Software: Basic Solid Design
There is basically little to say about software. It can be downloaded free of charge from the Internet, is quickly installed and comes with all the features you would expect from an average headset software. The user menu is surprisingly clearly arranged so that all important functions can be found in an instant.
In the software, for example, it is possible to choose between different sound options. You can easily switch between 2.0 and 7.1, but you can also change the sound curve using an equalizer.
There are also settings for the microphone. So the voice can be filtered to make it sound “warmer” or “clearer”. Unfortunately this didn’t work in our test yet, the software doesn’t seem to be fully developed yet.
In addition, noise suppression can be controlled in three different stages. This filters out typing noises from the keyboard better, for example.
Last but not least, it is also possible to update the software and firmware directly via the program. That is to be seen as positive. With our test device we had to update the firmware of the dongle and headset. This was only possible when the headset was only connected by cable. The update for the headset was not displayed before. After the headset update was completed and we reconnected the dongle, it could also be updated. Before the update we had some software problems and the update wasn’t quite uncomplicated, but Sennheiser is actively working on the software and the current version seems to be mostly error-free. Only the Voice Enhancer has no effect on us yet. But at least now we can also see the current version and possible updates for headset and dongle during the wireless connection.
Basically the software offers no big surprises and is rock solid – but so far not in German. The German version, however, is already in progress at the time of the test, several languages will be released this year.
Connectivity: Absolutely Problem-free
The wireless headset is connected via the supplied dongle. The functionality is self-explanatory: The dongle is inserted into the USB port of the output device and the connection is established. In our practical test under Windows 10, we were actually able to establish the connection so easily.
There are several other ways to connect the headset to another device. With the smartphone, for example, we were able to establish a Bluetooth connection. Particularly exciting: At the same time, the headset can be connected to another device via the dongle.
The third connection option is to connect the wireless headset to a cable. This is no problem with the USB charging cable. We did not have any problems with any of the connection options and are accordingly satisfied.