Review / Sennheiser PC 350 headset

I’m just going to come out and say it — Sennheiser’s PC 350 is the best headset I’ve ever used. I’m no audiophile by any standard and don’t have a hundred broken pairs under my belt, but I’ve gone through my fair share and by far, this is the best sounding and best looking piece of technology that has ever caressed my ears. But let’s start at the beginning.

Open Sesame

The first thing to notice is that the packaging is obviously not just an afterthought from Sennheiser but a well thought out embryo for the product — the half see-through box allows a nice view at the headset inside while also leaving plenty of room for the technical specifications and PR sillyness like “You’re in command!”

Opening the box proved to be a bit problematic but after shaking the know-it-all attitude we men tend to have, I forced myself to look at the little ‘How to open’ drawing on the bottom side of the box which illustrated things quite nicely. After realizing I was yanking on the wrong thing entirely, and the consequential facepalm, the box was opened a few moments later.

Besides the headset itself, the box was empty. No manual and no software CD. Meaning there was nothing left to do but have a quick look at the headset from all angles and get the first fingerprints on all the shiny parts of it.