You may be asking yourself as to why you need an external sound card. But in our EPOS|SENNHEISER GSX 300 External Sound Card Review, we will show you the merits of having an external sound card.
At first glance, EPOS|SENNHEISER might seem like an unfamiliar brand when it comes to gaming, so the product itself may not be instantly recognisable. So why did EPOS|SENNHEISER GSX 300, a famous audio brand, is branching into the gaming market? Let’s begin.
Now let’s take a look at the GSX 300’s packaging in our GSX 300 External Sound Card review and how it caught our attention.
Right off the bat, we have the black sound card in full-display in contrast with the white background. This helps the main star of the show, the GSX 300 External Sound Card, stand out visually.
These added touches are considerate of cleanliness. All in all, everything is pretty straightforward: easy access, secure feel, and an overall clean look. The sleek and minimalist approach they took with the packaging only adds to the premium feel of the whole product.
Moving on to our GSX 300 External Sound Card review, let’s talk about its design and functionality. It’s one of the first things discussed when it comes to tech products. So, how will this technology serve us and help improve our daily lives?
Primarily, the GSX 300 External Sound Card functions as a sound card but from an external source. Why need a sound card when you already have one inside your machine? Not to mention the ports at the front. The answer is simple:
The GSX 300 External Sound Card increases the audio quality and clarity of any setup significantly. It reduces noise (like that hiss sounds you hear from older setups). Also, it enables better audio control via the volume knob and equaliser.
In case those were not enough, the GSX 300 External Sound Card also acts as an I/O. This is where you can plug all of your peripherals in. With it, you get better audio processing.
Now let’s jump to the key features of our GSX 300 External Sound Card review.
Key features of the EPOS|SENNHEISER GSX 300 External Sound Card
Here are the key features and factors that make having your very own external sound card so great.
External Sound Card Feature
Use the GSX 300 External Sound Card’s leading-edge audio processing instead of relying on your old and stock sound card present in your system.
Gaming Console Compatibility
The GSX 300 External Sound Card is compatible with any modern consoles. So it is not only a PC-exclusive feature. Improve your overall PA system even when playing in a console.
EPOS|SENNHEISER GSX 300 External Sound Card Software Support
The GSX 300 External Sound Card comes with an included software: the Gaming suite. It has a built-in equaliser, front-button functionality, and a myriad of customisation options. Installation is straightforward: just a quick download and installation and the software is ready to use.
Digital to Analog Conversion (DAC)
The GSX 300 External Sound Card features a signal conversion that allows for non-existent interference sound to flow through. Therefore, you hear the sound for what it is, or what it was intended to be.
Stereo Sound Mode and Surround Sound Mode
The GSX 300 External Sound Card features two modes, each with their unique purpose. The Stereo sound mode is more used in gaming headsets, while the latter, Surround Sound Mode, is sure to enhance your house PA or speaker setup.
Dedicated Volume Knob
The GSX 300 External Sound Card sports a dedicated volume knob. It’s for easy access to an audio control and to ensure an immersive gaming experience and an uninterrupted game session.
Sound Profiles Customisation and Storage
Customise the EQ to your liking, and save the setting via the GSX 300 External Sound Card support software. Then, with a press of a button, load the preset anytime you need it or depending on the situation you set it to. Be in full control with this feature.
Windows 10 Synchronisation
The GSX 300 External Sound Card is compatible with the Windows 10 Operating System and almost seamless in displaying your loudness level, allowing for quick adjustments.
Gaming Headset Enhancement
To get the most out of your GSX 300 External Sound Card, we suggest pairing it with a gaming headset. The clarity of which the GSX 300 External Sound Card processes sound can be heard only with the best equipment.
Even the tiniest of details can be heard clearly. Gaming headsets are already good, but the GSX 300 External Sound Card makes them even better.
Intuitive Volume Wheel Colours
The GSX 300 External sound card sports an LED ring around the volume dial. This changes colours depending on the mode it is in. When using Sound mode 2.0, the LED glows blue, and when using the 7.1 EPOS|SENNHEISER Surround Sound, the volume wheel surrounding lights glow red. This serves as an easy visual cue on what mode the GSX 300 is currently in.
A Low-Profile, Small Footprint Minimalist Design
The GSX 300 External sound card measures a mere 41mm in height. And sporting black, a dark colour, means it will seamlessly fit in and blend with any setup. This allows it to serve its function without being too intrusive and getting in the way of what truly matters: high fidelity audio for an immersive gaming experience.
