Drop + Sennheiser PC38X Overview
Taking a first look at the PC38X it has the same overall look as many other Sennheiser headsets we’ve seen in the past. In terms of size I would say this headset fits into the “medium” category as it is not overly large, but not smaller like we’ve seen with some lightweight gaming headsets. For those wondering about weight at only 290 grams the headset is not going to weigh your head down during those long gaming sessions.
Talking about comfort the headband has two foam pads that are covered in a mesh-knit fabric. The headband is mostly made of plastic and is pretty flexible, you can also adjust it to fit your head pretty easily.
The earcups have a very interesting design which you might not notice at first glance. They have an open back design, which basically means that the drivers inside are not sealed inside each earcup. Here we have yellow cloth that is covered by a metal mesh. The open back design gives you are more natural sound and larger, or wider sound stage. In terms of gaming this means more accurate pinpointing of enemies and sounds. Now there is a drawback to this as sound does escape from these earcups so everyone around you can head what you are listening to / playing. Also outside sound easily comes into the headset so you’ll hear things around you much more like your keyboard and mouse.
On the outside of the left earcup is a volume wheel, its location makes it quite easy to access. On the opposite earcup is an adjustable microphone. Unfortunately it is not removable. When it is in the up position it is automatically muted and when you move it down into place it is unmuted. You can hear an audible click when you get past the mute point. The end of the microphone is slightly adjustable so you can bend it closer or further away from your face. The accent color on the microphone is also yellow and matches the earcups perfectly.
Both the earcups and earpads have a distinctly oval shape. The earpads are design to cover and surround your ears completely. By default the headset will come with the mesh knit earpads installed, but remember you also get a set of velour pads as well. On the bottom of the left earcup is the connection for the included cables.