The EPOS tech interview: designing gaming headsets for esports and immersion

Sennheiser is one of the most legendary names in audio, a German firm that makes both well-regarded headphones for critical music listening as well as some of the best gaming headsets on the market. Its gaming division is set for a change though, as it is now set to de-merge from Sennheiser and become a new independent entity: EPOS.

The new company will continue to offer a line of existing products under a new co-branding scheme, including two of our favourite premium wireless headsets, the GSP 370 and GSP 670, which we like for their durable (if bulky) design, long battery life and generally warm, inviting sound. Of course new products are also coming, including one we’re testing at the moment – the GSX 300 external sound card. We haven’t finished our review yet, but so far we’ve been impressed with the device’s clean industrial design and even cleaner audio. It’s an encouraging first step, but the company will need several successes on the trot to bring the same cachet that Sennheiser enjoys to the new EPOS name.

To mark the re-launch, we spoke with EPOS’ senior director of product Andreas Jessen about the new company’s design process, its future lineup and the most important headphone features for competitive or immersive gaming. Enjoy!

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