Of course, let’s not forget the specifications in our GSX 300 External Sound Card review.
Now let’s tackle what makes the GSX 300 work: its internals. We will take a look at the gears behind the machine, the specifics and the numbers.
As for technical data, the GSX 300 External Sound Card has an operating temperature range of 5 to 45 C. At the same time, it has a storage temperature range of -20 to 70 C.
The GSX 300 External Sound Card has dimensions measuring 91 mm in length, 81 mm in width, and 41 mm in height.
Speaking of length, the USB cable included extends up to 1200 mm.
Lastly, the product weighs around 160 grams.
When it comes to general data, the GSX 300 External Sound Card sports the colour black.
Now, down to the specific numbers. The Sound Card has an Article no. of 1000201, an EAN Code of 5714708000020 and a UPC Code of 840064400022.
Speaking of numbers, the GSX 300 External Sound Card also boasts a total harmonic distortion of merely .0.01%. It’s a testament to their audio quality expertise.
Lastly, the GSX 300 External Sound Card comes with a warranty of two years.
Finally, let’s talk about our observations and opinions in the hands-on section of our GSX 300 External Sound Card review.
Hands-on with the EPOS|SENNHEISER GSX 300 External Sound Card
When we finally got our hands on the product, our expectations were sceptical. Yet we’re anxiously excited.
Sporting a stylish, minimalist design, the GSX 300 External Sound Card is pleasing to the eye and went noticed right away. Not overly coloured or attention-grabbing, the GSX 300 External Sound Card fits in any living room setup.
The GSX 300 External Sound Card is also low-profile when it comes to its body shape and size. It almost looks like part of a stereo surround sound system. Once correctly set up, you don’t need to take it out ever again. Moreover, it fits seamlessly with any gamer’s rig.
Also, the colours on the volume wheel add a lovely gamer aesthetic to it as well. And in darker conditions, like playing at night, for example, the volume wheel is easy to locate.
We’re glad to say that it does outclass built-in sound cards, by a wide margin. The analog to digital signal conversion makes a significant difference. It has audios with excellent bitrate and high definition, almost sounding uncompressed.
Your audio fidelity will not be compromised, allowing for a more immersive gaming experience just as the developers intended.
On another topic, the cable has a sufficient length and fits perfectly in our setup. Additionally, the compatibility with Windows 10 is a great touch.
It is usually a hassle to set up peripherals software-wise, but the GSX 300 External Sound Card setup was seamless, and the software download was direct to the point.
Messing around the different sound profile presets was also fun. But as time went on, the degree of control in which you are given with the EPOS Gaming Suite allows you to customise down to the tiniest frequency the audio you desire.
And once you spend hours trying to get the perfect mix, never have to worry about it again. It’s because you can save your custom preset. Reactivate it anytime with a simple press of a button.
At first, we had some doubts if we needed an external sound card as ours was sufficient. But after using the small, unassuming GSX 300 External Sound Card, we quickly learned that it easily beats our expectations.
So many details are hidden in audio that we simply were missing without the GSX 300, from the clear, crisp highs, the vocal mids and the subtle bass. It was a complete mind-opener for all of us.
Needless to say, the GSX 300 External Sound Card has blown our expectations. The unassuming USB external sound card shows us that the folks and engineers back at EPOS|SENNHEISER really know what they’re doing. The GSX 300 not only enhanced our gaming rig’s audio but took it to the next level.
To summarise, if you ever find your default internal sound card bugging out or unable to process the potential of your gaming setup fully, then the GSX 300 External Sound Card is a one-stop solution for all of your audio problems.
With a dedicated volume knob, a button to activate saved EQ profiles, and a built-in audio equaliser via the EPOS Gaming suite, mixing and experimenting with audio has never been this seamless and fun.
The GSX 300 External Sound Card is sure to enhance any gaming experience out there. Even listening to music is made more immersive and positive overall.
Also, the GSX 300 External Sound Card’s minimalist design ensures it fits and blends in with any setup, and will immediately prove its worth once used. Never worry about audio quality issues ever again.
No reopening of your PC or console required. HD audio, surround sound, and high-fidelity, uncompressed quality audio at your fingertips, thanks to the GSX 300 External Sound Card.
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