your playing partner in the room? Simply flip up the boom mic arm to mute for quick asides that online opponents don't need to hear.

Focus on the game, not your headphones

Play deep into the night in cool comfort with the PC 363D headphones. The open-air earcups won't overheat your ears. And the cushioned earpads and headband will make these headphones practically disappear on your head. You'll be intently focused on the game — not fiddling with uncomfortable headphones — while you throttle your opponent, enjoying clear, immersive sound thanks to Sennheiser's decades of headphone expertise.

Product Highlights:

  • open-air, aluminum earcup design keeps your head cool while delivering immersive sound
  • Dolby® Pro Logic IIx surround sound for three-dimensional sound effects
  • noise-canceling microphone for clear online chat
  • flip-to-mute microphone arm
  • large, velvet earpads and cushioned headband for long-lasting comfort
  • volume control on right earcup
  • two 3.5mm miniplugs (for headphones and mic)
  • Dolby surround sound USB adapter with 51-inch extension cable
  • frequency response (headphone): 15-28,000 Hz
  • impedance: 50 ohms
  • sensitivity: 112 dB
  • cable length: 88 inches
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Sennheiser PC 363D Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Amazing Headset

Written by: Excelon72 from New Jersey on July 17, 2015

Amazing GAMING headset. Falls short as an audio headset, but that is not its purpose.

Pros: -LOVE the ability to use it USB AND analog -Love the outstanding boom mic and the ability to flip to mute -VERY comfortable even during long summer game sessions -Outstanding surround sound quality -Good build quality -SImple easy to use software -Surround sound dongle is easy to use and works great.

Cons: -The usb cord on the dongle is prone to interference and should be shielded and braided

Pricey but worth it

Written by: TBW935 from Texas on July 15, 2015

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Best sound and comfort quality headset I've ever had. I originally bought it for PC use, however, the stereo works great on the ps4 as well.

Pros: Great comfort, great sound, usb powered, light

Cons: Mic picks up breathing easily, pricey

Perfect Clarity

Written by: PeterF from Hugo, MN on April 12, 2014

The headset sound and mic quality is second to none. I use the headset for conference calls because I work from home and nobody complains about the sound quality. I've used cell phones with bluetooth and speaker and IP phones and every time, poor quality. So now I'm using it with Skype and it works perfectly. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because they don't have an android application. If you need a conference call solution, this is it.

Pros: Great sound quality Comfortable for short time frames

Cons: Over hours, it becomes uncomfortable, because my head gets hot wearing it and it's a little heavy.

3 Key Flaws

Written by: Tech Writer from Redmond, WA on July 9, 2013

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Why only 3 stars? I bought the 363D because I've used Sennheiser HD530II headphones that work and sound great. I sometimes wear them for 4-6 hours at a stretch transcribing digitally recorded meetings. It was that level of comfort I was seeking because my company switched from physical desk phones to using MS Lync softphones. The only way my ears could survive up to 3 hours a day in conference calls is to use a headset. The company-issued headsets were uncomfortable, so I turned to Sennheiser. The PC 363D was top-rated by so many reviewers, I figured it was worth the price tag. The first key flaw is the padding under the arch over the top of the head comes to a slight point, which creates a pressure point after a short time. The second key flaw is the leather-like velvet covering around the ears. Some people like this; I found it too hot and sticky. The third key flaw was setup; my Win7 system didn't recognize the USB device occasionally. I nearly missed a conference call because the microphone wasn't being recognized, so no one could hear me. I had to dial in using my land-line to a conferencing bridge. That just frustrated me, which brought me back to the price tag. For the price, the experience should have been amazing. It wasn't. I sent the headset back.

Pros: Excellent sound, solid construction, braided wire, ear cups were large enough to accommodate even my ears!

Cons: Padding on top of head came to pressure point, velvet-leatherlike ear cups were too hot for me, price wasn't justified

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What's in the box?

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  • Gaming headset with 88" cable with two 3.5mm plugs (mic and headphone)
  • 3D G4ME 1 3D adapter with 14" cable (Type A USB plug)
  • 51" USB extension cable (Male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on the other end)
  • Software driver for 3D G4ME 1 (version 1.1) on CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Research


Overview: The Sennheiser PC 363D Pro PC gaming headset keeps you in the middle of the game with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. The included Dolby Pro Logic IIx adapter and sound drivers envelopes you with the sounds of your game. The headset's open, over-ear design and noise-canceling microphone allow you to clearly communicate with teammates or opponents. The PC 363D weighs just under 10 ounces, and is comfortable for hours of use.

Earcup Design: The PC 363D's over-ear headset features XXL velvet earcups for ultimate comfort. The open-acoustic design helps air circulate to make sure your headset stays cool for hours of continuous wear. Sennheiser's "Eargonomic" Acoustic Refinement design is the same as that of their high-end hi-fi headphones. The integrated rotary volume control, located on the right earcup, gives you easy and fast sound level adjustment at your fingertips.

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 (50-16kHz) and a high sensitivity rating (-38dBV). The microphone is on a 7" boom that can be rotated 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. The boom is flexible to allow you to adjust how close to your mouth you want the mic to be.

Connections: The PC 363D's 88" long main cable has dual 3.5mm plugs, one for the microphone and the other for the game audio. These plug directly into your PC's microphone and headphone outputs.

3D G4ME 1: The PC 363D comes with the 3D G4ME 1 USB adapter which enables the headset to produce 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. The dual 3.5mm plugs connect to the adapter, and the adapter connects to your PC via USB. A USB extension is included if you need additional length. You must first install the driver software on the supplied CD-ROM into your PC. Using the slide switch on the adapter, you can switch between standard stereo audio to Surround Sound. The 3D G4ME 1 adapter has the following system requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows XP 32/64 bits with Service Pack 2 or above, Windows Vista 32/64 bits, and Windows 7 32/64 bits.
  • USB: USB 2.0 port
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz
  • Hard Disk: 50 MB available space
  • Memory: 1 GB or above
  • Drive: CD or DVD

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My son uses it as his gaming headset, so I don't know that I can answer your question. He has said that he can hear footsteps of approaching enemies in his game and he is able to track them with the soundsets. Also, he often listens to music on the headphones and brags about the quality and immersion. [ Ruth  Feb 11, 2015 ]
First, the headphone rock. Beware of the microphone, however, it will pick up breathing (for watching movies it won't matter, obviously, but I give presentations on the interweb). I use them in 5.1 mode constantly. I can _really_ hear the difference when I turn on that mode in Netflix. The sound is richer/fuller and the "surround" feeling is great. The surround accuracy isn't perfect. When I test the individual channels, I get _some_ feeling that I'm getting the rear from the rear, but it isn't dramatic. Bottom line? Buy them because the sound is awesome, the fit is superb. If you are looking for 5/7.1 separation that's the equivalent of a home theater setup? Not so much. [ Matthew  Feb 09, 2015 ]
Yes they are good surround sound headphones [ les  Feb 09, 2015 ]
I checked with an Advisor and they stated: No, they do not. But check out the Sennheiser X2, X320 and U320. Thanks! [ Krissy  Feb 24, 2014 ]  Staff

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